Civil Services


The Indian Civil Services are organised into two main sections. These are the All India Services and the Central Services. Officers of the All India Services, on appointment by the Government of India, are placed at the disposal of the different State Governments

Eligibility for Civil Services Exam

The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/ Personality Test

Academic Eligibility for Civil Services Exams

  • The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification
  • Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. All such candidates who qualify to appear for the Civil Services Main Examination must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with their application for the Main Examination.
  • The UPSC may in exceptional cases treat a candidate without the foregoing requisite qualification as an eligible candidate if he / she have passed an examination conducted by other institutions, the standard of which justifies his / her admission in the opinion of the Commission.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned authority of the University / Institution that they have passed the final professional medical examination. At the Interview stage they must then produce a certificate from a competent authority that they have completed (including internship) all the requirements for the award of the Medical Degree.

New Eligibility Criteria

CATEGORY UPPER AGE LIMIT No. of Attempts
SC/ST 29 Years 6
OBC 28 Years 5
Unreserved Category 26 Years 3
Physically Challenged Additional 2 years in each category Varied from category

Civil Services Aptitude Test

The Preliminary Examination of Union Public Service Commission for Civil Services Examination is also popularly called CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test. The CSAT is actually the second paper of General Studies that was introduced in 2011. The CSAT was implemented to end the use of scaling system for varying subjects in the General Studies paper and was a matter of concern for many Civil Services councillors. With the introduction of the CSAT, the UPSC now intends to choose Civil Servants who not only have the knowledge but also the aptitude for reasoning and analytical brain.

A very important point to be noted is that there is Negative Marking in the prelims and 1/3rd of marks allotted for every question are reduced from your score if you get it wrong. So do not guess!

Now there are four compulsory papers of General Studies, there is only one optional subject now instead of two, plus there is one compulsory essay paper. English and one language paper is of only qualifying nature.

Scheme of the Examination

The successive stages of examination are:

  • Preliminary Examination for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination
  • Main Examination (Written) for the selection of candidates for interview for a Personality Test.
  • Interview (Personality Test)

Scheme of Preliminary Examination

This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the various Services and Posts. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year are eligible for writing the Main Examination of that year.

UPSC Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Syllabus of Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

Syllabus for Paper II-(200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level) English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
  • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
  • The questions will be of multiple choices, objective type.

Note

It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

Civil Services Main Examination Civil Services Main Examination taken to assess the overall intellectual qualities and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. It will consist of a written examination and an interview test.

The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the selected subjects for main examination. Each paper is of 3 hours duration.

Papers for Main Exam

PAPER SUBJECT MARKS
Paper I Section 1 Essay Section 2 English Comprehension & English Précis (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard level) 200 +100 = 300
Paper II General Studies - I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250
Paper III General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250
Paper IV General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250
Paper V General Studies -IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250
Paper VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250
Paper VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250
                                                         TOTAL 1800
                                                         INTERVIEW300
                                                         GRAND TOTAL 2100

Important

Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below (Group 1). However, a candidate can opt for the literatures of a language, indicated in Group-2 below as an optional subject only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject.

NOTE

Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers (Paper I-VII) will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.

List of Optional Subjects for Main Exam

Group-1

Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Anthropology
Botany SChemistry Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy Economics Electrical Engineering
Geography Geology History
Law Management Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Medical Science Philosophy
Physics Political Science and International Relations Psychology
Public Administration Sociology Statistics
Zoology

Group-2

Literature of any one of the following languages

Assamese Bengali Bodo Dogri GujaratiHindi
Kannada Kashmiri Konkani Maithili Malayalam Manipuri
Marathi Nepali Oriya Punjabi Sanskrit Santhali
Sindhi Tamil Telugu Urdu English

Interview

Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination shall be summoned for an interview. It is usually conducted in the month of April/May every year. Candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest.

The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability and judge the mental calibre of the candidate. The interview will carry 300 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks). Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts. There is also a medical test, especially rigid for IPS. Out of the final candidates selected top rankers approximately up to 80-100 are appointed as Indian Administrative Services (Civil Services) officers.

SBI Clerical

Nationality

A candidate must be a citizen of India in order to apply for the post of clerical cadre in State Bank of India.

Age Limit

A candidate should be between 20 - 28 years.

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10
Domiciled in J & K during the period 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989 5

Educational Qualification

  • A degree (Graduation level) from a recognized university.

Test Duration and Pattern (SBI Clerical)

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) Duration
1 General English

 

 

2 hrs. 15 mins.
2 Quantitative Aptitude
3 Reasoning Ability
4 General Awareness
5 Marketing Aptitude / Computer Knowledge
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, would be printed in both English & Hindi.

Exam Format

SBI Clerical is an online test which consists of objective type questions with multiple choices.

Selection Process

SBI Clerk consists of 3 successive stages:

  • Objective (online) examination.
  • Personal Interview
  • Final selection based on a total of 100 marks taken from both objective and Interview.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website

SBI Probationary Officer

Eligibility

Educational Qualification

Graduate degree in any stream from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Age Limit

A candidate should be between 21 - 30 years.

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
OBC 3
SC/ST, Ex-servicemen of military, Domiciled in the J&K during the period 01/01/1980 - 31/12/1989 5

Test Duration & Pattern (SBI PO)

Sr.No. Section Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 50

 

 

2 hours
2 General Awareness, Marketing and Computer Awareness 50
3 Data Analysis and Interpretations 50
4 Reasoning (High Level) 50
Total 200

The objective test is immediately followed by a descriptive test. Descriptive Test:

Section Maximum Marks Duration
English Language (Comprehension, Short Precis, Letter Writing and Essay) 50 1 hour

Selection Process

SBI PO consists of 3 successive stages:

  • Objective (online) and Descriptive (paper-based) examination.
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview of 20 and 30 marks respectively.
  • Final selection based on a total of 100 marks taken from both objective and descriptive tests and the GD - PI.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website

RBI Assistant Recruitment Exam

This is the exam held for recruitment of assistant to the The Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The RBI conducts online examination for recruitment for the post of assistant in offices of the bank.

Eligibility

Age Limit

Between 18 and 28 years.

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
OBC By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
PWD By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.
Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989. By 5 years
Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.

NOTE

Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

Educational Qualification

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.
  • A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service.
  • Candidates applying for post in a particular state should be proficient in the language of the state i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language.

Test Duration & Pattern

Sr.No Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40

 

 

Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 40 40
3 Numerical Ability 40 40
4 General Awareness 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

Exam Format

The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India.

Selection Process

RBI Assistant consists of 3 successive stages:

  • Objective (online) examination.
  • Personal Interview
  • Final selection based on a total marks taken from both objective and descriptive tests and the GD - PI.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website

RBI Officer Scale-I (Grade B)

This is the bank exam held for recruitment to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the job of Grade B officer. Find information regarding paper pattern, salary, exam dates, result etc.The RBI conducts an online exam for recruitment to the post of Grade 'B' officer in its branches all over the country.

Eligibility

Age limit

Between 21 and 30 years (while the time of applying). For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 31 and 33 years respectively. For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

Relaxation of upper age limit

  • Three years in the case of OBC candidates if the posts are reserved for them.
  • Five years in the case of:
    i) SC/ST candidates if the posts are reserved for them
    ii) Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or as a result of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year's service and currently registered with Employment Exchange,
    iii) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment,
    iv) Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released on selection within three months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment,
    v) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989.
  • 10 years for PWD(GEN); 13 years for PWD(OBC) and 15 years for PWD(SC/ST) candidates.
  • For eligible staff candidates (refer para 4 above for eligibility) the relaxation in age limit is according to RBI circular CO. HRMD. No. G-75/ 5599/ 05.01.01/ 2013-2014 dated December 20, 2013.

NOTE

Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

Educational Qualifications

  • A First Class Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years ; OR ii) A Second Class Master's Degree with minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR iii) A Doctorate Degree; with minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master's Degree; OR iv) Chartered/Cost Accountant/Company Secretary (ACS) with a Bachelor's Degree; OR v) A Post Graduate Diploma in Management / MBA qualification from institutions recognized by Government of India / University Grants Commission, with Graduation / Bachelor’s Degree.
  • NOTE

    (1) SC/ST/PWD candidates having second class with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent grade, in aggregate of all semesters / years in Bachelor's Degree examination: OR having a Post-graduate Degree or equivalent recognized qualification, are eligible to apply.

  • Some Universities/Institutes do not award Class or percentage of marks and allot Aggregate Grade Points (e.g. CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc.). In case University/Institute defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the same will be accepted. However, where the University/ Institute does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, or not stating class in the degree certificates, the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:
  • Equivalent CGPA/OGPA/CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10 point scale Class / Division Aggregate Percentage of Marks
    6.75 I (First) 60%
    6.25 II (Second) 55%
    5.75 II (Second) 50%

    Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

Test Duration & Pattern

Phase-I ON-LINE Examination (Objective Type): Total Marks:200

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) Duration
1 General Awareness

 

130 minutes
2 English Language
3 Quantitative Aptitude
4 Reasoning

Phase-II Written Examination (Descriptive Type): Total Marks:100

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) Duration
1 English

 

180 minutes
2 Economic and Social Issues
3 Finance and Management

Exam Format

The Phase - I exam is conducted online and the Phase II exam is written.

Selection Process

Officer Scale consists of 3 successive stages:

  • Objective (online) examination.
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview respectively.
  • Final selection based on a total marks taken from both objective and descriptive tests and the GD - PI.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website

IBPS Clerk

A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in Public Sector Banks.

Eligibility

Nationality

A candidate must be A citizen of India.

Age Limit

A candidate should be between 20 - 28 years

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10

Educational Qualification

  • Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Computer literacy: A candidate must have operating and working knowledge of computer systems, possessing a certificate / Diploma / Degree in computer operations/Language/ or should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
  • A candidate who is proficient in the official language of the state or UT, where vacancies are available, will be preferred.

Test Duration & Pattern (IBPS CWE Clerical)

Sr.No Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40

 

2 hours
2 English Language 40 40
3 Numerical Ability 40 40
4 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

The selection procedure for the IBPS Clerical Cadre posts contain three different steps.

Written Exam

  • One-fourth marks or 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer however no marks will charged for the left over questions.
  • The candidates successfully clear the written examination will be called for another round of the selection procedure.

Interview

The shortlisted Candidates who will qualify the examination for CWE Clerks will be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam) and interview will be 80:20.

Allotment

After successfully qualifying the Written examination and Interview, the candidates will be appointed according to the state/UT wise vacancies. At the time of interview the documents will be verified although they have to bring their original documents. The candidates successfully satisfy all eligibility criteria and crack both the written exam and interview will receive an Offer of Appointment.

Exam Format

The IBPS CWE Clerical exam is conducted online.

Banks participating in IBPS CWE (Clerical)

Allahabad BankIndian Overseas Bank
Andhra BankOriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of BarodaPunjab National Bank
Bank of IndiaPunjab & Sind Bank
Bank of MaharashtraSyndicate Bank
Canara BankUCO Bank
Central Bank of IndiaUnion Bank of India
Corporation BankUnited Bank of India
Dena BankVijaya Bank
Indian BankIDBI Bank
Bharatiya Mahila Bank

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website

IBPS CWE (PO)

  • This is the exam held for recruitment to nationalized banks in India for jobs of Probationary Officer(PO).
  • The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE) and Common Interview on behalf of 21 nationalized banks (see list below) as a pre-requisite for selection of Probationary Officers.

Nationality

A candidate must be citizen of India.

Age Limit

A candidate should be between 20 – 30 years.

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10

Educational Qualification

A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Test Duration & Pattern (IBPS CWE PO)

Sr.No Name of Tests (Objective) No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50

 

 

Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 40 40
3 Numerical Ability 50 50
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) 4040
5 Computer Knowledge 2020
Total 200 200
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

Exam Format

The IBPS CWE (PO) is now held online.

Banks participating in IBPS CWE (PO)

Allahabad BankIndian Overseas Bank
Andhra BankOriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of BarodaPunjab National Bank
Bank of IndiaPunjab & Sind Bank
Bank of MaharashtraSyndicate Bank
Canara BankUCO Bank
Central Bank of IndiaUnion Bank of India
Corporation BankUnited Bank of India
Dena BankVijaya Bank
ECGCIDBI Bank
Indian BankBharatiya Mahila Bank
Any other bank or financial institution

Selection Process

  • Online Test: IBPS CWE PO is an objective type online test.
  • Interview: You must clear sectional and overall cut-offs in the written test to qualify for interview.These cut-offs are specified separately for each exam held. Interview is a common interview coordinated by IBPS.
  • Order of preference for banks will be obtained from successful candidates who clear both written test and interview.
  • Final Selection: Based on the marks obtained as the order of preference of banks, a successful candidate will receive a call for appointment from an individual Bank.

IBPS CWE SO


This is the exam held for recruitment to nationalized banks in India to fill vacancies for specialist officers for both Scale I and Scale II posts in Public Sector Banks.

A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Specialist Officers. The specialist officers are from different fields: Law, Marketing, Finance, HR, Agriculture Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari and Information Technology.

Eligibility

Nationality

  • A candidate must be citizen of India.
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India,
  • provided that a candidate belonging to categories above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the the Indian government.

Age Limit

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years

Educational Qualification

Post Code Name of the Post Age Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies) Post Qualification Minimum Work Experience
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level -
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry -
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level. -
04 Law Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council -
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/Social Work / Labour Law.* -
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years Graduate and Full time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing * -
07 I.T. Officer (Scale-II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level 2 years in IT field
08 Law Officer (Scale II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3 years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of a Scheduled Commercial Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking andcandidates should produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work experience from the Court/ Bar council/ organisation.
09 Chartered Accountant (Scale II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years Passed final examination for Chartered Accountants -
10 Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years Graduate and CFA/ ICWA/ Full time MBA/ Full time PGDBM (Finance) * 2 years in the area of Credit Appraisal of big/ medium industrial projects in Scheduled Commercial Banks

Test Duration & Pattern

The structure of the Online CWE will be as follows: Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr.No Name of Tests (Objective) No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50

 

 

Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 4025
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 5050
4 Professional Knowledge 5075
Total 200 200

IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Manager Credit / Finance Executive Scale-II

Sr.No Name of Tests (Objective) No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50

 

 

Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 4025
3 Quantitative Aptitude 5050
4 Professional Knowledge 5075
Total 200 200

Selection Process

  • Online Test: IBPS CWE SO is an objective type online test.
  • Interview: You must clear sectional and overall cut-offs in the written test to qualify for interview.These cut-offs are specified separately for each exam held. Interview is a common interview coordinated by IBPS.
  • Order of preference for banks will be obtained from successful candidates who clear both written test and interview.
  • Final Selection: Based on the marks obtained as the order of preference of banks, a successful candidate will receive a call for appointment from an individual Bank.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website

IBPS CWE (RRB)


This is one of the several bank exams conducted by IBPS. It is held for recruitment to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) or Gramin Banks.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE) on behalf of 62 Regional Rural Banks as a pre-requisite for selection of Group A Officers (Scale-I, II, III) and Group B Assistants (Multipurpose). The final recruitment is conducted independently by each participating RRB which issues a separate notification specifying the number of vacancies and eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

Following are the basic criteria for applying to the IBPS RRB exam. However, each bank will have its own criteria which the candidate needs to fulfill for being eligible for selection to the particular post.

Nationality

  • A candidate must be citizen of India.
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from other countries (detailed list of countries available on official notification) with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • Provided that the candidate belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the the Indian government.

Age Limit

Office Assistant (Multipurpose): Between 18 – 28 years

Upper age limit will be relaxed as under

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10

Educational Qualification

A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Test Duration & Pattern (IBPS CWE RRB )

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Sr.No. Name of Test Medium of examination# No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50

 

 

Composite time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4 a* English Language English 40 40
4 b* Hindi Language# Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200
Negative marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website

IBPS-RRB Officer Scale – I

Age Limit

  • Officer Scale – I:   Between 18 – 28 years
  • Officer Scale – II:  Between 21 – 32 years
  • Officer Scale – III: Between 21 – 40 years

Officer Scale – I

Sr.No. Name of Test Medium of examination# No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50

 

 

 

Composite time of 120 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4 a* English Language English 40 40
4 b* Hindi Language# Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200
Negative marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

* any one to be attempted.

# Hindi available in select states only.

Exam Format

The exam is an objective test conducted online.

Sr.No Name of Tests (Objective) No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50

 

 

Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 4025
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 5050
4 Professional Knowledge 5075
Total 200 200

IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Manager Credit / Finance Executive Scale-II

Sr.No Name of Tests (Objective) No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50

 

Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 4025
3 Quantitative Aptitude 5050
4 Professional Knowledge 5075
Total 200 200

Selection Process

  • Online Test: IBPS CWE SO is an objective type online test.
  • Interview: You must clear sectional and overall cut-offs in the written test to qualify for interview.These cut-offs are specified separately for each exam held. Interview is a common interview coordinated by IBPS.
  • Order of preference for banks will be obtained from successful candidates who clear both written test and interview.
  • Final Selection: Based on the marks obtained as the order of preference of banks, a successful candidate will receive a call for appointment from an individual Bank.

TNPSC – Group I Services

Eligibility

Age Limit

Name of the Post Minimum Age (should have completed) SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s, BCM’s and DW’s of all castes “Others” i.e., candidates not belonging to SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s and BCM’s
1. For all the posts except thepost of Assistant Commissioner (C.T). 21 Years 35 Years 30 Years
2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
(i) For candidates possessing any degree 21 Years 35 Years 30 Years
(ii) For candidates possessing B.L. degree of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission. 21 Years 36 Years 31 Years

Note

(i) “Others” (i.e.,) candidates not belonging to SC’s, SC(A’)s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s and BCM’s who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit.

II. Educational Qualification:Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:-

1.Candidates should possess a Degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Note

(i).The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th + HSC (or its equivalent)+ U.G. degree. (ii). The candidates, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply for the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services.

2. Preference will be given to the candidates, who possess the qualification mentioned against each of the following posts:

Sl.No Name of the Post Qualification
1 Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category – I) A Degree or Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science and also to those who possess National Awards for Physical Efficiency.
2 Assistant Commissioner(C.T.) First Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Second Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce and Law
Third Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Fourth Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce or Law.
3 Assistant Director of Rural Development Department i) Post Graduate Degree in Rural Service of the Gandhigram Rural Institute, Madurai District.
ii) Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Extension.
iii) Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Sociology

Physical Qualification

Candidates applying for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) must possess the following Physical qualifications:

Name of the Post Physical Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) i. For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height and not less than 86 cms round the chest on full inspiration and must have a chest expansion of not less than 5 cms on full inspiration.ii. For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement will not apply to them.

Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

Pattern of the Exam

Subject Questions Total Marks Time
General Studies 150
300 Marks

3 Hours
Aptitude & Mental Ability 50

Note

The question paper will be both in Tamil (or) English

Syllabus General Knowledge (Degree Standard)

The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.

  • General Science
  • Current Events Of National And International Importance
  • History And Culture Of India, Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement And Freedom Struggle
  • Mental Ability Tests And Other Related Fields.

Note

About 20% of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil, Tamil Nadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people

Group I (Main)-Pattern of the Exam

Paper – I

  • Modern history of India and Indian culture
  • General Mental Ability
  • Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu

Paper – II

  • Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India
  • Tamil Society, its culture and heritage / English language skills
  • Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

Paper – III

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Current Economic Trends: Indian Economy and Impact of Global Economy on India
  • Socio Economic problems of India and Tamil Nadu.

Note

Aspirants are allowed to answer the Main Written examination either in Tamil or in English.

Modern History of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century (advent of Eruopean Invasion) and would include questions on Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru and periyar.

General Mental Ability will include statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams. It covers exercises to test the candidates ability to draw prudent conclusion from information presented in statistical, graphical and diagrammatical form pointing out deficiencies, limitation and inconsistencies therein.

On role and Impact of Science and Technology, question will be asked to test the candidates awarness of the latest developments in science and technology with special emphasis on applied aspects.

Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India will include questions on Constitution of India and political system in India and the political system of the countries which affect and have a bearing on our nation.

Under Geography of India, questions will be put on the physical, economic, social geography of India.

Under Tamil society and Culture, questions will be asked to test the candidataes general awarness on those topics. Under English lanugage, writing and comprehension skills will be tested through questions on essay writing, comprehension of a given passage and summarizing the substance of a given passage through precis writing. The candidates have the option to choose either Tamil Language or English language on this topic. Tamil Nadu Administration will cover topics in general administration like organizational structure, functions, control social welfare oriented programmes etc., To have an overview of the administrative pattern of the Union questions will be put to the candidates.

Current Events will include and cover general appreciation and understanding of science, history, politics, economics, agriculture etc., including matters of everyday observation and experience.

Current Economic trends will include questions on Indian Economy and impact of global economy on India. Questions will be put on Planning in India, industrialization, economic growth, impact of population explosion, financial control measures to streamline the overall growth, trends in global trade,

Socio-Economic problems will include questions on literacy rate, unemployment, child labour, gender imbalance, woes of agrarian sector etc.,

TNPSC – Group II Services

TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Details

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services). Candidates to gain eligibility to apply for Group 2 (CCSE-II) must satisfy the below given eligibility criteria.

I. Age Limit

Name of the Post Minimum Age (For all) “Others” [i.e Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ] Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and Destitute Widows of all castes
For all posts18 Years 30 YearsNo Maximum age limit

i. Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC (Arunthathiyar), STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs (i.e. others) who have put in five years of service and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible to apply, even though they are within the age limit.

ii. The Technical and Non-Technical staff of TANSI who are facing retrenchment and have not been absorbed in the Government Corporations/Undertakings may also apply (evidence to be produced), if they satisfy all the prescribed qualifications except age. The relevant age rule will be relaxed by the Government in their favour, if they come up for selection.

II. Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification.

SI.No Name of the Post Educational Qualification Technical Qualification
1Personal Clerk in Finance Department Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Economics or Statistics (i) Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:- both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English and
(ii) Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Shorthand:- both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English Provided that if candidates with the qualifications referred to in items (i) and (ii) above are not available, candidates who have passed the following examinations in the order of preference indicated below will be considered for selection namely: – (a)Government Technical Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil both by the Higher Grade and Typewriting and Shorthand in English both by the Lower Grade. (b)Government Technical Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand in English both by the Higher Grade and Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil both by the Lower Grade.
(iii) Certificate course in computer on office automation awarded by the Technical Education Department. Note: Candidates who do not possess the qualification in computer on office automation conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.
2 Personal Clerk in other than Law and Finance Department

 

 

A Bachelor’s Degree
3 Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
4 Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, Secretariat
5 Assistant in Commissioner Revenue Administration Educational Qualification A degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., of any University or B.O.L of Annamalai University or B.B.A of Madurai Kamarajar University or B.Litt., of Madras University or B.B.M or B. Litt., of Bharathiyar University
6 Assistant in the following departments Prison, Police, Medical and Rural Health Services, Transport, Registration, Labour, Highways, Archives and Historical Research, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, National Cadet Corps, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School Education, Social Defence, Social Welfare, Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Departments, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission and Divisions of Commercial Taxes Any Degree
7 Lower Division Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., of any University recognised by the University Grants Commission

Note

i)The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10 + 3 years Diploma + 3 years degree, 11 + 2 years (Teacher Training) + 3 years degree, 10 + 2 years (ITI) + 3 years degree and 10 + 3 years diploma + 2 years degree (lateral entry) are equivalent to 10+ 2 years (HSC) + 3 years degree for the purpose of entry into public services.

ii)Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should upload evidence for such claim when called for by TNPSC, failing which their application will be summarily rejected. Knowledge of Tamil:-

Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

Pattern of the Examination

  • Preliminary Exam (Stage – I)
  • Main examination (Stage – II)
  • Interview (Stage –III)

Preliminary Exam (Stage – I)

Subject Questions Total Marks & Time
General Studies75

 

300 Marks 3 Hours
Aptitude & Mental Ability25
General Tamil / English100

Main examination (Stage – II)

GENERAL STUDIES & ESSAY – 300 MARKS
PART – A OBJECTIVE TYPE i) Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu ii) Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu iii) Socio Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu
PART – B DESCRIPTIVE TYPE i) Current issues at National Level ii) Current issues at State Level

INTERVIEW (STAGE – III): 40 MARKS

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

Syllabus - General Knowledge(Degree Standard)

The paper on genral knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.

  • General Science
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History and culture of India, Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian national movement and freedom struggle

Note

About 20% of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil, Tamil Nadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people

TNPSC – Group IV Services

Eligibility

Sl.No Category of Candidates Minimum Age Maximum Age
1 Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste(Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes and Destitute Widows of all castes

 

 

18 Years
35 Years
2 Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes and Backward Classes (Muslims) 32 Years
3 “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ] 30 Years
4 For the persons who are trained in Survey in ITI in Tamil Nadu, in respect of posts of Field Surveyor and Draftsman only 35 Years

Note

(i). No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C / H.S.C / Diploma /Degree).

(ii) “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

II. Educational Qualification (Common Qualification for all posts)

A. Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:

Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz., Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

Note

The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

B. Technical Qualification:

1. For Typist:

    Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-

  • (i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
  • (ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
  • (iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.
2. For Steno-Typist, Grade III:

    Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-

  • (i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
  • (ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
  • (iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil. Candidates who possess intermediate grade shall choose Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to Senior Grade.

C. Computer Qualification (for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III):

Candidates should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.

Note

Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz., Computer Qualification) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected, they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.

VAO Syllabus

Qualification


  • 10th std pass.
  • Only one paper

VAO Syllabus

Other TNPSC Services

  • Group II, VIII – HR & CE – Executive Officers
  • Combined Engineering Services.
  • Medical, Veterinary , Agricultural Dept. Services.
  • Law Services – Asst. Public Prosecutor, Magistrates, Sub civil judge.
SUBJECT QUESTIONS MARKS
LANGUAGE 100 150
GK 100 150

TNPSC: Official Site Pattern Of Mark

SSC –CHSL


Staff Selection Commission conducts CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary level) exam every year for the post of Data Entry Operator (DEO) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) through the modes of selection process includes written exam and skill test

Age Limit

Minimum 18 Years to Maximum 27 years.

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5Years
OBC 3 Years
PH 10 Years
PH+OBC 13 Years
PH+SC/ST 15 Years

Educational Qualification

Must have passed atleast 12th Standard or equivalent from the recognized Board or University

NOTE I

Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

NOTE II

The candidates who are able to prove by documentary evidence that the result of the educational qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut off date and he/she has been declared passed will also be considered to have met the required educational qualification.

NOTE III

No Educational/Professional Certificate Is Needed For Dest/Typing Test.

SSC CHSL Exam Scheme Of Exam

CHSL Exam consists of one objective written exam of 2 hours of 200 marks and SKILL TEST/TYPING TEST; skill test for DEO and typing test for LDC.

Written Objective Paper
It consists of 200 questions of 200 marks to be attempted in 2 hours.
Reasoning 50 questions
GK 50 questions
Maths 50 questions
English 50 questions

NOTE I

Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer

NOTE II

About sectional cutoffs, in the advertisement the commission says that it reserves the right to fix sectional cut offs but it has never been done by SSC for any exam and chances are nil for it to be there in coming years too. iia)

Skill Test (DEST): FOR DATA ENTRY OPERATOR (DEO)

Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer

The Data Entry Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the centre/venue notified for the purpose. The speed comes to 27 words per minute.

NOTE -I

None of the candidates including PH candidates who qualify in the written part of the examination will be exempted from the skill test as passing of the skill test is precondition and one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator (DEO).

NOTE -II

(VH) Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 35 minutes for the skill test.

Typing Test: For LDC

Typing Test will be conducted only in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Typing Test Medium in the Application Form.

Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute. 35 wpm. corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour and 30 wpm corresponds to 9000 key depressions per hour.

The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes. In English the passage to be typed in 10 minutes has 1750 key depressions and in Hindi it has 900.

Passage Dictators will be provided to each of VH candidates by the Commission for the typewriting test. The Passage Dictators will read out the passage to the VH candidates within the allotted time period.

SSC CHSL Exam SYLLABUS

GK

Questions are designed to test the ability of the candidate's general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

REASONING

Semantic Analogy Symbolic/Number Analogy Figural Analogy
Semantic Classification Symbolic/Number Classification Figural Classification
Semantic Series Number Series Figural Series
Problem Solving Word Building Coding and decoding
Numerical operations Symbolic operations Trends
Space Orientation Venn Diagrams Drawing inferences
Punched hole/patternfolding & unfolding Figural Pattern – folding and completion Embedded figures
Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Social Intelligence
Other subtopics, if any

ENGLISH

Spot the Error Fill in the Blanks
Synonyms Antonyms
Spellings/Detecting Misspelt words Idioms & Phrases
One word substitution Improvement of Sentences
Active/Passive Voice of Verbs Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
Shuffling of Sentence parts Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
Cloze Passage Comprehension Passage

MATHS ARITHMATIC

Number Systems

Computation of Whole Number
Decimal and Fractions
Relationship between numbers

Fundamental Arithmetical Operations

Percentages Ratio and Proportion
Square roots Averages
Interest (Simple and Compound) Profit and Loss
Discount Partnership Business
Mixture or Alligation Time and distance
Time and work

ALGEBRA

  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) & Elementary surds (simple problems)

GRAPHS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS GEOMETRY

Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts

Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, Incentre, Orthocentre, Circumcentre
Congruence and similarity of triangles
Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

MENSURATION

Triangle, Quadrilaterals Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
Circle Right Prism
Right Circular Cone Right Circular Cylinder
Sphere, Hemispheres Rectangular Parallelepiped
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base

TRIGONOMETRY

Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90) Trigonometric ratios,
Degree and Radian Measures Standard Identities
Complementary Angles Heights and Distances (simple problems only)

STATISTICAL CHARTS

Use of Tables and Graphs:

Histogram
Frequency polygen
Bardiagram
Piechart

IMPORTANT

Candidates claiming OBC status may note that certificate on creamy layer status should have been issued three years before the last date of receipt of application. Certificate issued upto the completion of the last tier of examination i.e. skill test will be accepted by the Commission.

Persons with visual disability of less than forty percent will not be considered as visually handicapped persons. One eyed candidates and partially blind candidates who are able to read the normal Question Paper set for all the candidates with or without magnifying glass and who wish to write/indicate the answer with the help of Magnifying Glass will be allowed to use the same in the Examination Hall and will not be entitled to a Scribe. Such candidates will have to bring their own Magnifying Glass to the Examination Hall.

NIFT BACHELOR OF DESIGN (B.Des.)


National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) offers BACHELOR PROGRAMMES (B.Des.) – DESIGN, a four year course in following disciplines

  • Fashion Design
  • Leather Design
  • Accessory Design
  • Textile Design
  • Knitwear Design
  • Fashion Communication

Fashion Design programme is offered at NIFT Centres in Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, Kangra, Jodhpur and Bhubaneswar with 30 seats at each centre (total seats 420)

Leather Design programme is offered at NIFT Centres in Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Raebareli with 30 seats at each centre (total seats 120)

Accessory Design programme is offered at NIFT Centres in Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli, Shillong, Kangra, Jodhpur and Bhubaneswar with 30 seats at each centre (total seats 420)

Textile Design programme is offered at NIFT Centres in Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Kangra, Jodhpur and Bhubaneswar with 30 seats at each centre (total seats 390)

Knitwear Design programme is offered at NIFT Centres in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi with 30 seats at each centre (total seats 210)

Fashion Communication programme is offered at NIFT Centres in Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Raebareli, Kangra and Bhubaneswar with 30 seats at each centre (total seats 360)

Eligibility

Maximum Age: 23 years The upper age limit may be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribe/ Differently Abled Person (PHP) subject to following qualifications

Qualification

The +2 level examination in the 10+2 pattern of examination of any recognized Central/State Board of Secondary Examination, such as Central Board of Secondary Education / State Board New Delhi, and Council for Indian School of Certificate Examination, New Delhi.                 (or)

General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/SriLanka) at the Advanced (A) level/ International Baccalaureate (IB).                 (or)

Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in Foreign countries recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.                 (or)

A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.                 (or)

3 or 4years diploma recognized by AICTE or a State Board of Technical

NIFT BACHELOR OF DESIGN (B.Des.) COURSE Syllabus

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT): This test will comprise of various subtests as given below:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • English Comprehension
  • Analytical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Quantitative Ability:

This subtest is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The sub test consists of questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

Communication Ability:

This subtest is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, etc.

English Comprehension:

This subtest is to test one’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage.

Analytical Ability:

This subtest is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

This subtest is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs.

Creative Ability Test (CAT):

This test is administered to judge the skill, power of observation, innovation and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the candidate’s usage of colour and illustration.

Situation Test

Shortlisted candidates from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a handson test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

NIFT BACHELOR OF DESIGN (B.Des.) COURSE Exam Pattern

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (GAT) FOR Bachelor of Design (B.Des.)

This test will comprise of various sections as given below

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • English Comprehension
  • Analytical Ability
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

The number of questions may vary in each section year to year.

TEST STRUCTURE

  • Programme - Bdes
  • Paper Name - Gat
  • Language of Written Test - English

TEST DURATION (MIN) 120

Section No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability 25
Communication Ability 35
English Comprehension 30
Analytical Ability 30
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 30
TOTAL 150

Quantitative Ability

This subtest is designed to test the quantitative ability of the candidates. The subtest may include questions on Addition, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Percentage, Rate of Interest, Work and Task, Ratio and Proportion, and Distance.

Communication Ability

This subtest is aimed at testing the language ability of the candidates in day to day communication in English. It includes questions on synonyms, antonyms, words with corresponding meanings, singular, plural, one word substitutes, idioms and phrases, correct spellings, etc.

English Comprehension

This subtest is to test one’s ability to comprehend a situation from a given passage and test of basic English language.

Analytical Ability

This subtest is designed to test the candidate’s inference and logic from the given information.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

This subtest is designed to test the candidate’s general knowledge and current affairs. CREATIVE ABILITY TEST (CAT): This test is administered to judge the intuition skill, power of observation, innovation in development of a concept and design ability of the candidate. An important aspect of the test is the creative and innovative use of colour and illustration skills.

SITUATION TEST

Shortlisted candidates for B.Des from the written entrance examination are required to undergo a Situation Test which is a handson test to evaluate the candidate’s skills for material handling and innovative ability on a given situation with a given set of materials.

No additional material will be provided / allowed.

Model will be evaluated on Space Visualization, Innovative and creative use of given material, composition of elements, colour scheme, construction skill , finesse of the model and overall presentation etc. These parameters will be checked with the write up explaining the concept / idea behind the model constructed. The weightage of the write up is 30%. Since the medium of teaching in NIFT is English, the writeup will be in English language. No marks will be given for writeup in any other language.

CAT


The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India including the IIMs

The CAT score is used separately by each institute along with other parameters i.e. academic performance, work experience, group discussion, written assessment and interview performance etc. to select candidates. The weightage assigned to CAT score may differ for each institute. Candidates are advised to read the weightage, process and breakup for each institute on its respective website.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must be a graduate with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC/ST/DA/PWD) or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. (Candidate if selected needs to submit a certificate at the time of applying. )

Reservation

15.00% Scheduled Caste (SC)
7.50% Scheduled Tribe (ST)
27.00% Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer
3.00% Differently Abled (DA)

Test Duration & Pattern (CAT)

Section No. of Questions Duration
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 50 2 hrs. 50 mins
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning 50
Total 100 2 hrs. 50 mins

Significant changes in CAT

  • Exam duration has been increased to 170 minutes from the existing limit of 140 minutes.
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation will consist of 50 questions and Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability will have 50 questions each.
  • The tutorial which was made available before start of examination will not be available this time.
  • Candidates have the flexibility to devote more or less time to each section according to their ability.
  • One can switch over from one section to another section at any point during the examination timing.

Exam Format

CAT is a computer based test, conducted in multiple cities during a window of 3-4 weeks. A candidate can select his / her test date and slot as per choice and availability.

Top Colleges Under CAT

Apart from the present 13 IIMs, the Government has decided to open six new IIMs, one each inHimachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. CAT also include the Registration option for these new IIMs. Other prominent B- Schools (not in any particular order) that accept CAT scores are:

  • Register online at the CAT website with a registration fee of Rs. 1600 (General/NC-OBC) and Rs. 800 (SC/ST/PWD-DA).
  • Note: Payment of registration fee can be done through online modes only including credit card, debit card or through net banking.
  • You do not have the option of choosing you preferred slot this time
  • You must show original mark sheets and submit photocopies to prove your eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if you are selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets along with your photocopies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website http://www.iimcat.ac.in

MAT


The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), for admission to MBA and equivalent programmes of the various participating institutes.

AIMA-MAT is usually conducted 4 times a year:

  • generally on the first Sunday of February,
  • First Sunday of May,
  • First Sunday of September,
  • First Sunday of December
  • The list of institutes that use the AIMA-MAT results varies from test to test.

Eligibility

The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and are awaiting results can also apply.

Test Duration & Pattern (MAT)

Section No. Section No. of Questions Time Suggested (Minutes)
1 Language Comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

Exam Format

MAT is a paper-based as well as computer-based test. A candidate can take any one of the two testing formats. While the paper-based test is conducted only one day, the computer-based test is conducted in the week following it over a window of approximately a week.

Top Colleges under MAT

Some of the prominent B-schools which accept MAT scores are:

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website www.aima.in/index.html

TANCET


Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test for admission to Post Graduate Programme


  • University Departments of Anna University, Chennai – 25 and Anna University Regional Centres
  • Government & Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Arts & Science Colleges. and
  • Self-financing Colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science Colleges / including stand-alone Institutions)
  • Under Government Quota and seats voluntarily surrendered by the Self-financing Colleges in Tamilnadu for admission through Single-Window System. Other Universities functioning under the state Act in Tamilnadu and self-financing colleges (Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges / including stand-alone Institutions) may also opt to admit the candidates on the basis of the Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test

Course Eligibility

    A pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration and obtained atleast 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

  • 10+2+3 years pattern (or)
  • 10+3 years Diploma +3 years pattern (or)
  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Pharm. (or)
  • (i) 10+2+AMIE* (or) (ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.*

SYLLABUS & EXAM PATTERN

Duration: 2 hours
Total Marks: 100
Negative Marking-0.2 marks

    The question paper will have sections to

  • Evaluate the candidate’s ability to identify critically the data and apply the data to business decisions from given typical business situations.
  • Evaluate the skill of the candidate in answering questions based on the passages in the comprehension.
  • Evaluate the skill on solving mathematical problems at graduate level including those learnt in plus two or equivalent level.
  • Test on determining data sufficiency for answering certain questions using the given data and the knowledge of mathematics and use of day-to-day facts.
  • Test the knowledge on written English with questions on errors in usage, grammar, punctuation and the like.

TANCET


Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test for admission to

Eligibility

  • 10+2+3/4 years Pattern (or)
  • 10+3 years diploma + 3 years Pattern
  • (i) 10+2+AMIE* (or) (ii) 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE*

M.C.A. Lateral Entry

A Pass in a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Technology) with mathematics as a course at 10+2 level or at Graduate level and obtained atleast 50 % (45 % in the case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examinations. (a) 10+2+3 years Pattern

*Candidates with section ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificates and other similar certificate of professional bodies or societies (e.g. A.M.I.E.) recognised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India are considered to be equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. Degree holders only with 2 years regular full time Teaching / Industrial experience in the relevant field after successful completion of the course including project work. An experience certificate is to be produced by the candidates.

SYLLABUS & EXAM PATTERN

Duration: 2 hours
Total Marks: 100
Negative Marking-0.25 marks

    The question paper will have the following sections:

  • Quantitative ability
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Computer awareness
  • A few questions may also be on verbal activity, basic Science, etc.

CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 14 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M.). The 14 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  • National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  • National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  • National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)

The first CLAT Core Committee consisting of Vice-Chancellors of the seven participating NLUs at that time decided that the test shall be conducted by rotation in the order of their establishment. Accordingly, the first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted in the year 2008. Now there are 14 participating NLUs and following the practice the seventh Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be conducted by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in 2014.

The Under-Graduate Programme Offered By The National Law Universities

The fourteen NLUs mentioned above offer a number of five-year integrated under-graduate law courses leading to B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., B.B.A. LL.B., B.S.W. LL.B., B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) degrees. While B.A. LL.B. is offered by most of the universities, B.Sc. LL.B. Course is offered by WBNUJS (Kolkata), NLU (Jodhpur) and GNLU (Gandhinagar). B.B.A. LL.B. is offered by NLU (Jodhpur), GNLU (Gandhinagar), CNLU (Patna) and NLUO (Cuttack); whereas B.S.W. LL.B. and B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) degree courses are offered by GNLU (Gandhinagar) alone.

Eligibility

To be eligible to appear in CLAT, a candidate should have obtained a Higher Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates) and should be below 20 years (22 years in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates) *. Candidates who are appearing in March/April, or have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. However, such candidates are required to have passed the qualifying examination at the time of their admission and must be able to submit proofs in support of their claims. No provisional admission shall be provided to those candidates who are not submitting the result of the qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2) at the time of admission.

Pattern of CLAT (Under-Graduate Programme)

Exam Description
Total Marks 200
Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of Examination Two hours (02:00 hours)
Subject areas with Weightage
English including Comprehension 40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Marks

Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted for each of the wrong answer

The different subject areas of the examination are explained as under:

English including comprehension

The English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

As far as general knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs.

Mathematics

This section will test candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class X.

Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website www.clat.ac.in

SSC - CGL

SSC CGL is held for recruitment to government jobs in India. Get details on the syllabus, form, online application process, result and more. Staff Selection Commission(SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in various ministries, government departments and offices across the country.

Eligibility

Nationality

  • A candidate must be citizen of India.
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from other countries (detailed list of countries available in official notification) with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c) or (d) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the the Indian government.

Age Limit

Category of Posts Age
Inspector of Income Tax/ Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/
Examiner/ Posts/ CBN (Compiler), Assistant Enforcement Officer,
Divisional Accountant, Auditor, UDC, Tax Assistant,
Junior Accountant and Accountant, Sub-inspector(CBN)
Between 18 - 27 years
Statistical Investigator Grade II Not more than 32 years
Assistant/ Sub-inspector in CBI Between 20 - 30 years

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PH 10

Educational Qualification

  • For the post of Compiler: Bachelor's degree from any recognized university with Economics/Statistics/Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject.
  • For the post of Statistical Investigator Grade - II: Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University with: Atleast 60% in Mathematics at 12th Standard level OR Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
  • For all other posts: Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification.

Test Duration and Pattern (SSC CGL)

Tier I

Negative Marking: 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration (minutes)
General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50

 

 

2 hours
General Awareness 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Comprehension 50 50
Total 200 200

Tier II

*Only for candidates who apply for the posts of Statistical Investigator Grade- II or Compiler.

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Negative Marking (for every incorrect answer) Duration (minutes)
Quantitative Abilities 100 200 0.5 2
English Language & Comprehension 100 200 0.25 2
Statistics* 100 200 0.5 2

Tier III

Interview: 100 marks (for only those posts in which it is prescribed).

For the post of Assistant in CSS: Computer Proficiency Test with Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides modules.

For the post of Tax Assistant: Data Entry Skill Test at speed of 8000 key depressions per hour.

Selection Process

SSC CGL is a paper based test and consists of three successive stages:-

  • Tier I - Objective type test
  • Tier II - Objective type test
  • Tier III - Computer proficiency test/ skill test/ interview depending on the post.

Note

For selection to certain posts there are certain set standards as well as a physical test. Refer official notification for details.

For Further Information Please Refer Official Website http://ssc.nic.in/SSC.html

GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST IN ENGINEERING (GATE)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the exam across several years. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., M.E., M.Tech, direct Ph.D.) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score may also be used by Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment screening purposes.

The information mainly categorized into Pre-Examination (Eligibility, Application submission, Examination Centers, etc.), Examination (Syllabus, Pattern, Marks/Score, Model Question Papers, etc.) & Post-Examination (Answers, Results, Scorecard, etc.) sections.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for the end-to-end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes.

Employment

Several public sector undertaking has, in the past, used GATE scores for screening for providing a salaried employment. A select few such organizations are: Indian Oil Corporation Limited, National Thermal Power Corporation, Power Grid India, etc.

Note: GATE administration is not responsible for employment opportunities. The qualified candidates must check newspapers and other reliable sources for any such information.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible Candidates Year of qualification cannot be later than Passed Expected to complete current year
B.E./B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Pharm Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture/Pharmacy (Post-Diploma/Post B.Sc./ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4thyear or already completed - Degree Certificate /Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed - Degree Certificate /Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed - Degree Certificate /Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate (pertaining to Master’s degree) Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed - Degree Certificate /Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed - Degree Certificate /Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed - Degree Certificate /Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate Certificate from Principal
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA Professional Certificate /Provisional Certificate/Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Marksheet for Section “A”

GATE Papers

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Mechanical Engineering ME
Civil Engineering CE Mining Engineering MN
Chemical Engineering CH Metallurgical Engineering MT
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Physics PH
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Electrical Engineering EE Engineering Sciences XE*
Ecology and Evolution EY Life Sciences XL**
*XE Paper Sections Code **XL Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A Chemistry (Compulsory) H
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry I
Materials Science C Botany J
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology K
Thermodynamics E Zoology L
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology M
Food Technology G

Duration and Examination Type

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.

The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Candidates will be provided with scribble pad for rough work and these have to be returned back after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.

Pattern of Question Papers

In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper

In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
  • Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

Marking Scheme

For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

General Aptitude (GA) Questions

In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL

These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks). The question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice and numerical answer type. For numerical answer questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter the answer (which will be a real number, signed or unsigned, e.g., 25.06, -25.06, 25, -25 etc.) using a virtual keypad. An appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors.

GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper

Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is common for all candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geo-physics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B.

Part A consists of 25 multiple-choice questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Each section in Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type questions.

Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

XL Paper (Life Sciences)

In XL paper, Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory. This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

Note on Negative Marking for Wrong Answers

For a wrong answer chosen for the multiple choice questions (MCQs), there would be negative marking. For 1-mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, there is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type questions.

GATE Syllabi

General Aptitude (GA): Common to All Papers

1. Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.

2. Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation

Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Agricultural Engineering (AG)

IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, The English language test recognized world-wide.

IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills set (LSRW) testing over three decades, and had benchmarked its presence continuously.

IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 Institutions / Universities / Organisations worldwide. Every year, more than 2.2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is acknowledged as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. It has its presence in more than over 140 countries.

Course Duration

  • 100 Hours
  • 150 Hours

Batch Timing

  • 10.00 A.M - 12.00 Noon
  • 6.00 P.M - 8.30 P.M

For More details

http://www.ielts.org/
http://www.britishcouncil.in/exam/ielts
https://www.ieltsidpindia.com/

TOEFL

The TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) is also the most widely esteemed English-language test since, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States.

Course Duration

  • 100 Hours
  • 150 Hours

Batch Timing

  • 10.00 A.M – 12.00 Noon
  • 6.00 P.M - 8.30 P.M

For More details

http://www.ets.org/toefl
http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about?WT.ac=toeflhome_ibtabout2_121127
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