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(A) General Intelligence and Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision-making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, 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, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/Pattern-folding and unfolding, Figural Pattern—folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date and City matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small and Capital letters/numbers coding, de-coding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.
(B) General Awareness : Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research etc.
© Quantitative Aptitude : The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and it chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar diagram and Pie chart.
(D) English Comprehension : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc., would be tested.
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehension
Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc.), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, Comprehension etc.
Note -I : The Commission shall have the discretion to fix different minimum qualifying standards in each part of Paper-I taking into consideration among others, category-wise vacancies and category-wise number of candidates. Only those candidates, who have scored above the cut-off marks fixed by the Commission in Paper-I would be required to appear in the Physical Endurance Test/Medical examination.
Note-II : Marks received in Paper-I will be used to screen the candidates for appearing for PET/ Medical Examination. Marks of such screened candidates in Paper-I if they are successful in PET/Medical Examination, will be taken into account alongwith marks in Paper-II for selecting them for the interview and also final selection.
Note-III : The Commission will be using a software to detect attempted irregularities in an Examination Hall/Sub-Centre/Centre/State. Candidates are advised to desist from use of any unfair method in the examination hall which will render them ineligible for appointment based on this recruitment and also lead to their debarment from Commission’s examinations in future.