ASSISTANT'S GRADE EXAMINATION Purpose

The aim of the Assistants' Grade Examination is to recruit candidates for various Indian Government positions:

1. Grade IV Assistant of the General Cadre of the Indian Foreign Services B 2. Grade II Cypher Assistant of Cypher Cadre of Indian Foreign Service Branch B
3. 4. 5. Assistants' Grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service Assistants' Grade of the Central Secretariat Service Assistants' Grade of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service; and Posts of Assistants in other Departments / Organizations and the Attached Offices of the Government of India, not participating in IFS (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Service/ Central Secretariat Service/Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services.

Important Dates
• • • • September: Blank application forms are published in Employment News. First week of October: Last date for submission of applications. January: Preliminary Examination July: Main Examination.

Eligibility
• • • • Degree from a recognized University or equivalent At least 20 years old and not more than 24 years old on the first day of August in the year before the exam. The upper age limit may be relaxed for people of respect of backward caste, tribe etc. The upper age limit is also relaxed to 30 years in respect of LDCs/UDCs, Stenographers Grade 'D' and Grade III with not less than 3 years continuous and regular service in various departments/offices of Government of India.

Preliminary Examination
The Preliminary examination is designed to for test takers to prove they are capable of taking the Main Examination. The total score is out of 300 marks which consists of the following subjects:

1. Reasoning Ability - 75 marks (75 Questions) 2. General Awareness - 75 marks (75 Questions) 3. Arithmetic - 75 marks (75 Questions) 4. Language Paper - 75 marks (75 Questions)
• • Type: The papers in all the subjects will be of objective type. Language: Question papers will be set both in English and Hindi.

Part (IV) Language paper will be of qualifying nature and the marks secured by the candidates in this part will not be counted for the preparation of the list of candidates to be called for the main examination. The aggregate marks secured in Part (I), (II) and (III) will be taken for preparation of the list of candidates to be called for Main Examination. The Commission has the discretion to fix minimum qualifying standard in any of the four parts of the Preliminary Examination.

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination
This is of multiple choice questions type.

1. Reasoning Ability Syllabus
Questions in the Test of Reasoning Ability will be Non-Verbal and Verbal both. Of the 75 items, 25 items will be of NonVerbal based on Classification, Analogy and Series, etc. The remaining 50 items will be of Verbal Type based on Letter/Number series, Letter/Number/Word Analogy, Number/Letter/Word Classification, Coding and Decoding, Problem Solving/Finding the Rule, Spatial Orientation/Special Visualization, Statement Conclusion/Syllogistic Reasoning.

2. General Awareness Syllabus
Questions in this test will aim at measuring knowledge of current events besides knowledge of General Science/Social Science and their application to the society. This test will also include questions on Sports, Culture, History, Geography, General Polity, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

3. Arithmetic Syllabus
This test will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Estimation, Use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc.

5. Language Test
Questions in this test will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using Verbs, Prepositions, Articles, etc.), vocabulary, spellings, sequence of sentences in a paragraph, sequence of words in a sentence, cloze passage and comprehension passages, etc. Synonyms and antonyms will be asked in the context of the given passage.

Main Examination
Main exam is of conventional type (300 Marks) and will consist of the following papers:

Paper I: Language Comprehension (3 hours)
1. General English - 50 Marks 2. Communication/Writing Skills - 150 Marks
General English: In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English Language and its correct usage, his writing ability would also be tested. A question on paragraph writing/report writing etc. may also be included. Communication/Writing Skills: In addition to the testing of candidate's ability to understand correct English/Hindi Language, his comprehension and writing ability would also be tested. Questions on Precise, Short Essay, Letter Writing etc., would also be included.

Paper II: Arithmetic (2 hours)
The Maximum Marks are 100. The question papers for the Main Examination will be of Conventional (Essay) Type.

Paper II: Arithmetic Syllabus: Simplifications involving Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Average, Profit and Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Graphical Representation of Data, Reading of Linear Graphs and Tabulation of Data. In Paper I, Part (a) of Main Examination will be compulsory for all the candidates. However, this will be of a qualifying nature. The marks secured in this part will not be counted for preparation of the final selection list. The Commission have the discretion to fix a qualifying standard in this part. Candidates will have the option to answer Paper I Part (b) (Communication/Writing Skill) and Paper II (Arithmetic) either in Hindi or in English. Scripts of Paper I Part (b) (Communication/Writing Skill) and Paper II (Arithmetic) will be evaluated of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying standard in Part (a) of Paper I of the Main Examination.

For Further Details About the Assistants' Grade Examination
Staff Selection Commission Department of Personnel and Training Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Block No. 12, Kendriya Karyalay Parisar Lodi Road New Delhi - 110003 Ph: +91-11- 24360619 Website: www.ssc.nic.in

CLERKS GRADE EXAM

Purpose
Staff Selection Commission conducts Clerks Grade Exam every year to fill up the positions under the Group X and Y, mentioned as under, in the Indian Government Services and Offices:

Group X
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service-Lower Division Grade Central Secretariat Clerical Service- Lower Division Grade Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade VI Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs President's Secretariat Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service Grade II

Group Y
1. 2. Equivalent/comparable posts in Subordinate offices of Government of India located throughout India Offices of the Controller and Auditor General of India, Accountants General (Audit) and Accountants General (Accounts and Establishments) in various States 3. 4. 5. Controller General of Defence Accounts Central Vigilance Commission Equivalent/comparable posts in other Departments and Attached Offices of Government of India not mentioned in Group 'X' 6. Equivalent/comparable posts in the offices of Public Sector undertakings, Autonomous Bodies etc. like Employees State Insurance Corporation etc. 7. 8. 9. Delhi Administration Municipal Corporation of Delhi New Delhi Municipal Corporation

10. Delhi University

Important Dates
• • The notification for this LIC Officers' examination commences in the month of April, generally. The examination generally is conducted in the month of June.

Eligibility
• • 18 to 25 years on the 1st August of the year of examination. Upper age limit relaxable for scheduled castes/scheduled tribes, etc. Educational Qualification - Matriculation or equivalent.

Exam pattern of Clerks Grade Examination
The Clerks Grade Examination conducted by SSC comprises of the following exam pattern. The examination shall consist of two parts. Part I, Written Examination and Part II, Typewriting Test for those candidates who attain such minimum standards in the written test as may be fixed by the commission in their discretion.

Written Examination

COMBINED GRADUATE PRELIMINARY EXAM
Purpose
The aim of the Combined Graduate Prelim Examination is to select candidates for the following positions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Government of India Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs Inspectors of Income Tax Preventive Officers in Customs Examiner in Customs Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police & CBI Sub-Inspectors in BSF, CRPF, ITBP and CISF Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Government of India

Important Dates

July: Main Examination.

Eligibility
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Degree from a recognized University or equivalent. Candidate must be 20 to 27 years for Assistant Grade & SIs in CBI. Candidate must be 18 to 27 years old for inspectors of CE/IT & Div. Acctts/Auditors/UDCs, etc. 20 to 25 years for SIs in CPOs on the first day of August in the year before the exam. The upper age limit may be relaxed for people of respect of backward caste, tribe etc. For the posts of Inspector of Central Excise and Preventive Officer, candidates will also be required to undergo a physical test.

Application Details
Blank application forms are published in Employment News. Application either by Registered Post/Speed Post/UPC must be submitted at the address shown in column against the selection centre selected by the candidate from the list of centres given in the Notification. The application must be submitted in the prescribed format. Click here for the application format. Candidates can either use the Blank application forms published in the Employment News.

Parts of the Exam
Part A

General Intelligence & General Awareness: 100 questions for 100 marks. Exam lasts 2 hours.

Part B
Arithmetic: 100 questions for 100 Marks. Exam lasts 2 hours.

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Both parts A & B will be multiple choice anwers. Question Papers for both the parts will be in English and Hindi.

Exam Syllabus
1. General Intelligence Syllabus
It includes verbal and non-verbal questions. This component will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

2. General Awareness Syllabus
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 to History, culture, geography, economic scene, general polity, scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

3. Arithmetic Syllabus
This part will include questions on problems relating to number systems, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit & loss, discount, use of table and graphs, menstruation, time & distance, ratio and time etc.

Further Details About the Combined Graduate Preliminary Exam
Staff Selection Commission Department of Personnel and Training Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Block No. 12, Kendriya Karyalay Parisar Lodi Road New Delhi - 110003 Ph: +91-11- 24360619 Website: www.ssc.nic.in

COMBINED MATRIC PRELIMINARY EXAM
Purpose
The aim of the Combined Matric Preliminary Exam is to select candidates for the following positions:

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Clerks' Grade Grade 'D' Stenographers Grade 'C' Stenographers Recruitment is for these groups:

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Group `X' Group 'Y' (for Clerks and Steno `D' only)

Important Dates
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Last week in May: Application Deadline September: Main Examination.

Eligibility
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Must have passed Matriculation or equivalent or higher examination as on first day of August of the year of examination. Candidate must be 18 to 27 years old s on the first day of August in the year of the exam.

Nationality
A candidate must be either 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Application Details
Applications are published in Employment News during May.

Parts of the Exam
Part A
General Intelligence & General Awareness: 100 questions for 100 marks. Exam lasts 2 hours.

Part B
Arithmetic: 100 questions for 100 Marks. Exam lasts 2 hours.

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Both parts A & B will be multiple choice anwers. Question Papers for both the parts will be in English and Hindi.

Typewriting Test/Shorthand Test

Candidates who qualify the Main Exam will have to undergo a Typewriting Test/Stenography Test.

Exam Syllabus
1. General Intelligence Syllabus
The syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate's abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

2. General Awareness Syllabus
Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate's general awareness of the environment around him and its application to the society. Questions will also be 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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture. Geography, Economic scene, Central Policy and Scientific Research.

Further Details About the Combined Graduate Preliminary Exam
Staff Selection Commission Department of Personnel and Training Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Block No. 12, Kendriya Karyalay Parisar Lodi Road New Delhi - 110003 Ph: +91-11- 24360619 Website: www.ssc.nic.in

DELHI POLICE SUB-INSPECTORS' EXAM
Purpose
The aim of the Delhi Police Sub-Inspectors' Examination is to recruit candidates for Sub-Inspectors' in Delhi Police.

Important Date
The examination is held generally in the month of May. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News, Usually in the month of Feb. The last date for submission of applications is usually 2nd week of January.

Eligibility
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Degree from a recognized University. Age - Candidates must be between 20 - 25 years on the 1st January of the year of Examination. Upper age limit is relax able for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex-Servicemen/displaced persons/Defence Services Personnel/repatriates, according to Government orders in force.

Application Details
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The application form for applying for the Delhi Police Sub-Inspectors' Exam conducted by the SSC must be submitted in the form published in the Employment News. The application form may be typed out in double space or hand written neatly, but format should be the same as published. The applications should be submitted to the concerned Regional Director as listed in the notification.

Exam Plan
The examiation plan is as follows -

1. Paper I
Subjects - General Test 1. 2. 3. General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Numerical Ability

Duration - 2 Hours Marks - 400 Marks Note: Paper I will be of Multiple Choice Type.

2. Paper II
Subjects 1. 2. Hindi Language - 100 Marks English Language - 100 Marks

Duration - 2 Hours Marks - 200 Marks

For further details:
Department of Personnel and Training Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Block No. 12, Kendriya Karyalay Parisar Lodi Road New Delhi-110003 Ph: +91-11- 24360619 Website: www.ssc.nic.in

DISTRICT SAVING OFFICERS EXAMINATION

Purpose
The aim of the District Savings Officers Examination is to recruit candidates for the posts in the office of the National Savings Commissioner.

Eligibility
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Degree from a recognized University. Age - 22-27 Years.

Exam Plan
The examiation plan is as follows -

Part I:
Written Examination (400 marks). One composite paper consisting of 4 tests (Objective)

1. General Intelligence 2. General English 3. Arithmetical Ability
4. General Awareness.

Candidates must qualify in each of the four tests separately.

Part II:
Interview (100 marks).

DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTANTS / AUDITORS / U.D.C. EXAMINATION
Purpose
The aim of the Divisional Accountants / Auditors / U.D.C. Examination is to recruit candidates for following positions: 1. Divisional Accountants in the various Offices of Accountants General (A & E) under Comptroller and Auditor General of India; 2. Auditors' in the Offices of the Accountant General (Audit) in various States and other Audit and Accounts Offices under the Comptroller and Auditor-General; 3. 4. 5. Auditors' in the Defence Accounts Department; Junior Accountants in the various Departmentalized Accounts Offices in the Central Ministries/Department; Upper Division Clerks in the Offices under the charge of various Commissioners of Income-Tax;

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Upper Division Clerks in the Offices under the formation of various Collectorates of Central Excise and Customs.

Important Dates
The examination is held usually in the month of March. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News in the month of October of the previous year. The last date for the submission of application is usually in the 2nd week of November every year.

Eligibility
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A candidate must hold degree of a recognized University or its equivalent. A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on the 1st January of the year of examination. The upper age is relaxable in respect of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes, Departmental Candidates and such other categories of persons as may be decided from time to time.

Exam Plan
The subjects of the examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks for each subject will be as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. General Intelligence - 50 Questions - 50 Marks General Awareness - 50 Questions - 50 Marks Comprehension and Writing Ability in English - 50 Questions - 50 Marks Arithmetic - 50 Questions - 50 Marks

Duration - 2 Hours. Both the question paper will contain "OBJECTIVE MULTIPLE CHOICE" items, each containing four alternative responses. All parts except Comprehension and Writing Ability of English will be printed in both Hindi and English.

INCOME TAX & CENTRAL EXCISE INSPECTORS EXAM
Purpose
The Staff Selection Commission of India conducts every year, the Income Tax / Central Excise Inspectors' Examination to recruit the following personnel to appoint in the under mentioned Indian Government offices/services: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Assistant Enforcement Officers in the Directorate of Enforcement (FERA) Examiner (Ordinary Grade) in Custom House at Mumbai, Kolkatta, Goa, Cochin, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam Inspectors' of Central Excise in different Collectorates of Central Excise Inspector of Income Tax in different charges of the Commissioner of Income-Tax Preventive Officer (Ordinary Grade) in Custom Houses at Mumbai, Calcutta, Goa, Cochin, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam

Eligibility
The eligibility conditions of the candidates interested in appearing Income Tax Central Excise Inspectors Examination is explained here.

Age - A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on the first July of the year of

examination. The upper age limit is relaxable in respect of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes Other Backward Classes, Departmental candidates and such other categories of persons as may be decided from time to time.

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Educational Qualification - A candidate must hold degree of a recognized University, or equivalent. Physical Standards required for Income Tax Central Excise Inspectors Examination For the posts of Inspector of Central Excise and Preventive Officer, candidates will have to satisfy the following minimum physical standards, failing which they will not be eligible for appointment. 1. Inspector of Central Excise/Preventive Officer (Male candidates) Height - 157.5 cms Chest - 81 cms (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cms (Relaxable by 5 cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, Kumaon Region, Nagaland Tribes and members of ST) Physical Test: Walking - 1600 metres in 15 minutes, Cycling - 8 Km in 30 minutes 2. Inspector of Central Excise/Preventive Officer (Lady Candidates) Height - 152 cms Weight - 48 Kg Height relaxable by 2.5 cm and weight by 2 kg for Gorkhans, Garhwalis, Assamese, Kumaon region and Nagaland Tribes and members of ST Physical Test: Walking - 1 km in 20 minutes, Cycling - 3 km in 20 minutes

Application Details
The application form for applying for the Income Tax / Central Excise Inspectors Examination conducted by the SSC must be submitted in the form published in the Employment News / Rozgar Samachar in the month of November. The application form may be typed out in double space or hand written neatly, but format should be the same as published. The applications should be submitted to the concerned Regional Director as listed in the notification.

Examination Plan:
The examination will be conducted in two parts: A. Part I Written Examination: 300 marks B. Part II Skill Test. A. Part I: Written Examination: The Examination will consist of two Papers I and II. Paper I will be Objective Type Multiple Choice whereas Paper II will be of Conventional Type. Paper I consists of Part A - General English & Part B - General Awareness. Both are 100 marks each. Paper II - Arithmetic is also of 100 marks. Both papers are 2 hours duration. Paper II (Conventional Paper) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper I at the minimum standard which may be decided by the Commission at its discretion. B. Part II: SKILL TEST Data Entry Speed of 8000 Key Depressions per hour (appropriate to the text) on computer. This Data Entry Speed/Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this test will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified. NOTE I: The Skill Test will be conducted by an agency duly authorized by the Commission for the purpose, under the supervision and control of Commission. NOTE II: Only those candidates who secure in the written examination the minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission at its

discretion, will only be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST. The SKILL TEST will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or other Centres as may be decided by the Commission.

Syllabus:
Paper I (Objective Type)
Part A: English Language: Questions in this component 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, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. The standard of the questions will be only of 10+2 level. Part B: General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s 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 to History, Geography, Economic, General policy, Scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Paper II (Conventional): Arithmetic:
This part will include questions on problems relating to number systems, Computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportions, averages, interest, profit & loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, mensuration, time & distance, ratio and time etc.

For further details:
Department of Personnel and Training Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Block No. 12, Kendriya Karyalay Parisar Lodi Road New Delhi-110003 Ph: +91-11- 24360619 Website: www.ssc.nic.in

INVESTIGATORS EXAM
Purpose
This Examination is held by Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of Investigators in National Sample Organization - Field Operations Division and Ministry of Planning of the Indian Government.

Eligibility
Educational Qualification - Degree with Mathematics or Statistics or Economics as a subject from a recognized University. Candidates having Honours Degree should have Mathematics or Statistics or Economics as a main subject and not as a subsidiary subject. Desirable

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Ability to read, write and speak the state language. Knowledge of other regional languages. capability to undertake strenuous outdoor work. Age - 20-28 years as on August of the year of examination. Age concession is according to rules and regulations of the Government of India.

Nationality - A candidate must be either 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Application Details
Application Details of Investigators Examination is discussed here. The application form for applying for the Investigators Examination conducted by the SSC must be submitted in the form published in the Employment News / Rozgar Samachar. The application form may be typed out in double space or hand written neatly, but format should be the same as published. The applications should be submitted to the concerned Regional Director as listed in the notification.

Examination Plan
It will consist of two parts A) Part I - Written Examination(Proficiency Test) 400 Marks B) Part II - Personality Test/Interview 100 Marks

A. Part I: Written Examination
It will consist of two Papers –

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Paper I (Objective Type Multiple Choice) Paper II (Conventional type) Paper I: (Objective type consisting of 200 questions) - 2 hours General Intelligence - For 50 marks General Awareness - For 50 marks General English & Comprehension - For 100 marks Paper II: (Conventional type consisting of 200 questions of 200 marks) - 2 hours Subject: Statistics/Economics/Mathematics/Commerce Note: Paper II (conventional paper) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper - I (Objective type paper) at the standard which may be decided by the Commission at its discretion.

B. Part II Interview - 100 Marks
The interview/personality test is structured in such a manner that the candidates’ interests, knowledge, various traits, aptitude, suitability etc. are probed among other things, through academic qualifications, experience, extra-curricular activities, general awareness/knowledge, depth of knowledge of the subjects studied (10+2 onwards), communicative skill and over-all personality etc. Candidates called for interview/personality test have the option to converse either in Hindi or English language during the interview process.

Syllabus
Statistics:
Probability, Probability Distribution: Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential, Compilation, classification, tabulation of statistical data, Graphical presentation of data, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis (for two or more variables) excluding partial correlation coefficients, concept of population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling, distribution of x, properties of estimators and estimation of confidence intervals. Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling, etc. Sampling and Non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors. Concepts of Hypothesis: Null and alternate: Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small samples including Chi-square tests (Z,T,F,X tests), Index Numbers, Time-series analysis-components of variation and their estimation.

Economics:
(A) General Economics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction. Production Function and Laws of Returns. Commodity pricing, characteristics of various Market Forms & such Market forms. Theory of Factor pricing- Rent, Wage, interest and profit. Theory of Employment- classical and Neo-classical Approach. Keynesian Theory of Employment-Principle of Effective importance of investment, Relation between saving and inv Effect and the process of Income Generation, post-Keynesian. 7. Nature and Functions of Money, value of Money, Fluctuation of Money-inflation and Deflation, Monetary policy, Index Numbers. 8. 9. International Trade- free trade and protection, Theories of Trade. Foreign Exchange-Determination of the rate of Exchange, Parity Theory and Balance of Payment theory.

10. Public Finance- Nature, Scope and importance of public Finance. 11. Taxation- meaning, Classification and principles of Taxation. 12. Deficit Financing. 13. Fiscal policy. (B) Indian Economics & General statistics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Statistical investigation-Meaning and planning of investigation. Collection of data and editing of data. Types of sampling. Schedule and questionnaire. Presentation of data-classification, tabulation, etc. Measures of Central Tendency. National income and Accounting- Estimation of National Income, Structural changes in the Indian Economy, income Data. Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during planning, credit, Agricultural price policy, Rural Development, Co-

Operative Raj. 9. Industrial Policy and industrial Development.

10. Problems of Economic Development- Indian Planning-Objective and its evolution, Five Year plans and Role of National Development. 11. Profile of Human Resources- Population and Economic Development, Profile of India, Nature of population problempoverty, population control and Government. 12. New Economic policy and Welfare Schemes. 13. Indian public Finance-Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid. 14. Indian Banking and Currency system.

Mathematics:
Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions of a function, equivalence relation. The system of complex numbers, De Moivre’s Theorem and its simple applications, Relation between roots and coefficients of polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadrate equation. Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, simple properties of determinants, multiplication of determinants, multiplication of determinants of orders two and three, singular and non-singular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of matrices to the solution of linear equations (in three unknowns). Convergence of sequences, and sense, tests of convergence of series with positive terms, Ratio, Root and Gauss tests. Analytical Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form and their elementary properties, classification of curves of second degree. Differential Equation: First order differential equation, Solution of second and higher order liner differential equations with constant coefficients and simple applications. Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation, derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and mean-value Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series (Without proof) and their applications, maxima and minima of functions of one variable. Tangents and normal, curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves. Standard methods of Integration, Reimann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of integral calculus, quadrate, rectification, volumes and surface of solids of revolution. Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and kurtosis. Random and distribution function. Distributions and poisson distribution, continuous distributions, rectangular, Normal and exponential distributions, principles of least squares and regression. Random sampling, random numbers, sampling attributes, Large sample tests for mean and proportion test of significance, based on t, F AND Chi square distributions. Commerce with Statistics: This paper will cover all the subjects of Commerce commonly taught in the Degree Course of Indian Universities, namely Accountancy, Business Economics, Taxation, Company Law, Auditing, Business Communication, Mathematical Ability including Statistics, Operational Research, International Trade, Marketing and Advertising, Business Management, Business Organisations, Human Resource Management, Banking, Insurance, Partnership, Mercantile Law, Investments, Shares/Debentures, etc. (for details of Statistics topics, refer to Statistics).

Commerce:
covering all the subjects of Commerce commonly taught in the Degree Course of Indian Universities, namely: Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms, Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting (Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares), stock exchanges functioning. Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship (including location, choice of form of business and growth strategies), Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development. Management : Concept of management, Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling, Operational Research, marketing management. Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behaviour, Elasticity of demand, Production function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price determination under perfect competition and monopoly.

Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade. Business Statistics: Analysis of univariate data involving measurement of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory of probability, Mathematical ability. Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act 1932 and Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, laws relating to Banking & Insurance. Company Law: Kinds of Companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and matters relating to issue and transfer of shares, members of a Company, management of company, meetings and resolutions, winding up of a company. Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost volume, profit analysis, Budgetary control, Standard costing. Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, types of audit, Audit process. Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of Income. Labour Laws: Labour welfare laws including Payment of Minimum Wages Act, Trade Union Act, Industrial Disputes Act etc.

For further details
Department of Personnel and Training Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Block No. 12, Kendriya Karyalay Parisar Lodi Road New Delhi-110003 Ph: +91-11- 24360619 Website: www.ssc.nic.in

JUNIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS EXAMINATION
Purpose
The aim of the Junior Technical Assistants Examination is to recruit candidates for positions in the Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine, and Storage, in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Eligibility
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lntermediate with Science in Zoology, Botany and Agriculture or 10+2 with Science or Agriculture. Age: 18-25 years.

Examination Plan
Written Test (Objective type: Single paper (100 marks).

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General Awareness General Intelligence Biology or Agriculture.

JUNIOR TRANSLATORS EXAM

Purpose
Junior Hindi Translators are recruited every year by the Staff Selection Commission to appoint in the different Indian Government Ministries and its Offices, through the competitive examination, Junior Hindi Translators' Examination.

Important Dates
The advertisements for these recruitments are published in Employment News.

Eligibility
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Educational Qualification - Master's Degree in English/Hindi with Hindi/ English as a compulsory and elective subject at Degree level or Bachelor's Degree with Hindi and English as main subjects (which includes the term compulsory and elective). Age - Not exceeding 30 years. Upper age limit is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Serviceman/PH and others as per Government order in force.

Application Details
Application Details Of Junior Hindi Translators' Examination is provided here. The application form for applying for Junior Hindi Translators' Examination conducted by the SSC must be submitted in the form published in the Employment News. The application form may be typed out in double space or hand written neatly, but format should be the same as published. The applications should be submitted to the concerned Regional Director as listed in the notification.

Examination Plan
Junior Hindi Translators Examination Pattern is provided in this page. The Examination will consist of two parts:

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Part -I (Written Examination carrying 400 marks) Part-II (Personality Test/Interview carrying 100 marks)

Part-I
The papers to be set in the Part-I, will be as under: Paper I (2 Hrs duration) General Hindi - For 100 marks General English - For 100 Paper II (2 Hrs duration) Translation & Essay - Translation of 2 passages (1 each from Hindi to English & vice versa) & and Two Essays - 1 each in Hindi & English - For 200 marks

Part-II
Personality test/ Interview 100 marks Personality test/ Interview is conducted for 100 marks The interview/personality test is structured in such a manner that the candidates' interests, knowledge, various traits, aptitude, suitability etc. are probed among other things, through academic qualifications, experience, extra-curricular activities, general awareness/knowledge, depth of knowledge of the subjects studied (10+2 onwards), communicative skills and over-all personality etc. Candidates called for interview/personality test have the option to converse either in Hindi or English language during the interview process. Note: All the candidates have to appear in both the papers mentioned above. Answer Scripts for Paper II will be evaluated of only those candidates who attain a minimum qualifying standard in Paper-I as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion. Only those candidates who attain minimum qualifying standard in Part-I of the Examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to be called for Personality Test/Interview.

Syllabus

Paper-I
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General Hindi General English Questions in this component will be designed to test the Candidate’s understanding and knowledge of Hindi & English Languages 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, correct use of words, phrases and idioms, ability to write language correctly, precisely and effectively.

Paper-II

Translation and Essay (Conventional type) This Paper will contain two passages for translation- one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi, and an Essay each in Hindi & English which will test the candidates' translation skills and their ability to write the two languages correctly, precisely and effectively. Note: Sometimes, the Staff Selection Commission also holds similar type of examination for recruitment to the posts of Junior Hindi Translators in the Subordinate Offices of Government of India located all over the country. However there is some difference in scale of pay as well as other eligibility conditions, particularly the educational qualifications though the Scheme of Examination for this Examination is almost similar. Thus the applicants should not get confused and must go through the Notice of Examination issued by the Commission very carefully.

For further details:
Department of Personnel and Training Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Block No. 12, Kendriya Karyalay Parisar Lodi Road New Delhi-110003 Ph: +91-11- 24360619 Website: www.ssc.nic.in

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION ASSISTANTS EXAMINATION
Eligibility
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Degree in Library Science. Age: 18-28yrs as on August 1.

Examination Plan
Part 1: Written Test (Objective type), 200 marks
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General Intelligence and Reasoning (50 marks) General Awareness (5() marks) Library Science (100 marks)

Part II: Interview (100 Marks)

RECRUITMENT OF SUB-INSPECTORS

Purpose
The examination is held generally once a year for the post of Sub-Inspectors of Police in Central Bureau of Investigation.

Important Dates
The examination is held generally in the month of February Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News usually in the month of October of the last year. The last date for submission of applications is usually first week of November of last year.

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Eligibility
Degree of a recognized University or equivalent. Age - 20-25 years as on 1st January of the year of examination. The upper age limit may be relaxed in respect of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India to the extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of each category.

Examination Plan
The examination wills consists Old Pattern Exam. of two parts:

Part I
Written Examination carrying: 400 marks

Part II
Personality Test (Interview): 100 marks.

Examination Subjects:
The subjects of the written examination, the maximum marks and time allowed for each subject will be as given below: Paper-I General Test - 200 marks, duration - 2 hours

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General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 General Awareness 75 Numerical Ability 75 Paper-II English Language - 200 marks, duration - 2 hours

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Language Comprehension Communication/Writing Ability Test Note: The questions in all the three parts of Paper I will consist of OBJECTIVE-cum-multiple choice.

RECRUITMENT OF SUB-INSPECTORS OF POLICE IN CENTRAL POLICE ORGANIZATIONS

Purpose
The aim of this examination is to select candidates for the following positions:

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Sub-Inspectors/Platoon Commanders in Border Security Force Sub-Inspectors in Indo-Tibetan Border Police Sub-Inspectors in Central Reserve Police Force Sub-Inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force.

Important Dates
The examination is held generally in the month of May. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News, usually in the month of January. The last date for submission of forms is usually first week of May.

Eligibility
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Degree of a recognized University or equivalent. Age - 20-25 years as on 1st January of the year of examination. Upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India to the extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of each category.

Examination Plan
It would consist of two parts : A) Part I - 500 marks and B) Part II - Personality test/Interview 100 marks

A – Part I:
Written examination: It will have two Papers –

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Paper I (Objective Type Multiple Choice); and Paper II (Conventional Type). Paper I - General Studies - 400 Marks, Duration 2 hours.

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General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Numerical Ability Paper II - General English - 100 Marks, Duration 1 hours.

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Language Comprehension, Communication/Writing skill Note I: Paper I (Objective Type Multiple choice) will be bilingual (in Hindi & English languages) and will have 200 questions. Note II: Paper-II (Conventional type) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper- I (Objective type paper) at the standard which may be decided by the Commission at its discretion. Note III: Only those candidates who attain minimum qualifying standard in Part-I of the Examination (Written Examination), as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, and clear Physical Efficiency (Endurance) Test (PET) will be eligible to be called for Personality Test/Interview.

B – Part II:
Personality Test/Interview: 100 Marks The interview/personality test is structured in such a manner that the candidates’ interests, knowledge, various traits, aptitude, suitability etc. are probed among other things, through academic qualifications, experience, extra-curricular activities, general awareness/knowledge, depth of knowledge of the subjects studied (10+2 onwards), communicative skills and over-all personality etc.

Syllabus
Paper I: General Studies:
1. General Intelligence and Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities, and differences, space visualization problem solving analysis judgment, decision making visual memory discriminating observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning verbal and figure classification arithmetical number series non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidates' ability to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions. 2. General Awareness: Questions will be aimed to test the candidate’s 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 every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, economic scene, General polity and scientific research. 3. Numerical Ability: 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 the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationship between numbers, decimals and fractions, and relationships between numbers, It will test sense of order of magnitude, estimation or prediction for the solution to real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedure to find answers.

Paper- II GENERAL ENGLISH:
The candidates will be mainly tested in the following areas:1. 2. Simple and plain use of English Language and clarity of expression. Effective Communication skill in English with due economy of words.

Questions will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and working knowledge of English language, their comprehension and their ability at communication skill. There will also be questions on précis writing, letter writing, paragraph or report writing etc.

SALT INSPECTORS EXAMINATION
Purpose

The aim of this examination is to select candidates for positions in the office of the Salt Commissioner.

Eligibility
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Degree with Chemistry as the primary subject. Age - 18-25 years.

Examination Plan
Part I: One paper (Objective type); 200 marks
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General Awareness Chemistry.

Part II: Personality Test (100 marks).

STENOGRAPHERS GRADE 'C' EXAMINATION
Purpose
The aim of the Stenographers' Examination is to select candidates for the following positions:

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Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service-Grade C (for inclusion in the Select List of the Grade); Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers' Service Grade C (for inclusion in the Select List of the Grade); Indian Foreign Service (B)-Grade II of the Stenographers' Cadre; Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers' Service Grade C; Posts of Stenographers in other departments/ organizations Attached Offices of the Govt. of India not participating in above services.

Important Dates
This examination is held once a year generally in the month of March. Blank application forms and other particulars are available usually in the month of October of last year in the Employment News. Last date for submission of application is usually 4th week of November of last year.

Eligibility
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A candidate should have passed Matriculation Examination or equivalent or higher examination from a recognized University or Educational Board. Age - A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 25 years on the first day of the January of the year in which the examination is held. The upper age may be relaxed in respect of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India to the extent and subject to the conditions, notified in respect of category.

Examination Plan
The examination comprises: 1. A written test in the subjects as set out in Para 6 below; and

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Shorthand Tests in Hindi or in English for those who qualify at the written test.

Examination Subjects:
The subjects of the examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks for each subject will as follows:

PART A: Written Test
I. General Test (Objective) - ( Max. Marks - 200, Duration - 2 hours)

1. General English 2. General Knowledge II.
II Essay - ( Max. Marks - 100, Duration - 2 hours)

PART B:
Shorthand Test in Hindi or English for those who qualify in the written test - 300 marks. Note:

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Paper II of the written examination shall be evaluated of only those candidates who attain a minimum qualifying standard in Paper 1 as may be fixed at the discretion of the Commission. Paper in General Knowledge and General English will consist of the Objective Type Questions. Papers in Essay and General Knowledge will be set both in English and in Hindi.

STENOGRAPHERS' GRADE 'D' EXAMINATION
Purpose
The Examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment to the post of Grade 'D' Stenographers' in the scale of Rs. 4000-100-6000 for the following groups of Services/Offices -

Group 'X'
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service-Grade D. Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers' Service Grade D. Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers' Service Grade D. Grade III of Stenographers' Cadre of IFS `B'. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Any other Department/Office not mentioned above.

Group 'Y'
1. 2. Subordinate Offices of the Government of India located all over India. Office of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and Accountant General (Audit) and Accountant General (Account

and Establishment). 3. 4. 5. Controller General of Defense Accounts. Delhi Administration. Any other Office/Organization not mentioned above.

Important Dates
This examination is held once a year, generally in the month of May. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News in the month of December of the previous year. The last date for submission of applications is generally last week of January.

Eligibility
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Matriculation or equivalent. Age - 18 to 25 years on the 1st January of the year of examination. Upper age limit relaxable upto five years for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and certain other categories of persons according to orders in force.

Examination Plan
The examination will consist of two parts:

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Part I: Written Examination in the subject, as set out in 7 below, and art II: Stenography Test.

Written Examination:
The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks for each subject will be as follows:

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General Awareness - (Max. Marks - 100, Time allowed - 2 hours) Language Test - (Max. Marks - 100) There is a single paper for both the subjects of the Objective multiple Choice Type questions. Candidates are required to qualify in each of the two subjects separately. The Commission has full discretion to fix the minimum qualifying marks in either or both the subjects. Only such candidates who attain, in each of the two subjects of the Written Examination, a minimum standard, as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, are eligible to take the Shorthand Test (Part II of the Examination). The candidates will have option to answer the language test either in Hindi or in English. The candidates who opt for Hindi medium in shorthand are required to take the language test in Hindi only and candidates opting for English shorthand are required to take the language test in English.

Standard of the Examination:
The standard of the questions is approximately that of the Matriculation Examination of an Indian University.

TRANSMISSION EXECUTIVES EXAMINATION
Purpose
This examination is held once a year generally in the month of May for recruitment to the posts of Transmission Executives in All-India Radio/Doordarshan.

Important Dates
The blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News in the month of January. The last date for the

submission of application is usually 4th week of February.

Eligibility
Educational Qualifications:
Essential: 1. Degree of a recognized University or equivalent qualification or a Diploma from National School of Drama, New Delhi or Diploma from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune or a Diploma in Sound Broadcasting. 2. Proficiency in the language relevant to the vacancy.

Desirable: 1. 2. 3. 4. Acquaintance with the culture, traditions and literature of the area concerned. Knowledge of National and International Affairs. Record of literacy or dramatic or debating or musical achievements or publications on literacy or scientific subjects. Knowledge of other languages of the area concerned.

Age
18 to 30 years on the first January of the year of examination. Upper age limit relaxable for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Physically Handicapped, etc.

Examination Plan
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PART I-Written Examination. 400 marks PART II-Personality Test. 100 marks The Written Examination consist of the following tests: 1. 2. 3. Note: General Intelligence English Language General Awareness with special reference to the cultural heritage of India 100 200

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The questions are Objective Type each having four alternative responses. Candidates would have to attain minimum qualifying marks, as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, separately in respect of the three tests and also in the aggregate of the three tests taken together.