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How many numbers of candidates appear RRB NTPC exam every year?

Indian Railways is the country's largest public sector enterprise with more than 1.5 million employees. The job in Indian Railways in one of the prestigious job with good social status and lot of perks apart from salary. Recently NTPC exam was conducted by Railways for various posts in the non technical category like Assistant Station Master, Commercial Apprentice, Goods guard Reservation Clerk and Traffic Apprentice.Indian railway networks comprises of 115,000 km of track over a route of 65,808 km and 7112 stations.

The exam was held in the month of March and April. It saw a huge number of Applicants. This shows the popularity of the exam. As per the data, around 1 crore candiates applied and nearly 90 lakh candidates appeared the exam for RRB NTPC this year.

This was the first time exam was conducted online. The response was overwhelming. Nobody expected such a huge number of applicants. As a consequence, the result of the RRB NTPC 2016 is taking some time to declare. The results are still under the processing stage.

There are 21 RRB boards and the data about number of candidates applying under each railway zone are indicated below:


 

Railway Zone

No. of Candidates Applied

RRB Ahmedabad

485139

RRB Ajmer

568465

RRB Allahabad

1484463

RRB Bangalore

371467

RRB Bhopal

575013

RRB Bhubaneswar

321846

RRB Bilaspur

192641

RRB Chandigarh

219480

RRB Chennai

315640

RRB Gorakhpur

198437

RRB Guwahati

205134

RRB Jammu-Srinagar

87342

RRB Kolkata

915648

RRB Malda

70000

RRB Mumbai

116594

RRB Muzaffarpur

112350

RRB Patna

206000

RRB Ranchi

165000

RRB Secunderabad

1297605

RRB Siliguri

107613

RRB Thiruvananthapuram

303659

This year RRB NTPC exam consisted of 100 MCQ of total 100 marks. There is negative marks of 1/3 for each wrong answer. The marks distribution is as follows:

Sections

Total Marks

General Knowledge

20

Arithmetic Ability

25

General Intelligence

25

General Science

30

Apart from non-technical departments, there are technical departments. The technical posts are filled by a separate exam which comprises of skill test apart from the above sections.

The RRB has notified that the exam pattern of Non technical posts - NTPC will be changed in the next year and it will be conducted in two phases namely - preliminary exam and mains exam.

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SSC MTS Recruitment 2016

The SSC MTS Recruitment is a special recruitment drive conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for appointing persons with disabilities to the post of Multi Tasking (Non Technical) Staff in different states and Union Territories. A common examination is conducted for recruiting workforce in Pay Band-1( Rs. 5200-20200/-) + Grade Pay Rs. 1800/-, a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non- Ministerial post in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices, in different States / Union Territories. This article will provide you with all the necessary details regarding SSC MTS Recruitment 2016.

The interested candidates must stay updated with the latest updates on the official website for the commission shall release the official notification regarding the vacancies on 8th October, 2016.

Vacancy Details

The state wise vacancy details according to the previous notification of the SSC are as follows:

Region

State/UT

OH

HH

VH

Total

SSC(CR)

Uttar Pradesh

3

2

1

6

Bihar

2

0

0

2

SSC(NER)

Assam

0

2

0

2

Manipur

0

0

0

0

Meghalaya

3

0

0

3

Mizoram

1

0

0

1

Nagaland

0

0

0

0

Tripura

0

0

0

0

SSC(KKR)

Karnataka

4

4

2

10

Kerala

0

1

0

1

SSC(SR)

Tamil Nadu

1

2

0

3

Andhra Pradesh

1

1

1

3

SSC(MPR)

Madhya Pradesh

6

4

0

10

Chhattisgarh

0

0

0

0

SSC(WR)

Maharashtra

4

3

1

8

Gujarat

19

1

0

20

Goa

0

0

0

0

SSC(ER)

West Bengal

0

1

1

2

Odisha

2

1

0

3

Jharkhand

0

0

0

0

Sikkim

0

0

0

0

Andaman & Nicobar

0

0

0

0

SSC(NWR)

Chandigarh

1

0

0

1

Jammu & Kashmir

1

0

0

1

Haryana

0

0

0

0

Himachal Pradesh

2

2

0

4

Punjab

0

0

0

0

SSC(NR)

Delhi

8

18

11

37

Rajasthan

1

0

0

1

Uttarakhand

2

1

1

4

TOTAL

61

43

18

122

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

The candidates willing to give this examination must be either:

(a) A citizen of India, or

(b) A subject of Nepal, or

(c) A subject of Bhutan, or

(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) 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.

A certificate of eligibility will be issued by the Government of India for the candidates belonging to the categories (b), (c), (d) and (e). The offer of appointment will be given to such candidates only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to them by the Government of India.

Age Limit

The age limit for the candidates is 18-25 years as on the 1st of January of the year in which the examination will be conducted. The Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation or Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate available on the date of submission of application will only be accepted by the Commission. The age eligibility will be decided on the basis of this certificate only and no subsequent request for any changes shall be entertained.

There is a relaxation of age limit in case of Blind, Deaf-Mute and Orthopedically handicapped person as follows:

Category

Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit

PH

10 years

PH+ OBC

13 years

PH+ SC/ST

15 years

Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than three years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

Up to 40 years of age

Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than three years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

Up to 43 years of age

Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than three years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

Up to 45 years of age

  • The candidates seeking age relaxation or reservation must submit the required SC/ST/OBC/disability certificate issued by the competent authority on or before the prescribed date, in the prescribed format to the Regional or Sub-Regional Office within the due date. In case of any delay in submission, the claim shall not be entertained.

  • If a Central Government Employee is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a person with disability, concession to him/her will be admissible either under PH category or under Central Government Employee, whichever is beneficial to him/her.

  • Relaxation of age limit is permissible only in case of candidates who have a minimum of 40% disability.

  • In case of a prior request made via the application form, Visually handicapped (VH) candidates with visual disabilities of forty percent and above and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy can avail the assistance of a scribe in the Written Examination. Question Papers and Answer Sheets will not be provided in Braille and no attendant for the Visually handicapped or Cerebral Palsy candidates will be allowed inside the examination premises.

  • Any person with a visual disability of less than forty percent will not be considered in the category of visually handicapped persons. Magnifying Glasses will be allowed to use the in the Examination Hall in case of one eyed and partially blind candidates who are able to read the normal Question Paper set for all the candidates with magnifying glasses. However, such candidates will not be entitled to a Scribe.

  • The candidates shall be permanently debarred from the examinations conducted by the Commission in case they fraudulently claim SC/ST/OBC/PH status.

Educational Qualification

The following are the essential requirements regarding the educational qualifications of the candidates:

  • The candidate must have passed Matriculation Examination or any equivalent examination from a recognized Board.

  • The candidates who have not acquired the required educational qualification as on the closing date of receipt of application will not be eligible for the examination and need not apply.

Scheme of Examination

The written examination of the SSC MTS Recruitment examination 2016 will consist of two papers as follows: 

  1. Paper I (objective type paper)
  2. Paper II (descriptive type paper)

Paper

Topic

No. of questions

Maximum marks

Total Duration

Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped/ Cerebral Palsy candidates

Paper I

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

25

2 hours

2 hours 40 minutes

Numerical Aptitude

25

25

General English

50

50

General Awareness

50

50

Paper II

Short easy /Letter in English or Hindi

-

50

30 minutes

45 minutes

  • Paper I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The question paper will be set bilingually in both English and Hindi.

  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

  • Paper II will be descriptive and will only be of qualifying nature.

Mode of Selection

The Commission shall set up cut offs for all the categories including reserved categories for all states and Union Territories. Only those candidates who clear this cut off will be eligible for the final selection.

Success in the written examination does not automatically guarantee appointment. The candidate shall be appointed by the Commission only if he/ she is suitable in all respects of appointment to the service/post.

Resolution of tie cases

If a tie arises, i.e. more than one candidate secure equal aggregate marks, the tie shall be resolved by the application of the following methods:

  1. By referring to the marks in Part III of the objective type paper.
  2. By referring to marks in Part II of the objective type paper.
  3. Date of birth i.e. the candidate older in age gets preference.
  4. By referring to the alphabetical order of the names taking first name into consideration.

All the decisions regarding the conduction of the examination shall be taken at the sole discretion of the Commission and any decision relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, penalty for false information, mode of selection, conduct of examination(s) and interviews, allotment of examination centres, selection and allotment of posts/organizations to selected candidates will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry will be entertained in this regard.

Method of Application

Paper (offline) Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format as mentioned on the official website. Details relating to the Online Applications can also be found on the official website of the Commission.

Important Dates

The candidates interested in the SSC MTS Recruitment examination 2016 must be aware of the important dates of the examination. The tentative dates are as follows:

Procedure

Tentative Date

Starting date of Online registration for application form submission

8 October, 2016

Last date of submission of application form

7 November, 2016

Exam Date of SSC MTS 2016

8 January, 2017

22 January, 2017


The SSC MTS Recruitment examination 2016 provides good opportunities for physically disabled candidates and if you are willing to give this examination, it is essential to have a good knowledge of its proceedings. This article was aimed at providing the aspiring candidates with all the significant information regarding this examination.

Stay tuned to the official website of the State Selection Commission (http://www.ssc.nic.in) to receive the latest updates.

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SSC JE Cut off 2016 & Selection procedure

The SSC JE Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) in various government departments. Every year, lakhs of candidates appear for this examination in the hope of securing lucrative government positions. With the large amount of candidates, arises a strong competitive spirit and preparation is the only key with which you can tackle this competition effectively. The candidates must thus be aware of the procedural working of this examination to prepare effectively. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year with the necessary details regarding SSC JE Cut off 2016 & Selection procedure.

Read this article to gain significant knowledge regarding the Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern and cut offs of this examination.

Important tentative dates

Process

Expected Date

Issue of the notice & Application Form

20 August

Last Date of the Online Application Form Submission

16 September

Issue of e- Admit Cards

November

Date of Exam

11 December

Release of Official answer key

January

Result Declaration

May

All these dates are tentative and are subject to changes as per the official notifications of the Staff Selection Commission. The candidates can access the latest information through the official website of the commission.

Vacancy Details

The official notification by the Commission shall release the vacancies available for recruitment of candidates in the following posts:

  • Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contract)

Eligibility Criteria

It is essential to know the eligibility criteria of the SSC JE Examination before applying for it.  The candidates must apply only if they fulfill all the eligibility requirements, lest their application shall be rejected.

Nationality

The candidate applying for this examination must be an Indian citizen or one of the following:

  1. Subject of Nepal
  2. Subject of Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugee who arrived in India on 1 January 1962 to permanently settle in India
  4. 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 to permanently settle in India.

Age

The age limit for the candidates is between 18 to 32 years. Age relaxation is provided in case of reserved categories and physically handicapped candidates. Also, this age limit is subject to changes in accordance with various government posts and departments as mentioned below:

  • 18-27 years for Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD and Department of Posts.

  • Not exceeding 30 years for Junior Engineer (Civil) and Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) in MES.

  • Up to 32 years for Junior Engineers (Civil & Mechanical) in CWC and Farakka Barrage.

  • 18-27 Years for Junior Engineers (Quantity Surveying and Contract) in MES.
  • Not exceeding 30 years for Junior Engineer (Civil) and Junior Engineer (Electrical &Mechanical) in Border Roads Organization (BRO) of Ministry of Defence.


Educational Qualification

The candidates willing to appear for this examination should possess a degree or Diploma in Civil or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from any competent institution. The detailed requirements are as follows:

  • JE (Civil)/CPWD & Department of Posts – Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University or Institute.
  • JE (Electrical)/CPWD & Department of Posts – Three year Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized University or Institute.
  • JE (Civil)/MES – Degree in Civil Engineering or (i) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University or Institute and (ii) Two years experience in Planning, Execution, and maintenance of Civil Engineering works.
  • JE (Electrical & Mechanical)/MES – Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or (i) Three years Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from recognized University or Institute and (ii) Two years experience in Planning, Execution, and maintenance of Electrical/Mechanical Engineering works.
  • JE (QS&C)/MES – Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University of Institute or Passed Intermediate exam in Building and Quantity Surveying sub divisional -II of the institute or Surveyors (India)

Application Form

It is essential to fill the SSC JE application form to appear for this examination. The tentative date of release of applications is 20 August, 2016. The candidates can apply only through the online mode and no offline Application Form will be accepted. The link for online application will be available on the official website of the commission. The Application Fee is Rs 100. As per rules/instructions of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, women candidates and candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste, and Scheduled Tribes, Physically handicapped and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying the fees. The interested candidates are advised to submit their applications within the due date.

Examination Pattern

The candidates must have knowledge of the scheme of examination to prepare their strategy and study accordingly. The recruitment of Junior Engineers through this examination is a two stage process as follows:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Personal Interview

Written Examination

The Written Examination consists of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will consist of Objective type questions with a total weightage of 200 marks and Paper II will have Conventional type questions for 300 marks. The time duration for each paper will be 2 hours (120 minutes). The details of the individual papers are as follows:

Paper I

It will consist of three sections including General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical). All the questions will of the objective type and the total weightage of this paper is 200 marks.

Papers

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-I Objective type (OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this Paper)

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2.  General Awareness
  3. Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

50

50

100

2 hours

Paper II

This is a conventional type paper consisting of Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical).

Papers

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-II Conventional Type

Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

 OR

Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) OR

 Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

300

2 hours

There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper I but there is no negative marking in Paper II. The Conventional type paper (Paper II) will be evaluated only for those candidates who have cleared to minimum cutoff of Paper I as set up by the commission.

All the questions will be approximately of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical) from a recognized Institute, Board or University recognized by All India Board of Technical Education.

Personal Interview

Those candidates who have qualified this written stage of examination will have to appear for the second round of Personal interview which will comprise of 100 marks. The interview will be held in various places as per the decision of the Commission and TA will be paid to the SC/ ST candidates in accordance with the government norms.

 A final merit list will be taken out according to the scores of the candidates in Paper I, Paper II and the interview. The final recruitment is done in accordance with this merit list.

SSC JE Syllabus 2016

The syllabus of Paper I of the written examination is as follows:

General Intelligence & Reasoning

The General Intelligence and reasoning section will include questions of verbal and non verbal type. The exam will include questions on topics like analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, decision making, problem solving, discrimination, analysis, judgment, visual memory, relationship concepts, observation, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The exam will also include questions framed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with arithmetical computations and other analytical functions, abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships.

General Awareness

In this section, the candidates will be provided with questions relating to the current affairs and general knowledge to test his/ her awareness regarding the society we live in. This exam will include questions pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research etc relating to India and its neighbouring countries. These questions will be framed in such a manner that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

General Engineering

Part- A Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering: Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

Structural Engineering: Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.

Part- B Electrical Engineering

Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.
 

Part- C Mechanical Engineering

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines, Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.

The full syllabus can be downloaded from the official website of SSC.

Selection Procedure

The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the combined total of the written examination and personal interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for the personal interview round. After the final recruitment, the candidates will be on probation for a period of 2 years. They will have to give such examinations and tests during the probation period and once it is over, they will be confirmed to their post.

Tie resolution

In cases where more than one candidate secure the equal aggregates marks, the tie will be resolved by application of the following methods:

  1. Total marks in written examination
  2. Marks in Paper II
  3. Marks in Paper I
  4. Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher
  5. Alphabetical order in the first names of the candidates appear

Use of cell phones or any other electronic/ electrical device other than those specifically permitted is strictly prohibited within the examination hall. Any candidates who do not adhere to the conduct of the examination and indulge in forgery of documents or any other unfair means shall be debarred from all the examinations conducted by the SSC in the future.

Other Important Information

Admit Cards

The Admit cards will be issued only to those candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria and will be released two weeks before the exam. The candidates will be required to enter their Roll number/Registration number/Date of Birth for downloading the Admit Card. Under no circumstances shall the admit card be delivered via post. In case you do not receive your admit card one week before the date of examination, immediately contact the concerned regional/sub-regional office of the commission.

Exam Centres

The candidates must clearly mention their choice of examination centres in their application forms and they must submit their applications only to the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission under whose jurisdiction the centre selected by his/her falls. Under no circumstance shall the examination centre be changed after the final allotment. However, the Commission reserves the right to cancel any centre and divert the candidates to a different centre.

Result Declaration

The SSC will upload the result in PDF format on its official website. The candidates can download this result and check their roll number in the list. All the candidates shall receive a mail informing them about the declaration of result.

Answer Key Display

The answer key of SSC JE Paper I examination will be made available by the Commission on its website after the examination. In case of any discrepancy in the answer keys, the candidates can make an appeal to the Commission. Any claim made will be examined by the Commission with the help of experts, as required. The decision of the Commission shall be final and binding upon all the candidates.

Sample Papers

The candidates will be provided with sample question papers to aid in preparation. This will help them understand the pattern of examination, the type of questions asked and the level of difficulty etc. The candidates can download the model test papers from the official website of the Commission.

SSC JE Cut off 2016

The cut off of SSC JE signifies the minimum qualifying marks which are required for clearing this examination. The Staff Selection Commission decides the cut off, taking into consideration the total number of candidates and their overall performance. The cut offs are declared on the official website and the decision of the Commission is final.

To predict this year’s expected cut off, we must analyze last year’s cut off. Here, we list the cut offs of the various rounds of the 2014 examination. The candidates can expect a maximum +(10-15) rise or fall in the cut offs this year according to the level of difficulty.

Paper II

Civil Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off for Paper I

75.75

70.00

82.00

69.00

40.00

93.75

--

No. of candidates

1622

724

4254

112

32

2108

8852

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off for Paper I

102.50

93.75

109.50

93.00

69.00

117.50

--

No. of candidates

243

123

1068

27

25

649

2135

Paper II

Civil Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off in Paper-II

80

79.00

100.00

77.00

30.00

136

No. of candidates

742

311

1818

47

19

630

3567

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off in Paper-II

149

126

180

124

64

215

No. of candidates

108

55

471

16

10

190

850

Different cut offs are fixed by the Commission for the various reserved categories. Important factors like number of candidates, number of posts, marking scheme, reservation norms, and exam difficulty level also determine the cut off set up by SSC.

Cut offs are applied at individual levels after which the cumulative cut offs are used for the final short listing of candidates. The category wise cumulative cut offs, taking into account the marks of the Written Examination & Personal Interview (Out of 600 marks) are as follows:

Category

UR

OBC

SC

ST

Range of Cut Off Marks

446.75 to 285

445.25 to 287.75

397 to 265.25

348.75 to 250

Lakhs of aspirants apply for the SSC JE Examination every year. Thus, the candidates appearing for this examination should be aware of all the necessary details regarding its procedure to prepare efficiently and increase their chances of selection. This article was aimed at providing you with the important details of SSC JE Examination 2016.

Stay tuned to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (http://ssc.nic.in) for the latest updates and notifications regarding SSC JE 2016.

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How many numbers of candidates give UPSC/IAS exam every year?

UPSC civil services exam is one of the most reputed exam in the country and the toughest exam to crack covering a wide range of syllabus.

Let us see what educational qualification is required to sit in the civil service exam:

Any degree (graduation).
From the following:

  1. any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India.

  2. other Educational institutions established by an Act of  Parliament.

  3. declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

  4. possess an equivalent qualification.

Note: Final year students can also apply.

How many attempts are allowed for UPSC Civil Services Exam?

A general category candidate has an age-limit of 32 years, but that doesn’t mean that he can write this exam as many times as he wish. There are some restrictions on the number of times this exam can be taken, which again is different for different categories.

  1. Number of attempts for IAS exam : General Category :6 attempts till 32 years of age.

  2. Number of attempts for IAS exam :OBC :9 attempts till 35 years of age.

  3. Number of attempts for IAS exam :SC/ST :unlimited attempts till 37 years of age.

NB: Physically Handicapped /disabled candidates belonging to General category will get the benefit of 9attempts till the age prescribed by UPSC – 42 years.

Number of students appearing in UPSC Civil services exam:

As many as by 452,334 candidates appeared for the examination on August 24. Of these, 16,933 candidates have qualified to appear in civil services (main) examination This year the civil services examination was conducted at 2,137 venues across 59 cities in the country. Every year number of students appearing the exam is increasing. On an average, there was about 40% increase in the number of candidates who appeared for the exam than previous year. Hence, the competition is also tough.

Selection of optionals in UPSC/IAS exam:

Beginners and most candidates prefer subjects which is easy to score. Some of the optionals that are considered scoring are Public Administration and Geography. Other popular subjects are History, Sociology and Language optionals like Hindi literature, Tamil literature etc. You should choose the optional in which you have knowledge and which interests you.

Success Rate in UPSC/IAS exam:

The examination is conducted in three stages - preliminary, main and interview - to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

As per the study, majority of candidates are rejected for inappropriate application while others do not qualify for the mains. Even if you qualify for mains, you need to crack the interview for final selection. So, if 5 candidates appear for the interview , it may happen than 2 of them are finally selected.

A proper UPSC/ IAS preparation strategy will help you achieve your dream for the examination.


 

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SSC Junior Hindi Translator Answer Key 2016

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducted an All India Open Competitive Examination of SSC Junior Hindi Translator Exam 2016 on 19 June 2016. Every year, this examination is conducted to fill thousands of the vacant positions in different offices, departments and ministries.

Like every year, the SSC Junior Hindi Translator 2016 examination was a 2 hours duration examination that was conducted into two major parts:

  • Part-I: This part was of total 400 marks with multiple choice objective type questions. The questions were from the General Hindi and English languages.  
  • Part-II: This part was a conventional type exam which means that candidates were supposed to write instead of marking a correct option. The questions were based on essay writing and translation questions.  The total mars allotted to this part were 100 marks.

There is negative marking scheme for the SSC Junior Hindi Translator 2016 examination, under which 0.25 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer.

The exam is over now and candidates are eagerly waiting for the SSC Junior Hindi Translator Answer Key 2016 to know whether they have attempted it nicely or not. In this article, we have made sure that you are provided with the SSC Junior Hindi Translator Key 2016 for the A, B, C and D codes so that you can analyze your attempt and can prepare for the further rounds if you are positive about your analysis and predictions. However we advise you to go through the official SSC Junior Hindi Translator Answer Key 2016 that will be announced by the SSC soon.  

The selection for the further rounds is made entirely on the basis of the SSC Hindi Translator Cutoff Marks 2016 that are the minimum marks need to be secure in test in order to qualify for the further sessions and rounds.

The result of the written exam of SSC Junior Hindi Translator 2016 will be declared in the month of September/October on the official website of the SSC at: http://www.ssc.nic.in/

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SSC JE Syllabus 2016 – Complete Subject wise Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC JE Exam for the recruitment of Junior Engineers in various government departments. Thousands of candidates appear for this examination every year, giving rise to a stiff competition. The aspirants must thus be well aware of the examination pattern and syllabus and prepare accordingly. This article will provide the SSC JE Syllabus 2016 for the candidates appearing for the SSC JE Exam this year.

Examination Pattern

It is important to know the exam pattern since the knowledge of the examination pattern will help you in tackling the questions more effectively and thereby increase your chances of cracking this examination. Recruitment through this examination is essentially a two stage process, the two stages being:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Personal Interview

The pattern of the Written Examination is as follows:

Papers

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-I Objective type (OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this Paper)

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2.  General Awareness
  3. Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

50

50

100

2 hours

Paper-II Conventional Type

Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

 OR

Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) OR

 Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

300

2 hours

For each wrong answer in Paper I, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. There will be no negative marking in paper II. Paper-II (Conventional Type) will be evaluated only for those candidates who qualify Paper I. The candidates who clear the minimum cutoff of both the papers will be eligible for the Interview which will carry 100 marks.

Those candidates who qualify the Written Examination are eligible for the Interview round of the SSC JE Exam. A merit list is then drawn out by the SSC taking into account the scores of both the levels and then the final recruitment is done accordingly.

SSC JE Syllabus 2016

The level of questions in the examination shall be of the standards of Diploma in Engineering from any recognized government institution. The questions will be set in SI units. The details of the syllabus are as follows:

Paper I

General Intelligence & Reasoning

The General Intelligence and reasoning section will include questions of verbal and non verbal type. The exam will include questions on topics like analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, decision making, problem solving, discrimination, analysis, judgment, visual memory, relationship concepts, observation, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The exam will also include questions framed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with arithmetical computations and other analytical functions, abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships.

General Awareness

In this section, the candidates will be provided with questions relating to the current affairs and general knowledge to test his/ her awareness regarding the society we live in. This exam will include questions pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research etc relating to India and its neighbouring countries. These questions will be framed in such a manner that they do not require a special study of any discipline.


General Engineering

Part- A Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering: Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

Structural Engineering: Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.

Part- B Electrical Engineering

Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.
 

Part- C Mechanical Engineering

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines, Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.

Paper II

Part- A (Civil & Structural Engineering)

Civil Engineering

Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), asbestos products, timber and wood based products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.

Estimating, Costing and Valuation: estimate, glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work – earthwork, Brick work (Modular & Traditional bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, Plastering, Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezodial formula, Simpson‘s rule. Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles and pile-caps. Valuation – Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation.

Surveying: Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Leveling, Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment.

Soil Mechanics: Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index and interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves and their uses. Index properties of soils, Atterberg‘s limits, ISI soil classification and plasticity chart. Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quick sand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement. Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test. Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.

Hydraulics: Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli‘s theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.

Irrigation Engineering: Definition, necessity, benefits, III effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, run off coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration, etc Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiency. Different type of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals, Canal lining- types and advantages, Shallow and deep to wells, yield from a well. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy‘s theory of critical velocity. Lacey‘s theory of uniform flow. Definition of floods, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure, Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes. Major irrigation projects in India.

Transportation Engineering : Highway Engineering- cross sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements- Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway Engineering- Components of permanent way- sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards, Traffic Engineering- Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.

Environmental Engineering : Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments, Surface water drainage, Solid waste management- types, effects, engineered management system, Air pollution- pollutants, causes, effects, control, Noise pollution- cause, health effects, control.

Structural Engineering

Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section.

Concrete Technology: Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, importance of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structures.

RCC Design: RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams, T-beams, lintels, One way and two way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods).

Steel Design: Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders.
Part- B (Electrical engineering)

Basic concepts: Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units.

Circuit law: Kirchhoff’s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems.

Magnetic Circuit: Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.

AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.

Measurement and measuring instruments: Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of frequency and phase angle. Ammeter and Voltmeter (both moving coil and moving iron type), Extension of range, Wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.

Electrical Machines: (a) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines. (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses and efficiency. Effect of voltage, frequency and wave form on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase / 3 phase transformers. Auto transformers. (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.

Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications.

Synchronous Machines- Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors.

Generation, Transmission and Distribution- Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution system, comparison of conductor materials, efficiency of different system. Cable – Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor.

Estimation and costing: Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules.

Utilization of Electrical Energy: Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, Electric drives and motors.

Basic Electronics: Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices.

 Part- C (Mechanical engineering)

Theory of Machines and Machine Design

Concept of simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels and fluctuation of energy, Power transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears – Type of gears, gear profile and gear ratio calculation, Governors – Principles and classification, Riveted joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots.

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials

Equilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit and elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, Torsion of circular shafts, Bucking of columns – Euler‘s and Rankin‘s theories, Thin walled pressure vessels.

Thermal Engineering

Properties of Pure Substances: p-v & P-T diagrams of pure substance like H2O, Introduction of steam table with respect to steam generation process; definition of saturation, wet & superheated status, Definition of dryness fraction of steam, degree of superheat of steam. H-s chart of steam (Mollier‘s Chart).

1st Law of Thermodynamics: Definition of stored energy & internal energy, 1st Law of Thermodynamics of cyclic process, Non Flow Energy Equation, Flow Energy & Definition of Enthalpy, Conditions for Steady State Steady Flow; Steady State Steady Flow Energy Equation.

2nd Law of Thermodynamics: Definition of Sink, Source Reservoir of Heat, Heat Engine, Heat Pump & Refrigerator; Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines & co-efficient of performance of Refrigerators, Kelvin – Planck & Clausius Statements of 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Absolute or Thermodynamic Scale of temperature, Clausius Integral, Entropy, Entropy change calculation of ideal gas processes, Carnot Cycle & Carnot Efficiency, PMM-2; definition & its impossibility.

Air standard Cycles for IC engines: Otto cycle, plot on P-V, T-S Planes, Thermal Efficiency, Diesel Cycle, Plot on P-V, T-S planes, Thermal efficiency. IC Engine Performance, IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.

Rankine cycle of steam: Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle efficiency with & without pump work.

Boilers; Classification; Specification; Fittings & Accessories: Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers.

Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeraton Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines

Fluid Mechanics & Machinery

Properties & Classification of Fluid: ideal & real fluids, Newton‘s law of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and incompressible fluids.

Fluid Statics: Pressure at a point.

Measurement of Fluid Pressure: Manometers, U-tube, Inclined tube.

Fluid Kinematics: Stream line, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity equation.

Dynamics of ideal fluids: Bernoulli‘s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application of Bernoulli‘s equitation.

Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles: Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter.

Hydraulic Turbines: Classifications, Principles.

Centrifugal Pumps: Classifications, Principles, Performance.


Production Engineering

Classification of Steels: mild steal & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques i.e. TIG, MIG, etc. (Brazing & Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, Foundry & Casting – methods, defects, different casting processes, Forging, Extrusion, etc, Metal cutting principles, cutting tools, Basic Principles of machining with (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, tools & manufacturing processes.

Knowing the syllabus is the first step of preparation for any examination. Analyzing the syllabus will help you identify the important sections and also the areas to which you need to devote your maximum time.  Use this article to your advantage and decide your plan of action according to the syllabus to prepare effectively for the SSC JE Exam 2016.

All the best!

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SSC Constable GD Exam Pattern 2016

The Staff Selection Commission is an organization of the Central Government of India which conducts examinations for recruitment in the various Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices to promote the development of the nation. The notifications regarding the vacancies in various government agencies and departments are released by the Commission. The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria can apply for them to compete for lucrative posts. Every year, a huge number of applications are received for these examinations and given their competitive nature; they are definitely a tough nut to crack.

The SSC Constable GD Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of constables (GD) in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Special Security Forces (SSF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Riflemen in Assam rifles etc. Every year, the commission releases a notification regarding the vacant posts on its official website. A large number of candidates appear for this examination to fill the posts and join these forces as Constables (General Duty) with the zeal to serve the nation.

This recruitment process is conducted in various stages and given the amount of competition, the candidates must be well aware of all the related proceedings in this competitive examination. With the correct know how regarding the exam, the preparation becomes focused and more efficient and the chances of clearing the exam are increased significantly. This article will provide the aspiring candidates with the necessary information regarding SSC Constable GD Exam Pattern 2016. The aspirants who are preparing for this examination this year must read this in order to get familiar with the latest syllabus and scheme of examination.

Scheme of Examination

The SSC Constable GD Exam is conducted in several stages including written examinations, physical examinations and medical examinations to test the candidate’s mental and physical strengths. The candidates are required to perform up to the minimum set standards of each stage so as to become eligible for the final recruitment. Essentially, the examination is conducted in three phases as follows:

1.Physical Standard Test (PST)/ Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

2.Written Examination

3.Medical Examination

The candidates must be well aware of the details of all of these phases of examination so as to start their preparation for the same. The necessary information is provided in the following sections.

Physical Standard Test (PST)

The Physical Standard Test constitutes one of the preliminary phases of the SSC Constable GD Exam. The candidates have to fulfill the physical standards laid down by the Commission for the post of Constable which are as follows:

  • Height: For male candidates, 170 cm is the minimum required height while it is set to 157 cm for the female aspirants.

  • Chest: The minimum standard set by the commission is unexpanded 80 cm and 5 cm minimum expansion. It is a prerequisite only for the male candidates.

  • Weight: For both male and female candidates, the weight must be proportionate to their height and age as per medical standards.

Only those candidates who meet the minimum set standards of height, chest and weight are eligible for the further stages of examination.

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

The Physical Efficiency Test (PET) constitutes a race in which male candidates will be required to run 5 Km in 24 minutes and female candidates have to cover 1.6 Km in 8 ½ minutes. For Ladakh region, the male candidates will be required to run 1 mile in 6 ½  minutes and female candidates have to cover 800 meters in 4 minutes.

The Staff Selection Commission will conduct written examination of the candidates who qualify in both the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). Read further to get the details of the written examination.

Written Examination

The written examination is the second phase of examination of the SSC Constable GD Exam. It is conducted after the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and the salient features of this phase are as follows:

  • The exam is objective type and consists of multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • The total marks for the written examination are 100
  • The total number of questions in the written examination are 100
  • The exam is conducted for a duration of 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • The written exam consists of four sections (A, B, C & D) including General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and Hindi/ English.
  • The questions will be of matriculation level
  • Each section consists of 25 questions
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer

The written exam will consist of an objective type paper with the following pattern:

Section

Subject

No. of questions

No. of Marks

Part A

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

25

Part B

General Knowledge and Awareness

25

25

Part C

Elementary Mathematics

25

25

Part D

Hindi/ English

25

25

Total

100

100

The questions will be either set bilingually in Hindi and English or in accordance with the prominent regional languages such as Urdu script for J&K, Kannada for Karnataka, Marathi for Maharashtra, Gujarati for Gujarat, Bengali for West Bengal and Tripura Malayalam for Kerala, Telegu for Andhra Pradesh, Tamil for Tamil Nadu, Oriya for Orissa, Punjabi (Gurmukhi script) for Punjab, Mizo for Mizoram, Assamese for Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and Manipuri for Manipur.

The syllabus of the four sections of the written examination mentioned above is as follows:

Part A- General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The non verbal type of questions in this section will test the analytical aptitude and the ability to differentiate between patterns by observation. The important topics include Visual Memory, Observation, Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Spatial Visualization, Spatial orientation, discrimination, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetic Number Series, Non Verbal Series, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning and figural Classification, Coding and Decoding etc. The candidates should practice all of these kinds of questions to score well in this section.

Part B- General Knowledge and Awareness:

The General Knowledge and Awareness section will consist of questions which will be aimed at testing the candidate’s knowledge regarding his/her surrounding. The questions will be framed so as to test the knowledge of current events and of the matters of every day observations and experience of the candidates. It will include questions relating to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scenario, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc regarding India and its neighboring countries. These questions will be general and do not require a detailed study of any discipline.

General Knowledge cannot be improved within a short span of time. So, the candidates should read newspapers daily so as to remain aware of the current happenings in their surrounding environment and tackle this section effectively.

Part C- Elementary Mathematics:

This section will include questions on the topics such as Number Systems, Relationship between Numbers, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, Mensuration etc.

The candidates must practice this section efficiently for mathematics is not a skill which can be acquired in a short duration of time. One has to practice all kinds of questions regularly to develop mathematical skills and efficiency.

Part D- Hindi/ English:

This section will test the candidate’s knowledge and ability to understand basic English and Hindi. The comprehension skills will also be tested.

English: It will include questions from the topics such as- Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms,  Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, , Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage etc.

All the questions of every component shall be of the matriculation level. The detailed instructions for the written exam and the specimen OMR sheet can be viewed on the commission’s official website.

Medical Examination

The Staff Selection Commission shall fix different qualifying standards for candidates belonging to different categories in different states/UTs, taking into consideration vacancies and shall have the sole discretion to do so. The candidates will have to score above the cut off marks fixed by the Commission in Written Examination to qualify for the final level of selection. The candidates who have cleared the minimum cut off of the written examination have to appear for a medical examination.

Medical boards constituted by the CAPF will medically examine the selected candidates to assess their physical and medical fitness in accordance with the standards set by the Commission. Medical Tests including X-Ray and other laboratory tests shall be conducted for such candidates who are found fit after passing through all the levels of examination. The physical well being of the candidates will be checked through medical tests.The following are some of medical standards that the candidates must abide by for recruitment through this examination:

  • The candidates must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein and squint in eyes. They must have good physical and mental health for performing duties in all regions including high altitudes.
  • Also, the candidates must be fit to serve in the border areas having extreme climatic conditions and must be free from any physical or mental defect which might interfere with the performance of their duties.
  • Eye Sight:

Visual Acuity Unaided
(Near Vision)

Uncorrected Visual Acuity
(Distant Vision)


Refraction

Remarks

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Better Eye

Worse Eye

Visual Correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses.

– In right handed person, the right eye is better eye and vice-versa.
– Binocular vision is required.

N6

N9

6/6

6/9

Temporary unfitness will not be allowed In case of medical examination. However, in case of any female candidate who is found to be pregnant (twelve weeks or above) during the medical examination, she shall be declared temporarily unfit. The medical examination of such a candidate will be held in abeyance until the confinement is over.

Also, the candidates who have been declared unfit may file an appeal to the designated authority in the CAPFs within 15 days of being declared unfit by the medical board.

All the candidates seeking recruitment to the CAPFs as Constables must go through all the stages of examination, with no exception. There will be three stages of recruitment and the movement to the subsequent levels is subject to the performance in the previous level. The initial stages of examination will include the Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) which will test the physical strength of the candidates. Only those candidates who satisfy the minimum standards set by the Commission are eligible for the subsequent Objective type Written Examination. The Written Examination will comprise of four sections with a total of 25 marks each. The Commission shall set up the minimum cut off marks for qualifying this examination. Those candidates who clear this cut off will further have to undergo a medical examination. The medical examination will be the final step of selection and the candidates who clear this round will be eligible for the final recruitment.

Every year, lakhs of candidates apply for the SSC Constable GD Exam. Most of the candidates are often not able to comprehend how to begin their preparation. It thus leads to unwanted stresses and pressures which in turn affects their overall performance. When you are appearing for an examination with this level of competition, it is important to be well aware of the examination pattern. It not only gives you a glimpse of what is necessary to be done but also helps you in preparing your plan of action.

This article was aimed at providing you with the necessary details of the examination scheme and syllabus of the SSC Constable GD Exam so as to help you in preparing effectively. Read it carefully and decide your course of action.

For more details and updates, stay tuned to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission - http://www.ssc.nic.in

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SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016

SSC (Staff Selection Board) is a highly renowned government body in India which is known for conducting various kinds of examination every year to fill thousands of different profile jobs for various government offices, departments and ministries. The jobs which are generated under SSC are purely on the basis of educational backgrounds.

Every year, aspiring candidates eagerly wait for the SSC examinations to achieve their career dream and aim. If you are willing to take a challenging role after your 12th standard, then SSC CHSL examination 2016 is the best way to set a perfect government job career.

One needs to be very well aware of examination pattern 2016, eligibility, syllabus, topics covered, marking scheme and SSC CHSL selection procedure so that preparation is done in the best possible way which ultimately will make you qualify in the SSC CHSL Exam 2016.  

You need to set a steady time table and focus on answering maximum questions correctly within an allotted time period to get selected in SSC CHSL Examination 2016.

You do not have to take stress as this article is to acquaint you well about the complete SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 but before that we are going to discuss a little about SSC CHSL examination 2016 so that you are aware of it inside out.

What is covered under the SSC CHSL examination?

SSC (Staff Selection Board) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for the post of Lower Division Clerk/Data Entry Operator every year. It is mandatory for all the candidates who are applying for the examination to pass 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized board or university. 

It is important to know about the complete pattern of the SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 as better idea about the selection procedure will provide you adequate chances to crack this examination in your first shot.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016

SSC follows a very strict examination pattern to fill in vacant positions with the potential candidates. Candidates need to know these patterns from stating to the beginnings so that qualifying SSC examinations becomes effortless.

SSC CHSL examination 2016 is also based on a particular selection pattern having two major phases/steps and candidates are supposed to pass both the steps in order to get paced successfully.

 If the first phase of SSC CHSL examination 2016 is qualified with the minimum marks or cut off marks, then candidates are called for the next phase of SSC CHSL examination 2016 and after passing it, they are finally placed in the organizations as per the seats availability.

The given below table show highlights about the SSC CHSL examination 2016 for your better clarity and understanding.

Entry Officers (DEO) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Total Phases/Steps

2

Phases/Steps

1. SSC CHSL Written Examination

2. SSC CHSL Skill/Typing Test

Now, let us see both the steps/phases followed under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination in more details.

Phase-I: SSC CHSL Examination 2016

This is the first step under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination that need to be qualified in order to be called for the next phase which is, Skill test. Every candidate is allotted a rank on the basis of the marks obtained in the SSC CHSL Written Examination 2016 and selection  for the Skill Test is made on the basis of the merit list released by the SSC.

You must make sure that you score higher in the SSC CHSL Written Examination so that you have a higher chance of getting a call for the Skill Test phase.

The table shows complete details about the Phase I of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination Selection Procedure so that you equip yourself well for this phase and come out with flying colors.

Total Questions

200

Total Sections

4

Each section carried how much marks?

50

Major Sections

1. General Intelligence &Reasoning,

2. English Language,

3. Quantitative Aptitude and

4.  General Awareness.

Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable.

For every right answer candidate is awarded one mark and

For every wrong answer, deduction of 1 mark is done.

In case, you have not answered any question then there is no negative marking for that question.

Total Time Allotted

2 Hours

Exam Pattern

Multiple choice questions

Phase-II: SSC CHSL Skill Test 2016

This is the second phase under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination that needs to be qualified for the final placement call. Those who qualify SSC CHSL Written Examination have to go through the skill test/typing test for the LDC (Lower Division Clerk) /DEO (Data Entry Operator) posts.

SSC CHSL Skill Test for the position of DEO or Data Entry Operators

It is mandatory for every candidate (who has applied for the post of Data Entry Operator) to go through the CHSL Skill test after he/she has qualified the written exam.

About SSC CHSL Skill Test, there are various things that must be remembered in order to qualify it. The major pointers have been jotted down here for your assistance:

The candidates need to maintain a data entry speed of 8000 key depressions on a computer per hour.

The speed would be calculated only based on the correct/right spelled words typed in an hour by the candidates as per the given passage/Comprehension.

Candidates would get a total of 15 minutes typing time in this examination.

*Printed matter for typing is given to the candidates in advance so that they can type from seeing into the paper*

**The printed matter in English language which would contain about 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be provided to each candidate**

If you want to qualify this level/phase of SSC CHSL examinations 2016, then you must practice typing a lot that too correctly and within 15 minutes of time period.

You must set 15 minutes on a timer and then practice typing everyday as this will help you in recognizing your capabilities and weak spots.

SSC CHSL Typing Test for the position of LDC or Lower Division Clerk

All those who have applied for the Lower Division Clerk (LDC) posts need to go through SSC CHSL typing test after passing the written test.

The candidates can choose either Hindi or English as their language for giving the typing test.

The test would be taken on a computer and need to specify which language they are interested to give the typing test while filling the application form.

Candidates who will opt for English would have to achieve typing speed of 35 words per minute in order to qualify.

Candidates who will opt for the Hindi language as the option need to achieve typing speed of 30 words per minute to qualify.

Practice is the key to qualify in the typing test so ensure that you are practicing as per the required criterion.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016- Final Selection

After the Skill/Typing test is qualified, then candidates will be recommended by SSC on the basis of the marks obtained in the SSC CHSL Written Exam 2016. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

It must be noted that qualifying in both the phases of SSC CHSL Exam 2016 does not mean that you obtain any right to get appointed as commission ensures that necessary background check is carried out done thoroughly before making any final appointments.

The decision of the Commission in all matters relating to age/educational eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, penalty for false information, conduct of examination(s), mode of selection, allotment of examination centers, selection and allotment of posts/organizations to selected candidates will be final and no enquiry/correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016- Category Wise

Here is the complete information about the selection procedure that shall be followed for the special category candidates.

  1. If you fall under any one of the categories like Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and Physically Handicapped candidates and selection is made on the basis of the own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, then there will not be any adjustment against the reserved share of vacancies
  2. An Ex-Serviceman or Physically Handicapped (OH/VH/HH) category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards such as age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies.

What will happen to the tie cases under SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016?

SSC has made sure that all the tie cases, which mean that if two different candidates scores same marks in the CHSL examination 2016 are sorted on a very fair terms.

The following scenarios shall be applied till such cases are sorted:

  • Total marks scored in the written examination.
  • Date of Birth, with older candidate placed higher
  • Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.

You can check all the latest updates related to the SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 through the given link: http://www.ssc.nic.in/

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SSC CGL 2016

The combined graduate level examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission annually for recruitment in various Gazetted and non-Gazetted government posts. It is a very prestigious examination, with over 10 lakhs students appearing annually. With the increasing competition and tier 1 examination round the corner, it is important for the appearing candidates to brush up their basics. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year with QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SSC CGL 2016.

Basic Examination Pattern

This is a three-tier examination and the movement to the subsequent levels is dependent on the performance in the previous level. The following are the salient features of each tier:

  • Tier 1: It is a preliminary, objective type examination and consists of four sections, each having 50 questions with a total weightage of 200 marks. The time duration for this examination is 2 hours.

  • Tier 2: The mains examination is also an objective type written examination and consists of three sections. Qualitative Aptitude and Statistics contain 100 questions while English Language Comprehension section has 200 questions respectively with a total weightage of 200 marks each.

  • Tier 3: Those candidates who clear the minimum cut-offs of both the tiers become eligible for this level which includes Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill test/ Document verification.

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS

The SSC CGL tier 1 examination is expected to be held in the month of August, 2016. With little time remaining for the examination, the candidates should follow the following strategies to enhance their chances of selection:

  • Time management: Divide your time for attempting each section and start with your strong sections. This will help you save time and attempt more questions.
  • Solve previous year’s question papers: Solving previous year’s papers will make you aware of the examination pattern and help in enhancing your accuracy and time management skills.
  • Take mock tests: Taking mock tests will help in preparing for the examination and boost your confidence.
  • Important topics:

Quantitative Aptitude: Practice questions from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry thoroughly.

General Intelligence and reasoning: Analogy and classification, blood relations, syllogism, non-verbal reasoning, coding-decoding, direction and series form the most important part of this section.

General Awareness: This is the most scoring section. Most questions in this section are from Static general knowledge.

English comprehension: Some of the important topics are- idioms and phrases, one-word substitution, synonyms and antonyms, sentence errors, sentence completion, sentence rearrangement, jumbled-up sentences and reading comprehension.

Practice as much as possible and do not panic. Last minute stresses often ruin exams. So, simply relax and be confident to clear this examination.

All the best! 

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SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern

The Combined Level Graduate examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission every year. Lakhs of candidates appear annually in this prestigious examination generating stiff competition. It is thus important to be aware of the examination pattern. This article will provide you with all the necessary information regarding SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern.

Examination Scheme

This examination will have a three tier procedure for recruitment. The movement from one tier to another is dependent on the performance in the previous tier examination. The three tiers of this examination are:

  • Tier 1: Preliminary Examination
  • Tier 2: Mains Examination
  • Tier 3: Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test/ Document Verification

The detailed pattern for each tier is as follows:        

Tier 1

The Preliminary Examination will be an objective type written examination including four sections. It will be a screening examination testing the basic knowledge and awareness of the candidates and only those candidates who clear the minimum cut-off of this examination will qualify for the tier 2 examination. It will be a bilingual examination with total time duration of 2 hours. The individual weightage of each section is as follows:

  • General Intelligence and reasoning: 50 questions, 50 marks
  • General awareness: 50 questions, 50 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 50 questions, 50 marks
  • English comprehension: 50 questions, 50 marks

There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. This exam is compulsory for all.

Tier 2

The tier 2 or mains examination is also an objective-type written examination. The movement to the next tier is subject to the performance of the candidate in this level. There are 3 sections in this examination and the total marks are 600. The important features of each section are as follows-

  • Paper I (Qualitative Aptitude): 100 questions, 200 marks
  • Paper II (English Language Comprehension): 200 questions, 200 marks
  • Paper III (Statistics): 100 questions, 200 marks
  • Paper I and paper II are compulsory for all candidates and Paper III is compulsory for the posts of Statistical Investigators Group II and compiler.

Tier 3

Those candidates who clear the cut-offs of both- the tier 1 and tier 2 examinations are eligible for this level. It is the final level of recruitment and includes Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill test/ Document verification.

The All India merit list is then announced, taking into account the performance in each level and the posts are allotted to the candidates accordingly.

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