Syllabus for Paper – I
Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems:

Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions Relationship between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations:

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

ALGEBRA:

C.2.1 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for (a+b)2 ,(a-b)2 , (a+b)3 (a-b)3 , a3 -b 3 , a3 +b3 , a2 -b 2 ; if a+b+c=0, then a3 +b3 +c3 =3 abc etc. and Elementary surds (simple problems), Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry

Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts, Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocenter, Circumcentre ,Congruence and similarity of triangles , Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

MENSURATION:

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

TRIGONOMETRY:

Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0=0=90) 12 Trigonometric ratios Degree and Radian Measures Standard Identities like sin2 0 + Cos2 0=1 etc. , Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)

STATISTICAL CHARTS: Use of Tables and Graphs, Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart

General Awareness:

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

 

General Intelligence
NoTopics
1Semantic Analogy
2Symbolic/Number Analogy
3Figural Analogy
4Semantic Classification
5Symbolic/Number Classification
6Figural Classification
7Semantic Series
8Number Series
9Figural Series
10Problem Solving
11Word Building
12Coding and de-coding
13Numerical operations
14Symbolic operations
15Trends
16Space Orientation
17Venn Diagrams
18Drawing inferences
19Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
20Figural Pattern – folding and completion
21Embedded figures
22Critical Thinking
23Emotional Intelligence
24Social Intelligence
25Other sub-topics, if any
General English
Serial NoTopics
1Spot the Error
2Fill in the Blanks
3Synonyms/Homonyms
4Antonyms
5Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
6Idioms & Phrases
7One word substitution
8Improvement of Sentences
9Active/Passive Voice of Verb
10Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
11Shuffling of Sentence parts
12Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
13Cloze Passage
14Comprehension Passage
Structure of Examination

SSC- Junior Engineer selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Common Written Examination and second stage is typing test/skill test.

Paper-I
PartSubjectMaximum MarksTime Duration
2 Hours

2 Hours 40 Minutes for Visually        Handicapped Students

 

 

1General Intelligence (50 questions)50
2English language (50 questions)50
3Quantitative Aptitude(50 questions)50
4General Awareness(50 questions)50

Penalty for Wrong Answers

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Paper –II
SKILL TEST for DATA ENTRY OPERATOR:

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer? will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The “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 the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified. Only those candidates, who qualify in the written part of examination and secure at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test. Only such candidates who qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the merit list. None of the candidates including PH candidates who qualify in the written part of the examination will be exempted from the Skill Test as passing of the skill test is a precondition and one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator.

NOTE-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination. Provided that candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBC, ExS and PH may be called for the Skill Test by the Commission by applying relaxed standards if the Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates of these categories are not likely to be available for the skill test on the basis of qualifying criteria for general category candidates in order to fill up the vacancies reserved for these categories (i.e. SC, ST, PH, ExS and OBC).

NOTE-II: Central Government civilian employees availing age relaxation must furnish “No Objection Certificate” from their Employer/Office at the time of the skill test, failing which the benefit of age relaxation will not be allowed to such candidates and they will not be allowed to appear in the Skill Test.

Examination centre for Data Entry Operator’s skill test

The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or other centers as may be decided by the Commission.

Typing Test for LDCs

Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form. The choice of language in the application will be final and no change will be allowed. Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature. It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission. Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes. Passage Dictators will be provided to VH candidates for the Typewriting test. The Passage Dictator will read out the passage to the VH candidate within the allotted time period.

NOTE-I: 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to 10500 key depressions per hour/9000 key depressions per hour respectively

NOTE-II: OH candidates who claim to be permanently unfit to take the typewriting test because of a physical disability may, with the prior approval of the Commission, be exempted from the requirement of appearing and qualifying at such test, provided such a candidate submits a Certificate in the prescribed format to the Commission from the competent Medical Authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon declaring him/her to be permanently unfit for the Typewriting Test because of a physical disability.

NOTE-III: If an OH candidate who submits a Medical Certificate from the Medical Board attached to VRC for PH persons or from the Medical Board attached to Special 14 Employment Exchange for PH persons, his/her claim for exemption from Typewriting Test would be accepted. However, if, she/he submits Medical Certificate from Civil/Orthopaedic Surgeon, his/her case would be referred to a Medical Board in a Government Hospital or Medical Board attached to VRC/Special Employment Exchange for PH persons for clearance. OH Candidates seeking exemption from Typing test on medical ground must substantiate their claim by furnishing the relevant Medical Certificate in the prescribed Format as published in this Notice (Annexure-IX ) at the time of Typing Test. Otherwise their claim for seeking exemption from Typing Test will not be entertained by the Commission.

NOTE-IV: If any candidate does not opt for any medium for typing, his option will be deemed to be for English medium.

NOTE-V only those candidates, who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for Typing Test. The Commission may also, at its discretion, fix the minimum qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

NATIONALITY / CITIZENSHIP:

A candidate 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 Ist 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. 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 will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

 

AGE LIMIT
Category of postsAge limit
Inspector of Income Tax/ Inspector (Central Excise)/ Inspector (Preventive Officer)/ Inspector (Examiner)/ Inspector of Posts/ Assistant Enforcement Officer/Inspector (CBN) Compiler/ Divisional Accountant/ Auditors/ UDCs /Tax Assistants/ Junior Accountant & Accountant /Sub-Inspector (CBN)18-27 years
Statistical Investigator Gr.IINot exceeding 26 years
Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI20-27 years

Note: 

  1. i) Candidate should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only will be accepted by the Commission for determining the age and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
    ii) Permissible relaxation of Upper age limit as per Government orders are as indicated below:-
Age Relaxation
S. NoCategoryAge Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit.
1SC/ST5 years
2OBC3 years
3PH10 years
4PH + OBC13 years
5PH + SC/ST15 years
6(For Group “B” & “C” posts) Ex-Servicemen( Unreserved/General )03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years(3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
8Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST)08years(3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
9For Group “B” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees(General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application5 years
10Central Govt. Civilian Employees(OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application8 (5 +3) years
11Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application10(5+5) years
12For Group “C” posts Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUpto 40 years of age
13Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUpto 43 years of age
14Central Govt. Civilian Employees(SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of applicationUpto 45 years of age
15Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/General)5 years
16Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(OBC)8 years
17Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir ( SC/ST)10 years
18For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (Unreserved/General)Upto 35 years of age
19Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (OBC)Upto 38 years of age
20Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST)Upto 40 years of age
21Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities5 years
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
S. NoPostQualification
CompilerBachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject. 

 

Statistical Investigator Grade – IIBachelor’s Degree with Statistics as one of the main subjects 

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics ( with Statistics as a papers studied in one year/two years/all three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Economics ( with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects

OR

Bachelor’s Degree with Commerce (with Statistics as a paper studied in one year/two years/all the three years as the case may be) as one of the main subjects Note-: “Statistics” means any branch of Statistics, applied or otherwise.

All other PostsBachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

Note I: For posts of Assistants (CSS), Computer Proficiency has also been prescribed as an Essential Qualification.

Note-II: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

Note- III : All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for appearing at the Interview/Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates such as Mark sheets for all the three years of Graduation/ Provisional Certificate/ Certificate of Graduation in original as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before the 1st January,2014, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the Commission. The Candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut-off date and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the Educational Qualification.

Note-IV: Wherever Desirable Qualification is prescribed in Recruitment Rules, appropriate weightage will be given at the time of Interview.

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I         Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -II        Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Tier -III       Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test / Skill Test (wherever applicable) / Document Verification

Scheme of Examination for different posts:
PostTier I ExaminationTier II ExaminationInterviewProficiency/Skill TestTotal Mark
Posts for which Interview is prescribed other than Statistical Investigator Grade-II.A. General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks
B. Gen.Awareness-50marks
C. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks
D. English Comprehension – 50 marks
Total Marks – 200
Duration: 02 hours
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes
I. Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions) Duration: 2 hours For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2hours 40 minutes where eligible.
II. English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks. Total Marks : 400
Duration : 2 hours
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 2 hours 40 minutes wherever eligible.
100 MarksComputer Proficiency Test (CPT) for post of Assistant in CSS only700
Posts for which no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler.-do--do-NoData Entry Skill Test at Speed of 8000 key depression per hour for post of Tax Assistant600
Statistical Investigator Grade-II-do-Paper-I & II as above 400 marks Paper-III Statistics 200 marks(100 Questions)100 marks900
Compiler-do--do-No800

NOTE-I: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.
Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. 9(A).

 

 

CGL TIER – I

Tier -I of the Combined Graduate level Examination will be common for all categories of posts.

PartSubjectMax. Marks/ QuestionsTotal Duration/ Timing for General candidatesTotal Duration / Timing for visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy candidates
A.General Intelligence & Reasoning502 Hours
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
OR
2.00 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
2 Hours 40 mins
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM
OR
2.00 P.M. to 4.40 P.M.
B.General Awareness50
CQuantitative Aptitude50
DEnglish Comprehension50

The Commission also reserves the right to hold the examination in additional batches depending upon the number of candidates in each state/UT.
Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

CGL TIER – II

Tier-II of the Combined Graduate Level Examination will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice.

 

Paper No.Subject / PaperMax. MarksNumber of QuestionsDuration & Timings for General candidatesDuration & Timings for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates
IQuantitative Abilities2001002 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM
IIEnglish Language & Comprehension2002002 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours. and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM
IIIStatistics2001002 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
2 Hours and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

NOTE I: Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts .Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.

 

General Instructions:-

(i) OMR Type of Answer Sheets will be supplied by the Commission to candidates for recording their answers to Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions. Candidates are advised to read the following instructions very carefully, in their own interest.
a) All the parts of OMR Answer Sheet to be filled in Blue/Black Ball Pen only.
b) Candidate should write and code his/her name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, Name of the Examination etc. as mentioned in Admission Certificate, Date of birth and Test Form Number fully and correctly in the relevant places in OMR Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet not bearing candidate‘s Name, Roll Number, Test Form Number, Ticket Number and signature and improper/ incomplete coding of these details will not be evaluated and Zero’ marks will be awarded to them. The Commission prime-facie considers mistakes in such details/coding as attempt to commit malpractice in the examination or to impersonate. Candidates are advised to follow these instructions meticulously and ensure that the above details are duly and fully coded in the appropriate places.
c) Candidates are requested to affix their Left Thumb Impression and Signature in the OMR answer sheet, Admission Certificate and Attendance lists. They are also requested to write the Test Form Number and Serial number of the Question Booklet in the Attendance List. Answer Sheets without the signature and LTI of the candidates will not be evaluated and the candidate awarded Zero.

(ii) Candidates should in their own interest carefully read instructions on the cover page of Test Booklet, OMR Sheet and Admission Certificate and follow them scrupulously.

PERSONALITY TEST / INTERVIEW

For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

NOTE-I: The Commission, at its discretion may fix different minimum qualifying marks in interview for General and Reserved category candidates.
NOTE-II: The interview will be held at the Commission’s Regional /Sub Regional Offices of the Commission or at any other place as decided by the Commission.
NOTE-III: SC/ST candidates called for interview will be paid TA as per Govt. Orders. However, no TA is payable to any candidate for appearing in the written examination.
NOTE-IV: Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.

 

Skill Test

FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANTS (Central Excise & Income Tax)
Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature. Computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose. Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

NOTE-I: The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose.

NOTE-II: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to appear in the SKILL TEST. The SKILL TEST will be held at the Commission’s Regional / Sub Regional Offices or at other Centres as may be decided by the Commission.

NOTE-III: EXEMPTION FROM SKILL TEST FOR OH CANDIDATES: OH CANDIDATES OPTING FOR THE POST OF TAX ASSISTANT IN CBDT ARE EXEMPTED FOR APPEARING IN SKILL TEST. OH CANDIDATES OPTING FOR POST OF TAX ASSISTANT IN CBEC ARE NOT EXEMPTED FROM SKILL TEST. HH AND VH CANDIDATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE SKILL TEST.

NOTE-IV: Detailed instructions regarding Skill Test will be sent by the Regional /Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in Skill Test.

NOTE-V: VH CANDIDATES MAY BE ALLOWED COMPENSATORY TIME OF 20 MINUTES IN DEST AT PAR WITH TYPING TEST. ONLY THOSE VH CANDIDATES WHO OPT FOR SCRIBES IN THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION WILL BE PROVIDED PASSAGE READER AT THE TIME OF SKILL TEST.

NOTE-VI: The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature.

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules- Word Processing , Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicant for the post of Assistants of CSS. 

NOTE-I: The CPT will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the purpose .

NOTE-II: Scheme of DOPT for the post of CSS Assistant does not envisage exemption from CPT for any category of PH candidates.

NOTE-III: Detailed instructions regarding CPT will be sent by the Regional/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission to eligible candidates declared qualified for appearing in the CPT.

NOTE-IV: CPT will be of qualifying nature.

Detailed instructions on DEST (Data Entry Skill Test) and CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) are/will be available on the Commission’s website.

 

Various Types of Posts and Promotion Details
Name of PostPromotional OpportunitiesSalaryWork Profile
Central Secretariat services (CSS)Department test / Regular promotion Next Level Section Officers , Min 6 yearsII f 9300-34800GP 4600General nature
Assistants in MEADepartment test : 8-10 years Regular test : 17-18 Years Three years Foreign PostingII f 9300-34800GP 4600Reporting Type
MEA Assistant (Cypher)Department test : 8-10 years Regular test : 17-18 Years Six year Foreign PostingII f 9300-34800GP 4600Specially trained for Coding and Decoding Languages, Include Nigh Shift Work
Assistants in RailwaysA very late Depends on Vacancies which is very less.II f 9300-34800GP 4600General Clerical jobs
Accountants with CGDAVery Good Promotional Graph Departmental – 2 years Regular – 3 yearsI: f 5200-20200, Grade Pay 2800Auditors post, Passing Bills, Vouchers, Staff Salary etc
Divisional accountant (under CAG)Promotional Graph is good, Depends on State vacancies where you postedI f 9300-34800. Grade Pay 4200Working in State Department in PWD
Tax Assistants (TA) in CBDT (Direct tax) CBEC (Excise and Customs)Both are group C Posts, For Promotion CBDT (direct tax) is better than CBECI: f 5200-20200 (grade pay: 2400)Working with Tax files, data Entry etc
Upper Division clerk (UDC)Regular Promotion : 5 To 7 YearsI: f 5200-20200data Entry , Transferable
Income Tax InspectorsGood Promotion after 5 years Up To CommissionerII f 9300-34800 GP: 4600Assessment of taxes, IT Raids
Excise inspectorGood Promotion Up To Deputy CommissionerII f 9300-34800 GP: 4600General work of Excise Department
Preventive officer (Custom officer)Good Promotion Up To Superintendent of CustomsII f 9300-34800 GP: 4600scrutinize records for correct tax payment
CBI Sub-InspectorPromotional is late depends on vacanciesII f 9300-34800GP 4200Stressful work of general nature
Central Bureau of Narcotics Inspectors ,Sub InspectorsPromotional graph is good depends on department processII f 9300-34800GP 4200I: f 5200-20200, GP=2400Tough and risky jobs, Raids etc
Inspector of Posts (group B)II f 9300-34800, GP-4200canvass people for getting Postal Life Insurance, Stressful boring work profile

Tier – I Examination

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

Similarities and Differences, Analogies, Space Visualization, Decision making, Problem Solving, Spatial orientation, Analysis, Visual Memory, Judgment, Relationship concepts, Discrimination, Observation, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Non-Verbal series, Arithmetic Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Statement Conclusion, Syllogistic Reasoning etc. Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Semantic Classification, Figural Analogy, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Coding & de-coding, Word Building, Venn Diagrams, Numerical Operations, Space Orientation, Trends, Space Visualization, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/Pattern -folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Symbolic Operations, Indexing, Address matching, Classification of Centre codes/roll numbers, Date & City matching, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Emotional Intelligence, Critical thinking, Social Intelligence Etc.

 

General Awareness:

Current Events, India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining History, Geography, Culture, Economic Scene, Scientific Research, General Policy Etc.

 

Quantitative Aptitude:

Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart Etc.

 

English Comprehension:

Fill in the Blanks, Spot the Error, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling/Detecting mis-spelt words, One word substitution, Idioms & Phrases, Improvement of sentences, Active/Passive voice of verbs, Comprehension Passage , Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration, Shuffling of sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze passage.

(The questions in all the components General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and English Comprehension will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz., graduation and questions in Quantitative Aptitude will be of 10+2 level).

 

Tier II Examination

Paper-I: Arithmetic 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, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

 

Paper-II: English Language & Comprehension: 

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‘s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, close passage & comprehension passage.

 

Paper-III: Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler for RGI. 

Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis. Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem. Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size decisions.
Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

 

NOTE-I: Questions in Paper-I will be of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

NOTE- II: (i) The Commission will have full discretion to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers in Tier II and in the aggregate of all the papers separately for each category of candidates (viz. SC/ST/OBC /PH/ExS/General (UR) Only those candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Interview and/or Skill Test. (ii) There will be different set of Questions for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates in Paper-I-Quantitative Ability, which shall not have any component of Map/Graphs/Statistical Data/ Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems/Pie-chart etc. However, components of other papers will be the same as that for general candidates.

NOTE-III: Any representation to key of the examination will be scrutinized with the help of experts, wherever necessary, and evaluation in that case will be done with modified answer key. The decision of the Commission in this regard will be final and no further representation will be entertained.

Nationality/Citizenship

A candidate must be either

  1. Citizen of India or
  2. subject of Nepal or
  3. subject of Bhutan or
  4. Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) 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 will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age limit
  • 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 (v) Not exceeding 30 years for Junior Engineer (Civil) and Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) in Border Roads Organisation (BRO) of Ministry of Defence
Relaxation of upper age limit
Code NoCategoryAge relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
1SC/ST 5 years
2OBC3 years
3PH(OH/HH)10 years
4PH(OH/HH) + OBC13 years
5PH(OH/HH) + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ ST)08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
12Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date 5 years
13Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous as on closing date8 (5+3) years
14Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date10 (5+5) years
21Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (unreserved/General)5 years
22Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (OBC)8 years
23Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (SC/ST)10 years
27Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (unreserved/General)5 years
28Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof(OBC)8 (5+3) years
29Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence  thereof (SC/ST)10 (5+5) years

NOTE-I: Ex. Servicemen who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government on regular basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are NOT eligible for fee concession. However, they are eligible for age relaxation, as per rules.

NOTE-II: The period of “Call up Service” of an Ex-Serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for purpose of age relaxation, as per rules.

NOTE-III: The post of Junior Engineer being a Group ‘B‘ post, there is no reservation for Ex-servicemen category. However, benefit of age-relaxation will be admissible to Ex-Servicemen candidates, as per extant Govt. Orders.

EXPLANATION-I :

An Ex-Serviceman means a person who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy, Air Force of the Indian Union, and

  • Who retired from such service after earning his/her pension This would also include persons who are retired/retire at their own request but after having earned their pension; or
  • who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service/circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
  • who has been released, otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
  • who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagements, otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, and has been given a gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army of the following categories, namely:-

(a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service,

(b) Persons with disability attributable to military service; and

(c) Gallantry award winners.

EXPLANATION-II:

The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service, would come under the category of ?ex-serviceman? may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specified terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to ex-servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified term of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

NOTE-IV: AGE CONCESSION IS NOT ADMISSIBLE TO SONS, DAUGHTERS AND DEPENDENTS OF EX-SERVICEMEN.

Educational Qualification
S.NoPostEducational Qualification
1Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical), CPWDDiploma in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an institution recognized by the Central Government or equivalent qualification.
2Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical), Department of PostsThree years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an institution recognized by the Central Government or State Government.
3(a)    Junior Engineer(Civil),Border Roads Organisation(BRO) Ministry of Defence(b)   Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical), Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Ministry of Defence.(a) JE (Civil) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent from a recognised University or Institute. Desirable Two years working experience in the field of civil construction in monitoring and executive of projects. JE(Electrical & Mechanical) Three years Diploma in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) from a recognised University or Institute. Desirable Two years working experience in the field of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering in the area of construction in monitoring and executive of projects.
4(a)    Junior Engineer (Civil), MES(b)   (b) Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical), MESDegree in Civil Engineering from a recognised UniversityOR 

I)Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised Institute or University or Board; and

(II) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Civil Engineering works.

 

Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University

OR

(I)                 Three year’s diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised Institute or University or Board; and

(II)               Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering works.

(i)3 years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognised institute/University/Board or equivalent;

OR

(ii) Passed Intermediate examination in Building and Quantity Surveying Sub Divisional -II of the institute of Surveyors (India).

5Junior Engineer (Civil & Mechanical), CWC and Farakka Barrage.Degree or Diploma in Civil or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University or Institution.

For list of equivalent qualifications as approved by CPWD/AICTE

NOTE-I: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

NOTE-II: Candidates who have not acquired the educational qualification as on notification date will not be eligible and need not apply.

 NOTE-III: All candidates who are called for appearing at the Interview will be required to produce the relevant Certificates in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Degree/Diploma Certificate, etc. As proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01-01-2014 failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut off date and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to have met the required Educational Qualification.

NOTE-IV: Ex-servicemen who have done various courses from Armed Forces which are certified by competent Authority to be equivalent to Diploma in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering are eligible to appear in the Examination.

VACANCIES / RESERVATION:
  1. Firm number of vacancies will be determined in due course.
  2. Reservation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ ExS/ PH etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. Orders and as communicated by the departments reporting vacancies. Vacancies for Ex.Servicemen are reserved only for Group ‘C‘posts and not for Group ‘B‘posts as per extant Government orders/instructions.
  • The posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL) i.e. the candidate, on selection, may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.
  1. The posts have been identified suitable for the persons suffering from disabilities of forty percent and above of One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Partially Deaf (PD) and Deaf (D).
Definition of Persons with Disabilities

Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.

Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original (issued by the Competent Authority on or before the last date of online submission of application in the prescribed format available at the end of this advertisement) in support of their claim at the time of Interview/at any stage of the process if provisionally allotted to any of the Participating Organisations. Persons with Disabilities will have to work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective Participating Organisation.

Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)

The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)

Only those Orthopaedically Challenged candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:

BL – Both legs affected but not arms

OA – One arm affected (R or L) –

(a) Impaired reach;

(b) Weakness of grip;

(c) Ataxia

OL – One leg affected (R or L)

These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.

Structure of Examination

SSC- Junior Engineer selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Common Written Examination and second stage is Common Interview.

  1. Written Test (500 marks)
  2. Interview (100 marks)
PapersSubjectMaximum MarksDuration Timings
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

50

50

100

 2 hours( 10.00 AM – 12.00 Noon)
Paper-II Conventional TypePart –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)OR

Part – B General Engineering (Electrical)

OR

Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

3002 hours(2.00 PM- 4.00 PM)

NOTE-1:

Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Non Programmable Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.

NOTE-2:

Paper-I will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only. Answer sheets of Paper-II (Conventional Type) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper-I at the standard as decided/fixed by the Commission at its discretion.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Personal Interview

Those candidates, who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be eligible to appear in the Interview. The interview will be held at places as may be decided by the Commission. A candidate should qualify both in the written and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

Allotment

On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2015-16 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to SSC, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/ Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc. In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice

The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects 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. All the questions will be set in SI units. The details of the syllabus are given below:

Paper-I

(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning:

The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, 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.

 (ii) General Awareness:

Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her 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 11 relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline

(iii) General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical):

Part-A

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 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, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson’s rule. Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolated 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, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, 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 efficiencies. 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  uniform flow. Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measures. 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 – causes, 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 doubly reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintels. One way and two way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining walls, 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, Buckling 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 for 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 for 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 Refrigeration Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines

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

Fluid Static: 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

Nationality/Citizenship

A candidate must be either

(a) a citizen of India,
(b) a subject of Nepal,
(c) a subject of Bhutan,
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India,
(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.

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 will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age limit

Age Limit:18-27 years as on 01.08.2015 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1988 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Relaxation of upper age limit
Code No.CategoryAge-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
01SC/ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03PH (PWD) +cerebral palsy10 years (subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not be exceed 56 years)
04PH (PWD)/cerebral palsy+ OBC13 years (subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not be exceed 56 years)
05PH (PWD) /cerebral palsy+ SC/ST15 years (subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not be exceed 56 years)
06Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on 01.08.2015
07Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years ( 3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on 01.08.2015
08Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)08 years ( 3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on 01-08-2015
12For Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUpto 5 years
13Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUpto 08(5+3) years
14Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUpto 10 (5+5) years of age
16For Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUp to 40 years of age
18Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUp to 43 years of age
20Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing dateUp to 45 years of age
21Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir ( Unreserved/General )5 years
22Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC )8 years
23Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)10 years
24For Group ‘C’ post only – Post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General )Up to 35 years of age
25Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC )Up to 38 years of age
26Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST )Up to 40 years of age
27Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof ( Unreserved/General )05 years
28Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC )8 (3+5) years
29Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)10 (5+5) years
33Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( Unreserved/General )Up to 45 years of age
34Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( OBC )Up to 48 years of age
35Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST) )Up to 50 years of age
36For Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved/General ) ( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service.
37Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (OBC) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies)3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weight age of past service + 3 years
38Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (SC/ST) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies)3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weight age of past service + 5 years
Explanation

(i) An ‘ex-serviceman’ means a person- who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or noncombatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the Indian Union,

(a) who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension,

(b) who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension;

(c) who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment.

(ii) who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity, and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service.

(iii) personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal Service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstance beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension.

(iv) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April, 1987.

(v) Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army.

(vi) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension.

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces, i.e. only those who are due for release from the Army during the period 08-09-2015 to 07.09.2016 are eligible for age-relaxation. Such candidates are not entitled to any concession in fee.

Such candidates will be eligible to compete only for vacancies in Armed Forces Headquarters and Inter-Service Organisation, which are not reserved for Ex-servicemen, in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies.

As per Supreme Court direction dated 24.02.1995 in Appeal No.731-69 of 1994, Age relaxation will be available for Group-‘C’ posts in the O/o RGI(Registrar General of India) for retrenched Census employees as under:-

(i) Age relaxation by 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment ,

(ii) Weightage of past service

Process of certification and format of certificates

Candidates who wish to be considered against vacancies reserved or seek age-relaxation must submit requisite certificate from the competent authority, in the prescribed format, whenever such certificates are sought by concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices at the time of Interview/Document Verification. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH (PWD)/ ExS status will not be entertained and their candidature/ applications will be considered under General (UR) category. The formats of the certificates are annexed. Certificates in any other format will not be accepted. OBC certificate in the creamy layer status should have been obtained within three years before the closing date for receipt of application. The Commission has decided to accept OBC certificate in prescribed format issued after the closing date of receipt of application but issued upto 180 days. That is OBC certificate issued between 08.09.2012 and upto 05-03-2016 only will be accepted.

Candidates are warned that they may be permanently debarred from the examination conducted by the Commission in case they fraudulently claim SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PH (PWD) status.

Visually handicapped (VH) candidates with visual disabilities of forty percent and cerebral palsy candidates can avail the assistance of Scribe to be provided by the Commission in the written examination subject to such request of scribe being made in the application form.

No attendant will be allowed with candidates inside the examination hall.

Provision of Compensatory Time

The Visually Handicapped/cerebral palsy candidates will be allowed compensatory time in the examination the details of which are given in para 11 under the Heading “Scheme of Examination.”

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

Educational Qualifications

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

As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2015 will also be eligible.

All candidates who are called for appearing at the Skill Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificate in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificate, etc. as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01.08.2015failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cutoff date and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to have the required Educational Qualification.