APSC Recruitment 2020: The Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) has released a notice to extend the last date of AE, JE, and Assistant Architect Posts. The notification for the recruitment of candidates as Junior Engineer (JE), Assistant Engineer, and Assistant Architect was released on June 24. Candidates need to fill the application form of APSC recruitment 2020 in offline mode. The last date to apply for APSC recruitment is now extended till 08th September 2020.

APSC Recruitment Notification 2020: Overview

APSC Recruitment 2020 Details
Name of Organization Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)
Post Name
  1. Assistant Engineer (Civil)
  2. Junior Engineer (Civil)
  3. Assistant Architect
Mode of APSC Application Offline
Application Start date 24th June 2020
Application Last date 08th September 2020 (Extended)
Advt. No. 03/2020
APSC JE, AE, AE Notification PDF Download
Official Website apsc.nic.in

Assam PSC Recruitment 2020: Vacancy Details

Post

Number of vacancies

Assistant Engineer (Civil)
Under Panchayat And
Rural Development Dept.

222

Junior Engineer (Civil)
Under Panchayat And
Rural Development Dept.

344

Assistant Architect
Under Public Works (Building &
NH) Department.

11

Total Vacancies

577

APSC Recruitment 2020: Eligibility Criteria

(i) Educational Qualification

Post

Educational Qualification

Assistant Engineer

  • B.E or equivalent degree in Civil Engineering from any
    institute approved by the AICTE and recognized by
    The government in the regular course

Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • A Candidate must have passed Engineering (Diploma/Degree in Civil
    Engineering) from any institution approved by the AICTE and
    recognized by Government in regular courses.

Assistant Architect

  •  Bachelors Degree in Architecture from an Indian or Foreign University
    recognized by the Government.
  •  Should be registered with the Council of Architecture, India

(ii) Age Limit

The candidates should not be less than 21 years of age and not more than 38
years of age as on 01-01-2020. The upper age limit is relaxable as per Govt. Norms.

(iii) Requirements

Apart from holding the above mentioned educational qualification, the candidates must also fulfill the given requirements to apply for the Assam PSC Recruitment for JE, AE, and Assistant Architect.

  1. The candidate must be a permanent resident of Assam.
  2. The candidate must produce PRC issued in Assam for educational purpose as a proof of residency along with the application form.
  3. The candidate should have adequate knowledge of Engish as well as at least 1(one) official language of the State of Assam (i,e.Assamese/Bengali/Bodo) except candidates belonging to Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council and Dima Hasao Autonomous Council.

APSC JE Recruitment 2020: Application Fee

1. For General/EWS Candidate: Rs.250/- (Rupees two hundred and fifty) only.
2. For SC/ST/OBC/MOBC: Rs.150/- (Rupees one hundred and fifty) only.
3. For BPL Candidate: Nil

Fees should be deposited through Treasury Challan in the Head of Account

“NON TAX REVENUE, OTHER NON TAX REVENUE 0051 PSC, 105 STATE PSC APPLICATION FEE RECEIPT OF APSC”

showing the name of the post and department. Original copy of Treasury Challan should be submitted along with the application form.
OR
Fees can be deposited online using Government Receipt Accounting System-GRAS
(Website: https://assamegras.gov.in).

Candidates may pay the requisites fees (as admissible for the category mentioned above). A printed copy of Treasury Challan generated through GRAS should be submitted along with the application form.

How To Apply For APSC JE AE Recruitment 2020?

The candidates who are willing to apply for APSC JE, AE, and Assistant Architect shall apply in offline mode only. The Application Form for APSC Recruitment 2020 is given below.

The application form must reach the address by 08th September 2020 (Extended). The name of the post applied for should be clearly written in “bold letters” in the Envelope containing the application form and it should send at the following address given below:

Deputy Secretary, APSC, Jawaharnagar, Khanapara, Guwahati-781022.

APSC JE, AE, AA Application Form

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APSC Notification PDF 2020

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List of Enclosures To Send For APSC Junior Engineer Recruitment

Applications must be accompanied by self-attested copies of the under-mentioned documents, which should be tagged well without any chance of getting lost in transit.

1. Original treasury Challan depositing prescribed application fee.
2. Age proof certificate (HSLC/Class X Board Admit Card/Pass Certificate).
3. Certificates & mark sheets of all examinations from HSLC onwards up to the level of the qualifying examination.
4. Caste certificate (wherever necessary) of reserved categories issued by the appropriate authority.
5. Disability certificate(wherever necessary)
6. Two copies of recent passport size photograph with white background.
7. Signature( scanned copy to be uploaded in online mode when available)
8. Experience certificates (wherever necessary) indicating the period of Service/Experience with dates.
9. BPL certificate/EWS certificate (wherever necessary).

Salary For APSC Recruitment

APSC Assistant Engineer

The APSC Assitant Engineer will receive the following salary:

Rs. 30,000/- to 1,10,000/- PB – 4 with Grade Pay of Rs.12,700/- plus other allowances as admissible under Rules of the Govt. of Assam.

APSC Junior Engineer 

Rs. 14,000/- to 60,500/-; PB – 2 with Grade Pay of Rs.8,700/- plus other allowances as admissible under Rules of the Govt. of Assam.

APSC Assistant Architect

Rs. 30,000/- to 1,10,000/- PB – 4 with Grade Pay of Rs.12,700/- plus other allowances as admissible under Rules of the Govt. of Assam

Check Govt. Job Notifications 2020

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2020: Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) conducts the combined civil services examination – 4 (Group-IV) for direct recruitment of candidates in the following services in the state of Tamil Nadu:

  • Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service
  • Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service
  • Tamil Nadu Survey and Land Records Subordinate Service
  • Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service
  • Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service

TNPSC recruits candidates for the post of Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant (Non – Security & Security), Bill Collector, Grade-I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist(Grade-III). In this article we have discussed in detail, the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern

There will be three (3) papers for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam. All the questions will be objective in nature. Before we get into the TNPSC Group IV Syllabus, let us first have a look at the Exam Pattern.

Exam Type Subjects No. of Questions Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks Duration
Objective (OMR) General Studies (75 items) 75 300 90 3 Hours
Aptitude Test (25 items) 25
General Tamil / General English
(100 items)
100
Total (200 items) 200 300

Points To Note For TNPSC Group IV Exam

  • The TNPSC Group 4 Prelims Exam will be conducted in offline mode.
  • The candidates have to mark the answers on the OMR sheet provided to them by the exam body.
  • After conducting the exam successfully, the TNPSC Answer Key is released. It gives the candidates to tally their answers and thereby raise objections if any.
  • Two types of question papers will be set.
    Type- 1:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    English (100 items).
    Type-2:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    Tamil (100 items)
  • Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test
  • There is no negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

The TNPSC Group 4 syllabus comprises of the following sections.

    1. General Studies
    2. Aptitude and Mental Ability test
    3. General English/General Tamil

Two types of question papers will be set.
Type- 1:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items).
Type-2:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items)

Out of the two types, the candidates are given the choice to opt for any one of them. The sections wise syllabus has been explained below in detail.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: General Studies

General Studies is the most common section among all the government exam across the nation, especially in civil services exams.

General Studies

The TNPSC Group IV General Studies comprises of the following subjects:

  1. General Science
  2. Current Events
  3. Geography
  4. History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu
  5. Indian Polity
  6. Indian Economy
  7. Indian National Movement

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: General Studies Topics

Subject Topic
Physics
  1. Nature of  Universe
  2. General Scientific laws
  3. Inventions and discoveries
  4. National scientific laboratories
  5. Force, motion and energy
  6. Magnetism, Electricity and Electronics
  7. Physical quantities, standards and units
  8. Heat, light and sound
  9. Mechanics and properties of matter
Chemistry
  1. Elements and Compounds
  2. Acids, bases and salts
  3. Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides..
Botany
  1. Main Concepts of life science
  2. Classification of the living organism
  3. Nutrition and dietetics
  4. Respiration
Zoology
  1. Blood and blood circulation
  2. Reproductive system
  3. Environment, Ecology, health and hygiene
  4. Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases -prevention and remedies
  5. Animals,  plants and human life.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Current Affairs

Subject Topic
History
  1. Latest diary of events-national
  2. National symbols
  3. Profile of States
  4. Eminent persons & places in news
  5. Sports & games
  6. Books & authors
  7. Awards & honors’
  8. India and its neighbours.
Political Science
  1. Problems in conduct of public elections
  2. Political parties and political system in India
  3. Public awareness & General administration
  4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
Geography
  1. Geographical landmarks
Economics Current socio-economic problems
Science Latest inventions on science & technology

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Geography

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Geography Topics
Earth and  Universe – Solar system-Monsoon,  rainfall,  weather  &  climate Water resources – rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern
Transport including surface transport & communication Social geography – population-density and distribution Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu

  1. Indus valley civilization
  2. Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas
  3. Age of Vijayanagaram and the Bahmanis
  4. South Indian History
  5. Culture and Heritage of Tamil people
  6. India since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture
  7. Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state
  8. Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN
  9. Political parties and populist schemes.

 TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Indian Polity

Indian Polity Topics
 Constitution of India Topics The preamble to the constitution Salient features of Constitution
Citizenship-rights amend duties Fundamental rights Fundamental duties
Union, state and territory Union legislature Human Rights Charter
Parliament-State executive State Legislature Assembly – Local government –panchayat raj Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India
Rule  of law/Due process of law Official language and Schedule-VIII Corruption in public life
Anti-corruption measures – CVC, Lok- adalats, Ombudsman CAG Right to information
Empowerment of women Consumer protection forums.

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus: Indian Economy

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Five-year plan models – an assessment
  • Land reforms & agriculture – Application of Science in agriculture – Industrial growth
  • Rural welfare-oriented programmes
  • Social sector problems –population, education, health, employment, poverty
  • Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

 TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Indian National Movement

  • National renaissance
  • Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Different modes of agitations
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus: Aptitude & Mental Ability

The syllabus for aptitude and mental ability is discussed below in the table that is given below.

Subject Topic
Mathematical Ability
  1. Conversion of information to data
  2. Collection, compilation and presentation of
    data
  3. Tables, graphs, diagrams
  4. Analytical interpretation of data
  5. Simplification
  6. Percentage
  7. Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  8. Ratio and Proportion
  9. Simple interest-Compound interest
  10. Area and Volume
  11. Time and Work.
Logical Reasoning
  1. Puzzles-Dice
  2. Visual Reasoning
  3. Alphanumeric Reasoning
  4. Number Series.

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus General Engish Syllabus

There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The TNPSC English Paper comprises of three parts: || Part A |Part B| Part C || The topics are as follows

Part A: Objective Type

Grammar Topics
Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B. Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix Fill in the blanks with suitable Article Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
Select the correct Question Tag Select the correct Tense Select the correct Voice
Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle) Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective and adverb) Comprehension Select the correct sentence
Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective and Adverb) Select the correct Plural forms Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)
Identify the correct Degree Forma new word by blending the words Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part B

There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The topics are as follows

Grammar Topics
Figures of speech observed in the following Poems : Appreciation Questions from Poetry 3. Important lines from Poems.
Questions on the Biography of Indian Personalities Questions on Shakespeare’s Plays: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) – Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) –
Sonnet 116
Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant
Dr.Karl Paulnack
Music-The Hope Raiser
Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays: Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
British English – American English

Part C: Authors and their Literary Works

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus: General Tamil

  • Two types of question papers will be set.
    Type- 1:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    English (100 items).
    Type-2:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    Tamil (100 items)
  • Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: FAQ’s

Q. What is the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. TNPSC Group 4 Exam is the Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission is the combined civil services examination – 4 (Group-IV) for direct recruitment of candidates for the post of Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant (Non – Security & Security), Bill Collector, Grade-I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist(Grade-III).

Q. What are the subjects for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. The TNPSC Group 4 Exam will comprise of three (3) Subjects: General Studies, Aptitude Test, and General Tamil / General English. There will be a choice between General English and General Tamil for the candidates.

Q. What is the exam pattern for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. The TNPSC Group 4 Exam will be of a total of 300 marks of 3 hours comprising of 200 questions.

Q. How many questions will be there in each of the subjects?

Ans. There will be a total of 200 questions. The General Studies will have 75 questions, Aptitude Test will have 25 questions, and General Tamil / General English will have 100 questions.

Q. What is the qualifying marks for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam?

Ans. The candidates will have to secure a minimum of 90 marks out of 300 marks.

Q. Will the TNPSC Group 4 Exam Objective in nature?

Ans. Yes, the exam will be objective in nature with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Q. What will be the language of the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. All the questions will be set bilingually, i.e. English and Tamil, and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.

 

MPSC Syllabus 2020: The Maharashtra State Government conducts various exams every year to recruit suitable candidates into the different wings of the state administration. The MPSC or Maharashtra Public Service Commission is one of the major exams conducted by the Maharashtra State Govt. The MPSC Exam is also known as the MPSC Rajyaseva Exam. It is responsible for conducting other examinations such as Subordinate Services, Class C Services, Engineering Services, Agriculture Services, Judicial Services, etc.

Every year candidates in large nos. apply for the MPSC Exam. In order to be eligible to work in MPSC, it is important to get acquainted with the syllabus and the exam pattern. Therefore, for the convenience of the MPSC job aspirants, we have provided the syllabus as well as the exam pattern for MPSC or MPSC Rajyaseva Exam 2020.

MPSC Syllabus: MPSC Exam Pattern

Before we get into the MPSC Syllabus, let us first have a look at the MPSC Exam Pattern. The Exam Pattern forms a major part of the recruitment process. It lets the govt. job aspirants to know the pattern of the exam and marks allotted to each of the exam papers.

The MPSC state services exam is conducted in three stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

A candidate has to clear one stage in order to be eligible for the subsequent stage, i.e, if he/she clears the prelims, he/she moves onto the mains, clearing which he/she would be summoned for the final stage (interview) of the MPSC exam. The MPSC Exam Pattern and Syllabus for each of the stages are explained below.

MPSC Syllabus: MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

This is the first stage of the MPSC State Services Exam. Through this stage of the MPSC Exam, candidates are filtered to appear for the next stage of examination.

Paper No. of Questions Marks Standard Of Exam Duration Nature of Paper
Paper I 100 200 Degree 2 hours Objective
Paper II 80 200 A mix of Degree and School 2 hours Objective

Points To Note For MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

  1. Marks of both papers will be considered for qualifying candidates for the mains exam.
  2. There is a negative marking of 1/3rd for every incorrect answer in Paper I and Paper II.
  3. The questions on decision making in Paper II has no negative marks if incorrectly answered.
  4. Candidates need to score minimum marks as decided by the commission to qualify for the mains exam.
  5. All the questions are set in English and Marathi except for those questions which are meant to test the candidate’s knowledge of English.

MPSC Syllabus: MPSC Prelims Syllabus

MPSC is a State Level Exam. Therefore a majority of questions that are asked focus on to the Maharastra. In this section MPSC Syllabus for the Prelims and the Mains has been discussed.

MPSC Prelims Paper I Syllabus

  1. Current events of state, national and international importance.
  2. History of India (with special reference to Maharashtra) and Indian National Movement.
  3. Maharashtra, India and world geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of Maharashtra, India and the World.
  4. Maharashtra and India – Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Urban Governance, Public Policy, Rights Issue, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science

MPSC Prelims Paper II Syllabus

  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  4. Decision-making and problem-solving
  5. General mental ability
  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)
  7. Marathi and English language comprehension skills (Class X/XII level) Questions relating to this will be tested through passages from Marathi and English language without providing cross translation thereof in the question paper.

MPSC Syllabus: MPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The MPSC Mains Exam comprises of six compulsory papers. Paper I and Paper II are language papers. Paper III to Paper VI are General Studies Papers. MPSC Exam does not comprise of any optional paper through a change made in 2012.

Paper Subject Total Marks Standard Duration Nature of Questions
I Marathi & English (Essay/Translation/Precis) 100 XII Std. 3 hours Descriptive
II Marathi & English (Grammar/Comprehension) 100 XII Std. 1 hour MCQs
III General Studies I 150 Degree 2 hours MCQs
IV General Studies II 150 Degree 2 hours MCQs
V General Studies III 150 Degree 2 hours MCQs
VI General Studies IV 150 Degree 2 hours MCQs

Points To Note For MPSC Mains Exam Pattern

  1. There is a negative marking in the objective question papers.
  2. Candidates need to attempt all the papers to qualify for the Interview round.
  3. This round is of great importance for the candidates as it is both scoring and qualifying in nature.

MPSC Syllabus: MPSC Mains Exam Syllabus

The MPSC Mains Syllabus For Paper I to Paper VI is given below.

MPSC Paper I Syllabus: Marathi and English (Essay/Translation/Precis)

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks) Section 2: English (50 marks)
  1. Essay writing – An essay on one out of the two given topics/subject (About 400 words)
  2. Translation – English paragraph to be translated into Marathi, approximately 1/2 page/2 paragraphs
  3. Precis writing
  1. Essay writing – An essay on one out of the two given topics/subject (About 400 words)
  2. Translation – Marathi paragraph to be translated into English, approximately 1/2 page/2 paragraphs
  3. Precis writing

Paper II: Marathi & English (Grammar and Comprehension)

Section 1: Marathi (50 marks) Section 2: English (50 marks)
  1. Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc
  2. Comprehension
    1. Grammar – Idioms, Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Correct formation of words and sentences, Punctuation, etc
    2. Comprehension

Paper III: General Studies I (History & Geography) 

Subject Topic
History
  1. History of Modern India (1818-1857) particularly Maharashtra
  2. Establishment of British Rule in India
  3. Socio-Cultural Changes
  4. Emergence and growth of Indian nationalism
  5. Social and economic awakening
  6. National movement in Gandhi Era
  7. India after Independence
  8. Selected Social Reformers of Maharashtra
  9. Cultural Heritage of Maharashtra (Ancient to Modern)
Geography
  1. Physical Geography
  2. Economic Geography of Maharashtra
  3. Human and Social Geography of Maharashtra
  4. Environmental Geography
  5. Population Geography (with reference to Maharashtra)
  6. Remote Sensing
Geography and Agriculture
  1. Agroecology
  2. Climate
  3. Soils
  4. Water management

Paper IV: General Studies II (Indian Constitution and Indian Politics and Law) 

Subject Topic
General Studies II
(Indian Constitution and Indian Politics and Law)
  1. Constitution of India
  2. Amendment Procedure & Major Amendments to the Constitution
  3. Political System ( Structure, Powers and Functions of Governments )
  4. State Government and Administration (With Special Reference to Maharashtra)
  5. District Administration
  6. Rural and Urban Local Government
  7. Educational System
  8. Parties and Pressure Groups
  9. Media
  10. Electoral Process
  11. Administrative Law
  12. Central & State Government Privileges
  13. Some Pertinent Laws
  14. Social Welfare and Social Legislation
  15. Public Services
  16. Control over Public Expenditure

Paper V: General Studies III (Human Resource Development & Human Rights) 

Subject Topic
Human Resource Development
  1. Human Resource Development in India
  2. Education
  3. Vocational Education
  4. Health
  5. Rural Development
Human Rights
  1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948)
  2. Child Development
  3. Women Development
  4. Youth Development
  5. Tribal Development Development for Socially deprived classes (SC, ST, VJ/NT, OBC etc. )
  6. Welfare for aged People- problems and issues
  7. Labour Welfare
  8. Welfare of disabled persons
  9. People’s Rehabilitations
  10. International and Regional Organisations
  11. Consumer Protection
  12. Values and Ethics

Paper VI: General Studies IV (Economy & Planning, Economics of Development and Agriculture, Science and Technology Development) 

Subject Topic
Economy and Planning
  1. Indian Economy
  2. Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development
  3. Industry
  4. Co-operation
  5. Economic reforms
  6. International Trade & International Capital Movements
  7. Measurement and estimate of poverty
  8. Factors determining employment
  9. Economy of Maharashtra
Economics of Development and Agriculture
  1. Macro Economics
  2. Public Finance and Financial Institutions
  3. Growth, Development and International Economics
  4. Indian Agriculture, Rural Development and Cooperation
  5. Agriculture
  6. Food and Nutrition
  7. Indian Industry, Infrastructure and Services Sector

 

Science and technology developments
  1. Energy
  2. Computer and Information Technology
  3. Space Technology
  4. Biotechnology
  5. Nuclear Policy of India
  6. Disaster Management

Interview

The candidates who qualify the MPSC Prelims and the Mains will be eligible to appear for the final round, Interview or the Personality Test. The candidates will be interviewed by a panel of competent and unbiased observers. This is more like a personality test where apart from knowledge, the candidate’s attributes such as aptitude, presence of mind, communication skills, etc. are evaluated.

The aim of the interview is to test not only the academic qualification of the candidate but also the mental ability and analytical ability of the candidates. The candidates must be aware of the latest current happenings throughout the world.

 

 

The BPSC Syllabus is set by the Bihar Public Service Commission. BPSC is responsible for carrying out recruitment to multiple posts such as Sub Divisional Officer, Rural Development Officer, District Sanapark Officer, etc. BPSC select meritorious candidates for appointment into the civil service jobs in the Indian state of Bihar according to their merit.

BPSC Syllabus: BPSC Exam Pattern

The direct recruitment of the candidates is made mainly by way of conducting the competitive examination in which the selection is done on the basis of the following procedures. The candidates have to clear every stage of examination to be appointed as a civil servant of Bihar.

  1. Prelims: One objective type paper for 150 marks.
  2. Mains: Four descriptive papers
  3. Interview: 120 marks
Stage of BPSC Exam Type of Exam Mode Total Marks Duration
Prelims Objective Offline 150 2 Hours
Mains Subjective Offline 900 ( 3 Papers of 300 marks each) 3 Hours for each Paper
Personal Interview Physically Present Offline 120 Not Defined

A candidate has to clear one stage in order to be eligible for the subsequent stage, i.e, if he/she clears the prelims, he/she moves onto the mains, clearing which he/she would be summoned for the final stage (interview) of the BPSC Exam 2020. The Bihar PSC exam is modeled loosely on the IAS Exam which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

BPSC Syllabus: BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

BPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of Exam Combined Competitive Exam
Conducting Body Bihar Public Service Commission ( BPSC )
No of Papers 1 – General Studies (150 marks)
Duration 2 hours
BPSC Syllabus
  1. General Science
  2. Events of national and international importance
  3. History of Bihar and Indian History
  4. Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar)
  5. Indian Polity and Economy
  6. Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
  7. Indian National Movement and the Role of Bihar
  8. General Mental Ability.

BPSC Syllabus Marking Scheme

  1. Marks of BPSC Prelims Paper be considered for qualifying candidates for the mains exam.
  2. Prelims have negative marking for all the incorrect answers.
  3. There will be no negative marking for unattended questions.
  4. There is a negative marking of 1/3 of the marks allocated to the question for every wrong answer.
  5. BPSC Prelims is screening in nature.
  6. All the questions are set in English and Hindi except for those questions which are meant to test the candidate’s knowledge of English.

BPSC Syllabus: BPSC Prelims Syllabus

This is the first stage of the BPSC Exam. The topics covered under BPSC Prelims are given as below.

General Science Events of national and international importance History of Bihar and Indian History
Geography(mainly Geography of Bihar) Indian Polity and Economy Changes in the economy of Bihar post-independence
Indian National Movement General Mental Ability. Role of Bihar in Indian Nationalist Movement

Here is a detailed syllabus of the BPSC Prelims Exam

  1. General Science (General understanding of science, including matters of everyday observation and experience). The questions on Science and Tech will be such that they do not require subject specialization.
  2. Current Affairs of National/International importance
  3. History of India and Bihar: General understanding of the subject with the broad aspects of the history of Bihar.
  4. Geography of India and Bihar: Questions will relate to the physical, social and economic geography of the country including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources
  5. General geography and geographical division of Bihar and its major river systems
  6. Indian polity: Questions will test knowledge on the country’s political system, Panchayati Raj, community development and planning in India and Bihar
  7. Indian economy and economy of Bihar post-independence
  8. Indian Movements and Contribution of Bihar in it: Question will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth-century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence with special reference to Bihar
  9. Under the Indian Economy and Polity, the questions will cover the following topics:
    1. Indian Political System
    2. Panchayati Raj
    3. Community Development
    4. Planning in India and Bihar
  10. Under the Indian National Movement, candidates have to focus on the resurgence in the 19th century, nature and growth of nationalism in India, and India’s independence. Also, the role of Bihar in the Indian National Movement is important from the BPSC exam point of view
  11. Questions based on General Mental Ability

BPSC Syllabus: BPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Here the BPSC Mains Exam Pattern is given below.

Stage of Exam Paper Total Marks Duration
Main Exam (Subjective) General Hindi (Qualifying) 100 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 1 300 3 Hours
General Studies Paper 2 300 3 Hours
Optional Paper 300 3 Hours

BPSC Syllabus: Mains Marking Scheme

  1. Questions of General Studies are available in Hindi and English both.
  2. The score will be arrived at by considering the total of 900 marks in GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2 and Optional Paper.
  3. The candidates who are placed suitably in the merit are called for the interview.
  4. There is no negative marking in the descriptive question papers.
  5. Candidates need to attempt all the papers to qualify for the Interview round.
  6. This round is both scoring and qualifying in nature.

BPSC Syllabus: BPSC Mains Syllabus

The Bihar PSC Mains Syllabus is given below in detail.

Qualifying Paper: General Hindi

The paper of General Hindi is qualifying in nature. The syllabus this Paper is of the level as that of the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB). The paper is of 100 marks and subjective in nature, and the marks distribution is given below:

  1. Essay: 30 Marks
  2. Grammar: 30 Marks
  3. Syntax: 25 Marks
  4. Summarisation: 15 Marks

Out of the 100 marks, candidates are required to secure the qualifying marks in the paper. For this qualifying paper, a good book of school standard is enough.

General Studies Paper

The marks secured in the BPSC Prelims Exam and General Hindi paper are not included in the merit lists. The actual BPSC exam starts now with the General Studies Papers and the Optional Paper. There are two Papers for the General Studies and one for the Optional. Each Paper carries 300 marks making the total marks from all these papers to be 900.

General Studies 1 General Studies 2
  1. Indian Culture
  2. Modern History of India
  3. Contemporary events of national and international importance
  4. Statistical Analysis, diagrams and graphs
  1. Indian (and Bihar) Polity
  2. Indian (and Bihar) Economy
  3. Indian (and Bihar) Geography
  4. Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (and Bihar)

Below is the detailed syllabus for the GS Papers and the Optional Paper:

Syllabus of GS Paper 1

  1. Modern History of India and Indian culture: History of the country with special reference to Bihar in the middle of the nineteenth century, the introduction and expansion of western and technical education, Bihar’s role in the Indian freedom struggle, the Santhal Uprising in Bihar, Birsa movement, Champaran Satyagrah, the Quit India Movement, chief features of Mauryan and Pal art, Patna Qulam painting, Roles of Gandhi, Tagore, and Nehru
  2. Current events of national and international importance
  3. Role of Bihar in the Indian National Movement
    • Santhal uprising
    • 1857 war of independence
    • Champaran Satyagraha
    • Quit India Movement 1942
  4. Mauryan and Pala Art/Pala Sena Art
  5. Patna Kalam Paintings
  6. Statistical analysis, graphs, and diagrams: Questions to test the ability to draw conclusions from statistical, graphical or diagrammatical information and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies.

Syllabus for GS Paper 2

  1. Indian Polity: Questions based on the political system in India including Bihar.
  2. Indian economy and Geography of India: Questions on planning in India and the physical, economic and social geography of India and Bihar.
  3. The role and impact of science and technology in the development of India: Questions to test awareness of the role and impact of science and technology in India and Bihar with special reference to applied science.

Optional Subjects For BPSC Mains Exam

In BPSC Mains, candidates have to select one optional subject out of 34 subjects. There will be only one optional subject exam for 300 marks and the questions will be of Honours Level (3-year course in Patna University). The choices are given below and the syllabus for optional subjects can be viewed in the BPSC Syllabus PDF.

  1. English Language and Literature
  2. Urdu Language and Literature
  3. Hindi Language and Literature
  4. Persian Language and Literature
  5. Arabic Language and Literature
  6. Pali Language and Literature
  7. Maithili Language and Literature
  8. Bangla Language and Literature
  9. Sanskrit Language and Literature
  10. Chemistry
  11. Sociology
  12. Physics
  13. Agriculture
  14. Statistics
  15. Botany
  16. Zoology
  17. Philosophy
  18. Political Science and International Relations
  19. Psychology
  20. Public Administration
  21. Labour and Social Welfare
  22. Management
  23. Mathematics
  24. Mechanical Engineering
  25. Geography
  26. Geology
  27. History
  28. Law
  29. Civil Engineering
  30. Economics
  31. Commerce and Accountancy
  32. Electrical Engineering
  33. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  34. Anthropology

BPSC Personal Interview Test

The candidates selected in order of merit on the results of the Main Exam shall have to appear for the final and last stage of the BPSC Exam i.e. Personality Test. Each candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The objective of the test will be to assess the candidate’s personal qualities e.g., alertness of mind, power of clear and logical exposition, intellectual and moral integrity, leadership and also the candidate’s range of interests.

The Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) has postponed all its exams that were scheduled from April 16 to 30 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of lockdown till May 3, 2020, in view of the spread of deadly COVID-19.

Kerala PSC Exams Postponed After Lockdown Extension

With the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, the Kerala PSC Exams have been postponed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended the date for the lockdown for the 2nd time. The first lockdown was initiated from midnight 24th March till 14th April. Now with the extension of the lockdown till 3rd May, KPSC has decided to postpone all the exams that were scheduled to be held in April.

An official notice said that “In view of the lockdown extension to avoid coronavirus pandemic, Kerala Public Service Commission has postponed all OMR/ Online/ Dictation/ written exams which were scheduled from April 16 to 30, 2020.”
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Kerala PSC Exams have been postponed after the PM announced the extension of the lockdown on April 14th. Fresh date for the KPSC Exam will be intimated once the lockdown is over, i.e. after May 3rd 2020, the statement from Kerala PSC said. Place and time of the examination will be released along with the new dates, it said.

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CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment Notification 2020: The Chattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) has released a notification for the recruitment of the Insurance Medical Officer Post. As per the official site of CGPSC i.e., psc.cg.gov.in, interested and eligible candidates may apply online for CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2020 on or before 8th May 2020. Read the CGPSC Medical Officer eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, link to apply, download official notification below.

CGPSC Insurance Medical Officer Recruitment 2020: Overview

Candidates can check the important details in the below table.

Event Details
Name of the Organization Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission
Vacancy 52
Post Insurance Medical Officer (IMO)
Starting date of application 9th April 2020
Closing date of application 8th May 2020
Job Category State Government Jobs
Job Location Chhattisgarh
Application process Online Only
 Official Website  www.psc.cg.gov.in

CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2020: Vacancy

Name of Post Category No. of Vacancies
CGPSC Medical Officer UR 18
SC 05
ST 23
OBC 06
Total 52

CGPSC Medical Officer Eligibility Criteria

  1. Age Limit: Age of the candidates must not be more than 32 years.
  2. Educational Qualifications:
    Candidates should possess MBBS or Equivalent qualification.
  3. Application Fee-
    SC/ ST/ OBC Candidates of Chhattisgarh: Rs. 300/-
    General Candidates and Candidates out of Chhattisgarh: Rs. 400/-

Download CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment Official Notification

How To Apply For CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment?

  1. Click on the CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2020 Link.
  2. As the new page opens, Fill all the important details asked in the form.
  3. Enter the Captcha and Register.
  4. After Registration, go to the Login Link.
  5. Fill the other credentials, upload required documents.
  6. Verify all the entered details of the form
  7. Finally, make the required application fee payment.
  8. Click Submit button

CGPSC Medical Officer Online Application Link

The online application form for CGPSC Insurance Medical Officer will begin from 9th April 2020 to 8th May 2020. It is advised that the candidates keep a valid and active email id and contact no. throughout the recruitment process.

Click Here To Apply For CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2020

CGPSC Medical Officer Recruitment Selection Process

The candidates who are applying for the Medical Officer Post will be selected on the basis of two stages.

  1. Written Test: 300 marks
  2. Interview: 30 marks

The candidates will have to pass both the stages in order to be appointed as a Medical Officer.

CGPSC Medical Officer Exam Pattern

Stage Part No. of Questions Marks Duration
Stage I I: Basic knowledge of Chattisgarh 50 100 3 hours
II: Medical Related Questions 100 200
Total 150 300
Stage II Interview NA 30 NA

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TSPSC FSO Answer Key 2020 is out @tspsc.gov.in. Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) has released the Answer Key for the posts of Food Safety Officer (FSO). All such candidates who have appeared for the  TSPSC FSO  exam held on 23rd February 2020 can check their Answer Key from the direct link that is given below. The candidates can also raise objections till 8th March 2020.

TSPSC FSO Answer Key

TSPSC had conducted the written exam on 23rd Feb under Notfn.No. 10/2019. The candidates who had appeared for TSPSC FSO Preliminary Exam can check their answers from the link that is given below.

Follow the given steps to check TSPSC FSO Answer key 2020

  1.  Click the link given below, that reads Click to check TSPSC FSO Answer key 2020
  2. Enter your Hall Ticket Number
  3. Then Enter your TSPSC ID.
  4. Lastly, click on the Login button.
  5. From there you can view the answer key.

Link To Check TSPSC Answer Key 2020

Click below to check the answer key for TSPSC Food Safety Officer.

TSPSC Answer Key 2020: Raise Objection

Candidates who have any objection related to the answer key can raise objection from 2nd March to 8th March 2020.

Check TSPSC Answer Key Raise Objection Notice

Objections raised after 8th March will not be accepted at any cost.

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