## Indicative Syllabus (Tier-I)

**General Intelligence & Reasoning:**

It would include questions of

both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions

on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial

orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual

memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical

reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal

series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning

etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy,

Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number

Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series,

Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding,

Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation,

Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/

pattern- folding& un-folding, Figural Pattern-folding and completion,

Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of

centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding,

decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking,

Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence.

**General Awareness:**

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing

the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him and its

application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge

of current events and of such matters of every day observations and

experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated

person. The test will also include questions relating to India and itsneighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography,

Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

**Quantitative Aptitude:**

The questions will be designed to test the ability

of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The

scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals,

fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio &

Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount,

Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, 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.

**English Comprehension:**

Candidates’ ability to understand correct

English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

*The questions in Parts A (Reasoning), B(GK), & D(English) will be of a level commensurate with the
essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C(Quant) will be of
10th standard level. *

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## Indicative Syllabus (Tier-II):

**Module-I of Session-I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities): **

**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:** Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary

surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

**Geometry:** Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:

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.

**Mensuration:** 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.

**Trigonometry:** Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary

angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard

Identities like sin2� + cos2�=1 etc.

**Statistics and probability:** Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram,

Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation; calculation of

simple probabilities.

**Module-II of Section-I of Paper-I (Reasoning and General**

Intelligence):

Intelligence):

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. These will include

questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/

Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation,

Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number

Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched

hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Patternfolding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural

Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence,

Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Numerical

operations, Other sub-topics, if any.

**Module-I of Section-II of Paper-I (English Language And**

Comprehension):

Comprehension):

Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and

their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/

Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ 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, Cloze

Passage, Comprehension Passage. To test comprehension, three or

more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be

asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book

or a story and the other two paragraphs should be on current affairs,

based on a report or an editorial.

**Module-II of Section-II of Paper-I (General Awareness): **

Questions are designed to test the candidates’ general awareness of the

environment around them 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 neighboring countries especially

pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General

policy and scientific research.

**Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency):**

**Computer Basics: **Organization of a computer, Central Processing

Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory

organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard

shortcuts

**Software: **Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft

Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc..

**Working with Internet and e-mails:** Web Browsing & Searching,

Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.

**Basics of networking and cyber security: **Networking devices and

protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking,

virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

**Paper-II (Statistics): **

**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 nonprobability 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 twoway 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.

**Paper-III (General Studies-Finance and Economics): **

**Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):**

**Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:**

**Financial Accounting: **Nature and scope, Limitations of

Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions,

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

**Basic concepts of accounting:** Single and double entry,

Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal,

ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors,

Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation

Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and

Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting,

Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations

Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income &

Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing

Ledgers.

**Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks):**

**Comptroller & Auditor General of India** -Constitutional

provisions, Role and responsibility.

**Finance Commission**-Role and functions.

**Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro
Economics:** Definition, scope and nature of Economics,

Methods of economic study and Central problems of an

economy and Production possibilities curve.

**Theory of Demand and Supply:** Meaning and determinants of

demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price,

income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviourMarshallian approach and Indifference curve approach,

Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and

Elasticity of Supply.

**Theory of Production and cost:** Meaning and Factors of

production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions

and Laws of returns to scale.

**Forms of Market and price determination in different
markets:** Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition,

Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price

determination in these markets.

**Indian Economy:**

Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectorsRole of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems

and growth;

National Income of India-Concepts of national income,

Different methods of measuring national income.

Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on

economic growth.

Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative

poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication

**Economic Reforms in India:** Economic reforms since 1991;

Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.

**Money and Banking:**

Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve

Bank of India; functions of commercial

Banks/RRB/Payment Banks.

Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

**Role of Information Technology in Governance**

*Questions in Module-I of Section- I of Paper-I (Mathematical Abilities)
will be of Matriculation Level, in Module-I of Section- II of Paper-I
(English Language and Comprehension) of 10+2 Level and in Paper-II and
Paper-III of Graduation Level. *