Exams

Why Civil Services

Civil Services or IAS Exam is not just an exam but childhood dream of many, is a corridor of power and responsibility, the best way to serve the country, stage to exhibit one’s credentials and opportunity to prove your metal on national / international level; at the same time ensuring great life style and economic stability. Specially after sixth pay commission and upcoming seventh pay commission, salary structure has reached to satisfactory levels. Whatever might be your point of view. One thing is beyond argument i.e. this exam has its own status and glamour. No wonder it is one of the toughest and still most popular exam. Needless to say hard work, smart strategies and directed studies is the only way towards success. Because of the expectations attached with the post, it has become a ray of hope for the communities and regions like Maharashtra traditionally a region which kept itself aloof from the services is taking a keen interest in it. Dhruv IAS Academy excels in strategies through its experienced and inspired faculties, novel approach and personal guidance. In nutshell, you commit us hard work and we commit you success!

Posts Offered

Civil Services exams are commonly known as IAS / IPS Exams. But these are not the only posts offered. UPSC offers following posts. Number of vacancies may fluctuate from time to time as per the requirements.

1Indian Administrative Service2Indian Foreign Service
3Indian Police Service4Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
5Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.6Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
7Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.8Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
9Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ 10Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
11Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.12Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
13Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.14Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
15Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force Group ‘A’16Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
17Indian Information Services, Group ‘A’18Indian Trade Services, Group ‘A’
19Indian Corporate Law Services, , Group ‘A’20Indian Corporate Law Services, , Group ‘A’
21Delhi, Andaman & Nikobar islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’ 22 Delhi, Andaman & Nikobar islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
23Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’24Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Indian (for IAS) and for other services citizen of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee or a person of Indian origin from specific countries.

Age: Candidate must not be younger than 21 years and older than 32 years on 1st of August of the attempting year. Relaxation for this limits for the selective categories will be as under
- Up to maximum of 5 years for SC and ST
- Up to maximum of three years for OBC
- Up to maximum of 5 years for candidates domiciled in J & K during 1980 -1989
- Up to maximum of 3 years for candidates disabled in defence services
- Up to maximum of 5 years for ex servicemen
- Up to maximum of 5 years for disabled persons (blind / deaf / deaf-mute / orthopedically handicapped

Educational Qualification: Candidate must hold a degree from any recognised university

Structure Of Exam

Civil Services Exam is conducted in 3 stages
Preliminary, Mains and Interview
Candidate has to clear all these three exams in one cycle of the exam (year).

1) Preliminary Exam :

2 papers of 200 marks each

Paper 1: General Studies
Paper 2: Civil Services Aptitude Test


2) Main Exam: - 250 marks each except languages papers

Paper IIndian Language (qualifying paper – 300 marks)
Paper IICompulsory English (qualifying paper – 300 marks)
Paper IIIEssay
Paper IVG.S I - History, Culture, Geography
Paper VG.S. II – Governance, constitution and International relations
Paper VIG.S. III – Economic Development, Sci & Tech, Environment
Paper VIIG.S. IV - Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
Paper VIIIOptional Subject I – Paper I (Please refer to the list)
Paper IXOptional Subject I – Paper II (Please refer to the list)
TOTAL1750 marks ( marks which are counted in final tally)

3) Personality Test (Interview) – 275 marks

Optional Subjects

Candidate has to select one of the following Optional Subjects

Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology History, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Botany, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology

Or Literature of any one of the following languages:

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

Syllabus

Did You Know?

  1. Candidate just has to have a degree from any recognised university.
  2. There is no restriction to entry like candidate needs throughout first class etc.
  3. There is a restriction on number of attempts and age.
  4. Aspirant can choose any state language as medium of answer for both written exam and interview. That means need of excellent command over English is an absolute myth.
  5. There is a negative marking for preliminary examination and 33% marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked.
  6. Upsc has increased number of attempts and maximum age. Now candidate in open / general category can apply maximum 6 times in preliminary exam up to maximum age of 32 years.

MPSC Examination

MPSC is the state public service commission – Maharashtra Public Service Commission. The commission has been entrusted with the responsibility of providing suitable candidates for various govt. posts and advise on promotions, transfers and disciplinary actions etc. MPSC therefore conducts competitive exams for various posts like DySP, Deputy Collector, Tahsildar, Nayab Tahsildar, PSI, STI , Assistant etc. It also recruits / fills the departmental posts As well as promotional posts.
If One is looking forward to serve state, to serve society, to enjoy stable economic prosperity & to live a decent but prestigious life, to get name and fame - MPSC is better option to achieve all this. It is the best career opportunity available in Maharashtra government. Almost every exam is conducted once in a year. Recently Maharashtra govt. has declared to fill up the huge backlog in the services. It is therefore expected that MPSC will bring in lot many vacancies and ofcourse, exams for this purpose.

Why MPSC

What is MPSC exam :
One of the important fuction of MPSC is to conduct examinations for appointments to the service of Government of Maharashtra and its allied organizations. MPSC conducts various exams. Most popular and general exams which any graduate can appear are for the posts Rajyaseva, PSI / STI ,/ASST etc.

Why aspire for MPSC?
Opportunity to serve state, to serve society, to live a prestigious life, to get name and fame and finally it is the best career opportunity available in Maharashtra government. You may get prestigious posts like Deputy Collector, DySP, Tahsildar, Sales Tax Commissioner etc. and/or Police Sub Inspector, Sales Tax Inspector etc.

Why (state) civil service exams appears to be more important?
Among various above said exam Rajyaseva exam or State service exam appears to be more important. This importance can be guessed from the fact that over the years MPSC became synonyms to Rajyaseva. Important posts like Deputy magistrate or DySp attracts the imagination of young ambitious minds.

State Services Exam
post offered: Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sales Tax commissioner, Tahsildar, nayab tahsildar etc.

Eligibility Criteria

For PSI Exam
Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree in any faculty of a recognized university.
Age limit:
  • 19 to 31 years - Open Category
  • Five Years relaxation for SC/ST, Players (Winners of Awards)
  • Five Years limitation for Ex-servicemen Army, Short service Commission

For STI / ASST / State Services Exam
Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree in any faculty of a recognized university.
Age limit:
  • 19 to 38 years - Open Category
  • Five Years relaxation for OBC / SC/ST, Players (Winners of Awards)
  • Five Years limitation for Ex-servicemen Army, Short service Commission
  • Age 45 for disabled persons

Structure Of Exam

MPSC Exams are usually conducted once in a year as per the requirements. Following are the structures of the major examinations which can be appeared by any graduate.
1. State Services Exam / Rajyaseva Exam
There are Three Stages:

1) Preliminary Exam :

Paper No.Marks DurationNature of PaperMedium
Paper I (compulsory)200Two HoursObjective TypeMarathi & English
Paper II (compulsory)200Two Hours

Note

- It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of State Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of State Services (Prelim) Examination.
- For every wrong answer 33% penalty will be applied.
- No negative marking for decision making and problem solving

2) Main Examination - There shall be six compulsory papers.

1 Essay, Translation & Precise (Both Languages)100 marksDescriptive Paper
2 Marathi Grammar & English grammar100 marksObjective Paper
3 General Studies 1 (History & Geography) 100 marksObjective Paper
4General Studies 2 (Indian constitution & Law, Politics)100 marksObjective Paper
5General Studies 3 (Human Resource Development and Human Rights) 100 marksObjective Paper
6General Studies 4 (Economy and Science and Tech)100 marksObjective Paper

Note

- For every wrong answer 33% penalty will be applied.

- There will be a cut off for all individual categories.

3) Interview: Total Marks- 100.

Other Exams

1) PSI (Police Sub Inspector) Examination:

There are four stages of PSI Exam

Preliminary Exam1 Paper100 MarksGeneral StudiesEnglish & Marathi
Main Exam2 Papers200 Marks1. General Studies and Mental Ability
2. Marathi and English
English & Marathi
Physical Test 4/3 Activity100 Marks
Interview 150 marks40 Marks

Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree in any faculty of a recognized university.

Age limit:

  • 19 to 33 years - Open Category
  • Five Years relaxation for SC/ST, Players (Winners of Awards)
  • Five Years limitation for Ex-servicemen Army, Short service Commission
  • Age 45 for disabled persons


2) STI (Sales Tax Inspector):

There are two stages of STI Exam

Preliminary Exam1 Paper100 MarksGeneral SudiesEnglish & Marathi
Main Exam2 Papers200 Marks1. General Studies and Mental Ability
2. Marathi and English
English & Marathi

Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree in any faculty of a recognized university.

Age limit:

  • 19 to 38 years - Open Category
  • Five Years relaxation for OBC / SC/ST, Players (Winners of Awards)
  • Five Years limitation for Ex-servicemen Army, Short service Commission
  • Age 45 for disabled persons

3) Assistant:

There are two stages of Assistant Exam

Preliminary Exam1 Paper100 MarksGeneral StudiesEnglish & Marathi
Main Exam2 Papers200 Marks1. General Studies and Mental Ability
2. Marathi and English
English & Marathi

Note: PSI / STI / Asst Exams will be merged into one single exam from 2017

Career In Banking

With new banks coming up every year owing to privatization of services, the industry indeed provides sufficient room for graduates in any field.

Following are the reasons for why you should be looking for a career in Banking:

  1. It’s a growing sector: Govt. is looking for financial inclusion, Private new banks that are coming up, Nationalised banks are on recruitment drive, one can rightly expect lot of opportunities in Banking sector.
  2. Salary: In terms of pay package, the banking industry in India offers one of the best pay packages in the country. SBI is even offering 70,000/- per month. You could straight away start off with a salary of Rs 30,000+ per month for other banks. Even for entry level clerical jobs, banks offer attractive salaries. And then there are perks offered by banks, especially if you are working in public sector banks.
  3. Career Growth: Because of immense competition, banks are forced to attract best talent. There are great diversified opportunities for better career graph.
  4. Working conditions: Banks have set pattern of working times and by and large fixed schedule of holidays. One can expect a better standard of living with banking careers.

There are two most popular entry levels for banking careers, clerical and Probationary Officers level. Recruitment opportunities are available with every bank normally filled by conducting a common written exam followed by Group Discussion and / Or Personal Interview. To enter nationalised banks, one has to appear for IBPS exam and for other banks, exams conducted by those banks seperately.

About Banking Exam

About Banking Common Written Exam

The Common Written Examination [CWB-PO] is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection [IBPS] as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer / Management

Trainee posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below.

lBPS is an autonomous body, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 20 Public Sector Banks listed below to conduct the Common Written Examination. The CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts will be conducted twice a year by lBPS.

Participating BANKS in IBPS Exams

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank
  • IDBI Bank



The scores awarded to qualified candidates are also likely to be used by a few other Banks and Financial Institutions like IDBI, ECGC etc. for selection for entry level Officers’ posts. Candidates will however have to satisfy the eligibility criteria for these organizations as individually stipulated by them.

Eligibility Criteria

I. Nationality / Citizenship:

A Citizen of India , Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee

II. Age:
Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 30 Years (May vary from exam to exam)
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sr no.Category relaxationAge
1Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 Years
2[Non-Creamy Layer] 3 Years
3Persons With Disabilities 10 Years

III. Educational Qualification:
A graduation degree from any recognised university. (It may vary from exam to exam)

Structure Of Examination(ONLINE)

IBPS Clerical Exam

Eligibility Criteria

Age: Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years.

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

Prelims:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hr
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
100 100

Mains:

Sr. No Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 25 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Note: IBPS will not conduct interviews for clerical posts.

Candidates are advised to regularly keep in touch with the authorized IBPS website www.ibps.in for details and updates.

IBPS PO Exam

Eligibility Criteria

1. Age: Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years

2. Graduation

Structure of the exmination

There are three phases of the exams.

1. Prelims

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hr
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
100 100

2. Main Examination

Sr. No Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 English & Hindi 20 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 English & Hindi 10 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes

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.

3. Interview

Candidates are advised to regularly keep in touch with the authorized IBPS website www.ibps.in for details and updates.

IBPS RRB Exam

IBPS Conducts special drive for regional rural banks. This drive is conducted for various different posts.

Eligibility Criteria

Age :

For Officer Scale- III- Above 21 years - Below 40 years

For Officer Scale- II-Above 21 years - Below 32

For Officer Scale- I-Above 18 years - Below 30 years

For Office Assistant (Multipurpose)-Between 18 years and 28 years.

Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years

Exam Structure:

OBJECTIVE TESTS SNO Name of Test No. of Questions Max. Marks Version of Test
1 Reasoning Ability 40 50 English & Hindi
2 Numerical Ability 40 50 English & Hindi
3 General Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi
4.a. English Language 40 40 English
4.b. Hindi Language 40 40 Hindi
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 English & Hindi
Total 200 200

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.

IBPS SO Exam

IBPS also conducts a recruitment drive for Specialist officers in IT, Law, Agriculture and Rajyabhasha field. Details are as follows

Posts:

Sr.No POSTS
01 I.T. Officer (Scale)
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
04 Law Officer (Scale I)
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Eligibility:

Age: Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1985 and not later than 01.11.1995 (both dates inclusive)

The structure of the Online CWE will be as follows:

Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr. No. Name of Tests Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50
2 English Language 25
3 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 50
4 Professional Knowledge 75
Total 200

IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I &Marketing Officer Scale I

Sr. No Name of Tests Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 2 Hours
2 English Language 25
3 Quanittative Aptitude 50
4 Professional Knowledge 75
Total 200

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CRPSPL-V will subsequently be called for an Interview

SBI Clerical Exam

SBI conducts a separate drive for clerical posts.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

For Junior Agricultural Associates:Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised university/Institute.

Age Limit:Not below 20 years and not above 28 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
1 SC / ST 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
3 PWD (Gen) 10 years
4 PWD (SC /ST) 15 years
5 PWD (OBC) 13 years
6 Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years

Structure Of Exam

The selection process will consist of on-line test (preliminary & main examinations), test of official and/or local language and subject to Government of India approval, interview

Phase 1: Preliminary Exam:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hr
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
100 100

Phase 2: Main Exam

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1 General and Financial; Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4 Reasoning Ability / Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours and 40 Minutes

Phase 3: Interview

SBI PO Exam

Most reputed exam in banking space. Because of the number of posts and expected salaries Ans gigantic size of SBI, it draws lot of enthusiasm among the banks.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination.

Age Limit:

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
3 Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
PWD (SC/ST)- 15 Years
PWD (OBC)- 13 Years
PWD (Gen)- 10 Years
4 Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released 5 Years

Structure of Examination

Preliminary Exam

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hr
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
100 100

Main Exam

Part Subject No of Questions Marks Time
1 Reasoning & Computer Knowledge 45 60 60 min
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
3 General/Economy/ & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 min
4 English 35 40 40 min
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

Penalty for Wrong Answers: (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination) There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth 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.

Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

RBI Assistant Exam

Assistant posts are clerical level posts in most coveted Reserve Bank of India. Details are as given below.

Eligibility Criteria:

Age: Between 18 and 28 years.

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit:

Upper age limit will be relaxed as under:

Sr. No. Category Relaxation in Age
(i) Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST) By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
(ii) Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
(iii) Persons with Disabilities (PWD) By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
(iv) Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.
(v) Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
(vi) Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989. By 5 years
(vii) Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.

Educational Qualifications

i) At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.

ii) A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category (except dependants of ex-servicemen) should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service.

iii) Candidates applying for post in a particular recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/ any of the states falling under the recruiting office.

Scheme of Selection:

Selection will be through Online Examination and Interview. The Online Examination will be for 200 marks.

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 2 Hours
2 Test of English Language 40 40
3 Test of Numerical Ability 40 40
4 Test of General Awareness 40 40
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

A candidate has to qualify in each part of the Objective test separately. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests.

Phase II: Interview

RBI Grade B Exam

RBI Grade B Officer is very rewarding carrier. Details of examination are as follows.

Eligibility Criteria:

Age: Between 21 and 30 years For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years respectively. For candidates having experience as an officer in Commercial Bank/Financial Institution in Public Sector as also prior experience in Reserve Bank of India, upper age limit is relaxed to the extent of number of completed years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For such candidates, upper age limit should not exceed 33 years including experience. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.

Three years in the case of OBC candidates if the posts are reserved for them.

Five years in the case of:

i) SC/ST candidates if the posts are reserved for them

ii) Ex-employees of banking institutions whose services had to be terminated for reasons of economy or as a result of bank going into liquidation and personnel retrenched from Government Offices after at least one year's service and currently registered with Employment Exchange,

iii) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment,

iv) Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released on selection within three months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment,

v) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989

vi) 10 years for PWD(GEN); 13 years for PWD(OBC) and 15 years for PWD(SC/ST) candidates.

Educational Qualifications: : A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor’s degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th standard examinations. The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor's Degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years.

Equivalent CGPA/OGPA/CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10 point scale Aggregate Percentage of Marks
6.75 5.75
60% 50%

Number of attempts: Candidates belonging to unreserved i.e. General Category, who had already appeared Six times for Phase-I Examination for this post in the past, are not eligible to apply. No such restriction applies to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD, if the posts are reserved for them.

Examination Structure

Selection will be through ON-LINE Examinations and interview. Examinations will be held in two phases as described in following paragraphs.

Phase I:

Part Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
A Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
B General Knowledge & Awareness 50 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
D English 50 50
Total 200 200

Phase II:

Name of Paper Type of Paper Time (Minutes) Marks
Paper-I: Objective Type 90 100
Economic and Social Issues
Paper II: Descriptive, to be typed with the help of the keyboard 90 100
English (Writing Skills)
Paper-III: Finance and Management Objective Type 90 100

Phase III - Interview:Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies. Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on RBI website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID. Interview will be of 50 marks. Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.

Exam Description

Right from our childhood, we have been taught in our textbooks that soldiers are the country’s real heroes. It’s because they strive a lot day and night at our borders that we live peaceful lives. Though, we have acknowledged new lifestyles, where we aspire to settle in our lives with well paid jobs, there are many who want to give themselves for the service of the nation by joining any one of the three services (Army, Navy and the Air Force) as a career option. But getting into any of these three services is not easy.Be prepared to undergo rigorous training. But, before getting selected candidates have to appear for an exam. This page gets you all the information you may want to know about one such exam ie NDA (National Defence Academy) exam.

 

Candidates for National Defense Academy are selected on merit basis through NDA exam. This All India test is held every year under the supervision of UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Held twice a year, in the month of April and September. While applying, candidates should give his preference for the service that he/she desires to join. 

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2000 are eligible.

Educational Qualifications:

(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :— 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

(ii)  For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy for the 10+2  Cadet Entry  Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:— 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 patternof School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should forward duly self attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011’ by 22nd December, 2016 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other candidates who have produced their Matriculation and 10+2 pass or equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the Institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies/photostate copies of such certificates will not be accepted.

Structure of Examination:

NDA EXAMINATION PATTERN

NDA Question paper pattern includes two papers Mathematics and General ability. Both papers have the same time duration of 2.30 hours. Mathematics paper contains 120 questions of 300 marks, and General ability paper contains 150 questions of 600 marks. Check below table for clear your doubt. You can visit official website www.nda.nic.in. Or www.upsc.gov.in

PaperSubjectQuestionsMarksDuration
IMaths1203002.30 hours
IIGeneral Ability1506002.30 hours
Total270900
SSB Interview Test900

NDA Maths Question paper pattern –

NDA Mathematics Paper includes 120 questions of 300 marks. Each question contains 2.5 marks, and it contains various topics here is a list of NDA Mathematics syllabus topics .

Mathematics SubjectsMarksQuestions
Algebra + Vector Algebra 7530
Trigonometry5020
Determinants and matrices 2510
Analytical Geometry 5020
Vector Algebra2510
Statistics and Probability 2510
Differential Calculus and Integral calculus5020
Total300120

Table calculation is approximate actual may differ.

NDA General Ability Question Paper Pattern

This paper includes two major subjects named English and General knowledge. Total questions from this paper will be 150 of 600 marks.

PaperSubjectQuestionsMarks
IEnglish50200
IIGeneral knowledge100400
Total150600
SubjectsMarks
Physics100
History80
Geography80
Chemistry60
General Science40
Current Events40

MARKING SCHEME WITH NEGATIVE MARKING PATTERN

SubjectsTotal MarksMarks for Correct AnswerMarks for Incorrect Answer
Mathematics2002.5-0.83
English4004-1.33
General Knowledge6004-1.33

Exam Description

Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Only candidates who are unmarried and have completed their graduation are eligible to sit for this exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective academies after an interview is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Structure of Examination

Nationality:-

  A candidate must either be
  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Bhutan
  3. A subject of  Nepal
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962 with the of permanently settling in India'
  5. A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit, Gender and Marital Status:- 

  • Indian Maritime Academy (IMA) :-Unmarried Male aspirants aged between 18 and 22 years are eligible to apply
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA):- Unmarried Male aspirants aged between 18 and 22 years of age are eligible to apply. 
  • Indian Airforce Academy (IAA):-Unmarried Male aspirants aged between 18 and 22 years of age are eligible to apply. 
  • For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men):-  Unmarried/Married Male aspirants aged between 18 and 22 years of age are eligible to apply. 
  • For Officers Training Academy [ SSC Course for Women (Non-Technical)]:- Umarried/Issueless Widows/Issuless Divorcees aged between 18 and 22 years of age are eligible to apply. 

NOTE:the date of birth recorded in the Matriculation/ Higher Secondary School Passing Certificate will be concerned as final. 

Educational Qualification:- 

 For IMA and Officer's Training Academy:- Degree from a recognized university or equivalent. 

For Indian Naval Academy :- Engineering Degree from a recognized university or institution. 

For AirForce Academy:- Degree from a recognized university (with Physics and Chemistry as subjects in 10+2) or Bachelor of Engineering.   Students studying in the final year of degree course and are yet to pass the final degree examination are eligible to apply for CDS 2015.   However they are required to submit the proof of passing degree examination to the respective headquarters of the service which they intend to apply for. 

Structure of Examination

The entrance for Central Defense Services comprises of a Written Exam followed by and Intelligence and Personality Test. The details follow:

Written Examination for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
I English 2 hours 100
II General Knowledge 2 hours 100
III Elemetry mathematics 2 hours 100
Total 300

Written Examination for Officers' Training Academy:

Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
I English 2 hours 100
II General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Total 200

General instructions about written examination

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective Type questions only.
  • SI units will be used in the papers and Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.
  • Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Interview

  • The Union Public Service Commission will declare a qualified list of candidates (based on the written exam).
  • The selected candidates will appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test.
  • The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200 for OTA and 300 for IMA, Naval and Air Force.
  • Candidates for the Air Force wing and Naval Aviation will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

Two Stage Selection Procedure

  • Two stage selection procedure will be based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.
  • All the candidates will be put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres.
  • Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage.
  • Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy each of:
  • Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth
  • Bachelors Degree along with mark sheets in support of educational qualification
  • For final qualification, candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination and (ii) SSB test as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.
  • Qualified candidates will then be placed in the final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written examination and the Services Selection Board Tests.
  • The final selection for admission will be made in order of merit depending on the number of vacancies in each wing.
  • The selection will be subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects.

What is Staff Selection Commission

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. His post is equivalent to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India. SSC - CGL and SSC CHSL are open competitive written examinations conducted for the recruitment of personnel for Grade- B and C categories posts in various Ministries, Departments, and Organizations. Here you will get details about to exams.

Combine Higher Secondary Level Exam:

  1. Post offered:Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC) & Postal/Sorting Assistant
  2. Salary :
    PostGrade PayGross SalaryIn Hand Salary
    LDC1900Rs. 22,392 – 26,026Rs. 18,777 – 22,411
    DEO2400Rs. 29,340 – 35,220Rs. 25,165 – 31,045
    Postal Assistant2400Rs. 29,340 – 35,220Rs. 25,165 – 31,045
  3. Age Limit :Minimum age is 18 years and maximum age is 27 years as on 1 August 2016. Age relaxation provided to certain categories as per the government rules.
  4. Educational Qualification:Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Written Exam Pattern:

PartSubjectQuestionsMarks
IGeneral Intelligence5050
IIEnglish Language5050
IIIQuantitative Aptitude5050
IVGeneral Awareness5050

Combine Graduate Level

Nationality:-

  A candidate must either be
  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Bhutan
  3. A subject of  Nepal
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962 with the of permanently settling in India'
  5. A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  1. Post offered:Assistant Audit Officer, Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC), Income Tax Inspector (CBDT), Assistant (MEA), Sub Inspectors, Divisional Accountant ,Statistical Investigator Auditor Tax Assistant, Senior Secretariat Assistant and many other post in various government departments.
  2. Educational Qualification:Graduation.

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

Tier-I — Written examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Sr. NoName of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksComposite timed
1General Intelligance and Reasoning5050120 minutes
2General Awareness 5050
3Quantitative Aptitude5050
4English Language5050
Total200200
Tier-II — Written examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)No. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Quantitative Aptitude100200
English Language200200