(120 Marks/120 Mins)
- Verbal Ability: The candidates are expected to have good command over English
language and its usage. It will be tested with focus on Articles, Verbs, Tenses,
Prepositions, Synonyms, Antonyms, Punctuation, Reading comprehension, Cloze
passage, Grammar, Idioms and phrases.
- Analytical Ability: The candidates will be tested primarily on the various cognitive
abilities using qualitative reasoning. The broad areas will include Letter Series, Number
Series, Relationship Concepts, Direction Sense, Concept of Speed-Time-Distance,
Coding-Decoding, Analogy etc.
- General Awareness and Current Affairs: The objective of this section is to assess
candidates’ general knowledge of J&K, India and the World. Various areas to be covered
under this section are – Important dates, First in world, First in India, First in J&K,
Popular names of Personalities, Books & Authors, Languages, Capitals & Currencies,
International Awards, National Awards, the world of Sports, various policies and
schemes of Government of India and the State Government and other current events of
national and international importance. (10 Marks)
- Basics of Computers and its Usages: This section will cover various facets of Computer
Hardware, Software, Internet and their usage in professional life. The broad areas will be
Fundamentals of Computer, Memory, Operating Systems, MS Office, Internet Browsers
and other emerging trends in Digital India.
- Environmental Science: This section will cover the study of the environment and
discover solutions to environmental problems .Topics included will be climate
change, natural resources, energy, pollution, environmental issues, interaction of
plants and animals, the living and non-living components of the environment,
formation, structure and history of earth, impact of environmental issues on our health
and social lives etc. (10 Marks)
- Geography: Geography studies the earth in relation to mankind. Knowledge of
Geography is essential for business, trade, commerce, agriculture, industry, navigation,
military operations etc. Geography influences the economic, social and cultural life of a
nation. The topics included in this section will cover aspects of Physical, Social and
Economic Geography of India. Other areas from World Geography will cover areas like
Conservation and protection of forests, National / Zoological Parks and wildlife
sanctuaries, Mountain ranges, Continents, Oceans, important cities, lakes, capitals, River
systems, Islands of the World. Needless to say Geography of J&K will also figure.
- History: The purpose of historical inquiry is not simply to present facts but to search for
an interpretation of the past. The topics included under this section will be Modern Indian
history, major dynasties that ruled over Indian sub-continent, Revolt of 1857 – Causes
and Effects, Rise of National Movement – Factors, Important dates and historical events
with reference to India, Quit India Movement, Independence and Partition of India etc.
The History of Post-Independence India will also be covered.
- Polity: Political Science empowers us to be well-informed as active citizens and gives us
the opportunity to change the world around us. It is a vital part of any democracy, and
equips ordinary people with knowledge about our democracy and our Constitution. Civic
education teaches us what we as individuals can do to protect and support our democracy.
We come to understand our role and responsibility as active citizens. The topics included
under this section are Indian constitution, Constitution of J&K, important events in postindependence
scenario, Parliament of India and its functions, State Legislatures, Different
forms of Governments, Elections, Constitutional bodies, the UNO and other affiliated
bodies, SAARC, ASEAN etc.
- Economics: As individuals, families, and nations, we confront difficult choices about
how to use limited resources to meet our needs and wants. Economics helps us to study
how these choices are made in various settings, evaluate the outcomes in terms of criteria
such as efficiency, equity, and stability, and search for alternative forms of economic
organization that might produce higher living standards or a more desirable distribution
of material well-being. The topics included under this section are Meaning, Scope and
Methodology, Concept of Economic Growth and its measurement, Five Year Plans,
Inflation & Deflation, Concepts of National Income, NITI Aayog, Economic policies of
Government of India, Taxes, Subsidies, and Globalization etc.