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Check out below important details about the 2018 exam:

Exam Pattern:

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

Tier – I -- Computer Based Examination

Tier – II -- Computer Based Examination

Tier – III -- Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)

Tier – IV -- Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document verification

Scheme of Examination:


Examination mode

Examination scheme


Time duration

I Computer-Based I. General Intelligence & Reasoning- 25 questions 50 1 hour (total)
80 Min- VH candidates
II. General Awareness- 25 Questions 50
III. Quantitative Aptitude- 25 Questions 50
IV. English Comprehension- 25 Questions 50


1. Quantitative abilities- 200 Questions

200 2 hours (each paper) -
160 Min- VH candidates

1. English Language & Comprehension- 200 Questions

III. Statistics- 100 Questions ( Not compulsory for all posts) 200

1. General Studies (Finance &Economics)-100 Questions (Not compulsory for all posts)

III Pen and Paper Mode Descriptive paper in Hindi/ English (Writing of essay/ Precise/ Letter / Applications, etc.) 100 1 hour – (total)
80 Min- VH candidates
IV Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test (wherever applicable)

The Skill test will be conducted in the manner decided by the Commission for the

Generally, The “Data Entry Speed Test” / Skill Test will be conducted for a passage of about
2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes.

The Commission will hold Computer Proficiency Test (CPT), comprising of three modules:

  1. Word Processing
  2. Spread Sheet
  3. Generation of Slides, for the posts of Assistant Section Officers.
Qualifying Nature 15 Minutes