Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks. Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time i) Test of Reasoning – - 20 questions - 20 marks ii) English Language – - 40 questions - 40 marks iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 questions - 20 marks iv) General Awareness – 20 questions - 20 marks v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 questions - 20 marks vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions - 40 marks vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) - 40 questions- 40 marks Total Marks : 200
Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern.
Paper-I - General English: (Descriptive - online through a keyboard) The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks. Duration: 1 ½ hrs The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through the Descriptive Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & letter writing. Essay (40 Marks), Precis (20 Marks), Questions on the Precis para (20 Marks), Report / Letter Writing (20 Marks).
Paper–II (MCQ): i) for posts as at (i) in Table I - Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India) ii) for posts as at (ii) to (x) in Table I : Paper on related discipline Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks
Phase III – Interview
Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing a sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. Marks for Interview: 25 Marks