The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan :
Written examination carrying a maximum of 300 marks in the subjects as shown in para 2 below :
Evaluation of record of service of such of the candidates who attain at the written examination, minimum standard as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
2. The subject of the written examination in part-l, the maximum marks allotted to each paper and the time allowed will be as follows :
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration & Timings for General Candidates||Duration & Timings for Visually Handicapped Candidates|
|Paper-I : ( Objective Type )|
a) General Awareness ( 100 Questions )
b) Comprehension and Writing ability of English Language ( 100 Questions )
|200||2 hours ( 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM )||2 hours 30 minutes ( 9.30 AM to 12.00 Noon )|
|Paper-ll: ( Conventional Type )|
Noting, Drafting & Office Procedure
|100||2 hours ( 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM )||3 hours ( 1.00 PM to 4.00 PM )|
Paper-I will be ‘Objective – Multiple – Choice – Type’ whereas Paper-ll will be descriptive type.
Note : There will be separate papers on Noting, Drafting and Office Procedure for candidates belonging to the following two categories viz.
( i ) Central Secretariat Clerical Service.
( ii ) Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service.
( iii ) Department of Tourism ( Headquarters Establishment ).
( iv ) Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service.
( v ) Election Commission of India Clerical Service.
( vi ) Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service.
Category-ll Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service.
3. The syllabus for the examination will be as shown in the Schedule.
Note-I : Candidates are allowed the option to answer the Paper-ll on Noting, Drafting and Office Procedure either in English or Hindi.
Note-2 : The option will be for a complete paper and not for different question in the same paper.
Note-3 : Candidates desirous of exercising the option to answer the aforesaid paper in Hindi ( Devanagri ) or in English should indicate clearly in column 6 of the Application Form, otherwise, it would be presumed that they would answer the paper in English.
Note-4 : The option once exercised shall be final and no request for alteration in column 6 of the application form shall ordinarily be entertained.
Note-5 : Question paper in respect of Paper-! ( a ) and Paper-ll will be supplied both in English and Hindi.
Note-6 : No credit for Paper-ll will be given for an answer written in a language other than the one opted by the candidate.
Note-7. ( i ) For Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates, no question paper shall be provided in Braille And There Will Be No Option For Answering Replies In Braille.
Note-7. ( ii ) Provision for Visually Handicapped ( VH ) Candidates :-
( a ) All the Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates with visual disabilities not less than forty percent ( 40% ) including Blind and partially blind persons who applied for the examination can avail the assistance of a SCRIBE for indicating / writing the replies on their behalf as the question papers for the examination will be set both in Hindi and English, a Scribe will be provided by the Commission on request made by such visually handicapped ( including blind and partially blind ) candidates.
Candidates will not be allowed to bring their own scribe. No Attendant will be allowed with such VH candidates inside the examination premises.
( b ) Such visually handicapped candidates, opting for availing the assistance of Scribe will have to make a request, in writing, in the prescribed format given at Annexure-II to the Secretary, Staff Selection Commission, Block No.12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504 for appearing in the said examination, at least 10 days before the date of the examination for engaging a Scribe and the medium in which the Scribe is required to write / indicate the replies of the questions set in the examination on his / her behalf.
Note-7. ( iii ) VH candidates will be allowed Extra Time of 30 minutes for paper- ( a ) General Awareness & ( b ) Comprehension and Writing Ability of English Language and of 1 hour for Paper-II ( Noting, Drafting & Office Procedure ).
Note-7. ( iv ) : The Visually Handicapped candidates including Blind and Partially Blind persons with disabilities not less than 40 percent who have applied for the examination and who intends to engage a Scribe on their behalf for writing / indicating the replies in the examination will have to appear only from any of the nine examination centres Viz.
Allahabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai and Raipur at their own risk and expense. They must also furnish the details of the degree of visual disability to authenticate their position / status as VH candidate at Serial No.5 of the Application. Form.
4. Provision of Magnifying Glass : Candidates who are able to read the Question Paper and to write/indicate the answer with the help of Magnifying Glass shall be allowed to use the Magnifying Glass in the Examination Hall.
Such candidates will not be treated as Visually Handicapped candidates for the purpose of availing the assistance of Scribe or the Question Papers meant for VH candidates. However, such candidates will have to bring their own Magnifying Glass in the Examination Hall and shall not be provided with a Scribe.
All “One eyed” candidates and Visually Handicapped candidates whose degree of visual disability is less then forty percent ( 40% ) shall not be provided a Scribe.
5. The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
6. Marks will not be allowed for mere superficial knowledge.
7. Deduction upto 5 percent of the maximum marks in the written subject will be made for illegible handwriting.
8. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression, combined with due Economy of words in all the subjects of the examination