Syllabus for Preliminary Examination Pertaining to the
Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services Examination and
Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination
- The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of which answer sheet be on OMR sheets.
- The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours durations.
- Both the papers shall be objective Type & multiple choice in which there shall be 150-100 questions Respectively.
- There will be 1/3rd marks minus marking in both papers.
- The timing of paper I will be from 9.30 to 11.30 A.M. and paper II from 2.30 to 4.30 P.M.
- Paper-II of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
- It is mandatory for the Candidates to appear in both the papers of Preliminary Examination for the purpose of evaluation.
- Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he does not appear in both in papers.
- The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.
Paper-I General Studies-I
Duration: Two hours
Marks - 200
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- India and World geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
- Indian Polity and governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc.
- Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
- General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
- General Science
Current events of national and international Importance:- On Current Events of National and International Importance, candidates will be expected to have knowledge about them.
History of India & Indian National Movement:- In History emphasis should be on broad understanding social, economic and political aspects of Indian History. In the Indian National Movement, the candidates are expected to have synoptic view of nature and character of the freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.
India and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World: In World Geography only general understanding of the subject will be expected. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.:- In Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, questions will test knowledge of country's political system including Panchayati Raj and Community Development, broad features of Economic policy in India and Indian Culture.
Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.:- The candidates will be tested with respect to problems and relationship between Population, Environment and Urbanisation.
General Issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization, General awareness of the subject is expected from candidates.
General Science:- Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person, who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
Note:- Candidates are expected to have general awareness about the above subjects with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.
Paper-II General Studies-II
Duration : Two hours
Marks - 200
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
- Decision making and problem solving.
- General mental ability
- Elementary Mathematics upto Class Xl level - Arithmatic, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.
- General English upto Class X level.
- General Hindi upto Class X level.
Elementary Mathematics (Upto Class X Level)
(i) Number systems: Natural Numbers, Integers, Rational and Irrational numbers, Real numbers, Divisors of an Ineger, prime Integers, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of integers and their Interrelationship.
(iii) Ratio and proportion
(v) Profit and Loss
(vi) Simple and Compound Interests
(vii) Work and Time
(viii) Speed, Time and Distance
2. Algebra :-
(i) Factors of polynomials, L.C.M. and H.C.F. of polynomials and their Interrelationship, Remainder theorem, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations.
(ii) Set Theory:- Set, null set, subsets and proper subsets of a set, operations (Union, Intersections, difference, symmetric difference) between sets, venn diagram.
(i) Constructions and theorems regarding triangle, rectangle, square, trapezium and circles, their perimeter and area.
(ii) Volume and surface area of sphere, right circular cylinder, right circular Cone and Cube.
- Collection of data,
- Classification of data,
- frequency distribution,
- cumulative frequency.
Representation of data -
- Bar diagram,
- Pie chart,
- frequency polygon,
- cumulative frequency curves (ogives),
Measures of Central tendency:
- Arithmetic Mean,
- Median and
General English Upto Class X Level
- Active Voice and Passive Voice
- Parts of Speech
- Transformation of Sentences
- Direct and Indirect Speech
- Punctuation and Spellings
- Words meanings
- Vocabulary & Usage
- Idioms and Phrases
- Fill in the Blanks
सामान्य हिन्दी (हाईस्कूल स्तर तक) के पाठ्यक्रम में सम्म्लिित किये जाने वाले विषय
(1) हिन्दी वर्णमाला, विराम चिन्ह
(2) शब्द रचना, वाक्य रचना, अर्थ
(4) संधि, समास
(6) अनेकार्थी शब्द
(7) विलोम शब्द
(8) पर्यायवाची शब्द
(9) मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियां
(10) तत्सम एवं तद्भव, देशज, विदेशी (शब्द भंडार)
(13) हिन्दी भाषा के प्रयोग में होने वाली अशुद्धियाँ
(14) उ0प्र0 की मुख्य बोलियाँ