SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:
A) Initially, Preliminary examination consisting of 2 papers based on objective type (multiple choice) questions on the following pattern will be held.
Paper-I General Studies (Code No.01) This paper shall be of 200 marks and there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choice) questions. Paper-II Aptitude Test (Code No.02) This paper shall be of 200 marks and in this paper there shall be 100 objective type (multiple choice) questions
Paper-I General Studies (Code No.01)
History, geography, political, art & culture and socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
Currents events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian national movement.
Indian 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, biodiversity and climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
Paper-II Aptitude Test (Code No.02)
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision making and problem solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).
English Language comprehension skills (Class X level)