Andhra Pradesh SI Recruitment November 2011 Written Exam Syllabus
PAPER I: ENGLISH (DEGREE STANDARD)
The candidate’s understanding of the English language, its correct usage and his writing ability would be tested. Questions on short essay, comprehension, précis, letter writing, paragraph writing / report writing, translation from English to Telugu etc. would be included
PAPER II: TELUGU (DEGREE STANDARD)
The candidate’s understanding of the Telugu language, its correct usage and his writing ability would be tested. Questions on short essay, comprehension, précis, letter writing, paragraph writing / report writing, translation from Telugu to English etc. would be included
PAPER III: ARITHMETIC (SSC STANDARD) & TEST OF REASONING / MENTAL ABILITY (200 QUESTIONS)
Arithmetic: It will include questions on problems relating to number system, simple interest, compound interest, ratio & proportion, average, percentage, profit & loss, time & work, work & wages, time & distance, clocks & calendars, partnership, mensuration etc.
Test of Reasoning: It will include questions of both verbal & non-verbal type and include question on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualisation, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory etc
PAPER IV: GENERAL STUDIES (DEGREE STANDARD) (200 QUESTIONS)
1. General Science – contemporary developments in science and technology and their implications including matters of everyday observation and experience, contemporary issues relating to protection of environment as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
2. Current events of national and international importance.
3. History of India – emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects. Indian National Movement.
4. Geography of India
5. Indian Polity and Economy – including the Country’s political system, rural development, planning and economic reforms in India.
Papers I and II are only qualifying in nature. The cases of the candidates who do not secure the minimum qualifying marks in these papers i.e., papers I and II will not be considered further in the selection process irrespective of their performance in papers III & IV. The marks secured in these papers i.e., papers I and II will not be taken into account for final selection.
The minimum marks to be secured by a candidates in order to qualify in the written examination is 40% for OCs; 35% for BCs; and 30% for SCs/STs and Ex.Servicemen in each paper.
Awarding of marks: In papers III and IV, for each question the candidate will be awarded full marks if he darkened only one bubble that corresponds to the correct answer. In case the candidate has not darkened any bubble, he will be awarded zero mark for that question. In all other cases, 50% of full marks will be awarded as negative mark for that question
Papers I and II referred above will include questions that are subjective and objective in nature. They have to answer the questions using blue / black pen.
Questions in Papers III and IV will be objective in nature and will be set in English and Telugu languages. Candidates have to answer the questions on an OMR answer sheet using Blue / Black Ball Point pen only. For this purpose candidates should bring Blue / Black Ball Point pens along with them.