# Indian Army (Thal Sena Bharti) – Storekeeper Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Indian Army Advertisements for recruitment of Storekeeper, is advertised in the Employment News and all leading National/Regional Newspapers in Every Year.

**Exam Pattern For Storekeeper :** The Written Examination will comprise of Three Parts, The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi & English) and of Objective Multiple Choice Type. Time Alloted For Question paper will be of 2 Hours (120 minutes) For General candidates and Visually Handicapped 2 Hours 20 minutes. Question paper will be 200 Marks. The questions will be of the level to commensurate with Educational Qualification of 12th. Subjects are divided in General Knowledge / Computer Knowledge, General Ability Test and Trade Test Store Keeping/Store Management.

**General Knowledge / Computer Knowledge :** In This Subjects Paper Divided Two Section..

**Section I ( A to F) :**Minimum Two questions from each section will be set. 08 Questions from any Section from ‘A’ to ‘F’.**No. of Question :**20 Questions each Questions 2 Marks**Section II (G) :**10 Questions will be set of 1 mark each.

**General Ability Test :** Total 25 Questions will be set of 2 Marks each.

**English :**Total 25 Questions will be set of 2 Marks each.**Mathematics :**From each sub-subject at least two questions will be set 14 Question will be set 3 Marks each.**Statistics and Probability :**04 questions will be set from each section 4 Question will be set 2 Marks each.

**Trade Test Store Keeping/Store Management :** 50 Marks

**Syllabus For Multi Task Staff Exam :**

**General Knowledge / Computer Knowledge :** This Subjects divided in section A to F that is.

**Section ‘A’ (Physics) :**

**(i)** Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.

**(ii)** Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration. Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy.

**(iii)** Effects of Heat, Measurement of temperature and heat, change of

State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of heat.

**(iv)** Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments.

**(v)** Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical

mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye.

**(vi)** Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet

**(vii)** Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-Conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays.

**(viii)** General Principles in the working of the following : Simple Pendulum. Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumbs, Hydrometer,Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass, Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.

**Section “B” ( Chemistry)** **:**

**(i)** Physical and Chemical changes, Elements, Mixtures and compounds, Symbols, Formula and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water.

**(ii)** Preparation and properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.

**(iii)** Acids, bases and salts.

**(iv)** Carbon – Different forms.

**(v)** Fertilizers-Natural and Artificial.

**(vi)** Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gun –Powder.

**(vii)** Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom, Atomic, Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.

**Section “C” (General Science) :**

**(i)** Difference between the living and non –living.

**(ii)** Basis of Life- Cells, Protoplasm’s and Tissues.

**(iii)** Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.

**(iv)** Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs.

**(v)** Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.

**(vi)** Food- source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet.

**(vii)** The Solar System- Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.

**(viii)** Achievements of Eminent Scientists.

**Section “D” (History, Freedom Movements etc)** **: **

**(i)** A broad survey of Indian Hostory, with emphasis on Culture and Civilization.

**(ii)** Freedom Movement in India.

**(iii)** Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration.

**(iv)** Elementary knowledge of Five year plans of India.

**(v)** Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development.

**(vi)** Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

**(vii)** Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; war of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.

**Section “E” (Geography) :**

**(i)** The Earth, its shape and size, Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of earth and their effects.

**(ii)** Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering – Mechanical and Chemical Earthquakes and volcanoes.

**(iii)** Ocean current and Tides.

**(iv)** Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World.

**(v)** Regional Geography of India-Climate, Natural Vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.

**(vii)** Important sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India, Main items of Imports and Exports of India.

**Section ‘F” (Current Events) :**

**(i)** Knowledge of important events that have happened in India in the recent years

**(ii)** Current important world events

**(iii)** Prominent personalities –both Indian and International including those connected with cultural actives and sports

**Section “G” ( Computer) :**

**(i)** Basic knowledge, characteristics, classification, parts of computer, MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point.

**General Ability Test :**

**English :**The syllabus covers various aspects such as :-

Spot the error, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling/deducting misspelled words, Idioms and Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/passive voice of verbs, Conversion into direct/indirect narration, Shuffling of sentence parts, Shuffling of sentences in a passage, Cloze passage, Comprehension passage, etc.

**Mathematics :**

**Algebra :** Concept of a set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.

Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers-basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers, Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions, Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear in-equations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its application. Logarithms and their applications.

**Matrices and Determinants :**Types of matrices, operations on matrices Determinant of a matrix, basic properties, determinant. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.

**Trigonometry :**Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians, Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities. Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-Multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

**Analytical Gemetery of two and three dimensions :**Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system, Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equations of a sphere.

**Differential Calculus :**Concept of a real valued function- domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits- examples. Continuity of functions – examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of a function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretations of a derivative- applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of function with respect of another function. Derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.

**Integral Calculus and Differential equations :**Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals- determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves-applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equation of first order and first degree differential equations of various types- examples. Application is problems of growth and decay.

**Vector Algebra :**Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product and cross product of two vectors. Applications – work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems.

**Statistics and Probability :**

**Statistics :**Classification of data. Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution – examples Graphical representation – Histogram, Pie Chart, Frequency Polygon- examples- Measures of Central tendency-mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation – determination and comparison. Correlation regression.

**Probability :**Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events, Complementary, elementary and Composite events. Definition of probability-classical and statistical–examples, elementary theorems on probability-simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem – simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

**Trade Test Store Keeping/Store Management :**

**(a)** Responsibilities and Functions of Stores

**(b)** Objectives of Stores Management

**(c)** Functions of Stores :-

**(i)** Receiving and Dispatch

**(ii)** Inspection of Materials

**(iii)** Issue of materials and maintenance of records

**(iv)** Warehousing and preservation

**(v)** Stock control records

**(vi)** Identification and disposal of scrap, obsolete and surplus materials

**(vii)** Physical stock taking/stock verification

**(viii)** Identification and codification

**(ix)** Inventory control

**Organisation of Stores :-**

**(i)** Receipt and Dispatch Functions

**(ii)** Demurrage/Wharfage Charges

**(iii)** Receipts and Issues of Materials.

**(iv)** Checking of materials.

**(v)** Inspection.

**(vi)** Stores Inspection-cum-Receiving Voucher.

**(vii)** Board Functions of Insurance and Rejection.

**(viii)** Type of Discrepancies and course of action for settlement.

**(ix)** Goods received in damaged condition.

**(x)** Good received short.

**(xi)** Follow up action for Settlement of Discrepancies.

**(xii)** Stores-Requisition-Cum-Issue-Voucher (SIV).

**(xiii)** Warehousing, Storage and Security.

**(xiv)** Storages and Handling of Materials.

**(xv)** Security of Buildings and Stockyards.

**(xvi)** Marking the Stores.

**(xvii)** Locking Arrangements of Store-houses and Open and Custody of keys.

**(xviii)** Stores Accounting and Physical Stock-taking (Stock Verification)

**(xix)** Scrap, Obsolete and Surplus items Identification and Disposal.

**(xx)** Care and preservation of stores.

**(xxi)** Evaluation of Stores and Inventory Management Functions.