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opscOrrisa Public Services Commission invites Application for the Assistant Section Officer Examination – 2014. Here we discuss about the syllabus & Exam pattern of this examination.

Exam Pattern : The examination for Assistant Section Officer Examination will include the following subjects :

English : 100 Marks

Mathematics : 100 Marks

Essay :

  • English Within 350 Words : 25 Marks
  • Odia within 350 Words : 25 Marks

General Awareness : 100 Marks

Reasoning/ Mental Ability : 100 Marks

Computer Application :

  • Theory : 100 Marks
  • Skill Test In Computer : 50 Marks

Syllabus For the Assistant Section Officer Examination :

English : This section is designed to test the language abilities and understanding of English Grammar. Questions shall be asked mainly from the following categories –

  • Verb
  • Preposition
  • Adverb
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Error Correction/Recognition
  • Tenses
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fill in the Blanks with Articles etc.
  • Comprehension
  • Answering Questions based on Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms

Mathematics : This section tests the quantitative and Mathematical Skills of the candidate. Question will be asked mainly from the following categories. Questions shall be of Secondary School Standard –

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration (2D & 3D)
  • Statistics & Probability

Essay :  There will be two Essays, one each in English and Odia.

General Awareness : This section checks whether the candidate keeps himself/herself up-to-date about the world around them. Questions will be asked mainly from the following categories. Questions will be such that they do not require any special study of any discipline.

  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Major financial/economic news
  • Budget & Five year plans
  • Who’s Who
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honours
  • General Science
  • Abbreviations
  • Important days
  • International & National Organizations
  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Culture

Test of Reasoning & Mental Ability : This section usually tries to test the reasoning abilities and mental aptitude of the candidate. Questions will be asked mainly from the following categories –

Verbal :

  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Coding-decoding
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • Problem of Age Calculation
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making

Non-Verbal :

  • Non-verbal series
  • Mirror Images
  • Cubes & Dice
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Embedded figures

Computer Application :

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Windows (MS-Windows)
  • MS-OFFICE