Scheme of Examination

For the State Engineering Services (Assistant Engineer) Combined Competitive Examination

1. Scheme of Examination: – The Competitive Examination will be held in two successive stages:-

(i) Preliminary Examination (ii) Main Examination

(i) Preliminary Examination : the preliminary Examination will consist of two papers, i.e. one compulsory paper and one optional paper, which will be of objective type and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects mentioned in Section ‘A and B’. The Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the main Examination will be 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies (category wise) to be filled in the year in the various Services and Posts, but in the said range all those candidates who secure the same percentage of marks as may be fixed by the Commission for any lower range will be admitted to the Main Examination.


Compulsory PaperMax MarksTime
General knowledge & General Science including General knowledge of Rajasthan its Geography, Economy and culture2002 hours


List of Optional papers :- (any one paper to be opted by a candidate).
Paper nameMax MarksTime
Civil Engineering2002 Hours
Electrical Engineering2002 Hours
Mechanical Engineering2002 Hours
Agricultural Engineering2002 Hours

(ii) Main examination : – The written examination will consist of the following papers which will be conventional type. A candidate must take all the compulsory subjects and any one of the optional subjects listed below. Each of the optional subject will have two papers.
The time allowed for each paper shall be three hours.

Compulsory Subject Maximum Marks.
PaperCompulsory SubjectMarks
Paper – IHindi100
Paper – IISocial aspects of Engineering100
Optional Subjects Maximum Marks
Paper – III(Any one subject to be opted by a candidate 200 marks for each paper from the following list of optional subjects. Each subject will have two papers)200 Marks For Each Paper.
Paper – IV
List Of Optional Subject
1. Civil Engineering 2. Electrical Engineering 3. Mechanical Engineering 4. Agricultural Engineering
(i) Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written test of the Main examination as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion shall be summoned by them for interview. Provided that no candidate who fails to obtain a minimum of 35% marks in each of the two compulsory papers and a minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate shall be called by the Commission for interview which carries 72 marks.

(ii) The Commission shall award marks to each candidates interviewed by them. In interviewing the candidates besides awarding marks in respect of character, personality, address and physique, marks shall also be awarded for the candidate’s knowledge of Rajasthani culture. The marks so awarded shall be added to the marks obtained in the written test of the main examination by each such candidate.

(iii) The standard of the papers will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree level except paper on Hindi which will be of Senior Secondary Level

(iv) All papers unless specifically required shall be answered either in Hindi or in English, but no candidate shall be permitted to answer any one paper partly in Hindi and partly in English unless specifically allowed to do so.

(v) If a candidate’s hand-writing is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.

(vi) Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the

(vii) It is obligatory for a candidate to appear in all the compulsory papers and in optional papers.

Note – 1 : The Commission shall not recommend any candidate for the State Engineering Services, who has failed to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
Note – 2 : The Commission shall, in case of Woman Candidates, candidates belonging to the Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, or the Scheduled Tribes recommend the names of such candidates upto the number of vacancies reserved for them from amongst those who have qualified for interview, even if they fail to obtain the aggregate marks prescribed under Note – 1.

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