Paper – I. Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics.
(a) Part – 1 Reasoning -
The question paper will be designed to test
the candidates ability to complete sequences making logical conclusion
based on simple patter of numbers, statements, figures, letters etc as
may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study
of the subject.
(b)Part – 2. Elementary Mathematics
(i) Arithmetic - Number System – natural numbers, integers,
rational and real numbers. Fundamental operations – addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, decimal fraction.
,p>(ii) Unitary Method - Time and distance, time and work,
percentages, application to simple and compound interest, profit
and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
(iii) Elementary Number Theory Division algorithm, prime and
composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 11.
Multiples and factors, factorization theorem, HCF and LCM. Euclidean
algorithm, logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic
(iv) Algebra - Basic operations, simple factors, remainder theorem, HCF,
LCM, theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation
between its roots and coefficients (only real roots to be considered).
Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical
solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two variables and their
solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous liner
equations or in equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one
variable and their solutions. Set language and set notation, rational
expressions and conditional identities, laws of indices.
(v) Trigonometry - Sine x, cosine x, tangent x when O° < x < 90°.
Values of sine x, cos x and ten x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°. Simple
trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of
heights and distances.
(vi) Geometry - Lines and angles, plane and plane figures theorems on
♦ Properties of angles at a point.
♦ Parallel lines.
♦ Sides and angles of a triangle.
♦ Congruency of triangles.
♦ Similar triangles.
♦ Concurrence of medians and altitudes.
♦ Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram,
rectangle and square.
♦ Circle and its properties, including tangents and normal.
(vii) Mensutration Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms,
triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can bisect into the figures
(field book). Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and
volume of right circular area of cylinders. Surface area and volume of
(viii) Statistics- Collection and tabulation of statistical data, graphical
representation-frequency polygons, bar charts, pie charts, etc.
Measures of central tendency.
Paper – II. General Knowledge and English.
(a)Part – 1. General Knowledge - General knowledge including
knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observation
and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an
educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific
subject. The paper will also include questions on history of India and
geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer
without special study.
(b)Part – 2. English - The question paper will be designed to test the
candidates’ understanding of English and workman - like use of words.
Questions in English are from synonyms, antonyms, reading
comprehension, Para jumbles, error spotting, jumbled sentences,
sentence correction and fill in the blanks.