Himachal Pradesh Subordinate Allied Services/ Posts Examination, 2016 Paper of three hours’ duration consisting of 200 marks (General Knowledge) (Objective type).
1.History, Geography and socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh.-60 marks
2.Knowledge of current events of national and international importance and such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. - 60 marks
3.Modern History (From 1857 onward) of India, Indian culture, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Geography of India, and Disaster Management. Environment and Gender issues and teaching of Mahatma Gandhi. - 80 marks
Syllabus for Main Examination:-
Paper No.1 English (Conventional)
Maximum Marks 150 Marks
Duration of paper 03 hours
Candidates will be required to answer questions designed to test their understanding of English and workmen like use of words .Some of the questions will be devised to test also their reasoning power, their capacity to perceive implications their ability to distinguish between the important and the less important and to write an essay. Passage will usually be set for summary or precis. Credit will be given for concise the effective expression.
Paper No.II Hindi (Conventional)
i) Translation of an English Passage into Hindi.
ii) Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in same language.
iii) Composition (Essay, Idioms, Correction etc).
Paper No. III General Knowledge
200 Marks 03 hours
History, geography, and socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh. Knowledge of current events of National and International importance and of such matter of every day observation and experience in their 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 Modern History (From 1857 onward) of India, Indian culture, Indian polity, Indian Economy and Geography of India of such nature as candidates should be able to answer without special study and question on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Viva-Voce 100 Marks
The candidate will be interviewed by the Commission who will have before them a record of his career. He will be asked questions in matters of General interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the services/ Posts or service/post for which he has applied to the Commission. The intended to judge the mental caliber of candidates. In broad terms, this is really as assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs. Some of qualities to be judged are mental alertness, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity. - 80 marks