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UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
EXAMINATION NOTICE NO. 09/2014-CSP
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : 30/06/2014)
CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2014
F. No. 1/5/2013-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union
Public Service Commission on 24th Aug., 2014 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st May, 2014.
Indian Administrative Service.
Indian Foreign Service.
Indian Police Service.
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,
Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 1291 which includes 26 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category,
i.e. 12 vacancies for LDCP, 2 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities.
Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes.
Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.
A list of Services Identified suitable for Physical Disabled Category along with the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications
Sl Name of the
No. Service for which
requirements identified BA, OL, OA, BH, MW, S, ST, W,
BL, OAL, BLA, BLOA SE, H, RW, C
MF, PP, L, KC, BN, impairment ST,W, H, RW, C
MF, PP, L, KC, BN, impairment ST, W, H, RW, C
2. Indian Foreign
OA, OL, OAL
S, ST, W, RW,
C, MF, SE
RW, SE impairment (iii) Hearing
H impairment 3. Indian Revenue
S, ST,W, BN,L
S, ST, W BN, L,
Central Excise, impairment SE, ME, RW, H,
4. Indian P&T
OA, OL, OAL,
S, W, SE, RW, C, BN,
Accounts & disability BL, MW, BA, BH
ST, H, L, KC, MF, PP
Gr. 'A' impairment (iii) Hearing
As above. impairment 5. Indian Audit &
Service, Gr. 'A'
As above impairment 6. Indian Defence
S, ST, W, BN,
SE, RW, C
Service, Gr. 'A'
As above impairment (iii) Hearing
As above impairment 7. Indian Revenue
OA, OL, OAL,
Service (I.T.), disability BL
MF, PP, L, KC, BN, impairment ST, W, H, RW, C
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:
The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.
Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for
2. HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above- mentioned website. Brief
Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :
The online Applications can be filled up to 30th June, 2014 till 11.59
PM after which the link will be disabled.
4. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The eAdmission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website
[www.upsc.gov.in] for downloading by candidates. No Admission
Certificate will be sent by post.
5. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question
6. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES:
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation
Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.
011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between
10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.
7. MOBILE PHONES BANNED:
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted.
Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured.
8. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the
Examination Halls, as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured.
Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
Candidates are required to apply only through online mode no other mode for submission of applications is allowed
8. Indian Ordnance
Service, Gr. 'A'
9. Indian Postal
Service, Gr. 'A.
10. Indian Civil
Service, Gr. 'A'
11. Indian Railway
Service, Gr. 'A'
12. Indian Railway
Service, Gr. 'A'
(i) Locomotor disability (ii) Visual impairment (iii) Hearing impairment (i) Locomotor disability (ii) Visual impairment (ii) Hearing impairment (i) Locomotor disability (ii) Visual impairment (iii) Hearing impairment (i) Locomotor disability (ii) Hearing impairment (i) Locomotor disability (ii) Visual impairment (iii) Hearing impairment OA, OL
S, ST, W, BN,
RW, SE, H, C
OA, OL, OAL,
OA, OL, OAL,
S,BN, RW, MF,
“Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply”
Sl Name of the
Category(ies) for which identified *Functional
*Physical requirements 13. Indian Railways
14. Indian Defence
Locomtor disability OA
S,ST, W, SE, RW
(i) Locomotor disability (ii) Hearing impairment OA, OL, BL
15. Indian Information
Service, Gr. 'A'
(i) Locomotor disability S,ST, BL,
S, ST, W, BN,MF
BA, OL, OA, BH
MW, BL, OAL, BLA H, RW, C
BA, OL, OA, BH, MW, S,ST,W,SE, H,
BL, OAL, BLA,BLOA RW, C
MF, PP, L, KC,BN,
ST, W, H, RW, C
ST, W, H,RW, C
OA,OL, OAL, BL
ST, RW, SE
(ii) Visual impairment (iii) Hearing impairment 16. Indian Trade
Service Gr. ‘A’ disability (Gr.III)
(ii) Visual impairment (iii) Hearing impairment 17. Indian Corporate
Law Service disability (ii) Visual impairment (iii) Hearing
As above impairment 18. Armed Forces
OA, OL, BL
Headquarters disability MF, SE, RW, C
Civil Service, Gr.'B' (ii) Visual
(Section Officers' impairment Grade)
As above impairment BA, OL, OA, BH, MW S,ST,W,SE, H
19. Delhi, Andaman & (i) Locomotor
BL, OAL, BLA, BLOA RW, C
Nicobar Islands, disability Lakshadweep,
Daman & Diu and impairment
Dadra & Nagar
Haveli Civil impairment ST, W,H,RW,C
Service, Gr. 'B'
OA, OL, OAL,
Civil Service, disability BL
As above impairment (iii) Hearing impairment HH
*For details about Functional Classification and Physical Requirements, para 8 of this
Notice may please be referred.
2. (A) CENTRES OF EXAMINATION : The Examination will be held at the following Centres:
The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the
Centres, except Chennai, Dispur,
Kolkatta and Nagpur. Allotment of
Centres will be on the "first-apply-first allot" basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a Centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.
NB: Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Commission reserve the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands.
Blind candidates will, however, be
required to take the examination at any one of the seven centres viz. Chennai,
Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow,
Dispur and Mumbai. Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. The candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be granted. (B) Plan of Examination :
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (vide
Appendix I Section-I below).
(i) Civil Services Preliminary Examination
(Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services Main Examination
(Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.
Applications are now invited for the
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Candidates who are declared by the
Commission to have qualified for admission to the Main Examination will have to apply online again, in the Detailed
Application Form which would be made available to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in December, 2014.
3. Eligibility Conditions :
(1) For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
(2) For other services, a candidate must be either :—
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to
India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri
Lanka, East African countries of Kenya,
Uganda, the United Republic of
Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire,
Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the
Government of India.
Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the
Indian Foreign Service.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of
(ii) Age Limits :
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of
August, 2014 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August,
1982 and not later than 1st August, 1993.
Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/
Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable :
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other
Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. (iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the
31st day of December, 1989.
(iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned
ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st
August, 2014 and have been released
(i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st
August, 2014) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to
Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.
(vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st
August, 2014 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of
Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the
case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons.
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled
Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para 3(ii) (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.
The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules,
1979, as amended from time to time.
Note III :
The age concession under para 3(ii) (b)
(v) and (vi) will not be admissible to ExServicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs who are released on own request.
Notwithstanding the provision of agerelaxation under para 3 (ii) (b) (vii) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Government.
Save as provided above the age limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.
The date of birth accepted by the
Commission is that entered in the
Matriculation or Secondary School
Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher
Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main)
No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from
Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.
The expression Matriculation/Secondary
Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Candidates should note that only the
Date of Birth as recorded in the
Certificate or an equivalent certificate as on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the
Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Note 2 :
Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any other examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.
Note 3 :
The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the online Application Form for the
Preliminary Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.
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The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act,
1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
Note I :
Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary
Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main)
Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main
Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main
Examination. The applications for the
Main Examination will be called sometime in the month of September/
Note II :
In exceptional cases the Union Public
Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by the other
Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.
Note III :
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination. Note IV :
Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other
Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil
Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the
University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the
(iv) Number of attempts :
Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.
Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible shall be nine.
The relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
Provided further that a physically handicapped will get as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts. Necessary action to make
Corresponding Changes in respective
Rules/Regulations Pertaining to various services is being taken separately. The
relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(i) An attempt at a Preliminary
Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Civil Services Examination.
(ii) If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the
Examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the
(iii) Notwithstanding the disqualification/ cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.
(v) Restrictions on applying for the examination :
A candidate who is appointed to the
Indian Administrative Service or the
Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.
In case such a candidate is appointed to the IAS/IFS after the Preliminary
Examination, 2014 is over and he/she continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the Civil Services (Main) Examination,
2014 notwithstanding his/her having qualified in the Preliminary
Also provided that if such a candidate is appointed to IAS/IFS after the commencement of the Civil Services (Main)
Examination, 2014 but before the result thereof and continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be considered for appointment to any service/post on the basis of the result of this examination viz. Civil Services Examination,
(vi) Physical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to
Civil Services Examination, 2014 as per guidelines given in Appendix-III of
Rules for Examination published in the
Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st
4. FEE :
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/
ST/PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any
Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/
State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/
State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of
Travancore or by using Visa/Master
Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated
Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI
Branch on the next working day only.
"Pay by Cash " mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 29.06.2014 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-inSlip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i..e during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet
Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 23.59 hours of 30.06.2014.
For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application.
These applicants shall also be intimated through e-mail to submit copy of proof of their payment to the
Commission at the address mentioned in the e-mail. The applicant shall be required to submit the proof within 10
www.employmentnews.gov.in days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. In case, no response is received from the applicants their applications shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence shall be entertained in this regard. All female candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/
Handicapped categories are exempted from payment of fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed fee in full.
Physically disabled persons are exempted from the payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the Services/Posts to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of medical fitness for these
Services/Posts (including any concessions specifically extended to the physically disabled). A physically disabled candidate claiming fee concession will be required by the Commission to submit along with their Detailed Application
Form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government Hospital/Medical
Board in support of his/her claim for being physically disabled.
Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision for fee exemption, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or the Appointing Authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned
Services/Posts to be allocated to physically disabled candidates by the
Note I :
Applications without the prescribed Fee
(Unless remission of Fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.
Note II :
Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
Note III :
If any candidate who took the Civil
Services Examination held in 2013 wishes to apply for admission to this examination, he/she must submit his/her application without waiting for the results or an offer of appointment.
Note IV :
Candidates admitted to the Main
Examination will be required to pay a further fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two hundreds only).
5. How to Apply :
(a) Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the abovementioned website.
The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID
(Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
(b) All candidates, whether already in
owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.
Persons already in Government Service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public
Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing to their Head of
Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination.
Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled. NOTE 1 :
While filling in his/her Application
Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of centre for the Examination.
If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the
Commission in his/her Admission
Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.
Providing scribe to a blind candidate or allowing him/ her to bring his/ her own scribe, suitable modification has been made in the online application programme to get the information at the time of the initial online application itself, and not get it later as per the existing practice.
Candidates appearing in CS(P)
Examination, 2014 will be required to indicate information such as (a) detail of centres for Civil Services (Main)
Examination and Indian Forest Service
(Main) Examination (b)Optional subject to be selected for the examination,
(c) medium of examination for Civil
Services (Main) Examination and (d) compulsory Indian Language for Civil
Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application itself.
NOTE 4 :
Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding Age,
Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/
Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward
Classes and Physically disabled etc. which will be verified at the time of the
Main examination only. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the
Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main
(Written) Examination and Interview
Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the
Preliminary Examination, Main (written) Examination and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.
If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the
Commission in terms of Rule 14 of the
for the Civil
Examination, 2014 reproduced below :
A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of :
(i) Obtaining support for his/her candidature by the following means, namely :–
(a) offering illegal gratification to, or
(b) applying pressure on, or
(c) blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the examination, or
(ii) impersonating, or
(iii) procuring impersonation by any person, or
(iv) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
(v) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
(vi) resorting to the following means in connection with his/her candidature for the examination, namely
(a) obtaining copy of question paper through improper means,
(b) finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination.
(c) influencing the examiners, or
(vii) using unfair means during the examination, or
(viii)writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts, or
(ix) misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating a disorderly scene and the like, or
(x) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of their examinations, or (xi) being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination; or
(xii) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their
Admission Certificates permitting them to take the examination, or
(xiii)attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the Commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses; may in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable. (a) to be disqualified by the
Commission from the examination for which he/she is a candidate and/or (b) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period
(i) by the Commission from any examination or selection held by them; (ii) by the Central Government from any employment under them; and (c) if he/she is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under the appropriate Rules.
Provided that no penalty under this Rules shall be imposed except after
(i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in writing as he/she may wish to make in that behalf; and (ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to him/her into consideration.
6. Last date for receipt of applications :
The Online Applications can be filled up to 30th June, 2014 till 11.59 pm after which the link will be disabled.
Correspondence with the
The Commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases:
(i) The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available on the UPSC website
[www.upsc.gov.in] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post. If a candidate does not receive his e-Admission Certificate or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the Commission. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the
Facilitation Counter located in the
Commission’s Office either in person or over phone Nos. 011-23381125/01123385271/011-23098543. In case no communication is received in the
Commission's Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his/her
Admission Certificate atleast 3 weeks before the examination, he/she himself/herself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his/her Admission
No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds a certificate of admission for the examination. On downloading of eAdmission Certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.
The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the Application
Form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the UPSC.
The mere fact that a certificate of admission to the Examination has been issued to a candidate, will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission or that entries made by the candidate in his/her application for the Preliminary examination have been accepted by the Commission as true and correct. Candidates may note that the Commission takes up the verification of eligibility conditions of a candidate, with reference to original documents, only after the candidate has qualified for Civil Services (Main)
Examination. Unless candidature is formally confirmed by the
Commission, it continues to be provisional.
The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Examination shall be final. Candidates should note that the name in the Admission Certificate in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.
(ii) In the event of a candidate downloading more than one Admission Certificate from the Commission's website, he/she should use only one of these Admission
Certificates for appearing in the examination and report about the other(s) to the
(iii) Candidates are informed that as the
Preliminary Examination is only a screening test, no marks sheets will be supplied to successful or unsuccessful candidates and no correspondence will be entertained by the Commission, in this regard.
(iv) If a candidate receives an eAdmission Certificate in respect of some other candidate the same should be immediately returned to the Commission with a request to issue the correct eAdmission Certificate. Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of an
Admission Certificate issued in respect of another candidate.
(v) Candidates must ensure that their email IDs given in their online applications are valid and active.
Important : All communications to the
Commission should invariably contain the following particulars.
1. Name and year of the examination.
2. Registration ID (RID)
3. Roll Number (if received)
4. Name of candidate (in full and in block letters) 5. Complete postal address as given in the application.
N.B. I. Communication not containing the above particulars may not be attended to.
N.B. II. Candidates should also note down their RID number for future reference. They may be required to indicate the same in connection with their candidature for the Civil Services
8. The eligibility for availing reservation against the vacancies reserved for the physically disabled persons shall be the same as prescribed in "The Persons with
Protection of Rights and Full
Participation) Act, 1995."
Provided further that the physically disabled candidates shall also be required to meet special eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements/functional classification (abilities/disabilities) consistent with requirements of the identified
Service/Post as may be prescribed by its
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Cadre Controlling Authority at note-II of
Para-1 of this Notice.
The physical requirement and functional classification can for example be one or more of the following :
Reading and Writing
Manipulation by Finger
Pushing & Pulling
Kneeling and Croutching
One Arm One Leg
Both Legs and Arms
Both Legs One Arm
Note : The above list is subject to revision.
9. A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the
Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her application form for Civil
Services (Preliminary) Examination that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Commission to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission. Similar principle will be followed for physically disabled categories also.
While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be a few cases where there was a little gap (say 2-3 months) between the issuance of a
Government Notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of submission of the application by the candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the
Commission on merit. In case of a candidate unfortunately becoming physically disabled during the course of the examination, the candidate should produce valid documents to enable the
Commission to take a decision in the matter on merit.
10. Candidates seeking reservation/ relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/
OBC/PH/Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/ relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/Notice. They should also be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/ Notice for such benefits, and these certificates should be dated earlier than the due date
(closing date) of the application for Civil
Services (Prelims) Examination.
11. Withdrawal of applications :
NO request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he/she has submitted his/her application will be entertained under any circumstances.
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination
(Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts. 2. The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of Section-II. This 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 about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.
Note I: The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil
Service (Main) Examination based on the total qualifying marks as may be determined by the Commission, of the two papers put together.
Note II: There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions except some of the questions where the negative-marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third
(0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.
3. The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test.
The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of
Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. Also see Note (ii) under Para I of Section II (B). Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers
(Paper-I to Paper-VlI) and Marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
4. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the
Main Examination as may be fixed by the
Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview for a
Personality Test, vide sub-section 'C' of
Section II. The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 275 marks
(with no minimum qualifying marks).
Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the Examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various services and posts.
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Plan of Examination
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :
Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main
Scheme and subjects for the
Preliminary and Main Examinations.
A. Preliminary Examination
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
Note (i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions). (ii) The question papers will be set both in
Hindi and English. However, questions
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Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English
Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
(iii) Details of the syllabi are indicated in
Part A of Section III.
(iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration.
Blind candidates will however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper. B. Main Examination
The written examination will consist of the following papers :
Qualifying Papers :
(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the
Papers to be counted for merit
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and
Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies -II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social
Justice and International relations)
General Studies -III
(Technology, Economic Development,
Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and
General Studies -IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject - Paper 1 250 Marks
Optional Subject - Paper 2 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test)
Candidates may choose any one of the optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below
(i) The papers on Indian languages and
English (Paper A and Paper B) will be of
Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
(ii) evaluation of the papers, namely,
Essay, General Studies and Optional
Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on 'Indian
Languages' and 'English' but the papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional
Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 30% marks in Indian Language and 25% marks in
English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.
(iii) The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal
Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,
Nagaland and Sikkim.
(iv) Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper-I-VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all of these papers.
(v) For the Language medium/literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under:
Note : For Santhali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.
2. List of optional subjects for Main
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xx) Political Science and International
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxv) Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri,
Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri,
Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri,
Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit,
Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and
(i) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
(ii) Each paper will be of three hours duration. (iii) Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the Qualifying Language papers Paper-A and Paper-B, in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the
Constitution of India or in English.
(iv) Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in any one of the languages mentioned above may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in the language opted by them. Candidates should, however, note that if they misuse the above rule, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to them and in extreme cases; their script(s) will not be valued for being in an unauthorized medium.
(v) The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.
(vi) The details of the syllabi are set out in
Part B of Section III.
"General Instructions (Preliminary as well as Main Examination)" :
(i) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them. However, blind candidates will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe.Blind candidates will also be allowed an extra time of thirty minutes at each paper @ ten minutes per hour.
(ii) An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) in the Civil Services (Main)
Examination only. However, no scribe shall be permitted to such candidates.
Note (1) : The eligibility conditions of a scribe, his/her conduct inside the examination hall and the manner in which and extent to which he/she can help the blind candidate in writing the Civil Services
Examination shall be governed by the instructions issued by the UPSC in this regard. Violation of all or any of the said instructions shall entail the cancellation of the candidature of the blind candidate in addition to any other action that the
UPSC may take against the scribe.
Note (2) : For purpose of these rules the candidate shall be deemed to be a blind candidate if the percentage of visual impairment is Fourty Percent (40%) or more. The criteria for determining the percentage of visual impairment shall be as follows :
All with corrections
Better eye Worse eye
Category O 6/9-6/18
Category I 6/18-6/36
Category II 6/60-4/60 or field of vision 10-200
Category III 3/60-1/60 or field of vision 100
Category IV F.C. at 1 ft to nil field of vision 1000
One eyed 6/6 person 3
6/24 to 6/36
6/60 to nil
3/60 to nil
F.C. at 1 ft to nil
F.C. at 1 ft to nil field of vision 1000
F.C. at 1 ft to nil
Note (3) : For availing of the concession admissible to a blind candidate, the candidate concerned shall produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma from a Medical
Board constituted by the Central/State
Governments alongwith their application for the Main Examination.
Note 4 : The concession admissible to blind candidates shall not be admissible to those suffering from Myopia.
(ii) The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
(iii) If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.
(iv) Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
(v) Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination.
(vi) In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
(vii) Candidates should use only international form of Indian numerals (i.e.
1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers. (viii) Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific (Non-Programmable type)
Calculators at the conventional (Essay) type examination of UPSC. Programmable type calculators will however not be allowed and the use of such calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by the candidates. Loaning or interchanging of calculators in the
Examination Hall is not permitted.
It is also important to note that candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers
(Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the
C. Interview test
The candidate will be interviewed by a
Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest.
The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board
25 of competent and unbiased observers.
The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
2. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
3. The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.
Syllabi for the Examination
NOTE : Candiates are advised to go through the Syllabus published in this
Section for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination, as periodic revision of syllabus has been done in several subjects.
Part-A Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian
Indian and World Geography Physical,
Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance Constitution, Political System,
Panchayati Raj, Public Policy,
Rights Issues, etc.
Development, Poverty, Inclusion,
Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental
Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation
Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours Comprehension
Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Logical reasoning and analytical ability Decision-making and problemsolving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
Note 1 : Questions relating to English
Language Comprehension skills of Class
X level (last item in the Syllabus of PaperII) will be tested through passages from
English language only without providing
Hindi translation thereof in the question paper. Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of
Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case
26 he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim)
Part-B Main Examination
The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to
Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate's general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate's basic understanding of all relevant issues and ability to analyze and take a view on conflicting socio- economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers. The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors' degree and lower than the masters' degree. In the case of
Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors' degree. Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main)
Examination are given as follows:QUALIFYING PAPERS ON INDIAN
LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH
The aim of the paper is to test the candidates ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and
Indian Language concerned.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :(i) Comprehension of given passages
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary
(iv) Short Essays
Indian Languages :(i) Comprehension of given passages
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary
(iv) Short Essays
(v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa.
Note 1 : The Papers on Indian
Languages and English will be of
Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
Note 2 : The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian
Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).
Essay: Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely.
Credit will be given for effective and exact expression. PAPER-II
General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and
Culture, History and Geography of the
World and Society.
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. www.employmentnews.gov.in
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
Salient features of Indian Society,
Diversity of India.
Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Salient features of world's physical geography.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world
(including South Asia and the
Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami,
Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
General Studies- II: Governance,
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and
Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries Parliament and State Legislatures
- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the
Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
features of the
Representation of People's Act.
to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry- the role of
NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the
Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Issues relating to development and management of Social
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Sector/Services relating to Health,
Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
India and its neighborhood- relations.
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
Economic Development, Bio diversity,
Environment, Security and Disaster
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution
System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security;
Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Land reforms in India.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports,
Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT,
Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Disaster and disaster management.
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Role of external state and nonstate actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
Security challenges and their management in border areas;
linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
This paper will include questions to test the candidates' attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
Ethics and Human Interface:
Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Public/Civil service values and
Ethics in Public administration:
Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;
Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to
Information, Codes of Ethics,
Codes of Conduct, Citizen's
Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.
PAPER-VI & PAPER VII
Optional Subject Papers I & II
Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of
Optional Subjects given in para 2.
PAPER - I
Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Physical and social environment as factors of crop distribution and production. Agro ecology; cropping pattern as indicators of environments. Environmental pollution and associated hazards to crops, animals and humans. Climate change – International conventions and global initiatives. Green house effect and global warming.
Advance tools for ecosystem analysis –
Remote sensing (RS) and Geographic
Information Systems (GIS).
Cropping patterns in different agro-climatic zones of the country. Impact of highyielding and short-duration varieties on
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Organic and Precision farming. Package of practices for production of important cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fibres, sugar, commercial and fodder crops.
Important features and scope of various types of forestry plantations such as social forestry, agro-forestry, and natural forests. Propagation of forest plants.
Forest products. Agro forestry and value addition. Conservation of forest flora and fauna. Weeds, their characteristics, dissemination and association with various crops; their multiplications; cultural, biological, and chemical control of weeds.
Soil- physical, chemical and biological properties. Processes and factors of soil formation. Soils of India. Mineral and organic constituents of soils and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Essential plant nutrients and other beneficial elements in soils and plants. Principles of soil fertility, soil testing and fertilizer recommendations, integrated nutrient management. Biofertilizers. Losses of nitrogen in soil, nitrogen-use efficiency in submerged rice soils, nitrogen fixation in soils. Efficient phosphorus and potassium use. Problem soils and their reclamation.
Soil factors affecting greenhouse gas emission. Soil conservation, integrated watershed management. Soil erosion and its management. Dry land agriculture and its problems. Technology for stabilizing agriculture production in rain fed areas.
Water-use efficiency in relation to crop production, criteria for scheduling irrigations, ways and means of reducing runoff losses of irrigation water. Rainwater harvesting. Drip and sprinkler irrigation.
Drainage of waterlogged soils, quality of irrigation water, effect of industrial effluents on soil and water pollution. Irrigation projects in India.
Farm management, scope, importance and characteristics, farm planning.
Optimum resource use and budgeting.
Economics of different types of farming systems. Marketing management – strategies for development, market intelligence. Price fluctuations and their cost; role of co-operatives in agricultural economy; types and systems of farming and factors affecting them. Agricultural price policy. Crop Insurance.
Agricultural extension, its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, socio-economic survey and status of big, small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers.
Training programmes for extension workers. Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies. Non Government Organization
(NGO) and self-help group approach for rural development.
PAPER - II
Cell structure, function and cell cycle.
Synthesis, structure and function of genetic material. Laws of heredity.
Chromosome structure, chromosomal aberrations, linkage and cross-over, and their significance in recombination breeding. Polyploidy, euploids and aneuploids.
Mutations - and their role in crop improvement. Heritability, sterility and incompatibility, classification and their application in crop improvement. Cytoplasmic inheritance, sex-linked, sex-influenced and sex-limited characters.
History of plant breeding. Modes of reproduction, selfing and crossing techniques.
Origin, evolution and domestication of crop plants, center of origin, law of homologous series, crop genetic resourcesconservation and utilization. Application of principles of plant breeding, improvement of crop plants. Molecular markers and their application in plant improvement. Pure-line selection, pedigree, mass
and recurrent selections, combining ability, its significance in plant breeding.
Heterosis and its exploitation. Somatic hybridization. Breeding for disease and pest resistance. Role of interspecific and intergeneric hybridization. Role of genetic engineering and biotechnology in crop improvement. Genetically modified crop plants. Seed production and processing technologies. Seed certification, seed testing and storage. DNA finger printing and seed registration. Role of public and private sectors in seed production and marketing. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues, WTO issues and its impact on
Principles of Plant Physiology with reference to plant nutrition, absorption, translocation and metabolism of nutrients. Soil - water- plant relationship.
Enzymes and plant pigments; photosynthesis- modern concepts and factors affecting the process, aerobic and anaerobic respiration; C3, C4 and CAM mechanisms. Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Growth and development; photoperiodism and vernalilzation. Plant growth substances and their role in crop production. Physiology of seed development and germination; dormancy. Stress physiology – draught, salt and water stress. Major fruits, plantation crops, vegetables, spices and flower crops. Package practices of major horticultural crops.
Protected cultivation and high tech horticulture. Post harvest technology and value addition of fruits and vegetables.
Landscaping and commercial floriculture.
Medicinal and aromatic plants. Role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition.
Diagnosis of pests and diseases of field crops, vegetables, orchard and plantation crops and their economic importance.
Classification of pests and diseases and their management. Integrated pest and disease management. Storage pests and their management. Biological control of pests and diseases. Epidemiology and forecasting of major crop pests and diseases. Plant quarantine measures.
Pesticides, their formulation and modes of action.
Food production and consumption trends in India. Food security and growing population – vision 2020. Reasons for grain surplus. National and international food policies. Production, procurement, distribution constraints. Availability of food grains, per capita expenditure on food.
Trends in poverty, Public Distribution
System and Below Poverty Line population, Targeted Public Distribution System
(PDS), policy implementation in context to globalization. Processing constraints.
Relation of food production to National
Dietary Guidelines and food consumption pattern. Food based dietary approaches to eliminate hunger. Nutrient deficiency –
Micro nutrient deficiency : Protein Energy
Malnutrition (PEM or PCM), Micro nutrient deficiency and HRD in context of work capacity of women and children.
Food grain productivity and food security.
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND
PAPER – I
1. Animal Nutrition:
1.1 Partitioning of food energy within the animal. Direct and indirect calorimetry.
Carbon – nitrogen balance and comparative slaughter methods. Systems for expressing energy value of foods in ruminants, pigs and poultry. Energy requirements for maintenance, growth, pregnancy, lactation, egg, wool, and meat production.
1.2 Latest advances in protein nutrition.
protein interrelationships. Evaluation of protein quality. Use of NPN compounds in ruminant diets. Protein
requirements for maintenance, growth, pregnancy, lactation, egg, wool and meat production. 1.3 Major and trace minerals - Their sources, physiological functions and deficiency symptoms. Toxic minerals. Mineral interactions. Role of fat-soluble and water
– soluble vitamins in the body, their sources and deficiency symptoms.
1.4 Feed additives – methane inhibitors, probiotics, enzymes, antibiotics, hormones, oligosaccharides, antioxidants, emulsifiers, mould inhibitors, buffers etc.
Use and abuse of growth promoters like hormones and antibiotics – latest concepts.
1.5 Conservation of fodders. Storage of feeds and feed ingredients. Recent advances in feed technology and feed processing. Anti – nutritional and toxic factors present in livestock feeds. Feed analysis and quality control. Digestibility trials – direct, indirect and indicator methods. Predicting feed intake in grazing animals.
1.6 Advances in ruminant nutrition.
Nutrient requirements. Balanced rations.
Feeding of calves, pregnant, work animals and breeding bulls. Strategies for feeding milch animals during different stages of lactation cycle. Effect of feeding on milk composition. Feeding of goats for meat and milk production. Feeding of sheep for meat and wool production.
1.7 Swine Nutrition. Nutrient requirements. Creep, starter, grower and finisher rations. Feeding of pigs for lean meat production. Low cost rations for swine.
1.8 Poultry nutrition. Special features of poultry nutrition. Nutrient requirements for meat and egg production. Formulation of rations for different classes of layers and broilers.
2. Animal Physiology:
2.1 Physiology of blood and its circulation, respiration; excretion. Endocrine glands in health and disease.
2.2 Blood constituents - Properties and functions-blood cell formationHaemoglobin synthesis and chemistryplasma proteins production, classification and properties, coagulation of blood;Haemorrhagic disorders-anticoagulants-blood groups-Blood volumePlasma expanders-Buffer systems in blood. Biochemical tests and their significance in disease diagnosis.
2.3 Circulation - Physiology of heart, cardiac cycle, heart sounds, heart beat, electrocardiograms. Work and efficiency of heart-effect of ions on heart functionmetabolism of cardiac muscle, nervous and chemical regulation of heart, effect of temperature and stress on heart, blood pressure and hypertension, osmotic regulation, arterial pulse, vasomotor regulation of circulation, shock. Coronary and pulmonary circulation, Blood-Brain barrier- Cerebrospinal fluid- circulation in birds. 2.4 Respiration - Mechanism of respiration, Transport and exchange of gases
–neural control of respiration-chemoreceptors-hypoxia-respiration in birds.
2.5 Excretion-Structure and function of kidney-formation of urine-methods of studying renal function-renal regulation of acid-base balance: physiological constituents of urine-renal failure-passive venous congestion-Urinary secretion in chicken-Sweat glands and their function.
Bio-chemical test for urinary dysfunction.
2.6 Endocrine glands - Functional disorders their symptoms and diagnosis.
Synthesis of hormones, mechanism and control of secretion- hormonal receptorsclassification and function.
2.7 Growth and Animal ProductionPrenatal and postnatal growth, maturation, growth curves, measures of growth, factors affecting growth, conformation, body composition, meat quality.
Physiology of Milk Production,
Reproduction and Digestion- Current sta-
27 tus of hormonal control of mammary development, milk secretion and milk ejection, Male and Female reproductive organs, their components and functions.
Digestive organs and their functions.
PhysiologyPhysiological relations and their regulation; mechanisms of adaptation, environmental factors and regulatory mechanisms involved in animal behaviour, climatology – various parameters and their importance. Animal ecology. Physiology of behaviour. Effect of stress on health and production.
3. Animal Reproduction:
Semen quality- Preservation and Artificial
Insemination- Components of semen, composition of spermatozoa, chemical and physical properties of ejaculated semen, factors affecting semen in vivo and in vitro. Factors affecting semen production and quality, preservation, composition of diluents, sperm concentration, transport of diluted semen. Deep freezing techniques in cows, sheep, goats, swine and poultry. Detection of oestrus and time of insemination for better conception.
Anoestrus and repeat breeding.
Dairy FarmingComparison of dairy farming in India with advanced countries. Dairying under mixed farming and as specialized farming, economic dairy farming. Starting of a dairy farm, Capital and land requirement, organization of the dairy farm.
Opportunities in dairy farming, factors determining the efficiency of dairy animal.
Herd recording, budgeting, cost of milk production, pricing policy; Personnel
Management. Developing Practical and
Economic rations for dairy cattle; supply of greens throughout the year, feed and fodder requirements of Dairy Farm.
Feeding regimes for young stock and bulls, heifers and breeding animals; new trends in feeding young and adult stock;
4.2 Commercial meat, egg and wool production- Development of practical and economic rations for sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and poultry. Supply of greens, fodder, feeding regimes for young and mature stock. New trends in enhancing production and management. Capital and land requirements and socio-economic concept. 4.3 Feeding and management of animals under drought, flood and other natural calamities. 5. Genetics and Animal Breeding:
History of animal genetics. Mitosis and
Meiosis: Mendelian inheritance; deviations to Mendelian genetics; Expression of genes; Linkage and crossing over; Sex determination, sex influenced and sex limited characters; Blood groups and polymorphism; Chromosome aberrations;
Cytoplasmic inheritance. Gene and its structure; DNA as a genetic material;
Genetic code and protein synthesis;
DNA technology. Mutations, types of mutations, methods for detecting mutations and mutation rate.
5.1 Population Genetics applied to
Animal Breeding- Quantitative Vs. qualitative traits; Hardy Weinberg Law;
Population Vs. individual; Gene and genotypic frequency; Forces changing gene frequency; Random drift and small populations; Theory of path coefficient;
Inbreeding, methods of estimating inbreeding coefficient, systems of inbreeding, Effective population size;
Breeding value, estimation of breeding value, dominance and epistatic deviation;
Partitioning of variation; Genotype X environment correlation and genotype X environment interaction; role of multiple measurements; Resemblance between relatives. 5.2 Breeding Systems- Breeds of livest-
28 sock and Poultry. Heritability, repeatability and genetic and phenotypic correlations, their methods of estimation and precision of estimates; Aids to selection and their relative merits; Individual, pedigree, family and within family selection;
Progeny testing; Methods of selection;
Construction of selection indices and their uses; Comparative evaluation of genetic gains through various selection methods; Indirect selection and correlated response; Inbreeding, out breeding, upgrading, cross-breeding and synthesis of breeds; Crossing of inbred lines for commercial production; Selection for general and specific combining ability;
Breeding for threshold characters. Sire index. 6. Extension:
Basic philosophy, objectives, concept and principles of extension. Different
Methods adopted to educate farmers under rural conditions. Generation of technology, its transfer and feedback.
Problems and constraints in transfer of technology. Animal husbandry programmes for rural development.
PAPER – II
1. Anatomy, Pharmacology and
Techniques: Paraffin embedding technique of tissue processing and H.E. staining - Freezing microtomy- MicroscopyBright field microscope and electron microscope. Cytology-structure of cell, organells and inclusions; cell division-cell types- Tissues and their classificationembryonic and adult tissues-Comparative histology of organs-Vascular. Nervous, digestive, respiratory, musculo- skeletal and urogenital systems- Endocrine glands -Integuments-sense organs.
1.2 Embryology – Embryology of vertebrates with special reference to aves and domestic mammals gametogenesis-fertilization-germ layers- foetal membranes and placentation-types of placenta in domestic mammals-Teratology-twins and twinning- organogenesis -germ layer derivatives- endodermal, mesodermal and ectodermal derivates.
1.3 Bovine Anatomy- Regional Anatomy:
Paranasal sinuses of OX- surface anatomy of salivary glands. Regional anatomy of infraorbital, maxillary, mandibuloalveolar,mental and cornual nerve block.
Regional anatomy of paravertebral nerves, pudendal nerve, median ulnar and radial nerves-tibial,fibular and digital nerves-Cranial nerves-structures involved in epidural anaesthesia-superficial lymph nodes-surface anatomy of visceral organs of thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities-comparative features of locomotor apparatus and their application in the biomechanics of mammalian body.
1.4 Anatomy of Fowl- Musculo-skeletal system-functional anatomy in relation to respiration and flying, digestion and egg production. 1.5 Pharmacology and therapeutic drugs
- Cellular level of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Drugs acting on fluids and electrolyte balance. Drugs acting on
Autonomic nervous system. Modern concepts of anaesthesia and dissociative anaesthetics. Autacoids. Antimicrobials and principles of chemotherapy in microbial infections. Use of hormones in therapeutics- chemotherapy of parasitic infections. Drug and economic concerns in the
Edible tissues of animals- chemotherapy of Neoplastic diseases. Toxicity due to insecticides, plants, metals, non-metals, zootoxins and mycotoxins.
1.6 Veterinary Hygiene with reference to water, air and habitation - Assessment of pollution of water, air and soil- Importance of climate in animal health- effect of environment on animal function and performance-relationship between industrialization and animal agriculture- animal hous-
ing requirements for specific categories of domestic animals viz. pregnant cows and sows, milking cows, broiler birdsstress, strain and productivity in relation to animal habitation.
2. Animal Diseases:
2.1 Etiology, epidemiology pathogenesis, symptoms, postmortem lesions, diagnosis, and control of infectious diseases of cattle, sheep and goat, horses, pigs and poultry. 2.2 Etiology, epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of production diseases of cattle, horse, pig and poultry.
2.3 Deficiency diseases of domestic animals and birds.
2.4 Diagnosis and treatment of non-specific conditions like impaction, Bloat,
Diarrhoea, Indigestion, dehydration, stroke, poisoning.
2.5 Diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.
2.6 Principles and methods of immunization of animals against specific diseasesherd immunity- disease free zones- ‘zero’ disease concept- chemoprophylaxis.
2.7 Anaesthesia- local, regional and general-preanesthetic medication. Symptoms and surgical interference in fractures and dislocation. Hernia, choking abomasal displacement- Caesarian operations. Rumenotomy-Castrations.
2.8 Disease investigation techniques.Materials for laboratory investigationEstablishment of Animal Health CentersDisease free zone.
3. Veterinary Public Health:
3.1 Zoonoses. - Classification, definition, role of animals and birds in prevalence and transmission of zoonotic diseasesoccupational zoonotic diseases.
3.2 Epidemiology- Principle, definition of epidemiological terms, application of epidemiological measures in the study of diseases and disease control.
Epidemiological features of air, water and food borne infections. OIE regulations,
WTO, sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
3.3 Veterinary Jurisprudence- Rules and
Regulations for improvement of animal quality and prevention of animal diseases
- State and central rules for prevention of animal and animal product borne diseases- S P C A- Veterolegal casesCertificates -Materials and Methods of collection of samples for veterolegal investigation. 4. Milk and Milk Products Technology:
4.1 Market Milk: Quality, testing and grading of raw milk. Processing, packaging, storing, distribution, marketing, defects and their control. Preparation of the following milks: Pasteurized, standardized, toned, double toned, sterilized, homogenized, reconstituted, recombined and flavoured milks. Preparation of cultured milks, cultures and their management, yoghurt, Dahi, Lassi and Srikhand.
Preparation of flavoured and sterilized milks. Legal standards. Sanitation requirement for clean and safe milk and for the milk plant equipment.
4.2 Milk Products Technology: Selection of raw materials, processing, storing , distributing and marketing milk products such as Cream, Butter, Ghee, Khoa,
Channa, Cheese, condensed, evaporated, dried milk and baby food, Ice cream and Kulfi; by-products, whey products, butter milk, lactose and casein. Testing, grading, judging milk products- BIS and
Agmark specifications, legal standards, quality control and nutritive properties.
Packaging, processing and operational control. Costing of dairy products.
5. Meat Hygiene and Technology:
5.1 Meat Hygiene.
5.1.1 Ante mortem care and management of food animals, stunning, slaughter and dressing operations; abattoir requirements and designs; Meat inspection procedures and judgment of carcass meat cuts- grading of carcass meat cuts- duties
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and functions of Veterinarians in wholesome meat production.
5.1.2 Hygenic methods of handling production of meat- Spoilage of meat and control measures- Post - slaughter physicochemical changes in meat and factors that influence them- Quality improvement methods – Adulteration of meat and detection - Regulatory provisions in Meat trade and Industry.
5.2 Meat Technology.
5.2.1 Physical and chemical characteristics of meat- Meat emulsions- Methods of preservation of meat- Curing, canning, irradiation, packaging of meat and meat products, processing and formulations.
5.3 By- products- Slaughter house byproducts and their utilization- Edible and inedible by products- Social and economic implications of proper utilization of slaughter house by-products- Organ products for food and pharmaceuticals.
5.4 Poultry Products TechnologyChemical composition and nutritive value of poultry meat, pre - slaughter care and management. Slaughtering techniques, inspection, preservation of poultry meat and products. Legal and BIS standards.
Structure, composition and nutritive value of eggs. Microbial spoilage. Preservation and maintenance. Marketing of poultry meat, eggs and products. Value added meat products.
5.5 Rabbit/Fur Animal farming - Rabbit meat production. Disposal and utilization of fur and wool and recycling of waste by products. Grading of wool.
PAPER - I
1.1 Meaning, scope and development of
1.2 Relationships with other disciplines:
Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences,
Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth
Sciences and Humanities.
1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance:
(a) Social- cultural Anthropology.
(b) Biological Anthropology.
(c) Archaeological Anthropology.
(d) Linguistic Anthropology.
1.4 Human Evolution and emergence of
(a) Biological and Cultural factors in human evolution.
(b) Theories of Organic Evolution
(Pre- Darwinian, Darwinian and PostDarwinian).
(c) Synthetic theory of evolution;
Brief outline of terms and concepts of evolutionary biology (Doll’s rule,
Cope’s rule, Gause’s rule, parallelism, convergence, adaptive radiation, and mosaic evolution).
Characteristics of Primates;
Trend and Primate
(Arboreal and Terrestrial) Primate
Taxonomy; Primate Behaviour; Tertiary and Quaternary fossil primates; Living
Major Primates; Comparative Anatomy of
Man and Apes; Skeletal changes due to erect posture and its implications.
1.6 Phylogenetic status, characteristics and geographical distribution of the following:
(a) Plio-pleistocene hominids in South and East Africa - Australopithecines.
(b) Homo erectus: Africa
(Paranthropus), Europe (Homo erectus heidelber-gensis), Asia (Homo erectus javanicus, Homo erectus pekinensis). (c) Neanderthal Man- La-Chapelle-auxsaints (Classical type), Mt. Carmel
(d) Rhodesian man.
(e) Homo sapiens
Grimaldi and Chancelede.
1.7 The biological basis of life: The Cell,
DNA structure and replication, Protein
Chromosomes, and Cell Division.
1.8 (a) Principles of Prehistoric
Archaeology. Chronology: Relative and
(b) Cultural Evolution- Broad Outlines of
(v) Copper-Bronze Age
(vi) Iron Age
2.1 The Nature of Culture: The concept and characteristics of culture and civilization; Ethnocentrism vis-à-vis cultural
2.2 The Nature of Society: Concept of
Society; Society and Culture; Social
Institutions; Social groups; and Social stratification. 2.3 Marriage: Definition and universality;
Laws of marriage (endogamy, exogamy, hypergamy, hypogamy, incest taboo);
of marriage (monogamy, polygamy, polyandry, group marriage).
Functions of marriage; Marriage regulations (preferential, prescriptive and proscriptive); Marriage payments (bride wealth and dowry).
2.4 Family: Definition and universality;
Family, household and domestic groups; functions of family; Types of family (from the perspectives of structure, blood relation, marriage, residence and succession); Impact of urbanization, industrialization and feminist movements on family.
2.5 Kinship: Consanguinity and Affinity;
Principles and types of descent
(Unilineal, Double, Bilateral, Ambilineal);
Forms of descent groups (lineage, clan, phratry, moiety and kindred); Kinship terminology (descriptive and classificatory);
Descent, Filiation and Complimentary
Filiation; Descent and Alliance.
3. Economic organization: Meaning, scope and relevance of economic anthropology; Formalist and Substantivist debate; Principles governing production, distribution and exchange (reciprocity, redistribution and market), in communities, subsisting on hunting and gathering, fishing, swiddening, pastoralism, horticulture, and agriculture; globalization and indigenous economic systems.
4. Political organization and Social
Control: Band, tribe, chiefdom, kingdom and state; concepts of power, authority and legitimacy; social control, law and justice in simple societies.
5. Religion: Anthropological approaches to the study of religion (evolutionary, psychological and functional); monotheism and polytheism; sacred and profane; myths and rituals; forms of religion in tribal and peasant societies (animism, animatism, fetishism, naturism and totemism); religion, magic and science distinguished; magico- religious functionaries (priest, shaman, medicine man, sorcerer and witch).
6. Anthropological theories:
(a) Classical evolutionism (Tylor,
Morgan and Frazer)
(b) Historical particularism (Boas);
Diffusionism (British, German and
Structural- functionlism (RadcliffeBrown)
(d) Structuralism (L’evi - Strauss and E.
(e) Culture and personality (Benedict,
Mead, Linton, Kardiner and Cora - du
(f) Neo - evolutionism (Childe, White,
Steward, Sahlins and Service)
(g) Cultural materialism (Harris)
(h) Symbolic and interpretive theories
(Turner, Schneider and Geertz)
(i) Cognitive theories (Tyler, Conklin)
(j) Post- modernism in anthropology
7. Culture, language and communication: Nature, origin and characteristics of language; verbal and non-verbal commu-
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8. Research methods in anthropology:
(a) Fieldwork tradition in anthropology
(b) Distinction between technique, method and methodology
(c) Tools of data collection: observation, interview, schedules, questionnaire,
Case study, genealogy, life-history, oral history, secondary sources of information, participatory methods.
(d) Analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.
9.1 Human Genetics : Methods and
Application: Methods for study of genetic principles in man-family study (pedigree analysis, twin study, foster child, co-twin method, cytogenetic method, chromosomal and karyo-type analysis), biochemical methods, immunological methods,
D.N.A. technology and recombinant technologies.
9.2 Mendelian genetics in man-family study, single factor, multifactor, lethal, sub-lethal and polygenic inheritance in man. 9.3 Concept of genetic polymorphism and selection, Mendelian population, HardyWeinberg law; causes and changes which bring down frequency – mutation, isolation, migration, selection, inbreeding and genetic drift. Consanguineous and non-consanguineous mating, genetic load, genetic effect of consanguineous and cousin marriages.
9.4 Chromosomes and chromosomal aberrations in man, methodology.
(a) Numerical and structural aberrations
(b) Sex chromosomal aberrations –
Klinefelter (XXY), Turner (XO), Super female (XXX), intersex and other syndromic disorders.
(c) Autosomal aberrations – Down syndrome, Patau, Edward and Cri-duchat syndromes.
(d) Genetic imprints in human disease, genetic screening, genetic counseling, human DNA profiling, gene mapping and genome study.
9.5 Race and racism, biological basis of morphological variation of non-metric and metric characters. Racial criteria, racial traits in relation to heredity and environment; biological basis of racial classification, racial differentiation and race crossing in man.
9.6 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker- ABO, Rh blood groups,
HLA Hp, transferring, Gm, blood enzymes. Physiological characteristicsHb level, body fat, pulse rate, respiratory functions and sensory perceptions in different cultural and socio-economic groups. 9.7 Concepts and methods of Ecological
Anthropology. Bio-cultural Adaptations –
Genetic and Non- genetic factors. Man’s physiological responses to environmental stresses: hot desert, cold, high altitude climate. 9.8 Epidemiological Anthropology: Health and disease. Infectious and non-infectious diseases. Nutritional deficiency related diseases.
10. Concept of human growth and development: stages of growth - pre-natal, natal, infant, childhood, adolescence, maturity, senescence.
Factors affecting growth and development genetic, environmental, biochemical, nutritional, cultural and socio-economic. Ageing and senescence. Theories and observations - biological and chronological longevity. Human physique and somatotypes. Methodologies for growth studies.
Relevance of menarche, menopause and other bioevents to fertility. Fertility patterns and differentials.
11.2 Demographic theories- biological, social and cultural.
11.3 Biological and socio-ecological factors influencing fecundity, fertility, natality
12. Applications of Anthropology:
Anthropology of sports, Nutritional anthropology, Anthropology in designing of defence and other equipments,
Forensic Anthropology, Methods and principles of personal identification and reconstruction, Applied human genetics –
Paternity diagnosis, genetic counseling and eugenics, DNA technology in diseases and medicine, serogenetics and cytogenetics in reproductive biology.
PAPER – II
1.1 Evolution of the Indian Culture and
Civilization — Prehistoric (Palaeolithic,
Mesolithic, Neolithic and Neolithic Chalcolithic).
Civilization): Pre- Harappan, Harappan and postHarappan cultures. Contributions of tribal cultures to Indian civilization. 1.2 Palaeo – anthropological evidences from India with special reference to
Sivapithecus and Narmada Man).
1.3 Ethno-archaeology in India : The concept of ethno-archaeology; Survivals and
Parallels among the hunting, foraging, fishing, pastoral and peasant communities including arts and crafts producing communities. 2. Demographic profile of India — Ethnic and linguistic elements in the Indian population and their distribution. Indian population - factors influencing its structure and growth.
3.1 The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system — Varnashram,
Purushartha, Karma, Rina and Rebirth.
3.2 Caste system in India- structure and characteristics, Varna and caste,
Theories of origin of caste system,
Dominant caste, Caste mobility, Future of caste system, Jajmani system, Tribecaste continuum.
3.3 Sacred Complex and Nature- ManSpirit Complex.
3.4 Impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity on Indian society.
4. Emergence and growth of anthropology in India-Contributions of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Century scholar-administrators. Contributions of Indian anthropologists to tribal and caste studies.
5.1 Indian Village: Significance of village study in India; Indian village as a social system; Traditional and changing patterns of settlement and inter-caste relations; Agrarian relations in Indian villages;
Impact of globalization on Indian villages.
5.2 Linguistic and religious minorities and their social, political and economic status.
5.3 Indigenous and exogenous processes of socio-cultural change in Indian society: Sanskritization, Westernization,
Moderni-zation; Inter-play of little and great traditions; Panchayati raj and social change; Media and social change.
6.1 Tribal situation in India – Bio-genetic variability, linguistic and socio-economic characteristics of tribal populations and their distribution.
6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities — land alienation, poverty, indebtedness, low literacy, poor educational facilities, unemployment, underemployment, health and nutrition.
6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation. Development of forest policy and tribals. Impact of urbanization and industrialization on tribal populations.
7.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled
Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled
Tribes and Scheduled Castes.
7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies: Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and
7.3 The concept of ethnicity; Ethnic conflicts and political developments; Unrest among tribal communities; Regionalism and demand for autonomy; Pseudo-tribalism; Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent
8.1 Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism,
Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.
8.2 Tribe and nation state — a comparative study of tribal communities in India and other countries.
9.1 History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation. The concept of PTGs (Primitive
Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development. Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.
9.2 Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.
9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism, and ethnic and political movements.
PAPER – I
1. Microbiology and Plant Pathology:
Structure and reproduction/multiplication of viruses, viroids, bacteria, fungi and mycoplasma; Applications of microbiology in agriculture, industry, medicine and in control of soil and water pollution; Prion and Prion hypothesis.
Important crop diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma, fungi and nematodes; Modes of infection and dissemination; Molecular basis of infection and disease resistance/defence; Physiology of parasitism and control measures; Fungal toxins; Modelling and disease forecasting; Plant quarantine.
Algae, fungi, lichens, bryophytes, pteridophytes - structure and reproduction from evolutionary viewpoint; Distribution of
Cryptogams in India and their ecological and economic importance.
Gymnosperms: Concept of Progymnosperms; Classification and distribution of gymnosperms; Salient features of
Cycada-les, Ginkgoales, Coniferales and
Gnetales, their structure and reproduction; General account of Cycadofilicales,
Geological time scale; Type of fossils and their study techniques.
Angiosperms: Systematics, anatomy, embryology, palynology and phylogeny.
Taxonomic hierarchy; International Code of Botanical Nomenclature; Numerical taxonomy and chemotaxonomy; Evidence from anatomy, embryology and palynology. Origin and evolution of angiosperms;
Comparative account of various systems of classification of angiosperms; Study of angiospermic families – Mangnoliaceae,
Rosaceae, Fabaceae, Euphorbiaceae,
Malvaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Apiaceae,
Solanaceae, Rubiaceae, Cucurbitaceae,
Astera-ceae, Poaceae, Arecaceae,
Liliaceae, Musaceae and Orchidaceae.
Stomata and their types; Glandular and non-glandular trichomes; Unusual secondary growth; Anatomy of C3 and C4 plants; Xylem and phloem differentiation;
Development of male and female gametophytes, pollination, fertilization;
Endosperm - its development and function; Patterns of embryo development;
and apomixes; Applications of palynology; Experimental embryology including pollen storage and test-tube fertilization.
4. Plant Resource Development:
Domestication and introduction of plants;
Origin of cultivated plants; Vavilov’s centres of origin; Plants as sources for food,
29 fodder, fibre, spices, beverages, edible oils, drugs, narcotics, insecticides, timber, gums, resins and dyes, latex, cellulose, starch and its products; Perfumery;
Importance of Ethnobotany in Indian context; Energy plantations; Botanical
Gardens and Herbaria.
Totipotency, polarity, symmetry and dfferentiation; Cell, tissue, organ and protoplast culture; Somatic hybrids and
Cybrids; Micropropagation; Somaclonal variation and its applications; Pollen haploids, embryo rescue methods and their applications. PAPER – II
1. Cell Biology:
Techniques of cell biology; Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells - structural and ultrastructural details; Structure and function of extracellular matrix (cell wall), membranes-cell adhesion, membrane transport and vesicular transport; Structure and function of cell organelles (chloroplasts, mitochondria, ER, dictyosomes ribosomes, endosomes, lysosomes, peroxisomes); Cytoskelaton and microtubules; Nucleus, nucleolus, nuclear pore complex; Chromatin and nucleosome;
Cell signalling and cell receptors; Signal transduction; Mitosis and meiosis;
Molecular basis of cell cycle; Numerical and structural variations in chromosomes and their significance; Chromatin organization and packaging of genome;
Polytene chromosomes; B-chromosomes
– structure, behaviour and significance.
2. Genetics, Molecular Biology and
Development of genetics; Gene versus allele concepts
Quantitative genetics and multiple factors; Incomplete dominance, polygenic inheritance, multiple alleles; Linkage and crossing over; Methods of gene mapping, including molecular maps (idea of mapping function); Sex chromosomes and sex-linked inheritance, sex determination and molecular basis of sex differentiation;
Mutations (biochemical and molecular basis); Cytoplasmic inheritance and cytoplasmic genes (including genetics of male sterility).
Structure and synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins; Genetic code and regulation of gene expression; Gene silencing;
Multigene families; Organic evolution – evidences, mechanism and theories.
Role of RNA in origin and evolution.
3. Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and
Methods of plant breeding – introduction, selection and hybridization (pedigree, backcross, mass selection, bulk method);
Mutation, polyploidy, male sterility and heterosis breeding; Use of apomixes in plant breeding; DNA sequencing; Genetic engineering – methods of transfer of genes; Transgenic crops and biosafety aspects; Development and use of molecular markers in plant breeding; Tools and techniques - probe, southern blotting,
DNA fingerprinting, PCR and FISH.
Standard deviation and coefficient of variation (CV); Tests of significance (Z-test, ttest and chi-square test); Probability and distributions (normal, binomial and
Poisson); Correlation and regression.
4. Physiology and Biochemistry:
Water relations, mineral nutrition and ion transport, mineral deficiencies; Photosynthesis – photochemical reactions; photophosphorylation and carbon fixation pathways; C3, C4 and CAM pathways; Mechanism of phloem transport;
Respiration (anerobic and aerobic, including fermentation) – electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation;
Photorespiration; Chemiosmotic theory and ATP synthesis; Lipid metabolism;
Nitrogen fixation and nitrogen metabolism; Enzymes, coenzymes; Energy transfer and energy conservation;
Importance of secondary metabolites;
Pigments as photoreceptors (plastidial pigments and phytochrome); Plant movements; Photoperiodism and flowering, vernalization, senescence; Growth substances – their chemical nature, role and applications in agri-horticulture; Growth indices, growth movements; Stress physiology (heat, water, salinity, metal); Fruit and seed physiology; Dormancy, storage and germination of seed; Fruit ripening – its molecular basis and manipulation.
5. Ecology and Plant Geography:
Concept of ecosystem; Ecological factors; Concepts and dynamics of community; Plant succession; Concept of biosphere; Ecosystems; Conservation;
Pollution and its control (including phytoremediation);
Environment (Protection) Act.
Forest types of India - Ecological and economic importance of forests, afforestation, deforestation and social forestry; Endangered plants, endemism,
IUCN categories, Red Data Books;
Biodiversity and its conservation;
Protected Area Network; Convention on
Biological Diversity; Farmers’ Rights and
Intellectual Property Rights; Concept of
Biogeochemical cycles; Global warming and climatic change; Invasive species;
Environmental Impact Assessment;
Phytogeographical regions of India.
PAPER - I
1. Atomic Structure:
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle,
Schrodinger wave equation (time independent); Interpretation of wave function, particle in one-dimensional box, quantum numbers, hydrogen atom wave functions;
Shapes of s, p and d orbitals.
2. Chemical Bonding:
Ionic bond, characteristics of ionic compounds, lattice energy, Born-Haber cycle; covalent bond and its general characteristics, polarities of bonds in molecules and their dipole moments; Valence bond theory, concept of resonance and resonance energy; Molecular orbital theory
(LCAO method); bonding in H2+, H2,
He2+ to Ne2, NO, CO, HF, and CN–;
Comparison of valence bond and molecular orbital theories, bond order, bond strength and bond length.
3. Solid State:
Crystal systems; Designation of crystal faces, lattice structures and unit cell;
Bragg’s law; X-ray diffraction by crystals;
Close packing, radius ratio rules, calculation of some limiting radius ratio values;
Structures of NaCl, ZnS, CsCl and CaF2;
Stoichiometric and nonstoichiometric defects, impurity defects, semi-conductors.
4. The Gaseous State and Transport
Equation of state for real gases, intermolecular interactions and critical phenomena and liquefaction of gases,
Maxwell’s distribution of speeds, intermolecular collisions, collisions on the wall and effusion; Thermal conductivity and viscosity of ideal gases.
5. Liquid State:
Kelvin equation; Surface tension and surface energy, wetting and contact angle, interfacial tension and capillary action.
Work, heat and internal energy; first law of thermodynamics.
Second law of thermodynamics; entropy as a state function, entropy changes in various processes, entropy–reversibility and irreversibility, Free energy functions;
Thermodynamic equation of state;
Maxwell relations; Temperature, volume and pressure dependence of U, H, A, G,
Cp and Cv α and β; J-T effect and inversion temperature; criteria for equilibrium, relation between equilibrium constant and thermodynamic quantities; Nernst
heat theorem, introductory idea of third law of thermodynamics.
7. Phase Equilibria and Solutions:
Clausius-Clapeyron equation; phase diagram for a pure substance; phase equilibria in binary systems, partially miscible liquids–upper and lower critical solution temperatures; partial molar quantities, their significance and determination; excess thermodynamic functions and their determination.
Debye-Huckel theory of strong electrolytes and Debye-Huckel limiting Law for various equilibrium and transport properties. Galvanic cells, concentration cells; electrochemical series, measurement of
e.m.f. of cells and its applications fuel cells and batteries.
Processes at electrodes; double layer at the interface; rate of charge transfer, current density; overpotential; electro-analytical techniques: Polarography, amperometry, ion selective electrodes and their uses. 9. Chemical Kinetics:
Differential and integral rate equations for zeroth, first, second and fractional order reactions; Rate equations involving reverse, parallel, consecutive and chain reactions; branching chain and explosions; effect of temperature and pressure on rate constant; Study of fast reactions by stop-flow and relaxation methods;
Collisions and transition state theories.
Absorption of light; decay of excited state by different routes; photochemical reactions between hydrogen and halogens and their quantum yields.
11. Surface Phenomena and Catalysis:
Absorption from gases and solutions on solid adsorbents, Langmuir and B.E.T. adsorption isotherms; determination of surface area, characteristics and mechanism of reaction on heterogeneous catalysts. 12. Bio-inorganic Chemistry:
Metal ions in biological systems and their role in ion transport across the membranes (molecular mechanism), oxygenuptake proteins, cytochromes and ferredoxins.
13. Coordination Compounds:
(i) Bonding theories of metal complexes;
Valence bond theory, crystal field theory and its modifications; applications of theories in the explanation of magnetism and electronic spectra of metal complexes.
(ii) Isomerism in coordination compounds; IUPAC nomenclature of coordination compounds; stereochemistry of complexes with 4 and 6 coordination numbers; chelate effect and polynuclear complexes; trans effect and its theories; kinetics of substitution reactions in square-planer complexes; thermodynamic and kinetic stability of complexes.
(iii) EAN rule, Synthesis structure and reactivity of metal carbonyls; carboxylate anions, carbonyl hydrides and metal nitrosyl compounds.
(iv) Complexes with aromatic systems, synthesis, structure and bonding in metal olefin complexes, alkyne complexes and cyclopentadienyl complexes; coordinative unsaturation, oxidative addition reactions, insertion reactions, fluxional molecules and their characterization;
Compounds with metal-metal bonds and metal atom clusters.
14. Main Group Chemistry:
Boranes, borazines, phosphazenes and cyclic phosphazene, silicates and silicones, Interhalogen compounds; Sulphur
– nitrogen compounds, noble gas compounds.
15. General Chemistry of ‘f’ Block
Lanthanides and actinides; separation, oxidation states, magnetic and spectral properties; lanthanide contraction.
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1. Delocalised Covalent Bonding:
Aromaticity, anti-aromaticity; annulenes, azulenes, tropolones, fulvenes, sydnones.
2. (i) Reaction Mechanisms: General methods (both kinetic and non-kinetic) of study of mechanism of organic reactions: isotopic method, cross-over experiment, intermediate trapping, stereochemistry; energy of activation; thermodynamic control and kinetic control of reactions.
(ii) Reactive Intermediates: Generation, geometry, stability and reactions of carbonium ions and carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, benzynes and nitrenes.
(iii) Substitution Reactions: SN1, SN2 and SNi mechanisms; neighbouring group participation; electrophilic and nucleophilic reactions of aromatic compounds including heterocyclic compounds–pyrrole, furan, thiophene and indole.
(iv) Elimination Reactions: E1, E2 and
E1cb mechanisms; orientation in E2 reactions–Saytzeff and
pyrolytic syn elimination – Chugaev and
(v) Addition Reactions: Electrophilic addition to C=C and C=C; nucleophilic addition to C=0, C=N, conjugated olefins and carbonyls.
(vi) Reactions and Rearrangements:
(a) Pinacol-pinacolone, Hoffmann, Beckmann, Baeyer–Villiger, Favorskii, Fries,
Claisen, Cope, Stevens and WagnerMeerwein rearrangements.
(b) Aldol condensation, Claisen condensation, Dieckmann, Perkin, Knoevenagel,
Witting, Clemmensen, Wolff-Kishner,
Cannizzaro and von Richter reactions;
Stobbe, benzoin and acyloin condensations; Fischer indole synthesis, Skraup synthesis, Bischler-Napieralski,
Reimer-Tiemann and Reformatsky reactions.
3. Pericyclic Reactions:
Classification and examples; WoodwardHoffmann rules – electrocyclic reactions, cycloaddition reactions [2+2 and 4+2] and sigmatropic shifts [1, 3; 3, 3 and 1, 5]
4. (i) Preparation and Properties of
Polymers: Organic polymers–polyethylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, teflon, nylon, terylene, synthetic and natural rubber.
(ii) Biopolymers: Structure of proteins,
DNA and RNA.
5. Synthetic Uses of Reagents:
OsO4, HIO4, CrO3, Pb(OAc)4, SeO2,
NBS, B2H6, Na-Liquid NH3, LiAlH4,
NaBH4, n-BuLi and MCPBA.
Photochemical reactions of simple organic compounds, excited and ground states, singlet and triplet states, Norrish-Type I and Type II reactions.
Principle and applications in structure elucidation: (i) Rotational: Diatomic molecules; isotopic substitution and rotational constants.
(ii) Vibrational: Diatomic molecules, linear triatomic molecules, specific frequencies of functional groups in polyatomic molecules. (iii) Electronic: Singlet and triplet states;
N→π* and ππ*→ transitions; application to conjugated double bonds and conjugated carbonyls–Woodward-Fieser rules;
Charge transfer spectra.
(iv) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1H
NMR): Basic principle; chemical shift and spin-spin interaction and coupling constants.
(v) Mass Spectrometry: Parent peak, base peak, metastable peak, McLafferty rearrangement. CIVIL ENGINEERING
PAPER – I
1. Engineering Mechanics, Strength of
Materials and Structural Analysis:
1.1 Engineering Mechanics:
Units and Dimensions, SI Units, Vectors,
Concept of Force, Concept of particle and rigid body. Concurrent, Non Concurrent and parallel forces in a plane, moment of force, free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium, Principle of virtual work, equivalent force system.
First and Second Moment of area, Mass moment of Inertia.
Kinematics and Kinetics:
Kinematics in Cartesian Co-ordinates, motion under uniform and nonuniform acceleration, motion under gravity.
Kinetics of particle: Momentum and
Energy principles, collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid bodies.
1.2 Strength of Materials:
Simple Stress and Strain, Elastic constants, axially loaded compression members, Shear force and bending moment, theory of simple bending, Shear Stress distribution across cross sections, Beams of uniform strength.
Deflection of beams: Macaulay’s method,
Mohr’s Moment area method, Conjugate beam method, unit load method. Torsion of Shafts, Elastic stability of columns,
Euler’s Rankine’s and Secant formulae.
1.3 Structural Analysis:
Castiglianio’s theorems I and II, unit load method of consistent deformation applied to beams and pin jointed trusses. Slopedeflection, moment distribution,
Rolling loads and Influences lines:
Influences lines for Shear Force and
Bending moment at a section of beam.
Criteria for maximum shear force and bending Moment in beams traversed by a system of moving loads. Influences lines for simply supported plane pin jointed trusses. Arches: Three hinged, two hinged and fixed arches, rib shortening and temperature effects.
Matrix methods of analysis: Force method and displacement method of analysis of indeterminate beams and rigid frames. Plastic Analysis of beams and frames:
Theory of plastic bending, plastic analysis, statical method, Mechanism method.
Unsymmetrical bending: Moment of inertia, product of inertia, position of Neutral
Axis and Principle axes, calculation of bending stresses.
2. Design of Structures: Steel,
Concrete and Masonry Structures:
2.1 Structural Steel Design:
Structural Steel: Factors of safety and load factors. Riveted, bolted and welded joints and connections. Design of tension and compression member, beams of built up section, riveted and welded plate girders, gantry girders, stancheons with battens and lacings.
2.2 Design of Concrete and Masonry
Concept of mix design. Reinforced
Concrete: Working Stress and Limit State method of design–Recommendations of
I.S. codes Design of one way and two way slabs, stair-case slabs, simple and continuous beams of rectangular, T and L sections. Compression members under direct load with or without eccentricity,
Cantilever and Counter fort type retaining walls. Water tanks: Design requirements for
Rectangular and circular tanks resting on ground. Prestressed concrete: Methods and systems of prestressing, anchorages,
Analysis and design of sections for flexure based on working stress, loss of prestress.
Design of brick masonry as per I.S.
3. Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel
Flow and Hydraulic Machines:
3.1 Fluid Mechanics:
Fluid properties and their role in fluid motion, fluid statics including forces act-
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Kinematics and Dynamics of Fluid flow:
Velocity and accelerations, stream lines, equation of continuity, irrotational and rotational flow, velocity potential and stream functions.
Continuity, momentum and energy equation, Navier-Stokes equation, Euler’s equation of motion, application to fluid flow problems, pipe flow, sluice gates, weirs. 3.2
Analysis and Similitude:
Buckingham’s Pi-theorem, dimensionless parameters. 3.3 Laminar Flow:
Laminar flow between parallel, stationary and moving plates, flow through tube.
3.4 Boundary layer:
Laminar and turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate, laminar sub layer, smooth and rough boundaries, drag and lift.
flow through pipes:
Characteris-tics of turbulent flow, velocity distribution and variation of pipe friction factor, hydraulic grade line and total energy line.
3.5 Open channel flow:
Uniform and non-uniform flows, momentum and energy correction factors, specific energy and specific force, critical depth, rapidly varied flow, hydraulic jump, gradually varied flow, classification of surface profiles, control section, step method of integration of varied flow equation.
Hydraulic turbines, types classification,
Choice of turbines, performance parameters, controls, characteristics, specific speed. Principles of hydropower development.
4. Geotechnical Engineering:
Soil Type and structure – gradation and particle size distribution – consistency limits. Water in soil – capillary and structural – effective stress and pore water pressure
– permeability concept – field and laboratory determination of permeability –
Seepage pressure – quick sand conditions – Shear strength determination –
Mohr Coulomb concept.
Compaction of soil – Laboratory and field tests.
Compressibility and consolidation concept – consolidation theory – consolidation settlement analysis.
Earth pressure theory and analysis for retaining walls, Application for sheet piles and Braced excavation.
Bearing capacity of soil – approaches for analysis – Field tests – settlement analysis – stability of slope of earth walk.
Subsurface exploration of soils – methods
Foundation – Type and selection criteria for foundation of structures – Design criteria for foundation – Analysis of distribution of stress for footings and pile – pile group action-pile load test.
Ground improvement techniques.
PAPER - II
1.1 Construction Technology:
Physical properties of construction materials with respect to their use in construction - Stones, Bricks and Tiles; Lime,
Cement, different types of Mortars and
Specific use of ferro cement, fibre reinforced C.C, High strength concrete.
Timber, properties and defects - common preservation treatments.
Use and selection of materials for specific use like Low Cost Housing, Mass
Housing, High Rise Buildings.
Masonry principles using Brick, stone,
Blocks – construction detailing and
Types of plastering, pointing, flooring, roofing and construction features.
Common repairs in buildings.
Principles of functional planning of building for residents and specific use Building code provisions.
Basic principles of detailed and approximate estimating - specification writing and rate analysis – principles of valuation of real property.
Machinery for earthwork, concreting and their specific uses – Factors affecting selection of equipments – operating cost of Equipments.
1.3 Construction Planning and
Construction activity – schedules- organization for construction industry – Quality assurance principles.
Use of Basic principles of network – analysis in form of CPM and PERT – their use in construction monitoring, Cost optimization and resource allocation.
Basic principles of Economic analysis and methods.
Project profitability – Basic principles of
Boot approach to financial planning – simple toll fixation criterions.
2. Surveying and Transportation
Common methods and instruments for distance and angle measurement for CE work – their use in plane table, traverse survey, leveling work, triangulation, contouring and topographical map.
Basic principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing.
2.2 Railway Engineering:
Permanent way – components, types and their functions – Functions and Design constituents of turn and crossings –
Necessity of geometric design of track –
Design of station and yards.
2.3 Highway Engineering:
Principles of Highway alignments – classification and geometrical design elements and standards for Roads.
Pavement structure for flexible and rigid pavements - Design principles and methodology of pavements.
Typical construction methods and standards of materials for stabilized soil,
WBM, Bituminous works and CC roads.
Surface and sub-surface drainage arrangements for roads - culvert structures.
Pavement distresses and strengthening by overlays.
Traffic surveys and their applications in traffic planning - Typical design features for channelized, intersection, rotary etc – signal designs – standard Traffic signs and markings.
3. Hydrology, Water Resources and
Hydrological cycle, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, overland flow, hydrograph, flood frequency analysis, flood routing through a reservoir, channel flow routing-Muskingam method.
3.2 Ground water flow:
Specific yield, storage coefficient, coefficient of permeability, confined and unconfined equifers, aquifers, aquitards, radial flow into a well under confined and unconfined conditions.
3.3 Water Resources Engineering:
Ground and surface water resource, single and multipurpose projects, storage capacity of reservoirs, reservoir losses, reservoir sedimentation.
3.4 Irrigation Engineering:
Water requirements of crops: consumptive use, duty and delta, irrigation methods and their efficiencies.
(ii) Canals: Distribution systems for canal irrigation, canal capacity, canal losses, alignment of main and distributory canals, most efficient section, lined canals, their design, regime theory, critical shear stress,
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Water logging: causes and control, salinity. (iv) Canal structures: Design of, head regulators, canal falls, aqueducts, metering flumes and canal outlets.
(v) Diversion headwork: Principles and design of weirs of permeable and impermeable foundation, Khosla’s theory, energy dissipation.
(vi) Storage works: Types of dams, design, principles of rigid gravity, stability analysis.
(vii) Spillways: Spillway types, energy dissipation. (viii) River training: Objectives of river training, methods of river training.
4. Environmental Engineering:
4.1 Water Supply:
Predicting demand for water, impurities of water and their significance, physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis, waterborne diseases, standards for potable water.
4.2 Intake of water:
Water treatment: principles of coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation; slow-; rapid-, pressure-, filters; chlorination, softening, removal of taste, odour and salinity.
4.3 Sewerage systems:
Domestic and industrial wastes, storm sewage–separate and combined systems, flow through sewers, design of sewers. 4.4 Sewage characterization:
BOD, COD, solids, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and TOC. Standards of disposal in normal watercourse and on land.
4.5 Sewage treatment:
Working principles, units, chambers, sedimentation tanks, trickling filters, oxidation ponds, activated sludge process, septic tank, disposal of sludge, recycling of wastewater. 4.6 Solid waste:
Collection and disposal in rural and urban contexts, management of long-term ill effects. 5. Environmental pollution:
Sustainable development. Radioactive wastes and disposal. Environmental impact assessment for thermal power plants, mines, river valley projects. Air pollution. Pollution control acts.
COMMERCE AND ACCOUNTANCY
PAPER - I
Accounting and Finance
Accounting, Taxation & Auditing
1. Financial Accounting:
Accounting as a Financial Information
System; Impact of Behavioural Sciences.
Accounting Standards e.g., Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Research and Development Costs, Long-term
Transactions, Investments and Government Grants, Cash Flow Statement,
Earnings Per Share.
Transactions including Bonus Shares,
Right Shares, Employees Stock Option and Buy- Back of Securities.
Preparation and Presentation of
Company Final Accounts.
Absorption and Reconstruction of Companies.
2. Cost Accounting:
Nature and Functions of Cost Accounting.
Installation of Cost Accounting System.
Cost Concepts related to Income
Measurement, Profit Planning, Cost
Control and Decision Making.
Methods of Costing: Job Costing,
Process Costing, Activity Based Costing.
Volume – cost – Profit Relationship as a tool of Profit Planning.
Incremental Analysis/ Differential Costing as a Tool of Pricing Decisions, Product
Decisions, Make or Buy Decisions, Shut-
Down Decisions etc.
Techniques of Cost Control and Cost
Reduction: Budgeting as a Tool of
Planning and Control. Standard Costing and Variance Analysis.
Responsibility Accounting and Divisional
Income Tax: Definitions; Basis of Charge;
Incomes which do not form Part of Total
Income. Simple problems of Computation of Income (of Individuals only) under
Various Heads, i.e., Salaries, Income from House Property, Profits and Gains from Business or Profession, Capital
Gains, Income from other sources,
Income of other Persons included in
Assessee’s Total Income .
Set - Off and Carry Forward of Loss.
Deductions from Gross Total Income.
Salient Features/Provisions Related to
VAT and Services Tax.
Company Audit: Audit related to Divisible
Profits, Dividends, Special investigations,
Audit of Banking, Insurance, Non-Profit
Financial Management, Financial
Institutions and Markets
1. Financial Management:
Finance Function: Nature, Scope and
Objectives of Financial Management:
Risk and Return Relationship.
Tools of Financial Analysis: Ratio
Analysis, Funds-Flow and Cash-Flow
Capital Budgeting Decisions: Process,
Procedures and Appraisal Methods. Risk and Uncertainty Analysis and Methods.
Cost of capital: Concept, Computation of
Specific Costs and Weighted Average
Cost of Capital. CAPM as a Tool of
Determining Cost of Equity Capital.
Financing Decisions: Theories of Capital
Structure - Net Income (NI) Approach,
Net Operating Income (NOI) Approach,
MM Approach and Traditional Approach.
Designing of Capital structure: Types of
Leverages (Operating, Financial and
Combined), EBIT- EPS Analysis, and other Factors.
Dividend Decisions and Valuation of
Firm: Walter’s Model, MM Thesis,
Gordan’s Model Lintner’s Model. Factors
Affecting Dividend Policy.
Working Capital Management: Planning of Working Capital. Determinants of
Working Capital. Components of Working
Corporate Restructuring with focus on
Mergers and Acquisitions (Financial aspects only)
2. Financial Markets and Institutions:
Indian Financial System: An Overview
Money Markets: Participants, Structure and Instruments. Commercial Banks.
Reforms in Banking sector. Monetary and
Credit Policy of RBI. RBI as a Regulator.
Capital Market: Primary and Secondary
Market. Financial Market Instruments and
Innovative Debt Instruments; SEBI as a
Financial Services: Mutual Funds,
Venture Capital, Credit Rating Agencies,
Insurance and IRDA.
PAPER – II
Organisation Theory and Behaviour,
Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Organisation Theory and Behaviour
1. Organisation Theory:
Nature and Concept of Organisation;
External Environment of Organizations Technological,
Economical and Legal; Organizational
Goals - Primary and Secondary goals,
Single and Multiple Goals; Management by Objectives.
Evolution of Organisation Theory:
Classical, Neo-classical and Systems
Modern Concepts of Organisation
Differentiation and Integration Process; Centralization and
Standardization / Formalization and
Mutual Adjustment. Coordinating Formal and Informal Organizations. Mechanistic and Organic Structures.
Organizational structures–Authority and Control; Line and Staff Functions, Specialization and
Coordination. Types of Organization
Structure –Functional. Matrix Structure,
Project Structure. Nature and Basis of
Power , Sources of Power, Power
Structure and Politics. Impact of
Technology on Organizational Design and Structure.
Managing Organizational Culture.
2. Organisation Behaviour:
Meaning and Concept; Individual in organizations: Personality, Theories, and
Determinants; Perception - Meaning and
Motivation: Concepts, Theories and
Applications. Leadership-Theories and
Styles. Quality of Work Life (QWL):
Meaning and its impact on Performance,
Ways of its Enhancement. Quality Circles
(QC) – Meaning and their Importance.
Organizations. Transactional Analysis,
Management of Change.
Human Resources Management and
1. Human Resources Management
Meaning, Nature and Scope of HRM,
Human Resource Planning, Job Analysis,
Job Description, Job Specification,
Recruitment Process, Selection Process,
Orientation and Placement, Training and
Development Process, Performance
Appraisal and 360° Feed Back, Salary and Wage
Promotions, Transfers and Separations.
2. Industrial Relations (IR):
Meaning, Nature, Importance and Scope of IR, Formation of Trade Unions, Trade
Movement in India. Recognition of Trade
Unions, Problems of Trade Unions in
India. Impact of Liberalization on Trade
Nature of Industrial Disputes : Strikes and Lockouts , Causes of Disputes,
Prevention and Settlement of Disputes.
Worker’s Participation in Management:
Philosophy, Rationale, Present Day
Status and Future Prospects.
Adjudication and Collective Bargaining.
Industrial Relations in Public Enterprises,
Absenteeism and Labour Turnover in
Indian Industries and their Causes and
ILO and its Functions.
PAPER – I
1. Advanced Micro Economics:
(a) Marshallian and Walrasiam
Approaches to Price determination.
(b) Alternative Distribution Theories:
Ricardo, Kaldor, Kaleeki
(c) Markets Structure: Monopolistic
Competition, Duopoly, Oligopoly.
(d) Modern Welfare Criteria: Pareto
Impossibility Theorem, A.K. Sen’s
Social Welfare Function.
2. Advanced Macro Economics:
Approaches to Employment Income and
Interest Rate determination: Classical,
Keynes (IS-LM) curve, Neo classical synthesis and New classical, Theories of
Interest Rate determination and Interest
3. Money - Banking and Finance:
(a) Demand for and Supply of Money:
Money Multiplier Quantity Theory of
Friedman) and Keyne’s Theory on
Demand for Money, Goals and
Management in Closed and Open
Economies. Relation between the
Central Bank and the Treasury.
Proposal for ceiling on growth rate of money.
(b) Public Finance and its Role in
Market Economy: In stabilization of supply, allocation of resources and in distribution and development.
Sources of Govt. revenue, forms of
Taxes and Subsidies, their incidence and effects. Limits to taxation, loans, crowding-out effects and limits to borrowings. Public
Expenditure and its effects.
4. International Economics:
(a) Old and New Theories of
(i) Comparative Advantage
(ii) Terms of Trade and Offer Curve.
(iii) Product Cycle and Strategic
(iv)Trade as an engine of growth and theories of under development in an open economy.
(b) Forms of Protection: Tariff and quota. (c) Balance of Payments Adjustments:
(i) Price versus income, income adjustments under fixed exchange rates, (ii) Theories of Policy Mix
(iii) Exchange rate adjustments under capital mobility
Floating Rates and their
Countries: Currency Boards.
(v) Trade Policy and Developing
(vi) BOP, adjustments and Policy
Coordination in open economy macro-model. (vii) Speculative attacks
(viii) Trade Blocks and Monetary
WTO: TRIMS, TRIPS,
Domestic Measures, Different
Rounds of WTO talks.
5. Growth and Development:
(a) (i) Theories of growth: Harrod’s model, (ii) Lewis model of development with surplus labour
Balanced and Unbalanced growth,
Human Capital and
(v) Research and Development and
(b) Process of Economic Development of Less developed countries:
Myrdal and Kuzments on economic development and structural change: Role of Agriculture in
Economic Development of less developed countries.
(c) Economic development and
International Trade and Investment,
Role of Multinationals.
(d) Planning and Economic
Development: changing role of
Markets and Planning, PrivatePublic Partnership
(e) Welfare indicators and measures of growth – Human Development
Indices. The basic needs approach.
Development and Environmental
Sustainability – Renewable and
Intergenerational equity development.
PAPER – II
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Land System and its changes,
Commercialization of agriculture, Drain theory, Laissez faire theory and critique.
Manufacture and Transport: Jute, Cotton,
Railways, Money and Credit.
The Pre Liberalization Era:
(i) Contribution of Vakil, Gadgil and
(ii) Agriculture: Land Reforms and land tenure system, Green
Revolution and capital formation in agriculture, (iii) Industry Trends in composition and growth, Role of public and private sector, Small scale and cottage industries.
(iv)National and Per capita income: patterns, trends, aggregate and
Sectoral composition and changes their in.
(v) Broad factors determining
National Income and distribution,
Measures of poverty, Trends in poverty and inequality.
The Post Liberalization Era:
(i) New Economic Reform and
Agriculture: Agriculture and WTO,
Agricultural prices and public distribution system, Impact of public expenditure on agricultural growth.
(ii) New Economic Policy and
Industry: Strategy of industrialization, Privatization, Disinvestments,
Role of foreign direct investment and multinationals.
(iii) New Economic Policy and
Trade: Intellectual property rights:
Implications of TRIPS, TRIMS,
GATS and new EXIM policy.
(iv)New Exchange Rate Regime:
Partial and full convertibility, Capital account convertibility.
(v) New Economic Policy and
Responsibility Act, Twelfth Finance
Commission and Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Consolidation.
(vi)New Economic Policy and
Monetary system. Role of RBI under the new regime.
(vii) Planning: From central
Planning to indicative planning,
Relation between planning and markets for growth and decentralized planning: 73rd and 74th
(viii) New Economic Policy and
Employment: Employment and poverty, Rural wages, Employment
Generation, Poverty alleviation schemes, New Rural, Employment
PAPER - I
1. Circuit Theory:
Circuit components; network graphs;
KCL, KVL; circuit analysis methods: nodal analysis, mesh analysis; basic network theorems and applications; transient analysis: RL, RC and RLC circuits; sinusoidal steady state analysis; resonant circuits; coupled circuits; balanced
3-phase circuits; Two-port networks.
2. Signals & Systems:
Representation of continuous–time and discrete-time signals & systems; LTI systems; convolution; impulse response; time-domain analysis of LTI systems based on convolution and differential/difference equations. Fourier transform,
Laplace transform, Z-transform, Transfer function. Sampling and recovery of signals DFT, FFT Processing of analog signals through discrete-time systems.
3. E.M. Theory:
Maxwell’s equations, wave propagation in bounded media. Boundary conditions, reflection and refraction of plane waves.
Transmission line: travelling and standing waves, impedance matching, Smith
4. Analog Electronics:
Characteristics and equivalent circuits
(large and small-signal) of Diode, BJT,
JFET and MOSFET. Diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifier. Biasing and bias stability. FET amplifiers. Current mirror;
Amplifiers: single and multi-stage, differential, operational, feedback and power.
Analysis of amplifiers; frequencyresponse of amplifiers. OPAMP circuits.
Filters; sinusoidal oscillators: criterion for oscillation; single-transistor and OPAMP configurations. Function generators and wave-shaping circuits. Linear and switching power supplies.
5. Digital Electronics:
Boolean algebra; minimization of
Boolean functions; logic gates; digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS).
Combina-tional circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoders. Sequential circuits: latches and flip-flops, counters and shift-registers. Comparators, timers, multivibrators.
Sample and hold circuits, ADCs and
DACs. Semiconductor memories. Logic implementation using programmable devices (ROM, PLA, FPGA).
6. Energy Conversion:
Principles of electromechanical energy conversion: Torque and emf in rotating machines. DC machines: characteristics and performance analysis; starting and speed control of motors; Transformers: principles of operation and analysis; regulation, efficiency; 3-phase transformers.
3-phase induction machines and synchronous machines: characteristics and preformance analysis; speed control.
7. Power Electronics and Electric
Semiconductor power devices: diode, transistor, thyristor, triac, GTO and MOSFET–static characteristics and principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase control rectifiers; bridge converters: fullycontrolled and half-controlled; principles of thyristor choppers and inverters; DCDC converters; Switch mode inverter; basic concepts of speed control of dc and ac Motor drives applications of variablespeed drives.
8. Analog Communication:
Random variables: continuous, discrete; probability, probability functions. Statistical averages; probability models;
Random signals and noise: white noise, noise equivalent bandwidth; signal transmission with noise; signal to noise ratio.
Linear CW modulation: Amplitude modulation: DSB, DSB-SC and SSB.
Modulators and Demodulators; Phase and Frequency modulation: PM & FM signals; narrowband FM; generation & detection of FM and PM, Deemphasis,
Preemphasis. CW modulation system:
Superhetrodyne receivers, AM receivers, communication receivers, FM receivers, phase locked loop, SSB receiver Signal to noise ratio calculation for AM and FM receivers. PAPER - II
1. Control Systems:
Elements of control systems; block-diagram representation; open-loop & closedloop systems; principles and applications of feed-back. Control system components. LTI systems: time-domain and transform-domain analysis. Stability:
Routh Hurwitz criterion, root-loci, Bodeplots and polar plots, Nyquist’s criterion;
Design of lead-lad compensators.
Proportional, PI, PID controllers. Statevariable representation and analysis of control systems.
2. Microprocessors and Microcomputers:
PC organisation; CPU, instruction set, register set, timing diagram, programming, interrupts, memory interfacing, I/O interfacing, programmable peripheral devices. Employment News 31 May - 6 June 2014
3. Measurement and Instrumentation:
Error analysis; measurement of current, voltage, power, energy, power-factor, resistance, inductance, capacitance and frequency; bridge measurement. Signal conditioning circuit; Electronic measuring instruments: multimeter, CRO, digital voltmeter, frequency counter, Q-meter, spectrum-analyzer, distortion-meter. Transducers: thermocouple, thermistor,
LVDT, strain-gauge, piezo-electric crystal.
4. Power Systems: Analysis and
Steady-state performance of overhead transmission lines and cables; principles of active and reactive power transfer and distribution; per-unit quantities; bus admittance and impedance matrices; load flow; voltage control and power factor correction; economic operation; symme-trical components, analysis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults.
Concept of system stability: swing curves and equal area criterion. Static VAR system. Basic concepts of HVDC transmission.
5. Power System Protection:
Principles of overcurrent, differential and distance protection. Concept of solid state relays. Circuit breakers. Computer aided protection: Introduction; line bus, generator, transformer protection; numeric relays and application of DSP to protection.
6. Digital Communication:
Pulse code modulation (PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM), delta modulation (DM), Digital modulation and demodulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency keying schemes
(ASK, PSK, FSK). Error control coding: error detection and correction, linear block codes, convolution codes.
Information measure and source coding.
Data networks, 7-layer architecture.
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PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY
1. Geomorphology: Factors controlling landform development; endogenetic and exogenetic forces; Origin and evolution of the earth’s crust; Fundamentals of geomagnetism; Physical conditions of the earth’s interior;
Continental drift; Isostasy; Plate tectonics; Recent views on mountain building;
Vulcanicity; Earthquakes and Tsunamis;
Concepts of geomorphic cycles and
Landscape development ; Denudation chronology; Channel morphology; Erosion surfaces; Slope development ;
Applied Geomorphology : Geohydrology, economic geology and environment.
2. Climatology: Temperature and pressure belts of the world; Heat budget of the earth; Atmospheric circulation; atmospheric stability and instability. Planetary and local winds; Monsoons and jet streams; Air masses and fronto genesis,
Temperate and tropical cyclones; Types and distribution of precipitation; Weather and Climate; Koppen’s, Thornthwaite’s and Trewartha’s classification of world climates; Hydrological cycle; Global climatic change and role and response of man in climatic changes, Applied climatology and Urban climate.
3. Oceanography: Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans;
Temperature and salinity of the oceans;
Heat and salt budgets, Ocean deposits;
Waves, currents and tides; Marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy resources; Coral reefs, coral bleaching; sea-level changes; law of the sea and marine pollution.
4. Biogeography: Genesis of soils;
Classification and distribution of soils;
Soil profile; Soil erosion, Degradation and conservation; Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals;
Problems of deforestation and conserva-
tion measures; Social forestry; agroforestry; Wild life; Major gene pool centres.
5. Environmental Geography: Principle of ecology; Human ecological adaptations; Influence of man on ecology and environment; Global and regional ecological changes and imbalances; Ecosystem their management and conservation;
Environmental degradation, management and conservation; Biodiversity and sustainable development; Environmental policy; Environmental hazards and remedial measures; Environmental education and legislation. Human Geography:
1. Perspectives in Human Geography:
Areal differentiation; regional synthesis;
and dualism; Environmentalism; Quantitative revolution and locational analysis; radical, behavioural, human and welfare approaches; Languages, religions and secularisation; Cultural regions of the world; Human development index.
2. Economic Geography: World economic development: measurement and problems; World resources and their distribution; Energy crisis; the limits to growth; World agriculture: typology of agricultural regions; agricultural inputs and productivity; Food and nutrition problems; Food security; famine: causes, effects and remedies; World industries: locational patterns and problems; patterns of world trade.
Population and Settlement
Geography: Growth and distribution of world population; demographic attributes;
Causes and consequences of migration; concepts of over-under-and optimum population; Population theories, world population problems and policies, Social well-being and quality of life; Population as social capital.
Types and patterns of rural settlements;
Environmental issues in rural settlements; Hierarchy of urban settlements;
Urban morphology: Concepts of primate city and rank-size rule; Functional classification of towns; Sphere of urban influence; Rural - urban fringe; Satellite towns; Problems and remedies of urbanization; Sustainable development of cities. 4. Regional Planning: Concept of a region; Types of regions and methods of regionalisation; Growth centres and growth poles; Regional imbalances; regional development strategies; environmental issues in regional planning;
Planning for sustainable development.
5. Models, Theories and Laws in
Human Geography: Systems analysis in
Human geography; Malthusian, Marxian and demographic transition models;
Central Place theories of Christaller and
Losch;Perroux and Boudeville; Von
Thunen’s model of agricultural location;
Weber’s model of industrial location;
Ostov’s model of stages of growth.
Heartland and Rimland theories; Laws of international boundaries and frontiers.
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GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
1. Physical Setting: Space relationship of India with neighboring countries;
Structure and relief; Drainage system and watersheds; Physiographic regions;
Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns, Tropical cyclones and western disturbances; Floods and droughts;
Climatic regions; Natural vegetation; Soil types and their distributions.
2. Resources: Land, surface and ground water, energy, minerals, biotic and marine resources; Forest and wild life resources and their conservation; Energy crisis.
3. Agriculture: Infrastructure: irrigation, seeds, fertilizers, power; Institutional factors: land holdings, land tenure and land reforms; Cropping pattern, agricultural productivity, agricultural intensity, crop
www.employmentnews.gov.in combination, land capability; Agro and social-forestry; Green revolution and its socio- economic and ecological implications; Significance of dry farming; Livestock resources and white revolution; aqua - culture; sericulture, apiculture and poultry; agricultural regionalisation; agro-climatic zones; agroecological regions.
4. Industry: Evolution of industries;
Locational factors of cotton, jute, textile, iron and steel, aluminium, fertilizer, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical, automobile, cottage and agro-based industries;
Industrial houses and complexes including public sector undertakings; Industrial regionali-sation; New industrial policies;
Multinationals and liberalization; Special
Economic Zones; Tourism including eco tourism.
5. Transport, Communication and
Trade: Road, railway, waterway, airway and pipeline networks and their complementary roles in regional development;
Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade; Trade balance; Trade
Policy; Export processing zones;
Developments in communication and information technology and their impacts on economy and society; Indian space programme. 6.
Perspective of Indian Society; Racial, linguistic and ethnic diversities; religious minorities; major tribes, tribal areas and their problems; cultural regions; Growth, distribution and density of population;
Demographic attributes: sex-ratio, age structure, literacy rate, work-force, dependency ratio, longevity; migration
(inter-regional, intra- regional and international) and associated problems;
Population problems and policies; Health indicators. 7. Settlements: Types, patterns and morphology of rural settlements; Urban developments; Morphology of Indian cities; Functional classification of Indian cities; Conurbations and metropolitan regions; urban sprawl; Slums and associated problems; town planning; Problems of urbanization and remedies.
Planning: Experience of regional planning in India; Five Year Plans; Integrated rural development programmes; Panchayati Raj and decentralised planning; Command area development;
Watershed management; Planning for backward area, desert, drought prone, hill, tribal area development; multi-level planning; Regional planning and development of island territories.
9. Political Aspects: Geographical basis of Indian federalism; State reorganisation; Emergence of new states; Regional consciousness and inter state issues; international boundary of India and related issues; Cross border terrorism; India’s role in world affairs; Geopolitics of South
Asia and Indian Ocean realm.
10. Contemporary Issues: Ecological issues: Environmental hazards: landslides, earthquakes, Tsunamis, floods and droughts, epidemics; Issues relating to environmental pollution; Changes in patterns of land use; Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental management; Population explosion and food security;
Deforestation, desertification and soil erosion; Problems of agrarian and industrial unrest; Regional disparities in economic development; Concept of sustainable growth and development; Environmental awareness; Linkage of rivers; Globalisation and Indian economy.
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1. General Geology:
The Solar System, Meteorites, Origin and interior of the earth and age of earth;
Volcanoes- causes and products,
Volcanic belts; Earthquakes-causes, effects, Seismic zones of India; Island arcs, trenches and mid-ocean ridges;
Continental drifts; Seafloor spreading,
Plate tectonics; Isostasy.
2. Geomorphology and Remote
Basic concepts of geomorphology;
Weathering and soil formations; Landforms, slopes and drainage; Geomorphic cycles and their interpretation;
Morphology and its relation to structures and lithology; Coastal geomorphology;
Applications of geomorphology in mineral prospecting, civil engineering; Hydrology and environmental studies; Geomorphology of Indian subcontinent.
Aerial photographs and their interpretation-merits and limitations;
Electromagnetic spectrum; Orbiting satellites and sensor systems; Indian Remote
Sensing Satellites; Satellites data products; Applications of remote sensing in geology; The Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning
System (GPS) - its applications.
3. Structural Geology:
Principles of geologic mapping and map reading, Projection diagrams, Stress and strain ellipsoid and stress-strain relationships of elastic, plastic and viscous materials; Strain markers in deformed rocks;
Behaviour of minerals and rocks under deformation conditions; Folds and faults classification and mechanics; Structural analysis of folds, foliations, lineations, joints and faults, unconformities; Timerelationship between crystallization and deformation. 4. Paleontology:
Species- definition and nomenclature;
Megafossils and Microfossils; Modes of preservation of fossils; Different kinds of microfossils; Application of microfossils in correlation, petroleum exploration, paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic studies;
Evolutionary trend in Hominidae, Equidae and Proboscidae; Siwalik fauna;
Gondwana flora and fauna and its importance; Index fossils and their significance.
5. Indian Stratigraphy:
Classification of stratigraphic sequences: lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, chronostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic and their interrelationships; Distribution and classification of Precambrian rocks of
India; Study of stratigraphic distribution and lithology of Phanerozoic rocks of
India with reference to fauna, flora and economic importance; Major boundary problemsCambrian/Precambrian, Permian/Triassic, Cretaceous/Tertiary and Pliocene/Pleistocene; Study of climatic conditions, paleogeography and igneous activity in the Indian subcontinent in the geological past; Tectonic framework of India; Evolution of the
6. Hydrogeology and Engineering
Hydrologic cycle and genetic classification of water; Movement of subsurface water; Springs; Porosity, permeability, hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity and storage coefficient, classification of aquifers; Water-bearing characteristics of rocks; Ground-water chemistry; Salt water intrusion; Types of wells; Drainage basin morphometry; Exploration for groundwater; Groundwater recharge; Problems and management of groundwater; Rainwater harvesting; Engineering properties of rocks; Geolo-gical investigations for dams, tunnels highways, railway and bridges; Rock as construction material;
Landslides-causes, prevention and rehabilitation; Earthquake-resistant structures.
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Classification of crystals into systems and classes of symmetry; International system of crystallographic notation; Use of projection diagrams to represent crystal symmetry; Elements of X-ray crystallography.
Physical and chemical characters of rock forming silicate mineral groups; Structural classification of silicates; Common minerals of igneous and metamorphic rocks;
Minerals of the carbonate, phosphate, sulphide and halide groups; Clay minerals.
Optical properties of common rock forming minerals; Pleochroism, extinction angle, double refraction, birefringence, twinning and dispersion in minerals.
Igneous and Metamorphic
Generation and crystallization of magmas; Crystallization of albite-anorthite, diopside-anorthite and diopside-wollastonite-silica systems; Bowen’s Reaction
Principle; Magmatic differentation and assimilation; Petrogenetic significance of the textures and structures of igneous rocks; Petro-graphy and petrogenesis of granite, syenite, diorite, basic and ultrabasic groups, charnockite, anorthosite and alkaline rocks; Carbonatites; Deccan volcanic province.
Types and agents of metamorphism;
Metamorphic grades and zones; Phase rule; Facies of regional and contact metamorphism; ACF and AKF diagrams;
Textures and structures of metamorphic rocks; Metamorphism of arenaceous, argillaceous and basic rocks; Minerals assemblages Retrograde metamorphism;
and granitisation, migmatites, Granulite terrains of India.
3. Sedimentary Petrology:
Sediments and Sedimentary rocks:
Processes of formation; digenesis and lithification; Clastic and non-clastic rockstheir classification, petrography and depositional environment; Sedimentary facies and provenance; Sedimentary structures and their significance; Heavy minerals and their significance; Sedimentary basins of India.
4. Economic Geology:
Ore, ore minerals and gangue, tenor of ore, classification of ore deposits;
Process of formation of minerals deposits; Controls of ore localization; Ore textures and structu-res; Metallogenic epochs and provinces; Geology of the important Indian deposits of aluminium, chromium, copper, gold, iron, lead zinc, manganese, titanium, uranium and thorium and industrial minerals; Deposits of coal and petroleum in India; National
Mineral Policy; Conservation and utilization of mineral resources; Marine mineral resources and Law of Sea.
5. Mining Geology:
Methods of prospecting-geological, geophysical, geochemical and geobotanical;
Techniques of sampling; Estimation of reserves or ore; Methods of exploration and mining metallic ores, industrial minerals, marine mineral resources and building stones; Mineral beneficiation and ore dressing. 6. Geochemistry and Environmental
Cosmic abundance of elements;
Composition of the planets and meteorites; Structure and composition of Earth and distribution of elements; Trace elements; Elements of crystal chemistrytypes of chemical bonds, coordination number; Isomorphism and polymorphism; Elementary thermodynamics.
Natural hazards-floods, mass wasting, costal hazards, earthquakes and volcanic activity and mitigation; Environmental impact of urbanization, mining, industrial and radioactive waste disposal, use of fertilizers, dumping of mine waste and fly ash; Pollution of ground and surface
water, marine pollution; Environment protection - legislative measures in India;
Sea level changes: causes and impact.
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Exploration, excavation, epigraphy, numismatics, monuments
Indigenous: Primary and secondary; poetry, scientific literature, literature, literature in regional languages, religious literature.
Foreign accounts: Greek, Chinese and
2. Pre-history and Proto-history:
Geographical factors; hunting and gathering (paleolithic and mesolithic);
Beginning of agriculture (neolithic and chalcolithic). 3. Indus Valley Civilization:
Origin, date, extent, characteristics, decline, survival and significance, art and architecture. 4. Megalithic Cultures:
Distribution of pastoral and farming cultures outside the Indus, Development of community life,
Development of agriculture, Crafts,
Pottery, and Iron industry.
5. Aryans and Vedic Period:
Expansions of Aryans in India.
Vedic Period: Religious and philosophic literature; Transformation from Rig Vedic period to the later Vedic period; Political, social and economical life; Significance of the Vedic Age; Evolution of Monarchy and
6. Period of Mahajanapadas:
Formation of States (Mahajanapada) :
Republics and monarchies; Rise of urban centres; Trade routes; Economic growth;
Introduction of coinage; Spread of
Jainism and Buddhism; Rise of Magadha and Nandas.
Iranian and Macedonian invasions and their impact.
7. Mauryan Empire:
Foundation of the Mauryan Empire,
Kautilya and Arthashastra; Ashoka; Concept of
Dharma; Edicts; Polity, Administration;
Economy; Art, architecture and sculpture; External contacts; Religion; Spread of religion; Literature.
Disintegration of the empire; Sungas and
8. Post - Mauryan Period (Indo-Greeks,
Contact with outside world; growth of urban centres, economy, coinage, development of religions, Mahayana, social conditions, art, architecture, culture, literature and science.
9. Early State and Society in Eastern
India, Deccan and South India:
Kharavela, The Satavahanas, Tamil
of the Sangam
Administration, economy, land grants, coinage, trade guilds and urban centres;
Buddhist centres; Sangam literature and culture; Art and architecture.
10. Guptas, Vakatakas and Vardhanas:
Polity and administration, Economic conditions, Coinage of the Guptas, Land grants, Decline of urban centres, Indian feudalism, Caste system, Position of women, Education and educational institutions; Nalanda, Vikramshila and
Vallabhi, Literature, scientific literature, art and architecture.
11. Regional States during Gupta Era:
The Kadambas, Pallavas, Chalukyas of
Badami; Polity and Administration, Trade guilds, Literature; growth of Vaishnava and Saiva religions. Tamil Bhakti movement,
Institutions of temple and temple architecture; Palas, Senas, Rashtrakutas,
Paramaras, Polity and administration;
Cultural aspects. Arab conquest of Sind;
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Alberuni, The Chalukyas of Kalyana,
Cholas, Hoysalas, Pandyas; Polity and
Administration; local Govern-ment;
Growth of art and architecture, religious sects, Institution of temple and Mathas,
Agraharas, education and literature, economy and society.
12. Themes in Early Indian Cultural
Languages and texts, major stages in the evolution of art and architecture, major philosophical thinkers and schools, ideas in Science and Mathematics.
13. Early Medieval India, 750-1200:
Polity: Major political developments in Northern India and the Peninsula, origin and the rise of Rajputs
The Cholas: administration, village economy and society
Agrarian economy and urban settlements
Trade and commerce
Society: the status of the Brahman and the new social order
Condition of women
Indian science and technology
14. Cultural Traditions in India, 7501200:
Philosophy: Skankaracharya and
Vedanta, Ramanuja and Vishishtadvaita, Madhva and BrahmaMimansa
Religion: Forms and features of religion, Tamil devotional cult, growth of
Bhakti, Islam and its arrival in India,
Literature: Literature in Sanskrit, growth of Tamil literature, literature in the newly developing languages,
Kalhan’s Rajtarangini, Alberuni’s
Art and Architecture: Temple architecture, sculpture, painting
15. The Thirteenth Century:
of the Delhi
Sultanate: The Ghurian invasions – factors behind Ghurian success
Economic, social and cultural consequences
Foundation of Delhi Sultanate and early Turkish Sultans
Consolidation: The rule of Iltutmish and Balban
16. The Fourteenth Century:
“The Khalji Revolution”
Alauddin Khalji: Conquests and territorial expansion, agrarian and economic measures
Muhammad Tughluq: Major projects, agrarian measures, bureaucracy of Muhammad Tughluq
Firuz Tughluq: Agrarian measures, achievements in civil engineering and public works, decline of the
Sultanate, foreign contacts and Ibn
17. Society, Culture and Economy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth
Society: composition of rural society, ruling classes, town dwellers, women, religious classes, caste and slavery under the Sultanate, Bhakti movement, Sufi movement
Culture: Persian literature, literature in the regional languages of North
India, literature in the languages of
South India, Sultanate architecture and new structural forms, painting, evolution of a composite culture
Economy: Agricultural production, rise of urban economy and non-agricultural production, trade and commerce
18. The Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth
Century – Political Developments and Economy:
Rise of Provincial Dynasties:
Bengal, Kashmir (Zainul Abedin),
Gujarat, Malwa, Bahmanids
The Vijayanagra Empire
Mughal Empire, First phase: Babur
The Sur Empire: Sher Shah’s administration Portuguese Colonial enterprise
Bhakti and Sufi Movements
19. The Fifteenth and early Sixteenth
Century – Society and Culture:
Regional cultural specificities
Society, culture, literature and the arts in Vijayanagara Empire.
Conquests and consolidation of the
Establishment of Jagir and Mansab systems Rajput policy
Evolution of religious and social outlook, theory of Sulh-i-kul and religious policy
Court patronage of art and technology
21. Mughal Empire in the Seventeenth
Major administrative policies of
Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb
The Empire and the Zamindars
Religious policies of Jahangir,
Shahjahan and Aurangzeb
Nature of the Mughal State
Late Seventeenth century crisis and the revolts
The Ahom Kingdom
Shivaji and the early Maratha
22. Economy and Society in the
Population, agricultural production, craft production
Towns, commerce with Europe through Dutch, English and French companies : a trade revolution
Indian mercantile classes, banking, insurance and credit systems
Condition of peasants, condition of women Evolution of the Sikh community and the Khalsa Panth
23. Culture in the Mughal Empire:
Persian histories and other literature
Hindi and other religious literature
Provincial architecture and painting
Science and technology
24. The Eighteenth Century:
Factors for the decline of the Mughal
The regional principalities: Nizam’s
Deccan, Bengal, Awadh
Maratha ascendancy under the
The Maratha fiscal and financial system
Emergence of Afghan Power, Battle of Panipat:1761
State of politics, culture and economy on the eve of the British conquest
PAPER - II
1. European Penetration into India:
The Early European Settlements; The
Portuguese and the Dutch; The English and the French East India Companies;
Their struggle for supremacy; Carnatic
Bengal -The conflict between the English and the Nawabs of Bengal;
Siraj and the English; The Battle of
Plassey; Significance of Plassey.
2. British Expansion in India:
Bengal – Mir Jafar and Mir Kasim; The
Battle of Buxar; Mysore; The Marathas;
The three Anglo-Maratha Wars; The
3. Early Structure of the British Raj:
The early administrative structure; From diarchy to direct control; The Regulating
Act (1773); The Pitt’s India Act (1784);
The Charter Act (1833); The voice of free trade and the changing character of
British colonial rule; The English utilitarian and India.
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4. Economic Impact of British Colonial
(a) Land revenue settlements in British
India; The Permanent Settlement;
Settlement; Economic impact of the revenue arrangements; Commercialization of agriculture; Rise of landless agrarian labourers; Impoverishment of the rural society. (b) Dislocation of traditional trade and commerce; De-industrialisation; Decline of traditional crafts; Drain of wealth;
Economic transformation of India;
Railroad and communication network including tele-graph and postal services;
Famine and poverty in the rural interior;
European business enterprise and its limitations. 5. Social and Cultural Developments:
The state of indigenous education, its dislocation; Orientalist-Anglicist controversy, The introduction of western education in India; The rise of press, literature and public opinion; The rise of modern vernacular literature; Progress of science; Christian missionary activities in
6. Social and Religious Reform movements in Bengal and Other Areas:
Ram Mohan Roy, The Brahmo
Iswarchandra Vidyasagar; The Young
Bengal Movement; Dayanada Saraswati;
The social reform movements in India including Sati, widow remarriage, child marriage etc.; The contribution of Indian renaissance to the growth of modern
India; Islamic revivalism – the Feraizi and
7. Indian Response to British Rule:
Peasant movements and tribal uprisings in the 18th and 19th centuries including the Rangpur Dhing (1783), the Kol
Rebellion (1832), the Mopla Rebellion in
Malabar (1841-1920), the Santal Hul
(1855), Indigo Rebellion (1859-60),
Deccan Uprising (1875) and the Munda
Ulgulan (1899-1900); The Great Revolt of
1857 - Origin, character, causes of failure, the consequences; The shift in the character of peasant uprisings in the post-1857 period; the peasant movements of the 1920s and 1930s.
8. Factors leading to the birth of Indian
Nationalism; Politics of Association; The
Foundation of the Indian National
Congress; The Safety-valve thesis relating to the birth of the Congress;
Programme and objectives of Early
Congress; the social composition of early
Congress leadership; the Moderates and
Extremists; The Partition of Bengal
(1905); The Swadeshi Movement in
Bengal; the economic and political aspects of Swadeshi Movement; The beginning of revolutionary extremism in
9. Rise of Gandhi; Character of Gandhian nationalism; Gandhi’s popular appeal;
Rowlatt Satyagraha; the Khilafat
Movement; National politics from the end of the Non-cooperation movement to the beginning of the Civil Disobedience movement; the two phases of the Civil
Commission; The Nehru Report; the
Round Table Conferences; Nationalism and the Peasant
Nationalism and Working class movements; Women and Indian youth and students in Indian politics (1885-1947); the election of 1937 and the formation of ministries; Cripps Mission; the Quit India
Movement; the Wavell Plan; The Cabinet
10. Constitutional Developments in the
Colonial India between 1858 and 1935
11. Other strands in the National Movement
The Revolutionaries: Bengal, the Punjab,
U.P, the Madras
Presidency, Outside India.
The Left; The Left within the Congress:
Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra
Bose, the Congress Socialist Party; the
Communist Party of India, other left parties.
12. Politics of Separatism; the Muslim
Communalism and the politics of partition; Transfer of power; Independence.
13. Consolidation as a Nation; Nehru’s
Foreign Policy; India and her neighbours
(1947-1964); The linguistic reorganisation of States (1935-1947); Regionalism and regional inequality; Integration of
Princely States; Princes in electoral politics; the Question of National Language.
14. Caste and Ethnicity after 1947;
Backward castes and tribes in post-colonial electoral politics; Dalit movements.
15. Economic development and political change; Land reforms; the politics of planning and rural reconstruction;
Ecology and environmental policy in post
- colonial India; Progress of science.
16. Enlightenment and Modern ideas:
(i) Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant,
(ii) Spread of Enlightenment in the colonies (iii) Rise of socialist ideas (up to Marx); spread of Marxian Socialism.
17. Origins of Modern Politics:
(i) European States System.
(ii) American Revolution and the
(iii) French revolution and aftermath,
(iv) American Civil War with reference to
Abraham Lincoln and the abolition of slavery. (v) British Democratic Politics, 18151850; Parliamentary Reformers,
Free Traders, Chartists.
(i) English Industrial Revolution:
Causes and Impact on Society
(ii) Industrialization in other countries: USA, Germany, Russia, Japan
(iii) Industrialization and Globalization.
19. Nation-State System:
(i) Rise of Nationalism in 19th century
(ii) Nationalism: state-building in
Germany and Italy
(iii) Disintegration of Empires in the face of the emergence of nationalities across the world.
20. Imperialism and Colonialism:
(i) South and South-East Asia
(ii) Latin America and South Africa
(iv) Imperialism and free trade: Rise of neo-imperialism.
21. Revolution and CounterRevolution:
(i) 19th Century European revolutions
(ii) The Russian Revolution of
Italy and Germany.
(iv) The Chinese Revolution of 1949
22. World Wars:
(i) 1st and 2nd World Wars as Total
Wars: Societal implications
(ii) World War I: Causes and consequences
(iii) World War II: Causes and consequence
23. The World after World War II:
(i) Emergence of two power blocs
(ii) Emergence of Third World and non-alignment (iii) UNO and the global disputes.
24. Liberation from Colonial Rule:
(i) Latin America-Bolivar
(ii) Arab World-Egypt
(iii) Africa-Apartheid to Democracy
(iv) South-East Asia-Vietnam
Decolonization and Underdevelopment:
(i) Factors constraining development: Latin America, Africa
26. Unification of Europe:
(i) Post War Foundations: NATO and European Community
(ii) Consolidation and Expansion of
(iii) European Union.
27. Disintegration of Soviet Union and the Rise of the Unipolar World:
(i) Factors leading to the collapse of Soviet communism and the Soviet
(ii) Political Changes in Eastern
(iii) End of the cold war and US ascendancy in the World as the lone superpower. LAW
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Constitutional and Administrative Law
1. Constitution and Constitutionalism:
The distinctive features of the
2. Fundamental rights – Public interest litigation; Legal Aid; Legal services authority. 3. Relationship between fundamental rights, directive principles and fundamental duties.
4. Constitutional position of the
President and relation with the
Council of Ministers.
5. Governor and his powers.
6. Supreme Court and High Courts:
(a) Appointments and transfer.
(b) Powers, functions and jurisdiction.
7. Centre, States and local bodies:
(a) Distribution of legislative powers between the Union and the States.
(b) Local bodies.
(c) Administrative relationship among
Union, State and Local Bodies.
(d) Eminent domain – State property – common property – community property. 8. Legislative powers, privileges and immunities. 9. Services under the Union and the
(a) Recruitment and conditions of services; Constitutional safeguards;
(b) Union Public Service Commission and State
Commissions – Power and functions
(c) Election Commission – Power and functions. 10. Emergency provisions.
11. Amendment of the Constitution.
12. Principles of natural justice –
Emerging trends and judicial approach. 13. Delegated legislation and its constitutionality.
14. Separation of powers and constitutional governance.
15. Judicial review of administrative action. 16. Ombudsman: Lokayukta, Lokpal etc. International Law
1. Nature and definition of international law. 2. Relationship between international law and municipal law.
3. State recognition and state succession.
4. Law of the sea: Inland waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, continental shelf, exclusive economic zone, high seas.
5. Individuals: Nationality, statelessness; Human rights and procedures available for their enforcement.
6. Territorial jurisdiction of States, extradition and asylum.
7. Treaties: Formation, application, termination and reservation.
8. United Nations: Its principal organs, powers, functions and reform.
9. Peaceful settlement of disputes – different modes.
10. Lawful recourse to force: aggres-
35 sion, self-defence, intervention.
11. Fundamental principles of international humanitarian law
International conventions and contemporary developments.
12. Legality of the use of nuclear weapons; ban on testing of nuclear weapons; Nuclear – non proliferation treaty, CTBT.
13. International terrorism, state sponsored terrorism, hijacking, international criminal court.
14. New international economic order and monetary law: WTO, TRIPS,
GATT, IMF, World Bank.
15. Protection and improvement of the human environment: International efforts. PAPER - II
Law of Crimes
1. General principles of criminal liability: Mens rea and actus reus, mens rea in statutory offences.
2. Kinds of punishment and emerging trends as to abolition of capital punishment.
3. Preparation and criminal attempt.
4. General exceptions.
5. Joint and constructive liability.
7. Criminal conspiracy.
8. Offences against the State.
9. Offences against public tranquility.
10. Offences against human body.
11. Offences against property.
12. Offences against women.
14. Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
15. Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 and subsequent legislative developments.
16. Plea bargaining.
Law of Torts
1. Nature and definition.
2. Liability based upon fault and strict liability; Absolute liability.
3. Vicarious liability including State liability.
4. General defences.
5. Joint tort feasors.
11. False imprisonment.
12. Malicious prosecution.
13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Law of Contracts and Mercantile Law
1. Nature and formation of contract/Econtract.
2. Factors vitiating free consent.
3. Void, voidable, illegal and unenforceable agreements.
4. Performance and discharge of contracts.
5. Quasi- Contracts.
6. Consequences of breach of contract.
7. Contract of indemnity, guarantee and insurance.
8. Contract of agency.
9. Sale of goods and hire purchase.
10. Formation and dissolution of partnership.
11. Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
12. Arbitration and Conciliation Act,
13. Standard form contracts.
Contemporary Legal Developments
1. Public Interest Litigation.
2. Intellectual property rights –
3. Information Technology Law including Cyber Laws – Concept, purpose/prospects.
4. Competition Law- Concept, purpose/ prospects.
5. Alternate Dispute Resolution –
6. Major statutes concerning environmental law.
7. Right to Information Act.
8. Trial by media.
Literature of the following languages
Note (i) : A candidate may be required to answer some or all the questions in the language concerned.
Note (ii) : In regard to the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to
Constitution, the scripts will be the same as indicated in Section-II (B) of
I relating to
Note (iii) : Candidates should note that the questions not required to be answered in a specific language will have to be answered in the language medium indicated by them for answering papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects.
(Answers must be written in
(a) History of the origin and development of the Assamese language-its position among the Indo-Aryan
Languages-periods in its history.
(b) Developments of Assamese prose.
(c) Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages-rules of phonetic changes with stress on Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.
(d) Assamese vocabulary-and its sources. (e) Morphology of the language-conjugation-enclitic definitives and pleonastic suffixes.
(f) Dilectical divergences-the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in particulars. (g) Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till 19th century
Literary Criticism and Literary History
(a) Principles of Literary criticism upto
(b) Different literary genres.
(c) Development of literary forms in
(d) Development of literary criticism in
(e) Periods of the literary history of
Assam from the earliest beginnings,
i.e. from the period of the charyyageets with their socio-cultural background : the proto
Assamese-Pre-SankaradevaSankaradeva-post SankaradevaModern period (from the coming of the Britishers)-Post-Independence period. Special emphasis is to be given on the Vaisnavite period, the gonaki and the post-Independence period. Paper-II
This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability. Answers must be written in
Ramayana (Ayodhya Kãnda only)-by
Kãthã-Bhãgavata (Books I and II)-by
Gurucarit-Kathã (Sankaradeva’s Part only)-ed. by Maheswar Neog.
Mor Jeevan Soñwaran-by Lakshminath
Kripãbar Barbaruãr Kãkatar Topola-by
Pratimã-by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla.
Monamatî-by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.
Purani Asamîyã Sãhitya-by Banikanta
Karengar Ligirî-by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla
Jeevanar Bãtat-by Bina Barwa (Birinchi
Samrãt-by Navakanta Barua.
History of Language and Literature.
Answers must be written in Bengali.
Topics from the History of Bangla language
1. The chronological track from Proto
Indo-European to Bangla (Family tree with branches and approximate dates). 2. Historical stages of Bangla (Old,
Middle, New) and their linguistic features.
3. Dialects of Bangla and their distinguishing characteristics.
4. Elements of Bangla Vocabulary.
5. Forms of Bangla Literary ProseSadhu and Chalit.
6. Processes of language change relevant for Bangla.
Apinihiti (Anaptyxis), Abhishruti
(umlaut), Murdhanyibhavan (cerebralization),
(Assimilation), Sadrishya (Analogy),
Svaragama (Vowel insertion)-Adi
Svaragama, Madhya Svaragama or
Svarabhakti, Antya Svaragama,
Svarasangati (Vowel hormony), yshruti and w-shruti.
7. Problems of standardization and reform of alphabet and spelling, and those of transliteration and
8. Phonology, Morphology and Syntax of Modern Bangla.
(Sounds of Modern Bangla, Conjuncts; word formations, compounds; basic sentence patterns.)
Topics from the History of Bangla
1. Periodization of Bangla Literature :
Old Bangla and Middle Bangla.
2. Points of difference between modern and pre-modern Bangla
3. Roots and reasons behind the emergence of modernity in Bangla
4. Evolution of various Middle Bangla forms : Mangal kavyas, Vaishnava lyrics, Adapted narratives (Ramayana,
Bhagavata) and religious biographies.
5. Secular forms in middle Bangla literature.
6. Narrative and lyric trends in the nineteenth century Bangla poetry.
7. Development of prose.
8. Bangla dramatic literature (nineteenth century, Tagore, Post-1944
9. Tagore and post-Tagoreans.
10. Fiction, major authors :
11. Women and Bangla literature : creators and created.
Prescribed texts for close study.
Answers must be written in Bengali.
Poems of Vidyapati, Chandidas,
Govindadas and Balaramdas.
2. Chandimangal Kalketu episode by
Mukunda (Sahitya Akademi).
3. Chaitanya Charitamrita Madya Lila, by Krishnadas Kaviraj (Sahitya
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Kavya by Madhusudan Dutta.
Kapalkundala by Bankimchandra
Samya and Bangadesher Krishak by
Sonar Tari by Rabindranath Tagore.
Chhinnapatravali by Rabindranath
Nabajatak by Rabindranath Tagore.
Grihadaha by Saratchandra Chatterjee.
Prabandha Samgraha Vol. 1, by
Aranyak by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee
Short stories by Manik Bandyo-padhyay : Atashi Mami, Pragaitihasik,
Holud-Pora, Sarisrip, Haraner
Natjamai, Chhoto-Bokulpurer Jatri,
Kustharogir Bou, Jakey Ghush Ditey
Shrestha Kavita by Jibanananda
Jagori by Satinath Bhaduri.
Ebam Indrajit by Badal Sircar.
History of Bodo Language and
(Answers must be written in Bodo)
History of Bodo Language
1. Homeland, language family, its present status and its mutual contact with Assamese.
2. (a) Phonemes : Vowel and
3. Morphology : Gender, Case & Case endings, Plural suffix, Definitives,
4. Vocabulary and its sources.
5. Syntax : Types of sentences, Word
6. History of Scripts used in writing
Bodo Language since inception.
History of Bodo Literature
1. General introduction of Bodo folk literature.
2. Contribution of the Missionaries.
3. Periodization of Bodo Literature.
4. Critical analysis of different genre
(Poetry, Novel, Short Story and
5. Translation Literature.
The Paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidates.
(Answers must be written in Bodo)
(Edited by Madaram Brahma &
(Edited by Pramod Chandra
(c) Boroni Gudi Sibsa Arw Aroz :
(d) Raja Nilambar : Dwarendra Nath
(e) Bibar (Prose section)
(a) Gibi Bithai (Aida Nwi) : Bihuram
(b) Radab : Samar Brahma Chaudhury
Brajendra Kumar Brahma
(d) Baisagu Arw Harimu : Laksheswar
(e) Gwdan Boro : Manoranjan Lahary
(f) Jujaini Or : Chittaranjan Muchahary
(g) Mwihoor : Dharanidhar Wary
(h) Hor Badi Khwmsi : Kamal Kumar
(i) Jaolia Dewan : Mangal Singh
Hagra Guduni Mwi : Nilkamal
History of Dogri Language and
(Answers must be written in Dogri)
History of Dogri Language
1. Dogri language : Origin and development through different stages.
2. Linguistic boundaries of Dogri and its dialects.
3. Characteristic features of Dogri language.
4. Structure of Dogri Language :
(a) Sound Structure :
Non-Segmental : Length, Stress,
Nasalization, Tone and Juncture.
(b) Morphology of Dogri :
(i) Inflection Categories : Gender,
Number, Case, Person, Tense and
(ii) Word Formation : use of prefixes, infixes and suffixes.
(iii) Vocabulary : Tatsam, tadbhav, foreign and regional.
Sentence - types and their constituents, agreement and concord in
5. Dogri Language and Scripts :
Dogre/Dogra Akkhar, Devanagari and Persian.
History of Dogri Literature :
1. A brief account of Pre-independence
Dogri Literature : Poetry & Prose.
2. Development of modern Dogri
Poetry and main trends in Dogri
3. Development of Dogri short-story, main trends & prominent short-story writers. 4. Development of Dogri Novel, main trends & contribution of Dogri
5. Development of Dogri Drama & contribution of prominent Playwrights.
6. Development of Dogri Prose :
Essays, Memoirs & Travelogues.
7. An introduction to Dogri Folk literature - Folk songs, Folk tales &
Textual Cristisim of Dogri Literature
(Answers must be written in Dogri)
1. Azadi Paihle Di Dogri Kavita.
The following poets :
Devi Ditta, Lakkhu, Ganga Ram,
Ramdhan, Hardutt, Pahari Gandhi
Baba Kanshi Ram & Permanand
2. Modern Dogri Poetry
Azadi Bad Di Dogri Kavita
The following poets :
Kishan Smailpuri, Tara Smailpuri,
Mohan Lal Sapolia, Yash Sharma,
K.S. Madhukar, Padma Sachdev,
Jitendra Udhampuri, Charan Singh and Prakash Premi.
3. Sheeraza Dogri Number 102,
The following poets :
Ram Lal Sharma, Ved Pal Deep,
N.D. Jamwal, Shiv Ram Deep,
Ashwini Magotra and Virendra
4. Sheeraza Dogri Number 147,
The following poets :
R.N. Shastri, Jitendra Udhampuri,
Champa Sharma and Darshan
5. Ramayan (Epic) by Shambhu Nath
Sharma (upto Ayodhya Kand)
6. Veer Gulab (Khand Kavya) by Dinoo
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1. Ajakani Dogri Kahani
The following short story writers :
Madan Mohan Sharma, Narendra
Khajuria and B.P. Sathe.
2. Ajakani Dogri Kahani Part-II
The following Short Story writters :
Ved Rahi, Narsingh Dev Jamwal,
Om Goswami, Chhattrapal, Lalit
Magotra, Chaman Arora and Ratan
3. Khatha Kunj Bhag II
The following Story writters :
Om Vidyarthi, Champa Sharma and
4. Meel Patthar (collection of short stories) by Bandhu Sharma
5. Kaiddi (Novel) by Desh Bandhu
6. Nanga Rukkh (Novel) by O.P.
7. Nayaan (Drama) by Mohan Singh.
8. Satrang (A collection of one act plays) The following pay wrights :
Vishwa Nath Khajuria, Ram Nath
Shastri, Jitendra Sharma, Lalit
Magotra and Madan Mohan
9. Dogri Lalit Nibandh
The following authors :
Vishwa Nath Khajuria, Narayan
Mishra, Balkrishan Shastri, Shiv
Nath, Shyam Lal Sharma, Lakshmi
Narayan, D.C. Prashant, Ved Ghai,
The syllabus consists of two papers, designed to test a first-hand and critical reading of texts prescribed from the following periods in English Literature :
Paper I : 1600-1900 and Paper II : 19001990.
There will be two compulsory questions in each paper : a) A short-notes question related to the topics for general study, and b) A critical analysis of UNSEEN passages both in prose and verse.
Answers must be written in English.
Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements :
The Renaissance : Elizabethan and
Jacobean Drama; Metaphysical Poetry;
The Epic and the Mock-epic; Neo-classicism; Satire; The Romantic Movement;
The Rise of the Novel; The Victorian Age.
1. William Shakespeare : King Lear and The Tempest.
2. John Donne. The following poems :
- Death be not proud;
- The Good Morrow;
- On his Mistress going to bed;
- The Relic;
3. John Milton : Paradise Lost, I, II, IV,
4. Alexander Pope. The Rape of the
5. William Wordsworth. The following poems: - Ode on Intimations of Immortality.
- Tintern Abbey.
- Three years she grew.
- She dwelt among untrodden ways. - Michael.
- Resolution and Independence.
- The World is too much with us.
- Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour.
- Upon Westminster Bridge.
6. Alfred Tennyson : In Memoriam.
7. Henrik Ibsen : A Doll’s House.
1. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels.
2. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
3. Henry Fielding. Tom Jones.
4. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
George Eliot. The Mill on the Floss.
Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d’Urbervilles. 7. Mark Twain. The Adventures of
Answers must be written in English.
Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements
Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Absurd
Colonialism and PostColonialism; Indian Writing in English;
Marxist, Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to literature; PostModernism.
1. William Butler Yeats. The following poems: - Easter 1916
- The Second Coming
- A Prayer for my daughter.
- Sailing to Byzantium.
- The Tower.
- Among School Children.
- Leda and the Swan.
- Lapis Lazuli
- The Second Coming
2. T.S. Eliot. The following poems :
- The Love Song of J.Alfred
- Journey of the Magi.
- Burnt Norton.
3. W.H. Auden. The following poems :
- Musee des Beaux Arts
- in Memory of W.B. Yeats
- Lay your sleeping head, my love
- The Unknown Citizen
- Mundus Et Infans
- The Shield of Achilles
- September 1, 1939
4. John Osborne : Look Back in Anger.
5. Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot.
6. Philip Larkin. The following poems :
- Mr. Bleaney
7. A.K. Ramanujan. The following poems :
- Looking for a Causim on a
- A River
- Of Mothers, among other Things
- Love Poem for a Wife 1
- Small-Scale Reflections on a
(All these poems are available in the anthology Ten Twentieth Century Indian
Poets, edited by R. Parthasarthy, published by Oxford University Press, New
1. Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim
2. James Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
3. D.H. Lawrence. Sons and Lovers.
4. E.M. Forster. A Passage to India.
5. Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway.
6. Raja Rao. Kanthapura.
7. V.S. Naipal. A House for Mr. Biswas.
(Answers must be written in Gujarati)
Gujarati Language : Form and history
1. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan
i.e. last one thousand years.
2. Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax.
Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri.
History of Gujarati Literature
4. Jaina tradition
5. Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun
6. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara) Modern:
7. Sudharak yug
8. Pandit yug
9. Gandhi yug
10. Anu-Gandhi yug
11. Adhunik yug
Literary Forms : (Salient features, history and development of the following literary forms):
1. Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and
2. Lyrical: Pada
4. Fiction: Novel and short story
6. Literary Essay
7. Lyrical Poetry
8. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
9. Recent research in folk tradition.
(Answers must be written in Gujarati)
The paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate. Section-A
(i) Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
(iv) Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug
(vii) Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
(ix) Purvalap- 'Kant' (Manishankar
(x) Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neelkanth
1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug
(i) Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
(ii) Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal
(iii) Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak
(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaverchand Meghani
(v) Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
(vi) Dhvani-Rajendra Shah
2. Adhunik yug
(vii) Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
(viii) Janantike- Suresh Joshi
(ix) Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yashaschandra
(Answers must be written in Hindi)
1. History of Hindi Language and
Grammatical and applied forms of
Apbhransh, Awahatta & Arambhik
II. Development of Braj and Awadhi as literary language during medieval period. III. Early form of Khari-boli in SiddhaNath Sahitya, Khusero, Sant
Sahitaya, Rahim etc. and Dakhni
IV. Development of Khari-boli and
Nagari Lipi during 19th Century.
V. Standardisation of Hindi Bhasha &
VI. Development of Hindi as national
Language during freedom movement.
VII. The development of Hindi as a
National Language of Union of India.
VIII. Scientific & Technical development of Hindi Language.
IX. Prominent dialects of Hindi and their inter- relationship.
X. Salient features of Nagari Lipi and the efforts for its reform & Standard form of Hindi.
XI. Grammatical structure of Standard
2. History of Hindi Literature.
The relevance and importance of
Hindi literature and tradition of writing History of Hindi Literature.
II. Literary trends of the following four periods of history of Hindi Literature.
A. Adikal-Sidh, Nath and Raso Sahitya.
Khusaro, Hemchandra, Vidyapati.
B. Bhaktikal-Sant Kavyadhara, Sufi
Kavyadhara, Krishna Bhaktidhara and Ram Bhaktidhara.
Prominent Poets-Kabir, Jayasi, Sur
C. Ritikal-Ritikavya, Ritibaddhakavya &
Riti Mukta Kavya.
Prominent Poets-Keshav, Bihari,
Padmakar and Ghananand.
D. Adhunik Kal
a. Renaissance, the development of
Prose, Bharatendu Mandal.
b. Prominent Writers : Bharatendu, Bal
Krishna Bhatt & Pratap Narain
c. Prominent trends of modern Hindi
Poetry : Chhayavad, Pragativad,
Proyogvad, Nai Kavita, Navgeet and
Contemporary poetry and Janvadi
Prominent Poets : Maithili Sharan
Gupta, Prasad, Nirala, Mahadevi,
III. Katha Sahitya
A. Upanyas & Realism
B. The origin and development of Hindi
C. Prominent Novelists : Premchand,
Jainendra, Yashpal, Renu and
D. The origin and development of Hindi short story.
E. Prominent short Story Writers :
Mohan Rakesh & Krishna Shobti.
IV. Drama & Theatre
A. The origin & Development of Hindi
B. Prominent Dramatists : Bharatendu,
Prasad, Jagdish Chandra Mathur,
Ram Kumar Verma, Mohan Rakesh.
C. The development of Hindi Theatre.
A. The origin and development of Hindi criticism : Saiddhantik, Vyavharik,
Pragativadi, Manovishleshanvadi &
B. Prominent critics : Ramchandra
Shukla, Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Ram
Vilas Sharma & Nagendra.
VI. The other forms of Hindi prose-Lalit
Nibandh, Rekhachitra, Sansmaran,
(Answers must be written in Hindi)
This paper will require first hand reading of prescribed texts and will test the critical ability of the candidates.
1. Kabir :
Kabir Granthawali, Ed,
Shyam Sundar Das (First hundred
: Bhramar Gitsar, Ed.
Ramchandra Shukla (First hundred
: Ramchrit Manas
(Sundar Kand) Kavitawali (Uttar
Padmawat Ed. Shyam
Sundar Das (Sinhal Dwip Khand &
5. Bihari :
Bihari Ratnakar Ed.
Jagnnath Prasad Ratnakar (First
: Bharat Bharati
: Kamayani (Chinta and Sharddha Sarg)
8. Nirala :
Rag-Virag, Ed. Ram
Vilas Sharma (Ram Ki Shakti Puja &
: Angan Ke Par Dwar
: Brahma Rakshas
: Badal Ko Ghirte
Dekha Hai, Akal Ke Bad, Harijan
1. Bharatendu : Bharat Durdasha
2. Mohan Rakesh : Ashad Ka Ek Din
3. Ramchandra Shukla : Chintamani
(Kavita Kya Hai] Shraddha Aur
4. Dr. Satyendra : Nibandh Nilaya-Bal
Krishna Bhatt, Premchand, Gulab
Rai, Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Ram
Vilas Sharma, Agyeya, Kuber Nath
5. Premchand : Godan, Premchand ki
Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan, Ed.
Amrit Rai/Manjusha - Prem Chand ki
Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan, Ed.
6. Prasad : Skandgupta
7. Yashpal : Divya
8. Phaniswar Nath Renu : Maila Anchal
9. Mannu Bhandari : Mahabhoj
10. Rajendra Yadav : Ek Dunia
Samanantar (All Stories)
(Answers must be written in
A. History of Kannada Language
What is Language? General charecteristics of
Dravidian Family of Languages and its specific features, Antiquity of
Phases of its Development.
Dialects of Kannada Language :
Regional and Social Various aspects of development of Kannada
Language : phonological and
Semantic changes. Language borrowing.
B. History of Kannada Literature
Ancient Kannada literature :
Influence and Trends. Poets for study : Specified poets from Pampa to Ratnakara Varni are to be studied in the light of contents, form and expression : Pampa, Janna,
Medieval Kannada literature : Influence and Trends.
Vachana literature : Basavanna, Akka
Medieval Poets : Harihara, Raghavanka,
Dasa literature : Purandra and Kanaka.
Sangataya : Ratnakaravarni
C. Modern Kannada literature :
Influence, trends and idealogies,
Navodaya, Pragatishila, Navya,
Dalita and Bandaya.
A. Poetics and literary criticism :
Definition and concepts of poetry :
Word, Meaning, Alankara, Reeti,
Rasa, Dhwani, Auchitya.
Interpretations of Rasa Sutra.
Modern Trends of literary criticism :
Feminist, Post-colonial criticism.
Cultural History of Karnataka
Contribution of Dynasties to the culture of Karnataka : Chalukyas of
Badami and Kalyani, Rashtrakutas,
Hoysalas, Vijayanagara rulers, in literary context.
Major religions of Karnataka and their cultural contributions.
Arts of Karnataka : Sculpture,
Dance-in the literary context.
Unification of Karnataka and its impact on Kannada literature.
(Answers must be written in Kannada)
The paper will require first-hand reading of the Texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidates. Section-A
A. OLD KANNADA LITERATURE
1. Vikramaarjuna Vijaya of Pampa
(cantos 12 & 13), (Mysore University
2. Vaddaraadhane (Sukumaraswamyia
Kathe, Vidyutchorana Kathe)
B. Medieval Kannada Literature :
(Bangalore University Pub.)
2. Janapriya Kanakasamputa, Ed. D.
Javare Gowda (Kannada and
Culture Directorate, Bangalore)
3. Nambiyannana Ragale, Ed., T.N.
Sreekantaiah (Ta.Vem. Smaraka
Grantha Male, Mysore)
4. Kumaravyasa Bharata : Karna
Parva (Mysore University)
5. Bharatesha Vaibhava Sangraha Ed.
Ta. Su. Shama Rao (Mysore
A. Modern Kannada Literature
1. Poetry : Hosagannada Kavite, Ed :
G.H. Nayak (Kannada Saahitya
2. Novel : Bettada Jeeva-Shivarama
3. Short Story : Kannada Sanna
Kathegalu, Ed. G.H. Nayak (Sahitya
Academy, New Delhi).
4. Drama : Shudra Tapaswi-Kuvempu.
5. Vichara Saahitya : Devaru-A.N.
Moorty Rao (Pub : D.V.K. Moorty,
B. Folk Literature :
Nayak. (Ta. Vem. Smaraka Grantha
2. Janapada Geetaanjali-Ed.D. Javare
Gowda. (Pub : Sahitya Academy,
3. Kannada Janapada Kathegalu-Ed.
J.S. Paramashivaiah, (Mysore
4. Beedi Makkalu Beledo. Ed.
Kalegowda Nagavara (Pub :
5. Savirada Ogatugalu-Ed : S.G.
(Answers must be written in
Genealogical relationship of the
Kashmiri language: various theories.
Areas of occurrence and dialects
Phonology and grammar:
i. Vowel and consonant system; ii. Nouns and pronouns with various case inflections; iii. Verbs: various types and tenses.
i. Simple , active and declarative statments; ii. Coordination; iii. Relativisation.
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Kashmiri literature in the 14th century
(Socio-cultural and intellectual background with special reference to Lal
Dyad and Sheikhul Alam)
2. Nineteenth century Kashmiri literature (development of various genres: vatsun; ghazal; and mathnavi).
3. Kashmiri literature in the first half of the twentieth century (with special reference to Mahjoor and Azad; various literary influences).
4. Modern Kashmiri literature (with special refernece to the development of the short story, drama, novel and nazm).
(Answers must be written in
1. Intensive study of Kashmiri poetry upto the nineteenth century:
i) Lal Dyad ii) Sheikhul Aalam iii) Habba Khatoon
2. Kashmiri poetry: 19th Century
i) Mahmood Gami (Vatsans) ii) Maqbool Shah (Gulrez) iii) Rasool Mir (Ghazals) iv) Abdul Ahad Nadim (N'at)
v) Krishanjoo Razdan (Shiv Lagun) vi) Sufi Poets (Text in Sanglaab, published by the Deptt. of Kashmiri,
University of Kashmir)
3. Twentieth Century Kashmiri poetry
(text in Azich Kashir Shairi, published by the Deptt. of Kashmiri,
University of Kashmir)
4. Literary criticism and research work: development and various trends.
1. An analytical study of the short story in Kashmiri.
i) Afsana Majmu'a, published by the
Deptt. of Kashmiri, University of
ii) Kashur Afsana Az, published by the Sahitya Akademi iii) Hamasar Kashur Afsana, published by the Sahitya Akademi
The following short story writers only:
Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din, Kamil, Hari Krishan
Kaul, Hraday Kaul Bharti, Bansi Nirdosh,
2. Novel in Kashmiri:
i) Mujrim by G.N. Gowhar ii) Marun-Ivan Ilyichun, (Kashmiri version of Tolstoy's The Death of
Ivan Iiyich (Published by Kashmiri
3. Drama in Kashmiri
i) Natuk Kariv Band, by Hari Krishan
ii) Qk Angy Natuk, ed. Motilal
Keemu. published by Sahitya
iii) Razi Oedipus, tr. Naji Munawar, published by Sahitya Akademi.
4. Kashmiri Folk Literature:
i) Kashur Luki Theatre by
Mohammad Subhan Bhagat, published by Deptt. of Kashmiri,
University of Kashmir. ii) Kashiry Luki Beeth (all volumes) published by the J & K Cultural
(Answers must be written in Konkani)
History of the Konkani Language :
(i) Origin and development of the language and influences on it.
(ii) Major variants of Konkani and their linguistic features.
(iii) Grammatical and lexicographic work in Konkani, including a study of cases, adverbs, indeclinables and voices.
(iv) Old Standard Konkani, new
Standard and standardisation problems.
History of Konkani literature:
Candidates would be expected to be wellacquainted with Konkani literature and its social and cultural background and consider the problems and issues arising out of them.
(i) History of Konkani literature from its probable source to the present times, with emphasis on its major works, writers and movements.
(ii) Social and cultural background of the making of Konkani literature from time to time.
(iii) Indian and Western influences on
Konkani literature from the earliest to modern times.
(iv) Modern literary trends in the various genres and regions including a study of Konkani folklore.
(Answers must be written in Konkani)
Textual Criticism of Konkani Literature
The paper will be designed to test the canidate's critical and analytical abilities.
Candidates would be expected to be wellacquainted with Konkani Literature and required to have a first-hand reading of the following texts:
1. a) Konkani Mansagangotri (excluding poetry) ed. by Prof. Olivinho
b) Old Konkani language and literature-the Portuguese Role
2. a) Otmo Denvcharak-a novel by A.V da Cruz.
b) Vadoll ani Varem-A novel by
c) Devache Kurpen-a novel by V J P
3. a) Vajralikhani-Shenoy Goem-babAn anthology-ed. by Shantaram
b) Konkani Lalit Niband-Essays-ed. by Shyam Verenkar
c) Teen Dasakam-An Anthology-ed. by Chandrakant Keni.
4. a) Demand-Drama-by Pundalik Naik
b) Kadambini- A miscellany of modern Prose-ed. by Prof. OJF Gomes
& Smt. P.S. Tadkodkar.
c) Ratha Tujeo Ghudieo-by Smt.
1. a) Ev ani Mori: Poetry by Eduardo
Bruno de Souza.
b) Abravanchem Yadnyadan-by Luis
2. a) Godde Ramayan-ed.by R.K. Rao
b) Ratnahar I &II-collection of poems-ed. R.V. Pandit.
3. a) Zayo Zuyo-poems-Manohar L.
b) Kanadi Mati Konkani KaviAnthology of Poems-ed. Pratap
4. a) Adrushatache Kalle-Poems by
b) Yaman-Poems by Madhav Borkar
History of Maithili Language and its
(Answer to be written in Maithili)
History of Maithili Language
1. Place of Maithili in Indo-European language family.
2. Origin and development of Maithili language. (Sanskrit, Prakrit, Avhatt,
3. Periodic division of
Language. (Beginning, Middle era,
4. Maithili and its different dialects.
5. Relationship between Maithili and other Eastern languages (Bengali,
6. Origin and development of Tirhuta
7. Pronouns and Verbs in Maithili
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History of Maithili Literature
1. Background of Maithili Literature
(Religious, economic, social, cultural).
2. Periodic division of Maithili literature.
3. Pre-Vidyapati Literature.
4. Vidyapati and his tradition.
5. Medieval Maithili Drama (Kirtaniya
Natak, Ankai Nat, Maithili dramas written in Nepal).
6. Maithili Folk Literature (Folk Tales,
Folk Drama, Folk Stories, Folk
7. Development of different literary forms in modern era.
(d) Short Story
8. Development of Maithili Magazines and Journals.
(Answers must be written in Maithili)
The paper will require first-hand reading of the prescribed texts and will test the critical ability of the candidates.
1. Vidyapati Geet-Shati-Publisher :
Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (Lyrics1 to 50)
2. Govind Das Bhajanavali-Publisher :
Maithili Academy, Patna (Lyrics - 1 to 25).
3. Krishnajanm - Manbodh
4. Mithilabhasha Ramayana - Chanda
Jha (only Sunder-Kand)
5. Rameshwar Charit Mithila Ramayan
- Lal Das (only Bal-kand)
6. Keechak-Vadh-Tantra Nath Jha.
7. Datta-Vati-Surendra Jha 'Suman'
(only 1st and 2nd Cantos).
9. Samakaleen Maithili Kavita Publisher : Sahitaya Akademi, New
10. Varna Ratnakar - Jyotirishwar (only
11. Khattar Kakak Tarang - Hari Mohan
13. Prithvi Putra-Lalit
14. Bhaphait Chahak Jinagi-Sudhanshu
15. Kirti Rajkamlak-Publisher : Maithili
Academy, Patna (First Ten Stories only). 16. Katha-Sangrah-Publisher : Maithili
(Answers must be written in
Unit 1-Early phase of Malayalam
1.1 Various theories: origin from proto
Dravidian, Tamil, Sanskrit.
1.2 Relation between Tamil and
Malayalam: Six nayas of A.R.
1.3 Pattu school-definition, Ramacharitam, later pattu works-Niranam works and Krishnagatha.
Unit 2-Linguistic features of :
2.1 Manipravalam-definition. Language of early manipravala worksChampu,
Chandrotsava, minor works. Later
Champu and Attakkatha.
2.2 Folklore-Southern and Northern ballads, Mappila songs.
proseB h a s h a k a u t a l i y a m ,
Kramadipika and Nambiantamil.
Unit 3-Standardisation of Malayalam:
3.1 Peculairities of the language of
Pana, Kilippattu and Tullal.
3.2 Contributions of indigenous and
missionaries to Malayalam.
3.3 Characteristics of contemporary
Malayalam : Malayalam as administravie language. Language of scientific and technical literature-media language. Section-B
Ancient and Medieval
works and Krishnagatha.
4.2 Manipravalam-early and medieval manipravala works including attakkatha and champu.
4.3 Folk literature.
4.4 Kilippattu, Tullal and Mahakavya.
Unit 5- Modern Literature-Poerty:
5.1 Venmani poets and contemporaries.
5.2 The advent of Romanticism-Poerty of Kavitraya i.e., Asan, Ulloor and
5.3 Poetry after Kavitraya.
5.4 Modernism in Malayalam poetry.
Unit 6- Modern Literature-Prose:
6.3 Short story
6.4 Biography, travelogue, essay and criticism. Paper-II
(Answers must be written in
This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and is designed to test the candidate's critical ability.
1.1 Ramacharitam-Patalam 1.
1.2 Kannassaramayanam-Balakandam first 25 stanzas.
25 slokas including Prastavana
2.1 Kumaran Asan-Chintavisthayaya
2.3 G. Sankara Kurup-Perunthachan.
2.4 N.V. Krishna Variar-Tivandiyile
3.1 ONV -Bhumikkoru Charamagitam
3.2 Ayyappa Panicker-Kurukshetram.
3.3 Akkittam-Pandatha Messanthi
3.4 Attur Ravivarma-Megharupan.
4.1 O. Chanthu Menon-Indulekha
4.3 O V Vijayan-Khasakkinte Ithihasam.
5.1 MT Vasudevan Nair-Vanaprastham
5.2 N S Madhavan-Higvitta (Collection).
5.3 C J. Thomas-1128-il Crime 27.
6.1 Kuttikrishna Marar-Bharataparyatanam
6.2 M. K Sanu-Nakshatrangalute snehabhajanam
(Answers must be written in Manipuri)
a) General characteristics of Manipuri
Language and history of its development; its importance and status among the
Languages of North-East India; recent development in the study of
Manipuri language; evolution and study of old Manipuri script.
b) Significant features of Manipuri language :
Phonology-Phoneme-vowels, consonants juncture, tone, consonant cluster and its occurrence, syllableits structure, pattern and types. ii) Morphology : Word-class, root and its types; affix and its types; grammatical categories-gender, number, person, case, tense and aspects, process of compounding (samas and sandhi). iii) Syntax : Word order : types of sentences, pharse and clause structures.
a) Literary History of Manipuri :
Early period (upto 17th century)Social and cultural background;
Themes, diction and style of the works. Medieval period (18th and 19th century)- Social, religious and political background; Themes, diction and style of the works.
Modern period-Growth of major literary forms; change of Themes, diction and style.
b) Manipuri Folk Literature :
Legend, Folktale, Folksong, Ballad,
Proverb and Riddle.
c) Aspects of Manipuri Culture :
Pre-Hindu Manipuri Faith; Advent of
Hinduism and the process of syncreticism.
Performing arts-Lai Haraoba, Maha
Ras; Indegenous games-Sagol
Kangjei, Khong Kangjei, Kang.
(Answers must be written in Manipuri)
This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability to assess them.
Old and Medieval Manipuri Literature
(a) Old Manipuri Literature
1. O. Bhogeswar Singh (Ed.)
2. M. Gourachandra Singh (Ed.) :
3. N. Khelchandra Singh (Ed.)
Naothingkhong Phambal Kaba
4. M. Chandra Singh (Ed.)
(b) Medieval Manipuri Literature :
1. M. Chandra Singh (Ed.)
2. R.K.Snahal Singh (Ed.)
Ramayana Adi Kanda
3. N. Khelchandra SIngh (Ed.) :
Dhananjoy Laibu Ningba
4. O. Bhogeswar Singh (Ed.)
Chandrakirti Jila Changba
Modern Manipuri Literature :
(a) Poetry and Epic :
(I) Poetry :
(a) Manipuri Sheireng (Pub) Manipuri
Sahitya Parishad, 1988 (ed.)
Kh. Chaoba Singh : Pi Thadoi, Lamgi
Dr. L. Kamal Singh : Nirjanata, Nirab
A. Minaketan Singh : Kamalda,
L. Samarendra Singh : Ingagi Nong,
E. Nilakanta Singh : Manipur,
: Tangkhul Hui
(b) Kanchi Sheireng. (Pub) Manipur
University 1998 (ed.)
Dr. L. Kamal Singh : Biswa-Prem
: Norok Patal
(II) Epic :
1. A. Dorendrajit Singh
2. H. Anganghal Singh
(III) Drama :
1. S. Lalit Singh
2. G.C. Tongbra
3. A. Samarendra
: Areppa Marup
: Matric Pass
: Judge Sahebki
(b) Novel, Short-story and Prose :
(I) Novel :
1. Dr. L. Kamal Singh : Madhabi
2. H. Anganghal Singh : Jahera
3. H. Guno Singh
4. Pacha Meetei
: Imphal Amasung,
(II) Short-story :
(a) Kanchi Warimacha (Pub) Manipur
University 1997 (ed.)
R.K. Shitaljit Singh : Kamala Kamala
: Eigi Thahoudraba
: Wanom Shareng
(b) Parishadki Khangatlaba Warimacha
(Pub) Manipuri Sahitya Parishad
1994 (ed.) S. Nilbir Shastri
(c) Anouba Manipuri Warimacha (Pub)
The Cultural Forum Manipur 1992
N. Kunjamohon Singh : Ijat Tanba
(III) Prose :
(a) Warenggi Saklon Due Part (Pub)
Kh. Chaoba Singh
(b) Kanchi Wareng (Pub) Manipur
B. Manisana Shastri : Phajaba
Ch. Manihar Singh : Lai-Haraoba
(c) Apunba Wareng. (Pub) Manipur
Ch. Pishak Singh : Samaj Amasung,
: Kalagi Mahousa
(translated by I.R.
(d) Manipuri Wareng (Pub) The Cultural
S. Krishnamohan Singh : Lan
(Answers must be written in Marathi)
Language and Folk-Iore :
(a) Nature and Functions of Language
(with reference to Marathi)
Language as a signifying system :
Langue and Parole; Basic functions;
Poetic language; Standard Language and dialect; Language variations according to social parameters.
Linguistic features of Marathi in thirteenth century and seventeenth century.
(b) Dialects of Marathi
Ahirani; Varhadi; Dangi
(c) Marathi Grammar
Parts of Speech; Case-system; Prayogvichar (Voice)
(d) Nature and kinds of Folk-lore
(with special reference to Marathi)
Lok-Geet, Lok Katha, Lok Natya
History of Literature and Literary
(a) History of Marathi Literature
1. From beginning to 1818 AD, with special reference to the following :
The Mahanubhava writers, the
Varkari poets, the Pandit poets, the
Shahirs, Bakhar literature.
2. From 1850 to 1990, with special reference to developments in the following major forms : Poetry, Fiction
(Novel and Short Story), Drama; and major literary currents and movements,
Modernist, Dalit Gramin, Feminist.
(b) Literary Criticism
1. Nature and function of Literature;
2. Evaluation of Literature;
3. Nature, Objectives and Methods of
4. Literature, Culture and Society.
(Answers must be written in Marathi)
Textual study of prescribed literary works The paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability. Section-A
(2) Mahatma Jotiba Phule
(3) S.V. Ketkar
(4) P.K. Atre
(5) Sharchchandra Muktibodh
‘Jana Hey Volatu Jethe’
(6) Uddhav Shelke
(7) Baburao Bagul
‘Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti’
(8) Gouri Deshpande
‘Ekek Paan Galavaya’
(9) P.I. Sonkamble
(1) Namadevanchi Abhangawani’
Ed: Inamdar, Relekar, Mirajkar
Modern Book Depot, Pune
Ed : M.N. Adwant
Sahitya Prasar Kendra, Nagpur
By Raghunath Pandit
(4) ‘Balakvinchi Kavita’
By Vinda Karandikar
By Narayan Surve
(8) ‘Sandhyakalchya Kavita’
(9) ‘Ya Sattet Jeev Ramat Nahi’
By Namdev Dhasal
(Answers must be written in Nepali)
1. History of the origin and development of Nepali as one of the new
2. Fundamentals of Nepali Grammar and phonology:
(i) Nominal forms and categories :Gender, Number, Case, Adjectives,
(ii) Verbal forms and categoriesTense, Aspects, Voice, Roots and
(iii) Nepali Swara and Vyanjana;
3. Major Dialects of Nepali
4. Standardisation and Modernisation of Nepali with special reference to language movements (viz. Halanta
Bahiskar, Jharrovad etc.)
5. Teaching of Nepali language in
India-Its history and development with special reference to its sociocultural aspects.
History of Nepali literature with special reference to its development in India.
2. Fundamental concepts and theories of literature :
Kavya/Sahitya, Kavya Prayojan,
Literary genres, Shabda Shakti,
Rasa, Alankara, Tragedy, Comedy,
3. Major literary trends and movementsSwachchhandatavad, Yatharthavad,
Astitwavad, Ayamik Movement,
Contemporary Nepali writings,
4. Nepali folklores (the following folkform only)- Sawai, Jhyaurey, Selo,
(Answers must be written in Nepali)
This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed below and questions will be designed to test the candidate’s critical acumen.
1. Santa Jnandil Das-Udaya Lahari
2. Lekhnath Poudyal-Tarun Tapasi
(Vishrams III, V, VI, XII, XV, XVIII only) 3. Agam Singh Giri-Jaleko Pratibimba :
Royeko Pratidhwani (The following poems only-rasawako Chichy-ahatsanga
Chhorolai, Jaleko Pratibimba :
Akashmani Pani Hunchha Ujyalo,
4. Haribhakta Katuwal-Yo Zindagi Khai
Ke Zindagi : (The following poems only - Jeevan : Ek Dristi, Yo Zindagi
Khai Ke Zindagi, Akashka tara Ke
Tara, Hamilai Nirdho Nasamjha,
Khai Manyata Yahan Atmahutiko
5. Balkrishna Sama-Prahlad
6. Manbahadur Mukhia-Andhyaroma
Banchneharu (The following OneAct plays only-‘Andhyaroma
1. Indra Sundas-Sahara
2. Lilbahadur Chhetri-Brahmaputrako
Navaratna (The following stories only-Biteka Kura, Jimmewari Kasko,
4. Indrabahadur Rai-Vipana Katipaya
following stories onlyRaatbhari Huri Chalyo, Jayamaya
Aphumatra Lekha-pani Aipugi,
Bhagi, Ghosh Babu, Chhutyaiyo).
5. Sanu Lama-Katha Sampad (The following stories only-Swasni Manchhey, Khani Tarma Ekdin,
Phurbale Gaun Chhadyo, Asinapo
6. Laxmi Prasad Devkota-Laxmi
Nibandha Sangraha (The following essays only-Sri Ganeshaya Namah,
Sarvashrestha Purus, Kalpana, Kala
Ra Jeevan, Gadha Buddhiman Ki
7. Ramkrishna Sharma-Das Gorkha
(The following essays only-Kavi,
Samaj Ra Sahitya, Sahityama
Sapekshata, Sahityik Ruchiko
(Answers must be written in Oriya)
History of Oriya Language
(1) Origin and development of Oriya
Language-Influence of Austric,
Dravidian, Perso-Arabic and English on Oriya Language.
(2) Phonetics and Phonemics : Vowels,
Consonants Principles of changes in
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(3) Morphology : Morphemes (free, bound compound and complex), derivational and inflectional affixes, case inflection, conjugation of verb.
(4) Syntax : Kinds of sentences and their transformation, structure of sentences. (5) Semantics-Different types of change in meaning Euphemism.
(6) Common errors in spellings, grammatical uses and construction of sentences. (7) Regional variations in Oriya
Language (Western, Southern and
Northern Oriya) and Dialects (Bhatri and Desia)
History of Oriya Literature
(1) Historical backgrounds (social, cultural and political) of Oriya Literature of different periods.
(2) Ancient epics, ornate kavyas and padavalis. (3) Typical structural forms of Oriya
Literature (Koili, Chautisa, Poi,
(4) Modern trends in poetry, drama short story, novel, essay and literary criticism. Paper-II
(Answers must be written in Oriya)
Critical Study of texts The paper will require first hand reading of the text and test the critical ability of the candidate. Section-A
1. Sarala Das-Shanti Parva from
Skandha-Jadu Avadhuta Sambada.
Das-Rasakallola(Chhãndas-16 & 34)
(Chhandas-1 & 2)
5. Radhanath Ray-Chandrabhaga
6. Mayadhar Manasinha-Jeevan Chita
8. Ramakanta Ratha-Saptama Ritu.
9. Manoranjan Das-Katha-Ghoda
10. Bijay Mishra-Tata Niranjanã
11. Fakir Mohan Senãpati-Chhamãna
12. Gopinãth Mohanty-Danapani
Short Story :
13. Surendra Mohanty-Maralara Mrityu
14. Manoj Das-Laxmira Abhisara
15. Chittaranjan Das-Taranga O Tadit
(First five essays).
16. Chandra Sekhar Rath-Mun Satyadhãrma Kahuchhi (First five essays)
(Answers must be written in Punjabi in Gurumukhi Script)
(a) Origin of Punjabi language : different stages of development and recent development in Punjabi language : characteristics of Punjabi phonology and the study of its tones: classification of vowels and consonants. (b) Punjabi morphology : the numbergender system (animate and inanimate), prefixes, affixes and different categories of Post positions: Punjabi word formation:
Tatsam. Tad Bhav, forms: Sentence structure, the notion of subject and object in Punjabi: Noun and verb phrases.
(c) Language and dialect; the notions of dialect and idiolect; major dialects of
Punjabi; Pothohari, Majhi, Doabi, Malwai,
Puadhi; the validity of speech variation on the basis of social stratification, the dis-
tinctive features of various dialects with special reference to tones. Language and script; origin and development of
Gurmukhi; suitability of Gurmukhi for
(d) Classical background; Nath Jogi Sahit
Medieval literature : Gurmat, Sufti, Kissa and Var Janamsakhis.
(a) Modern Mystic, romantic, progressive
and neomystic (Vir Singh,
Puran Singh, Mohan Singh,
Balwant, Pritam Singh
Safeer, J.S. Neki).
Singh Ahluwalia, Ravinder
Ravi, Ajaib Kamal)
Singh, Tara Singh)
Origin and Development of Genres :
Folk songs, Folk tales.
(Vir Singh, Avtar Singh,
Azad Mohan Singh)
(Gurus, Sufis and Modern
Amrita Pritam, Shiv Kumar,
(c) Drama (I.C. Nanda, Harcharan
S.S.Sekhon, Charan Das
(Vir Singh, Nanak Singh,
Jaswant Singh Kanwal, K.S.
Duggal, Sukhbir, Gurdial
Singh, Dalip Kaur Tiwana,
Short Story (Sujan Singh, K.S. Virk.
(d) SocioSanskrit, Persian and cultural Western.
(Puran Singh, Teja Singh,
(S.S. Sekhon, Attar Singh,
Kishan Singh, Harbhajan
Singh, Najam Hussain
(Answers must be written in Punjabi in
This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability. Section-A
a) Sheikh Farid The complete Bani as included in the Adi
b) Guru Nanak Japu Ji Baramah,
c) Bulleh Shah Kafian
d) Waris Shah
Singhan te Firangian)
b) Nanak Singh
Ek Mian Do Talwaran
Zindagi di Ras
Singh (Essayist) Nawan Shivala
Merian Abhul Yadaan.
d) Balwant Gargi Loha Kutt
Parsidh Punjabi Kavi
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There will be three questions as indicated in the question paper which must be answered in Sanskrit. The remaining questions must be answered either in
Sanskrit or in the medium of examination opted by the candidate.
1. Significant features of the grammar, with particular stress on Sanjna, Sandhi,
Karaka, Samasa, Kartari and Karmani vacyas (voice usages) (to be answered in
2. (a) Main characteristics of Vedic
(b) Prominent features of classical
(c) Contribution of Sanskrit to linguistic studies. 3. General Knowledge of:(a) Literary history of Sanskit,
(b) Principal trends of literary criticism
(e) The origin and development of literary geners of:
4. Essentials of Indian Culture with stress on
a) Purusarthasb) Samskarasc) Varnasramavyavastha
d) Arts and fine arts
e) Technical sciences
5. Trends of Indian Philosophy
6. Short Essay in Sanskrit
7. Unseen passage with the questions, to be answered in Sanskrit.
Question from Group 4 is to be answered in Sanskrit only. Question from Groups 1,
2 and 3 are to be answered either in
Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate. Section-A
General study of the following groups:Group 1
g) Dasakumaracaritam -Dandin
h) Sivarajyodayam-S.B. Varnekar
c) Sundarakanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana
d) Arthasastra of Kautilya
a) Svapnavasavadattam- Bhasa
b) Abhijnanasakuntalam- Kalidasa
g) Venisamharam- Bhattanarayana
Short notes in Sanskrit on the following:a) Meghadutam-Kalidasa
c) Panchtantrad) Rajatarangini-Kalhana
Questions from Groups 1 & 2 are to be answered in Sanskrit only. (Questions
from Groups 3 & 4 are to be answered in Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate).
This Section will require first hand reading of the following selected texts :Group 1
(a) Raghuvansam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
(b) Kumarasambhavam-Canto I, Verses
1 to 10
(c) Kiratarjuniyam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
(a) Isavasyopanisad-verses-1, 2, 4, 6, 7,
15 and 18
(b) Bhagavatgita II chapter verses 13 to
(c) Sundarakandam of Valmiki Canto 15,
Verses 15 to 30 (Geeta Press Edition)
(a) Meghadutam-verses 1 to 10
(b) Nitisatakam-Verses 1 to 10 (Edited by
D.D. Kosambi Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
(c) Kadambari-Sukanaso-padesa (only)
(a) Svapnavasavadattam Act VI
(b) Abhijnansakuntalam Act IV verses 15 to 30
(M.R. Kale Edition)
(c) Uttararamacharitam Act 1 verses 31 to
47 (M.R. Kale Edition)
(Answers must be written in Santhali)
Part-I History of Santhali Language
I. Main Austric Language family, population and distribution.
II. Grammatical structure of Santhali
III. Important character of Santhali
Language : Phonology, Morphology,
IV. Impact of other languages on Santhali.
V. Standardization of Santhali Language.
Part-II History of Santhali Literature.
I. Literary trends of the following four periods of History of Santhali Literature.
(a) Ancient literature before 1854.
(b) Missionary period : Literature between
1855 to 1889 AD.
(c) Medieval period : Literature between
1890 to 1946 AD.
(d) Modern period : Literature from 1947
AD to till date.
II. Writing tradition in History of Santhali
Literary forms - Main characteristics, history and development of following literary forms. Part-I : Folk Literature in Santhali-folk song, folk tale, phrase, idioms, puzzles and Kudum.
Part-II : Modern literature in Santhali
(a) Development of poetry and prominent poets. (b) Development of prose and prominent writers. (i) Novels and prominent Novelists.
(ii) Stories and prominent story writers.
(iii) Drama and prominent Dramatist.
(iv) Criticism and prominent critics.
(v) Essay, sketches, memoirs, travelogues and prominent writers.
Santhali writers :
Shyam Sunder Hembram, Pandit
Raghunath Murmu, Barha Beshra, Sadhu
Ramchand Murmu, Narayan Soren
'Toresutam', Sarada Prasad Kisku,
Raghunath Tudu, Kalipada Soren, Sakla
Soren, Digambar Hansda, Aditya Mitra
'Santhali', Babulal Murmu 'Adivasi',
Jadumani Beshra, Arjun Hembram,
Krishna Chandra Tudu, Rupchand
Hansda, Kalendra Nath Mandi, Mahadev
Hansda, Gour Chandra Murmu, Thakur
Prasad Murmu, Hara Prasad Murmu,
Uday Nath Majhi, Parimal Hembram,
Dhirendra Nath Baske, Shyam Charan
Hembram, Damayanti Beshra, T.K.
Rapaj, Boyha Biswanath Tudu.
Part-III : Cultural Heritage of Santhali tradition, customs, festival and rituals (birth, marriage and death).
(Answers must be written in Santhali)
This paper will require in-depth reading of the following texts and the questions will be designed to test the candidates' criticial ability.
Ancient Literature :
(a) Kherwal Bonso Dhorom Puthi-Majhi
Ramdas Tudu "Rasika".
(b) Mare Hapramko Reyak Katha-L.O.
(c) Jomsim Binti Lita-Mangal Chandra
(d) Marang Buru Binti-Kanailal Tudu.
(a) Karam Sereng-Nunku Soren.
(b) Devi Dasain Sereng-Manindra
(c) Horh Sereng-W.G. Archer.
(d) Baha Sereng-Balaram Tudu
(e) Dong Sereng-Padmashri Bhagwat
(f) Hor Sereng-Raghunath Murmu.
(g) Soros Sereng-Babulal Murmu
(h) More Sin More Nida-Rup Chand
(i) Judasi Madwa Latar-Tez Narayan
Part-I : Poetry
(a) Onorhen Baha Dhalwak-Paul Jujhar
(b) Asar Binti-Narayan Soren "Tore
(c) Chand Mala-Gora Chand Tudu.
(d) Onto Baha Mala-Aditya Mitra
(e) Tiryo Tetang-Hari Har Hansda
(f) Sisirjon Rar-Thakur Prasad Murmu.
Part-II : Novels
(Translator-R.R. Kisku Rapaz).
(b) Manu Mati-Chandra Mohan Hansda
(c) Ato Orak-Doman Hansda
(d) Ojoy Gada Dhiphre-Nathenial Murmu
Part-III : Stories
(a) Jiyon Gada-Rup Chand Hansda and
(b) Mayajaal-Doman Sahu, 'Samir' and
Padmashri Bhagwat Murmu 'Thakur'
Part-IV : Drama
(a) Kherwar Bir-Pandit Raghunath
(b) Juri Khatir-Dr. K.C. Tudu
(c) Birsa Bir-Ravi Lal Tudu
Part-V : Biography
Santal Ko Ren Mayam Gohako-Dr.
(Answers must be written in Sindhi)
(Arabic or Devanagari script)
1. (a) Origin and evolution of Sindhi language-views of different scholars.
(b) Significant linguistic features of Sindhi language, including those pertaining to its phonology, morphology and syntax. (c) Major dialects of the Sindhi language.
(d) Sindhi vocabularly-stages of its growth, including those in the prepartition and post-partition periods.
(e) Historical study of various Writing
Systems (Scripts) of Sindhi.
(f) Changes in the structure of Sindhi language in India, after partition, due to influence of other languages and social conditions.
2. Sindhi literature through the ages in context of socio-cultural conditions in the respective periods :
a. Early medieval literature upto 1350
A.D. including folk literature.
b. Late medicval period from 1350 A.D.
41 to 1850 A.D.
Renaissance period from 1850 A.D. to 1947 A.D.
d. Modern period from 1947 and onwards. (Literary genres in Modern Sindhi literature and experiments in poetry, drama, novel, short story, essay, literary criticism, biography, autobiography, memoirs, and travelogues.) Paper-II
(Answers must be written in Sindhi)
(Arabic or Devanagari script).
This paper will require the first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability. Section-A
References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.
a. “Shah Jo Choond Shair” : ed. H.I.
Sadarangani, Published by Sahitya
Akademi (First 100 pages)
b. “Sachal Jo Choond Kalam” : ed.
Kalyan B. Advani Published by
Sahitya Akademi (Kafis only)
c. “Sami-a-ja Choond Sloka” : ed. B.H.
Nagrani Published by Sahitya
Akademi (First 100 pages)
d. “Shair-e-Bewas” : by Kishinchand
(“Saamoondi Sipoon” portion only)
e. “Roshan Chhanvro” : Narayan Shyam
f. “Virhange Khanpoije Sindhi Shair jee
Choond” : ed. H.I. Sadarangani
Published by Sahitya Akademi
g. “Behtareen Sindhi Natak” (One-act
Plays) : Edited by M. Kamal
Published by Gujarat Sindhi
h. “Kako Kaloomal” (Full-length Play) : by
References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.
a. ‘Pakheeara Valar Khan Vichhrya’
(Novel) : by Gobind Malhi
b. ‘Sat Deenhan’ (Novel) : by Krishan
c. ‘Choond Sindhi Kahanyoon’ (Short
Stories) Vol. III. : Edited by Prem
Prakash, Published by Sahitya
d. ‘Bandhan’ (Short Stories) : Sundari
e. ‘Behtareen Sindhi Mazmoon’ (Essays)
: Edited by Hiro Thakur, published by Gujarat Sindhi Akademi.
f. ‘Sindhi Tanqeed’ (Criticism) : Edited by
Harish Vaswani : Published by
g. ‘Mumhinjee Hayati-a ja Sona Ropa varqa’ (Autobiography) : by Popati
h. “Dr. Choithram Gidwani” (Biography) : by Vishnu Sharma
(Answers must be written in Tamil)
Part: 1 History of Tamil Language
Major Indian Language Families-The place of Tamil among Indian languages in general and Dravidian in particularEnumeration and Distribution of Dravidian languages.
The language of Sangam literature-The language of medieval Tamil: Pallava period only-Historical study of Nouns, Verbs, adjectives, adverbs Tense markers and case markers in Tamil.
Borrowing of words from other languages into Tamil-Regional and social dialectsdifference between literary and spoken
Part: 2 History of Tamil Literature
Tolkappiyam-Sangam Literatue-The division of Akam and puram-The secular characteristics of Sangam Literature-The
42 development of Ethical literatureSilappadikaram and Manimekalai.
Part: 3 Devotional literature (Alwars and Nayanmars) The bridal mysticism in
Alwar hymns-Minor literary forms (Tutu,
Ula, Parani, Kuravanji)
Social factors for the development of
Modern Tamil literature: Novel, Short story and New Poetry-The impact of various political ideologies on modern writings.
Part:1 Recent trends in Tamil Studies
Approaches to criticism: Social, psychological, historical and moralistic-the use of criticism-the various techniques in literature: Ullurai, Iraicchi, Thonmam (Myth)
(Satire), Meyppadu, Padimam(image),
Kuriyeedu (Symbol), Irunmai (ambiguity)The concept of comparative literature-the principle of comparative literature.
Part: 2 Folk literature in Tamil: Ballads,
Songs, proverbs and riddles-Sociological study of Tamil folklore. Uses of translation-Translation of Tamil works into other languages-Development of journalism in
Part: 3 Cultural Heritage of the Tamils
Concept of Love and War-Concept of
Aram-the ethical codes adopted by the ancient Tamils in their warfare-customs, beliefs, rituals, modes of worship in the five Thinais. The cultural changes as revealed in post sangam literature-cultural fusion in the medieval period (Jainism
& Buddhism). The development of arts and architecture through the ages
(Pallavas, later cholas, and Nayaks). The impact of various political, social, religious and cultural movements on Tamil
Society. The role of mass media in the cultural change of contemporary Tamil society. Paper-II
(Answers must be written in Tamil)
The paper will require first hand reading of the Text prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate. Section-A
Part: 1 Ancient Literature
(1) Kuruntokai (1-25 poems)
(2) Purananurui (182-200 poems)
(3) Tirukkural Porutpal : Arasiyalum
Amaichiyalum (from Iraimatchi to
Part : 2 Epic Literature
(1) Silappadikaram: Madhurai Kandam only. (2) Kambaramayanam: Kumbakarunan
Part 3: Devotional Literature
(1) Tiruvasagam: Neetthal Vinnappam
(2) Tiruppavai: (Full Text)
(1) Bharathiar: Kannan Pattu
(2) Bharathidasan: Kudumba Vilakku
(3) Naa. Kamarasan: Karuppu Malarkal
(2) C N Annadurai: Ye! Thazhntha
Part : 2 Novel, Short story and Drama
(1) Akilon: Chittirappavai
(2) Jayakanthan: Gurupeedam
(3) Cho: Yarukkum Vetkamillai
Part: 3 Folk Literature
(1) Muthuppattan Kathai Edited by Na.
Vanamamalai, (Publication: Madurai
(2) Malaiyaruvi, Edited by Ki. Va
Jagannathan (Publication: Saraswathi, Mahal, Thanjavur)
(Answers must be written in Telugu)
Place of Telugu among Dravidian languages and its antiquityEtymological history of Telugu,
Tenugu and Andhra.
2. Major linguistic changes in phonological, morphological, grammatical and syntactical levels, from ProtoDravidian to old Telugu and from old
Telugu to Modern Telugu.
3. Evolution of spoken Telugu when compared to classical TeluguFormal and functional view of Telugu language. 4. Influence of other languages and its impact on Telugu.
5. Modernization of Telugu language.
(a) Linguistic and literary movements and their role in modernization of Telugu.
(b) Role of media in modernization of Telugu (Newspapers, Radio, TV etc.) (c) Problems of terminology and mechanisms in coining new terms in
Telugu in various discourses including scientific and technical.
6. Dialects of Telugu-Regional and social variations and problems of standardization. 7. Syntax-Major divisions of Telugu sentences-simple, complex and compound sentences-Noun and verb predications-Processes of nominlization and relativizationDirect and indirect reporting-conversion processes.
8. Translation-Problems of translation, cultural, social and idiomaticMethods of translation-Approaches to translation-Literary and other kinds of translation-various uses of translation. Section-B
1. Literature in Pre-Nannaya PeriodMarga and Desi poetry.
2. Nannaya Period-Historical and literary background of
3. Saiva poets and their contributionDwipada,
4. Tikkana and his place in Telugu literature.
5. Errana and his literary worksNachana Somana and his new approach to poetry.
6. Srinatha and Potana-Their woks and contribution. 7. Bhakti poets in Telugu literatureTallapaka Annamayya, Ramadasu,
8. Evolution of prabandhas-Kavya and prabandha. 9. Southern school of Telugu literatureRaghunatha Nayaka, Chemakura
Vankatakavi and women poetsLiterary forms like yakshagana, prose and padakavita.
10. Modern Telugu Literature and literary forms-Novel, Short Story,
Drama, Playlet and poetic forms.
11. Literary Movements : Reformation,
Romanticism and Progressive,
12. Digambarakavulu, Feminist and
13. Main divisions of folk literaturePerforming folk arts.
(Answers must be written in Telugu)
This paper will require first hand reading of the prescribed texts and will be designed to test the candidate's critical ability, which will be in relation to the following approaches.
Aesthetic approach-Rasa, Dhwani,
Vakroti and Auchitya-Formal and
Structural-Imagery and Symbolism. ii) Sociological, Historical, Ideological,
Employment News 31 May - 6 June 2014
(Adiparva 4th Canto verses 5-109)
Tikkana-Sri Krishna Rayabaramu
(Udyoga parva -3rd Canto verses 1144)
Srinatha-Guna Nidhi Katha (Kasikhandam, 4th Canto, verses 76-133)
Salinulakatha (Kalapurnodayamu 4
Canto verses, 60-142)
(Balakanda including avatarika)
Kasula Purushothama Kavi-Andhra
Gurajada Appa Rao-Animutyalu
Viswanatha Satyanarayana-Andhra prasasti Devulapalli
SastryKrishnapaksham (excluding Urvasi and Pravasam)
Sri Sri-Maha prastanam.
Jashuva-Gabbilam (Part I)
C. Narayana Reddy-Karpuravasanta rayalu. Kanuparti Varalakshmamma-Sarada lekhalu (Part I)
Racha konda Visswanatha SastryAlpajaeevi.
(Answers must be written in Urdu)
Development of Urdu Language
a) Development of Indo-Aryan (i) Old
Indo-Aryan (ii) Middle Indo Aryan (iii)
New Indo Aryan
b) Western Hindi and its dialects Brij
Bhasha Khadi Boli, Haryanavi
Kannauji, Bundeli-Theories about the origin of Urdu Language
c) Dakhani Urdu-Origin and development, its significant linguistic features.
d) Social and Cultural roots of Urdu language-and its distinctive features.
Script, Phonology, Morphology,
a) Genres and their development : (i)
Poetry : Ghazal, Masnavi, Qasida,
Marsia, Rubai, Jadid Nazm,
(ii) Prose : Novel, Short Story, Dastan,
b) Significant features of : (i) Deccani,
Delhi and Lucknow schools (ii) Sir
Syed movement, Romantic movement, Progressive movement,
c) Literary Criticism and its development with reference to Hali, Shibli,
Kaleemuddin Ahmad, Ehtisham
Hussain, Ale-Ahmad Suroor.
d) Essay writing (covering literary and imaginative topics)
(Answers must be written in Urdu)
This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate's critical ability. Section-A
1. Mir Amman
3. Mohd. Husain Nairang-e-Khayal
4. Prem Chand
5. Rajendra Singh Apne Dukh Mujhe
6. Abul Kalam Azad Ghubar-e-Khatir
Intikhab-e-Kalam-eMir (Ed. Abdul Haq.)
2. Mir Hasan
The candidate should make a study of the concept and development of management as science and art drawing upon the contributions of leading thinkers of management and apply the concepts to the real life of government and business decision making keeping in view the changes in the strategic and operative environment. PAPER – I
1. Managerial Function and Process:
Management, Evolution of Management
Thoughts; Managerial Functions –
Decision making; Role of Manager,
Managerial skills; Entrepreneurship;
Management of innovation; Managing in a global environment, Flexible Systems
Management; Social responsibility and managerial ethics; Process and customer orientation; Managerial processes on direct and indirect value chain.
2. Organisational Behaviour and
Conceptual model of organization behaviour; The individual processes – personality, values and attitude, perception, motivation, learning and reinforcement, work stress and stress management; The dynamics of organization behaviour – power and politics, conflict and negotiation, leadership process and styles, communication;
Processes - decision making, job design;
Classical, Neoclassical and Contingency approaches to organizational design;
Organizational theory and design - organizational culture, managing cultural diversity, learning organization; organizational change and development;
Knowledge Based Enterprise – systems and processes; Networked and virtual organizations. 3. Human Resource Management:
HR challenges; HRM functions; The future challenges of HRM; Strategic
Management of human resources;
Human resource planning; Job analysis;
Job evaluation; Recruitment and selection; Training and development; Promotion and transfer; Performance management;
Compensation management and benefits;
Employee morale and productivity;
Management of organizational climate and
Industrial relations; Human resources accounting and audit; Human resource information system; International human resource management.
4. Accounting for Managers:
Financial accounting – concept, importance and scope, generally accepted accounting principles, preparation of financial statements with special reference to analysis of a balance sheet and measurement of business income, inventory valuation and depreciation, financial statement analysis, fund flow analysis, the statement of cash flows; Management accounting – concept, need, importance and scope; Cost accounting – records and processes, cost ledger and control accounts, reconciliation and integration between financial and cost accounts; Overhead cost and control, Job and process costing, Budget and budgetary control, Performance budgeting, Zero-base budgeting, relevant costing and costing for decision-making, standard costing and variance analysis, marginal costing and absorption costing.
5. Financial Management:
Goals of finance function; Concepts of value and return; Valuation of bonds and shares; Management of working capital:
Estimation and financing; Management of cash, receivables, inventory and current liabilities; Cost of capital; Capital budget-
Employment News 31 May - 6 June 2014 ing; Financial and operating leverage;
Design of capital structure: theories and practices; Shareholder value creation: dividend policy, corporate financial policy and strategy, management of corporate distress and restructuring strategy;
Capital and money markets: institutions and instruments; Leasing, hire purchase and venture capital; Regulation of capital market; Risk and return: portfolio theory;
CAPM; APT; Financial derivatives: option, futures, swap; Recent reforms in financial sector. 6. Marketing Management:
Concept, evolution and scope; Marketing strategy formulation and components of marketing plan; Segmenting and targeting the market; Positioning and differentiating the market offering; Analyzing competition; Analyzing consumer markets;
Industrial buyer behaviour; Market research; Product strategy; Pricing strategies; Designing and managing
Marketing channels; Integrated marketing communications; Building customer satisfaction, Value and retention;
Services and non-profit marketing; Ethics in marketing; Consumer protection;
Internet marketing; Retail management;
Customer relationship management;
Concept of holistic marketing.
PAPER – II
1. Quantitative Techniques in Decision
Descriptive statistics – tabular, graphical and numerical methods, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, inferential statisticssampling distributions, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing for differences between means and proportions, inference about population variances, Chisquare and ANOVA, simple correlation and regression, time series and forecasting, decision theory, index numbers;
Linear programming – problem formulation, simplex method and graphical solution, sensitivity analysis.
Production and Operations
Fundamentals of operations management; Organizing for production;
Aggregate production planning, capacity planning, plant design: process planning, plant size and scale of operations,
Management of facilities; Line balancing;
Equipment replacement and maintenance; Production control; Supply chain management - vendor evaluation and audit; Quality management; Statistical process control, Six Sigma; Flexibility and agility in manufacturing systems; World class manufacturing; Project management concepts, R&D management,
Management of service operations; Role and importance of materials management, value analysis, make or buy decision; Inventory control, MRP; Waste management.
3. Management Information System:
Conceptual foundations of information systems; Information theory; Information resource management; Types of information systems; Systems development Overview of systems and design; System development management life-cycle,
Designing for online and distributed environments; Implementation and control of project; Trends in information technology;
Managing data resources - Organising data; DSS and RDBMS; Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP), Expert systems, e-Business architecture, eGovernance; Information systems planning, Flexibility in information systems;
User involvement; Evaluation of information systems.
4. Government Business Interface:
State participation in business, Interaction between Government, Business and different Chambers of Commerce and
Industry in India; Government’s policy with regard to Small Scale Industries;
Government clearances for establishing a new enterprise; Public Distribution
System; Government control over price and distribution; Consumer Protection Act
(CPA) and The Role of voluntary organizations in protecting consumers’ rights;
New Industrial Policy of the Government: liberalization, deregulation and privatisation;
planning system; Government policy concerning development of Backward areas/regions; The
Responsibilities of the business as well as the Government to protect the environment; Corporate Governance; Cyber
5. Strategic Management:
Business policy as a field of study; Nature and scope of strategic management,
Strategic intent, vision, objectives and policies; Process of strategic planning and implementation; Environmental analysis and internal analysis; SWOT analysis; Tools and techniques for strategic analysis - Impact matrix: The experience curve, BCG matrix, GEC mode,
Industry analysis, Concept of value chain;
Strategic profile of a firm; Framework for analysing competition; Competitive advantage of a firm; Generic competitive strategies; Growth strategies – expansion, integration and diversification;
Concept of core competence, Strategic flexibility; Reinventing strategy; Strategy and structure; Chief Executive and
Turnaround management; Management of strategic change;
Strategic alliances, Mergers and
Acquisitions; Strategy and corporate evolution in the Indian context.
6. International Business:
International Business Environment:
Changing composition of trade in goods and services; India’s Foreign Trade:
Policy and trends; Financing of
International trade; Regional Economic
Cooperation; FTAs; Internationalisation of service firms; International production;
Operation Management in International companies; International Taxation; Global competitiveness and technological developments; Global e-Business; Designing global organisa-tional structure and control; Multicultural management; Global business strategy; Global marketing strategies; Export Management; ExportImport procedures; Joint Ventures;
Foreign Investment: Foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment; Cross-border Mergers and
Acquisitions; Foreign Exchange Risk
Exposure Management; World Financial
Markets and International Banking;
External Debt Management; Country
PAPER - I
(1) Linear Algebra:
Vector spaces over R and C, linear dependence and independence, subspaces, bases, dimension; Linear transformations, rank and nullity, matrix of a linear transformation.
Algebra of Matrices; Row and column reduction, Echelon form, congruence’s and similarity; Rank of a matrix; Inverse of a matrix; Solution of system of linear equations; Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, characteristic polynomial, CayleyHamilton theorem, Symmetric, skewsymmetric, Hermitian, skew-Hermitian, orthogonal and unitary matrices and their eigenvalues. (2) Calculus:
Real numbers, functions of a real variable, limits, continuity, differentiability, mean-value theorem, Taylor’s theorem with remainders, indeterminate forms, maxima and minima, asymptotes; Curve tracing; Functions of two or three variables: limits, continuity, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, Lagrange’s method of multipliers, Jacobian.
Riemann’s definition of definite integrals;
Indefinite integrals; Infinite and improper integrals; Double and triple integrals
(evaluation techniques only); Areas, surface and volumes.
(3) Analytic Geometry:
Cartesian and polar coordinates in three dimensions, second degree equations in three variables, reduction to canonical forms, straight lines, shortest distance between two skew lines; Plane, sphere, cone, cylinder, paraboloid, ellipsoid, hyperboloid of one and two sheets and their properties.
(4) Ordinary Differential Equations:
Formulation of differential equations;
Equations of first order and first degree, integrating factor; Orthogonal trajectory;
Equations of first order but not of first degree, Clairaut’s equation, singular solution. Second and higher order linear equations with constant coefficients, complementary function, particular integral and general solution.
Second order linear equations with variable coefficients, Euler-Cauchy equation;
Determination of complete solution when one solution is known using method of variation of parameters.
Laplace and Inverse Laplace transforms and their properties; Laplace transforms of elementary functions. Application to initial value problems for 2nd order linear equations with constant coefficients.
(5) Dynamics & Statics:
Rectilinear motion, simple harmonic motion, motion in a plane, projectiles; constrained motion; Work and energy, conservation of energy; Kepler’s laws, orbits under central forces.
Equilibrium of a system of particles; Work and potential energy, friction; common catenary; Principle of virtual work;
Stability of equilibrium, equilibrium of forces in three dimensions.
(6) Vector Analysis:
Scalar and vector fields, differentiation of vector field of a scalar variable; Gradient, divergence and curl in cartesian and cylindrical coordinates; Higher order derivatives; Vector identities and vector equations. Application to geometry: Curves in space,
Curvature and torsion; Serret-Frenet’s formulae. Gauss and Stokes’ theorems, Green’s identities. PAPER - II
Groups, subgroups, cyclic groups, cosets, Lagrange’s Theorem, normal subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphism of groups, basic isomorphism theorems, permutation groups, Cayley’s theorem.
Rings, subrings and ideals, homomorphisms of rings; Integral domains, principal ideal domains, Euclidean domains and unique factorization domains; Fields, quotient fields.
(2) Real Analysis:
Real number system as an ordered field with least upper bound property;
Sequences, limit of a sequence, Cauchy sequence, completeness of real line;
Series and its convergence, absolute and conditional convergence of series of real and complex terms, rearrangement of series.
Continuity and uniform continuity of functions, properties of continuous functions on compact sets.
Riemann integral, improper integrals;
Fundamental theorems of integral calculus.
Uniform convergence, continuity, differentiability and integrability for sequences and series of functions; Partial derivatives of functions of several (two or three) variables, maxima and minima.
(3) Complex Analysis:
Analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann
43 equations, Cauchy’s theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, power series representation of an analytic function, Taylor’s series; Singularities; Laurent’s series;
Cauchy’s residue theorem; Contour integration.
(4) Linear Programming:
Linear programming problems, basic solution, basic feasible solution and optimal solution; Graphical method and simplex method of solutions; Duality.
Transportation and assignment problems.
(5) Partial differential equations:
Family of surfaces in three dimensions and formulation of partial differential equations; Solution of quasilinear partial differential equations of the first order,
Cauchy’s method of characteristics;
Linear partial differential equations of the second order with constant coefficients, canonical form; Equation of a vibrating string, heat equation, Laplace equation and their solutions.
(6) Numerical Analysis and Computer programming: Numerical methods: Solution of algebraic and transcendental equations of one variable by bisection, Regula-Falsi and
Newton-Raphson methods; solution of system of linear equations by Gaussian elimination and Gauss-Jordan (direct),
Newton’s (forward and backward) interpolation, Lagrange’s interpolation.
Numerical integration: Trapezoidal rule,
Simpson’s rules, Gaussian quadrature formula. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations: Euler and Runga Kutta-methods.
Computer Programming: Binary system;
Arithmetic and logical operations on numbers; Octal and Hexadecimal systems;
Conversion to and from decimal systems;
Algebra of binary numbers.
Elements of computer systems and concept of memory; Basic logic gates and truth tables, Boolean algebra, normal forms. Representation of unsigned integers, signed integers and reals, double precision reals and long integers.
Algorithms and flow charts for solving numerical analysis problems.
(7) Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics:
Generalized coordinates; D’ Alembert’s principle and Lagrange’s equations;
Hamilton equations; Moment of inertia;
Motion of rigid bodies in two dimensions.
Equation of continuity; Euler’s equation of motion for inviscid flow; Stream-lines, path of a particle; Potential flow; Twodimensional and axisymmetric motion;
Sources and sinks, vortex motion;
Navier-Stokes equation for a viscous fluid. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
PAPER - I
1.1 Mechanics of rigid bodies:
Equations of equilibrium in space and its application; first and second moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particles for plane motion; elementary particle dynamics.
1.2 Mechanics of deformable bodies:
Generalized Hooke’s law and its application; design problems on axial stress, shear stress and bearing stress; material properties for dynamic loading; bending shear and stresses in beams;. determination of principle stresses and strains analytical and graphical; compound and combined stresses; bi-axial stresses thin walled pressure vessel; material behaviour and design factors for dynamic load; design of circular shafts for bending and torsional load only; deflection of beam for statically determinate problems; theories of failure.
2. Engineering Materials:
Basic concepts on structure of solids;
44 common ferrous and non-ferrous materials and their applications; heat-treatment of steels; non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite materials and nano-materials.
3. Theory of Machines:
Kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms. Cams, Gears and epicyclic gear trains, flywheels, governors, balancing of rigid rotors, balancing of single and multicylinder engines, linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts.
4. Manufacturing Science:
4.1 Manufacturing Process:
Machine tool engineering – Merchant’s force analysis; Taylor’s tool life equation; conventional machining; NC and CNC machining process; jigs and fixtures.
Non-conventional machining – EDM,
ECM, ultrasonic, water jet machining etc; application of lasers and plasmas; energy rate calculations.
Forming and welding processes- standard processes.
Metrology - concept of fits and tolerances; tools and gauges; comparators; inspection of length; position; profile and surface finish.
4.2. Manufacturing Management:
System design: factory location- simple
OR models; plant layout - methods based; applications of engineering economic analysis and break- even analysis for product selection, process selection and capacity planning; predetermined time standards.
System planning; forecasting methods based on regression and decomposition, design and balancing of multi model and stochastic assembly lines; inventory management – probabilistic inventory models for order time and order quantity determination; JIT systems; strategic sourcing; managing inter plant logistics.
operations and control:
Scheduling algorithms for job shops; applications of statistical methods for product and process quality control applications of control charts for mean, range, percent defective, number of defectives and defects per unit; quality cost systems; management of resources, organizations and risks in projects.
System improvement: Implementation of systems, such as total quality management, developing and managing flexible, lean and agile organizations.
PAPER - II
1. Thermodynamics, Gas Dynamics and Turbine:
1.1 Basic concept of First –law and second law of Thermodynamics; concept of entropy and reversibility; availability and unavailability and irreversibility.
1.2 Classification and properties of fluids; incompressible and compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number and compressibility; continuity momentum and energy equations; normal and oblique shocks; one dimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in duct with frictions that transfer. 1.3 Flow through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugal flow configuration; design of fans and compressors; single problems compresses and turbine cascade; open and closed cycle gas turbines; work done in the gas turbine; reheat and regenerators.
2. Heat Transfer:
2.1 Conduction heat transfer- general conduction equation - Laplace, Poisson and Fourier equations; Fourier law of conduction; one dimensional steady state heat conduction applied to simple wall, solid and hollow cylinder & spheres.
2.2 Convection heat transfer- Newton’s law of convection; free and forces convection; heat transfer during laminar and turbulent flow of an incompressible fluid over a flat plate; concepts of Nusselt number, hydrodynamic and thermal
www.employmentnews.gov.in boundary layer their thickness; Prandtl number; analogy between heat and momentum transfer- Reynolds, Colbum,
Prandtl analogies; heat transfer during laminar and turbulent flow through horizontal tubes; free convection from horizontal and vertical plates.
2.3 Black body radiation - basic radiation laws such as Stefan-Boltzman, Planck distribution, Wein’s displacement etc.
2.4 Basic heat exchanger analysis; classification of heat exchangers.
3. I .C. Engines:
3.1 Classification, thermodynamic cycles of operation; determination of break power, indicated power, mechanical efficiency, heat balance sheet, interpretation of performance characteristics, petrol, gas and diesel engines.
3.2 Combustion in SI and CI engines, normal and abnormal combustion; effect of working parameters on knocking, reduction of knocking; Forms of combustion chamber for SI and CI engines; rating of fuels; additives; emission.
3.3 Different systems of IC enginesfuels; lubricating; cooling and transmission systems. Alternate fuels in IC engines. 4. Steam Engineering:
4.1 Steam generation- modified Rankine cycle analysis; Modern steam boilers; steam at critical and supercritical pressures; draught equipment; natural and artificial draught; boiler fuels solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Steam turbines - principle; types; compounding; impulse and reaction turbines; axial thrust.
4.2 Steam nozzles- flow of steam in convergent and divergent nozzle; pressure at throat for maximum discharge with different initial steam conditions such as wet, saturated and superheated, effect of variation of back pressure; supersaturated flow of steam in nozzles, Wilson line.
4.3 Rankine cycle with internal and external irreversibility; reheat factor; reheating and regeneration, methods of governing; back pressure and pass out turbines.
4.4 Steam power plants - combined cycle power generation; heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) fired and unfired, cogeneration plants.
5. Refrigeration and air-conditioning:
5.1 Vapour compression refrigeration cycle - cycle on p-H & T-s diagrams; ecofriendly refrigerants - R134a,123;
Systems like evaporators, condensers, compressor, expansion devices. Simple vapour absorption systems.
5.2 Psychrometry - properties; processes; charts; sensible heating and cooling; humidification and dehumidification effective temperature; air-conditioning load calculation; simple duct design.
PAPER - I
1. Human Anatomy:
Applied anatomy including blood and nerve supply of upper and lower limbs and joints of shoulder, hip and knee.
Gross anatomy, blood supply and lymphatic drainage of tongue, thyroid, mammary gland, stomach, liver, prostate, gonads and uterus.
Applied anatomy of diaphragm, perineum and inguinal region.
Clinical anatomy of kidney, urinary bladder, uterine tubes, vas deferens.
Embryology: Placenta and placental barrier. Development of heart, gut, kidney, uterus, ovary, testis and their common congenital abnormalities.
Central and peripheral autonomic nervous system : Gross and clinical anatomy of ventricles of brain, circulation of cerebrospinal fluid; Neural pathways and lesions of cutaneous sensations, hearing and vision; Cranial nerves, distribution and clinical significance; Components of autonomic nervous system.
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2. Human Physiology:
Conduction and transmission of impulse, mechanism of contraction, neuromuscular transmission, reflexes, control of equilibrium, posture and muscle tone, descending pathways, functions of cerebellum, basal ganglia, Physiology of sleep and consciousness.
Endocrine system: Mechanism of action of hormones, formation, secretion, transport, metabolism, function and regulation of secretion of pancreas and pituitary gland. Physiology of reproductive system:
Menstrual cycle, lactation, pregnancy.
Blood: Development, regulation and fate of blood cells.
Cardio-vascular, cardiac output, blood pressure, regulation of cardiovascular functions; 3. Biochemistry:
Organ function tests-liver, kidney, thyroid
Vitamins and minerals.
Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP).
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Radio - immunoassays (RIA).
Inflammation and repair, disturbances of growth and cancer, Pathogenesis and histopathology of rheumatic and ischemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus.
Differentiation between benign, malignant, primary and metastatic malignancies, Pathogenesis and histopathology of bronchogenic carcinoma, carcinoma breast, oral cancer, cancer cervix, leukemia, Etiology, pathogenesis and histopathology of - cirrhosis liver, glomerulonephritis, tuberculosis, acute osteomyelitis. 5. Microbiology:
Humoral and cell mediated immunity
Diseases caused by and laboratory diagnosis ofMeningococcus, Salmonella
Shigella, Herpes, Dengue, Polio
HIV/AIDS, Malaria, E. Histolytica,
Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus
Mechanism of action and side effects of the following drugs
and analgesics, Antibiotics, Antimalaria; Antikalaazar,Antidiabetics
General and cardiac vasodilators,
Antiviral, Antiparasitic, Antifungal,
7. Forensic Medicine and Toxicology:
Forensic examination of injuries and wounds; Examination of blood and seminal stains; poisoning, sedative overdose, hanging, drowning, burns, DNA and finger print study.
PAPER - II
1. General Medicine:
Etiology, clinical features, diagnosis and principles of management (including prevention) of: - Tetanus, Rabies, AIDS,
Etiology, clinical features, diagnosis and principles of management of:
Ischaemic heart disease, pulmonary embolism. Bronchial asthma.
effusion, tuberculosis, Malabsorption syndromes, acid peptic diseases, Viral hepatitis and cirrhosis of liver. Glomerulonerphritis and pyelonephritis, renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, renovascular hypertension, complications of diabetes mellitus, coagulation disorders, leukemia, Hypo and hyper thyrodism, meningitis and encephalitis.
Imaging in medical problems, ultrasound, echocardiogram, CT scan, MRI.
Anxiety and Depressive Psychosis and
schizophrenia and ECT.
Immunization, Baby friendly hospital, congenital cyanotic heart disease, respiratory distress syndrome, broncho pneumonias, kernicterus. IMNCI classification and management, PEM grading and management. ARI and Diarrhea of under five and their management.
Psoriasis, Allergic dermatitis, scabies, eczema, vitiligo, Stevan Johnson’s syndrome, Lichen Planus.
4. General Surgery:
Clinical features, causes, diagnosis and principles of management of cleft palate, harelip. Laryngeal tumor, oral and esophageal tumors. Peripheral arterial diseases, varicose veins, coarctation of aorta
Tumors of Thyroid, Adrenal Glands
Abscess, cancer, fibroadenoma and adenosis of breast.
Bleeding peptic ulcer, tuberculosis of bowel, ulcerative colitis, cancer stomach.
Renal mass,cancer Prostate..
Haemothorax, stones of Gall bladder,
Kidney, Ureter and Urinary Bladder.
Management of surgical conditions of
Rectum, Anus and Anal canal, Gall bladder and Bile ducts
cholecystitis, portal hypertension, liver abscess, peritonitis, carcinoma head of pancreas.
Fractures of spine, Colles’ fracture and bone tumors.
5. Obstetrics and Gynaecology including Family Planning:
Diagnosis of pregnancy.
Labour management, complications of
3rd stage, Antepartum and postpartum hemorrhage, resuscitation of the newborn, Management of abnormal lie and difficult labour, Management of small for date or premature newborn.
Diagnosis and management of anemia.
Preeclampsia and Toxaemias of pregnancy, Management of Post menopausal
Intra-uterine devices, pills, tubectomy and vasectomy. Medical termination of pregnancy including legal aspects.
Leucorrhoea, pelvic pain, infertility, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), amenorrhoea, Fibroid and prolapse of uterus.
6. Community Medicine (Preventive and Social Medicine):
Principles, methods, approach and measurements of Epidemiology
Nutrition, nutritional diseases / disorders
& Nutrition Programmes.
Health information Collection, Analysis and Presentation.
Objectives, components and critical analysis of National programmes for control/eradication of:
HIV/AIDS, STDs and Dengue
Critical appraisal of Health care delivery system. Health management and administration:
Implementation and Evaluation.
Objective, Component, Goals and Status of Reproductive and Child Health,
National Rural Health Mission and
Millennium Development Goals
Management of hospital and industrial waste. PHILOSOPHY
PAPER - I
History and Problems of Philosophy:
1. Plato and Aristotle: Ideas; Substance;
Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality.
2. Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza,
Leibniz): Cartesian Method and Certain
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Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body
Dualism; Determinism and Freedom.
3. Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume):
Theory of Knowledge; Substance and
Qualities; Self and God; Scepticism.
4. Kant: Possibility of Synthetic a priori
Judgments; Space and Time; Categories;
Ideas of Reason; Antinomies; Critique of
Proofs for the Existence of God
5. Hegel: Dialectical Method; Absolute
6. Moore, Russell and Early Wittgenstein:
Defence of Commonsense; Refutation of
Idealism; Logical Atomism; Logical
Constructions; Incomplete Symbols;
Picture Theory of Meaning; Saying and
7. Logical Positivism: Verification Theory of Meaning; Rejection of Metaphysics;
Theory of Necessary
8. Later Wittgenstein: Meaning and Use;
Language-games; Critique of Private
9. Phenomenology (Husserl): Method;
Theory of Essences; Avoidance of
10. Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Sartre,
Heidegger): Existence and Essence;
Choice, Responsibility and Authentic
Existence; Being-in-the –world and
11. Quine and Strawson: Critique of
Empiricism; Theory of Basic Particulars and Persons.
12. Cârvâka : Theory of Knowledge;
Rejection of Transcendent Entities.
13. Jainism: Theory of Reality;
Bondage and Liberation.
Schools of Buddhism:
15. Nyâya- Vaiúesika: Theory of
Categories; Theory of Appearance;
Theory of Pramâna; Self, Liberation;
God; Proofs for the Existence of God;
Theory of Causation; Atomistic Theory of
16. Sâmkhya: Prakrti; Purusa; Causation;
17. Yoga: Citta; Cittavrtti; Klesas;
18. Mimâmsâ: Theory of Knowledge
19. Schools of Vedânta: Brahman;
Îúvara; Âtman; Jiva; Jagat; Mâyâ; Avidyâ;
20. Aurobindo: Evolution, Involution;
PAPER – II
1. Social and Political Ideals: Equality,
2. Sovereignty: Austin, Bodin, Laski,
3. Individual and State: Rights; Duties and Accountability
4. Forms of Government: Monarchy;
Theocracy and Democracy.
5. Political Ideologies: Anarchism;
Marxism and Socialism
7. Crime and Punishment: Corruption,
Mass Violence, Genocide, Capital
8. Development and Social Progress.
9. Gender Discrimination: Female
Foeticide, Land and Property Rights;
10. Caste Discrimination: Gandhi and
Philosophy of Religion:
1. Notions of God: Attributes; Relation to
Man and the World. (Indian and
2. Proofs for the Existence of God and their Critique (Indian and Western).
3. Problem of Evil.
4. Soul: Immortality; Rebirth and
5. Reason, Revelation and Faith.
6. Religious Experience: Nature and
Object (Indian and Western).
7. Religion without God.
8. Religion and Morality.
9. Religious Pluralism and the Problem of
10. Nature of Religious Language:
Analogical and Symbolic; Cognitivist and
PAPER - I
1. (a) Mechanics of Particles:
Laws of motion; conservation of energy and momentum, applications to rotating frames, centripetal and Coriolis accelerations; Motion under a central force;
Conservation of angular momentum,
Kepler’s laws; Fields and potentials;
Gravitational field and potential due to spherical bodies, Gauss and Poisson equations, gravitational self-energy; Twobody problem; Reduced mass; Rutherford scattering; Centre of mass and laboratory reference frames.
(b) Mechanics of Rigid Bodies:
System of particles; Centre of mass, angular momentum, equations of motion;
Conservation theorems for energy, momentum and angular momentum;
Elastic and inelastic collisions; Rigid body; Degrees of freedom, Euler’s theorem, angular velocity, angular momentum, moments of inertia, theorems of parallel and perpendicular axes, equation of motion for rotation; Molecular rotations
(as rigid bodies); Di and tri-atomic molecules; Precessional motion; top, gyroscope.
(c) Mechanics of Continuous Media:
Elasticity, Hooke’s law and elastic constants of isotropic solids and their interrelation; Streamline (Laminar) flow, viscosity, Poiseuille’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation, Stokes’ law and applications.
(d) Special Relativity:
Michelson-Morley experiment and its implications; Lorentz transformationslength contraction, time dilation, addition of relativistic velocities, aberration and
Doppler effect, mass-energy relation, simple applications to a decay process;
Four dimensional momentum vector;
Covariance of equations of physics.
2. Waves and Optics:
Simple harmonic motion, damped oscillation, forced oscillation and resonance;
Beats; Stationary waves in a string;
Pulses and wave packets; Phase and group velocities;
Refraction from Huygens’ principle.
(b) Geometrical Optics:
Laws of reflection and refraction from
Fermat’s principle; Matrix method in paraxial optics-thin lens formula, nodal planes, system of two thin lenses, chromatic and spherical aberrations.
Interference of light-Young’s experiment,
Newton’s rings, interference by thin films,
Michelson interferometer; Multiple beam interference and Fabry-Perot interferometer.
Fraunhofer diffraction-single slit, double slit, diffraction grating, resolving power;
Diffraction by a circular aperture and the
Airy pattern; Fresnel diffraction: half-period zones and zone plates, circular aperture.
(e) Polarization and Modern Optics:
Production and detection of linearly and circularly polarized light; Double refraction, quarter wave plate; Optical activity;
Principles of fibre optics, attenuation;
Pulse dispersion in step index and parabolic index fibres; Material dispersion, single mode fibres; Lasers-Einstein A and
B coefficients; Ruby and He-Ne lasers;
Characteristics of laser light-spatial and temporal coherence; Focusing of laser beams; Three-level scheme for laser
operation; Holography and simple applications.
3. Electricity and Magnetism:
(a) Electrostatics and Magnetostatics:
Laplace and Poisson equations in electrostatics and their applications; Energy of a system of charges, multipole expansion of scalar potential; Method of images and its applications; Potential and field due to a dipole, force and torque on a dipole in an external field; Dielectrics, polarization; Solutions to boundary-value problems-conducting and dielectric spheres in a uniform electric field;
Magnetic shell, uniformly magnetized sphere; Ferromagnetic materials, hysteresis, energy loss.
(b) Current Electricity:
Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications;
Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law, Lenz’ law; Self-and mutual-inductances; Mean and r m s values in AC circuits; DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components; Series and parallel resonances; Quality factor; Principle of transformer.
(c) Electromagnetic Waves and
Displacement current and Maxwell’s equations; Wave equations in vacuum,
Poynting theorem; Vector and scalar potentials; Electromagnetic field tensor, covariance of Maxwell’s equations; Wave equations in isotropic dielectrics, reflection and refraction at the boundary of two dielectrics; Fresnel’s relations; Total internal reflection; Normal and anomalous dispersion; Rayleigh scattering; Blackbody radiation and Planck’s radiation law,
Stefan-Boltzmann law, Wien’s displacement law and Rayleigh-Jeans’ law.
4. Thermal and Statistical Physics:
Laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy; Isothermal, adiabatic, isobaric, isochoric processes and entropy changes; Otto and Diesel engines, Gibbs’ phase rule and chemical potential; van der Waals equation of state of a real gas, critical constants; Maxwell-Boltzman distribution of molecular velocities, transport phenomena, equipartition and virial theorems; Dulong-Petit, Einstein, and
Debye’s theories of specific heat of solids; Maxwell relations and applications; Clausius- Clapeyron equation;
Adiabatic demagnetisation, Joule-Kelvin effect and liquefaction of gases.
(b) Statistical Physics:
Macro and micro states, statistical distributions, Maxwell-Boltzmann, BoseEinstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions, applications to specific heat of gases and blackbody radiation; Concept of negative temperatures. PAPER - II
1. Quantum Mechanics:
Wave-particle dualitiy; Schroedinger equation and expectation values;
Uncertainty principle; Solutions of the one-dimensional Schroedinger equation for a free particle (Gaussian wave-packet), particle in a box, particle in a finite well, linear harmonic oscillator; Reflection and transmission by a step potential and by a rectangular barrier; Particle in a three dimensional box, density of states, free electron theory of metals; Angular momentum; Hydrogen atom; Spin half particles, properties of Pauli spin matrices.
2. Atomic and Molecular Physics:
Stern-Gerlach experiment, electron spin, fine structure of hydrogen atom; L-S coupling, J-J coupling; Spectroscopic notation of atomic states; Zeeman effect;
Frank-Condon principle and applications;
Elementary theory of rotational, vibratonal and electronic spectra of diatomic molecules; Raman effect and molecular structure; Laser Raman spectroscopy;
Importance of neutral hydrogen atom, molecular hydrogen and molecular hydrogen ion in astronomy; Fluorescence and Phosphorescence; Elementary theory and applications of NMR and EPR;
Elementary ideas about Lamb shift and its significance.
3. Nuclear and Particle Physics:
Basic nuclear properties-size, binding energy, angular momentum, parity, magnetic moment; Semi-empirical mass formula and applications, mass parabolas;
Ground state of deuteron, magnetic moment and non-central forces; Meson theory of nuclear forces; Salient features of nuclear forces; Shell model of the nucleus - successes and limitations;
Violation of parity in beta decay; Gamma decay and internal conversion;
Elementary ideas about Mossbauer spectroscopy; Q-value of nuclear reactions; Nuclear fission and fusion, energy production in stars; Nuclear reactors.
Classification of elementary particles and their interactions; Conservation laws;
Quark structure of hadrons; Field quanta of electroweak and strong interactions;
Elementary ideas about unification of forces; Physics of neutrinos.
4. Solid State Physics, Devices and
Crystalline and amorphous structure of matter; Different crystal systems, space groups; Methods of determination of crystal structure; X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopies;
Band theory of solids - conductors, insulators and semiconductors; Thermal properties of solids, specific heat, Debye theory; Magnetism: dia, para and ferromagnetism; Elements of superconductivity, Meissner effect, Josephson junctions and applications; Elementary ideas about high temperature superconductivity.
Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors; pn-p and n-p-n transistors; Amplifiers and oscillators; Op-amps; FET, JFET and
MOSFET; Digital electronics-Boolean identities, De Morgan’s laws, logic gates and truth tables; Simple logic circuits;
Thermistors, solar cells; Fundamentals of microprocessors and digital computers.
POLITICAL SCIENCE AND
PAPER - I
Political Theory and Indian Politics:
1. Political Theory: meaning and approaches. 2. Theories of the State: Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist. 3. Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
4. Equality: Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
5. Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights.
6. Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy – representative, participatory and deliberative. 7. Concept of power, hegemony, ideology and legitimacy.
8. Political Ideologies: Liberalism,
Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
9. Indian Political Thought : Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions;
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri
Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar,
M.N. Roy .
10. Western Political Thought: Plato,
Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke,
John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah
Indian Government and Politics:
1. Indian Nationalism:
(a) Political Strategies of India’s Freedom
Struggle: Constitutionalism to mass
Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil
Disobedience; Militant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers’ movements.
(b) Perspectives on Indian National
Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist;
Radical humanist and Dalit.
2. Making of the Indian Constitution:
Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives.
3. Salient Features of the Indian
Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive
Principles; Parliamentary System and
Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.
4. (a) Principal Organs of the Union
Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and
(b) Principal Organs of the State
Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and
5. Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati
Raj and Municipal Government; significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments;
6. Statutory Institutions/Commissions:
Election Commission, Comptroller and
Auditor General, Finance Commission,
Union Public Service Commission,
National Commission for Scheduled
Castes, National Commission for
Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights
Commission, National Commission for
Minorities, National Backward Classes
7. Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
8. Planning and Economic Development :
Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; role of planning and public sector; Green
Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalilzation and economic reforms. 9. Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian
10. Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing socio- economic profile of Legislators.
11. Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements.
PAPER – II
Comparative Politics and International
Comparative Political Analysis and
1. Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; political economy and political sociology perspectives; limitations of the comparative method.
2. State in comparative perspective:
Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and, advanced industrial and developing societies.
3. Politics of Representation and
Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.
4. Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies.
5. Approaches to the Study of
International Relations: Idealist, Realist,
Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory. 6. Key concepts in International
Relations: National interest, Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence;
Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and global-
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(a) Rise of super powers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold
War; nuclear threat;
(b) Non-aligned movement: Aims and achievements; (c) Collapse of the Soviet Union;
Unipolarity and American hegemony; relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.
8. Evolution of the International Economic
System: From Brettonwoods to WTO;
Socialist economies and the CMEA
Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order;
Globalisation of the world economy.
9. United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agenciesaims and functioning; need for UN reforms. 10. Regionalisation of World Politics: EU,
ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA.
11. Contemporary Global Concerns:
Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation.
India and the World:
1. Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.
2. India’s Contribution to the NonAlignment Movement: Different phases; current role.
3. India and South Asia:
(a) Regional Co-operation: SAARC – past performance and future prospects.
(b) South Asia as a Free Trade Area.
(c) India’s “Look East” policy.
(d) Impediments to regional co-operation: river water disputes; illegal cross-border migration; ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; border disputes.
4. India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations. 5. India and the Global Centres of Power:
USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
6. India and the UN System: Role in UN
Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent
Seat in the Security Council.
7. India and the Nuclear Question:
Changing perceptions and policy.
8. Recent developments in Indian
Foreign policy: India’s position on the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq and
West Asia, growing relations with US and
Israel; vision of a new world order.
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Foundations of Psychology
Definition of Psychology; Historical antecedents of Psychology and trends in the 21st century; Psychology and scientific methods; Psychology in relation to other social sciences and natural sciences; Application of Psychology to societal problems.
2. Methods of Psychology:
Types of research: Descriptive, evaluative, diagnostic and prognostic; Methods of Research: Survey, observation, casestudy and experiments; Characteristics of experimental design and non-experimental design, Quasi-experimental designs;
Focussed group discussions, brain storming, grounded theory approach.
3. Research Methods:
Major steps in Psychological research
(problem statement, hypothesis formulation, research designs, sampling, tools of data collection, analysis and interpretation and report writing) Fundamental versus applied research; Methods of data collection (interview, observation, questionnaire); Research designs (ex-post facto and experimental); Application of statistical technique (t - test, two way
ANOVA correlation, regression and factor
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analysis); Item response theory.
4. Development of Human Behaviour:
Growth and development; Principles of development, Role of genetic and environmental factors in determining human behaviour; Influence of cultural factors in socialization; Life span development Characteristics, development tasks, promoting psychological well-being across major stages of the life span.
Sensation: concepts of threshold, absolute and difference thresholds, signal-detection and vigilance; Factors influencing attention including set and characteristics of stimulus; Definition and concept of perception, biological factors in perception; Perceptual organization-influence of past experiences, perceptual defence-factors influencing space and depth perception, size estimation and perceptual readiness; The plasticity of perception; Extrasensory perception; Culture and perception,
Concept and theories of learning (Behaviourists, Gestaltalist and Information processing models); The Processes of extinction, discrimination and generalization; Programmed learning, probability learning, self-instructional learning, concepts; Types and the schedules of reinforcement, escape, avoidance and punishment, modeling and social learning.
Encoding and remembering; Short term memory, Long term memory, Sensory memory, Iconic memory, Echoic memory:
The Multistore model, levels of processing; Organization and Mnemonic techniques to improve memory; Theories of forgetting: decay, interference and retrieval failure: Metamemory; Amnesia:
Anterograde and retrograde.
8. Thinking and Problem Solving:
Piaget’s theory of cognitive development;
formation processes; Information processing, Reasoning and problem solving, Facilitating and hindering factors in problem solving, Methods of problem solving: Creative thinking and fostering creativity; Factors influencing decision making and judgment; Recent trends. 9. Motivation and Emotion:
Psychological and physiological basis of motivation and emotion; Measurement of motivation and emotion; Effects of motivation and emotion on behaviour;
Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation; Factors influencing intrinsic motivation; Emotional competence and the related issues.
10. Intelligence and Aptitude:
Concept of intelligence and aptitude,
Nature and theories of intelligence Spearman, Thurstone, Gullford Vernon,
Sternberg and J.P; Das; Emotional
Intelligence, Social intelligence, measurement of intelligence and aptitudes, concept of IQ, deviation IQ, constancy of
IQ; Measurement of multiple intelligence;
Fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence.
Definition and concept of personality;
Theories of personality (psychoanalytical, socio-cultural, interpersonal, developmental, humanistic, behaviouristic, trait and type approaches); Measurement of personality (projective tests, pencil-paper test); The Indian approach to personality;
Training for personality development;
Latest approaches like big 5 factor theory; The notion of self in different traditions.
12. Attitudes, Values and Interests:
Definition of attitudes, values and interests;
Components of attitudes;
Formation and maintenance of attitudes;
Measurement of attitudes, values and
interests; Theories of attitude change;
for fostering values;
Formation of stereotypes and prejudices;
Changing others behaviour; Theories of attribution; Recent trends.
13. Language and Communication:
Human language - Properties, structure and linguistic hierarchy, Language acquisition-predisposition, critical period hypothesis; Theories of language development
Skinner and Chomsky;
Process and types of communication effective communication training.
14. Issues and Perspectives in Modern
Computer application in the psychological laboratory and psychological testing;
Artificial intelligence; Psychocybernetics;
Study of consciousness-sleep-wake schedules; dreams, stimulus deprivation, meditation, hypnotic/drug induced states;
Extrasensory perception; Intersensory perception Simulation studies.
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Psychology: Issues and Applications
1. Psychological Measurement of
The nature of individual differences;
Characteristics and construction of standardized psychological tests; Types of psychological tests; Use, misuse and limitation of psychological tests; hical issues in the use of psychological tests.
2. Psychological well being and Mental
Concept of health-ill health; Positive health, well being; Causal factors in mental disorders (Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and delusional disorders; personality disorders, substance abuse disorders); Factors influencing positive health, well being, life style and quality of life; Happiness disposition.
3. Therapeutic Approaches:
Psychodynamic therapies; Behaviour therapies; Client centered therapy;
Cognitive therapies; Indigenous therapies (Yoga, Meditation); Bio-feedback therapy; Prevention and rehabilitation of the mentally ill; Fostering mental health.
Personnel selection and training; Use of psychological tests in the industry;
Training and human resource development; Theories of work motivation –
Herzberg, Maslow, Adam Equity theory,
Porter and Lawler, Vroom; Leadership and participatory management; Advertising and marketing; Stress and its management; Ergonomics; consumer psychology; Managerial effectiveness;
Transformational leadership; Sensitivity training; Power and politics in organizations.
5. Application of Psychology to
Psychological principles underlying effective teaching-learning process; Learning styles; Gifted, retarded, learning disabled and their training; Training for improving memory and better academic achievement; Personality development and value education, Educational, vocational guidance and career counseling; Use of psychological tests in educational institutions; Effective strategies in guidance programmes. 6. Community Psychology:
Definition and concept of community psychology; Use of small groups in social action; Arousing community consciousness and action for handling social problems; Group decision making and leadership for social change; Effective strategies for social change.
7. Rehabilitation Psychology:
Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programmes-role of psychologists;
Organising of services for rehabilitation of physically, mentally and socially chal-
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Rehabilitation of persons suffering from substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, criminal behaviour; Rehabilitation of victims of violence, Rehabilitation of
HIV/AIDS victims, the role of social agencies.
8. Application of Psychology to disadvantaged groups:
The concepts of disadvantaged, deprivation; Social, physical, cultural and economic consequences of disadvantaged and deprived groups; Educating and motivating the disadvantaged towards development; Relative and prolonged deprivation. 9. Psychological problems of social integration: The concept of social integration; The problem of caste, class, religion and language conflicts and prejudice; Nature and manifestation of prejudice between the in-group and out-group; Causal factors of social conflicts and prejudices;
Psychological strategies for handling the conflicts and prejudices; Measures to achieve social integration.
10. Application of Psychology in
Information Technology and Mass
The present scenario of information technology and the mass media boom and the role of psychologists; Selection and training of psychology professionals to work in the field of IT and mass media;
Distance learning through IT and mass media; Entrepreneurship through e-commerce; Multilevel marketing; Impact of
TV and fostering value through IT and mass media;
Psychological consequences of recent developments in
11. Psychology and Economic development:
Achievement motivation and economic development; Characteristics of entrepreneurial behaviour; Motivating and training people for entrepreneurship and economic development; Consumer rights and consumer awareness, Government policies for promotion of entrepreneurship among youth including women entrepreneurs.
12. Application of psychology to environment and related fields:
Environmental psychology-effects of noise, pollution and crowding; Population psychology: psychological consequences of population explosion and high population density; Motivating for small family norm; Impact of rapid scientific and technological growth on degradation of environment.
13. Application of psychology in other fields: (a) Military Psychology
Devising psychological tests for defence personnel for use in selection, Training, counseling; training psychologists to work with defence personnel in promoting positive health; Human engineering in defence. (b) Sports Psychology
Psychological interventions in improving performance of athletes and sports.
Persons participating in Individual and
(c) Media influences on pro and antisocial behaviour. (d) Psychology of terrorism.
14. Psychology of Gender:
Issues of discrimination, Management of diversity; Glass ceiling effect, Self fulfilling prophesy, Women and Indian society.
PAPER – I
Meaning, scope and significance of
Public Administration; Wilson’s vision of
Public Administration; Evolution of the
discipline and its present status; New
Public Administration; Public Choice approach; Challenges of liberalization,
Governance: concept and application;
New Public Management.
2. Administrative Thought:
Scientific Management and Scientific
Management movement; Classical
Theory; Weber’s bureaucratic model – its critique and post-Weberian Developments; Dynamic Administration
(Mary Parker Follett); Human Relations
School (Elton Mayo and others);
Functions of the Executive (C.I. Barnard);
decision-making theory; Participative Management (R. Likert, C.
Argyris, D. McGregor).
3. Administrative Behaviour:
Process and techniques of decision-making; Communication; Morale; Motivation
Theories – content, process and contemporary;
Traditional and Modern.
Theories – systems, contingency;
Structure and forms: Ministries and
Departments, Corporations, Companies,
Boards and Commissions; Ad hoc and advisory bodies; Headquarters and Field relationships; Regulatory Authorities;
Public - Private Partnerships.
5. Accountability and control:
Concepts of accountability and control;
Legislative, Executive and Judicial control over administration; Citizen and
Administration; Role of media, interest groups, voluntary organizations; Civil society; Citizen’s Charters; Right to
Information; Social audit.
6. Administrative Law:
Meaning, scope and significance; Dicey on Administrative law; Delegated legislation; Administrative Tribunals.
7. Comparative Public Administration:
Historical and sociological factors affecting administrative systems;
Administration and politics in different countries; Current status of Comparative
Public Administration; Ecology and administration; Riggsian models and their critique. 8. Development Dynamics:
Concept of development; Changing profile of development administration; ‘Antidevelopment thesis’; Bureaucracy and development; Strong state versus the market debate; Impact of liberalisation on administration in developing countries;
Women and development - the self-help group movement.
9. Personnel Administration:
Importance of human resource development; Recruitment, training, career advancement, position classification, discipline, performance appraisal, promotion, pay and service conditions; employer-employee relations, grievance redressal mechanism; Code of conduct;
10. Public Policy:
Models of policy-making and their critique; Processes of conceptualisation, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review and their limitations; State theories and public policy formulation.
11. Techniques of Administrative
Organisation and methods, Work study and work management; e-governance and information technology; Management aid tools like network analysis, MIS, PERT, CPM.
12. Financial Administration:
Monetary and fiscal policies; Public borrowings and public debt Budgets - types and forms; Budgetary process; Financial accountability; Accounts and audit.
PAPER - II
1. Evolution of Indian Administration:
Kautilya’s Arthashastra; Mughal administration; Legacy of British rule in politics and administration - Indianization of public services, revenue administration, district administration, local self-government.
2. Philosophical and Constitutional framework of government:
Salient features and value premises;
Constitutionalism; Political culture;
and democracy; Bureaucracy and development.
3. Public Sector Undertakings:
Public sector in modern India; Forms of
Public Sector Undertakings; Problems of autonomy, accountability and control;
Impact of liberalization and privatization.
Executive, Parliament, Judiciary - structure, functions, work processes; Recent trends; Intragovernmental relations;
Cabinet Secretariat; Prime Minister’s
Office; Central Secretariat; Ministries and
Departments; Boards; Commissions;
Attached offices; Field organizations.
5. Plans and Priorities:
Machinery of planning; Role, composition and functions of the
Commission and the
Development Council; ‘Indicative’ planning; Process of plan formulation at
Union and State levels; Constitutional
Amendments (1992) and decentralized planning for economic development and social justice.
Union-State administrative, legislative and financial relations; Role of the
Finance Commission; Governor; Chief
Minister; Council of Ministers; Chief
7. District Administration since
Changing role of the Collector; Unionstate-local relations; Imperatives of development management and law and order administration; District administration and democratic decentralization.
8. Civil Services:
Constitutional position; Structure, recruitment, training and capacity-building;
Good governance initiatives; Code of conduct and discipline; Staff associations;
Political rights; Grievance redressal mechanism; Civil service neutrality; Civil service activism.
9. Financial Management:
Budget as a political instrument;
Parliamentary control of public expenditure; Role of finance ministry in monetary and fiscal area; Accounting techniques;
Audit; Role of Controller General of
Accounts and Comptroller and Auditor
General of India.
10. Administrative Reforms since
Major concerns; Important Committees and Commissions; Reforms in financial management and human resource development; Problems of implementation.
11. Rural Development:
Institutions and agencies since independence; Rural development programmes: foci and strategies; Decentralization and
Panchayati Raj; 73rd Constitutional amendment. 12. Urban Local Government:
Municipal governance: main features, structures, finance and problem areas;
74th Constitutional Amendment; Globallocal debate; New localism; Development dynamics, politics and administration with special reference to city management.
13. Law and Order Administration:
Commission; Investigative agencies;
Role of central and state agencies including paramilitary forces in maintenance of law and order and countering insurgency
47 and terrorism; Criminali-sation of politics and administration; Police-public relations; Reforms in Police.
14. Significant issues in Indian
Values in public service; Regulatory
Commissions; National Human Rights
Commission; Problems of administration in coalition regimes; Citizen-administration interface; Corruption and administration; Disaster management.
PAPER - I
FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY
1. Sociology - The Discipline:
(a) Modernity and social changes in
Europe and emergence of sociology.
(b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.
(c) Sociology and common sense.
2. Sociology as Science:
(a) Science, scientific method and critique. (b) Major theoretical strands of research methodology. (c) Positivism and its critique.
(d) Fact value and objectivity.
(e) Non- positivist methodologies.
3. Research Methods and Analysis:
(a) Qualitative and quantitative methods.
(b) Techniques of data collection.
(c) Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.
4. Sociological Thinkers:
(a) Karl Marx- Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle. (b) Emile Durkheim- Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society.
(c) Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.
(d) Talcolt ParsonsSocial system, pattern variables.
(e) Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups.
(f) Mead - Self and identity.
5. Stratification and Mobility:
(a) Concepts- equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and deprivation.
(b) Theories of social stratificationStructural functionalist theory,
Marxist theory, Weberian theory.
(c) Dimensions – Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity and race.
(d) Social mobility- open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility.
6. Works and Economic Life:
(a) Social organization of work in different types of society- slave society, feudal society, industrial /capitalist society. (b) Formal and informal organization of work. (c) Labour and society.
7. Politics and Society:
(a) Sociological theories of power.
(b) Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups, and political parties.
(c) Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology.
(d) Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution.
8. Religion and Society:
(a) Sociological theories of religion.
(b) Types of religious practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, cults. (c) Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, fundamentalism.
9. Systems of Kinship:
(a) Family, household, marriage.
(b) Types and forms of family.
(c) Lineage and descent.
(d) Patriarchy and sexual division of labour. (e) Contemporary trends.
10. Social Change in Modern Society:
(a) Sociological theories of social change. (b) Development and dependency.
(c) Agents of social change.
(d) Education and social change.
(e) Science, technology and social change. PAPER - II
INDIAN SOCIETY : STRUCTURE AND CHANGE
A. Introducing Indian Society:
(i) Perspectives on the study of Indian society: (a) Indology (GS. Ghurye).
(b) Structural functionalism
(c) Marxist sociology (A R Desai).
(ii) Impact of colonial rule on Indian society :
(a) Social background of Indian nationalism.
(b) Modernization of Indian tradition.
(c) Protests and movements during the colonial period.
(d) Social reforms.
B. Social Structure:
(i) Rural and Agrarian Social Structure:
(a) The idea of Indian village and village studies. (b) Agrarian social structure - evolution of land tenure system, land reforms.
(ii) Caste System:
(a) Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas,
Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.
(b) Features of caste system.
(c) Untouchability - forms and perspectives.
(iii) Tribal communities in India:
(a) Definitional problems.
(b) Geographical spread.
(c) Colonial policies and tribes.
(d) Issues of integration and autonomy.
(iv) Social Classes in India:
(a) Agrarian class structure.
(b) Industrial class structure.
(c) Middle classes in India.
(v) Systems of Kinship in India:
(a) Lineage and descent in India.
(b) Types of kinship systems.
(c) Family and marriage in India.
(d) Household dimensions of the family.
(e) Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual division of labour.
(vi) Religion and Society:
(a) Religious communities in India.
(b) Problems of religious minorities.
C. Social Changes in India:
(i) Visions of Social Change in India:
(a) Idea of development planning and mixed economy.
(b) Constitution, law and social change.
(c) Education and social change.
(ii) Rural and Agrarian transformation in
(a) Programmes of rural development,
Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation schemes.
(b) Green revolution and social change.
(c) Changing modes of production in
Indian agriculture .
(d) Problems of rural labour, bondage, migration. (iii) Industrialization and Urbanisation in
(a) Evolution of modern industry in
(b) Growth of urban settlements in
(c) Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization.
(d) Informal sector, child labour.
(e) Slums and deprivation in urban areas. (iv) Politics and Society:
(a) Nation, democracy and citizenship.
(b) Political parties, pressure groups , social and political elite.
(c) Regionalism and decentralization of power. (d) Secularization
(v) Social Movements in Modern India:
(a) Peasants and farmers movements.
(b) Women’s movement.
(c) Backward classes & Dalit movement.
(d) Environmental movements.
(e) Ethnicity and Identity movements.
(vi) Population Dynamics:
(a) Population size, growth, composition and distribution.
(b) Components of population growth: birth, death, migration.
(c) Population policy and family planning.
(d) Emerging issues: ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health.
(vii) Challenges of Social Transformation:
(a) Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems and sustain-ability. (b) Poverty, deprivation and inequalities.
(c) Violence against women.
(d) Caste conflicts.
(e) Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism.
(f) Illiteracy and disparities in education.
PAPER - I
Sample space and events, probability measure and probability space, random variable as a measurable function, distribution function of a random variable, discrete and continuous-type random variable, probability mass function, probability density function, vector-valued random variable, marginal and conditional distributions, stochastic independence of events and of random variables, expectation and moments of a random variable, conditional expectation, convergence of a sequence of random variable in distribution, in probability, in p-th mean and almost everywhere, their criteria and inter-relations, Chebyshev’s inequality and Khintchine‘s weak law of large numbers, strong law of large numbers and
Kolmogoroff’s theorems, probability generating function, moment generating function, characteristic function, inversion theorem, Linderberg and Levy forms of central limit theorem, standard discrete and continuous probability distributions.
2. Statistical Inference:
Consistency, unbiasedness, efficiency, sufficiency, completeness, ancillary statistics, factorization theorem, exponential family of distribution and its properties, uniformly minimum variance unbiased
(UMVU) estimation, Rao-Blackwell and
Lehmann-Scheffe theorems, CramerRao inequality for single parameter.
Estimation by methods of moments, maximum likelihood, least squares, minimum chi-square and modified minimum chisquare, properties of maximum likelihood and other estimators, asymptotic efficiency, prior and posterior distributions, loss function, risk function, and minimax estimator. Bayes estimators.
Non-randomised and randomised tests, critical function, MP tests, NeymanPearson lemma, UMP tests, monotone likelihood ratio, similar and unbiased tests, UMPU tests for single parameter likelihood ratio test and its asymptotic distribution. Confidence bounds and its relation with tests.
Kolmogoroff’s test for goodness of fit and its consistency, sign test and its optimality. Wilcoxon signed-ranks test and its consistency, Kolmogorov-Smirnov twosample test, run test, Wilcoxon-Mann-
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Whitney test and median test, their consistency and asymptotic normality.
Wald’s SPRT and its properties, OC and
ASN functions for tests regarding parameters for Bernoulli, Poisson, normal and exponential distributions. Wald’s fundamental identity.
3. Linear Inference and Multivariate
Linear statistical models’, theory of least squares and analysis of variance, GaussMarkoff theory, normal equations, least squares estimates and their precision, test of significance and interval estimates based on least squares theory in oneway, two-way and three-way classified data, regression analysis, linear regression, curvilinear regression and orthogonal polynomials, multiple regression, multiple and partial correlations, estimation of variance and covariance components, multivariate normal distribution, Mahalanobis-D2 and Hotelling’s T2 statistics and their applications and properties, discriminant analysis, canonical correlations, principal component analysis.
4. Sampling Theory and Design of
An outline of fixed-population and superpopulation approaches, distinctive features of finite population sampling, probability sampling designs, simple random sampling with and without replacement, stratified random sampling, systematic sampling and its efficacy , cluster sampling, two-stage and multi-stage sampling, ratio and regression methods of estimation involving one or more auxiliary variables, two-phase sampling, probability proportional to size sampling with and without replacement, the Hansen-Hurwitz and the Horvitz-Thompson estimators, non-negative variance estimation with reference to the Horvitz-Thompson estimator, non-sampling errors.
Fixed effects model (two-way classification) random and mixed effects models
(two-way classification with equal observation per cell), CRD, RBD, LSD and their analyses, incomplete block designs, concepts of orthogonality and balance,
BIBD, missing plot technique, factorial experiments and 2n and 32, confounding in factorial experiments, split-plot and simple lattice designs, transformation of data Duncan’s multiple range test.
PAPER - II
1. Industrial Statistics:
Process and product control, general theory of control charts, different types of control charts for variables and attributes,
X, R, s, p, np and c charts, cumulative sum chart. Single, double, multiple and sequential sampling plans for attributes,
OC, ASN, AOQ and ATI curves, concepts of producer’s and consumer’s risks, AQL,
LTPD and AOQL, Sampling plans for variables, Use of Dodge-Roming tables.
Concept of reliability, failure rate and reliability functions, reliability of series and parallel systems and other simple configurations, renewal density and renewal function, Failure models: exponential,
Weibull, normal, lognormal.
Problems in life testing, censored and truncated experiments for exponential models. 2. Optimization Techniques:
Different types of models in Operations
Research, their construction and general methods of solution, simulation and
Monte-Carlo methods formulation of linear programming (LP) problem, simple
LP model and its graphical solution, the simplex procedure, the two-phase method and the M-technique with artificial variables, the duality theory of LP and its economic interpretation, sensitivity analysis, transportation and assignment problems, rectangular games, two-person zero-sum games, methods of solution
(graphical and algebraic).
Replacement of failing or deteriorating items, group and individual replacement policies, concept of scientific inventory management and analytical structure of inventory problems, simple models with deterministic and stochastic demand with and without lead time, storage models with particular reference to dam type.
Homogeneous discrete-time Markov chains, transition probability matrix, classification of states and ergodic theorems, homogeneous continuous-time Markov chains, Poisson process, elements of queuing theory, M/M/1, M/M/K, G/M/1 and M/G/1 queues.
Solution of statistical problems on computers using well-known statistical software packages like SPSS.
3. Quantitative Economics and Official
Determination of trend, seasonal and cyclical components,
method, tests for stationary series,
ARIMA models and determination of orders of autoregressive and moving average components, forecasting.
Commonly used index numbersLaspeyre’s, Paasche’s and Fisher’s ideal index numbers, chain-base index number, uses and limitations of index numbers, index number of wholesale prices, consumer prices, agricultural production and industrial production, test for index numbers - proportionality, time-reversal, factor-reversal and circular .
General linear model, ordinary least square and generalized least squares methods of estimation, problem of multicollinearity, consequences and solutions of multicollinearity, autocorrelation and its consequences, heteroscedasticity of disturbances and its testing, test for independence of disturbances, concept of structure and model for simultaneous equations, problem of identification-rank and order conditions of identifiability, twostage least square method of estimation.
Present official statistical system in India relating to population, agriculture, industrial production, trade and prices, methods of collection of official statistics, their reliability and limitations, principal publications containing such statistics, various official agencies responsible for data collection and their main functions.
4. Demography and Psychometry:
Demographic data from census, registration, NSS other surveys, their limitations and uses, definition, construction and uses of vital rates and ratios, measures of fertility, reproduction rates, morbidity rate, standardized death rate, complete and abridged life tables, construction of life tables from vital statistics and census returns, uses of life tables, logistic and other population growth curves, fitting a logistic curve, population projection, stable population, quasi-stable population, techniques in estimation of demographic parameters, standard classification by cause of death, health surveys and use of hospital statistics.
Methods of standardisation of scales and tests, Z-scores, standard scores, Tscores, percentile scores, intelligence quotient and its measurement and uses, validity and reliability of test scores and its determination, use of factor analysis and path analysis in psychometry.
PAPER – I
1. Non-chordata and Chordata:
(a) Classification and relationship of various phyla up to subclasses:
Protostomes and Deuterostomes,
Bilateria and Radiata; Status of
Protista, Parazoa, Onychophora and
(b) Protozoa: Locomotion, nutrition, reproduction, sex; General features
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and life history of Paramaecium,
Plasmodium and Leishmania.
Porifera: Skeleton, canal system and reproduction.
Cnidaria: Polymorphism, defensive structures and their mechanism; coral reefs and their formation; metagenesis; general features and life history of Obelia and Aurelia.
Platyhelminthes: Parasitic adaptation; general features and life history of Fasciola and Taenia and their pathogenic symptoms.
Nemathelminthes: General features, life history, parasitic adaptation of
Ascaris and Wuchereria.
Annelida: Coelom and metamerism; modes of life in polychaetes; general features and life history of Nereis, earthworm and leach.
Arthropoda: Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in arthropods (Prawn, cockroach and scorpion); modification of mouth parts in insects (cockroach, mosquito, housefly, honey bee and butterfly); metamorphosis in insect and its hormonal regulation, social behaviour of Apis and termites.
Feeding, respiration, locomotion, general features and life history of Lamellidens, Pila and
Sepia, torsion and detorsion in gastropods.
Echinodermata: Feeding, respiration, locomotion, larval forms, general features and life history of
Protochordata: Origin of chordates; general features and life history of
Branchiostoma and Herdmania.
Pisces: Respiration, locomotion and migration. Amphibia:
Origin of tetrapods, parental care, paedomorphosis.
Reptilia: Origin of reptiles, skull types, status of Sphenodon and crocodiles. Aves: Origin of birds, flight adaptation, migration.
Mammalia: Origin of mammals, dentition, general features of egg laying mammals, pouched-mammals, aquatic mammals and primates, endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, gonads) and their interrelationships.
Comparative functional anatomy of various systems of vertebrates
(integument and its derivatives, endoskeleton, locomotory organs, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system including heart and aortic arches, urino-geni-
tal system, brain and sense organs
(eye and ear).
(a) Biosphere: Concept of biosphere; biomes, Biogeochemical cycles,
Human induced changes in atmosphere including green house effect, ecological succession, biomes and ecotones, community ecology.
(b) Concept of ecosystem; structure and function of ecosystem, types of ecosystem, ecological succession, ecological adaptation.
(c) Population; characteristics, population dynamics, population stabilization.
(d) Biodiversity and diversity conservation of natural resources.
(e) Wildlife of India.
(f) Remote sensing for sustainable development. (g) Environmental biodegradation, pollution and its impact on biosphere and its prevention.
(a) Behaviour: Sensory filtering, reponsive-ness, sign stimuli, learning and memory, instinct, habituation, conditioning, imprinting.
(b) Role of hormones in drive; role of pheromones in alarm spreading; crypsis, predator detection, predator tactics, social hierarchies in primates, social organization in insects. (c) Orientation, navigation, homing, biological rhythms, biological clock, tidal, seasonal and circadian rhythms. (d) Methods of studying animal behaviour including sexual conflict, selfishness, kinship and altruism.
4. Economic Zoology:
(a) Apiculture, sericulture, lac culture, carp culture, pearl culture, prawn culture, vermiculture.
(b) Major infectious and communicable diseases (malaria, filaria, tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS) their vectors, pathogens and prevention.
(c) Cattle and livestock diseases, their pathogen (helminthes) and vectors
(ticks, mites, Tabanus, Stomoxys).
(d) Pests of sugar cane (Pyrilla perpusiella) oil seed (Achaea janata) and rice (Sitophilus oryzae).
(e) Transgenic animals.
(f) Medical biotechnology, human genetic disease and genetic counselling, gene therapy.
(g) Forensic biotechnology.
Designing of experiments; null hypothesis; correlation, regression, distribution and measure of central tendency, chi square, student-test,
F-test (one-way & two-way F-test).
6. Instrumentation Methods:
(a) Spectrophotometer, phase contrast and fluorescence microscopy, radioactive tracer, ultra centrifuge, gel electrophoresis, PCR, ELISA,
FISH and chromosome painting.
(b) Electron microscopy (TEM, SEM).
PAPER - II
1. Cell Biology:
(a) Structure and function of cell and its organelles (nucleus, plasma membrane, mitochondria, Golgi bodies, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, and lysosomes), cell division (mitosis and meiosis), mitotic spindle and mitotic apparatus, chromosome movements, chromosome type polytene and lambrush, organization of chromatin, heterochromatin, Cell cycle regulation.
(b) Nucleic acid topology, DNA motif,
DNA replication, transcription, RNA processing, translation, protein foldings and transport.
(a) Modern concept of gene, split gene, genetic regulation, genetic code.
(b) Sex chromosomes and their evolution, sex determination in Drosophila and man.
(c) Mendel’s laws of inheritance, recombination, linkage, multiple alleles, genetics of blood groups, pedigree analysis, hereditary diseases in man. (d) Mutations and mutagenesis.
(e) Recombinant DNA technology; plasmid, cosmid, artificial chromosomes as vectors, transgenic, DNA cloning and whole animal cloning (principles and methods).
(f) Gene regulation and expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
(g) Signal molecules, cell death, defects in signaling pathway and consequences.
(h) RFLP, RAPD and AFLP and application of RFLP in DNA finger printing, ribozyme technologies, human genome project, genomics and protomics.
(a) Theories of origin of life.
(b) Theories of evolution;
selection, role of mutations in evolution, evolutionary patterns, molecular drive, mimicry, variation, isolation and speciation.
(c) Evolution of horse, elephant and man using fossil data.
(d) Hardy-Weinberg Law.
(e) Continental drift and distribution of animals. 4. Systematics:
Zoological nomenclature, interna-
49 tional code, cladistics, molecular taxonomy and biodiversity.
(a) Structure and role of carbohydrates, fats, fatty acids and cholesterol, proteins and amino-acids, nucleic acids. Bioenergetics.
b) Glycolysis and Kreb cycle, oxidation and reduction, oxidative phosphorylation, energy conservation and release, ATP cycle, cyclic AMP – its structure and role.
(c) Hormone classification (steroid and peptide hormones), biosynthesis and functions.
(d) Enzymes: types and mechanisms of action.
(e) Vitamins and co-enzymes
(f) Immunoglobulin and immunity.
6. Physiology (with special reference to mammals):
(a) Composition and constituents of blood; blood groups and Rh factor in man, factors and mechanism of coagulation, iron metabolism, acidbase balance, thermo-regulation, anticoagulants. (b) Haemoglobin: Composition, types and role in transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
(c) Digestion and absorption: Role of salivary glands, liver, pancreas and intestinal glands.
(d) Excretion: nephron and regulation of urine formation; osmo-regulation and excretory product
(e) Muscles: Types, mechanism of contraction of skeletal muscles, effects of exercise on muscles.
(f) Neuron: nerve impulse – its conduction and synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters. (g) Vision, hearing and olfaction in man.
(h) Physiology of reproduction, puberty and menopause in human.
7. Developmental Biology:
(a) Gametogenesis; spermatogenesis, composition of semen, in vitro and in vivo capacitation of mammalian sperm, Oogenesis, totipotency; fertilization, morphogenesis and morphogen, blastogenesis, establishment of body axes formation, fate map, gestulation in frog and chick; genes in development in chick, homeotic genes, development of eye and heart, placenta in mammals.
(b) Cell lineage, cell-to cell interaction,
Genetic and induced teratogenesis, role of thyroxine in control of metamorphosis in amphibia, paedogenesis and neoteny, cell death, aging.
(c) Developmental genes in man, in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, cloning.
(d) Stem cells: Sources, types and their use in human welfare.
(e) Biogenetic law.
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