The selection process consists of a written exam followed by skill tests. The merit is based on the marks secured in the written exam and the skill test is of qualifying nature only.

Written Exam Pattern

Part Subject Questions Marks
I General Intelligence 50 50
II English Language 50 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
IV General Awareness 50 50

Written exam consists of Objective Type Multiple choice questions only. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

General Intelligence Syllabus

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic/Number Analogy
  3. Figural Analogy
  4. Semantic Classification
  5. Symbolic/Number Classification
  6. Figural Classification
  7. Semantic Series
  8. Number Series
  9. Figural Series
  10. Problem Solving
  11. Word Building
  12. Coding and de-coding
  13. Numerical operations
  14. Symbolic operations
  15. Trends
  16. Space Orientation
  17. Venn Diagrams
  18. Drawing inferences
  19. Punched hole/pattern - folding & unfolding
  20. Figural Pattern - folding and completion
  21. Embedded figures
  22. Critical Thinking
  23. Emotional Intelligence
  24. Social Intelligence
  25. Other sub-topics

English Language

  1. Spot the Error
  2. Fill in the Blanks
  3. Synonyms/Homonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  6. Idioms & Phrases
  7. One word substitution
  8. Improvement of Sentences
  9. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  11. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  12. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  13. Cloze Passage
  14. Comprehension Passage

Quantitative Aptitude

Arithmetic

Number Systems:

  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations:

  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work

Algebra

Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for (a+b)2, (a-b)2, (a+b)3, (a-b)3, a3-b3, a3+b3, a2-b2; if a+b+c=0, then a3+b3+c3=3abc, etc. and Elementary surds (simple problems)

Graphs of Linear Equations

Geometry

Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:

  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocenter, Circumcentre
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration

  • Triangle, Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere, Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base

Triginometry

  • Trigonometry (for acute angles θ with 0≤θ≤90)
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities like sin2θ + Cos2θ = 1, etc.

Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)

Statistical Charts

Use of Tables and Graphs:

  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar-diagram
  • Pie-chart

General Awareness

Questions are designed to test your general awareness of the environment around you and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Skill Test For DEO

In the DEO skill test, you are given printed passage in English containing 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions which you have to enter in the computer within 15 minutes. You are judged based on how many correct entries of the key depressions you made.

This test is of qualifying nature only. You just have to reach the threshold level of 8,000 Key Depressions per hour i.e. in 15 minutes, you have to make 2,000 correct key depressions.

Typing Test For LDC

You can take the test either in Hindi or in English. You are given a text passage, which you have to enter correctly in 10 minutes. The speed is judged based on how many words you could correctly type on the computer. 

This test is qualifying nature only. You just have to reach the threshold level of 35 words per minute for English (10500 key depressions/hour) or 30 words per minute for Hindi (9000 key depressions/hour).