Govt Exam

syllabus

**Part A: Finance and Accounts-(80 marks):**

Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting:

Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

**Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)**

Comptroller & Auditor General of India - Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility.

Finance Commission - Role and functions.

Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics, Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.

Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity; Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply.

Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production; Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale.

Forms of Market and price determination in different markets: Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets.

Indian Economy:

Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth;

National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income.

Population- Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth.

Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment.

Infrastructure- Energy, Transportation, Communication.

Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.

Money and Banking:

Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks.

Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments.

Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).

Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.

Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).

Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size decisions.

Statistical Inference - Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

Index Numbers - Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

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 Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, 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, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2๐ + Cos2๐=1 etc.,

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy

Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification,

Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series

Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding

Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization,

Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern- folding & un-folding

Figural Pattern-folding and completion

Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification

Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence

**Tier-I:**

**Time allotted:** 1 hr

Name of Test |
No. Of Questions |
Maximum Marks |

General Intelligence and Reasoning | 25 | 50 |

General Awareness | 25 | 50 |

Quantitative Aptitude | 25 | 50 |

English Comprehension | 25 | 50 |

Total |
100 |
200 |

**Tier-II**

**Time allotted:** 2 hr

Name of Test |
No. Of Questions |
Maximum Marks |

Paper-I Quantitative Abilities | 100 | 200 |

Paper-II English Language and Comprehension | 200 | 200 |

Paper-III Statistics | 100 | 200 |

Paper-IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) | 100 | 200 |

- Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions
- In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer
- In Tier-II, there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer in Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension) and of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I, Paper-III and Paper-IV.
- Paper-III of Tier-II will be for only those candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)
- In Tier-II, Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

**Tier-III**

Mode of Exam |
Scheme of Exam |
Maximum Marks |
Duration |

Pen and Paper | Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.) |
100 | 1 hr |

**Tier-IV**

Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable).

**Nationality/Citizenship**

A candidate must be either:

(i ) a citizen of India, or

(ii) subject of Nepal, or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan, or

(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India

**Essential Educational Qualifications**

**Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer**

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.

Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

**Junior Statistical Officer**

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level

Or

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

**All other Posts**

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

**Note:** The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply

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