“what is the paper pattern for PSUs ?
what is the syllabus for PSUs ?
You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”
PSU Syllabus & Paper Pattern – Nowadays many PSUs are recruiting through GATE score but still there are many PSUs & Govt. Organizations which are conducting their own exam for selecting Executive Trainees / Graduate Trainees / Management Trainees / Junior Engineer / Senior Engineer etc. at primary level such as DMRC, BEL, SAIL, BSNL, DRDO, ISRO, SSC, Indian Railways & many more. Their selection process generally consists of two stages written examination and then personal interview and/or group discussion.
Normally PSUs doesn’t reveal a particular syllabus and paper pattern for examinations. So candidates always be in confusion about paper pattern & syllabus for each exam they face. In order to keep this thing in mind we created this post. Here we will provide a general idea about paper pattern & syllabus for almost all PSUs exam preparation.
- 1 Written Examination
- 2 1. Paper Structure
- 3 [box type=”note” align=”” class=”” width=””]Candidates keep this in mind that Paper Structure of PSUs will be different for different-different PSUs. Depends upon their own criteria defined for a particular post.[/box]
- 4 2. Exam dates
- 5 3. Paper Pattern
- 6 Common Syllabus for Written Examination of PSUs
- 7 1. Technical Knowledge
- 8 2. General English
- 9 3. General Aptitude & Reasoning
- 10 4. General Knowledge & Current Affairs
- 11 PSUs Total Information & Guidance
|(1)||Total Number of Questions||100-200|
|(2)||Total Number of Technical Questions||80/120 (average)|
|(3)||Total Number of Non-Technical Questions||40/120 (average)|
|(4)||Time Allowed||2-3 hours|
|(7)||Type of Examination||online/offline type|
|(8)||Type of Questions||objective type (generally)|
[box type=”note” align=”” class=”” width=””]Candidates keep this in mind that Paper Structure of PSUs will be different for different-different PSUs. Depends upon their own criteria defined for a particular post.[/box]
During off-line examination each candidate have an OMR sheet along with question paper. Candidate have to fill circles in OMR sheet using boll point pen against each question which have four options (a, b, c & d) and only one of the given options is correct. For every correct answer candidate will be awarded with 1 mark (generally) and for each wrong answer 0 to 0.33 marks (generally) would be deducted from total marks scored by the candidate. Candidates are therefore advised to ensure adequate care before answering any question and also before filling any circle in OMR sheet.
Exam dates for PSUs which are not recruiting through GATE are throughout the year but generally occurs in the month of May to September because PSUs want to include final year candidates too in their selection process. So this period is best for including final year students because their final exams just finished and they can apply to such vacancies and prepare for them.
Written examination of the PSUs which are not recruiting through GATE generally consists of the following sections :
|(3)||General Aptitude & Reasoning|
|(4)||General Knowledge & Current Affairs|
Syllabus for Technical Knowledge section generally followed by PSUs is the syllabus of either IES or GATE. So here we are requesting all aspirants which are preparing for PSUs follow IES syllabus for branches Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Electronics & Communication Engineering.
Must Check : IES 2019 Paper Pattern & Syllabus
Candidates should follow either IES exam syllabus or follow GATE exam syllabus. These two exams are the most popular exams so generally question paper designer follow the syllabus of these two exams for engineering level examinations.
Must Check : GATE 2019 Paper Pattern & Syllabus[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]Covering complete syllabus of IES and/or GATE is more than sufficient for your selection in any PSU / Govt. Organization.[/box]
90% of the technical question asked in PSU examinations would be of basic in nature. So we are suggesting all aspirants preparing for any PSU or State / National level examination for both Diplomas in engineering and Degree in engineering level must first prepare basis of each subject. Most of the questions asked in examination are directly based on formula and basic definitions. Candidates may either follow their classroom notes / any coaching study material / self prepared notes but always try to summarize them so that you can revise quickly during last time of preparation. However PSUs asked basic questions but sometime you may face unpredictable questions. Don’t bother with them much, no one is going to solve 100% question of the paper. Instead of wasting your precise time during examination in such questions invest your time in other questions which you can solve easily and quickly.
[box type=”note” align=”” class=”” width=””]Syllabus for a particular PSU may differ from other PSU but the main theme of the syllabus would be same for a particular Branch of engineering.[/box]
Here in below table we are listing few topics of General English which are generally asked in the technical examinations :
|(1)||Active & Passive Voice|
|(2)||Direct & Indirect Speech|
|(7)||Idioms & Phrases|
|(8)||One Word Substitution|
Reference Books for General English :
Here in below table we are listing few topics of General Aptitude & Reasoning which are generally asked in the technical examinations :
|(4)||Profit & Loss|
|(5)||Ratio & Proportion|
|(6)||Time & Work|
|(7)||Time & Distance|
|(8)||Simple & Compound Interest|
|(9)||Area & Volume|
Reference Books for General Aptitude :
Reference Books for General Reasoning :
Here in below table we are listing few topics of General Knowledge & Current Affairs which are generally asked in the technical examinations :
Reference Books for General Knowledge :
|(1)||Persons in News|
|(3)||Games & Events|
|(4)||Awards & Honours|
|(5)||Books & Authors|
|(6)||Science & Technology|
|(7)||Defence & Security|
Reference Books for Current Affairs :
For Current Affairs you may follow Pratiyogita Darpan like monthly magazine.
Reference Books for Technical Knowledge : Click Here
[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]Prepare Non-Technical section on regular basis. This section will play an important role in your selection in any PSU / Govt. Organization. [/box]
This post is specially designed for those candidates who don’t have any idea about paper pattern and syllabus of any PSU / Govt. Organization. This post will provide them some guidance about how to start preparation & what to prepare.
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