Syllabus Assistant Recruitment @ Deshbandhu College

Scheme of Examination for Direct Recruitment to the post of Assistant

The following shall be the scheme of Examination, components of written test and its syllabus for recruitment to the post of Assistant by direct recruitment.

Scheme of the Examination:

Written Test
Type of Examination Time: Max. marks allowed:
Paper-I MCQ Type 2 hours* 300 marks (150 questions)
Paper-II Descriptive Type 3 hours* 150
Total Marks 450

* 15 minutes extra per hour would be given to Visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy candidates.

Test components:

Paper-I: DURATION: 2 hours

(i) General awareness 30 60
(ii) Reasoning ability 40 80
(iii) Mathematical ability 40 80
(iv) Test of Language English or Hindi 40 80
TOTAL 150 300

Paper-II: DURATION: 2 hours
TEST COMPONENTS: Descriptive Type
TOTAL Marks: 150


Paper – I:

(i) General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s General Awareness of the environment and its relevance to the society. The questions will also be designed to test knowledge of the current events and of such matters of everyday observation as may be expected of an educated person. The test will include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries, especially pertaining to History, Indian Polity & Constitution, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, General Policy, Science & Scientific Research, National/International Organizations /Institutions, events etc.

(ii) Reasoning Ability: The syllabus includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. Test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc.

(iii) Mathematical Ability: The test will cover Number System including questions on Simplification, Decimals, Fractions, L.C.M., H.C.F., Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Simple & Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Tables & Graphs, etc.

(iv) Test of English or Hindi: In addition to the testing of candidate’s understanding of the English or Hindi Languages, its Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms and its correct usage etc. would also be tested.

Paper – II:

Descriptive Type: The questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s knowledge and awareness about the subjects detailed below:


Topic Marks allocated
Basic knowledge of the Constitution of India and working of its political system 30 marks (3 questions x 10 marks) Each question to be answered in 100 words
Basic knowledge of the administration in institutions of Higher Education 20 marks (2 questions x 10 marks) Each question to be answered in 100 words
Knowledge and application of Office Procedures, Rules & Regulations 30 marks (3 questions x 10 marks) Each question to be answered in 100 words
English/Hindi with special reference to skill in noting/drafting 20 marks (2 questions x 10 marks) Each question to be answered in 100 words
Situation Test essay, where the candidate’s reaction would be sought on a given situation test case 25 marks (200 words)
Knowledge of Computers with special reference to knowledge of word processing, data analysis Packages 25 marks


Deshbandhu College, established in 1952, shares a building and some facilities with Ramanujan College as of 2016. Each is a separate constituent college of the University of Delhi in India, in Kalkaji, near Nehru Place, New Delhi.

Address: Kalkaji Main Rd, Block H, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019

Affiliation: University of Delhi
Founded: 1952
Motto: “कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते”

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