Syllabus for SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT @ Deshbandhu College

Scheme of Examination for Direct Recruitment for the post of SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

The following shall be the scheme of examination, components of written test and its syllabus for the post of SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT at Deshbandhu College.

Scheme of Examination:


Paper -I (MCQ)

Test of General Computer Science and awareness (Level-Post graduate)

Time: 2 hrs.* Max. Marks: 300 marks (150 questions)
Paper – II

Subject specific Computer laboratory based practical questions

Time: 3 hrs.* Max. Marks: 150 marks
Skill Test

Skills pertaining to subject matter of the concerned post would be assessed through a skill test to be conducted by the concerned department under the direct supervision of HOD/Dean of concerned Faculty/Principal of College. The skill test shall be conducted in a manner which will elicit the ability of the candidate in handling various scientific/ humanities experiments/tests, as the case may be in a typical laboratory setup of the concerned department. This skill test is aimed to check the practical knowledge of the candidate in terms of various Do’s and Don’ts in a laboratory related to various hazards, precautions etc.

Time: 1 hr The test will be of 50 marks. To qualify, the candidate should obtain 30 marks. This will, however, be only qualifying in nature.

Total Marks (300+150) 450 marks

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

Paper – I

DURATION: 2 hours

(i) General Computer science# 60 120
(ii) General awareness 20 40
(iii) Reasoning ability 20 40
(iv) Mathematical ability 30 60
(v) Test of Language English or Hindi 20 40
TOTAL 150 300

Detailed Syllabus for Paper I:

(i) General Computer science: Questions will be designed to test the knowledge of Computer science, laboratory equipment and lab practice. The questions may be from all the spheres of science, however, emphasis would be on the field of science pertaining to the department for which the candidate is being assessed. In case of appointment in departments under the Faculty of Arts/Social Sciences/Mathematical Sciences questions pertaining to the subject matter of the concerned department may also be included. (#The candidate has to secure 50% marks in section (i) of this paper, 5% relaxation will be provided for SC/ST/OBC/PwD)

(ii) 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 her neighboring countries, especially pertaining to History, Indian Polity & Constitution, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, General Policy, Science & Scientific Research, National/International Organizations /Institutions, events etc.

(iii) Reasoning ability: The syllabus of General Intelligence 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.

(iv) Mathematical ability: The test of Arithmetical and Numerical Ability 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.

(v) Test of Language English or Test of Language 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:

Subject specific laboratory based practical questions. The paper will cover the following areas:

Section 1 – MCQ: 100 marks (50 questions)
Subject specific laboratory based  practical questions

Section 2 – Descriptive: 50 marks (5 questions)
Knowledge of Computers with special reference to knowledge of word processing, data analysis packages

Skill Test:

The skill test shall be qualifying in nature and no additional credits for the same shall be allocated. This skill test is aimed to check the practical knowledge of the candidate in terms of various Do’s and Don’ts in a laboratory related to various hazards, precautions etc.

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