Paper 1 [English], Marks: 150 ,Time – 3 Hours
Candidates will be required to answer questions designed to test their understanding of English and workmen like the use of words. Some of the questions will be devised to test also their reasoning power, their capacity to perceive implications their ability to distinguish between the important and the less important and to write an essay. The passage will usually be set for a summary or précis. Credit will be given for concise the effective expression.
Paper 2 [Hindi], Marks: 150, Time – 3 Hours
i) Translation of an English passage into Hindi.
ii) Explanation of Hindi passage in Prose and Poetry in the same language.
iii) Composition (Essay, Idioms, Correction, etc)
Paper 3 [General Knowledge ], Marks: 200 ,Time – 3 Hours
- History, geography, and socio-economic development of Himachal Pradesh.
- Knowledge of current events of National and International importance and of such matter of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.
- The paper will also include questions on Modern History (From 1857 onwards) of India, Indian culture, Indian polity, Indian Economy and Geography of India of such nature as candidates should be able to answer without special study and question on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
Note: No candidate would be considered to have qualified the Written test unless he obtains 40% marks in aggregate in all papers and at least 35% marks in each paper.