UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus Exam Pattern 2016

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UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus & Exam Pattern: UKPSC has announced the recruitment of Naib Tehsildar, Supply Inspector, Taxation Officer & Passengers Tax Officer Jobs in various departments of Uttarakhand Lower Subordinate Services. This is a big opportunity for all those looking for government jobs in the state of Uttarakhand.

Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can start applying for the posts from the official website of UKPSC. The Exam Date is yet to be announced by the UKPSC board. But, you must start the preparation as the UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus is out.

In this article, we will be sharing all the relevant information regarding UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus & Exam Pattern for the year 2016.

 

UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Exam Pattern 2016

The UKPSC Lower Subordinate Exam comprises of 3 stages i.e Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in all the 3 stages of UKPSC lower Subordinate exam.

Stage I: Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of one paper on the subject specified below in the table. The paper will be MCQ Objective type in nature and carry a maximum of 150 marks. The examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. It will act as a qualifying paper for Mains Examination.

Subject Maximum Marks No of Questions
General Studies & General Aptitude Test 150 150
  • The total time allotted to the exam is 2 hours.
  • The Standard of the paper will be that of a Bachelor’s Degree Level.

All those who qualify the preliminary examination will move to the next round viz. Mains exam. The marks obtained by qualified candidates in preliminary exam will not be counted for their final selection.

Stage II: Main Examination

The Main examination will consist of 2 papers i.e General Studies and Essay & Drafting. The paper will be Subjective/ Descriptive type in nature and carry a maximum of 400 marks. You need to obtain a minimum of 35% marks in paper II.

Paper Subject Maximum Marks No of Questions
Paper – I General Studies 200 20
Paper –II Essay & Drafting 200 05
  • Each question of general studies paper carries 10 marks.
  • The total time allotted for both the papers is 6 hours.
  • Marks obtained in Mains exam will be counted for the final merit list.

All those who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks move to the final round of the recruitment process i.e. Interview/ Personality test.

Stage III: Interview

Candidates who clear the mains stage have to appear for the personality test in the end. It carries a maximum of 50 marks. Candidates who are able to get the minimum qualifying marks in both mains examination and interview are selected for their desired posts.

Now, let’s switch to the section of UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus to gain insight into the syllabus for all stages of the lower subordinate exam.

 

UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus 2016

In UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus, each topic is further sub-divided into topics. You need to prepare for each of the topics with utmost dedication to clear the exam with flying colours. Have a look at the UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services syllabus for both the stages.

UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus for Prelims

The Preliminary stage of UKPSC lower subordinate services exam comprises of only one paper. But, the syllabus for it is pretty vast.

1. General Science and Knowledge of Computer Operation

General understating and application of science and Computers including matters of day to day observation and experience.

2. History of India and Indian National Movement

Questions based on broad understanding of ancient, medieval and modern India’s political, social, economic, and cultural aspects and India’s Freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.

3. Indian polity and Economy

Questions based on Indian polity, Constitution, Panchayati raj and Community development, broad features of Indian economy and planning.

4. Geography and Demography of India

Questions will be based on a broad understanding of geographical, ecological and socio-economic aspects and demography of India.

5. Current Events

Questions will be based on important Uttarakhand State, National and International current events including games.

6. History of Uttarakand

Ancient period (from earliest to 1200 AD) ; Medieval period (from 1200 to 1815 AD): Important dynasties and their achievements; Gorkha invasion and administration, British rule, Tehri State and its administration, role of Uttarakhand in the Freedom Movement of India and related eminent personalities, historical sites and monuments; movements for the formation of Uttarakhand, contribution of people of Uttarakhand in National and International fields, especially in Armed forces; different social reform movements, and different welfare programmes of Uttarakhand for SC, ST, children, minorities and women.

7. Culture of Uttarakand

Castes and tribes, religious and folk beliefs, literature and folk literature, traditions and customs, costumes and ornaments; Fairs and Festivals, food habits, art and Crafts, dances, songs, musical instruments, major tourist places, important sports, tournaments and awards, famous authors and poets of Uttarakhand and their contribution in the field of Hindi literature and folk literature, State steps taken by Uttarakhand for the development of culture.

8. Geography and Demography of Uttarakhand

Geographical Setup. Salient features of Uttarakhand Himalaya. Rivers and streams, mountains, climate, forest resources and horticulture. Major crops and crop rotation. Means of irrigation. Agricultural holdings. Natural and man-made calamities and Disaster management. Water crises and watershed management. Problems of remote areas. Environment and environmental movements. Biodiversity and its preservation. Population of Uttarakhand: Classification, density, sex ratio, literacy and out-migration.

9. Economic, Political and Administrative Background of Uttarakhand

  • Political and Administrative Background– Elected governments in Uttarakhand and their policies, different services in the State, the political and administrative systems, Panchayti raj,Community development and Co-operatives.
  • The Historical Background of the Adminstrative System in Uttarakhand– Land management system under Gorkhas rule and British rule, district land management (Thokdari, van panchayat, civil and soyam forest, Kesar-i-hind(benap land)Nazul, nayabad settlements) Modern period Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand-Kumaun land reforms, changes in land tenures and collection of land revenue after the enforcement of Zamidari Abolition Act, revenue police system.

10. Economic and Natural Resources

  • Human resources, Education system of the State and important educational institutes; forest, water, herbs, agriculture, animals, hydro electricity, minerals, tourism, industries (Small and Village), the position of utiliszation of resources.
  • Various schemes being implemented in Uttrarakhand for the eradication of poverty and unemployment and for economic development. Economic activities and their contribution in the State GDP. The priorities of development in Uttarakhand and new strategies of planning and its problems. Marketing facilities in Uttarakhand and agriculture mandis. The salient features of the budget of Uttarakhand State.

11. General Intelligence

The questions on general intelligence for General Aptitude will cover, both, verbal and non-verbal types, including questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification and arithmetical number series. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s ability to deal with abstract ideas, symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus for Mains

The UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus for mains examination covers 2 papers i.e. General Studies and Essay & Drafting. There will be 20 questions from general studies section and 5 questions from essay & drafting section. The syllabus for both is mentioned below:

1. Current events of International, National and State Importance

Coalition government system, economic liberalization, economic recession, regional extremism and separatist movements – Naxalism; Maoism and Salwa judum; national security, internal security, communal harmony, and international perspectives like- nuclear policy issues and conflicts; impact of globalization on the socio-economic conditions of developing countries and global food crisis.

2. Sports and Games

Questions based on important sports, games and tournaments, awards and personalities of the world, India and Uttarakhand will be asked.

3. History of India

History of India will cover a broad understanding of ancient, medieval and modern India’s political, socio-economic and cultural aspects; Indian freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence.

4. Elementary Knowledge of Indian Constitution

Questions will be set on Indian Constitution as may be expected from an educated person who has not made a special study of the Constitution. RTI, Right to education, Intellectual property right and Consumer protection rights. Different Welfare programmes and Acts passed for the weaker and minority sections of society and different National and State Commissions for their upliftment.

5. Indian polity and Economy

The questions will cover Indian polity, Panchayati raj and Community development, broad features of Indian economy and planning.

6. Geography of India and Demography

It will include questions on broad understanding of geographical, ecological, socio-economic and demographic aspects of India.

7. General Science and Environment

Questions on General science and environment will cover general understanding and application of science, including matters of day to day observation and experience, as may be expected from an educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline, global environmental problems and solutions, nutritional requirements for human growth, application of genetic engineering in human welfare; diseases of cattle, birds, plants and their prevention.

8. Indian Agriculture

Questions will cover the general awareness of candidates in respect of crops, white, yellow and green revolutions, agricultural production and its contribution to rural economy, SEZ, use of Nano and bio-technologies in the field of agriculture, problems of Indian farmers, and land reforms.

9. Science and Technology

Questions will be based on candidate’s awareness of the development in the field of science and technology, information technology, space technology, electronic media, basic knowledge of computers and cyber crimes.

10. History of Uttarakand

Historical background of Uttarakhand: Ancient period (from earliest to 1200 AD) ; Medieval period (from 1200 to 1815 AD): Important dynasties and their achievements; Gorkha invasion and administration, British rule, Tehri State and its administration, role of Uttarakhand in the Freedom movement of India and related eminent personalities, historical sites and monuments; movement for the formation of Uttarakhand, contribution of people of Uttarakhand in national and international fields, especially in Armed forces; different social reform movements, and different welfare programmes of Uttarakhand for SC, ST, children, minorities and women.

11. Culture of Uttarakand 

Castes and tribes, religious and folk beliefs, literature and folk literature, traditions and customs, costumes and ornaments; Fairs and Festivals, food habits, Art and Crafts, dances, songs, musical instruments, major tourist places, important sports, tournaments and awards, famous authors and poets of the Uttarakhand and their contribution in the field of Hindi literature and folk literature, State steps taken by Uttarakhand for the development of culture.

12. Geography and Demography of Uttarakhand

Geographical Setup. Salient features of Uttarakhand Himalaya. Rivers and streams, mountains, climate, forest resources and horticulture. Major crops and crop rotation. Means of irrigation. Agricultural holdings. Natural and man made calamities and Disaster management. Water crises and watershed management. Problems of remote areas. Environment and environmental movements. Biodiversity and its preservation. Population of Uttarakhand: Classification, density, sex ratio, literacy and out-migration.

13. Economic, Political and Administrative Background of Uttarakhand

  • Political and Administrative Background- Elected governments in Uttarakhand and their policies, different services in the State, the political and administrative systems, Panchayti raj,Community development and Co-operatives.
  • The Historical Background of the Adminstrative System in Uttarakhand- Land management system under Gorkhas rule and British rule, district land management (Thokdari, van panchayat, civil and soyam forest, Kesar-i-hind(benap land)Nazul, nayabad settlements) Modern period- Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand-Kumaun land reforms, change in land tenures and collection of land revenue after the enforcement of Zamidari Abolition Act, revenue police system.
  • Economic background- Indo-Tibetan trade from border districts, the present position, local agriculture and animal husbandry, the uneconomic condition of land holdings and need for consoldation of holdings, Begar and Dadwar systems.

14. Economic and Natural Resoures 

  • Human resources, Education system of the State and important educational institutes; forest, water, herbs, agriculture, animals, hydro electricity, minerals, tourism, industries (Small and Village) the position of utiliszation of resources.
  • Various schemes implemented in Uttrarakhand for the eradication of poverty and unemployment and for economic development. Economic activities and their contribution in the State GDP. The priorites of development in Uttarakhand and new strategies of planning and problems. Marketing facilities in Uttarakhand and agriculture mandis. The salient features of the budget of Uttarakhand State.

15. Statistical Analysis, Graphs and Diagrams

Questions will be based on candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical and diagrammatical form and to interpret them.

We hope this article provides you with useful information regarding UKPSC Lower Subordinate Services Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2016.

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