The questions will be designed to test the ability of
appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the
test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and
relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots,
Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and
Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School
Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various
kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords,
tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more
circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right
Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular
Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base,
Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities,
Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar
diagram & Pie chart
Paper-II : English Language & Comprehension
Questions in this components will be designed to test
the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be
based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms,
spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution,
improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into
direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences
in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.
Paper-III : Statistics for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), Ministry of
Statistics & Programme Implementation
Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical
Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of
data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of
frequency distributions. Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of
central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles,
percentiles. Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range,
quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative
dispersion. Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and
their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of
skewness and kurtosis.
Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple
correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation;
Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial
correlation (For three variables only).
Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different
definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability;
Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random
variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable;
Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential
distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample;
Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and
non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified
sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic
sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling
distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
Statistical Inference - Point estimation and interval
estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments
method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis,
Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z,
t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals. Analysis of Variance -
Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
Time Series Analysis - Components of time series,
Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal
variation by different methods.
Index Numbers - Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in
the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae,
Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses
of Index Numbers.
NOTE- I: (i) The Commission will have full discretion
to fix separate minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers in Tier II and in
the aggregate of all the papers separately for each category of candidates (viz.
SC/ST/OBC/ including minority sub-quota /PH/ExS/General (UR) ). Only those
candidates who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be
eligible to be considered for being called for Interview and/or Skill Test.
(ii) There will be different set of Questions for
Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates in Paper-I-Quantitative Ability, which
shall not have any component of Map/Graphs/Statistical Data/
Diagrams/Figures/Geometrical problems/Pie-chart etc. However, components of
other papers will be the same as that for general candidates.
In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to
introduce a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper
will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium.
The details may be read as under:
Mode of Examination
Scheme of Examination
Pen and Paper mode
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter
/Application Writing etc
Total marks 100
For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
Same as published in the Notice of Examination
Same as published in the Notice of Examination
The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II
and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e.
Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.
Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the
notice of examination
Questions in Paper-I will be
of 10th standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation