CGPSC State Service Exam Eligibility Criteria

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) State Service Exam eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Conditions:

A. Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

(B) Age:
(a) A candidate’s age limit must be between 21 to 30 years as on1st January of the year of issuance of the advertisement. Provided that for candidates domicile/permanent residents of State of Chhattisgarh, the maximum age shall be extended to 35 yrs. Provided that the State Government may vary the lower and upper age limits for any of the services included in these Rules looking to the exigencies of the services.

(b) Age Relaxation:

(1) up to a maximum of five years : if a candidate domiciled in Chhattisgarh belongs to a caste or tribe notified a scheduled caste or scheduled tribe or OBC by the Government of Chhattisgarh.

(2) up to a maximum of 3 years: If a candidate is a bonafide repatriate of Indian origin from:-
(a) Burma, who migrated to India on or after 1st June, 1963; or
(b) Srilanka, who migrated to India after 1st November, 1964; or
(c) if the Candidate is a bonafide displaced person from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and had migrated to India during the period between 1st January, 1964 and 25th March, 1971.

(3) up to a maximum of 8 years: (If the candidate repatriate or displaced person mentioned in (ii) supra belongs to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe or OBC as notified by Government of Chhattisgarh and domiciled in Chhattisgarh.

(4) up to a maximum of 5 years: if the candidate is a widow on her first appointment.

(5) up to a maximum of 2 years: if the candidate holds a Green Card in his/ her name under the Family Welfare Programme.

(6) up to a maximum of 5 years: if the candidate is a forward partner of a prize winning couple under Intercaste Marriage Scheme sponsored by the Tribal, Harijan and Backward Class Welfare Department as per GAD Memo No. C-1085-3-1, dated 3-9-1985;

(7) Up to a maximum of 5 years: if the candidate is sports person honoured with the Shaheed Rajeev pandey Award or Gundadhur Samman or Maharaja Pravirchandra Bhanjdev Samman or Rashtriya Yuva awarded as per GAD memo No- F19-2/2005/1-3 Raipur dated 01-12-2006.

(8) up to a maximum of 3 years : in the case of Defence Services personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.

(9) up to a maximum of 8 years “ if the candidate filling under category.

(10) supra belongs to the scheduled caste or the scheduled tribe or OBC.

(11) up to a maximum of 5 years : in the case of Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least five year Military Service as on 1st January Preceding date of Commencement of Examination and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within six months form the said date) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment.

(12) up to a maximum of 10 years : in case the candidate falling under category.

(13) supra belongs to the scheduled caste or the scheduled tribe or OBC.

(14) up to maximum 10 years : for women candidate: As per Rajpatra (Asadharan) date 7.2.1997, Published rule C.G. civil service (Special provision of appointment for women) Rule 1997, 10 years age relaxation will be given to women candidate.

(15) In case of the permanent/ Temporary employees of either of CG State Govt. or any undertaking of CG Govt. will be entitled the age relaxation up to 38 years.

(16) up to a maximum of 3 years: if the candidate is a retrenched Government servant, after deducting from his age the period of all temporary service previously rendered by him up to maximum of seven years.
even if it represents more than one spell.

(17) up to a maximum of 10 years: if the candidate is a handicapped and applying to the service/posts class III and must have submitted his disability certificate of not less than 40% issued by the competent authority.

(18) In accordance to general administration department’s circular no. F 1-2/2002/1/3 dated 02/06/2004. Shiksha karmies of chhattisgarh state will be granted relaxation in maximum age limit for equal number of years for which they have worked as shiksha karmi. For calculation purpose the period of more than 6 months will be treated as one year. The benefit of this relaxation can be availed only up to 45 years.

4. A candidate must be in a good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his duties as an officer of the particular service. A candidate who after such medical examination as Government or the appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe, found not to satisfy these requirements will not be appointed. Only such candidates who are likely to be considered for appointment will be medically examined.

C. Minimum Educational Qualification – A candidate must hold a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act. 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

Note -I:  Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. It will be compulsory for all candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the State Services (Main) Examination to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main -Examination.

Note -II: Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by the State Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

Minimum Standard for Height and Chest Girth:

S.No. Name of the Post Height Chest Expansion
Man With outExpansion With Expansion
1. Dy. Superintendent of Police 168 c.m 84 c.m 89 c.m. 5 c.m.
2. District Excise Officer 5’4” 31” 33”
3. Transport Sub-Inspector 165 c.m. 81.50 c.m.
4. Excise Sub-Inspector 165 c.m. 81 c.m. 85 c.cm.
5. Assistant Jailor 1.65 m. 0.80 m.

Exam Pattern Details: The combined competitive examination comprises following successive stages:

  • The State Services Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for Main Examination.
  • State Services Main Examination (written Examination and Interview) for final selection of candidates for the various categories of services and post.

1. Preliminary Examination – (Objective Type): In the Preliminary Examinations there will be 2 compulsory papers of 02 hours duration each. Both the question papers will
have objective type multiple choice questions. There will be five choices of answers for each question out of which one is to be selected.There will be negative marking for wrong answer.

First Question Paper: General Studies (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours).02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.Marks obtained=2R-W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.).

Second Question Paper: Aptitude Test (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours) 02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.Marks obtained=2R-W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.).

Minimum Qualifying Marks: In each Question paper essential qualifying marks for unreserved category will be 33%,and 23% for reserved categories and handicapped candidates.Candidates will be short listed for main examination on the basis of merit.

Mains Examination and Interview:

EXAMINATION SCHEME: 
Written Examination (Conventional Type):

 

S.No. Name of Question Paper Duration Total Remark
1.  Paper-I 3 Hours 200
Language
2.  Paper-II 3 Hours 200 Candidates should writetwo Essays 1 from

each section compulsorily

Essay
3. Paper-III 3 Hours 200
History, Constitution andPublic Administration
4.  Paper-IV 3 Hours 200
Science, Technology andEnvironment
5.  Paper-V 3 Hours 200
Economics & Geography
6. Paper-VI 3 Hours 200
Mathematics & Logical Ability
7.  Paper-VII 3 Hours 200
Philosophy & Sociology
Total Marks 1400
8. Interview/ Personality Test  150
Grand Total Marks 1500

1. Question papers for Main Examination will be of Conventional nature i.e.: Short/ Medium/ Long answers Type.

2. Candidates short listed for the Main Examination on the basis of Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) must appear for all the seven papers in Main Examination. Candidates selected for the Interview on the basis of Main Examination must appear in the Interview. Absence in any paper of Main Examination and Interview will be liable for disqualification.

3. All the question papers except first -”Language” may be answered in Hindi or English chosen by the candidates. However a candidate will not be permitted to write part of the paper in Hindi and part of it in English.

Paper II – Essay:

There will be two sections in this paper. 1. National level Problems 2. Chhattisgarh State Problems.The Candidates will be given three options in each section and will have to write on one option from each section, the problem – solution (reason, present status including data and solution).

Paper III to VII will contain the questions as given below:

Section 01:- In this section there will be 20 compulsory questions from various parts of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Each question will carry02 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 40. (Word limit for answer of each question – about 30).

Section-02:– In this section there will be 10 compulsory questions from various parts of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Each question will carry 04 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 40. (Word limit for answer of each question – about 60).

Section 03:– In this section there will be 05 compulsory questions from various parts of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Each question will carry 08 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 40. (Word limit for answer of each question – about 100).

Section 04:- In this section total 03 questions will be given from various parts of the syllabus of the paper concerned. Out of which 02 questions will have to be solved. Each question will carry 20 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 40. (Word limit for answer of each question – about 250).

Section 05:– In this section total 02 questions will be given from various parts of the syllabus of paper concerned. Out of which 01 question will have to be solved. This question will carry 40 marks. Thus the maximum marks in this section will be 40. (Word limit for answer of the question – about 500).

  • Interview/ Personality Test will be carry 150 marks.

Selection Process: The combined competitive examination comprises following successive stages:

  • The State Services Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for Main Examination.
  • State Services Main Examination (Written Examination and Interview) for final selection of candidates for the various categories of services and post.

1. Preliminary Examination – (Objective Type):

In the Preliminary Examinations there will be 2 compulsory papers of 02 hours duration each. Both the question papers will have objective type multiple choice questions, five choices of answers for each question out of which one is to be selected. There will be negative marking for wrong answer.

First Question Paper: General Studies (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours). 02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Marks obtained = 2R-W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers).

Second Question Paper: Aptitude Test (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours) 02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Marks obtained = 2R-W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.)

Minimum Qualifying Marks: In each Question paper essential qualifying marks for unreserved category will be 33%, and 23% for reserved categories and handicapped candidates.Candidates will be short listed for main examination on the basis of merit.

2. Main Examination and Interview: Written Examination (Conventional Type) Grand Total 1550 Marks.

i. Question papers for Main Examination will be of Conventional nature i.e.: Short/ Medium/ Long answers Type.

ii. Candidates short listed for the Main Examination on the basis of Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) must appear for all the seven papers in Main Examination. Candidates selected for the Interview on the basis of Main Examination must appear in the Interview. Absence in any paper of Main Examination and Interview will be liable for disqualification.

iii. Paper-I (Language), Paper-II (Essay), Paper-III (History, Constitution and Public Administration), Paper-IV (Science, Technology and Environment), Paper-V (Economics & Geography), Paper-VI (Mathematics & Logical Ability), Paper-VII (Philosophy & Sociology) each paper will be carry 200 marks (i.e. 1400 marks).

iv. Interview/ Personality Test will be carry 150 marks.

Syllabus: The question paper will be in Hindi and English both. In case of any doubt the Hindi version will prevail.

Question Paper 1: General Studies (Questions 100, Marks 200), Time: 2 hours (There shall be 50 Questions from Part-’1′ & Part-’2′ each. Each question will carry 2 marks) 02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Marks obtained = 2R – W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.)

PART- ’1′- General Studies:
1. History of India and Indian National Movement.
2. Physical, Social & Economic Geography of India.
3. Constitution of India & Polity.
4. Indian Economy.
5. General Science & Technology.
6. Indian Philosophy, Art, Literature & Culture.
7. Current Affairs & Sports.
8. Environment

PART-’2′:
General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh:
1. History of Chhattisgarh, & Contribution of Chhattisgarh in Freedom Movement.
2. Geography, Climate, Physical status, Census, Archeological and Tourist Centres of Chhattisgarh.
3. Literature, Music, Dance, Art and Culture, Idioms and Proverbs,
Puzzle/riddle (Janula), Singing (Haanaa) of Chhattisgarh.
4. Tribes, Special Traditions, Teej and Festivals of Chhattisgarh.
5. Economy, Forest and Agriculture of Chhattisgarh.
6. Administrative Structure, Local Government and Panchayatiraj of Chhattisgarh.
7. Industry in Chhattisgarh, Energy, Water and Mineral Resource of Chhattisgarh.
8. Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh.

Question Paper 2: Aptitude Test (Questions 100, Marks 200), Time: 02 hours.

02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Marks obtained = 2R – W (where R stands for number of right answers and W stands for number of wrong answers.)

1. Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
2. Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
3. Decision making and problem solving
4. General mental ability
5. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)
6. Knowledge of Hindi Language (Class X level).
7. Knowledge of Chhattisgarhi Language. Knowledge of Hindi Language and Chhattisgarhi Language will be tested in Hindi and Chhattisgarhi Language only,
without providing translation.

 

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