Syllabus: First paper of #adhikrit(Officer) PSC 3rd level!

What is this administrative Aptitude Test and what does it includes?
Administrative Aptitude Test” This includes three section. Here is the full details of syllabus for first paper: Paper I: -Administrative Aptitude Test Part (A)

  1. General Awareness 50 × 1= 50 Marks

1.1 Geography – physical, social and economic geography of Nepal and the World

1.2 History, Culture and Social System

1.2.1 Major historical events of the World

1.2.2 Political, economical and socio-cultural aspects of ancient, medieval and modern Nepalese history

1.2.3 People’s Movements for democracy in Nepal

1.2.4 Prevalent religions, culture, ethnicity, languages, literature and art of Nepal

1.3 Polity and Governance – constitution, political system, right based issues and evolution of the Nepalese Administrative System

1.4 Economic Development

1.4.1 Infrastructure development in Nepal (agriculture, industry, trade, tourism, transportation, communication, education, health and electricity)

1.4.2 The Nepalese economic issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

1.4.3 Nepal’s economic interaction with the World

1.5 General Issues on sustainable development, environmental ecology, ecological preservation, bio-diversity, climate change, demography, urbanization, settlement, pollution, conservation of natural resources and national heritage

1.6 Science and Technology

1.6.1 Major scientific discoveries and inventions, famous scientists and their contributions

1.6.2 Impact of science & technology in human life and society

1.6.3 General information on evolution, heredity, health and diseases

1.7 International Affairs and International Institutions

1.7.1 Nepal’s relations with the SAARC member countries and other countries such as China, United States of America, United Kingdom, Russia, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan

1.7.2 UN System, multilateral arrangements and Nepal

1.8 Major Events and Current Affairs of National and International Importance; such as political, social, cultural, economic, scientific, sports, books, prizes/rewards, arts, literature and music as well as noted personalities and think Marks

Part (B)

  1. Aptitude Test 30 × 1 = 30 Marks

2.1 Verbal reasoning such as series, analogy, classification, coding-decoding, insert the missing character, common property, matrices, direction and distance sense test, ranking order, assertion and reason, induction, deduction, courses of action, etc 6 × 1 = 6 Marks

2.2 Non-verbal reasoning such as series, analogy, classification, Venn diagrams, matrices, construction of squares and triangles, and figure formation and analysis, dot situation, water images, mirror images, embedded figures, etc. 6 × 1 = 6 Marks

2.3 Quantitative aptitude such as arithmetical reasoning / operation, percentage, fraction, decimal, ratio, average, loss, profit, date/calendar, time and work, etc. 6 × 1 = 6 Marks

2.4 General mental ability, logical reasoning and analytical ability 6 × 1 = 6 Marks

2.5 Data interpretation – charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency 6 × 1 = 6 Marks

Part (C)

  1. English Language Competence Test 20 × 1 = 20 Marks

3.1 Comprehension: 5 × 1= 5 Marks

Questions will be asked based on the passage given. The questions will try to accommodate the following areas:

– Fact finding, Inferential, Core theme, True/false identification, Issues raised and Language based

3.2 Vocabulary: 7 × 1 = 7 Marks

Questions will be asked to assess their grasp on the English language vocabulary. The questions will be of the following nature:

– Meaning of the words (literal /figurative/contextual), Single word for expressions, Synonyms/antonyms, Derivatives and Homonyms/homophones

3.3 Syntactic ability: 8 × 1 = 8 Marks

Questions will be asked to assess the syntactic ability of the candidates. The questions will be based on the following categories:

– Agreement, Tense aspect, Parallel structures, Clauses, Modifier, Conditionals, Phrasal expressions, Shifts (tense, number, person), Transformations, Varieties, Prepositions / conjunctions and Parts of speech

Note:- This above English Language Competence Test syllabus is devised for assessing the proficiency of the English language of candidates. With the view to assess the candidates‘language competence, the syllabus aims:

  • to test the understanding of their language to map the range of their vocabulary,
  •  to examine their syntactic ability.

The nature and standard of questions in English Language Competence Test will be such that an educated Class XII level person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.




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