(A) SCHEME OF THE COMMON SCREENING TEST (CST) AND SYLLABUS
The CST will consist of one objective type paper as shown below :
Part

Subject

Maximum Marks

Total Duration /Timing

Total Duration/Timing for Visually candidates
compensatory time.

Handicapped including

I

General Intelligence

50

2 Hours

2 Hours 40 mins


(50 questions)

10.00
A.M. To 12.00 Noon

10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM


II

English Language

50


(Basic Knowledge) ( 50 questions )


III

Quantitative Aptitude

50


(Basic Arithmetic
Skill)


(50 questions)


IV

General Awareness (50
questions)

50

NOTEI : The Paper will consist of Objective Type Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for PartI, III & IV.
NOTEII: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
SYLLABUS
General Intelligence:
1

Semantic Analogy

14

Symbolic operations

2

Symbolic/Number Analogy

15

Trends

3

Figural Analogy

16

Space Orientation

4

Semantic Classification

17

Venn Diagrams

5

Symbolic/Number Classification

18

Drawing inferences

6

Figural Classification

19

Punched hole/patternfolding & unfolding

7

Semantic Series

20

Figural Pattern – folding and completion

8

Number Series

21

Embedded figures

9

Figural Series

22

Critical Thinking

10

Problem Solving

23

Emotional Intelligence

11

Word Building

24

Social Intelligence

12

Coding and decoding

25

Other subtopics, if any

13

Numerical operations

English Language :
1

Spot the Error

2

Fill in the Blanks

3

Synonyms/Homonyms

4

Antonyms

5

Spellings/Detecting Misspelt words

6

Idioms & Phrases

7

One word substitution

8

Improvement of Sentences

9

Active/Passive Voice of Verbs

10

Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration

Quantitative Aptitude:
ARITHMETIC
C.1.1 Number Systems:
Computation of Whole Number
Decimal and Fractions
Relationship between numbers
C.1.2 Fundamental arithmetical operations:
Percentages
Ratio and Proportion
Square roots
Averages
Interest (Simple and Compound)
Profit and Loss
Discount
Partnership Business
Mixture and Alligation
Time and distance
Time and work
ALGEBRA:
C.2.1 Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for
(a+b)2,(ab)2, (a+b)3 (ab)3 , a3b3, a3+b3, a2b2; if a+b+c=0, then a3+b3+c3=3 abc etc. and Elementary surds (simple problems)
C.2.2 Graphs of Linear Equations.
GEOMETRY:
Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:
C.3.1 Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, Incentre, Orthocenter, Circumcentre
C.3.2 Congruence and similarity of triangles
C.3.3 Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
MENSURATION:
C.4.1 Triangle, Quadrilaterals
C.4.2 Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
C.4.3 Circle
C.4.4 Right Prism
C.4.5 Right Circular Cone
C.4.6 Right Circular Cylinder
C.4.7 Sphere, Hemispheres
C.4.8 Rectangular Parallelepiped
C.4.9 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base
TRIGONOMETRY:
C.5.1 Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90)
Trigonometric ratios
Degree and Radian Measures
Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.
C.5.2 Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)
STATISTICAL CHARTS :
Use of Tables and Graphs:
C.6.1 Histogram
C.6.2 Frequency polygon
C.6.3 Bardiagram
C.6.4 Piechart
General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate‟s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
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