UTTARAKHAND PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
GURUKUL KANGRI, HARIDWAR
Advertisement No. A-1/E-1/2010
Date of Advertisement : 29 May, 2010
COMBINED LOWER SUBORDINATE SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2010
Last date for the receipt of OMR application Form :
30th June, 2010
The detailed advertisement is also available on the website of Uttarakhand
Public Service Commission :
General Studies and General Aptitude Test (Objective Type)
Time – 02 Hours M.M. 150
1- General Science- Questions on general science will cover general
application of science, including matter of day to day observation and
may be expected from an educated person who has not made a special study of any
2- History of India- Questions on history of India will be based on broad
ancient, medieval and modern India’s political, social, economic, and cultural
3- Indian National Movement- Questions on Indian National Movement will be based
India’s freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.
4- Indian Polity and Economy- Questions on Indian Polity and economy will be
Indian polity, constitution, panchayati raj and community development, broad
Indian economy and planning.
5- Geography and Demography of India- Questions will be based on a broad
understanding of geographical, ecological and socio-economic aspects of
6- Current Events- Questions will be based on national and international
current events including sports and games.
7- General Awareness about Uttarakhand- Questions will be based on broad aspects
geography, history and heritage, civilization and culture including folk culture
(comprising folk literature and dialects, art and crafts, fairs and festivals,
ornaments, dances, songs and instruments, means of livelihood of and food
polity, role of Uttarakhand in freedom movement of India, movement for formation
Uttarakhand State, agriculture, environment, education, natural resources and
events, Eminent persons of Uttarakhand (past and present).
8- Knowledge of Computer- Questions will be based on basic knowledge of computer
Paper-2 General Aptitude Test
Maximum Marks- 50 Total Questions- 50
General Intelligence- The questions on general intelligence will cover both
verbal types and
non verbal types including questions on analogies, similarities, differences,
visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual
discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning,
verbal and figure
classification and arithmetical number series, This test will also include
questions designed to
test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas, symbols and their
arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.
Main Examination (Descriptive Type)
Paper-1 General Studies
Maximum Marks- 200 Time- 3 Hours
Note- This paper carries 20 questions. Each question carries 10 marks. All
compulsory. The word limit for each question is 100 words.
1- Current events of International, National and State Importance- It will cover
events of national importance like 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
impact of globalization on the socio-economic conditions of developing countries
global food crisis.
2- Sports and Games- Questions based on important sports, games and tournaments,
awards and personalities of world, India and Uttarakhand will be asked.
3- History of India- History of India will cover a broad understanding of
medieval and modern India’s political, socio-economic and cultural aspects;
freedom movement, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.
4- Elementary Knowledge of Indian Constitution- Questions will be 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
for their upliftment.
5- Indian polity and Economy- The questions will cover Indian polity, panchayati
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 demographical
aspects of India.
7- General Science and Environment- Questions on General science and environment
will cover general understanding and application of science, including matters
to day observation and experience, as may be expected from and educated person
who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline, global
environmental problems and solution, nutritional requirements for human growth,
application of genetic engineering in human welfare; diseases of cattles, birds,
and their prevention.
8- Indian Agriculture- Questions will cover the general awareness of candidate
respect of crops, white, yellow and green revolutions, agricultural production
contribution to rural economy, SEZ, use of Nano and bio-technologies in the
agriculture, problems of Indian farmers and land reforms.
9- Science and Technology- Questions will be based on candidate’s awareness of
development in the field of science and technology, information technology,
technology, electronic media, basic knowledge of computer and cyber crimes.
10- Geography of Uttarakhand- There will be questions related to the
aspects of Uttarakhand; specific features of Uttarakhand Himalaya; mountains,
climate, flora and fauna, horticultural activities, cropping patterns in
zones; natural and man-made calamities, disaster management, water crisis
and watershed management in plains and hilly areas, problems of remote areas and
their development; environmental movements and environmental preservation.
11- History and Culture of Uttarakhand – Questions will be based on the topics
to historical background of the State; important dynasties and their
contribution, role of
Uttarakhand in freedom movement of India and related personalities, major
and tourist places, tribes; habitat and culture, including folk culture
literature and dialects, art and crafts, fairs and festivals, costumes and
dances, songs and instruments, means of livelihood and food habits ), steps
Uttarakhand Government for the development of culture, different social reforms
movements in the state.
12- Uttarakhand State Formation Movement and Important personalities- Questions
will be based on movement for the formation of Uttarakhand State, contribution
people of Uttarakhand in national and international fields, especially in Armed
and administrative system of the State.
13- Natural Resources of Uttarakhand and their Development – Forest wealth and
wild life, minerals, water resources – development of irrigation and irrigation
hydro electricity, conventional and non- onventional sources of energy,
and green revolution, livestock, tourism, development of herbs and Ayurved.
resource (population- density, sex ratio, and literacy, urban and rural
rural/remote out migration, poverty and unemployment problems and measures
initiated for their eradication and education system in Uttarakhand.
14- Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams- The questions will be based on
candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in
graphical and diagrammatical form and to interpret them.