Special Instructions to Candidates
for objective type tests
Appendix - IV
1. Articles permitted inside Examination Hall
Clip board or hard board (on which nothing is written), a
good quality H.B. pencil for making responses on the Answer Sheet, eraser,
pencil sharpener and a pen containing blue or black ink. Answer Sheet and sheet
for rough work will be supplied by the Invigilator.
2. Articles not permitted inside Examination Hall
Do not bring into the Examination Hall any article other than
those specified above, e.g., books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other
type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables, stencils
of maps, slide rules, Test Booklets and rough sheets pertaining to earlier
Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are
not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any
infringement of these instructions should entail disciplinary action including
ban from future examination.
Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any
of the banned item including mobile phones /pagers to the venue of the
examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured.
3. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS
THERE WILL BE PENALTY (NEGATIVE MARKING) FOR WRONG ANSWERS
MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.
(I) There are four alternatives for the answers to every
question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the
candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be
deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be
treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct
and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given
by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
4. Unfair means strictly prohibited
No candidates shall copy from the papers of any other
candidate nor permit his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor
obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.
5. Conduct in Examination Hall
No candidates should misbehave in any manner or create
disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the
Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be
6. Answer Sheet particulars
(i) Write in ink or ball point pen your Centre and subject
followed by test booklet series (in bracket), subject code and roll number at
the appropriate space provided on the answer sheet at the top. Also encode (in
pencil) your booklet series (A, B, C or D, as the case may be), subject code and
roll number in the circles provided for the purpose in the answer sheet. The
guidelines for writing the above particulars and for encoding the above
particulars are given in Annexure. In case the booklet series is not printed on
the test booklet or answer sheet is un-numbered, please report immediately to
the Invigilator and get the test booklet/answer sheet replaced.
(ii) All corrections and changes in writing the roll number
must be initialed by the candidates as well as by the Invigilator and
countersigned by the Supervisor.
(iii) Immediately after commencement of the examination
please check that the test booklet supplied to you does not have any unprinted
or torn or missing pages or items etc. If so, get it replaced by a complete test
booklet of the same series and subject.
7. Do not write your name or anything other than the specific
items of information asked for, on the answer sheet/test booklet/sheet for rough
8. Do not fold or mutilate or damage or put any extraneous
marking in the Answer Sheet. Do not write anything on the reverse of the answer
9. Use HB pencil to mark answer
Since the answer sheets will be evaluated on computerised
machines, candidates should exercise due care in handling and feeling up the
answer sheets. They should use HB pencil only to darken the circles. For
writing in boxes, they should use blue or black pen. Since the entries made by
the candidates by darkening the circles will be taken into account while
evaluating the answer sheets on computerised machines, they should make these
entries very carefully.
10. Method of marking answers
In the "Objective Type" of examination, you do not write the
answers. For each question (hereinafter referred to as "Item") several suggested
answers (hereinafter referred to as "Responses") are given. You have to choose
one response to each item.
The question paper will be in the Form of Test Booklet. The
booklet will contain item bearing numbers 1, 2, 3 ............ etc. Under each
item, Responses marked (a), (b), (c), (d) will be given. Your task will be to
choose the correct response. If you think there is more than one correct
response, then choose what you consider the best response.
In any case, for each item you are to select only one
response. If you select more than one response, your response will be considered
In the Answer Sheet, Serial Nos. from 1 to 160 are printed.
Against each numbers, there are circles marked (a), (b), (c) and (d). After you
have read each item in the Test Booklet and decided which one of the given
responses is correct or the best, you have to mark your response by completely
blackening with pencil to indicate your response. Ink should not be used for
blackening the circle on the Answer Sheet.
For example, if the correct answer to item 1 is (b), then the
circle containing the letter (b) is to be completely blackened with pencil as
shown below :-
Example : (a)
● (c) (d)
To change a wrong marking, erase it completely and re-mark
the new choice.
11. Signature on Attendance List
Your are required to write the serial number of the Answer
Sheet and Test Booklet and Series of Test Booklet issued to you on the
Attendance List and to sign in appropriate column against your name. Any change
or correction in these particulars should be authenticated by the candidate by
putting his signatures.
12. Please read and abide by the instructions on the cover of
Test Booklet. If any candidate indulges in disorderly or improper conduct, he
will render himself liable for disciplinary action and/or imposition of a
penalty as the Commission may deem fit.
How to fill in the Answer Sheet of objective type tests in
the Examination Hall
Please follow these instructions very carefully. you may note
that since the answer sheets are to be evaluated on machine, any violation of
these instructions may result in reduction of your score for which you would
yourself be responsible.
Before you mark your responses on the Answer Sheet, you will
have to fill in various particulars in it.
As soon as the candidates receives the Answer Sheet, be
should check that it is numbered at the bottom. If it is found un-numbered he
should at once get it replaced by a numbered one.
You will see from the Answer Sheet that you will have to fill
in the top line, which reads thus :
|Write in Ink
If you are, say, appearing for the examination in Delhi
Centre for the General Studies Paper and your Roll No. is 081276, and your test
booklet series is `A' , you should fill in thus, using ink or ball point pen.
*This is just
illustrative and may not be relevant to the Examination concerned.
|Write in Ink
You should write in ink or ball point pen the name of the
centre and subject in English or Hindi.
The test Booklet Series is indicated by Alphabets A, B, C, or
D at the top right hand corner of the Booklet.
Write your Roll Numbers exactly as it is in your Admission
Certificate in ink in the boxes provided for this purpose. Do not omit any
zero(s) which may be there.
The next step is to find out the appropriate subject code
from the Time Table. Now encode the Test Booklet Series, Subject Code and the
Roll Number in the circles provided for this purpose. Do the encoding with H.B.
Pencil. The name of the Centre need not be encoded.
Writing and encoding of Test Booklet Series is to be done
after receiving the Test Booklet and confirming the Booklet Series from the