Road Map For CSIR-CASE Examination

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Combined Administrative Service Examination - 2013 (CSIR-CASE)

It is the golden opportunity for those whose optional subject is Public Administration /Management/Political Science in UPSC, UPPSC , BPSC, RPSC etc.

CSIR is going to hold an All India Competitive examination. Administrative Officer-Grade I at the following examination centers (CSIR)

Scheme of Examination:

Paper-I (Paper-I will be divided in two parts A & B)

Part A – General Intelligence

Reasoning 20 Question-

Reasoning skill can’t be developed in one night. It’s a time taking process. So you have to do practice, practice & more practice.

This paper will have 150 questions & 150 minutes, that means 1 question for each minute.

Time management is crucial:

  • Focus on blood relations, sitting arrangement, data-interpretation etc.

2. Maths 20 Questions- Portal Books & R.S Agarwal’s book on Quantitative Aptitude.

  • Focus on percentage, time speed distance, work.
  • You can solve your basic query for NCERT class 7 to 10th Mathematics books.

Constitution of India (20 Questions):

3. General Awareness (40 Question):

Topic Source
General Science NCERT Class 7 to 10th & General Science By S.A Majid
Scientific Research
  1. Hindu (Thursday SCT Page)
  2. Science Reporter Magazine (Published from CSIR)
  1. NCERT 8th to 12th
  2. Savinder Singh’s Physical Geography & Geography by Y.N. Jha
  1. Current Update from News Paper
  2. Golden Book Series (By Y.N Jha)
General Polity Above mention
Current Events Hindu/Dainik Bhaskar News Paper, Civil Services mentor magazine
  • * The CSIR notification does not explicitly mention History, however just for safe preparation History from NCERT & UPSC Portal Books.

Paper-I Par B (English 50 Questions):

Topic Source
Active, Passive, Direct, Indirect etc
Preposition, fill in the blanks
Synonyms, Antonyms
Punctuation, Idioms & Phrases

Paper - 2 (Management + Human Resource + CCS + Public Administration) 150 Question 150 minutes

Topic Source & No. of Questions
Central Civil Services (CCS) Rules 1964, Manuals,
Financial Contract Management
60 Questions
Human Resource Management (HR) Related 40 Questions (IGNOU, BA, MA Course Material)
Management (MBA) Related 25 Questions Ashwathapa, L.N Prasad
Public Administration (With Special Focus on RTI Act) 25 Question (Indian Institute of Public Administration Journal (IIPA) & Selective Study Notes of IGNOU BA (Pub. Adm.))
Total 150

4. CSIR Officer:

  1. Minimum qualification- Graduate Syllabus.
  2. Last Date of Application & How to fill the form.
  3. There is a negative marking provision (0.25 for every wrong question).
  4. There will be no descriptive paper or essay in this exam.

Exam Selection Process

Paper 1 Paper A
  • Math
  • Reasoning
  • Constitution of India
Part B
  • English Grammer & Comprehension
Paper 2  
  • Office Manual
  • Personal Rules
  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • Management
  • Public Administration

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