CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION IN C&GC MUMBAI
Entrance Test Procedure:
The entrance test includes a written test based on the syllabus prescribed by
UPSC. The test will be held simultaneously at seven centers namely, Bengaluru,
Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Patna and Srinagar on 06/08/2017 and short
listed candidates will be called for interview to be held on 28th & 29th of
August, 2017 at Mumbai.
(i) Date of Application: The online application will be available on
website www.hajcommittee.gov.in from 23rd of June, 2017 to. 20th of July, 2017.
Candidates have to apply online on www.hajcommittee.gov.in to the Director,
Coaching and Guidance Cell, Haj House, Mumbai. There is no need to send
application/any document by post. A Transaction Id will be allotted which will
be used for all future correspondence. E-Admit card (hall ticket) will be sent
on E-mail Id given by the candidate in the application form. Therefore, the
candidates are required to provide their valid and active E-mail Id. Print out
of the E-admit card should be taken and produced to the invigilator in charge of
examination on demand.
(ii) Essential qualification: A degree from recognized
University/Institute in any subject.
(iii) Age: The age of the applicant for the coaching in C&GC, should
be minimum 21 years and not be more than 30 as on 1st of August 2017. The age
relaxation for ST/OBCs will be as per the policy of Government of India.
About Entrance Test and Syllabus:
The entrance test will be of three hours consisting of two question papers,
namely one objective and one descriptive.
a. First paper: It consists of three sections of objective questions.
Section A (General Studies), Section B (Civil Services Aptitude Test i.e.
Aptitude) and section C (Islamic Studies).
(i) Section A: It consists of General Studies - I for 100 Marks (50
Objective type questions each carrying two marks), related to general
understanding and Current Events.
(ii) Section B: It consists of General Studies - II for 50 Marks [25
questions each carrying 2 marks] related to general understanding of Civil
Services Aptitude test (CSAT). It is of qualifying nature.
(iv) Section C: It consists of questions related to Islamic Studies
for 40 Marks, [20 questions 2 marks for each question] related to basic
understanding of Islamic studies and principles. It is of qualifying nature.
b. Second Paper: This paper is descriptive type consisting of two
essays (One long essay and one short essay) for 100 Marks. Long essay carries 60
marks and should not exceed 500 words and short essay carries 40 marks and
should not exceed 350 words.
It may be noted that each wrong answer in all sections i.e. Section A,
Section B, & Section C of the first paper carries negatives marks of 0.66 per
wrong answer. Total marks obtained in Section A of first paper and second paper
will be added for calling for interview.
Schedule of the program is as follows:
|Last date of
|Date of interview
of classes in Haj
Personal Interview (50 Marks):
The candidate will be interviewed by a board who will have before them a
record of their career. Interview will be conducted on 28th & 29th of August,
2017 of at C&GC Mumbai. Candidates will be asked questions on matters of general
interest. The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability
of the candidate for a career in public service. In broad terms, this is really
an assessment of not only intellectual qualities but also social traits and
interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental
alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition,
balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion
and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
The result of the selected candidates will be informed through e-mail and the
selected candidates should report to Director, C&GC, Mumbai, on or before 05th
of September, 2017. The coaching will commence from 05th of September, 2017
onwards and the students will appear in Civil Services Examination in 2018 on
the notified date of UPSC.
Candidates should note that their admission to the Coaching & guidance cell
is provisional and the confirmation of the admission will be subject to the
qualification in the evaluation test conducted by C&GC in the first two months.