ASRB conducts a competitive preliminary examination for recruitment to the posts of Assistants. The exam is divided into preliminary and mains tests. You can click to get the details of the current ASRB Recruitment.

The detailed syllabus for the test is given below:

Syllabus for ASRB Assistants’ Examination

 

A. Preliminary Examination Syllabus

 

1. ENGLISH COMPREHENSION

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, their basic comprehension and writing ability etc. would be tested.

2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected from an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to history, culture, geography, economic scene, general policy and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

3. GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY

It would include questions of both verbal and non verbal type. This component will include questions of analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment , decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement, conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

4. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS INCLUDING ARITHMETIC

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. This part will include questions on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, menstruation, time and distance, ratio and time etc.

B. Main Examination Syllabus

The Main Examination will be subjective, descriptive and conventional type comprising only one composite paper in the form of Question/Answer Booklet.

Part I: ESSAY/ PARAGRAPHS

The candidate’s ability to understand correct English/Hindi, his/her comprehension and writing ability etc. would be tested. Questions on short essay, précis, letter writing etc. would also be included.

Part II: ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPREHENSION

In addition to the testing of candidates understanding of the English language and its correct usage, his/her writing ability would also be tested. Questions on paragraph writing/report writing etc. may be included.

Part III: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Questions in this Paper will include General Awareness as well as General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability.

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability:

It would include question of both – verbal non –verbal type. This component will include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

  • General Awareness:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, history, culture, geography, economic scene, general polity, Indian constitution, and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Part IV: QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AND GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY INCLUDING BASIC ARITHMETIC

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. This paper will include questions on problems relating to number system, computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions, relationships between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentage, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, menstruation, time and distance, ratio and time etc.



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