The written examinations comprise two papers and its duration is of four hours. There would be four subjects each containing 50 marks in Paper I.

The subjects include General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

There would be maximum 50 questions in each of the subjects in the Paper I.

The Paper II would consist of 200 multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks. Those candidates who want to succeed in the written examinations need to score the cut off marks for both the papers. They should focus evenly while preparing for the papers.

The Paper II consists of questions from English language and Comprehension, where the English understanding of the candidates would be tested.

For every wrong answer, there would be deduction of 0.25 marks, and thus it is necessary to be sure about an answer before attempting the question in the examinations.

There would be MCQs in both the papers. The Paper I would have questions both in Hindi and English languages except the English comprehension subject.

Tips and strategies

Get all the recent ongoing events on your fingertips: If anything that will help you throughout examinations is that how updated you are. You need to keep news of national and international importance on your fingertips. This will help you immensely solve the questions related to general awareness paper.

Practice is the key: Consistency is the key to success. As this will help you build confidence to solve tricky questions in limited time.

Make way for suggestions:
Open up yourself to disparate suggestions and methods as this will help you solve questions in  limited time. Because, you never know which way could work wonders for you.

Keep an eye on the watch: Time yourself well. You must keep a watch ticking beside you as to answers 200 questions in 2 hours’ time is not at all an easy feat to achieve. This needs adequate practice and dedication while preparing for the examinations.

Keep calm, do not panic button: To get nervous or tensed just before the examinations is common but you need to leash the anxiety. Getting tensed will not serve the purpose. Regular meditation, picking any sport to relieve the stress will help in maintaining a balance between mind and body.

Keep an eye on your health:
The written examinations are just one part of the recruitment. The candidates need to take care of their physical health as well. Stressing too much and giving everything to the written examinations alone would not help. On the contrary, it is advisable to take care of your body by regular exercise.

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