Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, which is made up by election of upto 530 members to represent the States, upto 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the Hon’ble President, if, in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House. The total elective membership is distributed among the States in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each State and the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for all States.
Few months back, Lok Sabha Secretariat has published a recruitment notification in the Advt. No. 4/2016. According to the details of he Advertisement Online applications were invited from eligible Indian citizens for filling up 35 vacancies (08 SC, 01 ST, 13 OBC and 13 UR) for the post of Executive/Legislative/Committee/Protocol Assistant on Direct Recruitment basis in Lok Sabha Secretariat which is a level 7 post in the Pay Matrix (Provisional) [in the Pay Band of Rs. 9300-34800 (PB-2) + Grade Pay : Rs. 4600/- (prerevised)].
In response of the Advertisement many Job Aspirants applied for the recruited posts and submitted their application before the due date i.e. 01/12/2016. The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of written examination which will be conducted in two stages i.e Stage I-Preliminary Examination and Stage II-Main Examination. Now for these applicants we are providing the complete exam pattern and syllabus for the written examination alongwith some important exam preparation tips so that it will be easier for them to crack the examination. Please refer the details given in the post below.
Loksabha Protocol Assistant Examination Syllabus & Preparation Tips
Parliament of India has invited applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the 35 posts of Executive/ Legislative/ Committee/ Protocol Assistant in Lok Sabha Secretariat. Numerous Job Contenders have applied for these vacancies. The written examination will be conducted soon and the date of the examination will be announced in the official site.
From this page the Applicants can download the Lok Sabha Secretariat Assistant Syllabus and Exam Pattern and start preparation for the written examination.
Name of Organisation : Parliament of India
Official site : www.loksabha.nic.in
Number of Posts : 35
Name of Posts : Executive/Legislative/Committee/Protocol Assistant
Starting Date of Online Application: 02/11/2016.
Last Date: 01/12/2016.
Qualification : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Upper age limit : 27 years
Selection Procedure : Selection process will consists of (i) Preliminary Examination and (ii) Main Examination
Exam Pattern :-(Preliminary Examination)
|S. NO||Type of Exam||Parts||Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1.||Objective Type||Part A||General Knowledge & Current Affairs||50||50||50 Minutes|
|2.||Part B||General English||50||50|
Note : The Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying examination. Only those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in each component and aggregate in the Preliminary Examination will be called for the Main Examination. The marks secured by the candidates in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted while preparing the final selection list.
Exam Pattern :-(Main Examination)
|S. No||Type of Exam||Papers||Subjects||Marks||Duration|
|1.||Descriptive||Paper I||English Essay, Precis, Comprehension and Grammar||150||3 hrs|
|2.||Paper II||Constitution of India||100||3 hrs|
- In paper-I, English Essay, Precis, Comprehension and Grammar will be of 60 marks, 40 marks, 25 marks and 25 marks, respectively.
- The Paper-II on ‘Constitution of India’ will be descriptive type. Though the Question Paper-II will be in English, the candidates will have the option of answering the same either in English or in Hindi. All the answers of this paper must be written in one medium i.e. English or Hindi.
- Candidates will have to obtain the minimum qualifying marks in each of the papers of the Main Examination.
- From amongst the candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in each of the above two papers of the Main Examination, selection will be made on the basis of the overall performance of candidates in the Main Examination, subject to the availability of vacancies.
- The candidates belonging to OBC, SC and ST categories who will be availing the benefit of their category in marks obtained for qualifying the Preliminary Examination and/or Main Examination and/or in age, will not be entitled to occupy UR vacancy.
Syllabus – Preliminary Examination
I) General Knowledge & Current Affairs
- Indian Constitution.
- Scientific Research.
- Economic Science
- General Polity.
- Current Events – International & National
II) General English
- Verb & Adverbs.
- Error Correction.
- Subject-Verb Agreement.
- Theme detection.
- Word Formation.
- Passage Completion.
- Idioms & Phrases.
- Unseen Passages.
- Fill in the Blanks.
- Sentence Rearrangement.
- Sentence Completion.
Syllabus – Main Examination
- English Essay – 60 marks
- Precis – 40 marks
- Comprehension – 25 marks
- Grammar – 25 marks
Constitution of India
1. Introduction to the Indian Constitution
- The composition of Constituent Assembly & its committees.
- Preamble & its Philosophy.
- Salient Features ofIndian Constitution.
- Citizenship-Methods of acquiring & losing.
- Fundamental Rights & fundamental Duties.
- Directive Principles of State Policy.
3. Union Government: Organisation, Power & Functions
- Legislature: Union Parliament.
- Executive: President, Vice-President, Prime Minister & Council of Ministers.
- Judiciary: Supreme Court.
4. State Government: Organisation, Power & Functions
- State Legislature: Composition & Powers.
- The State Executive: Governor, Chief Minister & Council of Ministers – Powers & Functions.
- State Judiciary: High Court – Composition & Powers. -,
- Election Commission
- Emergency Provisions
- Amendment Procedure
How to Prepare for Loksabha Protocol Assistant Examination
You have to make a proper study plan for Lok Sabha Secretariat Exam preparation. keeping in mind the limited time provided to attempt all the questions that will be asked in the examination.
(I) Analyze and make study plan – Go through the complete exam pattern and prepare your time table for each subject according to that. Give more time to the subject in which you are weak.
(II) Daily solve a previous year paper or a model test paper and try to do all the question within the time limit given above.
(III) Note down your score and time taken in each of those papers.
(IV) Take the average of scores of Preliminary Exmination and average time taken by you. Do the same for Main Examination. Now you know where you are.
(V) Now find out the cut-offs of both the examination. It will help you know how much effort you need to put in.
Books for Exam Preparation :-
Here are the names of some books which you can practise for your Exam preparation.
- Lok Sabha Secretariat Pre Exam Mock Test Paperback – 2011 by
- Enhance your Vocabulary with Fun – by Lalit Kumar
- Lucent’s General Knowledge
- DESCRIOTIVE ENGLIS(for all Competitive Examination) by S.J Thakur
- Compulsory English for Civil and Judicial Services Paperback – 25 Feb 2013 by
- Compulsory English (Qualifying Paper on English Language) Civil Services (Main) Examination 1 Edition (English, Paperback, Thorpes Education)
- The Constitution Of India (Pocket Edition) by D.D.Basu
- History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra
Our Political System by Subhash C. Kashyap
Our Parliament by Subhash C. Kashyap
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