Download PDF CSIR Case So Aso Syllabus

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CSIR Case So Aso Syllabus
CSIR Case So Aso Syllabus

so let's start our post with an exam pattern:

csir case so aso exam pattern

You can check all the exam patterns in the table given below:

StagePaperSectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationNegative Marking
Stage 1Paper I1. General Awareness<br/> 2. English Language & Comprehension150 (100 + 50)150 (100 + 50)120 minutes0.33 marks for each wrong answer
Stage 1Paper IIGeneral Intelligence, Reasoning and Mental Ability200200150 minutes0.33 marks for each wrong answer
Stage 2Paper IIIEnglish/Hindi (Descriptive)Essay, Precis, Letter/Application Writing150120 minutesNo negative marking
Stage 3 (SO only)Interview--100--
Stage 3 (ASO only)Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)--Qualifying (100 marks)--

Age Limit : 

You can check age relaxations in the table given below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwBD (UR)10 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
PwBD (OBC)13 years
Departmental Candidates (CSIR)5 years
Ex-Servicemen3 years after deduction of the actual military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

CSIR case so aso syllabus

Now let's check the assistant section officer exam syllabus in detail:

Paper I: General Awareness and English Language & Comprehension

General Awareness (100 marks):

  • History of India & Indian National Movement
  • Constitution of India, Polity, Governance, Social Justice
  • Current events of National and International importance
  • Science & Technology (including Science Academies and their roles), Environment & Ecology
  • Economy & Development (including Five Year Plans, major economic policies, social welfare schemes)
  • General Knowledge (including Indian Geography, Literature, Culture, Sports, etc.)

English Language & Comprehension (50 marks):

  • Comprehension passages
  • Do as directed questions (Active-Passive, Direct-Indirect speech, etc.)
  • Prepositions, Synonyms & Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Correction, Punctuation, Idioms & Phrases
  • Vocabulary

Paper II: General Intelligence, Reasoning, and Mental Ability (200 marks):

General Intelligence & Reasoning (100 marks):

  • Analogies, Similarities & Differences, Space Visualization
  • Problem-Solving, Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making
  • Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Number Series
  • Critical Reasoning, Logical Deductions, Syllogisms

General Mental Ability (100 marks):

  • Arithmetical and Numerical Ability (Number Systems, Operations, Ratios and proportions, etc.)
  • General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.)
  • Economic & Social Development, Environmental Issues
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude, Decision Making, Problem Solving
  • Management Principles & Practices, National Geography

CSIR CASE SO/ASO Previous Year Cut-Offs

Paper I Cut-Offs : 

CategoryGeneral AwarenessEnglish Language & ComprehensionTotal
PwBD (UR)78.2436.83115.07
PwBD (OBC)73.1835.10108.28
PwBD (SC)65.7333.2198.94
PwBD (ST)61.0532.4293.47

Paper II

CategoryCut-Off Marks
PwBD (UR)126.48
PwBD (OBC)118.57
PwBD (SC)106.54
PwBD (ST)98.73


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