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Goa Public Service Commission Examination

The state Government of Goa conducts the Goa Public Service Commission (Goa PSC) Examination for the recruitment of candidates in various departments under the state Government of Goa.

Goa Public Service Commission (Goa PSC) Eligibility criteria

  1. Candidate should be a resident of Goa
  2. Candidate should have successfully completed their degree or diploma in the concerned fields from recognised university/institute.
  3. Candidate should have successfully completed their 10+2 or other equivalent examination from recognized board and should also have the knowledge of Konkani language.
  4. Candidate should be atleast 18 years of age.

Goa Public Service Commission (Goa PSC) 2018 Exam Pattern

GOA PSC Examination is conducted in three stages:

STAGE –I: Preliminary Examination:

No. of papers: 2

Paper – 1 General Studies
Total Marks: 200
Duration: 2 hours

Paper -2 Arithmetic Ability
Total Marks: 200
Duration: 2 hours

STAGE-II Mains Examination

The mains examination paper is of descriptive type consisting of six compulsory papers out of which two papers are based on language test (Hindi & English) of 100 marks each and the other four papers are General Studies of 150 marks each, with multiple-choice questions.

N.B. There will be negative marking in 3:1 ratio and the candidate must secure minimum the qualifying mark in each paper.

STAGE-III Interview

The third and the final stage is the interview held to test the candidate’s nature, behaviour and knowledge regarding his subject matters.

Goa Public Service Commission (Goa PSC) Application Process

  1. The applicants can fill up online application form for Goa PSC 2018 by visiting the official website http://gpsc.goa.gov.in/
  2. They need to select the post which they wish to apply for and can fill up all the details that are required in the application form such as the name, address and the other personal and educational details.
  3. The applicants are required to attach their scanned photo and signature in the application form.
  4. The application process is finally done after the payment of the application fees.

Goa Public Service Commission (Goa PSC) 2018 Syllabus

Part A
General Intelligence, Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude.

Part B
Basics of Indian Constitution, Governance and Administration.
This component is aimed at testing the candidate’s knowledge and aptitude on issues and themes relating to the Indian Constitution, Governance, and Administration. On the Constitution, the student must be familiar with the key provisions of the law having a direct linkage to the functioning of the Indian Democracy and also the debates surrounding Constitutional Reform/ Amendment. Concerning Governance and administration, he must be familiar with the role of bureaucracy, central state, and local level governance mechanisms (concerning India and The state of Goa), fundamentals of good governance and emerging issues in society bureaucracy interface. The select themes shall include:

Indian Constitution: Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
Indian Constitution and the State: Legislature, Executive Judiciary.
Centre State Relations, Union, State and Concurrent Lists, Budgetary
Allocations, Role of Finance and Planning Commissions.
Elections and Electoral Processes, Central and State Election Commissions,
Representation of People’s Act.
Role of Bureaucracy in nation building, Civil Services Training, C.C.S Rules, Integrity in Administration, Public Private Partnership.
Good Governance: Efficiency, Transparency, Accountability in Governance, Right to Information, Role of Lokayukta and Local.

Part C
General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
This component is intended to test the candidate’s awareness and knowledge on general issues of both historical and contemporary nature relating to India and the state of Goa. The questions aim at testing both the factual as well as the analytical grasp of the candidate on such issues without actually testing deeper knowledge on the subject. It may contain questions on history, geography, culture, scientific developments and current affairs. The select themes shall include:
Current Events of State, National and International Importance
India’s Freedom struggle, Goa’s Freedom struggle.
Physical, Economic and Social Geography of India and Goa
Religion, Customs and Festivals: India and Goa.
Information and Communication Technology, Biodiversity, Environment and Climate Change
Social Movements: Corruption, Environment, Women’s issues.

Part D
English Comprehension

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