Friday, June 10, 2011

Directorate clarification on Syllabus & Supply of Model Question papers in New Examination System : Conducting LDCE for the year 2011

A copy of Postal Directorate Letter No. A-34020/08/2010-DE dated 30.05.2011 on the above subject is reproduced below :-

I am directed to say that after introduction of New Examination System in the Department of Posts, Applications under RTI Act 2005 are being received from several candidates seeking following clarifications on the syllabus prescribed for different examinations :-

(i) Intimate the Postal Manuals in which the syllabus/subjects are available ;
(ii) What is meant by " Accounts" ?
(iii) What is meant by " Material Management" ?
(iv) Model Question Papers suggested by the Examiners to the Department for adoption in the Examination ;

2. It is clarified that as per the new system of departmental examinations, all the Question Papers will be objective type Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) pattern and no books are prescribed. Candidates have to acquire knowledge from the following sources :

(i) With reference to the available Postal Manuals in the PSDs/ Indiapost Website.
(ii) Approved reference Books like FRs/SRs, Manual of Office Procedures, Marketing etc.which are already available in the market and also
(iii) From the experience gained by the candidates in their day to day work.

3. It is also informed that there is no scope for supply of Model Question Papers as the Question Papers will be objective type (MCQ pattern) and will mostly be given on the subjects prescribed in the syllabus and a single answer has to be given by the candidate. This may be circulated among all the candidates.