G.I.C. Assistants’ Examination
Recruitment to the assistant grade service through G.I.C.
Assistant’s Examination is generally held in the month of August.
18 to 28 years on 1st June of the year of examination.
Pass in Higher Secondary with 60% marks or Graduate of a recognized University.
The examination comprises of:
Stage I: Written Examination including an objective type and a
Descriptive type test.
Stage II: Interview
- The Objective Paper will consist of Test of Reasoning, Numerical
Ability, Clerical Aptitude, English Language and General Knowledge.
Objective tests except English will be bilingual, i.e., both in English and
- The Descriptive Test will be on Essay, Letter Writing and Précis writing
How to apply :
The blank application and particulars are published in the
Employment News, usually in the month of March. The last date for the submission
of applications is usually first week of April every year.
The Civil Services written examination is held at 28 centres
in India. The candidates may choose any one of the following centres which must
be indicated in the application form clearly. No change of the centre will be
allowed at a later date. Company/Corporation reserves the right to direct
candidates to appear at a centre other than the one chosen by them for written
examination without monetary assistance. Company/Corporation also reserves the
right to hold the written examination at some and not all the examination
centres listed below depending upon the number of candidates and other relevant
Examination Centres for GIC Assistants Exam
The candidates must undergo prolonged preparation to take the
examination. The objective examination is aimed at judging the knowledge and
speed of the candidate, while the descriptive test judges the analytical
ability, depth of knowledge, expression and understanding of the languages. For
the Objective test, one needs to practice regularly to improve knowledge and
speed. For subjects like GK and current affairs, one needs to start practicing
early and regularly. A good book on the basics of General Knowledge, supported
by reading a good national newspaper and Competitive magazine can greatly assist
a candidate to do well in this part. For mastering the reasoning, numerical
ability and English language, special efforts are required.
Objective tests require a lot of practice. Particularly for the Reasoning
and Numerical Ability tests, practice pays. It not only enables a candidate
to solve the problems correctly by
indicating the methods to be used but also by achieving the required speed.
Regular practice also generates a lot of confidence in the mind of the
candidate to attempt the paper. The descriptive questions, on the other
hand, need more of knowledge and analytical input. In-depth knowledge and
correct expression are two important
ingredients of essay writing. Style of writing also determines the
marks to be obtained by the candidates. Similarly, précis writing is an art
unto itself and needs to be mastered. It is not just summary but an attempt
towards precision in own language, without losing sight of the
content and its meaning. A good
understanding, rich vocabulary and regular practice usually help a candidate
to do well in Essay and Précis.
An aspiring candidate has to do well both in the written examination as well
as the interview. Normally, the interview determines the selection of a
candidate. A candidate, therefore, must be well versed in General Knowledge
and current affairs and should be able to discuss and analyse topics of
current importance and general interest. In addition to reading good
newspapers, magazines and other books, the candidate should also have a good
understanding, absorption ability and expression. Any knowledge is useless
if the candidate is unable to express himself/herself while replying to any
question. The candidate should also identify his/her strong and weak points
and should be able to direct the course of the interview towards his/her
area of strength.