Para 13.2 Exam Information Handout Released for 31st Jan 2021 : Exam Structure

Download Para 13.2 Information handout for 31st January 2021 Exam Information for Online examination.

Para 13.2 Information Handout Released:

GIPSA has released the handout information for Online Written examination of Para 13.2 which is scheduled to be on 31st Jan 2021. Handout Released for Promotion to the cadre of Scale-1 under para 13 of Promotion policy for SCS staff 2008 Para 13.2 Online Written Examination.

The employees of the Public Sector General Insurance Companies (PSGICs) in SCS cadre who have applied for promotion under ‘Para 13.2 of Promotion Policy for SCS Staff in the PSGICs are required to qualify a Competitive Examination which is conducted through online mode.

For the Promotion Exercise 2020-21, the said Examination will be conducted on 31.01.2021 (Sunday).

This Information Handout contains information and important instructions pertaining to the structure of the Examination and various aspects of conduct of the Examination. All the employees concerned are advised to carefully read the Handout as it will help & facilitate them to attempt the questions in a right manner.

Para 13.2 COVID-19 ADVISORY:

Given the pandemic COVID-19 situation, the examination will be conducted on Social Distancing – 50 Model (SD-50), whereby candidates will be allotted alternate places keeping a gap of at least 1 meter between 2 candidates. A copy of Instructions for Social Distancing Mode of Conduct of the Examination is enclosed herewith, for information and
compliance by the candidates (Enclosure – ‘A’).

Further, the candidates are advised to follow the guidelines / instructions and standard operating procedure as may be prescribed by the test conducting agency IBPS and its service provider TCSiON with respect to covid appropriate behavior at the examination venues.


The Examination is conducted in 02 sessions – Paper 1 (Departmental Subjects) and Paper 2 (English and General Knowledge).

Both the Papers and conducted through on-line mode, i.e., without pen and paper.

Paper 1 – Departmental Subjects (MCQs) : Total 100 marks

Paper 1 consists of the 06 Groups, each containing 40 Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) on departmental subjects, as below:-

para 13.2 exam structure

The candidate has to choose any 03 Groups from the above 06 Groups. Thus, a total of 120 Questions from 03 Groups will be available to the candidate. Out of these 120 questions, the candidate has to attempt 100 Questions and there is no requirement to attempt minimum or maximum number of question from any Group. In case a candidate attempts more than 100 questions, only first 100 questions, in order in which they are attempted by the candidates will be considered for evaluation and not the first 100 right answers.

Therefore, it is strongly advised that the candidates should not attempt more than 100 questions. Any such attempt may lead to undesired attempted questions being scored in place of the desired ones. Each question carries 01 mark. For every correct answer, 01 mark will be awarded.

There will be NO PENALTY for wrong answers.

Paper 2 – English and General Knowledge: Total 100 Marks

Paper 2 consists of 02 Parts:

(i) Objective Part (On-line mode – MCQs) – Time allowed 1 Hour 15 Minutes

(ii) Descriptive Part (On-line mode) – Time allowed 1 Hour 15 Minutes


Para 13.2 Schedule

Entry Gate of the Examination Centre will be closed at 09.55 a.m. for Paper 1 session and at 01:55 p.m. for Paper 2 session.

The candidates with Benchmark Disabilities, shall be allowed compensatory time of 40 minutes for Paper 1 and 25 minutes for each part of Paper 2. Accordingly, the timings for the examination for PwBD candidates will be as under:-

Info handout time

Para 13.2 Handout Examination Structure PDF


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