Competitive Exam (Objective Type) - 300 Marks
Interview - 40 Marks
Grand Total - 340 Marks
The salient features of the written competitive exam shall be as follows:-
(a) The exam will consist of 100 objective type multiple choice questions.
(b) The standard of questions would be to test the knowledge and general awareness as is expected of a person who has attained education at least up to graduation level.
(c) The duration of exam will be two hours.
(d) All questions will carry equal marks (three marks each).
(e) There will be no negative marking.
(f) The Viva-Voce shall carry 40 marks and final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand total of the marks obtained by the Candidates in the Written Competitive Examination and Viva-Voce.
SYLLABUS OF EXAMINATION FOR THE POSTS OF INSTECTOR COOPERTAIVE SOCITIES:
1. Everyday Science:
States of matter, structure of atom, versatile nature of carbon. Acids, bases, salts, corrosion in metals, action of soaps. Life on earth-evolution, marine & terrestrial life. Human body and life processes, nutrition, disease- its causes & prevention, infectious diseases, lifestyle diseases. Public health initiatives, mother and child health, immunization & vaccination, HIV-AIDS, TB, POLIO etc. Force-laws of motion & gravitation, Archimedes principle. Energy-kinetic & potential. Light - reflection & refraction - concepts and applications. Sound - propagation & reflection - concepts and applications. Electric current - concepts and application. Computers and telecommunication -concepts and applications.
2. Political theory & international order:
Basic concepts of freedom, equality social justice, rights &duties, citizenship, nationalism, secularism etc. United Nations and its organs/agencies, other international organizations like the World Bank, IMF, WTO, EU, G20, BRICS etc. and their role in the World peace, trade & development.
3. Indian polity:
Basic features, provisions, schedules of the Indian Constitution, Key amendments. Panchayati Raj. Elections - people's Representation Act, electoral reforms. Rise of regionalism and coalition politics. Armed challenges to the Indian state since independence.
4. History of India: The Indus valley civilization.
The Aryan and the Vedic age; Jainism and Buddhism. The Maurya Gupta Periods. Advent of Islam and Sultanate period (political, social & cultural). The Bhakti Movement. The Mughals (political, social & cultural till Aurangzeb).  The coming of the European Powers and the advent of the British rule. The Mutiny of 1857. The British rule and the Indian National Movement (1857-1947).
5. Indian Economy: Indian economic development (1950-1991) -
key economic policies, public sector dominance, bank nationlisation etc. Five year plans - key goals and main achievements. Liberalisation, privatization and globalization era since 1991 - key policies, decision and results. Performance of Indian economy since 1991 - Growth, fiscal & revenue deficits, trade, commences & balances of payments, inflation, and growth of service sector. Key challenges and responses - agriculture and food security, industrialsation, poverty alleviation & employment, rural & urban infrastructure, social sector - health, education etc.
Population - distribution, density, growth and comparison. Migration - types, causes and consequences. Human development. Human settlements. Land resources and agriculture. Water resources. Mineral and energy resources. Manufacturing industries. Planning and sustainable development in India. Transport and communication. International trade. Geographical perspective on selected issues and problems.
7. Current events of national and international importance.
Geographical and agro-climatic regions, rivers, water resources, sharing of waters, demographics, human development indices.
b) People, Society and Culture: Major personalities in history of Punjab, religious movements, major religions & spirituals personalities, Punjabi Literature, folklore, performing arts, fine arts and crafts.
c) History: Sufis, saints and gurus, Lodhis and Mughals, Sikh rulers, the British period, nationalist movement in Punjab, Punjab in independent India. d) Economy: Agriculture, animal husbandry, industrial & service sectors, major occupations, development & economic growth, public finance (including central-state fiscal issues), public sector institutions, cooperatives etc.