Indian Army Clerk Written Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Marking Scheme

Clerk Syllabus

All the students who are preparing for Indian army clerk must be aware with the Written Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Marking Scheme, so as you can make yourself strong while facing the written exam in real. I am not talking about the physical test as it is all dependent on you.

In this article, I am gonna tell you the exact syllabus, paper pattern and the marking scheme which is followed to select the perfect candidate for the clear post of the Indian army. If we compare the difficulty level of soldier clerk and General duty written exam then obviously clerk is more difficult that means you have to prepare stronger as compared to other trades of Indian army.

See also- Indian Army Clerk Eligibility

Let us first talk about the Exam syllabus of Indian Army Clerk

Army Clerk Written Exam Syllabus

Subject Topic
General knowledge(G.K) UNO – Indian Armed Forces. Indian Towns, States and Uts. Institutions and Research Stations, International space Stations and Festivals of India and World, Indian News Agencies and Dailies, Continents and Sub Continents, Inventions and Discoveries, Environment, The Constitution of India, Religious communities and Principal Languages, National and International Days, International Organizations, Books and Authors, The world of Plants and animals, Current Affairs and “Who’s Who”.

Abbreviations – National and International.
Sports – National and International.
Terminology – Geographical terms, Economic terms, Astronomical terms, Legal terms and Misc terms.
Awards & Prizes – National awards, Gallantry awards, Nobel Prizes.

History – Important dates & battles in Indian and World, History, and landmarks of Indian History, national movement.

Geography – Solar System Space exploration, The earth principal peaks, Deserts, Rivers, Lakes and famous waterfalls, Geographical Tallest, Biggest and Longest etc.

General Science Human Body – Food and nutrition, diseases and prevention, vitamins and their uses.
Question of General Science consisting of topic related to Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
based on fundamentals and day to day activities. Medical Terms, Scientific Terms, Scientific and Research, Institutes in India, IO/Numeral Ability.
Maths Statistics – Histograms with given intervals, classification of data, frequency, frequency polygons, ogives. Mean, median and mode of grouped and ungrouped data, problems related to statistical techniques.

Arithmetic – Natural numbers, integers, fractions, rational/irrational numbers, decimal fractions, HCF & LCM, square root, ratio and proportion, percentages, averages, profit & loss, simple and
compound interest.

Algebra – Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of algebraic expressions, HCF & LCM,
factorization, simple equations, surds, indices, logarithms, Solution of linear equations of
two and three variables. Ratio and proportion meaning and standard form, roots, and discriminant of a quadratic equation ax2 + by + c = 0.Mensuration, Area and Volume, Area of four walls of a room, area of a circle, sector, and segment of a circle, surface area and volume of the cube, cuboid cone, cylinder, sphere, Trigonometry.

Geometry – Lines and Angles, Different characteristics of lines and angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, inserting lines, some of angles and triangles, interior and exterior angles, Triangles-properties, equality, congruence and similarity with respect to sides and angles, Parallelogram-types and properties.

Circles – Properties, arc, chords, tangents, secants and angles subtended by arcs.

Computer Computer System – Characteristics of a computer, Basic applications of a computer, Components of a computer system – Central Processing Unit (CPU), Visual Display Unit (VDU), Keyboard.
Concept of Memory – Primary and Secondary Memory, RAM and ROM, Units of Memory – Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte.Input / Output Devices – Mouse, Joy Stick, Scanner, Microphone, OCR, MICR, Light pen, Bar code Reader, Digital Camera, Printer, Speaker, Plotter.Booting procedure and Storage DevicesMS Windows – Basic concept of an Operating System and its functions. Introduction to Windows: Using Mouse and moving icons on the screen, My computer, Recycle Bin, Task Bar, Start menu and menu selection, running an application, setting system date and time, Windows Explorer to view files, folders and directories, creating and renaming of files and folders.MS Word – Introduction to a Word Processor, Creating and Saving a Document, Editing and Formatting a Document. Text Style (B.I.U), Font Type, Size, changing colour, alignment of text, Formatting paragraphs with line or paragraph spacing, adding headers and footers, numbering pages.MS Powerpoint – Introduction to presentation Graphics, understanding the concept of slides shows, Basic elements of a slide, Different types of slide Layouts, Creating and saving a presentation, Different views of a slide.MS Excel – Introduction to Spreadsheets, Concept of Worksheets and workbooks, Creating and Saving a worksheet, Working with a spreadsheet: entering numbers.
English Comprehension,

1. Parts of Speech.
(a) Article
(b) Noun and Pronoun.
(c) Adjective.
(d) Preposition.
(e) Conjunction and models.

2. Verbs
Tenses :
Present/past forms
Simple/continuous form
Perfect forms
future time reference

3. Sentence Structure
Type of Sentences
Affirmative/interrogative sentences.
Use of Phrases.
Direct and Indirect speech.
Active and Passive Voice,

4. Other Areas
(a) Idioms and Phrases.
(b) Synonyms and antonyms.
(c) One word substitution.

Or you can simply download the pdf file here

So as you can see there is a lot of practice and study. Better you download clerk sample papers to make your preparations more interesting.

Indian Army Clerk Written Exam Pattern And Marking Scheme

Every information is given in the pdf file above, but mean while you can check the exam pattern and the marking scheme below given in the table.

Subject Questions Marks Passing marks Total passing marks
Part – 1
General knowledge 05 20 32 80
General Science 05 20
Maths 10 40
computer 05 20
Part – 1
General English 25 100
Total 50 200

According to the table given the General english will contain 25 questions which will carry 100 marks in total. There will be 5 questions related to computer which will carry 20 marks. Math section will contain 10 questions that will carry 40 questions. General Science section will contain only 5 questions and will carry 20 marks in total.

and at last general knowledge section will have 5 questions and will have 20 marks in total.

Please note all the information given above are the official declarations of Indian Army and this keeps on change so better you keep your self-tuned with the official website of Indian Army.

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