Syllabus for Recruitment to the post of Translator




The syllabus of the Preliminary Examination (Objective type) and the Main Examination (Descriptive type) for recruitment to the post of Translator is as under:


Preliminary Examination

General Intelligence


Questions shall be both verbal and non-verbal types. Test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, coding & decoding, etc..


General Awareness


Questions shall aim at testing the candidate's awareness of current events and environment around him/her, besides testing the knowledge of Everyday Science, Scientific Research, Sports, Indian Culture, Indian History, Indian Geography, Economics, Indian Polity, Indian Constitution, etc.


English Language & Hindi Language


Questions in this component shall be designed to test the candidates understanding, correct usage and knowledge of English & Hindi Languages and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using Verbs, Prepositions etc.), vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, phrases and idioms, etc.


Main Examination


Paper I: English Language & Hindi Language


This paper will test the skills and abilities of the candidate in English & Hindi Languages and shall involve paragraph writing and precis writing.


Paper II: Translation in English and Hindi


This paper will contain passages for translation- one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi. The other questions in the paper shall test the candidate's translation skills, his/her knowledge of the Hindi & English languages, including familiarity with Parliamentary expressions, language used in Parliamentary debates and discussions and his/her knowledge of the general phrases/terminologies etc. The paper shall also test his/her ability to write the two languages correctly, precisely and effectively.