Dear Candidates,

The schedule for The Phase-II (Descriptive type) written examination has already been declared. (Click Here)

PART II - Descriptive Type Test
will consist of three Descriptive Type papers – (1) Paper I – English (2) Paper II– Economic and Social
Issues and (3) Paper III – Finance and Management. Each of these papers is of 3 hours duration carrying
100 marks.

Important Points to Remember
1. Answers to questions in Paper I in Phase II must be written in English. Paper II and Paper II will be Bilingual.
2. For Papers II and III of Phase II, Answers may be written either in English or in Hindi at the candidate’s
option. However, all the questions in the paper should be answered only in the language so chosen. Answer
books written partly in English and partly in Hindi will not be evaluated

The syllabus is only indicative in nature and has been laid down to help candidates from different backgrounds apply for the post. The questions in Paper II and III will be basic in nature so that the competition remian fair.

1. Paper I – English : Essay, Precis writing, Comprehension, Business/Office Correspondence.

2. Paper II – Economic and Social Issues : Ref: Datt & Sundaram Indian Economy or I C Dhingra Indian Economy is well written book to cover Indian Economy aspect. MBA Students can use there course books as well; NCERT books will also come handy for understanding Economy. Even Sociology Books of 11 & 12 will give good insight to the social Aspect of the paper.
– Growth and Development – Measurement of Growth : National Income and Per Capita Income
– Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
– Sustainable Development and Environmental issues. Economic Reforms in India
– Industrial and Labour Policy
– Monetary and Fiscal Policy
– Privatisation
– Role of Economic Planning. Globalisation
– Opening up of the Indian Economy
– Balance of Payments, Export-Import Policy
– International Economic Institutions
– IMF and World Bank
– Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India
– Multiculturalism
– Demographic Trends
– Urbanisation and Migration
– Gender Issues
– Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in Favour of the Under Privileged
– Social Movements
– Indian Political System
– Human Development
– Social Sectors in India, Health and Education.

3. Paper III – Finance and Management : A good reference book will be Indian Financial Systems by MY Khan. Union Budget/ Economic Surveys can be directly referred from the ministries website. MBA Students can use there course books as well
Finance : The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect Taxes; Non-tax Sources of Revenue; Outlays; New Measures; Financial Sector Reforms; Capital Market, Money Market and Foreign Exchange Market, Stock Exchanges and their Regulation; Capital Market Intermediaries and their Regulation; Role of SEBI; Functions of the Money Market; Growth and Operation of the Money Market; The Foreign Exchange Market; From FERA to FEMA; Exchange Rate Management; Exchange Risk Management, Role of Banks and Financial Institutions in Economic Development; Regulation of Banks and Financial Institutions; Disinvestment in Public Sector Units.

Management : A good reference book written in a simple language - "Essentials of General Management" by Harold Koontz and Heinz Weihrich; MBA Students can use there course books as well
Management, its Nature and Scope; The Management Processes, Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation, Leadership; The Tasks of a Leader, Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A Successful Leader versus an Effective Leader, Human Resource Development; Concept of HRD, Goals of HRD, Performance Appraisal – Potential Appraisal and
Development – Feedback and Performance Counselling – Career Planning – Training and Development –
Rewards – Employee Welfare, Motivation, Morale and Incentives; Theories of Motivation : How Managers
Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors Determining Morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
Communication : Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus written
Communication; Verbal versus Non-verbal Communication; Upward, Downward and Lateral Communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology, Corporate Governance; Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.