High Court ASO Syllabus and exam pattern
High Court ASO Syllabus
The Recruitment Examination shall consist of a Preliminary Examination/ Test, Main Written Examination, Computer Application Test, and Viva-Voce Test .
Preliminary Examination/ Test – 150 marks (2 hours duration)
The Preliminary Examination/ Test shall carry 150 marks in accordance with the Graduation Course on the subjects of General English, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. In such Preliminary Test, there shall be 150 numbers of Objective Type of Questions with Multiple Choice Answers.
There shall be a Negative Marking of 0.5 (half) mark for each wrong answer.
The Court shall call for the candidates for Main Written Examination, who have secured not less than 33% of marks in case of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe candidates and 40% of marks in case of others in the Preliminary Examination.
Provided that, the Court shall decide the number of candidates to be called to sit in the Main Written Examination on the basis of result of the candidates in the preliminary examination and the cut off mark in the preliminary test shall be determined accordingly.
High Court ASO Main Written Examination: 300 marks (5 hours duration)
|1.||English (Essay, Precis writing, Translation, Retranslation and Grammar)||100||2 hours|
|2.||Mathematics (Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration, Statistics & Probability)||100||2 hours|
|3.||General Awareness & Test of Reasoning (Current Affairs, N ational International Events, Major Financial/ Economic news, Budget & Five year plans, Books & Authors, Awards & Honours, Abbreviations, Important Days, Who’s Who, Sports, General Science, International & National Organization, History, Geography, Politics, Civics and Culture.)||100||1 hour|
So far as Main Written Examination is concerned, English Paper shall be of qualifying nature, and if a candidate belonging to General Caste does not obtain at least 45% of the Full Marks in the Paper and if a candidate belonging to SC or
ST category does not obtain at least 33% of the Full Marks in the Paper, other Papers such as Mathematics and General Awareness & Test of Reasoning shall not be evaluated and he/ she shall be deemed to have been disqualified.
Provided that, the marks secured by a candidate in English, as mentioned above, shall not be taken into account while drawing up the Final Merit List.
Notwithstanding the aforesaid provisions, the Chief Justice, may reduce the qualifying marks at his/her discretion to meet the exigency of non-availability
of sufficient number of candidates.
High Court ASO Computer Application Test: 100 marks (1-hour duration)
|(i) Theory||50||Half an hour|
|(ii) Skill Test||50||Half an hour|
Computer Fundamentals, Windows (MS- Windows), MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Linux Fundamental and Open Office Application, Usage of Internet Operation, Communication Technology, Networking Concepts (LAN, Ethernet, Broad Band, Wireless) and Digital Signature]
The Court shall call the candidates for the Computer Test, who have secured not less than 45% of marks in aggregate and a minimum of 33% of marks in each paper in the Main Written Examination. Such marks in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates shall be 40% and 30% respectively.
Provided further that, Computer Test shall be qualifying in nature, and the qualifying mark shall be 50% of the total marks in the said paper. Such mark obtained in Computer Test shall not be taken into account while drawing up the
Final Merit List.
High Court ASO Viva-voce Test: 40 Marks
The marks secured by the candidate(s) in the Viva-Voce Test shall be added to the marks obtained by him/her in the Main Written Examination so as to arrive at the total marks secured by him/her, and the names of the candidates shall be arranged in order of merit on the basis of such total marks.
Provided that, the names of the candidates shall not be included in the Merit List unless such candidates secure a minimum of 40% of marks in the Viva-Voce Test.
If two or more candidates secure equal marks in aggregate, the order of merit shall be determined in accordance with the marks secured at the Main Written Examination, and if the marks secured in the Main Written Examination of the candidates concerned is also equal, then the order of merit shall be decided as to who is older in age, and the person older in age shall be placed above the other candidate.