Monday, February 3

Documents need to Carry for Written Exam,Final tips & more

As the date of TA written Exam gets near,doubts related to the proceedings are reaching high.As many candidates writing this exam for first time,so you need to be double sure of the process.Questions on What to do,What not to do,What to be taken etc,are being asked by anxious candidates.

What to Carry?

TA Group Headquarters have advised all candidates to bring the following items for written exam.
  1. Call letter
  2. Passport size photographs. 
  3. Writing material
  4. Photo ID proof
  5. Ball point pen
You will not be allowed to continue, if call letter,passport photo,& photo id proof are not produce during verification 

About Written Exam
It is possible to commit some silly mistakes on the the D-day due to pressure,nervousness or even bad luck!
Here is a quick rundown of tips so readers can make conscious efforts in avoiding mistakes.

Answering Questions
  1. There are two sections section-1 is English,section-2 is General Awareness,candidates can move from one section to another at any point.
  2. The test is for 2 Hours.(100 marks)
  3. In objective type questions candidates have to tick on right answers.
  4. Erasures and overwriting in objective question will not be awarded any marks.
  5. No additional sheet will be provided other than the question paper.
  6. There is no negative marks.
Candidates have to score more than 50 out of 100.

What to study?

As per previous exam pattern I'm providing you some source of materials.
  1. Essays on current topics.(30 marks)here
  2. General Awareness Sets(60 marks)here
  3. Possible synonyms & Antonyms(5 marks)here
  4. Study notes here
  5. Questions asked on 18th AUG 2013 here
  6. Read current affairs from here
Final tips
  1. Reach the venue before 30 mins of scheduled time.
  2. Those reach late won't be allowed to enter the hall & such incidents did occur in my previous TA exam.
  3. Plan your travel in advance,make your railway reservation in advance if your going to travel long distance.
  4. If you didn't have your reservation then you can make it Tatkal,You will feel fresh on the day of exam.
  5. If possible,visit the test center before a day to calculate time taken.
  6. Seriously Don't hesitate to take writing material,In my experience i had written this exam twice on veranda.
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  1. thanks for information... :)

    1. If possible share these information with your friends.

    2. Thanks for all the Information's.Yesterday (9/2/2014) I had my TA Commission written examination.I would like to share the essays which were asked.They are
      1.Inflation and its effect
      2.The Lokpal Bill
      3.Indian's Foreign Relations
      4.The importance of the MGNREGA

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  3. can i know what is the time of test starting.

    1. Candidates have to report 8am at examination center and after verification exam started on nearly 10 am to 11 am,
      so better have your breakfast early on that day.

  4. tell me sir wich document attach to the TA appliction form plz give list of document

  5. tell me sir wich document attach to the TA appliction form plz give list of document

    1. Don't worry about it notification has not yet..If you wanna know early about documents required then read FEB 2014 notification..HERE

  6. CUD YOU TELL ME the meaning of '' WRITING MATERIAL '' ?

    1. writing material means a surface or a support where you can write...

  7. hi.... sir i have received my call letter for written exam today tell me what are the documents are needed at the time of written exam

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  13. AnonymousJuly 28, 2017

    Is there any need of matriculation certificate on the day of written exam?