Staff Selection Commission
Recruitment of Junior Grade of Indian Information Service (Group ‘B’ Non
Gazetted ) Examination 2012.
Staff Selection Commission will hold on Sunday, the
22-07-2012, an open competitive examination for recruitment to the post of
Junior Grade of Indian Information Service, a Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted post, in
Pay Band-2 (Rs.9300-34800) plus Grade Pay of Rs.4200, all over the country.
If the number of candidates does not justify a written
examination, the Commission may at its discretion dispense with the examination
and shortlist candidates on the basis of percent of marks secured in the
Indian Information Service
Salary: Pay Band-2 (Rs.9300-34800) plus Grade Pay of
Rs.4200, all over the country.
Age Limit: Not exceeding 30 years as on 01.08.2012.
A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with
the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka,
East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of
Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and
Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above
shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued
by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be
admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only
after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the
Government of India.
- Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
- Diploma in Journalism from a recognized University or equivalent.
- Direct recruitment to posts in Junior Grade of IIS, Group’B’ shall be
made language wise. The candidates must have studied the concerned Indian
language upto the Secondary school.
Scheme of Examination:
The examination will be conducted in two stages:
- Written Test (300 marks)
- Interview (100 marks)
1 Written Test:
The papers with 150 marks each of 90 minutes duration. The paper-I will
consists of 150 questions of objective multiple choice . Paper-II will be
descriptive type carrying a maximum marks of 150.
|| Duration & Timin
|Paper-1 Objective Type
||(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning (50 Questions)
(ii) General English (50 Questions)
(iii) General Awareness (50 Questions)
|One hour and thirty minutes
10.00 A.M. to 11.30 AM 2.00 Hours for
VH candidates. (10.00AM to 12.00PM) One hour and thirty minutes
||(i) Journalism/Mass Communication
||(1.30PM to 3.00PM) 2.00Hours for VH candidates. (1.30PM to 3.30PM)
Personality Test (Interview): Interview will carry
Paper-I (Objective Type)
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning : The Syllabus for General Intelligence
would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include
questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem
solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination,
observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure
classification, arithmetical number series etc. The test will also include
questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas
and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other
(ii) General English: English grammar, Vocabulary, Spellings, Synonyms and
Antonyms, Comprehension, Correct and incorrect usages, etc.
(iii) General Awareness: General, physical, geographical, topographical,
economic and climatic features of India. Current events. Matters of everyday
observation and experience on scientific aspects and reasoning. History of
India, its cultural heritage, freedom movement, salient feature of the
Constitution of India. Economic and social aspect of the country and its people.
Paper-II (Descriptive Type)
Communication and mediation:- Introduction to Communication:
definition, basic concepts, models. Communication as Culture: subject position,
location, cultural variables. Communication to mass communication: convergences
and divergences. Technology as Mediation, deploying technology, medium and
message. Encoding and Decoding: subjectivity, sender-receiver dynamic, context,
Media and Democratic Policy:- Nation State and Citizenship: freedom of
expression, right to dissent, information as entitlement. Media and the Making
of Democracy: mediated democracy, civics ritual, secularization of
entertainment, creation of public opinion.
Media and Multilingualism: India: Media and the Multilingual
Challenge, Education, News, Civic rituals and Entertainment.
Computer Graphics & Multimedia: Principles and elements of Graphics
communication, concept and theory of design and graphics.
Radio Production : Evolution and Growth of Radio, evolution of radio,
broadcasting in India, Radio’s characteristics and role in a democracy. The
grammar of radio, formats-simple(ants, interviews, reports, running
commentaries, discussion) complex, radio features and documentaries, magazines,
elements of production (acoustic, perspective, artificial echo, studio and
mikes). The Aesthetics of radio, writing for the ear, the spoken word idiom,
storytelling elements, sound and music. The voice behind the mike-different
types of mikes, speech, personality(pitch, volume, timbre, tone,pace, vitality
Theoretical Perspectives on Communication : Communication as system:
systemic study, structural attributes, functional attributes, behaviourism,
communication as process: effect studies, models, scientism, multiplier effects
empathy, Communication as Generation of Meaning: culture and test, codes, sign
and signification interpretations. Political Economy of Communication : mode of
production and consumption of communication production of social life. Idelogy
as Communication: consensus as ideology, manufacturing consent, question of
power and hegemony, the State.
Media Ethics and Laws: Constitutional scope of freedom and the Fourth
estate. Media content and Morality. Media Regulations: Laws, Bills and Acts,
Ordinance, Regulations, Statute, Code, Norms, Conventions. Knowledge and
Copyright: Copyright Act 1957, Intellectual Property Rights. Censorship and
Film Appreciation: Introduction to Film Theory. Analytical Tools of
Media Economics: Basic Economic Issues: what to produce, how to
produce, for whom to produce. Media Market & Consumer Behaviour : constituents
of demand and supply, size of media market, use value of media products, choice
of media, propensity to consume. Components of the Media Industry: ownership,
funding, network of relations. Economic traits of Produce: supply chain and
control, tangible and intangible components. Media Organisations and Industry:
structures, modes of revenue generation, market and pricing.
Media and Advertisement: Role of Advertising. Understanding Ad as
Media Market. Pricing Ad time and space. Encoding Ads: control of content and
use value. Impact of the Advertisement.
Development Communication: Media, Social Change and Development
Issues: gender, human rights, social inclusion, public health, family welfare.
Strategic Approach to Development Communication: multimedia campaigns, KAP Gap
and communication strategies.
Media and Globalisation: Media and Globalisation: global and regional
integration, telecommunication technological advances, global networks, media
and global market. Satellite TV in India: historical overview and impact.
New /Alternative Media: The internet/online activism. Mobile as a
medium, citizen journalism.
Expanding Horizons-New Challenges(Flexible content): Media and
Conflict Zones. Media ownership and news content.
The Documentary: History, Memory and the Documentary. Types of
Documentary. Formats of Documentary. Instrumentalising the documentary.
Production and distribution networks. Production in Hindi and English.
Rs.100/-(Rupees One Hundred only)
Mode of Payment:
The candidates submitting their applications on-line should pay the requisite
fee only through State Bank of India challan or using on-line payment facility
of State Bank of India.
How To Apply:
Applications must be submitted ON LINE only in the format available On-line.
Annexure-I provides the indicative lay out of the application format. For
detailed instructions relating to the application form and how the application
is to be submitted,
A candidate must select only one of the centres given below for the
examination and must submit his/her on line application. Entire work relating to
this recruitment will be handled on behalf of the Commission by the
Kerala,Karnataka (KKR) Regional Office situated at Bangalore. Therefore, all
correspondence relating to the examination clearly mentioning the Registration
id should be addressed to:-
The Regional Director (KKR),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st Floor,’E’ Wing, Kendriya Sadan
- Date of Exam: 22-07-2012
- Closing/Last Date : 25-05-2012
Helpline Numbers of the Regional Office are: 09483862010 and 09483862020