All you need to know about University Assistant Exam

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The University Assistant examination is being held to recruit candidates for nearly 500 posts in various universities in the state. Candidates must have a degree in any subject as basic qualification.

Until last year, the candidates had to take only a single Objective Type Test (OMR). However, the recruitment may be based on both the preliminary and main examinations this time. A final decision on this will be taken on the basis of the number of candidates applying for the posts.

The examination, like that of the graduate-level Common Prelims Exam, will be of high standards. One should make serious preparations, anticipating questions of the Civil Service preliminary examination standards.

One should study subjects like History, Physical Geography, Political Science, and Economics in detail. The candidates could mainly depend on Higher Secondary textbooks for their preparations. The exam question paper usually includes more questions based on the Higher Secondary syllabus, especially in Science.

They can also refer to the University Distance Education textbooks, ‘The Indian History’ published by the Public Service Commission Bulletin, Kerala History (A. Sreedhara Menon), and Indian Polity (M Laxmikant), for additional information.

Mark Distribution
Every time, there will be a number of questions from Malayalam, English, Mathematics, and Current Affairs subjects. So, it is important that you obtain 20-30 marks from this section, otherwise, it will be difficult to qualify.

These days, Current Affairs questions are based on topics such as History, Physical Geography, Economics, and Government Plans and Projects.  

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