ECGC PO Recruitment 2018: Detailed Exam pattern

ECGC is all set to conduct the online examination for selection of personnel for the post of Probationary Officer in the month of february 2018. The Recruitment Process consists of Online Examination followed by the interview of the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the Online Examination.

Created On: Jan 2, 2018 18:29 IST
ECGC PO Exam Pattern
ECGC PO Exam Pattern

ECGC has invite application for the selection of personnel for the post of Probationary Officer in ECGC Ltd.  The examination is tentatively scheduled in the month of February. The Recruitment Process consists of online examination followed by the interview of the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the Online Examination.

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Pattern of Online Examinations:  The structures of the online examinations are as follows:

a. Online Examination: The on-line examination will comprise the following objective and descriptive type multiple choice tests as stated below:

I. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

Sr. No.

Name of the test

No. of questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning Ability



40 minutes


English Language



30 minutes


Computer Knowledge



10 minutes


General Awareness



20 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



40 minutes





140 minutes

II. Descriptive Paper

S. NO.       

Type activity

No. of questions


Time allotted


Essay Writing

One out of two given options


40 minutes for both questions together


Precise Writing

One out of two together given options


Note: All tests except test of English Language and Descriptive Paper will be provided in English and Hindi. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score for each section of objective test separately to be short listed for the Descriptive paper evaluation. Descriptive answer script would be evaluated only in respect of those candidates who qualify the objective test. Descriptive test to the extent of 10 times of number of vacancies will be evaluated. The various qualifying cut off marks in each of the objective tests and the descriptive paper will be decided by ECGC.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (applicable for MCQ question paper only): There will be penalty for wrong answers marked by you. For every wrong answer marked by you, 1/ 4 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

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The Scores of Online Examination will be obtained by adopting the following procedure:

  • Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Corrected Score after applying penalty for wrong answers.
  •  The Corrected Scores so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores*

*Scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.

  • Test wise scores and scores on total is reported with decimal points up to two digits.

Note: Cutoffs may be applied in two stages:

(i) On scores in individual tests

(ii) On Total Score

Marks obtained in the online examination will be considered for short-listing for interview and marks obtained in online examination and interview together will be taken for final listing.

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Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Examination will subsequently be called for an interview to be conducted by the ECGC at select Centre(s).  The total marks allotted for interview are 60. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/ PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively.

The combined final score of the candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Examination and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for further selection process, details of which will be made available subsequently on the Company’s website.

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