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August 16, 2013

RPSC LDC Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books: Prep Materials

This blog post is being made to provide you the Prep materials for RPSC LDC exam 2013:  the Syllabus, Sample Papers & Books along with a discussion on the Exam Pattern/Format. Prior to it another article titled: RPSC LDC Recruitment Exam 2013 Notification, Form & Eligibility to help you apply for this exam.

In the very outset, let me tell you that materials available on the net for RPSC LDC exam is very rare - almost non-existent. Therefore, your preparation plan for RPSC LDC exam should be based on similar exams for clerks, which needs same eligibility as the RPSC exam - i.e. Senior Secondary Pass (or Class-XII pass).

There are two such popular exams: one conducted by SSC for selection of DEO (Data Entry Operator) & LDC, called SSC CHSL Exam while the other is bank clerk exam conducted by IBPS for all the public sector banks in India, called IBPS CWE (Common Written Exam) for Clerk.

While you can use the prep materials of SSC CHSL exam readily for RPSC LDC Exam, IBPS CWE Clerk exam is a little different in pattern/format and is also more competitive. But to get an edge over your competitor, you can use the prep materials for IBPS CWE Clerk also.

With this understanding, let us know what is the pattern/format of RPSC LDC Exam.

RPSC LDC Exam Pattern:

RPSC LDC Exam Pattern Format
There are two phases of RPSC LDC Exam - Phase-I is an Aptitude Test while Phase-II is a skill test.

Phase-I of RPSC LDC Exam consists of two test sections, each having 150 Objective type questions for 100 mark, to be answered in 3 hours. Thus total mark in Phase-I is 200 marks. While the first paper of Phase-I consists of questions from GK, Science and Maths, Second Paper is a test of your language knowledge -  in which 75 questions would be asked each in Hindi & English.

Phase-II of RPSC LDC Exam on the other hand consists of skill test of your typing skill - in Hindi & English. Phase-II is not conducted for Person with disabilities they will be given the average marks obtained by them in Phase-I.

You can find the test-section wise break-up of marks in RPSC LDC Exam in the table above.

RPSC LDC Exam Syllabus:

You can find the Syllabus of RPSC LDC Exam from the links below:

For Phase-I:
Click here to download RPSC LDC Exam Syllabus Paper-I
Click here to download RPSC LDC Exam Syllabus Paper-II

For Phase-II:
Click here to download RPSC LDC Exam Syllabus Phase-II

With above syllabus of RPSC LDC Exam and the pattern of exam as given before, you can base your preparation easily.

RPSC LDC Exam Sample Papers:

I had tried hard in locating at least one good website offering Sample/Previous years exam paper of RPSC LDC Exam but failed to locate any. In absence of any reliable online RPSC LDC Exam paper, I would advise you to go through the following book which actually is meant for SSC CHSL exam:

SSC Combined Higher Sec. Level LDC/DEO Exam Guide 10 + 2; Author/Publisher: RPH
List Price: Rs. 330; Offer Price:Rs. 215, Discount: Rs. 115 (35%)

Prep Books for RPSC LDC Exam:

SSC CHSL Exam Prep Book
In absence of any reliable preparation/study material for RPSC LDC Exam exam, you have to depend on books only. You can find the following books from any good book stores or order them online from flipkart, which gives you huge discounts (upto 35%), free-home delivery (if the order exceeds Rs. 500/=)   as well as Cash-On-Delivery facilities. 

A Complete Guide to SSC CHSL(10+2) Exam for Recruitment of Lower Division Clerk; Publisher: Student Aid
List Price: Rs. 220; Offer Price:Rs. 174, Discount: Rs. 46 (21%)

List Price: Rs. 330; Offer Price: Rs. 215; Discount: Rs. 115 (35%)

Above are the RPSC LDC Exam guide books which covers all test section and hence you can use them for short-time preparation. But if you have time and would like to go for some serious study, you can go through   following books, which would help you prepare for individual test sections of RPSC LDC Exam:

General Intelligence Test/Mental Ability Test, Author: Gupta, Publisher: RPH
List Price: Rs. 120; Offer Price:Rs. 90; Discount: Rs. 30 (25%)

List Price: Rs. 410; Offer Price:Rs. 308; Discount: Rs. 102 (25%)

Lucent's General Knowledge by Vinay Karna, Manwendra Mukul, Sanjeev Kumar, Renu Sinha, R. P. Suman
List Price: Rs. 160; Offer Price: Rs. 130; Discount: Rs. 30 (19%)

Test material for RPSC LDC Exam Phase-II (i.e. Skill Test):
Once you clear the RPSC LDC written exam, you have to appear in the skill test of Lower Division Clerks (LDC). How do you test yourself for these typing/data entry skills ? How to improve upon your data entry skill?

To answer these questions, I had posted following two exclusive blog post for typing/data entry skill test:
Data Entry Operators Skill Test: It introduces you to the skill test.
Test Your Data Entry Skill Online/Download software: It points you to those resources which helps you test yourself.

Hope with above study materials for RPSC LDC Exam, you can crack the exam easily. I would be on the lookout for RPSC LDC Exam prep materials and would post the same here. So please keep visting this blog.
Best Wishes!