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DDA Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Sample Test 2017

DDA Admit Card | DDA Exam Pattern and Syllabus with Sample Test

Dear Readers, after a long wait of almost a year, the dates of the examination for various posts in Delhi Development Authority (DDA) are finally out. You all must be bouncing off the walls as the examinations are scheduled to be held in the third week of September. The first step in one's strategy to crack a particular examination is always an adequate knowledge of the syllabus of the concerned examination as well as the pattern of the question paper. So, here is the DDA Syllabus being provided to get you acquainted with the latest pattern of examination.

Note: Admit Card will be available only 3 days (72 hrs) prior to the exam date.





DDA Exam Schedule & Number Of Vacancies:

Post
No. Of Vacancy
Examination Date
Assistant Section Officer (ASO)
144 18th Sep 2017
19thSep 2017
20th Sep 2017
21st Sep 2017
Assistant Director (Ministerial)
15 22nd Sep 2017
Legal Assistant 24 22nd Sep 2017
Junior Hindi Translator 06 22nd Sep 2017
Stenographer Group 'D' 30 25th Sep 2017
Assistant Director (Planning) 12 25th Sep 2017
Sectional Officer (Horticulture) 101 26th Sep 2017
Assistant Accounts Officer 108 26th Sep 2017
Patwari 20 27th Sep 2017
Deputy Director (Planning) 07 27th Sep 2017
Deputy Director (Public Relation) 01 27th Sep 2017
Junior Engineer (Civil) 240 -
Junior Engineer(Elect./Mech.)  62  -
Total 770

DDA Exam Pattern 2017

Exam Pattern for Assistant Section Officer (ASO)

The DDA every year is conducted in four tiers for various posts. The four tiers are indicated below:

Tier
Type
Mode
Tier-IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier-II
Objective Multiple Choice
Computer Based (online)
Tier-III
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
Pen and Paper mode
Tier-IVSkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

Before beginning the DDA preparation, it is important to make note of exam pattern and syllabus. DDA Exam Pattern 2017 for Tier 1 & 2 are given below:
  • DDA ASO 2017 Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be conducted in online mode. 
  • No Interviews: Interview component has been dispensed with. There will, therefore, be no interview.
  • There will be no sectional cut-off.
  • Skill Test: The Skill Test will be of qualifying nature. 
  • The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. 
DDA Tier 1

This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of DDA ASO 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:
Section
Subject
No of Questions
Max Marks
Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50

75 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
Note:
  • There is a negative marking of 0.66 marks in all sections.
  • The duration of exam is 100 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped and suffering from cerebral palsy.
DDA Tier 2 Syllabus
This is CBE (computer based examination). There are 2 sections in the Tier 2 exam of DDA ASO 2017. The subject-wise details are given below:

Paper
Subject
No of Questions
Max Marks
Exam Duration
1Quantitative Abilities1002002 Hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 Hours

Note:
  • In respect of Tier-II (Paper –II), the negative marking system will remain unchanged i.e. 0.33.
  • The exam duration is 2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

DDA Tier 3 Exam

This is a (DES)descriptive exam and is conducted offline. Candidates need to write Essay/Letter/Application/Precis. This is to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Focus on the Intro. and conclusion of the Essay. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:
  • The time duration is 60 minutes and carries 100 marks.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
DDA Tier 4 Exam

The Tier 4 of DDA ASO Exam 2017 comprises CPT(Computer Proficiency Test)

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): 
Computer proficiency test will be of qualifying in nature and comprising of three modules:
  1. Word Processing 
  2. Spread Sheet 
  3. Generation of Slides
    Exam Pattern for the Post of Deputy Director (Public Relation), Deputy Director (Planning)Assistant Director (Planning), Assistant Director (Ministerial), Assistant Accounts Officer, Legal Assistant:-

    Single stage online examination followed by interview of shortlisted candidates.

    Tier-I

    Section
    Subject
    No of Questions
    Max Marks
    Exam Duration
    1 General Intelligence and Reasoning

    120 Questions


    120 Marks


    120 minutes
    2 General Awareness
    3 Quantitative Aptitude
    4 English Comprehension

    There will be penalty of 0.33 (negative marking) for wrong answers.

    Note: For Sectional Officer (Horticulture) only Tier-I Exam will be conducted.

    Exam Pattern for Junior Hindi Translator

    Stage-I
    S.No.
    Subject
    No of Questions
    Max Marks
    Exam Duration
    1General Hindi100100
    2 Hours
    2General English 100100

    There will be penalty of 0.33 (negative marking) for wrong answers.

    Stage-II
    This test is to check the candidate’s translation skills and their ability to write as well as comprehend the two languages correctly, precisely and effectively.
    • This will be conventional type. i.e. pen and paper method.
    • It consisting of translation and essay.
    • Total Marks: 200 Marks 
    • Duration: 2 Hrs
    • The paper will contain two passages for translation-one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi, and an Essay each in Hindi and English.
    Exam Pattern for Stenographer Group 'D'

    Section
    Subject
    No of Questions
    Max Marks
    Exam Duration
    1
    General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50

    120 minutes
    2 General Awareness 50 50
    3 English Comprehension 100 100
    Total 100 200

    There will be penalty of 0.33 (negative marking) for wrong answers.



    Note: The candidates will have to appear for the stenography test. The candidates will be given one dictation for 10 minutes in English / Hindi at the speed of 80 w.p.m. The matter will have to be transcribed on computer only. 
    The transcription time is as follows: -
    • 50 minutes (English)
    • 65 minutes (Hindi)
    Exam Pattern for Patwari:

    Stage-I
    Section
    Subject
    No of Questions
    Max Marks
    Exam Duration
    1 General Awareness


    120 Questions



    120 Marsks



    120 minutes
    2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
    3 Arithmetical & Numerical Ability
    4 Hindi & English
    (Language & comprehension)
    5 Basic Computer knowledge

    Stage-II
    Section
    Subject
    No of Questions
    Max Marks
    Exam Duration
    1 General Awareness (Special Emphasis on Delhi)




    200 Questions





    200 Marsks





    120 minutes
    2 General Intelligence and Reasoning
    3 Arithmetical & Numerical Ability
    4 English Language & Comprehension
    5 Hindi or Urdu language and
    comprehension
    6 Basic Computer knowledge

    There will be penalty of 0.33 (negative marking) for wrong answers.


    DDA ASO 2017 Exam Syllabus:


    General Intelligence & Reasoning: 

    The test will include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

    S. No.
    Topics
    1 Number & Alphabetical Series
    2 Coding Decoding
    3 Analogy
    4 Odd one Out
    5 Syllogism
    6 Directions Sense
    7 Ranking
    8 Non-verbal: Paper Folding & Cutting, Mirror Image, Embedded or Complete the Image, Counting Figure
    9 Blood relations
    10 Matrix
    11 Mathematical Calculations
    12 Words order according to dictionary


    English Language: 

    Candidates' understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested.


    S.No.
    Topics
    1 Spot the error
    2 Fill in the blanks
    3 Synonyms
    4 Antonyms
    5 Spelling/detecting mis-spelt words
    6 Idioms & Phrases,
    7 One word substitution
    8 Improvement of sentences
    9 Comprehension Passage

    Numerical Aptitude:

    S.No.
    Topic
    1 Number System/HCF/LCM
    2 Percentage, Average
    3 Time & Work
    4 Profit & Loss
    5 Ratio, Mixture & Alligation
    6 Time Speed Distance
    7 CI & SI
    8 Geometry
    9 Mensuration
    10 Trigonometry
    11 DI
    12 Algebra


    General Awareness:

    Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

    DDA Admit Card

    The facility for downloading the Admission Certificate Status will be live from 31/08/2017 to 14/09/2017 only.
    Kindly note that entry in the examination centre will be allowed only on production of E-Admit Card. The E-Admit Card will be sent 03 days before the schedule date of examination at your registered e-mail id and the facility for downloading the same will also be made available at DDA website.

    Thanks 
    Team AIMSUCCESS
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