GPSC AE Selection Process 2021: Prelims Exam, Interview & Final Selection

GPSC AE Selection Process 2021: Prelims Exam, Interview & Final Selection

ByShiwani Kumari  |  Updated on: Sep 3, 2021
GPSC AE recruitment 2021 notification is released for civil & mechanical post for 344 vacancies. Read the detailed GPSC AE syllabus, selection process, exam pattern, vacancy, eligibility criteria, salary, cut off, admit card and other important details.
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GPSC AE Selection Process 2021

GPSC AE Selection Process 2021: GPSC AE selection process is needed for all the candidates who will be applying for the GPSC AE exam 2021. Candidates need to know the selection process for the Civil and Mechanical branches in various departments of GPSC that is defined by the officials of the GPSC in the notification pdf. Aspirants need to crack two stages of the GPSC AE exam, written exam or primary test and interview.

Below we have described the GPSC AE selection process in detail to help you understand both phases smoothly. Refer to this article to get each and every piece of information about the GPSC AE 2021 Selection Process. 

GPSC AE Selection Process for Primary Test

The preliminary exam or primary test is the first stage of the selection process. The GPSC AE  primary test is of 300 marks in total.  Here are a few key details regarding the primary stage of the GPSC AE primary test selection process:

  • The GPSC AE primary test will have 2 sections namely General Studies and Concerned Discipline.
  • Paper 1 of the first test that contains questions from the standard 100 subject mark topic. There will be a total of 100 questions and 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Paper 2 of the first test is a related topic where questions will be asked in a special broadcast chosen by the baptism candidate. This section contains 200 questions for a total of 200 marks.
  • The total duration of the initial test is 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • The test will be Objective type in nature.
  • The official notice says nothing about the negative marking, however, one should check the instructions carefully before appearing on the test.
  • Under the eligibility program, 50% of the basic examination marks will be considered.

Given Below is the exam pattern of GPSC AE recruitment 2021

1. GPSC AE Paper 1: Topics from General Studies

  • It contains 100 questions of 100 Marks

2. GPSC AE Paper-2:  Concerned Subject Topics as per your qualification (Civil or Mechanical or Electrical)

  • It contains 200 questions of 200 Marks

Marking Scheme for GPSC AE Exam:

  • Correct answer: +1
  • Incorrect answer: -1/3
  • Not Attempted question: 0
SubjectQuestionsMarksDuration of the exam
General Studies100100
180 mins
Respective Subject200200

GPSC AE Selection Process for Interview 

The interview is the second and final stage of the GPSC AE selection process. In this round, the candidates will be tested on their knowledge of the field of education concerned. There is no clear syllabus for the discussion cycle, but the commission assesses the degree of the mental level of candidates. The GPSC AE interview is of 100 marks. Under this stage, 50% of the rounded interview marks will be considered.

Further, your document verification will also be done during this stage. You will be required to carry all the original documents and certificates along with a photocopy of each document at the time of the interview. 

GPSC AE Final Selection

The final selection of the candidates for the GPSC AE exam will be done on the basis of the marks obtained by you in the primary test and interview. However, candidates who have qualified all the initial stages of the GPSC AE recruitment, i.e. Prelims and Interview will be assessed by a medical board. Candidates will be assessed all by various medical parameters to determine their suitability for employment. Lastly, a merit list will be released by GPSC on the basis of the written exam and interview. 

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GPSC AE Exam Selection Process FAQs

  • The GPSC AE selection process comprises of two stages: Primary Test or written exam and interview. 

  • The GPSC AE Selection Process comprises of 2 stages. 

  • Yes, all the candidates who will qualify the GPSC AE primary test will be asked to appear for the interview. 

  • After the completion of the GPSC AE interview all the candidates who will qualify the interview round will be required to appear for the medical test.

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