PPSC Child Development Officer Syllabus 2017 Exam Pattern

PPSC Child Development Officer Syllabus 2017: Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) does timely recruitment of employees for government services that are vacant in the state. Only after getting requisition from government Commission will publish a recruitment notice. Similarly for the Government department of Social Security & Development of Women & Children, PPSC has scattered out an enrollment notice recently. Interested Arts/ Science graduates are asked to prove their talents in competitive examination and other selection modes planned by management, after proper online registration. Individuals qualifying in initial exam shall only be considered for other selection phases. So to help those job seekers we have given the syllabus and exam pattern details on below section.

Board Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)
Exam Name Child Development Project Officer Exam
Material Child Development Project Officer Syllabus
Exam Type Objective

Child Development Officer Exam Details

Widely advertised notification lists current/ shortfall vacancies as 27 for Child Development Project Officer posts. Individuals graduated with Social Science/ Nutrition/ Enthropology, etc. as one of the subject shall only be allowed to participate in this examination. Punjabi language knowledge is also considered as essential, as posting will be in Punjab state.

Applied candidates who are meeting the eligibility norms of this designation, will have to succeed in competitive examination and interview round to acquire this profession. The key points that will help applicants to win in this recruitment are given on next section.

PPSC Child Development Officer Exam Pattern 2017

Written competitive exam is the first selection stage. In this test, 100 objective type questions would be asked in the form of choose right answer i.e. MCQ. Two parts of questions would be drafted from Specific paper and General topics. Most of the questions would be asked from General paper only. Duration is 2 hours and each question carries 3 marks. Marks will not be reduced for wrong answers. Below table will give readers a clear idea about exam pattern.

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Total Time
General Topics 70 300 2 hours
Specific Paper 30
Total 100

PPSC Child Development Officer Syllabus 2017

PPSC Child Development Officer Syllabus is listed on this section. The test was supposed to be conducted on next year at Patiala centre(s), after initial scrutiny of applications. All the questions asked on this competitive examination would be of Degree standard only. Part-I of Child Development Officer Exam has 6 sub topics and Part-II has different sets of 8 sub-topics, which are given below.

Part-I Syllabus (General Paper)

  • Geography, Economics and History of India & Punjab (Agriculture, Art, Natural Resources, etc.)
  • Current Affairs of National and International importance
  • General Science, Environment and Science & Technology
  • Reasoning & mental ability (Puzzles, Number Series, Blood Relations, etc.)
  • General Punjabi and English (Grammer mistakes, synonyms/ antonyms, etc.)

Specific Paper Syllabus (Part-II)

  1. Sociology
  • Basic Concepts
  • Society, community, association, institution, culture
  • Social Groups
  • Social structure, social system, social action
  • Status and role, role conflict, role set
  • Norms and values–conformity & deviance, Law & customs
  • Socio-cultural processes
  • Socialisation, assimilation, integration, cooperation, competition, conflict, accommodation, social
  • Distance, relative deprivation.
  • Marriage, Family and Kinship
  • Social Stratification/ Demography/ Change
  • Types of Society
  • Economy and Society
  • Industrial and Urban Society
  • Political Processes
  • Weaker Sections and Minorities
  1. Social Work
  • Social Work as Profession
  • Basics of Social Case/ Group Work
  • Basics of Community Organisation
  • Individual and Society
  • Human Growth and Development
  1. Economics
  • Micro-Economics-Production (Market Structure, Prices, Components & Theories, etc.)
  • Macro-Economics-National Income concepts (Rate of Interest, Money, Banking, etc.)
  • Indian Economics (Growth in income and employment since Independence, Agricultural Policies, etc.)
  1. Anthropology
  • Different Branches of Anthropology
  • Introduction to Organic Evolution
  • Race concept
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Principles of prehistoric Archaeology
  • Archaeological sites
  • Study of Man, Culture and Society
  • Basic concepts
  • Family, Marriage and kinship
  • Incest exogamy and endogamy, Theories of incest
  • Forms and functions of family
  • Paleo-anthropology & Palaeoprimatology
  • Transmission & Molecular Gen
  • Transcription
  • Research Methods and Descriptive Statistics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Primatology
  • Palaeolithic Cultures
  • Cytogenetics and Classical Genetic Methods
  • Gene mutation
  • Human Growth and Somatotyping
  • Human Ecology & Demography
  • Anthropological Theories
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Human Body Composition and Kinanthropology
  • Modern techniques of studying body composition
  • Kinanthropology
  • Energy Flow and Human Ecological Responsiveness
  • Malnutrition
  • Human Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Analytical and Experimental Epidemiology:
  • Concept of health and wellbeing
  • Health Planning and Management
  • Contemporary and Indian Anthropology
  • The uniqueness of Indian anthropology
  • Anthropology in India as a practical discipline
  1. Nutrition
  • Body Fluids
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System, Digestive System, Reproductive System
  • Endocrinology
  • Excretory System, Nervous System
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Metabolic Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Liver and Gall Bladder Diseases
  • Renal & Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Physiological Changes during Lactation
  • Breast Feeding
  • Maternal and child health Programmes in India
  • Institutional Management
  • Meal Planning
  • Food Preparation and Service
  • Physical Plant
  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Principles of Experimentation
  • Methods of collecting data
  • Measurements of Central Tendency
  • Bivariate frequency distribution
  • Probability, Test of significance
  • Clinical Nutrition and Diet Counseling
  • Food, nutrient and drug interactions
  • Nutritional Assessment and Dietary Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Diet and Cancer
  • Problems in Human Nutrition
  • Etiology, Consequences and Nutritional Adaptations
  • Hazards of Food Toxins, Food adulteration
  • Problems, nutritional requirements and dietary management in special
  • Environmental pollution
  • Equipment for food services
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  1. Child Development
  • Women Development & Empowerment
  • Development Programmes
  • Political Participation
  • Child – Welfare, Labour & Abuse
  • Child and Law
  • Importance of Early Childhood Years
  • Prenatal Development
  • Development
  • Major Institutes and Schemes in the Field of ECCE
  1. Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Methods in Psychology
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Development of human behavior
  • Perception
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Cognition and Language
  • Intelligence and Aptitude
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Personality
  • Adjustment and Strees
  • Social Behaviour
  • Application of Psychology
  1. Philosophy
  • Problems of Philosophy (Universals, Bases of Knowledge, Substance & Attributes, etc.)
  • Logic (Syllogism, Tables, Sentential Calculus, etc.)
  • Ethics (Moral Judgements, Gandhian Ethics, Jaina, etc.)

Personal Interview for Child Development Officer Posts

Aspirants who are qualifying in the examination will be invited for Viva-voce, on the basis of merit. The maximum mark allotted for this selection round is 40 and the recruitment team will ask questions related to General Interest/ Current Affairs and Professional Aspects of post. Participants can answer for these questions in English and Document verification shall also be done on the same date. Overall merit marks in selection rounds will help to pickout the right persons for this government job.

Official Notification

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Dates to Remember

  • Advertisement published on this date: 29-11-2016
  • Last date for doing online registration: 20-12-2016
  • Hardcopies should reach on or before this date: 04-01-2017
  • Competitive Examination date: Will be published soon.

Note: The PPSC Child Development Officer Syllabus and exam pattern are discussed on above paragraphs. For reference and to know more about the subtopics, we have attached a pdf file in this article.

Updated: 05-12-2016 — 8:05 am
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