PNRD Assam Syllabus 2020: Know Selection Process, Syllabus & Guide Books

As you all are aware of that PNRD, Assam recruits 1004 Asstt. BDO, GP Secretary, Tax Collector & Jr. Assistant Vacancy; now you should start preparing for Assam PNRD Examination 2020. In this article, we elaborate on everything regarding the PNRD Assam selection process as well as Syllabus for the above posts.

PNRD Assam Syllabus 2020

PNRD, Assam Recruitment 2020

1. Assistant Block Development Officer (BDO) (Panchayat)

2.Assistant Block Development Officer (W&C)

3. Assistant Block Development Officer (Senior Gram Sevak)

4. Gaon Panchayat Secretary

5. Tax Collector Cum Road Mohrar

6. Junior Assistant

Total No of posts: 1004

Now let’s discuss the selection procedure as well as syllabus for these posts.

PNRD, Assam Selection Process

– The candidates whose applications are accepted will be required to appear in a written test which will be conducted in different centres of the State. 

– There will be a common written examination except for the post of Gaon Panchayat Secretary.

– The Commissioner, P&RD reserves the right to change the examination venues of the test and no representation etc. will be entertained in this regard.

– The written test will be of 100 marks and will be completely OMR based.

– There will be 100 questions and each question will be of 1 (one) mark.

– There will be negative marking of 1/2 mark for each wrong answer.

– Duration of the test will be of 2 (two) hours.

– Candidates will use black ball pen to answer the OMR based answer sheet.

– As there will be one written test for all the categories except Gaon Panchayat Secretary, candidates will have to indicate in order of preference of the advertised posts, the final merit list will be prepared.

– On the basis of mark obtained and in order of preference and selection will be made on merit and roster point of SC/ST/OBC(ST(H)/EWS and PH candidates.

– For the post of Gaon Panchayat Secretary, separate written test will be conducted and selection will be made on merit and roster point of SC/STP/ST(H)/OBC/EWS and PH candidates.

– Based on the aggregate performance of the candidates in the written Examination, merit list will be prepared.

– No waiting list will be maintained.

– In case of a tie in marks, the candidate older in age will be placed higher in the merit list.

– Further, candidates having same date of birth and have obtained equal marks, will be placed in the merit list according to higher education.

– Preferential treatment to the contractual employees/casual employees of the Panchayat & Rural Development Department. (Certificate from the CEO,ZP/PD, DRDA, MD, ASRLM & Director, SIRD is compulsory)

Weightage of Work Experience

– A Maximum 10 Marks will be awarded to deserving and eligible candidates as per the criteria mentioned below herewith.

– The trained contractual/casual workers of the Panchayat & Rural Development Department have been provided 10 years of age relaxation or Relaxation should commensurate with the years of service put in the Panchayat & Rural Development Department as contractual/casual employees, whichever is higher.

– In such cases, preferential treatment will be made to the contractual employees/casual employees of the Panchayat & Rural Development Department. (Certificate from the CEO, ZP/PD, DRDA, MD, ASRLM & Director, SIRD is compulsory)

The following modalities have been adopted for giving preferential treatment to the trained contractual/casual employees of Panchayat & Rural Development Department in the recruitment process of the P&RD Department:

(i) Five Percent (5%) additional mark up to 2 years Experience of contractual/ casual workers out of the total marks.

(ii) Six Percent (6%) additional mark above 2 to 4 years Experience of contractual/ /casual workers out of the total marks.

(iii) Seven Percent (7%) additional mark above 4 to 5 years Experience of contractual/casual workers out of the total marks.

(iv) Eight Percent (8%) additional mark above 5 to 7 years Experience of contractual/casual workers out of the total marks.

(v) Ten Percent (10%) additional mark for more than 7 years and above Experience of contractual /casual workers out of the total marks. 

PNRD Assam Syllabus 2020

The questions will be set in three parts

(i) Logical reasoning and aptitude.

(ii) General knowledge with special emphasis on Assam .

(iii) General English.

– However, for the post of Gaon Panchayat Secretary, there will be additional part on Accountancy. 

Topic-wise Syllabus for PNRD Exam 2020

Being a competitive exam, you may be asked anything under the sun in the exam from that particular subject/s. So it is completely a baseless idea to limit your study to a certain syllabus as decided by a person or a website.

Intelligent selection of topics fueled by analyzing pas years’ question papers and expert examiners opinion may help in this case.

Quantitative Aptitude





Speed, Time and Distance    

Time and Work

Compound Interest    

Simple Interest    

Progressions and Series


Permutation and Combination    


Number Systems    


Mixtures and Alligations

Ratio, Proportion and Variation    

Profit, Loss and Discount    


Set Theory & Function    

Logarithm & Surds and Indices    

Complex Numbers


Quadratic and Linear Equations

Logical Reasoning

Alphanumeric series

Reasoning Analogies

Artificial Language

Blood Relations


Cause and Effect



Critical path

Cubes and cuboids

Data Sufficiency

Decision Making

Deductive Reasoning/Statement Analysis



Embedded Images

Figure Matrix


Mirror and Water Images

Odd One Out

Picture Series and Sequences

Paper Folding


Pattern Series and Sequences

Order & Ranking

Seating Arrangements

Shape Construction

Statement and Assumptions

Statement and Conclusions


General knowledge

History: Harappa Civilization, Vedic culture, Medieval India and their important systems; India’s freedom movement and their leaders

Geography: about countries and their geographical details, Famous Seaport and Airport and their location.

Computes: Abbreviations, important terms, etc

Polity: Administrative, Legislative and judiciary of our Country, Election, Important constitution bodies like CAG, Symbols of political parties, duties & responsibilities of the major persons in the Parliament

Economy: Budget related information and terminologies, Important persons involved in Economy of the Country and monetary institutions

Physics: Laws, major Inventions and Discoveries.

Chemistry: Characteristics of gases, atoms, molecules, Chemistry in everyday life.

Biology: Important discoveries, Interesting facts about human body parts, Vitamins & Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes.

Static GK: General Knowledge, Current affairs

Assam History: Ancient history, Ahom kings, Ahom history, Role of Assam during Freedom Struggle

Assam Related Facts & Updates: Assam Geography, Literature, Budget, Assam Government Scheme, etc

General English

Rules For Tenses

Rules For Prepositions

List of Prepositions

Rules and List of Conjunctions

Active And Passive Voice Rules

List of One Word Substitutions

List of Homophones/Homonyms

List of Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms And Phrases

Spotting the Error

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Letter Writing Format

Precis Writing

Sentence Correction Questions

Adjective Degree Of Comparison Rules

Article Rules

Direct & Indirect Speech Rules

Sentence Rearrangement & Para jumbles

Guide Books for PNRD Assam Recruitment 2020

We here enlist a few books for the preparation of PNRD Assam Recruitment 2020 subject wise. Although you can go for any guide books available in the market, but this will never help you in clearing your concepts to crack future examinations.

So, it is advisable to buy text books, carefully understand the concepts, and then solve question papers from previous years. One can buy these texts online or from any local shop.

1. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

2. Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

3. Lucent’s General Knowledge

4. Objective General English by S P Bakshi

5. History of Assam by Priyam Goswami

Best wishes!

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