Exam Pattern 2023
Going through the APEDA Assistant Manager and AGM exam pattern 2023 should be the first step in your exam preparation. This will help you in getting a fair idea of the exam structure, frequently asked questions and types of questions that are asked in the exam. Let’s understand the APEDA AM and AGM exam pattern in detail below.
APEDA Assistant Manager Exam Pattern
The APEDA Assistant Manager exam will consist of a single paper of 100 marks. The candidates will be assessed on the basis of four sections, of which three sections will contain multiple choice questions, while one section will have questions on Descriptive English. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the Written Test. Look at the table below to understand the APEDA Assistant Manager exam pattern 2023.
|Sl. No.||Name of Test||Pattern||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1.||General Awareness, English, Reasoning||Objective||20||20||2 hours 30 minutes|
|2.||APEDA / Agri. Export Related||30||30|
|3.||Questions from the subjects concerned at Degree level||30||30|
|4.||Essay writing and Precis writing||Descriptive||2||20|
|Total||82||100||2 hours 30 minutes|
APEDA Assistant General Manager Exam Pattern
The APEDA Assistant General Manager exam will be conducted in the following manner- Paper 1, Paper 2 and Interview. Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be objective in nature. Furthermore, the final selection will be made on the basis of the marks obtained in both Written Tests (Paper 1 and Paper 2) and Interview.
Refer to the APEDA AGM exam pattern below.
|Name of Test||Pattern||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|General Studies inclusive of general knowledge and current affairs, Indian history & civics, geography of India||Objective||50||50||2 hours|
|Foreign Trade Policy; WTO; Agri Exports including Agri Export from India/APEDA/Traceability systems; SPS/TBT; Quality; NPOP; IPR; Agri Export Policy; Food Safety Authority Questions from the subjects concerned at Degree level||Objective||100||100||2 hours|
|Broad topics for the interview are: a. General IQ / general awareness about the agriculture sector in the country including knowledge of functioning of Government Departments (Central/States)/their agencies and other stakeholders and various schemes announced and being implemented at various levels. b. Understanding of agriculture production and export – overall agriculture production in the country and state specific information. Role and functioning of APEDA and State nodal agencies and other stakeholders in promotion and development of Agri and processed food exports. NPOP/Certification under NPOP/ APEDA Act/ TRACE NETS/RCMC/COE etc. c. Managerial ability d. Understanding about International Trade and export process – About WTO /tariff structure and practice of international agreements. Market intelligence, Startups and Unicorns in Agri-business.||-||-||100||-|
The shortlisted candidates will be called for the APEDA Assistant General Manager Interview. This is the final step in the APEDA AGM recruitment process. The Interview will carry a total of 100 marks.
The APEDA AM and AGM notifications specifically mention that marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. Take a look at the table below for more details.
The APEDA AM and AGM exam will be bilingual, i.e Hindi and English, except the English Language and Descriptive English section.
Mode of Exam
The APEDA Assistant Manager and Assistant General Manager exam will be held in offline mode. Candidates will be required to mark their answers on the OMR sheet by pen.
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