MP CPCT Detailed Information | Exam Pattern, Updated Syllabus

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Hi, friends, if you are preparing for CPCT examination scheduled in the upcoming month, and are looking for detailed subject wise CPCT Syllabus & Exam Pattern,

Then this article is for you, if you remain with us till the end, then there will be no doubt in your mind related to the MP CPCT exam.

#Note: Please read this it will save you time.

This post is going to be a bit long as we provide the details of the MP CPCT exam like; What is the MP CPCT exam; Objective of CPCT Exam; CPCT Score Card & its Validity; CPCT Eligibility; CPCT Exam Pattern & Syllabus; & Some FAQ’s

But if you already know all these and as we don’t’ want to waste your time so you can directly check the MP CPCT Syllabus from here.

You can also directly check the “provided links” so you can easily navigate in the CPCT portal from the table below.

Apply Online  Click Here
Important Dates Click Here
Download Admit Card Click Here
Check Result & Score Card Click Here
CPCT Score Card Verification Click Here
Download Syllabus Click Here
Download Old Papers Click Here
Mock Test Click Here

Before we go deeper into this topic, let’s see what is the full form of CPCT?

CPCT stands for Computer Proficiency Test and Certification which is called कंप्यूटर दक्षता प्रमाणीकरण परीक्षा in Hindi.

What is CPCT?

As per order C 3 – 15/2014/1/3 dated 26 February 2015, by MP Government, for posts in various departments of the state government where a working knowledge of computers and typing skills are basic requirements, it is mandatory for the candidates to have such knowledge in order to get the job.

To check the computer skills of the applicant, the MP Government has decided to conduct a Computer Proficiency Test and Certification (CPCT).

The CPCT standardized the assessment of the applicant’s computer skills for recruitment to various positions in the government sector and ensured fair and transparent evaluation of all candidates.

CPCT exam is conducted twice a year and it will have objective type questions and typing tests (both Hindi and English).

Objectives of CPCT?

Computers and digital recorders are constantly replacing old paper-based working environments in offices. It has become an essential service provider for day work.

A computer has also become an essential tool for employees working in various clerical/office assistant positions in departments or agencies under the MP Government.

Therefore it has become necessary for the state government to select only those applicants who have basic knowledge of computers.

The MP government has introduced the CPCT exam to provide a fixed and widely accepted standard for assessing the computer proficiency of the candidates. The main objectives of conducting the CPCT exam are as follows:

  • To develop computer and typing skills within the students as per standards. Which they can later use for their career growth.
  • To develop a transparent and fairly designed system for assessing the capabilities of candidates during recruitment in various government departments and agencies.
  • There are many computer courses and certifications to obtain the basic computer proficiency certificate required to get a government job. This confuses many candidates and they often do not understand which course to take or not. Keeping this in mind, the MP government implemented a system that is uniform. CPCT removes the requirements of all those various courses and certifications.
  • Now after passing the CPCT exam, the student can apply to all the various vacant positions in the government office which requires basic computer skills and comes under CPCT.
  • Support all government departments and agencies in the recruitment of candidates at various levels as per the requirements.

#Note: The responsibility of conducting the CPCT exam has been entrusted to MAP_IT by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Let’s discuss a brief intro of MAP_IT.

What is MAP_IT?

Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology (MAP_IT) is an autonomous society under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of MP.

MAP_IT acts as a nodal agency that provides policy and institutional framework, strategic and project consulting, project implementation, technical and capacity building support to government departments/agencies for their e-governance, and computerization growth.

MAP_IT also promotes skills development and awareness in the IT sector, facilitates human resource development in the field of IT within the government, and facilitates language localization support and policies for IT-related projects which helps the government to deliver its services to the citizens through electronic means.

CPCT Score Card

Candidates seeking government jobs in Madhya Pradesh should participate in the CPCT exam and get their scorecard. Recruiters will consider the CPCT scorecard to assess a candidate’s computer and typing skills, which is something that looks like the one shown below.MP CPCT Score Card

The MP CPCT scorecard will be referred to in the recruitment for the posts in the state government and agencies where a basic knowledge of computers and typing skills are necessary requirements.

CPCT Score Card Validity

The CPCT scorecard will be valid for 4 years from the exam date (applicable for the exam from August 2019), earlier this limit was two years.

It means that if you pass the MP CPCT exam, then in various departments under the government of Madhya Pradesh, such posts in which CPCT scorecard is necessary, you can apply for all these vacancies that come out within two years.

#Note: After the validity of the MP CPCT Score Card is over, you will have to take the exam again.

Who can take the CPCT Exam?

The required eligibility for the MP CPCT exam is given as follows:

  • Applicant must have completed 18 years of age by date of registration
  • If a candidate wants to appear for the MP CPCT exam, then he/she should pass the Senior Secondary High School (class 12th) examination.
  • If an applicant has a polytechnic diploma after passing the 10th standard, he/she will also be eligible for the CPCT examination.

Why is CPCT important?

Computer Proficiency Certification Test (CPCT) has been recognized as mandatory qualification by Madhya Pradesh government for all positions like data entry operator/ IT operator/ Assistant Grade C/ Steno/ Typist and other similar posts in various government departments and agencies where basic computer knowledge and typing skills are necessary requirements.

MP CPCT Exam Pattern

CPCT is evaluated in two sections, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and typing test (English and Hindi). Both sections are mandatory.

Section MCQs – This section will have 75 questions from the syllabus which can be referred to as the CPCT portal. All these questions will be attempted in 75 minutes.

Section Typing – This section will contain paragraphs for typing in the respective language

  • English typing – This typing test will be available for 15 minutes. The mock test of 5 Minutes will be provided before the test for the candidate’s practice.
  • Hindi typing – This typing test will be available for 15 minutes. The mock test of 10 Minutes will be provided before the test for the candidate’s practice.

#Note: Mock scores will not be included in the final scorecard.

  • The total duration of the test with both sections will be 150 minutes (including 15 minutes of the mock test).
  • The MCQ test paper will be available in both Hindi and English languages. Candidates can select their choice at the beginning of the test.
  • There will be no negative marking in the test.

MP CPCT | Detailed Syllabus MCQ’s

In this section, the candidates can check the detailed syllabus for the MP CPCT exam. You can also download the MP CPCT Syllabus PDF from the link given below.

We suggest to the candidates have to stick to the topics mentioned in the syllabus for preparation. All the questions asked in the exam are based on the topics that are given in the CPCT official syllabus.

We can mainly divide the CPCT Syllabus into five sections namely;

A) Computer Proficiency & IT Skills & Networking.

The Primarily topics in this section are,

Components of Computer System, Network Security, Concept of Hardware and Peripherals, Basics of Operating System, Word Processing Basics, Elements of Electronic Spread Sheet, MS-Office suite and related office automation tools/ programs, Basics of Computer Networks, Internet Access and Service on the Internet, Web Browsing Software & Search Engines, Basics of E-mail and using E-mails

B) Reading Comprehension

C) Quantitative Aptitude

D) Mental Ability & Reasoning

E) General Awareness

Now let’s go through the detailed topic including in each section mentioned above:

Section A: Computer Proficiency & IT Skills and Networking(49-55 Questions)

The familiarity of Computer System (Hardware & Software)

Generations and types of computers, Central Processing Unit (CPU) like an arithmetic logic unit, control unit, memory unit;

Universal Serial Bus (USB), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Motherboard, Sound Card, Graphics Card, and related concepts;

Input Devices such keyboard, mouse, light pen, touch screens, graphics tablets, joystick, Microphone, Optical Character Reader, MICR, Scanner, digital or web camera, card reader, barcode reader, biometric sensor;

Output Devices such as Monitor or visual display unit, printer (impact or non-impact), speaker, plotter; and Secondary Storage Devices such as USB Pen Drives, floppy disks, Compact Disk (CD), Digital Video Disk (DVD), Blue-Ray Disk, Solid State Drive, etc.

System Software, Application Software, Embedded Software, Proprietary Software, Open Source Software;

Computer Languages such as Machine Level Language, Assembly Level Language, High-Level Language, Interpreter, Compiler;

Operating Systems such as Windows and Linux etc;

Concepts of Memory Units such as Bit, Byte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte, etc.

Basic Computer Operations

Awareness of generic steps required for setting up a computer, like booting and shutting down, determining an IP address, verifying physical connectivity to a network, installing, uninstalling and updating software packages, disabling applications from running on start-up, customizing desktop background, resizing windows, volume controls of computer, setting up a peripheral device, basic troubleshooting including power backups.

Awareness of System Administration and Security concepts such as setting options and preferences in an Operating System; encryption of data; keeping personal data private and secure; creating strong passwords; changing passwords; checking a system for bugs, spyware or other malicious application through virus scanners;

Awareness of concepts and processes related to file management functions such as copying files to a memory disk, undoing mistakes, using default help modules, connecting to the Internet and downloading and uploading files, setup, and printing of documents Compressing files; identifying and selecting suitable file formats and using them for transferring data

Proficiency in general IT skills

Word processing skills such as creating a document, using spellcheck, creating tables, working with headers or footers, mail merge, document formatting, etc. and common word processing related keyboard commands or shortcuts;

Numeric Skills to deal with numbers and digits, using formulas, references, macros, tables, graphs through spreadsheets, and common keyboard commands for spreadsheets. Presentation skills for sharing and understanding data in the form of charts, graphs, and data.

Internet skills such as using search engines effectively to get the best desired result within a short time; uploading and downloading information from the Internet and usage of Internet applications such as web sites, browsers, blogs, and Internet services such as Email, video conferencing, Online Collaboration, etc.

Section B: Reading Comprehension (5 Questions)

Ability to read and understand passages in English comprising questions regarding locating information, Identifying relationships.

Interpreting ideas, moods, Characteristics of characters, Tone of passage and getting the central theme

Section C: Quantitative Aptitude(5-7 Questions)

Number System (Fraction, Surds, Decimals & Number Series)

Arithmetic (Percentages, Profit & Loss, Discount, Compound Interest, Annuities, Ratio & Proportions, Time, Work and Distances, Shapes, Area & Volume)

Section D: General Mental Ability And Reasoning(5-7 Questions)

Data Interpretation, Reasoning Aptitude focusing on Verbal and Logical Reasoning focusing on deriving conclusions from logical premises or assess the validity of arguments based on the statement of facts.

Section E: General Awareness(5-7 Questions)

Indian History & Indian Geography, Indian Economy, Indian Constitution, Science & Technology, Current Affairs.

MP CPCT Exam FAQ’s

In this article, we have compiled and answered all the questions which are frequently asked by the candidates before applying to the MP CPCT Exam. These questions are based on very basic knowledge but sometimes candidates get confused in these questions.

In this section, we have answered the most common doubts of the aspirants. So, let us look at those Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the MP CPCT Exam and their answers in detail:

Q1) How often CPCT Exams are held?

A1) The CPCT will be held approximately every month depending upon the number of candidates due for test and availability of examination centres. But after appearing once candidate can only re-appear after 6 months.

Q2) What is the validity of the CPCP Score Card?

A2) The CPCT score card is valid for four years from the date of score card.

Q3) Is there any Mock Test facility available?

A3) The mock test facility will be available on the CPCT portal to familiarize candidates with the CPCT pattern, test screen interface, typing test interface, etc. This will also help them practice typing tests.

The mock test interface pattern will be a replica of the test screen that will be available to candidates in the test center. The purpose of the mock test is to provide the candidate with an opportunity to familiarize them with the real test interface.

Q4) Which keyboard layout will be the available for Hindi Typing Test?

A4) The available keyboard layout will be Remington Gail & Inscript in UNICODE Font ((Candidate Can use any one of these two).

1) Remington GAIL

Remington GAIL Keyboard layout for MP CPCT Hindi Typing2) InscriptInscript Keyboard layout for MP CPCT Hindi Typing

Q5) How many times can you can appear for the CPCT exam?

A5) You can apply any number of times to appear in the CPCT exam. 

Q6) Can only MP natives apply for the CPCT exam?

A6) No, any Indian person can sit in this examination even if he belongs to another state.

So even if you are a resident of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, or any other state of India, you can still apply for the MP CPCT exam and get a job in any government department of Madhya Pradesh.

Q7) I am in a government job, is it necessary for me to pass both Hindi and English typing in the CPCT exam.

A7) Yes, you have to pass both typing tests.

Q8) What should be the speed to pass the CPCT typing test?

A8) To pass the CPCT Hindi Typing Test, your speed should be at least 20 to 25 NWPM and for English, it should be 30-40 NWPM.

Q9) How much accuracy should be in typing?

A9) MP CPCT does not give much importance to accuracy in the typing test. This does not mean that you mistype 80 out of 100 words.

But You should pay more attention to your typing speed. As the sooner you complete the Typing Test in the exam, the more marks you will get.

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