Combined Administrative Services Examination 2009

Combined Administrative Services Examination 2009 (CSIR-CASE 2009) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), an Autonomous Body under the ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. is the largest publicly-funded R&D organization in India covering practically entire spectrum of scientific & industrial R&D ranging from ocean exploration to aerospace. from micro-electronics to structural and environmental engineering, from smart materials to mecha-tronics, from petrochemicals to synthetic biology and from life sciences to development of drugs and pharmaceuticals. CSIR is repositioning itself to be Council of Scientific and innovative Research with Corporate Social Indian Responsibility to ensure globally competitive research. Be a part of the transformation being ushered in CSIR and pursue challenging career in HRD, Finance. Operations, Systems, Protect Management, Service Management. Infrastructure and Facilities Management CSIR will hold an All-India Competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Section Officers and Executive Assistants, open to Indian Nationals only.

Name of the Post
Section Officer 23 11 06 03 43*
Executive Assistant 47 24 13 06 90*
*This includes vacancies for physically challenged as per Government of India rules.


  • Pay Scales and Group Section Officer Pay Scale/Pay Band (2) Re 9.300-34,800. Grade Pay-Re. 4800, Grow T
  • Executive Assistant Pay Scale/Pay Band (2) Re 9,300-34,800, Grade Pay-Re. 4200. Group T

Minimum Educational Qualification A Bachelor Degree of a recognized university in any discipline and successful completion of one year course in computers.
Age Limit Upper age limit Is 28 years as on the last date for receipt of application i.e. 15.7.2009. relaxation for SC/ST(5 years)/ OBC(3) years/PH/Ex-servicemen, and certain other categories as per Govt. of India instructions. No age limit for CSIR departmental candidates.
Selection Procedure The candidates will be selected through an All India Competitive online examination comprising a Preliminary arid a Main Examination followed by an interview and personality test. Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary Examination will be allowed to appear in the Main Examination. Short listed candidates from the Main examination will be called for an interview and personality test.
How to Apply Candidates must apply in the prescribed application form available on CSIR web site and In Employment News date 20 – 26 June 2009. Duly filled in and signed application may be sent by Registered Post/Speed post/By Hand so as to reach ‘The joint Secretary (Administration), Anusandhan Bhavan, 2 rafi Marg, New Delhi 110001 before 5.00 p.m. on 15.7.2009. Provision also exists for online submission of applicators, guidelines for which are also available on the web site.

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  • varun37

    Hello Sir,
    I m Varun from bareilly.
    I request u that if u have the study material for the preperation of CSIR (CASE-2009) exam. Thank You

    Edit: Removed Email ID to avoid Spamming

  • rashmirai

    hi sir
    i m rashmi please confirm me the exact last date for csir case 2009.( if i m late)

    • gyanguru

      Hi Rashmi

      As per the advertisement the last date was 15.7.2009. However we request you to check with the authorities to get the exact details the contact information is present in the above mentioned post

      • gyanguru

        Hello friends,

        Small Update from CSIR the date for submission of applications has been extended to 31 July 2009.

        Therefore who are looking for applying for the CSIR CASE exam are requested to check their official website.

  • achamma

    Hi Sir,
    I have worked two years as a Software Engineer but I do not have any certificate saying I have done a course in computers. Can I still apply?

    It will b real helpful if you can point to me where the study materials are available also.

    Thank You.


  • Udita

    Hi Sir!

    Where can I get previous year's question paper of CSIR-CASE?

    • Name

      Hello everyone,
      please send me the link or suitable material (previous year papers for CSIR for the post of section officer/executive assistant)

      Edit: Removed Email ID

  • some1elsehere


    I've applied for this job but tell me is there any solved guide for preperation for this examination? Kindly revert back ASAP.

  • Jothi

    I am Jothi, I have applied for csir case 2009, and i have got the admit card. I have seen the syllabus also, but I dont know what book to read for this whole. If any special books are issued for this examination please refer the name and conduct address. If no what other helping books are there please guide me.

  • vijayakumar

    I am Vijay,I have applied for csir case 2009. I dont know what book to prepare this exam.
    If u have any idea please guide me.

  • rakeshkuamr

    sir i have applied for CASE 209 for the post of EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT .Sir plz tell me the books which i have to prepare for the examination.sir also tell me the site from where i can find the previous years question paper

  • Sanjay Kumar

    Plz send me sample & previous paper of case exam////////////////////

  • gyanguru

    Hello everyone,

    Nice to see replies from all of you. Just to brief you all about the pattern of examination. The selection will be done on basics of written examination and a personal interview.

    In written examination it will consist of two parts viz preliminary and mains

    In prelims It will consists of multiple choice questions they will be checking their language ability, GK, knowledge in public admin, and computer related ones total question 225 one mark each

    and main exam will consists of
    quant, public admin, constitution of India, analytical reasoning, language ability total questions 275 one mark each

    weight age of written exam is 50% and rest will be based on interview.

    Therefore would request you to please check for all other government exams and it seems there are some local publishing houses who are publishing materials for this exam. would request you to check with your nearest wholesalers.

    All the above information is for informative purposes only and any damage caused by the mentioned information we (Gyanguru or any of its affiliates) will not be held responsible.

    • Alok

      Mr. gyanguru
      in your information it is given that weightage of wriitten exam will be 50% but in the advertisement the total marks of pre & main exam is 500. where as for interview only 100 marks. so i want to know wether i am interpretaing it wrong or something else is there.
      thanking you

      • gyanguru

        Yes, you're right. There seems to be a typo in my reply above.

        The written exam is for 500 marks and the interview is for 50 marks. That makes the total of 550 marks. For further clarifications, you may check this link

  • yuktijoshi

    Mr. Gyanguru,
    I hav applied for CSIR-Case 2009.
    Can u plz tell me about any solved book for d preperation.
    My test date is 22/08/09.
    If possible reply via e-mail…
    So plz reply as soon as possible….

    • Udita

      Hi Yukti!

      I am Udita and am also givin this same CSIR-Case 2009. My paper is in September. I hv heard about the magazine Pratiyogita Darpan which might help in this exam. ALL THE BEST… Do tell me how your exam went…

  • yuktijoshi

    Hello Mr. Gyanguru,
    I hav applied for case 2009.
    Can u suggest me any solved e-book for its preperation.
    My test is on 22/08/09, so if u can, plz reply me via e-mail as soon as possible…
    Waiting for ur response…

    • GirishD

      hiih yukti
      dis is girish frm mumbai
      my exam of Csir is on 7th Sep
      can u pls help me out wid questions or source for study

    • prasoon

      Hi Yukti,

      It would be really great of you if you could publish your experience of the examination and what type of questions were there.
      Please suggest.


  • sujana

    what is the correct material to study for CSIR section officer post i have been trying for such a long time in the net but could not get any material so plz just help me my exam is on 28/08/09

  • sree

    I have applied for the CASE 2009…
    Can u pls suggest some solved material for this exam.
    Kindly reply to this…hope to see your reply soon
    Thanking you

  • nikhilsuryan

    hello gyanguru,
    can u tell me wat book will b best for preparing csir case 2009, n can u mail me sone question bank plllzzzzz its urgent.

  • nikhilsuryan

    hello gyanguru,
    can u send me book name from which i can prepare 4 the csir case2009 exam
    n plzz send me some question bank….its urgent

  • monikalele

    I'm monika Lele plz foreword me csir section officer questions

  • prasoon

    Hi Yukti,

    It would be really great of you if you could publish your experience of the examination and what type of questions were there.
    Please suggest.