ICMR Assistant General Awareness Preparation Guide:

The prestigious Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released the notification for recruiting candidates for the post of Assistant. The total number of vacancies is 80 for this post. Acing General Awareness Section in any exam helps you boost your overall score in the exam. This article will serve as your ICMR General Awareness (GA) Preparation Guide.

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Exam Pattern:

Let us look at the scheme of the exam:

PART SUBJECT No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Duration
A General Intelligence 20 20   80 Minutes
B General Awareness 20 20
C Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
D English Knowledge 20 20

80% weightage is given to this Computer based test. There will also be a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. Skill Test carries 20% weightage of the exam.

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Following are some of the important topics that have to be covered during the ICMR GA Preparation.

General Awareness for ICMR Assistant 2020 Topics:

  • Environment and its Application to the society
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Scientific Research
  • Current Events of National and International Importance

Important Sub-Topics:

History: History books up to Class 10 can be read to prepare for this topic.

Culture: Various dance forms, festivals, etc., of different states can be included under this section. If any state had been in news recently, it gains more importance.

Geography: India’s physical properties, human societies, spatial variation of human economic activities can be prepared to have a command over this topic.

Economic Scene: The current economic state of the country, the impact on it because of the pandemic, etc., are to be learned for this topic.

General Polity: The preparation for this topic should go hand-in-hand with the preparation for History topic.

Scientific Research: Making newspaper reading a habit, could help you score in this section. Topics like research on the potential vaccine for COVID-19 are important for this section.

Current Events of National & International Importance: Events such as summits held between India and other foreign countries, UN Meetings and any other event that has gained attention and significance are to be learned.

Tips for ICMR GA Preparation:

  • One-fourth of the exam has questions on General Awareness and undoubtedly, General Awareness demands retaining so much information. Hence, consistency and practice become the key to crack this section.
  • Newspapers such as The Hindu or the Indian Express should be read diligently every day. Apart from, learning news, it will help you improve your vocabulary as well.
  • For daily dose of current affairs, one can also refer to Oliveboard’s Daily GK and practice questions together.
  • You can also take monthly quizzes that are available for free.
  • You can also refer static GK e-books and take tests to test your understanding.

Strategy for ICMR GA Preparation:

  • Learning GK in one go can be tedious and can be confusing at the same time. So, make a habit of learning GK every day. Make sure there is a considerable amount of gap between studying current affairs and taking quizzes. It will be a genuine reflection of your retention capability.
  • Memorize the capital and currency of the country every time you come across one
  • When you hear some news about an International Organisation, hasten yourself to recall its head and headquarters.

Sample Questions:

  1. Canada became the latest country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Where is Pfizer headquartered?
  1. New York, USA
  2. Berlin, Germany
  3. Bern, Switzerland
  4. Stockholm, Sweden

Answer Key: (1)

2. Ministry of AYUSH and AIIMS have announced to set up which of the following?

  1. Department of Ayurveda
  2. Department of Ayurvedic Health Research
  3. Department of Integrative Medicine
  4. Department of AYUSH Research

Answer Key: (3)

3. What is the name of the shelter for Transgender Persons that was recently unveiled by the Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot?

  1. Kasturi Griha
  2. Garima Griha
  3. Lakshmi Griha
  4. Devi Griha

Answer Key: (2)

4. Where is Hornbill Festival celebrated?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Assam
  3. Nagaland
  4. Meghalaya

Answer Key: (3)

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Hope these tips and strategy helped you in your ICMR General Awareness Preparation.

Wish you all the best!

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