Civil Services Preliminary Examination Syllabus

 

The Preliminary Examination are comprise of two compulsory Papers that is of 200 marks each.
Each paper will be of two hours duration. However, Blind candidates are given a extra time of twenty minutes of each paper.



The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

 

Paper I (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

 

Current events of national and international importance

 

History of India and Indian National Movement

 

Indian and World Geography‐Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

 

Indian Polity and Governance‐Constitution, Political System, Panchayat Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

 

Economic and Social Development‐Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

 

General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio‐diversity and Climate Change ‐ that do not require subject specialization

 

General Science.

 


 

Paper II (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

 

Comprehension

 

Interpersonal skills including communication skills;

 

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

 

Decision making and problem solving

 

General mental ability

 

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level)



1: Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper‐II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

 

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