Paper- I – (200 marks)-General Studies

  • 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, Panchayati 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)-Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  • 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).

Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.


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