The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages:
- Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Civil Services (Main) Examination; and
- Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview/Personality Test) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination:The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type 200 marks each;
- Both the question papers will be of the objective type and each will be of two hours duration.
- The General Studies Paper-II will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
Civil Services (Main) ExaminationThe Written Examination will consist of the following papers:—
|Paper-A (One of the Indian Language from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).||300 Marks|
|Paper-B English||300 Marks|
Papers to be counted for merit:
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
|General Studies -IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
|Optional Subject – Paper 1||250 Marks|
|Optional Subject – Paper 2||250 Marks|
|Sub Total (Written test)||1750 Marks|