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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Civil Services Examination Syllabus





The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Screening test called as Preliminary Exam for the selection of the candidates for the civil service Main examination and Indian Forest Service Main exams. The examination consists of 2 papers of Objective kind (multiple choice questions) and carry most of four hundred marks. This test is simply a screening test; the marks obtained within the prelims are just for qualifying for main examination and aren't counted for crucial final order of merit.
Prelims Paper
Duration
Questions
Marks
Paper I - General Studies
2 Hours
100
200
Paper II - Aptitude
2 Hours
80
200
Total


400

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 General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus

         Paper I: 200 Marks; Duration: Two Hours; Number of Questions: 100   
  •           History and Culture 
  • ·        Economy 
  • ·        Polity
  • ·        Geography
  • ·        Environment & Bio-diversity
  • ·        Science & Technology 
  • ·        Current Affairs


Paper II: 200 Marks; Duration: Two Hours; Number of Questions: 80

  • 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)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
  • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level. (will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation)
Civil Services (Mains) Pattern
The pattern has changed from 2013 main examination. The new pattern is: 
$
Paper
Subject
Marks
1
Paper A
Indian Language (Qualifying)
300
2
Paper B
English (Qualifying)
300
3
Paper I
Essay
250
4
Paper II
General Studies - I
250
5
Paper III
General Studies - II
250
6
Paper IV
General Studies - III
250
7
Paper V
General Studies - IV
250
8
Paper VI
Optional Subject Paper 1
250
9
Paper VII
Optional Subject Paper 2
250

Total

1750


Interview (Personality Test)
275

Grand Total

2025

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