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Civil Services Preliminary Examination Syllabus
The Preliminary Examination shall comprise of two compulsory
Papers of 200 marks each.
Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind
candidates will however; be allowed an extra time of
twenty minutes at each paper.
The questions will be of multiple choice,
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, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues,
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
Paper II‐(200 marks) Duration : Two hours
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
Note 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.