Scheme of Examination
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection
of candidates for Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection
of candidates for the various services and posts.
The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The Main
Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test.
Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the
Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be
summoned by them for an interview for a Personality Test.
Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as
well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be
allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination
and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.
|Preliminary Examination (Objective type)
||One subject to be selected from - Agriculture, Animal
Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering,
Commerce, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, Indian
History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science,
Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration,
Sociology, Statistics, Zoology
|Main Examination (Conventional Essay type)
||One of the Indian Languages
|Papers IV and V
||300 marks for each paper
|Papers VI, VII, VIII and IX
||300 marks for each paper
||Any two subjects to be selected from - Agriculture,
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry,
Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical
Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics,
Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political
Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration,
Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.
Literature of one of the following languages : Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,
Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri,
Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian,
Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
Each subject will have two papers.
Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combinations of
(a) Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
(b) Commerce & Accountancy and Management
(c) Anthropology and Sociology
(d) Mathematics and Statistics
(e) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(f) Management and Public Administration
(g) Engineering - Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical
Engineering - not more than one subject
(h) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science.