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Civil Services Examination
 

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)
Paper I 150 marks General Studies
Paper II 300 marks 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)
Paper I 300 marks One of the Indian Languages
Paper II 300 marks English
Paper III 200 marks Essay
Papers IV and V 300 marks for each paper General Studies
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.
Interview 300 marks  

 

Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combinations of subjects :

(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.
 

 

 

 

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