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Syllabus for Civil Services Preliminary Exam Bangalore

Paper I –General Studies (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, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change.
  • General Science.
  • Paper II- CSAT (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
  • 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.)
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.)
  • English Language Comprehension skills.

 

Civil Services Exam Syllabus

CSAT (Prelims) Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry maximum of 400 marks.

This exam is only a screening test; the marks obtained in the prelims are only for qualifying for main exam and are not counted for determining 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

Civil Services (Mains) Pattern

The pattern has changed from 2013 main examination. The new pattern is:

Paper Subject Marks
Paper A Language(H)(Qualifying) 300
Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General Studies - I 250
Paper III General Studies - II 250
Paper IV General Studies - III 250
Paper V General Studies - IV 250
Paper VI Optional Subject Paper 1 250
Paper VII Optional Subject Paper 2 250
Total   1750
Interview (Personality Test) 275
Grand Total   2025