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CSE - Civil Services Exam

CSE 2015

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination which is common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service  Examination, and acts as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.

General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2014) 1st Edition

General Studies for Services Preliminary Examination 2014 (Paper - 1)

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Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 16 May, 2015
  • Last Date to Apply: 12 June, 2015
  • Exam Date: 23 August, 2015
  • Civil Services (Main): 18 December, 2015

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 Indian Language (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

Civil Services Exam Syllabus

CSAT Syllabus | General Studies Mains Syllabus | Optional Subjects Syllabus


#189 Divya Gopi 2015-03-06 03:03
HI Sir,
I completed my BCA n persuing 2nd yr MBA through distance education I want to apply for CSE n how can I apply?
Thank u
#188 wakil ahmad 2015-03-05 15:07
Hello sir, I am student of B Tech 2nd year in civil engineering, may I prepare for cse.
#187 chanakya varma 2015-03-01 21:45
Venerated sir/madam,
May I know the better optional subject for a civil engineering student?
#186 kulveer singh 2015-02-27 12:19
Dear sir
I am greaguat in science stream
Plz suggest me to optional subject of art streem
#185 hemantasethi 2015-02-24 23:57
respected sir i am doing p.g in computer science.please suggest me whether i can apply for ifs 2015 or not.
#184 SUseela.nusum 2015-02-24 16:09
Quoting ashwini shah..:
Quoting amrutha:
Hai sir am studying bsc final year I want to prepare
For civils so suggest me how to prepare and which books should o refer

NCERT-geo 6 to 12
his 11 nd 12th. igno 11 nd 11th.chemistry 10 phy 10.maths 10.
#183 vinay kumar reddy.b 2015-02-23 15:08
respected, i did my in ece now i want to prepare for ias exam pls let me know details like syllabus and reference books which i have to fallow full details about subjects and where i can get books and there details etc..

thank you.
#182 akash sherekar 2015-02-22 09:37
My self akash sherekar I m doing engginearing. I m in second year so can I start the preparation of upsc civil services plz suggest me.
#181 bala ajith 2015-02-21 09:22
myself, i'doing B.E 3rd year. coming days i will preparing fr upsc exams .i'm sure about that i will pass in upsc exam in 3 years!!!!!!!
#180 arav 2015-02-20 22:36
I am final year student can i appeae in upcoming exams

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