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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: 23 May, 2015
  • Last Date to Apply: 19 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

In General Studies Paper - II, minimum qualifying marks is 33%. You will be selected for Mains exam based total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper - I.

Civil Services (Mains) Pattern

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

# Paper Subject Marks
1 Paper A Indian Language (Qualifying) 300
2 Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
3 Paper I Essay 250
4 Paper II General Studies - I 250
5 Paper III General Studies - II 250
6 Paper IV General Studies - III 250
7 Paper V General Studies - IV 250
8 Paper VI Optional Subject Paper 1 250
9 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


#252 Nikhil vishwanaath 2015-10-09 10:21
Sir / madam iam studying civil engineering final year iam interested in ias but I don't have enough knowledge about this exam please help me for achieving this exam
Tanking you,
Yours sincerely
Nikhil vishwanaath
#251 gireesh joshi 2015-10-07 12:43
sir/madam mujhe hindi madyam ka salyabus bta do mai hindi mai gruduson hu
#250 Santosh Kumar jena 2015-10-04 10:48
Dear Sir / Madam such a ex lent Clarification !
But I need one more information that is ,what is the time for each & every main paper?

Thank & Ragards
Santosh Kumar jena
#249 kousik naik 2015-10-02 01:32
Dear sir i hv complited my graduation ..and i want to appear ias exam bt i don't hv more knowledge abt this so please help me and guide me
#248 M K Singh 2015-09-29 08:33
Sir please send the syllabus of CSE for B. Tech(IT) students.
#247 M K Singh 2015-09-29 08:26
Sir I'm final year student of B. Tech(IT). Please tell me the idea about my prep & how we select paper for CSE. And also Can I eligible for attending exam in appearing.
#246 lucky rahull 2015-09-28 22:32
Sir plz tell me how to i start prepartion cse ..
#245 Manoj Yesodharan 2015-09-26 19:25
Dear Sir,
Please guide me about the syllabus to appear for CSE Exam,IPS.
Awaiting your response.I have completed my Graduation.

Manoj Yesodharan
#244 sukanta halder 2015-09-23 22:57
Sir. I am a graduate student. I want to cse exam. So . please sent me cse sllyabus. Thank you.
#243 Rishikesh pandey 2015-09-23 15:41
Sir ,
Pls tell me the idea about my prep. For cse
#242 sudeasan 2015-09-23 00:15
sir ,I am K.P.Nageswaran. Final year civil engineering student
My graduation is completed in march 2016
Can I apply for the ias exam,2016
Plz help me....

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