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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: 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


#144 Ganesh Kumar Rana 2015-03-29 11:03
Hi Sir/Mam
This is Mr. Ganesh Kumar Rana from Delhi.I have completed my Graduation(B.A in Eng. litterature in 2014) from Vinoba Bhave University,Haza ribagh(Jharkhan d).I m preparing in I.A.S .Plz suggest me about new pattern of UPSC.My contact no. 9560264227.
#143 MAYANK GOEL 2015-03-29 09:55
gud morning sir,
I m waiting for a person who can suggest me. I M studying at delhi university intergrated IIIrd sem of
Iwantto prepare for IAS by heart bt want right guidance n material n all..
So, I Request sir.....please give me right guidance.
I Will be grateful to you sir..
#142 harsh007 2015-03-26 23:07
Is csat the foundation exam for ias?
#141 timir chandra dahire 2015-03-21 19:57
Respected sir, I have qualified in prelims ... bt I m getting nervous for the hindi essay of mains....
#140 Happy Singh 2015-03-20 22:34
Take polity or economic as an optional subject!! its worth working for. :)
#139 vishakha saxena 2015-03-19 22:13
Sir main uppcs Ki tayari karna chahti hu per shuru kahan se karu.please help me
#138 nikhil uttam rathod 2015-03-19 18:45
Sir, plz guide me to monthly plan to upsc pre exam study
name of reff. books.
#137 SIDDHARTH GAUTAM 2015-03-19 08:21
sir i m a teacher in kendriya vidyalaya and i want to which books are best for prepration IAS exams...
plz sir suggest me
#136 uday_prince 2015-03-16 12:06
respected, im doin my BE mechanical presently im in 6th sem.. im worried tht mains exam will come in schedule with my 7th sem exms.. plx help me out.. gv suggestions..

Thank you.
#135 sharathkumarchari 2015-03-12 20:18
respected sir,am sharathkumar am doing engineering 3rd year am intrested on upsc civil services so please give the suggestions to me

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