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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


#224 kunal7das 2015-07-04 16:54
i cleared my state civil service. but i want to share my experience with you all . hope it helps few. at first coaching really helps and its important not to miss classes. 2ndly if you do not take classes you might miss the guidance . so yes you can study without the help of coaching classes but you need to work really hard and always choose a good institute. all the best and ya i took coaching classes for the prelims.
#223 nirja brahmbhatt 2015-06-30 21:46
when will be the next exam of cse Preliminary??
#222 naina nayak 2015-06-28 11:14
hello let me know the syllabus of english literature?
#221 Bhagwat kirtane 2015-06-28 01:07
#220 z 2015-06-27 14:11
Sir ,
I like to know how to prepare for IAS Exam. Is it possible to prepare without coaching.
#219 sharon ambrose 2015-06-24 14:12
sir,i have completed my graduation...i would like to prepare for civil service..pls tell me the subject for the exam and which book should be referred for this exam....
#218 smouni 2015-06-23 22:15
sir,i have completed my .i would like to prepare for civil service..pls tell me the subject for the exam and which book should be referred for this exam....
#217 Amol c Holkar 2015-06-22 21:42
I m start ias study just started.
#216 yourmum 2015-06-21 11:12
Quoting Roshni sodi:
Roshni sodi,

Hello sir, i m from Maharashtra State. completed (Bbotany).I want to become a IAS . Sir, plzzzz suggest me how to prepared for it. it is neccesary to join classes. And my english Dictionary is week how to improve it.plzzzzzzz sir suggest me. :-) :-? :sad: :D

bhadwi pehle tense formation seekh, IAS bana hai isko...dalli saali
#215 sinndhu 2015-06-19 22:55
sir please tell what are the subjects in preliminary n in mains.. in that how many we want to write that is any optional subject is there.. what is the pattern of examination

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