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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


#234 utkarsh 33 2015-08-18 08:33
Hi sir/mam
plz tell me full syllabus of iad hindi medium exam...

#233 utkarsh 33 2015-08-18 07:50
Plz tell me diffrence between hindi medium & english medium exam of ias......plz tell me and i want to face 2016 exam what is syllabus for 2016 exam....
#232 2311Ruchi 2015-08-11 07:16
Studying in 5year BA LLB course when can I write Preliminary exam whether can I write after my 3 year.
#231 sam 2015-08-09 17:27
i have completed BSC(IT) from Sikkim Manipal University (distance learning),could you tell me may i applied it.
#230 sam 2015-08-09 17:20
my name is samananda iwant like to know that how to pepared for GS and APTITUDE paper1 anf paper2
#229 monika bharti 2015-08-07 13:02
i did'nt get genral studies 1st 2nd 3rd.
Can you explain.
#228 Pooja Jha 2015-08-06 11:44
Please guide me...
what are the options for Optional paper 1 and optional paper-2????
#227 priyanka 2015-08-03 22:53
sir I am studying last year
plz tell me how can I start my studies for ips examination
#226 Samuel benjamin civi 2015-07-31 17:09
Sir/madam. Which books should i read for ias prelims exam 2015 paper 1. Pls tell me.
#225 keshav mundra 2015-07-28 22:57
May I request you to ask what should i need to focus on if i am planning for UPSC exams.
i am pursuing my B-Tech in EE branch ,3rd year.
Sir how much part will be there in exam related with my technical subjects.

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