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CSE 2014

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


#165 JOTHISHA.K.A 2015-01-28 15:25
RESPECTED SIR, Is it possible to apply for civil service exam those who study in corresspondence ???????
#164 helo sir, i am doing 2015-01-28 15:21
helo madam/sir, i am doing my b.a. eng lit in correspondence. it possible for me to apply for civil service exam?????? pls reply soon sir...
#163 ashwini shah.. 2015-01-24 16:10
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.
#162 Pankaj Ghosh 2015-01-20 19:27
Respected sir/ madame
iam an ias aspirant but not getting syllabus clearly. will you please send me the syllabus for prelims & mains.
#161 prashant pandey2577 2015-01-19 23:45
Hello sir,i m nw in 2nd yr of from calcutta i eligible 2 give the C.S.E exam?
#160 Priya malviya 2015-01-19 16:20
Sir i am in 3 rd sem of
I want to prepare for civil exams so please help me
#159 amrutha 2015-01-18 09:26
Hai sir am studying bsc final year iwant to prepare for
Civil exam so suggest me which books should i refer
#158 amrutha 2015-01-16 15:53
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
#157 sharvan kumar 2015-01-16 12:23
Quoting debojyoti bhattacharya:
what is the possible dates of 2015 civil services

civil service pre 23-08-2015 and main 18-12-2015 5 days
#156 debojyoti bhattacharya 2015-01-14 23:10
I am living in Hyderabad my no. is 9640775359..Am acutely looking for a tuition or a friend for combine studying for cse....

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