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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.

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is approximately 1291.

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: 31 May, 2014
  • Last Date to Apply: 29 June, 2014
  • Exam Date: 24 August, 2014
  • Civil Services (Main): 14 December, 2014 (5 days)

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


#133 om #457 2014-09-28 15:11
Please suggest me some good ref for self preparation for pre & mains

How to do preparation
I m unaware about it

Please suggest
#132 gk ray 2014-08-27 11:57
i am student of class 12th .how can i prepare for ias so that i must succeed n pls the name of useful books n successful coaching centres if any
#131 Ajay Tattapure 2014-08-26 19:14
यूपीएससीच्या पूर्व व मुख्य परीक्षेसाठी मराठी माध्यमातुन कोणकोणती संदर्भ पुस्तके उपयोगी आहेत ? plz share me
#130 Ajay sonkamble 2014-08-17 18:17
plz tell me ref books...
#129 Sachin Sardar 2014-08-16 17:11
plz tel me reff. books name for all sub in main exam.
#128 Sachin Sardar 2014-08-16 17:05
Sir, plz guide me to monthly plan to upsc pre exam study
name of reff. books.
#127 jyoti maurya 2014-08-14 20:47
Plz tell us upsc best book & syallbus which tyes of question
#126 jyoti maurya 2014-08-14 20:44
Please tell us best of UPSC civile serive prepare .....plz syallbus and question paper
#125 suraj8237 2014-07-29 16:54
Quoting ritu tiwari:
sir plz tel me da books dat i cn prepare by my own i really want to join civil service .........plz tel me da cmplte sylabus....................thanks u sir in advance
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for your own practice, use RS Aggrawal for apptitude and u cn purchase an book for general studies of arihant publication. all the best
#124 kumar ashish 2014-07-28 21:21
and also diffferent paper , GS-1, GS-2 , GS-3, GS 4. What is different between in such above subject. thanks.

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