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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


#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.
#224 swathi civils 2015-07-27 16:15
anyone who wants to prepare civils read NCERT books for preparation and GS.
#223 swathi civils 2015-07-27 16:14
its common exam for IAS and IPS
you have apply to write the exam,there is no alternative option to write the exam
for syllabus GOOGLE in
#222 swathi cicils 2015-07-27 16:10
yes Anyone who has completed their graduation, they are eligible to write the exam
#221 T sonali 2015-07-26 22:36
I have completed degree from Yashwantrao Chavhan Open University, is that valid for applying CSE.. please inform me
#220 shravs 2015-07-23 21:05
dear sir/madam, actually i had a conclussion about civils service exam is that it is common entrance test for ias and ips? and i want to know the procedure to prepare for ips.
#219 #201Avinash jha 2015-07-23 12:54
hello sir ias is very very tuff services
#218 vinaykumar ....... 2015-07-22 23:30
Sir I am studying BSc agriculture 3year I interested in preparing for IAS see please suggest me syllabus which books I need to buy
#217 liji antony 2015-07-21 20:58
sir, l am last year person. My aímIPS But not easy.sir right way tell me,
#216 AJMAL HANEEFA 2015-07-21 19:43
pls tell me about civil service examination

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