This paper contains two parts - Part A and Part B. The exam is of 200 marks and the duration of the paper is 3 hours. 

Part A

Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totaling 80 marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.

Part B

Comprehension, précis writing, other communications and language skills. The paper is to be attempted in English only (marks 120). The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar and other aspects of language testing.

Break-up of Paper

Topic Questions Marks
Essay Question in 800 words One  80
Precis Writing  Two  30 
Comprehension Passage Two  40 
Counter Argument  Two  10 
Report Writing One 20
Other Grammar Questions   20
Total Marks   200