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Civil Services Examination (IAS)
The Civil Services Examination (IAS) is a three stage examination
- Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (multiple choice) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination
- Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written test)
- Personality Test (Interview).
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2017
DATE OF NOTIFICATION 22.02.2017 ( WEDNESDAY )
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS 17.03.2017 (FRIDAY)
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM and DURATION OF EXAM 18.06.2017 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM, 2017 28.10.2017 (SATURDAY) 5 DAYS
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination
This consists of two Paper:
Paper I ( 200 Marks , 100 Questions , 2 hours duration)
General Studies - This paper will be counted for qualifying to write the Civil Services Mains exam.
Preliminary Exams Paper-I Syllabus:
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
- Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
- Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
- General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
- General Science
Paper II (200 Marks , 80 Questions, 2 hours)
Aptitude test (CSAT) - This paper is of qualifying nature, but candidate must score at least 33% marks in this paper. However, marks of this paper are not counted for writing the Mains examination.
Preliminary Exams Paper-II Syllabus:
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision-making and problem solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
NOTE : The marks of Paper 1 are alone considered for ranking in the Prelims examination. It is based on the marks scored in General Studies paper 1 that the candidates will appear to write the Mains examination.
There is "Negative Marking" in the Prelims exam. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of marks allotted for every question will be reduced from the correct tally of score. So candidates need to be extra careful while making wild guesses in the prelim exams.