Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
Ø Current events of national and international importance.
Ø History of India and Indian National Movement.
Ø Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Ø Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Ø Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
Ø General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
Ø General Science.
Paper II-(200 marks) Duration : Two hours
Ø Comprehension; Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Ø Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
Ø Decision making and problem solving;
Ø General mental ability;
Ø Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
Ø Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. —)
Note 1 :Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
Note 2 :The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.