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.