Preliminary Examination Syllabus (for Civil and Forest Services)


Paper - I
GENERAL STUDIES
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and the Indian National Movement
Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social and 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 - that do not require subject specialization.
General Science.

Paper - II
CSAT
Comprehension
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
Decision-making and Problem-solving
General mental ability
Decision-making and Problem-solving
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class 10th level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.(Class 10th level).

Note 1: The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note 2: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim).

Note 3: Appearing in any one of the papers on the examination day will be counted as an attempt.

Note 4: If a candidate has applied but not appeared for the examination, it will not be counted as an attempt.

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