1 July 2018

Online IAS Preparation - Civil Services Examination

The Civil Services examination consists of three stages.
They are:
  1. Preliminary Examination - Written
  2. Main Examination - Written
  3. Interview
  1. Preliminary Examination - Written

    • Paper I → General Studies Objective Type → 200 Marks (Compulsory Paper)
      → 
      Current events of national and international importance
      → History of India
      Indian National Movement → Geography of India
      World Geography

      ⇒ Indian Polity and Governance
      Constitution
      → Political System
      → Panchayat Raj
      → Public Policy
      → Rights
      → Issues etc.

      ⇒ Economic and social development
      Sustainable development
      → Poverty
      → Inclusion
      → Demographics
      → Social sector initiatives.

      General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and climate change
      General Science

Online IAS Preparation - Civil Services Examination
    • Paper II → Civil Services Aptitude Test Objective Type → 200 Marks (Compulsory Paper) CSAT
      → 
      Basic Numeracy (Class X Level)
      → Data Interpretation
      → General Mental ability
      → Comprehension
      → Decision making and Problem solving
      → Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
      → Interpersonal skills along with communication skills
  1. Main Examination - Written → 1750 Marks

    • Qualifying Papers

      ⇒ Paper 1 → One of the Indian Languages → 300 Marks
      ⇒ 
      Paper II → English → 300 Marks
      These papers are of Matriculation standard.
    • Counted for Merit

      ⇒ Paper I → Essay → 250 Marks⇒ Paper II → General Studies I → 250 Marks → Indian Heritage and Culture
      → History and Geography of the World
      → Society

      ⇒ Paper III → General Studies II → 250 Marks → Polity
      → Constitution
      → Governance
      → Social Justice
      → International Relations

      ⇒ Paper IV → General Studies III → 250 Marks → Economic Development
      Security and Disaster Management
      → Environment
      → Bio-diversity
      → Science and Technology

      ⇒ Paper V → General Studies IV → 250 Marks → Ethics
      → Integrity
      → Aptitude

      ⇒ Paper VI → Optional Subject → Paper I → 250 Marks⇒ Paper VII → Optional Subject → Paper II → 250 Marks
  2. Interview/Personality Test → 275 Marks

  3. Grand Total = 2025 Marks

List of optional subjects for Mains Exam

  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary science
  3. Anthropology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Commerce and Accountancy
  8. Economics
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Geography
  11. Geology
  12. History
  13. Law
  14. Management
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical engineering
  17. Medical Science
  18. Philosophy
  19. Physics
  20. Political Science and International Relations
  21. Psychology
  22. Public Administration
  23. Sociology
  24. Statistics
  25. Zoology
  26. Literature of any of the following →
    • Assamese
    • Bengali
    • Bodo
    • Dogri 
    • Gujarati
    • Hindi
    • Kannada
    • Kashmiri
    • Konkani
    • Maithili
    • Malayalam
    • Manipuri
    • Marathi
    • Nepali
    • Oriya
    • Punjabi
    • Sanskrit
    • Santhali
    • Sindhi
    • Tamil
    • Telugu
    • Urdu
    • English

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