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Civil Services


(B) Plan of Examination :

The Civil Services Examination will consist

of two successive stages (vide

Appendix I Section-I below).

(i) Civil Services Preliminary Examination

(Objective type) for the selection of candidates

for the Main Examination; and

(ii) Civil Services Main Examination

(Written and Interview) for the selection

of candidates for the various Services

and posts noted above.

Applications are now invited for the

Preliminary Examination only.

Candidates who are declared by the

Commission to have qualified for admission

to the Main Examination will have to

apply online again, in the Detailed

Application Form which would be made

available to them. The Main Examination

is likely to be held in December, 2014.

Plan of Examination

The competitive examination comprises

two successive stages :

(i) Civil Services (Preliminary)

Examinations (Objective Type) for the

selection of candidates for Main

Examination; and

(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination

(Written and Interview) for the selection of

candidates for the various services and


2. The Preliminary Examination will consist

of two papers of Objective type (multiple

choice questions) and carry a maximum

of 400 marks in the subjects set out

in sub-section (A) of Section-II. This

examination is meant to serve as a

screening test only; the marks obtained in

the Preliminary Examination by the candidates

who are declared qualified for

admission to the Main Examination will

not be counted for determining their final

order of merit. The number of candidates

to be admitted to the Main Examination

will be about twelve to thirteen times the

total approximate number of vacancies to

be filled in the year through this examination.

Only those candidates who are

declared by the Commission to have

qualified in the Preliminary Examination

in the year will be eligible for admission to

the Main Examination of that year provided

they are otherwise eligible for admission

to the Main Examination.

Note I: The Commission will draw a list of

candidates to be qualified for Civil

Service (Main) Examination based on the

total qualifying marks as may be determined

by the Commission, of the two

papers put together.

Note II: There will be negative marking

for incorrect answers (as detailed below)

for all questions except some of the questions

where the negative-marking will be

inbuilt in the form of different marks being

awarded to the most appropriate and not

so appropriate answer for such questions.

(i) There are four alternatives for the

answers to every question. For each

question for which a wrong answer has

been given by the candidate, one-third

(0.33) of the marks assigned to that question

will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate gives more than one

answer, it will be treated as a wrong

answer even if one of the given answers

happen to be correct and there will be

same penalty as above for that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank, i.e. no

answer is given by the candidate; there

will be no penalty for that question.

3. The Main Examination will consist of

written examination and an interview test.

The written examination will consist of 9

papers of conventional essay type in the

subjects set out in sub-section (B) of

Section II out of which two papers will be

of qualifying in nature. Also see Note (ii)

under Para I of Section II (B). Marks

obtained for all the compulsory papers

(Paper-I to Paper-VlI) and Marks

obtained in Interview for Personality Test

will be counted for ranking.

4. Candidates who obtain such minimum

qualifying marks in the written part of the

Main Examination as may be fixed by the

Commission at their discretion, shall be

summoned by them for an interview for a

Personality Test, vide sub-section 'C' of

Section II. The number of candidates to

be summoned for interview will be about

twice the number of vacancies to be

filled. The interview will carry 275 marks

(with no minimum qualifying marks).

Marks thus obtained by the candidates in

the Main Examination (written part as well

as interview) would determine their final

ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the

various services keeping in view their

ranks in the Examination and the preferences

expressed by them for the various

services and posts.


Scheme and subjects for the

Preliminary and Main Examinations.

A. Preliminary Examination

The Examination shall comprise of two

compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

Note (i) Both the question papers will be

of the objective type (multiple choice


(ii) The question papers will be set both in

Hindi and English. However, questions 24 Employment News 31 May - 6 June 2014

relating to English Language

Comprehension skills of Class X level will

be tested through passages from English

Language only without providing Hindi

translation thereof in the question paper.

(iii) Details of the syllabi are indicated in

Part A of Section III.

(iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration.

Blind candidates will however, be allowed

an extra time of twenty minutes for each


B. Main Examination

The written examination will consist of

the following papers :

Qualifying Papers :


(One of the Indian Language to be selected

by the candidate from the Languages

included in the Eighth Schedule to the


300 Marks


English 300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit


Essay 250 Marks


General Studies-I 250 Marks

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and

Geography of the World and Society)


General Studies -II 250 Marks

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social

Justice and International relations)


General Studies -III 250 Marks

(Technology, Economic Development,

Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and

Disaster Management)


General Studies -IV 250 Marks

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


Optional Subject - Paper 1 250 Marks


Optional Subject - Paper 2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks

Personality Test 275 Marks

Grand Total 2025 Marks

Candidates may choose any one of the

optional subject from amongst the list

of subjects given in para 2 below


(i) The papers on Indian languages and

English (Paper A and Paper B) will be of

Matriculation or equivalent standard and

will be of qualifying nature. The marks

obtained in these papers will not be

counted for ranking.

(ii) evaluation of the papers, namely,

Essay, General Studies and Optional

Subject of all the candidates would be

done simultaneously along with evaluation

of their qualifying papers on 'Indian

Languages' and 'English' but the papers

on Essay, General Studies and Optional

Subject of only such candidates will be

taken cognizance who attain 30% marks

in Indian Language and 25% marks in

English as minimum qualifying standards

in these qualifying papers.

(iii) The paper A on Indian Language will

not, however, be compulsory for candidates

hailing from the States of Arunachal

Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,

Nagaland and Sikkim.

(iv) Marks obtained by the candidates for

the Paper-I-VII only will be counted for

merit ranking. However, the Commission

will have the discretion to fix qualifying

marks in any or all of these papers.

(v) For the Language medium/literature of

languages, the scripts to be used by the

candidates will be as under:

Language Script

Assamese Assamese

Bengali Bengali

Gujarati Gujarati

Hindi Devanagari

Kannada Kannada

Kashmiri Persian

Konkani Devanagari

Malayalam Malayalam

Manipuri Bengali

Marathi Devanagari

Nepali Devanagari

Oriya Oriya

Punjabi Gurumukhi

Sanskrit Devanagari

Sindhi Devanagari or


Tamil Tamil

Telugu Telugu

Urdu Persian

Bodo Devanagari

Dogri Devanagari

Maithili Devanagari

Santhali Devanagari or


Note : For Santhali language, question

paper will be printed in Devanagari script;

but candidates will be free to answer

either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.

2. List of optional subjects for Main


(i) Agriculture

(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary


(iii) Anthropology

(iv) Botany

(v) Chemistry

(vi) Civil Engineering

(vii) Commerce and Accountancy

(viii) Economics

(ix) Electrical Engineering

(x) Geography

(xi) Geology

(xii) History

(xiii) Law

(xiv) Management

(xv) Mathematics

(xvi) Mechanical Engineering

(xvii) Medical Science

(xviii) Philosophy

(xix) Physics

(xx) Political Science and International


(xxi) Psychology

(xxii) Public Administration

(xxiii) Sociology

(xxiv) Statistics

(xxv) Zoology

(xxv) Literature of any one 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 and



(i) The question papers for the examination

will be of conventional (essay) type.

(ii) Each paper will be of three hours


(iii) Candidates will have the option to

answer all the question papers, except

the Qualifying Language papers Paper-A

and Paper-B, in any of the languages

included in the Eighth Schedule to the

Constitution of India or in English.

(iv) Candidates exercising the option to

answer Papers in any one of the languages

mentioned above may, if they so

desire, give English version within brackets

of only the description of the technical

terms, if any, in addition to the version in

the language opted by them. Candidates

should, however, note that if they misuse

the above rule, a deduction will be made

on this account from the total marks otherwise

accruing to them and in extreme

cases; their script(s) will not be valued for

being in an unauthorized medium.

(v) The question papers (other than the

literature of language papers) will be set

in Hindi and English only.

(vi) The details of the syllabi are set out in

Part B of Section III.

"General Instructions (Preliminary as

well as Main Examination)" :

(i) Candidates must write the papers in

their own hand. In no circumstances, will

they be allowed the help of a scribe to

write the answers for them. However,

blind candidates will be allowed to write

the examination with the help of a

scribe.Blind candidates will also be

allowed an extra time of thirty minutes at

each paper @ ten minutes per hour.

(ii) An extra time of twenty minutes per

hour shall be permitted for the candidates

with locomotor disability and cerebral

palsy where dominant (writing) extremity

is affected to the extent of slowing the

performance of function (minimum of 40%

impairment) in the Civil Services (Main)

Examination only. However, no scribe

shall be permitted to such candidates.

C. Interview test

The candidate will be interviewed by a

Board who will have before them a record

of his/her career. He/she will be asked

questions on matters of general interest.

The object of the interview is to assess

the personal suitability of the candidate

for a career in public service by a Board

of competent and unbiased observers.

The test is intended to judge the mental

calibre of a candidate. In broad terms this

is really an assessment of not only

his/her intellectual qualities but also

social traits and his/her interest in current

affairs. Some of the qualities to be

judged are mental alertness, critical powers

of assimilation, clear and logical

exposition, balance of judgement, variety

and depth of interest, ability for social

cohesion and leadership, intellectual and

moral integrity.

2. The technique of the interview is not

that of a strict cross-examination but of a

natural, though directed and purposive

conversation which is intended to reveal

the mental qualities of the candidate.

3. The interview test is not intended to be

a test either of the specialised or general

knowledge of the candidates which has

been already tested through their written

papers. Candidates are expected to have

taken an intelligent interest not only in

their special subjects of academic study

but also in the events which are happening

around them both within and outside

their own state or country as well as in

modern currents of thought and in new

discoveries which should rouse the

curiosity of well educated youth.




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