Exam Pattern (IAS)

Civil Service Examination 2017
Age Limits

 Educational Qualification

Degree of a Recognised University or equivalent.

Candidates appearing in the requisite Degree qualification are also eligible for appearing in the examination; however, they are supposed to submit proof of passing the requisite qualification along with Detailed Application Form for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017.

Scheme of CS (Preliminary) Examination

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks. The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi. There will be negative marking of one-third marks of the question as penalty for answering it wrong.

General Studies Paper – I 200 Marks, 100 questions
*General Studies Paper – II 200 Marks, 80 questions

* General Studies Paper-II is qualifying with having minimum marks as 33% of the total marks i.e. 66 marks.
The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Services (Main)

Examination based on the minimum qualifying marks in General Studies Paper- II and total marks in General Studies Paper-1.


Scheme of CS (Main) Examination:

The written examination will consist of the following papers:—

Qualifying Papers:

Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution) and Paper –B English (Each of 300 marks)

Papers to be counted for merit

Paper-I – Essay                                             250 Marks
Paper-II – General Studies-I                      250 Marks

Paper-III – General Studies –II                 250 Marks
Paper-IV – General Studies –III               250 Marks

Paper-V – General Studies – IV                  250 Marks

Paper-VI – Optional Subject – Paper 1     250 Marks

Paper-VII – Optional Subject – Paper 2    250 Marks

Total (Written test)                              1750 Marks

Personality Test                                              275 Marks

Grand Total                                            2025 Marks