Changes in syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination from 2011in the scheme of Civil Services Examination is announced.
As per the decision of Government of India, there shall be change in the syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination from 2011 in the scheme of the Civil Services Examination
The Preliminary Examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration
SYLLABUS FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Paper I (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
(i) Current events of national and international importance.
(ii) History of India and Indian National Movement.
(iii) Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
(iv) Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayt Raj, Public Policy, Right Issues, etc.
(v) Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
(vi) General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
(vii) General Science.
Paper II - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
(ii) Interpersonal skills including communication skills
(iii) Logical reasoning and analytical ability
(iv) Decision making and problem solving
(v) General mental ability
(vi) Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
(vii) English Language comprehension skills (Class X level).