From Civil Service Examination 2011, Preliminary Examination would consist of two papers- Paper I and Paper II. The syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination would be as under:

(Paper 1) (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.

  • Current events of national and international importance

  • History of India and Indian national movement

  • Indian and World Geography- physical, social, 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) (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs

  • Comprehension

  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills

  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability

  • Decision making and problem solving

  • General mental ability

  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.  -Class X level)

  • English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

Courtesy: Union Public Service Commission - UPSC