No optional paper in Civil Services prelims from 2011

No optional paper in Civil Services prelims from 2011

Civil Service Examination: From 2011 there will be no optional paper in the civil services preliminary examination. With UPSC changing the syllabus and pattern, candidates will have to sit for two compulsory papers – Paper I and Paper II with 200 marks and to be completed in two hours each that will cover subjects like Indian polity, governance and communication skills. The syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination would be as under:

Paper I (200 marks)

Duration: Two hours

  • 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 hours

  • 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: http://pib.nic.in

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