Study Material | Prelims Analysis

Prelims Syllabus


   Paper I - GS            Questions: 100            Marks-200         Duration: 2 Hours

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System,  Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Right Issues 
  • Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives etc
  • General Issues on Environment Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate change
  • General Science


Paper II - CSAT             Questions: 80           Marks-200          Duration: 2 Hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General Mental Ability
  • Basic Numeracy (Class X level), Data Interpretation (Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X level)


  • Preliminary exam is of objective type.
  • Paper – I marks will be taken for primary selection with Negative marking with 1/3rd of marks for wrong selection. So do not guess.
  • Paper – II (CSAT) is qualifying in nature with minimum 33% marks to be secured to sit for the Civil services mains exam
  • Both papers marks will not be counted for final selection


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