All About Civil Examination
CSE comprises of exam in two stages.
A] CSE (Preliminary) or the Prelims- Objective type.
B] The CSE (Mains) – Written and Iinterview.
The CS (Preliminary) Exam comprises of two objective papers each of 200 marks.
A] The 1st paper or GS paper comprises of the following topics:
- 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
- General Science.
B] The 2nd paper is CSAT or GS paper II. It aims at testing the basic Reasoning, Logical, Numerical and Language proficiency of the candidate.
The following topics are covered under this section:
- 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).
B] CS Mains Examination: This is a written examination. From this year onwards the paper will be for 5 days. It has been divided into a total of 9 papers. Among these 9 papers; 2 papers will be of Non-Ranking types i.e the marks scored will not be taken into account for determination of ranks. The remaining 7 papers will be of Ranking types.
The details break-up of the papers are as under:
|Papers of CS Mains Examination||SYLLABUS|
|Non- Ranking Papers|
|Paper A ( 300 marks)||Indian Language selected from the list of languages given in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution||Matriculation or equivalent standard.|
|Paper B (300 marks)||English|
|Paper I (250 marks)||Essay|
|Paper II (250 marks)||General Studies –I||Indian Heritage and Culture,History and Geography of the Worldand Society|
|Paper-III(250 marks)||General Studies –II||Governance, Constitution,Polity, Social Justice andInternational relations|
|Paper-IV 250 Marks||General Studies –III||Technology, Economic Development,Bio-diversity, Environment, Securityand Disaster Management|
|Paper-V(250 Marks)||General Studies –IV||Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude|
|Paper-VI (250 Marks)||Optional Subject – Paper 1||To be chosen by the candidate|
|Paper-VII (250 Marks)||Optional Subject – Paper 2|
LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS FOR MAIN EXAMINATION
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Commerce and Accountancy
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science and International Relations
- Public Administration
- Literature of any one of the following languages: :Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.