Civil Services Exam Pattern

CSAT (Prelims) Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry maximum of 400 marks.

This exam is only a screening test. Marks obtained in the prelims are only to qualify for the main exam and are not counted for determining the final order of merit.

Prelims Paper

Duration

No.Of Questions

Marks

Paper I – General Studies

2 Hours

100

200

Paper II – Aptitude

2 Hours

80

200

Total

 

 

400

 

Civil Services (Mains) Pattern

The pattern has changed from 2013 main examination. The new pattern is:

Paper

Subject

Marks

Paper A

Language(H)(Qualifying)

300

Paper B

English (Qualifying)

300

Paper I

Essay

250

Paper II

General Studies – I

250

Paper III

General Studies – II

250

Paper IV

General Studies – III

250

Paper V

General Studies – IV

250

Paper VI

Optional Subject Paper 1

250

Paper VII

Optional Subject Paper 2

250

Total

 

1750

Interview (Personality Test)

275

Grand Total

 

2025

 

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