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Structure of Exam

The examination consists of 3 phase:

  • Preliminary - 400 marks
  • Mains (Written) - 1750 marks
  • Personality Test (Interview) - 275 marks

The Preliminary Examination consists of 2 papers(multiple-choice questions),each contains 200 marks.

  • Paper I : This paper comprises of question from General Studies.There are 100 questions in total having value of 2 marks.Every wrong answer leads to the deduction of 2/3 mark.
  • Paper II : This paper is of Aptitude test containing 80 questions.Each question weighs 2.5 marks.For each wrong answer,2.5/3 mark is deducted.
  • The Mains(Written) Examination consists of nine paper of which 2 papers are of qualifying nature.Only marks of rest 7 papers are included in formation of merit list.

    Qualifying Papers:

  • Paper A :
  • It consists of paper of an Indian language to be selected by the candidate out of languages included in the 8th Scheduled to the Constitution.
  • Paper B :
  • English,compulsary for every candidate.

    Note: The papers on Essay,General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 30% marks in Indian Language and 25% marks in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.

    Papers included in merit:

    Paper Subject Name Marks
    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&ndash1) 250
    Paper-VI Optional Subject (Paper&ndash2) 250
      Sub-toral(Written) 1750

    The Personality Test (Interview) consists of 275 marks with no minimum qualifying marks.Thus,marks obtained by the candidates in the Mains Examination as well as in the Interview would determine their final ranking.
    Total Marks on which Merit List is formed:

    Stages Total Marks
    Mains 1750
    Interview 275
    Grand Total 2025