Plan of Examination
Appendix - I
(Section - I)
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the
selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the
selection of candidates for the various services and posts.
2. The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective
type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 450 marks in the
subjects set out in subsection (A) of Section II. This examination is meant to
serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary
Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the
Main Examination will not be counted for determining their fi
nal order of merit.
The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about
twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled
in the year in the various Services and Posts. Only those candidates who are
declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in a
year will be eligibe for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided
they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.
3. The Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an
interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional
essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section II. Also see
Note (ii) under para I of Section II (B).
4. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written
part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their
discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview for a Personality Test
vide sub-section ‘C’ of Section II. However, the papers on Indian Languages and
English will be of qualifying nature. Also see Note (ii) under para 1 of Section
II (B). The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking. The
number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number
of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 300 marks (with no minimum
Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part
as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be
allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination
and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.