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Civil Services Prelim Exam Patern 2011
Syllabus and Pattern – Important  
 
Main Examination
 

The Main Examination is to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of the candidates. The Written Examination in the Main Examination consists of 9 papers and is conducted according to the following pattern:

PAPER SUBJECT DURATION MARKS
I One Indian language from those included in the Eighth Schedule* of the Constitution 3 hrs 600
II English 3 hrs 600
III Essay 3 hrs 600
IV&V General Studies 3 hrs 600
VI,VII,VIII & IX Two papers in each of two Optional ** Subjects 3 hrs 600

Languages(compulsory)

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Kashmiri
  • Konkani
  • Marathi
  • Malayalam
  • Manipuri
  • Nepali
  • Oriya
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sindhi
  • *Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu


Optional Subjects for the Main Examination

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • *Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • *Commerce & Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • *Geography
  • Geology
  • *History
  • *Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • *Political Science & International Relations
  • Psychology
  • *Public Administration
  • *Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Literature of one of the following languages

  • Arabic
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Kashmiri
  • Konkani
  • Marathi
  • Malayalam
  • Manipuri
  • Nepali
  • Oriya
  • Pali
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Sindhi
  • *Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

List of Optional subjects that cannot be clubbed

  • Political Science & Public Administration
  • Commerce & Management
  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Agriculture & Veterinary Science
  • Management & Public Admin
  • Of the Engineering subjects, not more than one subject
  • Veterinary & Medical sciences

Candidates appearing for Main exams will be around 13 times the number of vacancies announced for that year. *Offered by Manidha by direct in person coaching – Register with us