Stage - I
1. Preliminary Examination (450 Marks)
General Studies 150 marks (150 Questions, 1 mark for each)
Optional paper 300 marks (120 Questions, 2 ½ marks each)
Each paper 2 hours duration
Exam centre will be in Chennai, Madurai & Puducherry.(for Tamilnadu)
Always Exams will be held in 2nd Sunday of May
Results will be announced before August 15th.
Exam will be of screening type, marks scored in Prelims will not be counted for overall ranking.
There will be negative marking of 1/3 (For each wrong answer)
Questions will be set in both Hindi & English
Course content of the syllabus will be of degree level.