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SYLLABI FOR THE EXAMINATION PART-A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200

marks each. Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Twohours Current events of national and international importance. History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World. Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Twohours Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills; Logical reasoning and analytical ability Decision-making and problem solving General mental ability Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, datasufficiency etc. - Class X level) English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level). Note 1: Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of ClassX level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper. Note 2 : The questions will be of multiplechoice, objective type

PART-B MAIN EXAMINATION The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The scope of the syllabus for the optionalsubject papers for the examination isbroadly of the honours degree level i.e. alevel higher than the bachelors degree andlower than the masters degree. In the case of Engineering and law, the level corresponds to the bachelor's degree. COMPULSORY SUBJECTS ENGLISH AND INDIAN LANGUAGUES The aim of the paper is to test thecandidate's ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to expresshis ideas clearly and correctly in English/Indian language concerned. The pattern of questions would be broadlyas follows :-

(i) Comprehension of given passages. (ii) Precis Writing (iii) Usage and Vocabulary (iv) Short Essay INDIAN LANGUAGES (i) Comprehension of given passages. (ii) Precise Writing (iii) Usage and Vocabulary. (iv) Short Essay (v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa. Note 1 : The Papers on Indian Languagesand English will be of Matriculation orequivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained inthese papers will not be counted for ranking. Note 2 : The candidates will have to answerthe English and Indian Languagespapers in English and the respective Indianlanguage (except where translationis involved). ESSAY Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

GENERAL STUDIES General Guidelines: The nature and standard of questions inthe General Studies papers will be suchthat a well-educated person will be able toanswer them without any specializedstudy. The questions will be such as to testa candidates general awareness of a varietyof subjects, which will have relevancefor a career in Civil Services. The questionsare likely to test the candidates basicunderstanding of all relevant issues, andability to analyze, and take a view on conflictingsocio-economic goals, objectivesand demands. The candidates must giverelevant, meaningful and succinct answers

PAPER - I 1. History of Modern India and Indian Culture: The History of Modern India will cover history of the Country from about the middle of nineteenth century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the freedom movement and social reforms. The part relating to Indian culture will cover all aspects of Indian culture from the ancient to modern times as well as principal features of literature, arts and architecture. 2. Geography of India : In this part, questions will be on the physical, economic and social geography of India.

3. Constitution of India and Indian Polity: This part will include questions on the Constitution of India as well as all constitutional, legal, administrative and other issues emerging from the politico-administrative system prevalent in the country. 4. Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance : This part is intended to test the candidates awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in present-day India, such as the following: (i) The Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. (ii) Issues arising from the social and economic exclusion of large sections from the benefits of development. (iii) Other issues relating to the developmentand management of human resource. (iv) Health issues including the management of Public Health, Health education and ethical concerns regarding health-care, medical research and pharmaceuticals. (v) Law enforcement, internal security andrelated issues such as the preservation of communal harmony. (vi) Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life. (vii) Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage.

PAPER - II 1. India and the World : This part will include questions to test candidates awareness of Indias relationship with the world in various spheres such as the following:Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on Indias relations with neighbouring countries and in the region. Security and defence related matters. Nuclear policy, issues, and conflicts. The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world. 2. Indias Economic Interaction with theWorld : In this part, questions will be on economic and trade issues such as foreign trade, foreign investment; economic and diplomacy issues relating to oil, gas and energy flows; the role and functions of I.M.F., World Bank, W.T.O., WIPO etc. which influence Indias economic interaction with other countries and international institutions. 3. Developments in the Field of Science & Technology, IT and space : In this part, questions will test the candidates awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology, information technology, space and basic ideas about computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and related issues regarding intellectual property rights.

4. International Affairs and Institutions : This part will include questions on important events in world affairs and on international institutions. 5. Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams: This part will test the candidates ability to draw conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or Diagrammatical form and to interpret them.