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Civil Services 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 optional subject  papers  for   the examinat ion  is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors degree and lower than the masters degree. In the case of Engineering and law, the level corresponds to the bachelor's degree.




Paper-IOne of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 22 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper)300 Marks
Paper-IIEnglish (Qualifying Paper)300 Marks
Paper-IIIEssay (in the medium you choose)200 Marks
Papers IV & VGeneral Studies (300 Marks for each paper)600 Marks
Papers VI, VII, VIII & IXAny two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper)1200 Marks
Total Marks for Written Examination
2000 Marks
Interview Test (in the medium you choose)
300 Marks
Grand Total
2300 Marks

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