Preliminary Examination

The course content provided by CACS adheres to the latest revised syllabus and scheme published by UPSC.
We at Chinmaya Academy understand the structure of the Mains and Preliminary Examination ,Eligibility criteria and Schedule of Examinations.

Paper I – (200 marks)

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Indian Polity and Governance.
  • Economic and Social Development.
  • General issue on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change.
  • General Science.

Paper II – (200) (Minimum qualifying nature 33% marks)

  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy. (Class X level).

Main Examination

Paper-1
(One of the Indian languages to be selected by the  candidate from the languages included in Eighth Schedule to the Constitution) 300 marks
Paper-2
English 300 marks
Paper-3
Essay 250 marks
Paper-4
General Studies I - (Indian Heritage, Culture, History, Geography of the World and Society ) 250 marks
Paper-5
General Studies II- (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, International Relations) 250 marks
Paper-6
General Studies III- (Technology, Economic Development , Biodiversity, Environment, Security, Disaster Management) 250 marks
Paper-7
General Studies IV- (Ethics, Integrity, Aptitude ) 250 marks
Paper-8
Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 marks
Paper-9
Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 marks
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750 marks
Personality Test 275 marks
Grand Total 2025 marks

Eligibility

EDUCATION – Any Degree (Recognised by UGC / AICTE) Students having done correspondence courses also eligible

CATEGORY

General

OBC

SC / ST

AGE LIMIT

21 – 32 years

21 – 35 years

21 – 37 years

ATTEMPTS

6

9

Unlimited

Note: 21 years as in August month of the year of notification

Civil Services Examination

IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS etc.  – Totally 24 Services

UPSC – Schedule of Examination