SYLLABUS FOR CSE

    PLAN AND SUBJECTS FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION


    Compulsory Papers Subjects No Of Questions Duration Maximum Marks
    Paper I General Studies Current affairs, Indian and world geography, History of india and indian national movement, Indian polity and governance, Economic & social development, Environment/ ecology – climate change, General science 100 2hrs 200
    PAPER II CSAT Comprehension, English language comprehension skills, Inter personal skills including communication skills, Logical reasoning and analytical ability, General mental ability, Basic numeracy and data interpretation and data sufficiency, Decision making and problem solving 80 2hrs 200
    • Paper 1 – Negative marks for wrong answers (1/3rd of the marks allotted for each question will be deducted)

    • Paper 2- CSAT is a Qualifying Paper with minimum qualifying marks of 33%.

    (As per the present syllabus)

    PLAN AND SUBJECTS FOR MAIN EXAMINATION

    *1&2 are only FOR QUALIFYING


    S.No Papers TYPE OF QUESTION / SUBJECTS DURATION OF THE TEST MAX. MARKS
    1 English Comprehension/precis writing/vocabulary 3hrs 300
    2 Indian language under schedule VIII Précis writing, short essay etc. 3hrs 300

    *The following are FOR RANKING


    Papers Type Subject Duration Max- Marks
    Paper I Essay Two essays of 1200 words each 3hrs 250
    Paper II General studies I Indian heritage & culture, history &
    Geography of the world and society
    3hrs 250
    Paper III General studies II Governance, constitution, polity,
    Social justice, international relations
    3hrs 250
    Paper IV General
    Studies III
    Technology,Economics Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management 3hrs 250
    Paper V General studies IV Ethics, integrity and aptitude 3hrs 250
    Paper VI Optional subject paper I (To be selected by the aspirant) 3hrs 250
    Paper VII Optional subject paper II (To be selected by the aspirant) 3hrs 250
    Personality Test (Interview) 275

    (Final selection is out of 2025 marks from Main + Personality Test.)
    Total Marks- 2025

    Language Papers (included in Schedule VIII of the Constitution)


    LANGUAGE SCRIPT
    Assamese Assamese
    Bengali Bengali
    Gujarati Gujarati
    Hindi Devanagari
    Kannada Kannada
    Kashmiri Persian
    Konkani Devanagari
    Malayalam Malayalam
    Manipuri Bengali
    Marathi Devanagari
    Nepali Devanagari
    Oriya Oriya
    Punjabi Gurumukhi
    Sanskrit Devanagari
    Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic
    Tamil Tamil
    Telugu Telugu
    Urdu Persian
    Bodo Devanagari
    Dogri Devanagari
    Maithili Devanagari
    Santhali Devanagri or Olchiki

    List of Optional Subjects for Main Examination


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

    *Literature of one of the languages included in the schedule VIII of the Constitution.

    MINIMUM BOOKS RECOMMENDED FOR GENERAL STUDIES

    SL.NO TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER
    1. General Studies Manual  Tata McGraw Hill
    2. Introduction to constitution of India D.D. Basu
    Indian Polity M. Laxmikanth
    Constitution of India Bare act P.M. Bakshi
    3 India’s struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra
    India Since Independence Bipan Chandra
    A brief history of Modern India Rajiv Ahir/Spectrum
    A Facet of Indian Culture Spectrum
    India After Gandhi RamachandraGuha
    The wonder that was India A L Basham
    Discovery of India Jawaharlal Nehru
    Indian art and culture Nitin Singhania
    History VII – XII NCERT
    4 Indian Economy 1. Ramesh Singh
    2. Dutt and Sundaram
    Indian Economy since Independence Uma Kapila
    Economic Survey of India Govt. of India
    Economics  XI & XII NCERT
    5 Certificate of Physical and Human Geography Goh Cheng Leong
    Indian and world Geography D.R Khullar
    Geography VI – XII NCERT
    Environment Shankar IAS Academy
    School Atlas Oxford
    6 Development in Science and Technology Spectrum
    Physics – VIII to X
    Chemistry – VIII to X
    Biology – VIII to XII
    NCERT
    7 India Year Book Govt. of India
    8 The Hindu 
    Business Line/ Economic Times
    Newspaper
    9 Yojana, Kurukshetra
    EPW, Frontline, Down to Earth
    India Today/Outlook/The Week
    Periodicals
    (Selective reading of periodicals like Time and The Economist may be a value addition)