SYLLABUS FOR CSE

PLAN AND SUBJECTS FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Compulsory PapersSubjects No Of QuestionsDurationMaximum Marks
Paper I General StudiesCurrent affairs, Indian and world geography, History of india and indian national movement, Indian polity and governance, Economic & social development, Environment/ ecology - climate change, General science1002hrs200
PAPER II CSATComprehension, 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 solving802hrs200
  • 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.NoPapers TYPE OF QUESTION / SUBJECTSDURATION OF THE TESTMAX. MARKS
1EnglishComprehension/precis writing/vocabulary3hrs300
2Indian language under schedule VIIIPrécis writing, short essay etc.3hrs300

*The following are FOR RANKING

PapersTypeSubjectDurationMax- Marks
Paper IEssayTwo essays of 1200 words each3hrs250
Paper IIGeneral studies IIndian heritage & culture, history & Geography of the world and society 3hrs250
Paper IIIGeneral studies IIGovernance, constitution, polity, Social justice, international relations 3hrs250
Paper IVGeneral Studies IIITechnology,Economics Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management3hrs250
Paper VGeneral studies IVEthics, integrity and aptitude 3hrs250
Paper VIOptional subject paper I(To be selected by the aspirant)3hrs250
Paper VIIOptional subject paper II(To be selected by the aspirant)3hrs250
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
AssameseAssamese
BengaliBengali
GujaratiGujarati
HindiDevanagari
KannadaKannada
KashmiriPersian
KonkaniDevanagari
MalayalamMalayalam
ManipuriBengali
MarathiDevanagari
NepaliDevanagari
OriyaOriya
PunjabiGurumukhi
SanskritDevanagari
SindhiDevanagari or Arabic
TamilTamil
TeluguTelugu
UrduPersian
BodoDevanagari
DogriDevanagari
MaithiliDevanagari
SanthaliDevanagri or Olchiki

List of Optional Subjects for Main Examination

Subjects
AgricultureGeography
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Geology
AnthropologyHistory
BotanyLaw
ChemistryManagement
Civil EngineeringMathematics
Commerce and AccountancyMechanical Engineering
EconomicsMedical Science
Electrical Engineering Philosophy
PhysicsPublic Administration
Political Science and International Relations Sociology
Psychology Statistics
ZoologyLiterature*

*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)