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Main Examination
Important details
1.The Civil Services (Main) Examination consist of a Written Examination and an Interview/Personality Test.
2.The Written Examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature.
3.Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview/Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
4.The number of candidates to be summoned for Interview/Personality Test (no minimum qualifying marks) will be about twice of the number of vacancies to be filled.
Papers in the Written Examination
Qualifying Papers
Paper A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).300 Marks
Paper B (English)300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit
Paper I
250 Marks
Paper II
General Studies I
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
250 Marks
Paper III
General Studies II
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations
250 Marks
Paper IV
General Studies III
Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
250 Marks
Paper V
General Studies IV
Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
250 Marks
Paper VI
Optional Subject - Paper 1
250 Marks
Paper VII
Optional Subject - Paper 2
250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test)1750 Marks
Interview/Personality Test275 Marks
Grand Total2025 Marks
Papers in the Written Examination
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology OR

Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.
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