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Notes :
  • 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 nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.

  • The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services.

  • The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze , and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. 

  • The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.

  • The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree 1evel i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree.

  • In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.

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