civil 2012 paper pattren

                                                                              Civil Services Examination - 2012    

Date of Notification
    4th February 2012

Date of Civil Services PRELIM EXAM, 2012
    20th May, 2012 (1 day)
Date of Civil Services MAINS EXAM, 2012
    5th October, 2012 (21 days)
     Detailed notification is available at      

      1. Scheme of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012/ Pattern of Civil Services Aptitude Test 2012      No. of Papers     2
Nature of Papers Objective Type/ Multiple Choice Question paper  Compulsory for All (There is going to be no optional subject from 2011)
Paper I – General Studies    

    Total marks - 200 marks
    Duration – 2 hours

Paper II – Aptitude    
 Total marks - 200 marks
 Duration – 2 hours

2. Syllabus
      Paper I | 200 marks | Duration: 2 hours
     Current events of national and international importance    
History of India and Indian National Movement
      •     Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
      •     Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
      •     Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
      •     General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization
      •     General Science
Paper II | 200 marks | Duration: 2 hours
      •     Comprehension
      •     Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
      •     Logical reasoning and analytical ability
      •     Decision making and problem solving
      •     General mental ability
      •     Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)
      •     English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
      i)     Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

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