Civil Services Mains Exam 2016 Syllabus
The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Paper A - Modern Indian language 300 Marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted - Passing mandatory-
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essay
(v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa.
Paper B - English -300 marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted- Passing mandatory
(i) Comprehension of given passages
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary
(iv) Short Essay.
Essay - 250 Marks - To be written in the medium or language of the candidate's choice. Candidate is required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.
General Studies-I 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Indian culture - Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history - significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
General Studies -II: 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
General Studies -III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Optional Subject - Paper I -250 Marks
Optional Subject - Paper II -250 Marks
Candidates may choose any ONE optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below.
- Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Indian History
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science
- Public Administration
Interview/Personality Test - 275 Marks