STAGES OF IAS EXAM

Stage – 1: Preliminary Examination

General Studies : It consists 100 multiple choice questions – each question carry 2 marks. Total 200 marks

Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT ) : It consists 80 multiple choice questions – each question carry 2.5 marks. Total 200 marks

Stage – 2: Main Examination

Compulsory subjects – Qualifying only. It consists 2 papers :

Paper – I. It consists English comprehension & Precise writing – 300 marks Duration 3 Hours.

Paper – II. Any one Indian language – 300 marks – Duration 3 Hours.

General Studies – It consists 5 papers

Paper-1. Eassay – 250 Marks – Duration 3 Hours

Paper-2. Indian Heritage and culture, History and Geography of the world and society – 250 Marks – Duration 3 Hours.

Paper-3. Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations – 250 Marks – Duration 3 Hours.

Paper-4. Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management – 250 Marks – Duration – 3 Hours

Paper-5. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude – 250 Marks – Duration – 3 Hours

Optional Paper – It consists 2 papers

Paper-1. 250 Marks – Duration 3 Hours

Paper-2. 250 Marks – Duration 3 Hours

Stage – 3: Interview (Personality Test – 275 Marks)