Monday, October 18, 2010

Syllabus and Pattern for Civil Services Aptitude Test 2011 (civil services preliminary exam)

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Ministry of Personnel released the Syllabus and Pattern for Civil Services Aptitude Test 2011 (civil services preliminary exam) today here are the details for the two papers 


     (Paper 1) (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.

·       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  donot require subject specialization
·      General science. 

(Paper II) (200 marks) – Duration : Two hrs

     ·         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)