Civil Services Examination - 2012

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  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 www.upsc.gov.in  
  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
  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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