New Syllabus and Content for Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2012
The Union Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Ministry has on 18.10.2010 announced changes in the pattern of the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2011.
Paper I and II are each worth 200 marks and have been allotted two hours each. There will be No Optional Subjects. Both Paper I and II carry equal marks and compulsory.
No. 13018/4/2008 – AIS – I
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training, Dated : 18.10.2010
In Paper I, 200 marks, Duration Two Hrs -candidates will be tested on their knowledge of:-
a. Current events of national and international importance
b. Indian history and Indian national movement
c. Indian and world geography, including the physical, social and economic geography of India and the world.
d. Indian polity and governance – Constitution, the political system, panchayati raj, public policy and Rights Issue etc
e. Economic and social development, sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics and social sector initiatives etc and
f. General Issues on Environmental Ecology, bio-diversity and Climate Change– that do not require subject specialization
Paper II –200 marks –Duration Two Hrs- will consist of:-
b. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
c. Llogical reasoning and Analytical ability
d. Decision making and problem solving
f. Basic Numeracy (numbers and their relation, orders of magnitude etc (Class X level), Date Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data sufficiency etc – Class X level)
g. English language comprehension skills