Scheme and Subjects for the Main Examination.
|Paper-A||(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution)||300 Marks|
|Paper-II||General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)||250 Marks|
|Paper-II1||General Studies -II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)||250 Marks|
|Paper-IV||General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)||250 Marks|
|Paper-V||General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)||250 Marks|
|Paper-VI||Optional Subject – Paper 1||250 Marks|
|Paper-VII||Optional Subject – Paper 2||250 Marks|
|Sub Total (Written test)||1750 Marks|
|Personality Test||275 Marks|
|Grand Total||2025 Marks|
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Commerce and Accountancy
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science and International Relations
- Public Administration
- Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.
- The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and paper B) will be of matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
- Evaluation of the papers, namely, ‘Essay’, ‘General Studies’ and Optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with the evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘Indian Languages’ and ‘English’ but the papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 25% marks in ‘Indian Language’ and 25% in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.
- The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim.
- The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for Candidates belonging to persons with benchmark disability (only Hearing Impairment sub-category) provided that they have been granted such exemption from 2nd or 3rd language courses by the concerned education Board/University. The candidate needs to provide an undertaking/self declaration in this regard to claim such exemption to the Commission.
- Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper I-VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers.
- For the medium/literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under :-
|Sindhi||Devanagari or Arabic|
|Santhali||Devanagari or Ol chiki|
- The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
- Each paper will be of three hours duration.
- Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the Qualifying Language Papers, Paper-A and Paper-B, in any one of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India or in English. Notwithstanding this, the candidate will have the choice to write the Optional Papers in English, also if candidates opt to write Paper I-V except the Qualifying Language Papers, Paper-A and Paper-B, in any one of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.
- Candidates exercising the option to answer papers in any one of the languages included in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution of India mentioned above may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in the language opted by them. Candidates should, however, note that if they misuse the above rule, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to them and in extreme cases; their script(s) will not be valued for being in an unauthorized medium.
- The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.