Part A: Preliminary Examination
Paper I-(200 marks), Duration: Two hours.
Current events of National & international importance.
History of India & 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 & 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
Paper II-(200 marks), Duration: Two 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);
Note 1: Paper-II of CS(P)E will be qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
Note 2: MCQs, objective type.
Note 3: It is mandatory to appear in both the papers of CS(P)E for evaluation, otherwise candidate will be disqualified.