Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quick look on civil service exam

Qualification: Any degree certificate

Open category

Age limit - 30

Number of attempts - 4

Backward Classes

Age limit - 33

Number of attempts - 7


Age limit - 35

Number of attempts - 14

(The minimum age for all categories is 21 years)


Subjects/Papers : Two

The government has approved the proposal for the introduction of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in place of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.In CSAT, one of the optional subjects which a candidate could have chosen out of 23 optionals has been replaced with a common paper on aptitude test.The government will shortly notify the new scheme of examination giving details of the syllabus.

General Studies (history, geography, general science, polity, economics, current affairs, simple general knowledge and mental ability)

(Question papers are based on objective type multiple choice mode with no negative marking)


General Studies: Two papers of 300 marks each

Optional - 1: Two papers of 300 marks each

Optional - 2: Two papers of 300 marks each

General essay: One paper of 200 marks

(Essays should be to the point and concise with facts, figures and logical explanation)

Two papers of qualifying nature: One English and the other any vernacular language.

(The marks of the qualifying papers are not considered in the final score)

Interview selection

Total marks allotted for interview: 300

Points that are considered and observed at the interview level:

Leadership and social cohesion, assimilation quality, variety and depth of interest, logical expression, emotional balance, mental alertness, interest in current affairs and intellectual and moral integrity.

Basically the physical, mental and intellectual personalities of the candidate are tested at the interview level.

Coaching institutes


1. Brain Tree

2. Hyderabad Study Circle

3. IAS Study Circle

4. IAS Academy

5. R.C. Reddy IAS study circle


1. Divakar IAS study Circle (DISC)

2. Delhi Institute of Coaching (DIC)


  1. Sadhu Narasimha Reddy garu,
    This is really a great service you are doing to all the aspirants. It is really appreciable sir. Thank you very very much sir, for all the information put in this blog.
    Sir, for Telugu mains coaching I have heard of Sri Nagaraju sir classes and Sri Akella Raghavendra sir classes. Can you please provide their contact details if you have?

  2. Akella Raghavendra sir ph.no. 9849311109... i dont think nagaraju sir is giving coaching in hyd. now..need to verify

  3. Thank you very very much for the information sir. Luckily I got number of Nagaraju sir. He is taking classes sir.


  5. Respected sir,
    This is vasu from hyd iam preparing for c.s and i choosen socialogy and public admn as optonals so please suggest me which books are better with author name

  6. tell me the address of rc reddy study circle at visakhapatnam

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