Qualification: Any degree certificate
Age limit - 30
Number of attempts - 4
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)
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.
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)