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    What is the question paper pattern of IAS Preliminary exam? How to purchase CERT books online?

    i want to become an ias officer.i want details about preliminary xm question pattern and how to purchase CERT books in online?

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    Mohit Bansal Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bhucho Mandi

    Re: What is the question paper pattern of IAS Preliminary exam? How to purchase to CERT books online?

    dear aspirant

    For IAS post you have to write Civil Services Exam. Civil Services exam is conducted by UPSC every year.

    For Civil Services Exam you need graduation degree in any discipline from recognized college or University.

    Phases Of Civil Services Exam:
    1. Prelims(CSAT)
    2. Mains
    3. Interview

    Pattern for the Preliminary and Main Examinations
    A. Preliminary Examination
    The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

    B. Main Examination
    The written examination will consist of the following papers:


    Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
    Section 2 English Comprehension
    & English Précis 100 Marks
    (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard


    General Studies–I 250Marks
    (Indian Heritage and Culture,
    History and Geography of the World
    and Society)


    General Studies –II 250 Marks
    (Governance, Constitution,
    Polity, Social Justice and
    International relations)


    General Studies –III 250 Marks
    (Technology, Economic Development,
    Bio-diversity, Environment, Security
    and Disaster Management)


    General Studies –IV 250 Marks
    (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


    Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks


    Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

    Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks

    Personality Test 275 Marks.
    Grand Total 2075 Marks

    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.

    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

    Limit Number Of Attempts:

    >>General category: 4 attempts

    >>OBC category: 7 attempts

    >>SC/ST category: No Limit

    For Applying online visit:

    you can buy NCERT books online from various sites. but flipkart is considered the best and they provide books with huge discounts. here is the web address

    Good Luck......

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    Swathi Rathinam Array
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: What is the question paper pattern of IAS Preliminary exam? How to purchase to CERT books online?

    the question pattern differs each year and please dont trust anyone's word regarding this.

    take last 5 years question paper and categorise it..

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    niks7 Array
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Re: What is the question paper pattern of IAS Preliminary exam? How to purchase CERT books online?

    Dear Aspirant

    Preliminary examination consists of
    Paper 1 200 marks Duration 2hrs of MCQ types questions
    Paper 2 200 marks Duration 2hrs of MCQ types questions

    Syllabus of the paper is
    Paper 1
    1)Current events of national and international importance.
    2)History of India and Indian National Movement.
    3)Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
    4)Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    5) Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
    6)General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
    7)General Science.

    Paper 2
    1)Comprehension Interpersonal skillsincluding communication skills;
    2)Logical reasoning and analytical ability
    3)Decision-making and problem-solving
    4)General mental ability Basic numeracy(numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
    5)Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables,data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
    6)English Language Comprehension skills (Class Xlevel).

    You may purchase book online on flipkart.com

    All the best

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