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Examination Scheme

The Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test. 

Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination, will be summoned for an interview for a Personality Test. 

However, the papers on Indian Languages and English will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking. The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. 

The interview will carry 300 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).

Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.

Paper I One of the Indian languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution 300 marks
Paper II English 300 marks
Paper III English 200 marks
Papers IV and V General Studies 300 marks for each paper
Papers VI, VII, VIII and IX Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects set out below. 
Each subject will have two papers.
300 marks for each paper

Interview Test will carry 300 marks.


• The papers on Indian Languages and English 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.

• The papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects of candidates will be evaluated only after attainment of qualifying marks in Indian Language and English.

• The paper-I on Indian Languages will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland and also for candidates hailing from the State of


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