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NOTIFICATION

Civil Services Prelims Exam, 2014 notification

EXAMINATIONS COMMENCEMENT/HELD ON

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT EXAM

PRELIMS EXAM held on 24.08.2014 (Sunday)

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF MAIN EXAM : 14.12.2014 (SUNDAY) DURATION OF EXAM
(5 DAYS)

RESULTS

The Final Result of UPSC IAS Exam 2013 (declared on 12 June 2014)

Toppers 2013
1 249085 GAURAV AGRAWAL Interview
2 016290 MUNISH SHARMA
3 100841 RACHIT RAJ
4 565614 AKSHAY TRIPATHI
5 026831 BHARTI DIXIT
6 200409 SAKSHI SAWHNEY
7 007844 CHANCHAL RANA
8 002320 JOHNY TOM VARGHESE
9 355620 DIVYANSHU JHA
10 003713 MEDHA ROOPAM

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According to the instructions from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT); Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 being conducted by the Union Public Service Commission as per schedule timing on 24 August, 2014, Candidates may note the following corrections :

1. The Paper II of the CSE (Preliminary) is of 200 marks and 2 hours duration. It contains a section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level). It contains some questions based on a few paragraphs in English.

2. The Union Government has decided that for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014 to be held on 24th August, this section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level) will not count for gradation or merit.

3. The Paper-II would contain a section on English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level). Candidates must therefore note that they do not have to answer the questions on this English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level) section. These questions will not be evaluated.

The Union Public Service Commission has published a detailed Examination Notice for the prelims Examination 2014 in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar on 31st of May, 2014, in accordance with the rules of examination to be notified by the Government.

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 1291 which includes 26 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, i.e. 12 vacancies for LDCP, 2 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I. The
final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities.

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Complete Study Notes for Civil Services Prelims Exam 2014-15
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Civil Services Prelims Exam Question Papers & Ans. Key

Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Topics of Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours : Total Questions (100)

Current events of national and international importance

History of India and Indian National Movement

Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

Indian Polity & Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

Economic and 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 and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.

General Science

Topics for Paper II - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours : Total Questions (80)

Comprehension

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)

English Language & Comprehension Skills

Note : It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelims) Examination.

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General Studies : Paper 1
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Current Affairs (Eng)History of India and Indian National Movement Eng coverIndian & World Geography Eng coverIndian Polity and Governance Hindi CoverEco & Scial Development Eng coverGeneral Issues on Environmental Ecology Eng coverGeneral Science Eng cover
General Studies : Paper 2 (CSAT)
Comprehension Hindi Interpersonal Skills & Communication Skills Decision Making and Problem Solving Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability General Mental Ability Basic Numeracy English Language Comprehension Skills
Comprehension Hindi Interpersonal Skills & Communication Skills (Hindi) Decision Making and Problem Solving (Hindi) Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability (Hindi) General Mental Ability (Hindi) Basic Numeracy (Hindi) English Language Comprehension Skills

Civil Services Main Exam 2014-15

The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio- economic goals, objectives and demands.

The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.

Subsequent to the Notification of Civil Services Examination, 2013 in the Gazette of India dated 05.03.2013, the
government has brought out certain modifications in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013 vide corrigendum published in the Gazette of India (Extra‐ordinary) dated 25.03.2013. The modifications made by the government will require necessary amendments in the relevant part ( Appendix–I, Section–I under Plan of
Examination and Section‐II [B. Main Examination] ) of the Commission’s notice dated 5.3.2013 published in the
website ofthe Commission and also published in the EmploymentNews/Rozgar Samachar dated 16.3.2013.
Revised Appendix–I, Section–I under Plan of Examination and Section‐II [B. Main Examination] of Commission’s
Notice dated 5.3.2013may now be read as follows.

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IAS MAIN EXAMINATION (REVISED PATTERN)

The written examination will consist of the following papers :

Qualifying Papers
Description Marks
Paper‐ A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the
candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth
Schedule to the Constitution).
300 Marks
Paper‐ B English (Papers to be counted for merit) 300 Marks
Paper-I Essay 250 Marks
  This Section Removed : English Comprehension & English Précis (Of Matriculation/ Xth standardlevel) 100 Marks
Paper-II General Studies–I : (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250Marks
Paper-III General Studies –II : (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250 Marks
Paper-IV General Studies –III : (Technology, Economic Development,
Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250 Marks
Paper-V General Studies –IV : (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
UPSC Provided Sample paper
250 Marks
Paper-VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper-VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test)   1750 Marks
Interview   275 Marks
Grand Total   2025 Marks

{Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below (Group 1).
However, a candidate can opt for the literatures of a language, indicated in Group-2 below para 2, as an optional
subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject}.
NOTE:
(i) Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers (Paper I-VII) will be counted for merit ranking. However,
the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.
(ii) For the Language medium/ literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as
under.

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Images/Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude cover Images/Technology Economic Development Bio diversity Environment security and disaster management cover Images/Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations cover Images/Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society cover Essay
Images/Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude cover in Hindi Images/Technology Economic Development Bio diversity Environment security and disaster management cover in Hindi Images/Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations cover in Hindi Images/Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society cover in Hindi Essay in Hindi

Qualifying Papers

Paper‐ A
(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth
Schedule to the Constitution). 300 Marks

Indian Languages:‐
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essay
(v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice‐versa.

Paper‐ B
English 300 Marks

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:‐ 
(i) Comprehension of given passages
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary
(iv) Short Essay.

Note 1: The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalentstandard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
Note 2 : The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).

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Civil Services Main Revised Syllabus in Hindi

Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:-

PAPER-I

Essay, English Comprehension & English Precis coverImages/Essay, English Comprehension & English Precis cover in HindiEssay : Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

Now Essay would be 250 Marks in the place of 200 Marks.

This Section removed (OR Deleted) : English Comprehension & English Precis

Aall remaining papers there is no change.

PAPER-II
content sample in English medium | Hindi medium
Images/Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society cover in HindiIndian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society coverGeneral Studies- I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Salient features of world’s physical geography.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

PAPER-III
content sample in English medium | Hindi medium
General Studies- II : Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relationsImages/Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations cover in Hindi Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
India and its neighborhood- relations.
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

PAPER-IV
content sample in English medium | Hindi medium
Images/Technology Economic Development Bio diversity Environment security and disaster management cover in HindiTechnology Economic Development Bio diversity Environment security and disaster management cover.psdGeneral Studies-III : Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security andDisaster Management.
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Government Budgeting.
Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Land reforms in India.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial
growth.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Investment models.
Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new
technology.
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and
issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Disaster and disaster management.
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking
sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with
terrorism
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

PAPER-V

General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude content in English medium | Hindi medium | Sample paper
This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, robity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude coverImages/Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude cover in Hindi Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.

PAPER-VI & PAPER VII
Optional Subject Papers I & II
Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 (Group 1).However, if a candidate has graduated in any of the literatures of languages indicated in Group-2 , with theliterature as the main subject, then the candidate can also opt for that particular literature subject as anoptional subject.

Language Script
Assamese Assamese; Bengali Bengali; Gujarati Gujarati; Hindi Devanagari; Kannada Kannada; Kashmiri Persian; Konkani Devanagari; Malayalam Malayalam; Manipuri Bengali; Marathi Devanagari; Nepali Devanagari; Oriya Oriya; Punjabi Gurumukhi; Sanskrit Devanagari; Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic; Tamil Tamil; Telugu Telugu; Urdu Persian; Bodo Devanagari; Dogri Devanagari; Maithilli Devanagari; Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki.

Note : For Santali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free
to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.

2. List of optional subjects for Main Examination

Civil Services Main Exam Option Papers complete study Notes available for subject given below :

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Electrical Engineering only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Geography Hindi & English medium 2000/- Click here
Geology  only in English medium 2000/- Click here
History Hindi & English medium 2000/- Click here
Law  only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Management only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Mathematics only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Mechanical Engineering only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Medical Science only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Philosophy only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Physics only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Political Science and International Relations only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Psychology only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Public Administration Hindi & English medium 2000/- Click here
Sociology only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Statistics only in English medium 2000/- Click here
Zoology only in English medium 2000/- Click here

Group-2 Subjects

Literature of any one of the following languages
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

NOTE
(i) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
(ii) Each paper will be of three hours duration.
(iii) Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except Section 2 of the Paper-I (English
comprehension and English précis) in English or Hindi.

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