Scheme of Examination

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examinations. 
A. Preliminary Examination

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. 
Note (i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
(iii)    Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper. 

B. Main Examination 

The written examination will consist of the following papers : 

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). 

Paper-A        300 Marks
English        300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit
Essay                                    250 Marks
General Studies-I        250 Marks
(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)    1750 Marks
Personality Test        275 Marks
Grand Total        2025 Marks

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below NOTE :

(i)    The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and Paper B) 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. 

(ii)    evaluation of the papers, namely, Essay, General Studies and Optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on 'Indian Languages' and 'English' but the papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 30% marks in Indian Language and 25% marks in English as minimum qualifying stan-dards in these qualifying papers. 
(iii)    The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim. 
(iv)    Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper-I-VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all of these papers. 

(v)    For the Language medium/literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under: 

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
Maithili                  Devanagari
Santhali     Devanagari or Olchiki

Note : For Santhali 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:

(i)    Agriculture 
(ii)    Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 
(iii)    Anthropology 
(iv)    Botany 
(v)    Chemistry 
(vi)    Civil Engineering 
(vii)    Commerce and Accountancy 
(viii)    Economics 
(ix)    Electrical Engineering 
(x)    Geography 
(xi)    Geology 
(xii)    History 
(xiii)    Law 
(xiv)    Management 
(xv)    Mathematics 
(xvi)    Mechanical Engineering 
(xvii)    Medical Science 
(xviii)    Philosophy 
(xix)    Physics 
(xx)    Political Science and International Relations 
(xxi)    Psychology 
(xxii)    Public Administration
(xxiii)    Sociology 
(xxiv)    Statistics 
(xxv)    Zoology 

(xxv)    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 and English.