New Delhi: In keeping with its drive to reform the civil services, the Central government on Monday announced some changes in the exam pattern of the services.
In the Civil Service Examination 2011, Preliminary Examination would consist of two papers- Paper I and Paper II. While Paper I would be General Studies, Paper II would test a candidate on aptitude.
Both Papers will be of two hours duration and 200 marks each. The syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination would be as under as per a press release by the Press Information Bureau: