Essay (can be written in the medium of the candidate’s choice)
General Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society)
General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations)
General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management)
General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)
Optional Subject – Paper I
Optional Subject – Paper II
Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep close to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.
Structure of the language papers:
The types of questions asked are –
The rest of the seven papers can be written in any of the languages mentioned under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India or in English.
The aim of the papers is to test the candidates’ ability to read and understand serious discursive prose and to express ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian language concerned. The pattern of questions would broadly be as follows:
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing.
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essays.