Preliminary Examination

Paper II ‐ (200 marks)

Duration: Two hours

1. Comprehension;

2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills; 

3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability; 

4. Decision making and problem solving; 

5. General mental ability; 

6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data   interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level); 


Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with   minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type. 

Note 3: 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 (Prelim) Examination.