The following table illustrates the detailed syllabus of preliminary exam −
|I||Current events of national and international importance|
|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 and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.|
|Economic & 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.|
Note: Paper II is a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33 percent.
|Interpersonal skills including communications skills|
|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)|
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