Paper I - (200 marks)
Duration : Two hours
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian Natio nal 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 and Social Develo pment Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demogra phics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
Paper II- (200 marks)
Duration: 2 hours
Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision-making and problem-solving.
General mental ability
numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of mag nitude, etc.)
(Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, gra phs, tables, data
sufficiency etc.- Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of
subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the
subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to
write concisely. Credit will be given for effe ctive and exact
Comprehension & English Precis will be to test the English language
Comprehension and English précis writing skills (at 10th standard
ndian Heritage and Culture, History and Geogra phy of the World and Society.
"Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Lite rature and Architecture from anci ent to modern times.
Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth cen tury until
the present-significant events, personalities, issues l "The Freedom
Struggle its various sta ges and important contributors/ contributions
from different parts of the country.
consolidation and reorganization within the country. l "History of the
world will include events from 18th cen tury such as industrial
revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization,
decoloni zation, political philosophies like communism, capitalism,
socialism etc. their forms and effect on the society.
"Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
of women and women's organization, population and asso ciated issues,
poverty and deve lopmental issues, urbanization, their problems and
of globalization on Indian society. l "Social empowerment, communalism,
regionalism & secu larism. l "Salient features of worl d's physical
of key natural resou rces across the world (including South Asia and
the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of
primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in vari ous parts of
the world (including India). l "Important Geophysical phenomena such as
earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical
features and their location-changes in critical geographical features
(including water- bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the
effects of such changes.
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
"Indian Constitution-historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisi ons and basic structure.
and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges
pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances
up to local levels and challenges therein.
"Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
of the Indian constitu tional scheme with that of other countries. l
"Parliament and State Legislatures-structure, function ing, conduct of
business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
organization and funct ioning of the Executive and the
Judiciary-Ministries and Depart ments of the Government; pre ssure
groups and formal/ informal associations and their role in the Polity.
"Salient features of the Represen tation of People's Act.
to various Consti tutional posts, powers, functions and
responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. "Statutory,
regulatory and various quasi-judi cial bodies.
policies and inter ventions for development in vari ous sectors and
issues arising out of their design and implemen tation.
processes and the development industry - the role of NGOs, SHGs,
various groups and associations, donors, charities, insti tutional and
other stake holders.
schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and
States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws,
institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of
these vulnerable sections. l "Issues rela ting to development and man
agement of Social Sector/ Ser vices relating to Health, Edu cation,
Human Resources. l "Issues relating to poverty and hunger. l "Important
aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance-app
lications, models, successes, limi tations, and potential; citizens
charters, transparency & accoun tability and institutional and other
of civil services in a demo cracy. l "India and its neighbor
hood-relations. l "Bilateral, regio nal and global groupings and agree
ments involving India and/or affecting India's interests.
"Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing coun tries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.
"Important Internation al institu tions, agencies and fora-their stru cture, mandate.
Technology, Economic Development, Bio diver sity, Environment, Security and Disa ster Management.
"Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
"Inclusive growth and issues aris ing from it.
crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different
types of irrigation and irri gation systems storage, transport and
marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;
e-technology in the aid of farmers.
related to direct and in direct farm subsidies and mini mum support
prices; Public Distri bution System-objectives, function ing,
limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security;
Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
processing and related industries in India-scope and significance,
location, upstream and downstream requirements, sup ply chain
reforms in India. l "Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes
in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
"Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roa ds, Airports, Railways etc.
"Science and Technology-develo pments and their applications and effects in every day life.
of Indians in science & technology; indigeniza tion of technology
and developing new technology. l "Awareness in the fields of IT, Space,
Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating
to intellectual property rights. l "Conservation, environmental poll
ution and degradation, environ mental impact assessment.
"Disaster and disaster manage ment. l "Linkages between develo pment and spread of extremism.
"Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
to internal security through communication networks, role of media and
social net wor king sites in internal security challenges, basics of
cyber secu rity; money-laundering and its pre vention.
l "Security challenges and their management in border areas; link ages of organized crime with terr orism.
"Various Security forces and agen cies and their mandate.
General Studies- IV:
Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and conse quences of Ethics
in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public
rela tionships. Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of
great leaders, reformers and admini strators; role of family, society
and educational institutions in incul cating values. l "Attitude: con
tent, structure, function; its influ ence and relation with thought and
behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and per
and foun dational values for Civil Service, integrity, impar tiality
and non-partisanship, objecti vity, dedication to public service,
empathy, tolerance and compass ion towards the weaker-sections.
"Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
"Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and
problems; ethical con cerns and dilemmas in government and private
institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sour ces of
ethical guidance; accoun tability and ethical governance; strengthening
of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical iss ues in
international relations and funding; corporate governance.
in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of
governance and probity; Infor mation sharing and transparency in
government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Con duct,
Citizen's Charters, Work cul ture, Quality of service delivery,
Utilization of public funds, challen ges of corruption.
"Case Studies on above issues.
PAPER-VI & PAPER VII
Optional Subject Papers I & II