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    Civil Services Examination
Exam Date :  Sunday, May 17, 2009
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Civil Services Examination Schedule 2009 - CSE Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on the 17th May, 2009 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette in India Extraordinary dated the 6th December, 2008.

Services/posts to which recruitment is to be made through the Examination are:

  1. Indian Administrative Service.
  2. Indian Foreign Service.
  3. Indian Police Service.
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group 'A'
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  8. Indian Revenue Service, Group ‘A’.
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A' (Assistant Works Manager, Non-technical)

Civil Service Examination 2009 Examination Scheme

A. Preliminary Examination

The examination will consist of two papers.

Paper I General Studies 150 marks
Paper II One subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out in Para 2 below 300 marks
Total : 450 marks

Code Educational qualification
01 If you have already passed the degree or equivalent Examination;
02 If you have appeared/appearing at the degree or equivalent Examination;

Choose the correct code applicable in your case and darken the appropriate circles. Write the same code in the boxes.

List of optional subjects for Preliminary Examination.

Subject Code Subject Code Subject Code
Agriculture 01 Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science 21 Botany 02
Chemistry 03 Civil Engineering 04 Commerce 05
Economics 06 Electrical Engineering 07 Geography 08
Geology 09 Indian History 10 Law 11
Mathematics 12 Mechanical Engineering 13 Medical Science 23
Philosophy 14 Physics 15 Political Science 16
Psychology 17 Public Administration 22 Sociology 18
Statistics 20 Zoology 19    


(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
(iii) The course content of the syllabi for the optional subjects will be of the degree level. Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.
(iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will, however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes at each paper.

Civil Service Examination 2009 Examination Scheme - CSE Preliminary