It is conducted in two phases – the Preliminary examination (CSAT), consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies and Aptitude Test), and the Main examination, consisting of seven papers of conventional (essay writing) type followed by the Personality Test (Interview).
- Preliminary Examination – (Objective Type)
In the Preliminary Examinations there will be 2 compulsory papers of 02 hours duration each. Both the question papers will have objective type multiple choice questions. First Question Paper- General Studies (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours). Second Question Paper- Aptitude Test (Question 100, Marks 200, Duration 2.00 Hours) 02 marks will be awarded for each right answer and 01 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Minimum Qualifying Marks- In each Question paper essential qualifying marks for unreserved category will be 33%,and 23% for reserved categories and handicapped candidates.
- Mains Examination and Interview – Written Examination (Conventional Type) Question papers for Main Examination will be of Conventional nature i.e.: short/Medium/Long answers Type. Candidates short listed for the Main Examination on the basis of Preliminary Examination (Screening Test) must appear for all the seven papers in Main Examination. Candidates selected for the Interview on the basis of Main Examination must appear in the Interview. Absence in any paper of Main Examination and Interview will be liable for disqualification.
All the question papers except first -”Language” may be answered in Hindi or English chosen by the candidates. However a candidate will not be permitted to write part of the paper in Hindi and part of it in English. Paper II – Essay -There will be two sections in this paper. 1. National level Problems 2. Chhattisgarh State Problems.The Candidates will be given three options in each section and will have to write on one option from each section, the problem – solution (reason, present status including data and solution). Paper III to VII will contain the questions as given below-
Section 01- In this section there will be 20 compulsory questions. Each question will carry 02 marks. (Word limit- about 30)
Section 02- In this section there will be 10 compulsory questions. Each question will carry 04 marks. (Word limit- about 60)
Section 03- In this section there will be 05 compulsory questions. Each question will carry 08 marks. (Word limit- about 100)
Section 04- In these section total 03 questions will be given. Out of which 02 questions will have to be solved. Each question will carry 20 marks. (Word limit- about 250)
Section 05- In these section total 02 questions will be given. Out of which 01 question will have to be solved. This question will carry 40 marks.(Word limit- about 500)
Paper-I Language- 3 Hours- 200 Marks
Paper-II Essay – 3 Hours- 200 Marks
Paper-III History, Constitution and Public Administration- – 3 Hours- 200 Marks
Paper-IV Science, Technology and Environment- – 3 Hours- 200 Marks
Paper-V Economics & Geography- 3 Hours- 200 Marks
Paper-VI Mathametics & Logical Ability- 3 Hours- 200 Marks
Paper-VII Philosophy & Sociology- 3 Hours- 200 Marks
Grand Total Marks 1550