Government notification CSAT paper pattern change

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has released following notification regarding change in Civil Service Preliminary exam pattern change.

The Government has approved the following in respect of Civil Services Examination: 

• An Expert Committee would be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of Civil Services Examination. 

• Till such time the Government takes decision on the recommendation of the above Committee, the General Studies Paper-II(CSAT) in the Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 

• The English Language comprehension skill portion from General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination will continue to remain excluded. 

• The above decisions are incorporated in the CSE Rules-2015. 

Read official notification


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  Posted on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 8:23 AM under   UPSC