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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Paper 2 made qualifying; minimum cut-off 33%

As the date of notification nears, Government of India has cleared the air around Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and has made Prelims Paper II (Aptitude Test) qualifying.

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Government of India has made Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Paper 2 qualifying with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. In this paper, questions relating to English Language comprehension skill continue to remain excluded.

As per the statement released by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), government has approved the following decisions that are incorporated in the Civil Services Examination Rules-2015:

  • 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.

Giving an end to the issues relating to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 pattern, government has clarified that there is no change in pattern and it will continue to have two compulsory papers.

Last Update Wednesday 13th May 2015     

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