Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 Online Application for Prelim Passed Candidates

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 Online Application for Prelim Passed Candidates

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
AND PENSIONS

Name of Examination Document Type Documents Online Application
Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 DAF

(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 27th April, 2016
RULES

  1. No. 13018/3/2016-AIS(I).—The rules for a competitive examination—Civil Services Examination—to be held by the Union Public Service Commission in 2016 for the purpose of filling vacancies in the following services/posts are, with the concurrence of the Ministries concerned and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in respect of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service, published for general information :—
  • The Indian Administrative Service.
  • The Indian Foreign Service.
  • The Indian Police Service.
  • The Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Gr. “A”.
  • The Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Revenue Service, (I.T.) Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’. (Asstt. Works Manager—Administration).
  • The Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner, Group ‘A’ in Railway Protection Force.
  • The Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  • The Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicober Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicober Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Police, Service, Group ‘B’
  1. The examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in the manner prescribed in Appendix I to these rules.

The dates on which and the places at which the Preliminary and Main Examinations will be held shall be fixed by the Commission.

  1. (1) A Candidate shall be required to mandatorily indicate order of preferences only for those services participating in the Civil Services Examination for the year, for which he is interested to be allocated to, in the application form for main examination.
  • In case of recommendation of his name by UPSC for service allocation, the candidate shall be considered for allocation to one of those services by the Government for which he shall indicate his preference subject to fulfilment of other conditions. No change in preferences of services once indicated by a candidate would be permitted.
  • A candidate who wishes to be considered for Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service shall be required to indicate in his application form for the Main Examination his order of preferences for various State cadres for which he would like to be considered for allotment in case he is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service and no change in preference of cadre once indicated by a candidate would be permitted.

Note 1 : The candidate is advised to be very careful while indicating preferences for various services or posts. In this connection, attention is also invited to clause (i) of rule 19.

Note 2 : The candidates are advised to visit Department of Personnel and Training website www.persmin.nic.in for information or details about service allocation/cadre allotment, service profile.

Note 3 : A candidate who wishes to be considered for Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service shall be very careful while indicating preferences for various cadres. The candidate is advised to indicate all the cadres in the order of preference in his Detailed Application form which is to be filled in case of his selection for the Civil Services (Main) Examination. In case he does not give any preference for any cadre it will be assumed that he does not have a specific preference for any cadre.

Note 4 : If he is not allotted to anyone of the cadres for which he has indicated preference, he shall be allotted to any of the remaining cadres in which there are vacancies after allocation of all the candidates who can be allocated to those cadres in accordance with their preferences.

  1. The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination will be specified in the Notice issued by the Commission.

Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

  1. Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination :

Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible :

Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be nine. The relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates :

Provided futher that a physically handicapped will get as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/regulations pertaining to various servcies is being taken separately. The relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

Note :—

  • An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Civil Services Examination.
  • If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.
  • Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancella- tion of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.
  1. (1) For the Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other Services, a candidate must be either—
  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India :

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b),

  • , (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India :

Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

  1. (a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2016 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1984 and not later than 1st August, 1995. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately.
  • The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:
  • up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
  • up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;
  • up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989;
  • up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;
  • up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex­servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2016 and have been released;
  • on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2016 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or
  • on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or
  • on invalidment.
  • up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2016 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that

 

they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

  • up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Note I :—Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of Rule 6(b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

Note II :—The term Ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as Ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.

Note III :—The age concession under Rule 6(b)(v) and

  • will not be admissible to Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who are released on own request.

Note IV :—Notwithstanding the provision of age- relaxation under Rule 6(b)(vii) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Government.

Save as provided above, the age-limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.

The date of birth, accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main) Examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Service records and the like will be accepted.

The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the Instruction include the alternative certificates mentioned above.

Note 1:—Candidate should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Commission, and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note 2:—Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at any other Examination of the Commission on any grounds whatsoever.

  1. A candidate must hold a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

Note I:—Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the result as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination.

All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination along with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination.

Note II:—In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualification as a qualified candidate provided that he has passed examination conducted by other institution the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his admission to the examination.

Note III:—Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

Note IV:—Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all require­ments (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.

 

  1. A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.

In case such a candidate is appointed to the IAS/IFS after the Preliminary Examination of Civil Services Examination, 2016 is over and he/she continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 notwithstanding his/her having qualified in the Preliminary Examination, 2016.

Also provided that if such a candidate is appointed to IAS/IFS after the commencement of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 but before the result thereof and continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be considered for appointment to any service/post on the basis of the result of this examination viz. Civil Services Examination, 2016.

  1. Candidates must pay the fees prescribed in the Commission’s Notice.
  2. All candidates in Government service, whether in a permanent or in temporary capacity or as work charged employee, other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under Public Enterprises will be required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.
  3. The decision of the Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the examination shall be final.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

  1. No candidate will be admitted to the Preliminary/ Main Examination unless he holds a certificate of admission for the Examination.
  2. No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he has submitted his application will be entertained under any circumstances.
  3. A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of :—
  • Obtaining support for his candidature by the following means, namely :—
  • offering illegal gratification to; or
  • applying pressure on; or
  • blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with the conduct of the examination; or
  • impersonation; or
  • procuring impersonation by any person; or
  • submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with; or
  • making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information; or
  • resorting to the following means in connection with his candidature for the examination, namely :—
  • obtaining copy of question paper through improper means;
  • finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret work relating to the examination;
  • influencing the examiners; or
  • using unfair means during the examination; or
  • writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts; or
  • misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating a disorderly scene and the like; or
  • harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of their examination; or
  • being in possession of or using any mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination; or
  • violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their admission certificates permitting them to take the examination; or
  • attempting to commit or, as the case may be, abetting the commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses;

may in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :—

  • to be disqualified by the Commission from the Examination for which he is a candidate; and/or
  • to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period :—
  • by the Commission, from any examination or selection held by them;
  • by the Central Government from any employment under them; and
  • if he is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under the appropriate rules :

Provided that no penalty under this rule shall be imposed except after :—

  • giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation in writing as

 

he may wish to make in that behalf; and

  • taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to him into consideration.
  1. (1) Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the General Studies Paper-I of Prelimiary Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion and a minimum of 33% marks in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination shall be admitted to the Main Examination. The candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Main Examination (Written) as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion shall be invited by them for an interview for personality test:

Provided that candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes may be invited for an interview for a personality test by the Commission by applying relaxed standards in the General Studies Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination as well as Main Examination (Written) if the Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates from these communities are not likely to be invited for interview for a personality test on the basis of the general standard in order to fiil up vacancies reserved for them.

15(2). Candidates are required to indicate in relevant column of the Detailed Application Form for CS (M) Examination about the language medium in which they would like to be interviewed at the time of interview for Personality Test as below:-

  • The candidates, opting for Indian Language medium for the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, may choose either the same Indian Language or English or Hindi as the medium for the interview.
  • The candidates, opting to write the Civil Services (Main) Examination in English, may choose as the medium for interview either English, or Hindi, or any other Indian Language opted by them for the compulsory Indian Language Paper in the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination. However, the candidates, who are exampted from the compulsory Indian Language Paper, will have to choose either English or Hindi as medium of Interview for Personality Test.
  1. (1) After interview, the candidates will be arranged by the Commission in the order of merit as determined by the aggregate marks finally awarded to each candidate in the Main Examination. Thereafter, the Commission shall, for the purpose of recommending candidates against unreserved vacancies, fix a qualifying mark (hereinafter referred to as general qualifying standard) with reference to the number of unreserved vacancies to be filled up on the basis of the Main Examination. For the purpose of recommending reserved category candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes against reserved vacancies, the Commission may relax the general qualifying standard with reference to number of reserved vacancies to be filled up in each of these categories on the basis of the Main Examination :

Provided that the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who have not availed themselves of any of the concessions or relaxations in the eligibility or the selection criteria, at any stage of the examination and who after taking into account the general qualifying standards are found fit for recommendation by the Commission shall not be recommended against the vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes.

  • While making service allocation, the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes recommended against unreserved vacancies may be adjusted against reserved vacancies by the Govt. If by this process they get a service of higher choice in the order of their preference.
  • The Commission may further lower the qualifying standards to take care of any shortfall of candidates for appointment against unreserved vacancies and any surplus of candidates against reserved vacancies arising out of the provisions of this rule, the Commission may make the recommendations in the manner prescribed in sub-rules (4) and (5).
  • While recommending the candidates, the Commission shall, in the first instance, take into account the total number of vacancies in all categories. This total number of recommended candidates shall be reduced by the number of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes who acquire the merit at or above the fixed general qualifying standard without availing themselves of any concession or relaxation in the eligibility or selection criteria in terms of the proviso to sub-rule (1). Along with this list of recommended candidates, the Commission shall also maintain a consolidated reserve list of candidates which will include candidates from general and reserved categories ranking in order of merit below the last recommended candidate under each category. The reserve list so maintained shall be treated as confidential till the process of recommendations(s) in terms of sub-rule (5) is finally concluded by the Commission. The number of candidates in each of these categories will be equal to the number of reserved category candidates who were included in the first list without availing of any relaxation or concession in eligibility or selection criteria as per proviso to sub-rule (1). Amongst the reserved categories, the number of candidates from each of the Scheduled Caste, the Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Class categories in the reserve list will be equal to the respective number of vacancies reduced initially in each category.
  • The candidates recommended in terms of the provisions of sub-rule (4), shall be allocated by the Government to the services and where certain vacancies still remain to be filled up, the Government may forward a requisition to the Commission requiring it to recommend, in order of merit, from the reserve list, the same number of candidates as requisitioned for the purpose of filling up the unfilled vacancies in each category.
  1. The minimum qualifying marks as specified under rules 15 and 16 may be relaxable at the discretion of the Commission in favour of physically handicapped candidates in order to fill up the vacancies reserved for them :

Provided that where a physically handicapped candidate obtains the minimum qualifying marks in his own merit in the requisite number for General, or the Scheduled

Caste or the Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Class category candidates, then, the extra physically handicapped candidates, i.e., more than the number of vacancies reserved for them shall be recommended by the Commission on the relaxed standards and consequential amendments in the rules will be notified in due course.

  1. The form and manner of communication of the results of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Commission in their discretion and the Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the results.
  2. (i) Due consideration will be given at the time of making allocation of service on the results of the examination in order of preference expressed by a candidate in respect of services at the time of his/her application for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016. The appointment to various servcies will also be governed by the Rules/Regulations in force as applicable to the respective Services at the time of appointment.
  • The cadre allotment to candidates’ appointment to IAS/IPS will be governed by the policy of cadre allotment in force at the time of allotment of cadre. Due consideration will be given at the time of making allocation on the results of the examination to the preferences expressed by a candidate for various cadres at the time of his application.
  1. Success in the examination confers no right to appointment unless Government are satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate, having regard to his character and antecedents, is suitable in all respects for appointment to the Service.
  2. A candidate must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the discharge of his duties as an officer of the service. A candidate who after such medical examination as Government or the appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe, is found not to satisfy these requirements will not be appointed. Any candidate called for the Personality Test by the Commission may be required to undergo medical examination. No fee shall be payable to the Medical Board by the candidate for the medical examination including the case of appeal :

Provided further that Government may constitute a special Medical Board with experts in the area for conducting the medical examination of physically disabled candidates.

Note :—In order to prevent disappointment, candidates are advised to have themselves examined by a Government Medical Officer of the standing of a Civil Surgeon, before applying for admission to the examination. Particulars of the nature of the medical test to which candidates will be subjected before appointment and of the standards required are given in Appendix III to these Rules. For the disabled ex­Defence Services Personnel, the standards will be relaxed consistent with the requirements of the Service(s).

  1. The eligibility for availing reservation against the vacancies reserved for the physically disabled persons shall be the same as prescribed in “The Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995” :

Provided further that the physically disabled candidates shall also be required to meet special eligibility criteria in terms of physical requirements/functional classification (abilities/disabilities) consistent with requirements of the identified service/post as may be prescribed by its cadre controlling authority. A list of Services identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with the physical requirements and functional classifications is at Appendix-IV.

The physical requirement and functional classification can, for example, be one or more of the following :

CODE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

S Sitting
ST Standing
W Walking
SE Seeing
H Hearing/Speaking
RW Reading and Writing
C Communication
MF Manipulation by Finger
PP Pushig & Pulling
L Lifting
KC Kneeling and Croutching
BN Bending
OH Orthopaedically Handicapped
VH Visually Handicapped
HH Hearing Handicapped
OA One Arm
OL One Leg
BA Both Arm
BH Both Hands
MW Muscular Weakness
OAL One Arm One Leg
BLA Both Legs and Arm
BLOA Both Legs One Arm
LV Low Vision
B Blind
PD Partially Deaf
FD Fully Deaf
 

 

 

Note : The above list is subject to revision.

  1. A candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidates belong is included in the list of reserved communities issued by the Central Government. If a candidate indicates in his/her application form for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination that he/she belongs to General category but subsequently writes to the Commission to change his/her category to a reserved one, such request shall not be entertained by the Commission. Similar principle will be followed for physically disabled categories also.

While the above principle will be followed in general, there may be a few cases where there was a little gap (say 2-3 months) between the issuance of a Government Notification enlisting a particular community in the list of any of the reserved communities and the date of submission of the application by the candidate. In such cases the request of change of community from general to reserved may be considered by the Commission on merit. In case of a candidate unfortunately becoming physically disabled during the course of the examination, the candidate should produce valid documents to enable the Commission to take a decision in the matter on merit.

  1. Candidates seeking reservation/relaxation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/PH/Ex-servicemen must ensure that they are entitled to such reservation/relaxation as per eligibility prescribed in the Rules/Notice. They should also be in possession of all the requisite certificates in the prescribed format in support of their claim as stipulated in the Rules/ Notice for such benefits, and these certificates should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of the application of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination, 2016.
  2. The closing date fixed for the receipt of the application will be treated as the date for determining the OBC status (including that of creamy layer) of the candidates.
  3. No person—
  • who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or
  • who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person,

shall be eligible for appointment to Service :

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

  1. Candidates are informed that some knowledge of Hindi prior to entry into service would be of advantage in passing departmental examinations which candidates have to take after entry into service.
  2. Brief particulars relating to the Services/Posts to which recruitment is being made through this examination are given in Appendix II.

SUDHIR KUMAR, Director

APPENDIX I SECTION I

PLAN OF EXAMINATION

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
  1. The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of Section II. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission, to the Main Examination.

Note I : The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.

Note II : There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions except some of the questions where the negative marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.

  • There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  1. The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. Also see Note (ii)

under Para I of Section II (B) Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.

  • Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview for a Personality Test, vide sub­section ‘C’ of Section II. The number of candidates to be summouned for interview will be about twice of the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
  • Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.

SECTION II

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examination.

  1. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Note :

  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.
  • Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates and the candidates with Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) will; however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes per hour for each paper.
  1. MAIN EXAMINATION :

The written examination will consist of the following papers :—

Qualifying Papers :

Paper-A

(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).                                                                                     300 Marks

Paper-B

English                                                                       300 Marks

 

Papers to be counted for merit

Paper-I

Essay

Paper-II

General Studies-I

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) Paper-III

General Studies -II

(Governance, Constitution, Polity,

Social Justice and International relations) Paper-IV

General Studies -III

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-V

General Studies -IV

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper-VI

Optional Subject – Paper 1 Paper-VII

Optional Subject – Paper 2 Sub Total (Written test)

Personality Test Grand Total

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below :—

NOTE :

  • The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
  • Evaluation of the papers, namely, ‘Essay’, ‘General Studies’ and Optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘Indian Languages’ and ‘English’ but the papers on Essay’, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 25% marks in ‘Indian Language’ and 25% in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.
  • The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
  • Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper I-VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commis­sion will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all of these papers.
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