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IAS exam 2012 syllabus and eligibility criteria


Posted Date: 28-Oct-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Job Exams Preparation Guide    
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Before starting preparing for IAS exams, it is important to know the syllabus and Eligibility criteria. This article gives you complete information about the syllabus and eligibility criteria for 2012 IAS exam. Read the article full to get full details.

IAS exams are not easy to crack like other exams. Candidates have to really work hard to crack IAS exams. Before preparing for IAS exams, it is important to know the syllabus and eligibility criteria for 2012 IAS exams. IAS exams are generally tough and only few candidates who show excellent performance in the exams will pass out the IAS exams. More details about the exam syllabus and Eligibility criteria for IAS exams 2012 are given below.

IAS exam 2012 syllabus


Exam syllabus for 2012 IAS exam consists of preliminary and main exams. Preliminary exam for IAS 2012 consists of objective type questions where as in main exams there will be written test.

IAS 2012 preliminary exam syllabus

IAS preliminary exam syllabus consists of two papers. Both papers consists of 200 marks questions with two hours for each paper. Paper 1 includes questions relating to current affairs, Indian political system, general science, history of India etc. Paper two consists of questions related to Logical reasoning and analytical ability, Decision making and problem solving, General mental ability, numerical ability English language etc. more details about the IAS 2012 exam syllabus is given in this link.

IAS 2012 main exam syllabus

IAS main exam includes questions of 2000 marks. The starting date of IAS main exam is from 5th October 2012 and it will last for 21 days. IAS main exams consists of general science paper of 600 marks, then two optional papers of 600 marks each and a essay paper of 200 marks. There will be 3 hours allotted for each paper.

IAS exam 2012 eligibility criteria


For writing the IAS exam there are some eligibility criteria on the basis of educational qualification, age and citizenship. More details about the eligibility criteria for IAS exam 2012 are given below.

Educational qualification: Candidate must be graduate in any stream under University Grants Commission (UGC)

Citizenship: candidate must be Indian

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Age limit: Minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years for general category, for OBC it will be minimum 21 and maximum 33 years and


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