What is the Main Examination?


September 12, 2015

Answer:
The Main Exam (Subjective papers of 1750 marks) consists of 7 papers which are usually held from early October for around 21 days. The current pattern of Main examination is as follows:-
General Studies
Paper I – 250 marks (3 hours)
Paper II – 250 marks (3 hours)
Paper III – 250 marks (3 hours)
Paper IV – 250 marks (3 hours)
Optional Subject 1
Paper 1 – 250 marks (3 hours)
Paper 2 – 250 marks (3 hours)
Essay – 250 marks (3 hours)

English Language 300 marks (qualifying paper; marks not included in Main Exam)
Modern Indian Language 300 marks (qualifying paper; marks not included in Main Exam)
Usually Paper 1 is held from 9 am to 12 pm and Paper 2 is held from 2 pm to 5 pm.