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Group I Prelims Study plan

Group I Prelims Syllabus

This is the first stage in Group I screening process and is of qualifying nature to main examination. This is of objective type and number of candidates called for written Mains will be 50 times the vacancies,irrespective of communities (there is no reservation in prelims).There is no negative marking in prelims exam.

As a lot of topics in prelims are repeated in mains exam,so preparing prelims and mains together helps in reading mains as well. The following Mains exam papers are covered from prelims syllabus.

Paper -II : Section -I, Section -II(3,4,5 chapters), Section -III
Paper -III : Section -I
Paper -IV : Section -I, Section -II(3,4,5 chapters), Section -III(2,3 chapters)
Paper -V : Section -III


The following schedule is only a suggestion to finish prelims syllabus in time. Adjust according to your convenience.




Early morning

06:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Current affairs/Mental ability


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

History & Polity


03:00 PM – 6:00 PM



08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

General Science/Geography

For Students / Regulars

Better prepare/gather the notes for mains exams for the above topics while preparing for prelims. Paper II, Paper III, paper IV are the ones on which notes are prepared. Each of these papers contain 15 chapters under 3 sections. Take one chapter from each paper, example chapter 1 from all papers and prepare notes in the first week. Continue in the same manner with chapter 2 from all papers in the second week, chapter 3 in the third week and so on. Complete first those chapters relevant to prelims as mentioned above. It will take 3/4 months to study these topics. Add one month revision and practising mock tests.You will be ready for prelims in 5 months.

For Employees/ part time

The above schedule don’t fit for employees, and they can skip the morning and afternoon sessions. They have to adjust in Early morning and Evening sessions around 5-6 hours. For them writing own notes may not be possible and need to go through some ready made material from market. Prelims syllabus should be completed in 5/6 months depending upon your commitment and ability to assimilate new information. Add one more month for revision and practicing previous years papers and mock tests. Employees will be ready to take the prelims exam in 7 months at the maximum.

  1. Raju
    January 11, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Excellent.. your efforts are very very appreciable.. Great work done by guiding/assisting others and putting your time in answering all questions..

    Thanks a lot..

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