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Q 3.- What is the Main Examination?

Ans.- The Main Exam consists of 9 papers which are usually held in October for around 5-7 days. The current pattern of Main examination is as follows:-

General Studies

Paper 1 – 250 marks (3 hours)

Paper 2 – 250 marks (3 hours)

Paper 3 – 250 marks (3 hours)

Paper 4 – 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)

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.

Both the papers of either General Studies or Optional subject are held on the same day.