The GS Foundation Programme is aimed to prepare for the HCS Students for Prelims (GS Paper-1) & Prelims (PAPER 2 (CSAT), Essay, Hindi, and English Compulsory Subjects & Mains all papers of GS. The classes are Very authentic and brainstorming through practice questions (MCQ) based on amalgamation of static and current portion of the topics so that students can understand concepts and solve the questions easily in the examination.
It consists of two papers, namely,
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|General Studies||100||100 Marks||2 Hours|
|CSAT||100||100 Marks||2 Hours|
– Both exams are objective in nature.
– There is 1/4th negative marking for each wrong answer attempted.
– Merit is decided only on the basis of the General Studies paper and only 33% qualifying marks need to be scored in paper 2.
– There is no sectional or subject-specific cutoff.
It includes 4 papers, namely,
|Paper-1: English (including English essay)||03 Hours||100|
|Paper-2: Hindi (including Hindi essay in Devanagari script)||03 Hours||100|
|Paper-3: General Studies||03 Hours||200|
|Paper-4:One Optional Subject||03 Hours||200|
After the main examination, Candidates thrice (three times) the number of advertised posts including bracketed candidates, if any, in order of merit in the main written examination will be called for Personality Test (Viva-voce) which is of 75 marks.
Finally, a total of 675 marks are considered while preparing the final merit list.