The Government has decided to change the Civil Services Examination rule and made the General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) paper of the Civil Services Preliminary Exam as a qualifying paper. The minimum qualifying marks for the CSAT Paper will be 33 %.
As per the government laid rules and regulations an expert committee will be constituted to comprehensively examine various issues raised from time to time namely, eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of Civil Services Examination. This committee will see into the issues and recommend the required changes to the government. Till the time the General Studies Paper II (CSAT) will remain a qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
Further it has also been confirmed that the English Language comprehension skill portion from General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will continue to remain excluded.
However, aptitude test will continue to be a part of Civil Services Preliminary Examination.
The above decisions have been incorporated in the CSE Rules-2015.