PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (Objective type):
PAPER – 1,
(i) Current events of National and International importance.
(ii) Humanities – History of India – Emphasis shall be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on Indian national movement with special emphasis on Karnataka.
(iii) World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on Karnataka.
(iv)Indian Polity and economy, including the country’s political system, rural development, planning and economic reforms in India-sustainable development, poverty alleviation, demographics, social sector initiatives etc.,
(i) Current events of State importance and important State Govt. programmes.
(ii) General Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology – contemporary developments in science and technology, and their implications including matters of everyday observations and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline, general issues on Health, environmental ecology, biodiversity, and climate change- that do not require subject specialisation.
(iii) General Mental Ability – Comprehension,Logical reasoning and Analytical ability, Decision making, problem solving, Basics in numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude etc.,) and data interpretation ( charts, graphs, tables, data
sufficiency etc., (class X / SSLC level)