Civil Services Scholarship Test - 2020

Thousands of meritorious civil services aspirants are unable to take institutional guidance for UPSC CSE due to unfavourable economic conditions. We, at NEXT IAS, have a strong belief in access to quality education for all. Hence, to nurture the talent of such candidates, NEXT IAS will provide scholarship upto 100% in tuition fee in GS Foundation Course: Prelims cum Mains Classroom program for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021.

Category Scholarship % in Tuition Fee Offline / Classroom Course Scholarship % in Tuition Fee Live / Online Course
A 100% 50%
B 75% 25%
C 50% 10%
D 25% -
E 10% -

Candidate can prefer any one of the below mentioned syllabus (either GS or Aptitude) to appear

GS Based
Syllabus No of Questions
Current Affairs 16
History 14
Geography 14
Polity 14
Economics 14
Science & Technology 14
Environment & Ecology 14
2 hours 100 Questions 200 marks
Aptitude Based
Syllabus No of Questions
General mental ability, Logical reasoning and analytical ability 25
Reading Comprehension 25
Basic numeracy (Class X level; numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) 10
General Knowledge 10
Current events of national and international importance (Nov, 2019 – Feb, 2020) 10
2 hours 80 Questions 200 marks
There will be penalty for wrong Answers (one-third of Marks assigned)

Test Centres

Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi-Saket, Delhi-Old Rajinder Nagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Varanasi, Vizag, Nagpur, Guwahati,Ahmedabad.

Test Date

1st March, 2020

Test Timing

Aptitude Based-10:30 am - 12:30 pm

GS Based- 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Test Syllabus

GS Based

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

Aptitude Based

  • General mental ability, Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Basic numeracy (Class X level; numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.)
  • General Knowledge
  • Current events of national and international importance (Nov, 2019 – Feb, 2020)

Procedure For Registration

  • Log on to www.nextias.com
  • Fill Civil Services Scholarship Test online registration form & pay the registration fee
  • User name & password will be mailed to your respective e-mail id.
  • Login & download your Admit Card.
  • Venue & timing will be mentioned on Admit Card.
  • Candidate should produce Admit Card along with photo id proof to enter the examination hall.

Important Dates

  • Last date to register online : 23rd Feb, 2020
  • Download Admit Card : 27th Feb 2020
  • Test Date : 1st March, 2020
  • Results : 8th March, 2020
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