CPF PAPER II -General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

Paper II : General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

This paper contains two parts – A and B. The exam is of 200 marks and the duration of the paper is 3 hours.


Essay questions which are to be answered in long narrative form either in Hindi or English totalling 80 marks. The indicative topics are modern Indian history especially of the freedom struggle, geography, polity and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.


Comprehension, précis writing, other communications and language skills. The paper is to be attempted in English only (marks 120). The topics are Comprehension passages, précis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammer and other aspects of language testing.

Break-up of Paper

Topic Questions Marks
Essay Question in 800 words One 80
Precis Writing Two 30
Comprehension Passaged Two 40
Counter Argument Two 10
Report Writing One 20
Other Grammar Questions 20
Total Marks 200