This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered :
To be written in the medium or language of the candidate's choice. Candidate is required to write an essay on specific topic or topics. The choice of subjects will be given. They are expected to keep their thoughts closely to the subject and arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and be concise. Credit will be given to effective and coherent expression.
A Candidate has to choose for the optional subject from the list mentioned below. Optional consist of 2 papers of 250 marks each. Hence carrying a weightage of 500 marks in total which is quiet high. Therefore, optional paper plays an important role in candidate’s selection for personality test. A candidate has to fill in his/her choice while applying for preliminary examination which cannot be changed later. So it is recommended to choose the option wisely.