UPSC Exam Pattern,Syllabus
The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in two stages Prelims and Mains which are then followed by an interview.
Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examinations is as follows:
Latest Pattern of Civil Services (Mains) Examination
UPSC Preliminary Examination
There are two compulsory papers of 200 marks each in the Civil Services Prelims Exam.
(i) Both the question papers are of the objective type (multiple choice questions) of two hours each.
(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills would be provided only in English.
(iii) Blind candidates would be allowed an extra 20 minutes of time at each paper.
The UPSC Exam Pattern written examination will consist of the following papers:
|Paper – I||Section 1||Essay||250 Marks|
|Paper – II||General Studies–I||Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society||250 Marks|
|Paper – III||General Studies–II||Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations||250 Marks|
|Paper – IV||General Studies–III||Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management||250 Marks|
|Paper – V||General Studies–IV||Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude||250 Marks|
|Paper – VI||Paper – I||Optional Subject||250 Marks|
|Paper – VII||Paper – II||Optional Subject||250 Marks|
|Total marks from written test||1750 Marks|
|Personality Test (Interview)||275 Marks|
|Grand Total||2025 Marks|