UPSC Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Selection Process
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UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern
Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) civil services exam pattern complete details are given below…
The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages :
- Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Civil Services (Main) Examination
- Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview/Personality Test) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
I. Preliminary Examination
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
- Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
- The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
- The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
- Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.
II. Main Examination
The Written Examination will consist of the following papers:
Paper- A : One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution – 300 Marks
Paper‐ B : English – 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit
Paper ‐ I
- 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
- Optional subject Paper-I – 250 Marks
Paper – VII
- Optional subject Paper-II – 250 Marks
|Sub Total (Written test)||Personality Test||Grand Total|
|1750 Marks||275 Marks||2025 Marks|
Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below :—
- The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
- Evaluation of the papers, namely, ‘Essay’, ‘General Studies’ and Optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘Indian Languages’ and ‘English’ but the papers on Éssay’, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 25% marks in ‘Indian Language’ and 25% in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.
- The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
- The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for Candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability (only Hearing Impairment sub-category) provided that they have been granted such exemption from 2nd or 3rd language courses by the concerned education Board/University. The candidate needs to provide an
undertaking/self declaration in this regard in order to claim such an exemption to the Commission.
- Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper I-VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all of these papers.