UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern

Civil Services Exam Pattern : The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages. If you have any queries you can write any time in comment selection mention below.

  1. Civil Services Preliminary Examination for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and
  2. Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

Civil Services Preliminary Examination : (Object Type)

The upsc civil services preliminary examination, is popularly known as the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) (officially it is called General Studies Paper-1 and Paper-2), intends to focus on analytical abilities and understanding rather than the ability to memorize. The new pattern includes two papers of two hours duration and 200 marks each. Both papers have multiple choice objective type questions only.

Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks
Paper – I General Studies – Paper 1 (knowledge on current events, history of India and Indian national movement, Indian and world geography, Indian policy panchayti raj system and governance, economic and social development, environmental ecology, biodiversity, climate change and general science, Art and culture) 200
Paper – II General Studies – Paper 2 [Qualifying 33% marks required]  (skills in comprehension, interpersonal skills, communication, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision making, problem solving, basic numeracy, data interpretation, English language comprehension skills and mental ability) 200

 

Civil Services Main Examination : (Written & Interview)

Civil Services Main Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks
Paper-A (One of the Indian languages listed below, to be selected by the candidate (from the languages listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India) (Qualifying) 300
Paper-B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper-I Essay 250
Paper-II General Studies I (Indian heritage and culture, history and geography of the world and society) 250
Paper-III General Studies II (Governance, constitution, polity, social justice and international relations) 250
Paper IV General Studies III (Technology, economic development, bio-diversity, environment, security and disaster management) 250
Paper V General Studies IV(ethics, integrity and aptitude) 250
Papers VI, VII Two papers on subjects to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects below (250 marks for each paper) 500
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750
Personality Test (Interview) 275
Total Marks 2025

 

LIST OF LANGUAGES

  • Assamese (Assamese)
  • Bengali (Bengali)
  • Bodo (Devanagari)
  • Dogri (Devanagari)
  • English (English)
  • Gujarati (Gujarati)
  • Hindi (Devanagari)
  • Kannada (Kannada)
  • Kashmiri (Persian)
  • Konkani (Devanagari)
  • Maithili (Devanagari)
  • Malayalam (Malayalam)
  • Manipuri (Bengali)
  • Marathi (Devanagari)
  • Nepali (Devanagari)
  • Oriya (Oriya)
  • Punjabi (Gurumukhi)
  • Sanskrit (Devanagari)
  • Santhali (Devanagri or Ol Chiki)
  • Sindhi (Devanagari or Arabic)
  • Tamil (Tamil)
  • Telugu (Telugu)
  • Urdu (Persian)

 

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature of any one of the non-English languages listed above
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

IMPORTANT LINKS

Civil Services Eligibility Details Click Here
Civil Services Selection Procedure Click Here
Civil Services Exam Syllabus Click Here

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