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Exam pattern of UPSC Mains and Preliminary Exam of Civil Services

I want to give the exam of Civil Services and for that I want to get the exam pattern of UPSC Mains and Preliminary Exam of Civil Services so can you provide me that?

As you want to get the details of exam pattern of UPSC Mains and Preliminary Exam of Civil Services so here is the information of the same for you:

Scheme of CS (Preliminary) Examination:
General Studies Paper - I 200 Marks
General Studies Paper - II 200 Marks

Scheme - CS (Main):
Paper-I
One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper)
300 Marks
Paper-II English (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
Paper-III Essay 200 Marks
Papers IV & V General Studies (300 Marks for each paper) 600 Marks
Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX
Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper)
1200 Marks
Total Marks for Written Examination 2000 Marks
Interview Test 300 Marks
Grand Total 2300 Marks

Preliminary (CSAT) Examination Syllabus:
Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian National Movement.
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development -Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation
General Sciences

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
Comprehension
Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision-making and problemsolving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

List of Optional Subjects - CS (Main) - (Total 25):
Agriculture
Management
Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science
Mathematics
Anthropology
Mechanical Engineering
Botany
Medical Science
Chemistry
Philosophy
Civil Engineering
Physics
Commerce & Accountancy
Political Science & International Relations
Economics Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Public Administration
Geography
Sociology
Geology
Statistics
Indian History
Zoology
Law

List of Optional Subjects (Literature) - CS (Main) - (Total 26):
Arabic
Gujarati
Manipuri
Sanskrit
Assamese
Hindi
Nepali
Sindhi
Bengali
Kannada
Oriya
Tamil
Chinese
Kashmiri
Pali
Telugu
English
Konkani
Persian
Urdu
French
Marathi
Punjabi
German
Malayalam
Russian

Contact Details:

Union Public Service Commission
UPSC,
Man Singh Road Area,
New Delhi,
Delhi 110069
India

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Last edited by Neelurk; April 11th, 2020 at 02:44 PM.
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