UPSC - CSE Exam : Pattern & Syllabus​

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    UPSC - CSE Exam : Pattern & Syllabus​

    A. 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.

    B. Main Examination:

    The written examination will consist of the following papers:
    Qualifying Papers:

    One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution: 300 Marks.

    English: 300 Marks

    Papers to be counted for merit :

    Paper-I : Essay 250 Marks

    Paper-II : General Studies-I 250 Marks

    • Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

    Paper-III : General Studies -II 250 Marks

    • Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

    Paper-IV : General Studies -III 250 Marks

    • Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

    Paper-V : General Studies -IV 250 Marks

    • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

    Paper-VI : Optional Subject :
    Paper 1 :250 Marks
    Paper 2 :250 Marks

    Sub Total (Written test) :1750 Marks
    Personality Test : 275 Marks
    Grand Total :2025 Marks

    Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects List of optional subjects for Main Examination :

    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology
    (xxvi) Literature of any one of the following languages:
    (xxvii) Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

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