The Union Public Service Commission is India's central autonomous agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Indian Forest Service examination, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination. Candidates appearing for UPSC Exam have to be aware of the complete UPSC syllabus that will be included in all the UPSC examination so as to prepare well and get higher rankings.
UPSC Preliminary Examinations consist of two papers. Both of the papers are compulsory. Each paper comprises of 200 marks and duration of each paper will be of two hours. In exceptional cases of the blind, disability, and cerebral palsy candidates, they will get 20 minutes extra per hour in each paper.
UPSC Preliminary Examinations two papers are termed as General Studies Paper-I and General Studies Paper-II.
Both the question papers will be in two sets of language viz. English and Hindi and will consists of Multiple choice questions (objective type). In General Studies Paper-II, candidates have to qualify the exam with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
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Candidates’ rank in UPSC CSE only depends on Main Examinations and their Interview (Personality Test). UPSC Main Examinations consists of 1750 marks and Interview (Personality Test) consists of 275 marks. UPSC Main Examinations is conducted in 5 days.
The UPSC Civil Services Main Examination is a written examination. UPSC syllabus for the main examination contains nine papers, but only seven papers are considered for final ranking. In the remaining two papers, candidates have to secure minimum marks which are declared by UPSC every year.
Two qualifying papers will be of matriculation level or equivalent standard to its level. These papers are not counted in the final score for ranking. Both papers are of 300 marks each.
Paper-A: Indian Languages
Candidates have to select any one of the Indian Language from the Languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Indian Constitution (List of Languages is mentioned below).
Note: – These papers are not necessary for the candidates belonging to Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh.
Paper-B: English language
|PAPER||SUBJECT AND CONTENT||MARKS|
|Paper-I||Essay (It Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice)||250|
|Paper-II||General Studies-I (Culture and Indian Heritage History and Geography of the World and Society)||250|
|Paper- III||General Studies –II (Constitution| Governance| Social Justice| Polity| and International relations)||250|
|Paper-IV||General Studies –III (Economic Development| Technology| Environment| Biodiversity| Disaster Management and Security)||250|
|Paper-V||General Studies –IV (Aptitude| Integrity| and Ethics)||250|
|Paper-VI||Optional Subject – Paper 1||250|
|Paper-VII||Optional Subject – Paper 2||250|
|Sub Total (Written test)||1750 Marks|
|Personality Test||275 Marks|
|Grand Total||2025 Marks|
It is mandatory for a candidate to appear in both the Papers of UPSC Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. A candidate will be disqualified in case he/she did not appear in both the papers of UPSC Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.
Only the qualified candidates from UPSC Main examination will be eligible for the Personality test(interview). Candidates will be interviewed by Board members, who will have before them a record of candidates’ career. The objective of this interview is to assess candidates’ personal suitability for their further career in public service. The technique of the interview will not be that of a strict cross-examination basis but of a natural though directed and purposive conversation with the intention to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
Here are few of the points that will be judged in the UPSC Personality Test:
|Maithili||Urdu and English|
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