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UPSC (Civil Services) Exam Pattern 2019 | Detailed Exam Pattern For Prelims, Mains & Interview

Posted on :April 16th 2019, 9:33 am

IAS Exam Pattern

Below is the exam pattern for UPSC IAS (prelims and mains).

IAS Prelims Exam: The UPSC Civil services or IAS prelims exam pattern is divided into two compulsory papers with total 400 Marks. Check below :

Exam Pattern Types of Test Marks Duration
Paper I General Studies 200 2 Hours
Paper II CSAT 200 2 Hours

The Main (written) Examination will consist of the following papers:

Qualifying Papers (Non-Ranking)
Paper A One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the languages included in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution. 300 Marks
Paper B English 300 Marks
Papers to be Counted for Merit (Ranking)
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 1 250 Marks
Paper VII Optional Subject- Paper 2 250 Marks
For the optional papers in the Main Examination, UPSC has a list of about twenty-six subjects out of which any one subject has to be selected by the candidate.
Subtotal (Written Test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test (Interview) 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks