UPSC examination pattern and syllabus

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UPSC examination pattern and syllabus

At the beginning of UPSC exam preparation mostly student search on the internet how to clear UPSC in the first attempt or how to clear IAS prelims 2019 but before to know it, you need to know basis as like:- UPSC exam pattern and UPSC exam syllabus

As well as you know a candidate has limited attemptsin civil services examination.

The UPSC arranged the examination for all post in three stages like

1.IAS prelims:-Prelims examination (Usually this exam conduct by UPSC in the month of June/August and result announced by August/October)
2.IAS Mains: - UPSC Mains Examination also arranged by UPSC around the month of September / October and result published by Dec / Jan.
3.IAS Interview: - Usually UPSC interview conducted in the Feb / March and final result declared by April.

So This is the pattern of the UPSC exam

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Pattern

When we talk about UPSC prelims examination so it’s just nothing apart from screening test of UPSC prelims 2019 to shortlist to the deserving candidate to the next stage UPSC mains examination

Now we will know about the detail of UPSC Prelims exam pattern.

UPSC prelims exam divided into two objective type paper (multiple-choice-question) for marks of four hundred and each paper carry 200 marks. Each paper has a time limit of 2 hours.


Note: - 20 minute extra provide to blind candidates in each and every attempt in every UPSC exam.

UPSC prelims exam only the qualifying exam it means obtained marks will not be added in UPSC final exam.

Note:-
1. Only black ballpoint pen used for both paper another type of color, ink, etc. are not allowed for UPSC prelims exam 2019.
2. You can attempt this paper in Hindi or English medium because this is available in only two languages.

Since 2013 UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) has been done major changes with the focus shifting to test applicant analyzing power and group skill rather than the ability to simply memorize and Change the name of second paper as a Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). By this UPSC checks the aptitude ability of candidates.

UPSC prelims exam syllabus

Now we will discuss the UPSC prelims exam syllabus:
Paper 1st (Marks: 200 / Time duration - 2 hours)
1. Current affairs of national and international importance.
2. Indian national movement and history of all India.
3. World and Indian geography based on physical, social, economical.
4. Indian government and politics based on Indian constitution political system Panchayati Raj, public policy, right issue etc.
5. Financially and social progress sustainable development, penury inclusion demographics social sector imitative etc
6. Common issue on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change subject specialization not required
7. GS(General Science)

Paper 2nd (marks 200 /time (duration)-2 hours):-
Remember this is only qualifying paper candidates should catch at least 33% or more than it to qualifying in IAS prelims 2019
1. Interpersonal skill including communication skill
2. Comprehension
3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
4. Decision-making and problem solving
5. Common mental ability
6. Basic numeracy number and there relation order of magnitude ETC.(class X level)data review (charts graphs table data sufficient ETC. class X level )

UPSC mains exam pattern 2019

After the long discussion about UPSC prelims exam pattern and syllabus now we will be going to talk about UPSC mains examination pattern and syllabus.

Written exam: -

From 2013 UPSC mains examination have done lots of changes in civil services mains examination as well as

Main motive to change in exam is to check intellectual capability and understanding level of candidates rather them just the range of their information and memory.

UPSC mains examination has 2 qualifying paper and 7 paper to be counted for merit. All papers have 20 questions of 10 / 15 marks which we have to written 150 / 250 words.

Qualifying Paper

Paper B (300 marks) English

The paper on Indian language and English paper (paper “A” and paper “B”) will be based on 10th class or equivalent level and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be count for final merit.

Paper B (300 marks) English

The paper on Indian language and English paper (paper “A” and paper “B”) will be based on 10th class or equivalent level and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be count for final merit.

But, paper “A” On Indian language will not be compulsory for applicant hailing from the states belong to other language state like:- ARUNACHAL PRADESH,MANI PUR,MEGHALALYA,MIZORAM,NAGALAND AND SIKKIM Paper - I

Paper - I

 Essay

250 Marks

Paper - II

General Studies – I 
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World & 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 & Disaster Management)

250 Marks

Paper - V

General Studies – IV 
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
(Click to view Sample paper)

250 Marks

Paper - VI

Optional Subject – Paper 1

250 Marks

Paper - VII

Optional Subject – Paper 2

250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test)

1750 Marks

Personality Test

275 Marks

Grand Total

2025 Marks

Merit marks will be count from paper 1st to 7th paper and UPSC can fix the limit of qualifying marks for any all of this paper according to its own discretion.

In UPSC mains exam question paper for each of the seven papers have 20 questions and time duration is three hours for the question paper. The question paper is set in Hindi and English only.

UPSC Applicant can decide medium of the exam in UPSC mains if they have written paper in Hindi and they can write some technical words in English but we can not use many words in another language. If UPSC candidate uses many words than marks will be deducted.

Optional subject list for UPSC mains exam

 

Assamese

Manipuri

Bengali

Marathi

Bodo

Nepali

Dogri

Oriya

English

Punjabi

Gujarati

Sanskrit

Hindi

Santhali

Kannada

Sindhi

Kashmiri

Tamil

Konkani

Telugu

Maithilli

Urdu

Malayalam

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For each language medium/literature of languages, the script to be used by the candidates are:

Language

Script

Assamese

Assamese

Bengali

Bengali

Gujarati

Gujarati

Hindi

Devanagari

Kannada

Kannada

Kashmiri

Persian

Konkani

Devanagari

Malayalam

Malayalam

Manipuri

Bengali

Marathi

Devanagari

Nepali

Devanagari

Oriya

Oriya

Punjabi

Gurumukhi

Sanskrit

Devanagari

Sindhi

Devanagari or Arabic

Tamil

Tamil

Telugu

Telugu

Urdu

Persian

Bodo

Devanagari

Dogri

Devanagari

Maithili

Devanagari

Santhali

Devanagari or Ochinki

 

For Santhali language question paper will be published in devnagari script UPSC applicant can decide to choose answer either in devnagari script or in ochinki in the mains exam paper.

For detailed of full syllabus of UPSC you can visit official website :- http://www.upsc.gov.in/

B) Personality Test / Interview

After The 7 Paper Now Time to Prepare Interview or Personality Round Which is countable as the part Of The UPSC Mains Examination and Is Worth 275 Marks Which Is Added To The Grand Total.

UPSC interview conduct by UPSC and it has taken by a board that has some 5 or 6 members. each member from the different field like one member will check your personality and others will check your intellectual level, etc.

Basically, UPSC interview is an assessment for not only intellectual qualities but also social attributes qualities, interest in current affairs, some of the good and bad qualities estimated by the interview panel.

Which is:-

1. Mental alertness
2. Critical power of assimilation
3. Clear and logical exposition
4. Balance of judgment
5. Variety and depth of interest
6. Potential for social cohesion and leadership
7. Intellectual and moral integrity

The UPSC interview test is not just only for check G.K (General knowledge) or awareness because it has already checked by your mains test where you have shown your writing skill.


UPSC expecting something more from UPSC aspirant. Like they are not checking your command on some special subject along with they are checking your Current knowledge which are happening around them which based on the national and international event.

Marks achieved by UPSC candidate in the UPSC mains 2019 examination (writing part + interview) will decide final ranking that decide the posts and services of the candidate.

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