isUPSC conducts the hiring procedure for Civil Service Recruitment. Those candidates who are highly aspirant for this IAS and want to participate in the coming future they should know the selection procedure and complete exam syllabus and patters to prepare well. We’re going to cover all these topics of UPSC Civil Service Exam syllabus of Preliminary and Main exam.
Papers and Marks distribution of Preliminary and Main Exam
The selection has made through Preliminary exam, Main Exam and then interview. You have to clear Priminary test to participate in the main exam and Clearing Main exam gives you a chance to appear in the interview.
Preliminary exam: it has two compulsory papers. Each paper consists of 250 marks. (No value of scored marks in the final merit list, it just qualifying in nature).
Main Exam: It has a total of nine papers. First, five paper compulsory and the rest two papers are optional. You can choose according to preference. And rest two papers are qualifying formally name Qualifying Paper-‘A‘ and ‘B‘. And you have to score only qualifying marks. Marks would not be added for making ranks.
♦ Total Marks of the first Seven papers is 7*250=1750.
♦ Qualifying Papers(A&B) 300*2=600
♦ Interview 275.
♦♦ Merit rank will be made based on (7*250)+275=2025.
Repeat: Marks of qualifying Paper ‘A’ & ‘B’ would not be added for making ranks.
UPSC Preliminary Exam Syllabus and Marks Distribution
|There are two papers in UPSC Civil Service Preliminary exams. Both papers are MCQ types, and a minimum of qualifying maks is 33% but top rankers will be allowed to Main Exam. The time duration of 2 hours will be approved for each paper, and there is no value of scored marks in the final ranking. The preliminary Exam of UPSC Civil Service is qualifying in nature.|
|General Paper-I(100 Questions)||200 Marks|
|General Paper-II(80 Questions)||200 Marks|
|Total Two papers(180 Questions)||Total of 400 marks|
Syllabus of General Studies Papers I
|♦ Importance of Current event of Nation and International. |
♦ History of India and National movements.
♦ Indian & World Geography(Physical, Social, Economic).
♦ Indian Polity and Governance.
♦ Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
♦ General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
♦ GS(General Science).
General Studies Paper-II Syllabus
|There are 80 questions will be asked in this MCQ type papers, and the duration of the exam is 2 hours. |
♦ Interpersonal skills, including communication skills.
♦ Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
♦ Decision-making and problem-solving.
♦ General mental ability.
♦ Basic numeracy
UPSC Civil Service Main Exam
|As we have already told you that there are nine papers are in the Main exams. Five compulsory and two optional and rest two are qualifying papers. Two qualifying papers will be taken on 300marks exam, and all other papers are 250 marks each.|
|1. Easy||250 Marks|
|2. General Studies||250 Marks|
|3. General Studies 2||250 marks|
|4. General Studies 3||250 Marks|
|5. General Studies 4||250 Marks|
|6. & 7(optional papers)||500 marks|
You have to choose two optional Pares from the below lists.
♦History ♦ Geography ♦ Economics ♦ Psychology ♦ Public Administration ♦ Philosophy ♦ Sociology ♦ Political Science ♦ Agriculture ♦ Animal husbandry ♦ Anthropology ♦ Botany ♦ Chemistry ♦ Physics ♦ Civil Engineering ♦ Electrical engineering ♦ Mechanical engineering ♦ Commerce ♦ Geology ♦ Law ♦ Mathematics ♦ Management ♦ Medical Science.and ♦ A language paper.
Paper 8: Qualifying Paper A
Paper 9. Qualifying Paper B
Paper wise syllabus of UPC Civil Service main exam has provided below.
Outline of Paper I Easy
|In this subject, the participants have to write Essay on various topics.|
|Paper-II General Studies|
|This paper mainly designed on Indian heritage and culture, history and geography. Brief details have given below. |
♦ Indian Culture: Arts, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern.
♦ Modern Indian History: From the eighteenth century to present days.
♦ Indian Freedom Struggle: Various stages and contribution of our different parts of the nation.
♦ Post-independence History: 1947 to present.
♦ Geography & History of the world: Industrial revolution ♦ World Wars ♦ National boundaries ♦ Colonisation and decolonization.♦ Political Philosophies.♦ Effect on societies of the political stream like capitalism, socialism.etc.♦ Rules of Women and Women’s organisation. ♦ Population and Poverty.♦ Developmental issues.♦ Globalization and its effect on Indian societies. ♦ Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.♦ Salient features of the world’s physical Geography.♦ Distribution of natural Resources accesses, especially in South Asia and India.♦ Factors of the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries(World and India). ♦ Important Geophysical phenomena(Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone, etc.).
|Paper III General Studies Syllabus|
|This paper designed on the following major topics. |
♦ Governance ♦ Constitution ♦ Polity ♦ Social Justice and ♦ International relations.
|Paper IV Exam Syllabus of UPSC Civil Service Main Exam|
|Paper four is known as general Studies-III. The Syllabus of these papers has mainly focused on the following topics. |
♦ Technology ♦ Economic Development ♦ Biodiversity ♦ Environment ♦ Security and ♦ Disaster Management.
|Syllabus of Paper V(General Studies IV)|
|The General Studies Paper IV has focused on the following Syllabus. |
♦ Ethics ♦ Integrity and ♦ Aptitude.
|Paper VI & VII exam syllabus.|
|As you know that these two paper is optional and the candidates can choose these.|
Qualifying Paper A
|The qualifying paper A is an Indian language. Please note this paper is not applicable for the candidate of Hill areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim state. |
This language paper you can choose from the list of Eighth Schedule to the Indian Constitution
Qualifying Paper B Syllabus
|This paper is the English language and compulsory for all candidates.|
Interview: This is a crucial part of the selection of recruitment UPSC. There are 275 total make allowed for this test.
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