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IAS Exam Pattern

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Exam Pattern UPSC Civil servioces examination 2k20 - 2021

The Indian Civil Services examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year. The Civil Services examination schedule is announced during January - February after which the selection is done in 3 stages. Candidates are filtered at every stage through a process of elimination.

 

Part A—Preliminary Examination

 

Subject

Marks

Duration

Counted?

Paper 1

General Studies

200

2

counted

Paper2

CSAT

200

2

Qualifying

 


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Part B—Main Examination

 

Subject

Marks

Duration

Counted?

1

Indian Language

300

3 Hours

Qualifying

2

English

300

3 Hours

Qualifying

3.

Essay

250

3 Hours

counted

4

General Studies- I

250

3 Hours

counted

5

General Studies- II

250

3 Hours

counted

6

General Studies- III

250

3 Hours

counted

7

General Studies- IV

250

3 Hours

counted

8

Optional Paper 1

250

3 Hours

counted

9

Optional Paper 2

250

3 Hours

counted

10

Personality Test (Interview)

275

   
 

Total Marks

2025

   

 

Interview / Personality Test

  • The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
  • Marks thus obtained by the candidates (in the Main Examination as well as interview) would determine their final ranking.
  • Candidates will be posted to various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and Posts.

 


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