IAS Examination, also called Indian Administrative Services Examination, which is one of the toughest and prestigious examinations held in India, gives a chance to get most eminent designation offered by Indian Government. Thus a detailed look throughout the syllabus is very necessary, especially for those who are going to appear IAS for the first time.
UPSC - IAS examination is conducted in three phases:
Preliminary Examination of UPSC Consist of two papers, each of 200 marks and two hours of duration and it is compulsory to appear in both. It is an objective section, and every wrong attempt will cost you 1/3rd marks of the attempted question. Prelims is just a screening test, thus the marks obtained will not be entertained in your final merit.
General Studies [100Q x 2m = 200 Marks] Civil Services Aptitude Test = [80Q x 2.5M = 200 Marks]
Preliminary Exam (Objective Type) 1/3 Neg. Marking (Except in Decision Making)
UPSC Mains Examination Syllabus
The written examination will consist of the following papers Summary of the Latest Pattern of Civil Services (Mains) Examination Paper – I Language -300 Marks Candidate can take any Modern Indian language but this paper is of qualifying nature Paper – II English -300 Marks This paper is of qualifying nature Paper – III Essay – 250 Marks Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice Paper-IV General Studies-I 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) Paper-V General Studies -II: 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) Paper-VI General Studies -III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) Paper-VII General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) Marks carried by General Studies was 4X 250=1000 Paper-VIII Optional Subject – Paper 1 -250 Marks Paper-IX Optional Subject – Paper II -250 Marks Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject “without the conditionality of having to do his/her graduation in that language’s literature. Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks Marks of English and Language will not be counted so total marks for Written exam will be 2000 Marks Only Interview/Personality Test – 275 marks Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators. Grand Total 2025 Marks A candidate is allowed to use any one language from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or English as the medium of writing the examination. Qualifying Papers: (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).300 Marks Paper : B English 300 Marks Papers To Be Counted For Merit
Candidates May Choose Any One Of The Optional Subjects From Amongst The List Of Given