Civil Services Exam Pattern 2017 UPSC Prelims/Main Exam Syllabus

Civil Services Exam Pattern

Dear participants if you are looking for joining in civil services then you will have to beat this exam in all the phases. Union
Public Service Commission has all responsibilities reserves to commence Civil Services Exam every year to hire appliers on a large scale. Aspirants who are going to participate in Civil Services Exam and searching for Civil Services Exam Pattern here on this page you may get the exam pattern for both Prelims and Main Exam and prepare accordingly. Exam Pattern assists you in understanding each and every topic well and it helps you in preparation of exam.

That main aim to conduct Civil Services Exam is to recruit aspirants in government sector organizations.  There are 03 stages in this exam viz- Preliminary, Main & Interview. Participants may easily download Civil Services Exam Pattern now with format of question papers from this page or you may also download it from official site through online mode. If you want to get complete details about Civil Services Exam Pattern so go through below section of page. All the best to candidates for this exam result!!

Civil Services Exam Pattern Overview

Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages:
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Personal Interview

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Papers
Marks
Duration
Paper I (Objective Type Paper)
200
2 Hours
Papers II (Objective Type Paper)
200
2 Hours
Total
400
  • Exam Type: The Preliminary exam contains papers of objective type question.
  • Total Marks: The Preliminary exam having two papers of 400 marks for both papers (200 marks for one paper and 200 marks for second paper).
  • Marking Scheme: There will be negative marking for any incorrect answer.
  • Medium of Exam: The question paper will available in both set Hindi and English.
  • Time: The duration of exam will be of two hours for one paper. There will be extra time for Disability and Cerebral Palsy candidates.
  • Eligibility of Next Round: The marks obtained in the Preliminary exam who are declared qualified for admission to Main Exam.

Main Exam Pattern

Papers qualifying in nature:
  • Paper A – An Indian language selected by the candidates
  • Paper B – English

Papers to be counted for merit:
  • Essay (Paper I)
  • General Studies (Paper II-V)
  • Optional Subjects (Paper VI-VII)

Exam Pattern for Paper A & B:
Paper
Marks
Paper A: An Indian Language
300 Marks
Paper B: English
300 Marks
Exam Pattern for Paper I to VII:
Paper
Marks
Paper I:
Essay
250
Paper II:
General Studies-I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
250
Paper III:
General Studies-II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
250
Paper IV:
General Studies-III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250
Paper V:
General Studies-IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
250
Paper VI:
Optional Subject-Paper1
250
Paper-VII:
Optional Subject-Paper 2
250
Sub Total (Written test)       
1750
List of Optional Subjects for main examination:
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Economics
Agriculture
Commerce and Accountancy
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Anthropology
Electrical Engineering
Botany
Geography
Mechanical Engineering
Geology
History
Political Science and International Relations
Philosophy
Physics
Public Administration
Psychology
Medical Science
Law
Management
Mathematics
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology
Literature of any
one of the following
Languages.
Languages:
Assamese
Bengali
Bodo
Dogri
Gujarati
Hindi
Kannada
Kashmiri
Konkani
Maithili
Malayalam
Manipuri
Marathi
Nepali
Oriya
Punjabi
Sanskrit
Santhali
Sindhi
Tami
Telugu
Urdu
English
Candidates who qualified the Preliminary exam they are required to appear in Main Exam.
  • Exam Type: The main exam consists of two papers one is qualifying in nature and other one is counted for merit.
  • Marking Scheme: The main exam consists of papers qualifying in nature (600 marks) as well as papers to be counted for merit (1750 marks).
  • Type of Papers: The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature.
  • Qualifying Papers consists of two papers which are An Indian language and English.
  • Papers to be counted for merit consists of Essay, General Studies-I, General Studies-II, III, IV and Optional Subject-Paper1 and 2.
  • Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper–Ito Paper-VII) will be counted for ranking.

Personal Interview:
  • Participants who have been shortlisted in main examination will be called for a Personal Interview to be conducted by the organization and Interview plays an important role in selection of candidate.
  • The appointed aspirants will be interviewed by a Board which consists of the skilled as well as fair-minded members.
  • The aspirants will be asked questions on General interest of Board.
  • The multiple question of Interview is not to cross-examine the aspirant, but to evaluate his or her Intellectual & Mental abilities.
  • The members of Board is interested to ask the questions concerning to events happening in India as well as World.
  • The board members are interested to ask questions which is based on topics of Current Affairs and the Subjects in written Examinations.
  • The Score of the Candidate will be based on the Personality test conducted as well as the intellectual Qualities.

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