UPSC CSE EXAm Pattern
UPSC(Union Public Service Commission) is a body who conducts various examination for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ officers.Some famous examination conducted by UPSC is UPSC CSE, UPSC CAPF,UPSC NDA and CDS etc.
Today we talk about our favorite exam which is UPSC Civil Services Examination(CSE).This examination is held to recruit IAS, IPS, IFS(Foreign), IFoS(Forest), IRS, IDAS, etc. More than 20 posts are there in the UPSC CSE examination.
Nature of UPSC CSE Exam
The UPSC CSE exam is considered the toughest exam in India, and why it is so? Due to its comprehensive syllabus and deadly competition.
I am not demoralizing you, Keep in mind not all people are serious about examination who filled the UPSC CSE Form.
UPSC CSE Exam Pattern and syllabus
The Paper pattern of UPSC CSE is divided into two parts that are, Preliminary Examination(pre), and Mains. Technically if you see there are three rounds for selection in UPSC CSE Exam Pre, Mains, and Personality(Interview) round.
UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
|Paper||Paper Type||No. of Questions.||Total Marks||Exam Duration|
|General Studies I||Objective||100||200||2 hours|
|General Studies II – CSAT||Objective(Qualifying – 33%)||80||200||2 hours|
Negative Marking of 1/3 of total marks in both papers.
Question Paper will be provided in both English and Hindi Language.
UPSC Mains Exam Pattern
|Paper A||Compulsory Indian language (Qualifying)||300|
|Paper B||English Language(Qualifying)||300|
|Paper 2||General Studies I||250|
|Paper III||General Studies II||250|
|Paper IV||General Studies III||250|
|Paper V||General Studies IV||250|
|Paper VI||Optional I||250|
|Paper VII||Optional II||250|
|Total Marks for Merit||1750|
Compulsory Indian Language and English Language are Qualifying in nature. Candidates have to score 25% to qualify in these subjects.
Candidate’s Essay, General Studies, and Optionals copies will be checked only if they scored 25% in Compulsory Indian Language and English Language.
Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the Qualifying Language Papers, Paper-A and Paper-B, in any one of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or in English. Notwithstanding this, the Candidate will have the choice to write the Optional Papers in English also if the candidates has chosen other language for the rest of the Papers.
No Negative Marking in the Written examination but there is penalty marks. Marks get deducted if you write unusual thing which is not related to any question or answer like your name, address, or any sign outside the written area in a copy.
UPSC CSE Personality Round
This round is considered the last round of the UPSC CSE Examination. This is an Interview round in which board member access the candidates personality, thinking and it’s exposure to the current situation in National as well as international matters.The board consists of an Unbiased observer who checks the candidate’s mental as well as social health by asking general questions. They also check the candidate’s judgemental capability by throwing some case studies.
Personality Round – 275 Marks
Subjects covered in General studies
General studies I
- Indian Heritage and Culture
- History and Geography of the World
General Studies II
- Social Justice
- International relations
General Studies III
- Economic Development
- Security and Disaster Management
General Studies IV
List of Optional subjects in Mains Examination
|Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science|
|Commerce and Accountancy|
|Political Science and International Relations|
Literature of any of the Languages Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.