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UPSC Exam Pattern

Every year, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts various exams. Applicants who are doing preparation for UPSC exam can download UPSC Exam Pattern through this page. Applicants can also download UPSC Exam Pattern for Preliminary/Mains through online process in PDF form.

Here, we are providing you all the information regarding UPSC Exam Pattern 2017 for Preliminary/Mains Exam which is prepared by the team of

UPSC Exam Pattern

Civil Services Examination,List of Exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission:

  • Indian Forest Service examination
  • Engineering Services Examination
  • Combined Defence Services Examination
  • National Defence Academy Examination
  • Naval Academy Examination
  • Combined Medical Services Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice
  • Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination
  • Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant)

Every year, the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts several written examinations and interviews for selecting eligible and talented candidates for various posts. Every year, a large number of candidates register themselves for the exam.

Check Here: How to Prepare for Written Examination

UPSC New Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination Pattern:

Preliminary Exam consists of two papers which carrying 400 marks. The Exam will consist of Objective type of questions are set in Hindi & English both.

General Studies Paper – I200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II200 Marks

Get Here: UPSC Previous Year Question

Civil Services Main Examination Pattern:

PaperSubject NameMarks
Paper-2General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)250
Paper-3General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)250
Paper-4General Studies –III  (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)250
Paper-5General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)250
Paper-6Optional Subject – Paper 1250
Paper-7Optional Subject – Paper 2250

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

AgricultureGeographyPhysics botany
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceGeologyPolitical Science and International Relations
BotanyLawPublic Administration
Civil EngineeringMathematicsStatistics
Commerce and AccountancyMechanical EngineeringZoology
EconomicsMedical ScienceLiterature of any one of the following languages
Mechanical Engineering /Philosophy/Geology

Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate applying for the exam, should be a citizen of India. The candidates should possess a degree from any of Indian universities or an equivalent qualification from any recognized university.

No. of Attempts:

  • General category candidates and the OBC candidates that fall under Creamy Layer can make six attempts for the exam.
  • OBC category candidates can make nine attempts.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category can make any number of attempts.

Physical Standards:

Aspirants should be physically fit according to the physical standard for appearing in the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

About UPSC:

The Union Public Service Commission is India’s central agency authorized to conduct various recruitment examinations. UPSC is amongst the few esteemed organization which function with both autonomy and freedom along with the country’s higher judiciary and lately the Election Commission.

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