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UPSC Exam Pattern 2016 Download Preliminary/Mains New Paper Pattern PDF

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 2016 for Preliminary/Mains Exam which is prepared by the team of recruitmentresult.com

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List of Exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission:

  • Civil Services Examination,
  • 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.

How to Prepare for Written Examination

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.

Written Exam Techniques

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.

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.

Paper Marks
General Studies Paper – I 200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II 200 Marks

Civil Services Main Examination Pattern:

Paper Subject Name Marks
Paper-1 Essay 250
Paper-2 General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250
Paper-3 General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250
Paper-4 General Studies –III  (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250
Paper-5 General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250
Paper-6 Optional Subject – Paper 1 250
Paper-7 Optional Subject – Paper 2 250

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

Agriculture Geography Physics botany
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Geology Political Science and International Relations
Anthropology History Psychology
Botany Law Public Administration
Chemistry Management Sociology
Civil Engineering Mathematics Statistics
Commerce and Accountancy Mechanical Engineering Zoology
Economics Medical Science Literature of any one of the following languages
Mechanical Engineering /Philosophy/Geology

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