In the last five years, there have been many changes in the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services Examination pattern and syllabus.
It is important for IAS aspirants like you to keep track of changes in the UPSC exam pattern. More importantly, the UPSC exam pattern should be at the back of your mind.
The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of Section II.
The Mains Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature.
The candidate will be interviewed by a board and be asked questions on matters of general interest. The objective of the interview is to access the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in Public Services by a board of competent and unbiased observers.
UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus
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