PLAN OF EXAMINATION FOR UPSC (IAS/IPS/IFS/ & GROUP A & B)
|A- prelims Exam|
|1st paper GS- 200 marks|
|2 nd paper CSAT-200 marks|
|Written exam pattern after prelims|
|1st paper English language paper 300 marks qualifying nature only|
|2nd paper Indian regional language paper 300 marks qualifying nature only|
|3rd paper Essay paper 250 marks|
|4th paper. Ist paper GS -History & world geography|
|Note:-Some portion of this paper like ideologies & world history topics related to Political science paper ,so you can opt political science as an optional paper 5th paper 2nd paper GS -250 marks Indian constitution , polity , social justice , international relation|
|Note :- this paper completely common with political science so it is better To opt political science as an optional paper because both have common|
|6 th paper- III GS -250 marks|
|Paper-IV (250 marks)|
|General Studies –III|
|(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)|
|Paper-V (250 marks)|
|General Studies –IV|
|(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)|
|Paper-VI (250 marks)|
|Optional Subject one – Paper 1|
|Optional Subject one – Paper 2|
Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below (Group 1). However, a candidate can opt for the literatures of a language, indicated in Group-2 below para 2, as an optional subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject.|
(i) Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers (Paper I-VII) will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.
(ii) For the Language medium/ literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under:-
Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic|
Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki|
For Santali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.|
|(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science|
|(vi) Civil Engineering|
|(vii) Commerce and Accountancy|
|(ix) Electrical Engineering|
|(xvi) Mechanical Engineering|
|(xx) Political Science and International Relations|
|Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.
The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
2. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.|
3. The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.|
MAIN EXAMINATION SYLLABUS
The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio- economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.
Syllabus of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:-
Essay: Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.
English Comprehension & English Precis will be to test the English language Comprehension and English précis writing skills (at 10th standard level).
General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.