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Civil Service Exam: Introduction

The Civil Services Examination is the most important competitive examination conducted at all India level by UPSC.

Pattern of the Examination:

The examination consists of three Stages, Preliminary, Mains and Interview

Preliminary June/August General Studies

Paper I and II (CSAT)

Paper I =200 Marks

Paper II =200 Marks

Mains October /December Essay

General Studies(Paper-I)

General Studies(Paper-II)

General Studies(Paper-III)

General Studies(Paper-IV)

Optional Subject (Paper-I)

Optional Subject (Paper-II)

250 Marks

250 Marks

250 Marks

250 Marks

250 Marks

250 Marks

250 Marks

Total -1750
Compulsory –English

Compulsory-(Any of Indian Language –Under 8th Schedule)

300 (Only qualifying)

300 (Only qualifying)

Interview March/May Personality Test 275 Marks
Total -1750

 

English Gujarati Hindi