( Civil services examination) CSE in India is one of the several examination conducted by UPSC for the recruitment of All India Services like IAS, IPS , IFoS and Group A services like IFS , IRS etc
The pattern of Civil services examination( CSE) is divided into Three stages namely Preliminary , Main & Interview.
As per the exam pattern, candidates who clear the Prelims are eligible for Mains and candidates who clear the Main reach the interview stage
There are three levels or stages in UPSC Civil Service Examination
Paper 1- General Studies(200 marks)
Paper 2- CSAT-Aptitude (200 marks)
Pattern-Objective (MCQ Based)
Merit is based on Paper 1 only and Paper 2 is only qualifying exam.
General Studies Papers (4*250 marks)
One optional Paper(2*250 marks)
Essay Paper(250 marks)
2 Qualifying Papers (English & One Indian Language)
Interview or personality Test Carrying 275 marks is the final hurdle.
It tests the overall suitability of candidate for further career in public service.
A candidate's rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam depends only on marks scored in the main and interview
|Sl No.||Number Of Paper||Nature Of Paper||Duration Of Exam||Marks|
|1||Paper 1 - General Studies||2 Hours||200 Marks|
|2||Paper 1 - General Studies(CSAT)||QUALIFYING NATURE||2 Hours||200 Marks|
NOTE 1:The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-11 of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.
NOTE 2:There will be negative marking for incorrect answers (as detailed below) for all questions except some of the questions where the negative marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.
9 papers are to be answered in the main examination.
There are two qualifying papers out of 9
Candidate must score 25% in both papers to qualify
PAPER (1 to7)
|Name Of Paper||Description||Marks|
|General Studies 1||Indian Heritage and Culture , History and geography of the world and society.||250|
|General Studies 2||Governance , Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations||250|
|General Studies 3||Technology, Economic Development , Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management||250|
|General Studies 4||Ethics , Integrity and Aptitude||250|
|Optional Subject||Paper 1 and 2||500|
|Sub Total (Written Test)||1750|
List of optional subjects