Know About Civil Services Examination Conducted By UPSC – 2019 Full Details


About the Civil Services Examination

The Civil Services examination comprises two successive stages:
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the
selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the
selection of candidates for the various services and posts.

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examination.

Preliminary Examination

The Examination shall comprise two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice
(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However,
questions relating to English Language Comprehension Skills of Class X
level will be tested through passages from English language only without
providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

Main Examination

The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Qualifying Papers:
Paper A: (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from
the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). 300 MARKS

Paper B: English                                                                                                                   300 MARKS
The papers on Indian Languages and English (Paper A and Paper B) will be
of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The
marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

Papers to be counted for merit
Paper I: Essay                                                                                                                        250 MARKS
Paper II: General Studies-I                                                                                            250 MARKS
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and
Paper III: General Studies-II                                                                                         250 MARKS
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)
Paper IV: General Studies-III                                                                                       250 MARKS
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security
and Disaster Management)
Paper V: General Studies-IV                                                                                        250 MARKS
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Paper VI: Optional Subject – Paper 1                                                                      250 MARKS
Paper VII: Optional Subject – Paper 2                                                                    250 MARKS
Sub Total (Written test):                                                                                            1750 MARKS
Personality Test:                                                                                                                275 MARKS
Grand Total:                                                                                                                        2025 MARKS
Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from among the list of subjects given below:

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
(i) Agriculture
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(iii) Anthropology
(iv) Botany
(v) Chemistry
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(viii) Economics
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(x) Geography
(xi) Geology
(xii) History
(xiii) Law
(xiv) Management
(xv) Mathematics
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xviii) Philosophy
(xix) Physics
(xx) Political Science and International Relations
(xxi) Psychology
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxiii) Sociology
(xxiv) Statistics
(xxv) Zoology
(xxvi) Literature of any one of the following
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri,
Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi,
Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

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