UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2017: UPSC conducts Civil service examination (CSE) for the Indian nations. Civil services examination (CSE) is one of the prestigious and competitive exams in India. Every year a huge number of Indians will apply for this Civil Service Examination. Civil Services Examination is conducted to recruit the job seekers in the Indian services including Indian Administrative Services and Indian police services among other. UPSC civil service examination notification 2017 has been released by the authorities. There is no change in the Civil Services Civils Syllabus, Exam pattern and the Civils Eligibility.
Civil Services Exam Pattern
Civil service examination is conducted mainly in two stages. The first one is the preliminary examination and the second one is the Mains examination. A preliminary examination is considered as the qualifying test for the Mains examination. In simple, the prelims round is screening test to shortlist the candidates and the mains exam is to evaluate the efficiency, nature, capabilities and the abilities of the shortlisted candidates.
UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam 2017
Mode of Civil Services Examination: The total Civil Service Examination is administered offline only. where the prelims examination question paper is totally an objective type / multiple choice question paper. You can also read the UPSC Prelims Syllabus.
The number of papers:
As there is no change in exam pattern, the UPSC civil services prelims exam 2017 will have two papers. And both exam papers are set in Hindi and English.
Paper 1: General Studies (GS) I
Paper 1 comprises of sections including Economics, Geography, Political Science, and Science.
Paper 2: General Studies (GS) II / Aptitude Test (CSAT)
Paper 2 is also called Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). This paper includes sections Comprehensions, Interpersonal Skills, Logical Reasoning, Decision Making and more.
The Civil Services Exam Duration for each Prelims Exam Paper is 2 hours. Anyhow, there is three hours break in between.
Number of Questions:
General Studies Paper I: This question paper is given with 100 questions. Candidates should answer the question within two hours.
General Studies Paper II (Aptitude (CSAT)): This is question paper is given with 80 questions. Candidates should answer it within two hours.
The UPSC conducts the prelims examination for total marks of 400. Where each paper carries a maximum of 200 marks.
The total UPSC Prelims question paper is an objective type which is also called as multiple choice type question.
Negative marking is calculated in Prelims exam. The penalty of 33% marks 0.83 marks for every wrong answer is calculated.
Decision-making and problem-solving do not have a Negative marking.
Blind Candidates are allowed to have an extra time of 20 minutes for each paper.
It is mandatory for the candidates to attend both of the papers in the preliminary examination for the purpose of evaluation.
UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern Table
For better understanding the UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern you can see this table…
|Exam Papers||Subjects||Time Duration||Questions||Marks|
|Paper I||General Studies (Qualifying Paper)||2 Hours||100||200|
|Paper II||General Studies II (Aptitude) CSAT||2 Hours||80||200|
UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern for Mains Exam 2017
UPSC conducts the Mains examination for the shortlisted candidates in the Prelims exam.The mains exam is mainly conducted to test the Nature, Capabilities, Problem Solving nature and Metal Ability of the candidates. UPSC mains exam is administered in 9 different papers. which includes, two qualifying papers, one essay and four general studies and two optional subject papers. You can also read details regarding UPSC Mains Syllabus.
UPSC Mains Exam Nine Papers
Qualifying Paper I: Indian language (the language selected by the candidate)
Qualifying Paper II: English
The marks secured in the qualifying papers will not be counted for ranking. However, one should get at least 25% in each of the qualifying papers to get qualified in the Mains examination.
Papers counted for merit:
- Essay Paper I
- General Studies paper 1
- General Studies Paper 2
- General Studies paper 3
- General Studies paper 4
- Optional Subject Paper I
- Optional Subject Paper II
Marks for Each Paper
- 300 marks for Qualifying Paper I: Indian language
- 300 marks for Qualifying Paper II: English (Qualifying marks are fixed at 33%)
- 250 marks for Essay Paper I
- 250 marks for General Studies paper 1
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
- 250 marks for General Studies Paper 2
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations
- 250 marks for General Studies paper 3
Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
- 250 marks for General Studies paper 4
Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
- 250 marks for Optional Subject Paper I
- 250 marks for Optional Subject Paper II
UPSC Mains Exam Pattern Table
For better understanding the UPSC Mains Exam Pattern you can see this table…
|Compulsory Paper||English||300 (Not Calculated)|
|Compulsory Paper||Indian Language||300 (Not calculated)|
|Paper II||General Studies Paper I||250|
|Paper III||General Studies Paper II||250|
|Paper IV||General Studies Paper III||250|
|Paper V||General Studies Paper IV||250|
|Paper VI (Optional)||Optional Subject I||250|
|Paper VII (Optional)||Optional Subject II||250|
The qualifying papers will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks secured in the qualifying papers will not be calculated for the ranking. Candidates have to answer the question paper in English or the Respective Indian language (selected) except where the translation is involved.
This is the UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern. Hope you all have understood the Civil Services Exam Pattern. If you have any queries regarding the exam pattern, you can ask us in the comments below. Thanks for the visit.