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Thursday, 7 March 2013

New Pattern for UPSC Main Exams from 2013


UPSC has made significant changes in the pattern and syllabus of the Main Exams of Civil Services Examination and these changes will be applicable from Main Exams 2013.

Note: The prelim examination for Civil Services by UPSC has remained unaltered. However, UPSC has decided to conduct the same prelim exam for students who want to join the Indian Forest Services. Thus there will be a common prelim exam paper for both Civil services and Indian Forest Services.

Here is the new pattern for UPSC Main Exams.

There will be a total of Seven Papers in Main Exams.

Paper – I
Section 1 – Essay (200 marks)
Section 2 – English Comprehension and English PrĂ©cis writing (100 marks)

Paper – II
General Studies– I (250Marks)
Topic: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Paper-III
General Studies –II (250 Marks)
Topic: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Paper-IV
General Studies –III (250 Marks)
Topic: Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Paper-V
General Studies –IV (250 Marks)
Topic: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Paper-VI
Optional Subject – Paper 1 (250 Marks)

Paper-VII
Optional Subject – Paper 2 (250 Marks)

Note: Candidates may choose any optional subject from among the list of subjects given in Group 1. However, a candidate can opt for the literature of a language, indicated in Group 2  below, as an optional subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject.

Group 1
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.

Group 2
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.


Written Test Total (Paper I to VII): 1800 Marks
Personality Test: 275 Marks
Grand Total:  2075 Marks

For detailed information on this notification, syllabus, and pattern you can visit the UPSC link below:
http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2013/csp_ifs/csp2013.pdf

All the best to all the UPSC Exam Aspirants!!!

Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer
Career Nurturer

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