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

27 comments:

  1. Very useful info. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. informative post ! I love your site for the categorization and depth of information and in fact passed on the careernurturer.com url to students i know ! Wish internet could help 15 years back(it .. i would have had known what is a better career path :D Nonetheless ,
    I had a query ? What is the scope of cartoons and illustrations to help the creator earn his living decently ? If you could suggest Farzad !

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and valuable feedback. I do share the same feeling. Wish we had the internet when we were in school/college, today there are lot of interdisciplinary careers that a student can select.

      As far as cartoonist or illustrator, you will usually get jobs related to print media such as newspapers, journals and magazines, or online media such as websites. You can also branch out further to be a graphic designer, animator, sketch artist or special effects expert. Do check out my post on Career as a Game Designer, it should give you some information. http://www.careernurturer.com/2013/02/career-game-designer.html

      Best Regards,
      Farzad Minoo Damania
      Career Counsellor, Career Nurturer

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  3. Tomorrow when i have kids i can refer ur website to them too. Good work !
    http://neoimaginations.blogspot.in/

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  4. informative,,,i have a query,i did my graduation in electrical engineering.i am a little confused on the selection of the two optional subjects.Please help me over this.Also,is the literature subject score will be added to the total or it is just a qualifying one.

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    1. Dear Gunjan,

      Since you are from Electrical Engg, you can select the subject of Electrical Engineering from Group 1. As per my knowledge, literature paper can be taken only by those who have graduation in that field.

      Thanks
      Regards,
      Farzad Minoo Damania
      Caree Counsellor

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  5. sir, there is no compulsory language paper this year?...

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    1. Hi Pavel,
      English is the compulsory paper (Paper 1). You can opt for the literature of a language, indicated in Group 2, as an optional subject, only if you have graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject.

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  6. Now the new scheme has been put on hold. A lot of controversies with respect to the language (English/Regional Language). One advantage of the new scheme is the emphasis for GK and less emphasis for electives. Those who are having good grasp of 'general awareness' can get in easily.

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    1. Yes Sibi. The new scheme has been put on hold. Let us all wait and watch ....

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  7. Hi sir
    I am from a computer science Engineering background.
    We dont have a special optional like mech,elec engineering people have.
    So what do you suggest me to take the optional in Mains ?

    Reply me please

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  8. Sir am an engg graduate. can i apply for appsc groups examinations?? Nd fr which jobs am i eligible to apply??

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    1. Hi Hari,

      Yes you can apply for UPSC if you have completed your graduation.

      Regards,
      Farzad

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  9. Sir am stdng 2nd engg ece. I have started preparing for civils a year ago. I have stammering problem. Am i eligible for upsc interviews?? Could i serve my country??

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    1. According to my knowledge, you can apply without any issues.

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  10. sir i am ias aspirants. .mujhe ye btaao ki mais exam me english subject me kitnaa marks ka paper hoga? ? and kya is subjects k maarks add bonge?

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    1. Hi,

      The details that you are looking for are mentioned in the blogpost.

      Regards,
      Farzad

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  11. i am sushil
    good morning sir,i want to just ask.is it neccesary to join coaching classes for upsc preparation becouse i am confused about it.if yes, will you please guide me how to start for preparng.or suggest me for classes.

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    1. Hi Sushil,

      It totally depends on you whether you need coaching classes or can do self study. If you feel that you need help in preparations, then no harm in taking help from a coaching class or private tutor for specific subjects.

      Thanks.
      Farzad Minoo Damania

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  12. Dear Sir,
    If I wish to give these exam in Marathi language what will be condition???

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  13. regarding paper 7
    the official empolyment news states that group 2 had regional languages like nepali,hindi,marathi,and english too.
    can a person from engg/science stream opt for ENGLISH as literature language for paper 7 -250marks?
    assuming that medium of course of graduation was english

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  14. hello sir i am dinesh i completed my graduation from TECHNO GLOBAL UNIVERSITY, SHILLONG MEGHALAYA . can i appear for UPSC exams??

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  15. sir
    can a designer with a diploma degree can give UPES exam ?

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