The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
UPSC Preliminary Examination
The preliminary examinations will consist of two papers
Paper 1- General – 200 marks Paper II- Civil Services Aptitude test – 200 marks
The UPSC has revised the pattern of Civil Services Main examination from 2014. Now there are 7 + 2 = 9 papers to be answered in the main examination. All of them are of descriptive type. There are two qualifying papers 1) any modern Indian language 2) English are of 300 marks each. Their marks will not be counted in the main examination.
The total mark of the written examination is- 1750 Marks.
The Interview/Personality Test will be of 275 marks. 2025 marks
|Paper I||Language (Out of 22 Indian language any one)||300 Marks|
|Paper – II||English||300 Marks|
|Paper – III||Essay||250 Marks|
|Paper-VI||General Studies-I(Indian culture , World History, etc)||250 Marks|
|Paper-V||General Studies -II(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)||250 Marks|
|Paper-VI||General Studies -III(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management||250 Marks|
|Paper-VII)||General Studies -IV(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude||250 Marks|
|Paper-VIII||Optional Subject – Paper 1 –||250 Marks|
|Paper-IX||Optional Subject – Paper II –||250 Marks|
|Interview/Personality Test||275 marks|
Number of Chances to appear
Every GM candidate is permitted six chances at the examination. For OBC 9 chances and no limit for SC, ST candidates.
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and not more than 32 years. For OBC 21 to 37 years and for SC, ST candidates 21 to 37 years.