Education Qualification

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

Main examination

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.

Age limit
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.