UPSC Civil Services

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UPSC Main Aptitude Test

UPSC Main Aptitude Test

Upcoming UPSC Exams 2019

Organised by the Union Public Service Commission, Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest competitive examinations in India such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA), Naval Academy Examination, National Defence Academy Examination (NDA), Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE), etc. These exams are conducted in three phases; Preliminary Exam (two objective-type papers-general studies and aptitude test), Mains Exam (nine papers of essay type) & Interview. The Preliminary Exam is qualifying in nature.

Important Dates

Serial  No. Events Dates
1 Notification Date 19-02-2019
2 Start Date of Online Application 19-02-2019
3 Last Date to Apply Online Form 18-03-2019
4 UPSC Exam Date 2019 (Prelims) 02-06-2019
5 Admit Card Download Date Before 10 days of the exam
6 Result Date (Prelims) After one month of the exam

Civil Services Exam Pattern

The pattern of Civil services examination has been designed to test the academic expertise of a candidate and that candidate’s ability to present himself/herself in a systematic and coherent manner. The examination pattern intends to assess the overall intellectual traits and understanding level of the candidates. The UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019 is conducted in two stages namely, Prelims and Mains, which are then followed by an interview.

1. Preliminary Examination (400 Marks)

This is also called Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and is a common test for all applicants) The Prelims consists of two papers of 200 marks each Both the question papers are of the objective type (multiple choice questions) of two hours each The question papers will be set in both Hindi and English. However, questions related to English Language Comprehension skills would be provided only in English. Blind candidates would be allowed an extra 20 minutes of time for each paper
2. Main Examination (1750 Marks)

PSC Prelims Papers Total questions Total Marks Mark for each correct answer Negative Mark for each incorrect answer Total Duration
General Studies Paper-I 100 200 2 -0.66 2 hours
CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) Paper – II 8 200 2.5 -0.83 2 hours

A) UPSC Civil Services Main – Written Examination is conducted in Offline mode i.e., pen and paper mode.

B) UPSC Mains Examination consists of nine papers, out of which

C) two are qualifying papers and seven are compulsory papers to be counted for Final ranking.

Paper Subject Marks
Qualifying Papers Paper A One of the Indian languages to be selected by the candidate (Qualifying) 300
Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Papers to be counted for merit Paper II General Studies I (Indian heritage and culture, history and geography of the world and society) 250
Paper III General Studies II (Governance, constitution, polity, social justice and international relations) 250
Paper IV General Studies III (Technology, economic development, biodiversity, environment, security and disaster management) 250
Paper V General Studies IV(ethics, integrity and aptitude) 250
Optional Subject – Paper 1 One paper on the subject to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects 250
Optional Subject – Paper 2 One paper on the subject to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects 250
Total (Mains Written Test) Marks for Final Ranking 1750

3. Personality Test (275 Marks)
Interview or personality tests for UPSC Civil Services is conducted for a total of 275 marks, with no minimum qualifying marks. Questions on matters of General Interest will be asked in Interview.
Number of attempts permitted for UPSC Civil Services Exam
For General category candidates – 6 Attempts
For OBC category candidates – 9 Attempts
For SC/ ST Candidates – No restriction on the number of attempts (till 37 years of age).

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