IAS Exam Written Test Pattern
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Paper-I | One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) | 300 Marks |
Paper-II | English (Qualifying Paper) | 300 Marks |
Paper-III | Essay | 200 Marks |
Papers IV & V | General Studies (300 Marks for each paper) | 600 Marks |
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T |
Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX | Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper) | 1200 Marks |
Total Marks for Written Examination | 2000 Marks |
Interview Test | 300 Marks |
Grand Total | 2300 Marks |
List of Optional Subjects – IAS (Main)
– (Total 25)
Agriculture | Management |
Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science | Mathematics |
Anthropology | Mechanical Engineering |
Botany | Medical Science |
Chemistry | Philosophy |
Civil Engineering | Physics |
Commerce & Accountancy | Political Science & International Relations |
Economics | Psychology |
Geography | Sociology |
Geology | Statistics |
Indian History | Zoology |
INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES : SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
The Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year.
The examination has three stages i.e.,
(1) Civil Services Preliminary Examinations (CSP) – normally conducted during the second half of May.
(2) Civil Services (Main) Examinations conducted during the month of October/November. Here, those who are selected in the preliminary examination only are eligible to appear.
(3) Those who are selected in the main examination will be eligible to appear before the Interview Board at New Delhi.
Preliminary Examination (CSP)
CSP consists of two papers Which is common for all candidates from 2011 i.e., No optional paper is there in CSP form 2011.This is the first stage.