UPSC Civil Services Examination (IAS/IPS/IRS etc.)

Exams
Age
Qualification
Subject Contents with marks
I.C.S.
21-30 Yrs.
Graduation
1) Preliminary Exam. - Total 400 marks (multiple choice questions)
Paper I :
200 marks
2 hrs
          i) Current events of national and international importance
          ii) History of India and Indian National Movement
          iii) Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
          iv) Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc.
          v) Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives
          vi) General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate change that do not require subject specialisation.
          vii) General Science
Paper II :
200 marks
2 hrs.
           i) Comprehension
          ii) Interpersonal skill including Communication skills
          iii) Logical reasoning and analytical ability
          iv) Decision making and problem solving
          v) General Mental Ability
          vi) Basic numericy, Data Interpretation
          vii) English Language Comprehension skills.
2) Main Exam. (Time : 3 hrs. in each paper)
Marks
     Paper A Language (Qualifying)
300
     Paper B English (Qualifying)
300
     Paper I Essay
250
     Paper II General Studies I
250
     Paper III General Studies II
250
     Paper IV General Studies III
250
     Paper V General Studies IV
250
     Paper VI Optional Subject Paper 1
250
     Paper VII Optional Subject Paper 2
250
     Total  
1750
      Interview (Personality Test)
275
     Grand Total  
2025
Optional Subjects : Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Geology, Indian History, Political Science, Public Administration, Zoology etc.
3) INTERVIEW
300 marks
Number of attempts:
General : 4 times, OBC : 7 times, SC / ST : No bar.