UPSC New Exam Pattern 2013 Civil Services Exam IAS IPS

UPSC New Exam Pattern 2013: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts exam for various services as Civil, Engineering, Combined Defence Services Examination, Naval Academy, and Combined Medical Services Examination.

Recently UPSC released an important notification for certain changes in the scheme of main examination. There are also some changes in language medium in Main examination.

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages.
(i) Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type)
(ii) Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview)
UPSC Exam for IAS IPS:
Preliminary Examination: It consists of two compulsory papers of 200 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration and based on MCQs pattern.  

The question papers can be solve both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
Main Examination:
 
Paper-I
Marks
Section 1 Essay
200 marks
Section 2 English Comprehension
 & English Précis
100 marks
Paper-II
General Studies–I
250 marks
Paper-III
General Studies –II
250 marks
Paper-IV
General Studies –III
250 marks
Paper-V
General Studies –IV
250 marks
Paper-VI
Optional Subject – Paper 1
250 marks
Paper-VII
Optional Subject – Paper 2
250 marks
Sub Total (Written test)
1800 Marks
Personality Test
275 Marks.
Grand Total
2075 Marks
Candidates may choose any optional subjects from the above list.
Optional subjects for Main Examination:
Group-1
1.    Agriculture
2.    Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
3.    Anthropology
4.    Botany
5.    Chemistry
6.    Civil Engineering
7.    Commerce and Accountancy
8.    Economics
9.    Electrical Engineering
10. Geography
11. Geology
Group-2: For Group 2 Literature exam may be given in  the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English
For more details about exam pattern: New pattern
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