Written Exam Pattern of UPSC Civil Services Examination (Mains)

Civil Services Main Exam Patterns: Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by Union Public Service Commission and this Exam is for the recruitment of Civil Services of Government of India in various departments. In this article we provide the written exam pattern and syllabus of Civil Services Main Examination. We also provide the list of the posts which will be fulfilled through Civil Services Examination. First of all the Civil Services Main Examination is only for the candidates who were qualified in Civil Services Preliminary Examination. Everybody knew that the Civil Services recruitment process nearly takes one year to fill up the required posts as per the notification. The Aspirants must have patience to tackle each phase of Civil Services Examination. The Candidates need to concentrate on their preparation as much time they spent the results will be favor to your hard work. So, concentrate on your goal and do prepare as much as possible to reach your goal.

UPSC CSE Mains ExamPattern

                This Civil Services Examination is conducted for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Defense Accounts Service, Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Indian Postal Service, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Indian Railway Traffic, Accounts & Personnel Service, Indian Information Service, Indian Trade Service, Indian Corporate Law Service and etc. In India the Civil Services Examination is conducted for high profile jobs in Government of India. That’s why this Civil Services recruitment process is only toughest job recruitment process in India. We provide the Main Exam pattern of Civill Services examination and we that the given details will be helpful to you. Lacs of aspirants dreamed to get job in Indian Civil Services but dream come true to those who will do hard  work for it. So, do well preparation to reach your goal like in any time you have to be prepared even in sleeping also.

Exam Pattern of Civil Services Main Examination: Civil Services Main Exam will be conducted in nine papers. The exam pattern Civil Services Main Examination is object type except second paper. First two papers are qualifying papers with 300 Marks each and remaining seven papers are counted for merit with 250 marks each. Total score for Main Examination which come to merit count 1750 and 275 Marks for Personality test (Interview). We are given the complete blue print of Civil services Main Exam Pattern and related syllabus in table format which is given below. The candidate needs to know about what is the exact exam pattern and syllabus before going to attend the examination. So, check the below given Exam pattern details of Civil services Main Examination, it may be useful to your preparation planning.

Exam Pattern of Civil Services Main Examination
Qualifying Papers
Paper - A
One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution (Languages : Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili & Santhali )
300 Marks
Paper - B
300 Marks
These Seven Papers to be Counted for Merit (Paper I to VII)
Paper - I
250 Marks
Paper - II
General Studies – I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the world and Society)
250 Marks
Paper - III
General Studies – II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations )
250 Marks
Paper - IV
General Studies – III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management)
250 Marks
Paper - V
General Studies – IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
250 Marks
Paper – VI
Paper - VII
Optional Subject Paper- 1 and Paper - 2 select any one of the subject from below given list of subjects for both Paper – VI & paper - VII
(Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce & Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology and
 Literature of any one of the languages: [Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili, Santhali and English])
250 Marks
Total (Written test)
1750 Marks
Personality test (Interview)
275 Marks
Grade Total
2025 Marks

UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) Exam Pattern
Syllabus details of Civil Services (Mains)
Syllabus details of Civil Services (Prelims)