UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) Prelims Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of Civil Services Preliminary Examination: This article provides you the information about the written exam pattern of Civil Services Examination phase-I, that is Preliminary examination. Max no. of candidates knew about Civil Services Examination motive for different administrative post recruitment. Aspirants are curious to know about the complete details of Civil Services Examination, mainly the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC nationwide for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India. UPSC plays a major role in this, like from official notification to final selection list of the candidates. They conduct two written examinations namely Preliminary Examination and Main Examination. Here we discuss about the preliminary exam of Civil Services Examination and we will provide related links of Civil Services Examination like Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus of both examinations.
UPSC CSE Exam Pattern
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Civil Services Examination Selection Procedure: Civil Services Examination consists of three phases; they are preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Personnel Interview. The candidates who are qualified in preliminary examination will get chance to apply for main examination. The candidates who are qualified in main examination will be invited for the Personnel Interview. The final selection is based on the main examination and Personnel Interview.
Preliminary Examination -> Main Examination -> Personnel Interview

Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern:
                Civil Services Preliminary Exam consists of two papers Paper-I and Paper – II, 200 marks each. Both Papers Exam pattern is objective type and time duration is 2 hrs for each paper. Paper – I is on General Awareness and Paper-II on English Language, Reasoning & Metal ability. The paper-II of Preliminary examination will be qualifying paper with minimum 33% marks. The Civil Services Preliminary Examination is like a screening test. The candidates who qualified in this Preliminary Examination will get admission for the Main Examination. The candidate must have to attend both paper- I and paper –II of Preliminary Exam. In case of absence of any one of the papers the candidate will be disqualified. The Exam Pattern and related syllabus of Civil Services Preliminary Examination is given below in table format.

Syllabus & Exam Pattern of Civil Services Preliminary Examination
Paper - I
General Awareness
1. Current Events of National and International.
2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
3. Indian and World Geography
4. Indian Polity and Governance
5. Economic and Social Development.
6. General issues on environmental ecology, bio Diversity and climate change
200 Marks
Paper - II
Aptitude test (English Language, Reasoning and Numerical Ability)
1. Comprehension
2. Interpersonal Skills including communication skills.
3. Logical reasoning and Analytical Reasoning
4. Decision Making and Problem Solving
5. General Mental Ability
6. Basic Numerical ability & Data Interpretation
200 Marks
2 hours Time duration for each paper

CSE (Prelims) Syllabus
Civil Services Main Exam Pattern 
CSE (Mains) Syllabus