UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) prescribes the exam pattern and syllabus of UPSC Civil Services 2019 along with the notification. UPSC Civil Services exam is conducted in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. UPSC Civil Services Prelims comprises two papers from General Studies of 200 marks each. On the basis of performance in the Prelims stage, candidates will be shortlisted for Mains exam. UPSC Civil Services Mains exam consists of nine papers of which Paper A and B are qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in the remaining seven papers and Interview will be calculated while preparing the merit list. UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2019 contains information including the total number of papers, sections, topics, units, duration and marking scheme of the exam.
UPSC Civil Services 2019 Prelims exam is qualifying in nature and marks obtained in this stage will not be considered while preparing the merit list. The exam comprises two papers – General Studies 1 and General Studies 2. Both the papers will contain only objective type questions. The Commission has prescribed the minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies 2. Prelims exam is conducted to select candidates for Mains and Interview. The exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam has been provided below.
UPSC Civil Services 2019 Exam Pattern for Prelims
Name of paper
Number of Questions
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
The Mains exam will consist of a written exam and interview. The written test will contain nine papers and questions asked in the exam will be conventional type questions. As per the exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services 2019, Paper A and B are qualifying in nature. Merit list of candidates will be prepared on the basis of marks secured in the seven compulsory papers and Interview. The exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services 2019 has been given below.
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
As per UPSC Civil Services exam pattern, one mark will be awarded to candidates for each correct response. One-third of the marks allotted for each question will be deducted for every incorrect answer marked by candidates in the exam. However, no marks will be deducted if a question is left unattempted by candidates.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) prescibes the syllabus of UPSC Civil Services 2019. The syllabus provides the list of subjects, sections, topics and units required for the exam. With the help of UPSC Civil Services syllabus, candidates can plan their preparation for the exam well in advance. Using UPSC Civil Services 2019 syllabus, candidates will also be able to identify their weaker areas and work on them for improvement. The syllabus of UPSC Civil Services 2019 has been provided in the table below.
Part A - Prelims
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian National Movement
Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision making and problem solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level
Part B - Mains
Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations
Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
In the Personality Test/ Interview, candidates will be asked questions pertaining to matters of general interest. The aim of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of candidates for a career in public service and evaluate their mental capability. Through the interview, the Commission will also determine candidates’ social traits. The Interview, therefore, will test candidates’ mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, a balance of judgment, variety, and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
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there is no colleges which provide ias exam courses along with bsc curriculum. see ias exam is a competitive exam and if you want to join as an ias officer you need to self study a lot beside your graduation, and take special coaching for ups exmas. however there is several exams like upsc prelims and mains need to qualify along with personal interview rounds. hope you may understand.
UPSC examination is the one you should answer if you aspire to join the Indian Administrative services. For eligibility, you should hold a valid Graduate's degree from a recognized university and be at least 21 years old as of August 1 of the year of the examination.
It is held in two parts: The preliminary examination, which tests your knowledge of current and world affairs, climate change, India's and the world's geography, ecology, comprehension skills, logical skills, problem solving abilities etc. 33% is needed to pass this stage which consists of two papers.
Next comes the written test and the personality Interview. For the written test, you need to have an excellent knowledge of world and current affairs, Technical developments, geography, social scenarios, ethics, culture, environment and two papers based on any one regional language which you can choose. If selected, you will be called for the Personality Interview which will gauge the mental qualities of the candidate.
The UPSC exam is held for securing jobs in the Indian Administrative Services and the eligibility criteria are are follows:
Must be a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal , Bhutan or a refugee from Tibet.
Must hold a PASS Bachelor's degree from a deemed University.
Must be older than 21 years of age but younger than 32 as of on the 1st of August of the year of the exam.
I hope I was helpful and good luck!
There's no such thing as best degree for IAS.You need to be a graduate to be eligible to appear for UPSC IAS exam.So, it depends on your present interest, you can pursue B.tech after passing your 12th, you can also pursue any other 3 year degree.The syllabus for IAS is not entirely same as any other degree syllabus.So it doesn't matter which course you choose.
But make sure that you pursue what interests you.
I hope this is helpful to you.
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