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UPSC Syllabus 2017, Exam Pattern:


Good News for the candidates who are going to apply for the UPSC Civil Services posts. The UPSC Civil Services Syllabus is the main step to achieve the target of getting a job in UPSC Civil Services. Aspirants who are going to write the exam are doubtful about its preparation. So Aspirants can now start Preparation by knowing the exam pattern & Syllabus



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UPSC Syllabus 2017:

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UPSC Combined Civil Service Exam Pattern :

UPSC Civil Service Prelims Exam Pattern:


Paper Marks
General Studies Paper – I(Counted for the merit rank in the Prelims) 200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II (Not counted for the merit rank in Prelims but a qualifying Paper; just needs 33% marks) 200 Marks

UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Pattern:



Paper Subject Marks
Paper A (One of the Indian languages listed below, to be selected by the candidate (from the languages listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India) (Qualifying) 300 Marks
Paper B English (Qualifying) 300 Marks
Paper I Essay 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, biodiversity, environment, security and disaster management) 250 Marks
Paper V General Studies-IV(ethics, integrity, and aptitude) 250 Marks
Paper VI, VII Two papers on subjects to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects below (250 marks for each paper) 500 Marks
Total (WRITTEN TEST) 1750




UPSC Combined Civil Service Exam Syllabus:

UPSC Civil Service Syllabus for Main Exam Paper I:
  • 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.
  • General Science.

UPSC Civil Service Exam Syllabus for Main Paper II:
  • Comprehension.
  • 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).
UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus for Civil Services Main Exam:
  • The written examination (main) will consist of the following nine papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for final merit ranking. For the rest two papers, the candidate should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC each year.
UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus for Qualifying Papers – Not counted for final ranking:
  • Paper ‐ A – Indian Language – Syllabus. (One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.)
  • Paper‐ B – English Language
Papers to be counted for merit ranking:
  • Paper‐I Essay – Syllabus. 250 Marks.
  • Paper‐II General Studies – I – Syllabus. 250Marks. (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society).
  • Paper‐III General Studies –II – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).
  • Paper‐IV General Studies –III – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
  • Paper‐V General Studies –IV – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).
  • Paper‐VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks.
  • Paper‐VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks.
UPSC Civil Service Syllabus for Optional Subjects:
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Public Administration
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce
  • Electrical
  • Geology Syllabus
  • Law
  • Mathematics Syllabus
  • Management Syllabus
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science Syllabus
  • Physics Syllabus
  • Statistics Syllabus
  • Zoology Syllabus
  • Literature of any one of 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.
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