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UPSC Exam Pattern 2019 – From Civil Services Exam Prelims to Interview

UPSC Exam Pattern 2019

The following blog lays down the details of UPSC exam pattern 2019 for you. Understanding UPSC Exam Pattern is very essential part of UPSC preparation

UPSC Exam Pattern 2019 Prelims

Paper

Evaluation

Question Type

Marks / Duration

General Studies Paper I Merit Ranking (in prelims) General Studies Marks: 200

Duration: 2 Hours

General Studies Paper II Qualifying Paper (33% min) Aptitude Test (CSAT) Marks: 200

Duration: 2 Hours

*The papers are objective type.

*Exam is conducted in paper-pencil (offline) mode.

*1/3rd negative marking for each wrong attempt; both papers are compulsory.

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The Entire Preliminary exam is of Qualifying nature. The applicants who score more than the cut-off score declared by the UPSC, qualify for the UPSC main exam. The marks scored in UPSC Prelims are not counted in the Final Score of the exam.

UPSC Exam Pattern 2019: Mains Examination(written)

The UPSC Exam Pattern for Main (written) Examination has the following papers -:

Qualifying Papers (Non-Ranking)
Paper A One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from18 the languages included in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution. 300 Marks
Paper B             English 300 Marks
Papers to be Counted for Merit (Ranking)
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, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250 Marks
Paper V General Studies IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250 Marks
Paper VI Optional Subject- Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper VII Optional Subject- Paper 2 250 Marks
For the optional papers in the Main Examination, UPSC has a list of about twenty-six subjects out of which anyone subject has to be selected by the candidate.
Subtotal (Written Test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test (Interview) 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks

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The second stage of the UPSC Exam pattern is the UPSC Mains (Written) Exam 2019. UPSC Mains (Written) Exam is the most important stage of the UPSC selection process. As Mains marks comprise about 75% marks of the Final Merit List. The UPSC Mains Exam 2019 is a test of the depth of any candidate’s knowledge. The Candidate is expected to write anywhere between 3500 to 4000 words in 3 hours for each of the 4 GS and 2 optional papers.

UPSC Exam Pattern 2019: Personality Test (interview round)

The third stage of the UPSC Exam pattern is the UPSC PERSONALITY TEST 2019 (INTERVIEW). The Interview stage is allotted 275 marks in the UPSC Exam Pattern 2019. The 275 marks of the personality test (out of a total of 2025 marks) are significant as the UPSC can award as high as 80% or as low as 30% of the budgeted marks. This implies a range of nearly 140 marks. The number candidates who qualify for the Interview stage is around three times of the number of vacancies declared in the UPSC Notification

The purpose of the UPSC Interview 2019 is to test the candidates Mental and Emotional Awareness about the happenings around her/him, along with his/her knowledge which was proved in the UPSC Main Exam2019. The UPSC Interview 2019 is conducted by a panel of 5 people headed by a UPSC Member. The Other 4 people are experts in their respective fields.

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I hope this blog has made the UPSC Exam pattern 2019 very clear for all of you.

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