UPSC Civil Services Examination 2022

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50+ UPSC CSE Tests for Practice

30 Prelims, 16 Mains, 12+ Monthly Tests for UPSC CSE Preparation

400+ Chapters to Learn

Revision & Detailed Notes for Complete UPSC CSE Syllabus

240+ Video Classes

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UPSC Preparation Resources

  • NCERT videos to strengthen fundamentals
  • Detailed Notes for all GS subjects of Prelims
  • Mains Notes for GS I, GS II, GS III & GS IV.
  • Revision notes for all topics of Prelims.
  • Mindmaps on important topics of Prelims
  • Current Affairs coverage for Prelims & Mains.
  • Monthly compilation of current affairs Magazine.
  • Summary of Yojana, Kurukshetra, RSTV & AIR.
  • 30 Mock Tests for Prelims 2022 including CSAT
  • 16 Mock tests for Mains 2022 covering all GS Papers

UPSC CSE Exam Details 

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary examination will consist of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. Both the papers will have objective Type & multiple-choice questions.

Paper I (General Studies)1002002 Hours
Paper II (CSAT)1002002 Hours

Paper II (CSAT) is qualifying in nature with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. One-third of the marks assigned for each question will be deducted as penalty for the wrong answers. The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.

Mains Exam Pattern

Mains will be a descriptive test consisting of 9 papers. Of these 9 papers, Two Language papers are qualifying in nature, requiring a minimum of 25% marks in each paper. Only the marks scored in Essay, General Studies papers, and Optional Subject papers will be considered for the merit list. For the Optional subject papers, Candidates can choose any one subject from a list of subjects provided in UPSC notification.

LanguagePaper A (Indian Language)3003 Hours
Paper B (English)3003 Hours
EssayIt will consist of 2 sections. Write an Essay on one topic from each section.2503 Hours
General StudiesGeneral Studies I2503 Hours
General Studies II2503 Hours
General Studies III2503 Hours
General Studies IV2503 Hours
Optional PaperPaper I2503 Hours
Paper II2503 Hours

The combined marks scored in the Mains papers counted for merit and Interview will be taken into consideration for the final merit list.


The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks). The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career and will be asked questions on matters of general interest.

The interview aims to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only the candidate's intellectual qualities but also social traits and their interest in current affairs.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Which are the subjects that will be covered in the notes?

Both Detailed Notes and Revision Notes will cover all the fundamental GS subjects for Prelims and Mains. It will cover exam relevant content in Polity, Geography, Economy, Environment, History-Modern India, and Science & Technology.

What does the video classes cover? +

Video classes will help you to strengthen the fundamentals for General Studies subjects by covering all exam relevant topics though NCERT books.

Will the Mock Test Series cover the whole syllabus? +

Yes. The Tests are designed in such a way to help you to practice questions on all exam relevant topics given in the syllabus and in line with recent trends of the exam.

Can I get a Mock test for free? +

Yes, the First mock test of the Test series is absolutely free. You can directly attempt it by completing the registration.

How many times can a user attempt a mock test? +

One test can be attempted once. However, you can view the detailed Solution and Analysis multiple times.

How to make use of Mock Test Analysis? +

It will help you to gauge your performance on questions across various subjects of varying difficulty level. Based on your strength and weakness, you can plan smartly to improve your score.

What is the validity of the course? +

The course and the tests are valid until 31st December 2022. You can access all the Videos, Notes and tests until this date.

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