How to choose a subject? That's one question that haunts many students who many times, lose precious time waiting for that decision to happen. Now that UPSC has done away with specific subjects at the preliminary stage, students should perhaps find it easier to get down to preparations straight away. Even then, One should choose one's subject well ahead of time, so as to have ample time to collect notes and books, and also to form study groups.
A. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
(i). Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii). The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
(iii). Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.
(iv). Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will; however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper.
B. MAIN EXAMINATION:
The written examination will consist of the following papers:
(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).
|Papers to be counted for merit|
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
General Studies –III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
General Studies –IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject – Paper 1
Optional Subject – Paper 2
|Sub Total (Written test)||1750 Marks|
|Personality Test||275 Marks|
|Grand Total||2025 Marks|