Chanakya IAS Academy Blog

01 June 2015 K2_CATEGORY IAS Blog

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.

Note:

(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:

Qualifying Papers:  
Paper- A
(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).
300 Marks
Paper- B
English
100 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit  
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- III
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
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks