Civil Services Examination held by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) in 3 stages.The stages are:
CIVIL SERVICE PRELIMS EXAM
The preliminary examination consists of two papers consisting objective type or multiple choice questions:
The GS paper has 100 questions carrying two marks each while the CSAT has 80 questions carrying 2.5 marks each. There is a penalty of 33% marks out of the allocated marks for every wrong answer. The CSAT paper (paper 2) is evaluated first and GS Paper or Paper 1 is evaluated only of those candidates who have qualified in Paper 2 or got 33% or 66 marks in CSAT. The candidates are shortlisted for the mains on the basis of their scores in paper 1.
Topic Wise list of Study Material to be fallowed for Prelims
CSAT-I : -
CSAT-II : -
CIVIL SERVICE MAINS EXAM
Essay - 250 Marks - Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic.
General Studies-I : 250Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies-II : 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
General Studies-III : 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
General Studies-IV : 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject-I : 250 Marks
Optional Subject-II : 250 Marks
Sub Total(Written Test Total) = 1750
CIVIL SERVICE INTERVIEW
Civil Services Exam interview: 275 Marks