UPSC Syllabus 2021 PDF Download
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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) and
each will be of two hours duration.
(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a
qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
(iv) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.
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). – 300 Marks
English – 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit :
Essay – 250 Marks
General Studies‐I – 250 Marks
(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
General Studies ‐IV – 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject ‐ Paper 1 – 250 Marks
Optional Subject ‐ Paper 2 – 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) – 1750 Marks
Personality Test – 275 Marks
Grand Total – 2025 Marks