UPSC Mains Syllabus


  • The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type.
  • Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper–I to Paper‐VII) and Marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
  • The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
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UPSC Syllabus

UPSC (PT) Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Examination Calendar for 2017. The Notification for the Civil Services was issued on 22 February 2017 and the IAS Prelims Exam 2017 will be conducted on 18 June 2017. The candidates should keep in mind the Plan of Examination so that they can plan in advance and execute their strategy in time.

The IAS Prelims 2017 consists of General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II. Each paper carries 200 marks

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