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UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) CSAT Paper 1 - General Studies
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UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) CSAT Paper 2 - Aptitude Test
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UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) FAQs

Which organisation conducts the Civil Services Exam?
This prestigious examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in three phases: (1) Preliminary; (2) Mains; (3) Personality Test (Interview).
What is the format of the preliminary exam?
The prelims phase has two papers (Each of 200 marks) - Paper 1: General Studies; Paper 2: Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).
How many papers are there in the Mains exam?
Nine papers: Paper A and Paper B are qualifying in nature. Paper I consists of Essay type questions. Paper II to Paper V consists of questions from General Studies (GS); Finally Paper VI and Paper VII are the optional subjects (selected by candidate).
What is the qualifying marks of CSE prelims exam?
It is of qualifying nature only but you need to score atleast 33% marks to become eligible for the the mains exam.
What is the nature of questions asked in the exam?
CSE Preliminary: Objective type - Multiple choice questions (MCQs); Mains: Essay.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam

  Exam Papers Total Marks
Phase I Prilimary Exam
  1. General Studies Paper I
  2. General Studies Paper II
200
Phase II Mains Exam Nine papers of conventional (essay) type 200
Phase III Personality Test Interview 250

Civil Services (Mains) Exam

Paper Subject Details Marks
Paper A Indian Languages

It is a qualifying paper in which candidate has to select one of the Indian languages (Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India).

300
Paper B English Qualifying paper. 300
Paper I Essay There are total eight topics divided in 2 sections. You have to write two essays: one from each of the sections.
  1. Section A: 125 Marks
  2. Section B: 125 Marks
250
Paper II General Studies I
  • Indian heritage and culture
  • History and geography of the world and society
250
Paper III General Studies II
  • Governance
  • Constitution
  • Polity
  • Social justice and International relations
250
Paper IV General Studies III
  • Technology
  • Economic development
  • Bio-diversity
  • Enviornment
  • Security and disaster management
250
Paper V General Studies IV
  • Ethics
  • Integrity and aptitude
250
Paper VI, VII Optional Papers
  • Optional subject I: 250 marks
  • Optional subject II: 250 marks
500
Total Marks 1750