IAS (UPSC) Exam Syllabus and Pattern for 2017

We all know this exam by the name of the IAS exam, but officially this exam is called the Civil Services Exam(CSE), And this is conducted each and every year by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). And today We are going to discuss complete detail about IAS exam syllabus and pattern scheme. Which will help you all the IAS applicants who dream to become IAS Officers, to face the challenge with the right attitude and approach with appropriate guidance, proper selection of the study materials, accurate focus, and Give a legit Preparation for IAS Examinations.

Let me tell you that UPSC CSE is made up of the 3 stages, and they are preliminary, main Exam and IAS personal interview. The UPSC dates calendar that consists of the exam time is announced by the Commission through UPSC Notifiers.
This is the tentative calendar by the timeline for the candidate’s reference

ias timeline

1. The IAS Preliminary exam (objective / multiple choice questions type) has two papers:
i. Paper – I (General Studies: Duration – 2 hours; Marks – 200)
ii. Paper – II (CSAT duration – 2 hours; Marks – 200)
i. The minimum qualifying marks for Paper II is 33 percent.
ii. In both Paper I and Paper II for each dummy answer there is a negative marking of 1/3rd of the given marks for the particular question.

2. The another stage of the Civil services is UPSC Main Exam(Descriptive or subjective type), and it contains a total of 9 papers which is given bellow.

1. Essay
2. General Studies Paper I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
3. English
4. General Studies Paper II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
5. Language Paper
6. General Studies Paper IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
7. Optional Subject Paper II
8. Optional Subject Paper I
9. General Studies Paper III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Those, who clears IAS mains exam with the pre-given cut-offs are eligible and called for UPSC personality interview or IAS Personal Interview round(Third and the final round) by the Commission which is held in Delhi UPSC Bhavan.

The Applicants who apply for the IAS exam should ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria
The eligibility for UPSC exam is based on the following:

 Nationality
 Age
 Education
 Number of attempts

14. For the (IAS) and the (IPS), the applicant must be a citizen of India.

Age and Attemps Criteria For IAS Exam

Category Age Limit Attempts
General 32 Years 6
OBC 35 years 9
SC / ST 37 Years Unlimited
PH Gen-42 Years OBC-45 Years SC/ST-47 Years Unlimited
J & K Domicile Gen-37 Years OBC-40 Years SC/ST-42 YearsPH-50 Years depending on the categories viz. Gen, OBC, SC/ST, PH
EX-Servicemen Gen-37 Years OBC-40 Years SC/ST-42 Years depending on the categories viz. Gen, OBC, SC/ST, PH
Disabled Defence Services Personnel* conditional Gen-37 Years OBC-40 Years SC/ST-42 Years depending on the categories viz. Gen, OBC, SC/ST, PH

Academic Eligibility for IAS Exams

The applicant must hold a degree from any university which is recognized by the state or central government. A degree got from the correspondence education or the distance learning. Education from an open university. A degree recognized by the Government of India as equivalent to either of above. A student who just given their final year exam can also apply for the UPSC.
UPSC Online Application Procedure

The Application procedure for IAS examination has been fully made online at the preliminary base, and UPSC e-admit cards are given which candidates are going to appear for the exam. Candidate can directly download it from online.

Now that the exam process is made transparent to you, all you have to do is to prepare for the IAS exam. For more information on UPSC exam and tips on preparation strategies, click the below links.

Now that examination process is as crystal clear to you, you just need to do is to prepare for the IAS exam and be aware of the myths of IAS exam. And This is the best of luck from my side and do your best in the exam.

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