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Mains

Mains

Level-2 of UPSC Civil Service Exam

The written examination will consist of the following papers :— Qualifying Papers :

Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). 300 Marks

Paper-B English 300 Marks Papers to be counted for merit

Paper-I Essay 250 Marks

Paper-II General Studies-I 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper-III General Studies -II 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper-IV General Studies -III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-V General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper-VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks

Paper-VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks.

The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.

Each paper will be of three hours duration.

The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.

QUALIFYING PAPERS ON INDIAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :

(i) Comprehension of given passages.

(ii) Précis Writing.

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.

(iv) Short Essays.

Indian Languages:—

(i) comprehension of given passages.

(ii) Précis Writing.

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.

(iv) Short Essays.

(v) Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa.

PAPER-I- Essay

PAPER-II- General Studies-I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

PAPER-III General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.

PAPER-IV General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

PAPER-V General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

PAPER-VI & PAPER VII Optional Subject Papers I & II

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