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IAS Exam Pattern 2017 Check OUT! New UPSC IAS Prelims/Mains Paper Pattern

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IAS Exam Pattern

IAS Exam Pattern 2017: Planning to Prepare for IAS Exam!!! First Check out the New Changes in IAS Exam Pattern and Prepare Accordingly: Union Public Service Commission conducts the IAS Exam every year in two stages that is Preliminary and Main Exam. So, candidates who are planning to prepare for exam, first they should know UPSC IAS Exam Pattern. You can also get the IAS Paper Pattern for both Preliminary and Main Exam from the official site of organization.

This Page Includes:
  • Quick view of IAS Paper Pattern
  • UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam Pattern
  • UPSC IAS Mains Exam Pattern
  • List of the Optional Subjects for Main Examination
  • Interview Test Details
IAS Exam Pattern
With the assistance of Latest IAS Exam Pattern, candidates have an overview of type of exam, number of questions which comes in the exam, total marks, and duration of paper and marking scheme. Contenders can gather more details regarding Indian Administrative Service Exam Pattern from the stated below page which is well modified by the team members of

IAS Exam Pattern

Quick view of UPSC IAS Paper Pattern:

Basically, the examination will consist of two parts which includes:
  • Preliminary Examination: This paper is of objective type for the selection of the candidate for Main Examination
  • Main Examination: Main Examination is of written type paper and those candidates who will qualify in exam may appear for interview.  
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IAS Preliminary Exam Pattern:
  • In preliminary examination there will be two compulsory subjects such as General Ability test (GAT) and the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT).
  • The question papers will be of objective in nature with multiple choice questions.
  • There will be a negative marking in this examination, for any incorrect answer your 1/ 4 marks will be deducted.
  • However, there is no negative marking for the question left unanswered.
  • The questions will be set in both Hindi and English language.
Serial Number
Name of Paper
Marks Allotted
Paper 1
General Ability Test (GAT)
200 Marks
Paper 2
English Language and Aptitude
200 Marks

400 Marks

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IAS Main Exam Pattern
  • In Main examination there will be two types of Papers first is Qualifying Papers and second is Papers to be counted for Merit formation.
  • You have to appear in both the parts.
  • There would be 7 papers in the Main Examination as per the exam pattern of 250 marks each.
  • There will be two optional papers which the candidates will have to choose.
Title of the Paper
Marks Allotted in the Paper
Paper 1
Essay writing
Paper 2
General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper 3
General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper 4
General Studies –III  (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper 5
General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
Paper 6
Optional Subject – Paper 1
Paper 7
Optional Subject – Paper 2
Sub Total in the written Test  
1750 Marks
Personal Interview  
275 Marks
Grand Total ( for Merit Calculation)
2025 Marks

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List of the Optional Subjects for Main Examination:

The candidates can choose any one of the following subjects and one literature paper from the language content in the 6th Schedule:
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Medical Science
  • Animal Husbandry& Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geology
  • Law
  • Philosophy and
  • Statistics
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IAS Interview Test:
  • Those candidates who will qualify the main exam may appear for Personal Interview which will be conducted by selection committee of organization. 
  • Applicants will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career.
  • He will be asked questions on matters of general interest.
  • The aim of the interview is to evaluate the personal suitability of the person for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers.
  • The test is intended to judge the mental caliber of person.
  • In broad terms this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs.
  • Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

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