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UPSC Exam Pattern:Prelims

Paper Name Time Duration No.of Questions Total marks Nature of papers
GS PaperI 2 hours 100 200 Marks considered for Preliminary Exam Merit
CSAT 2hours 80 200 Qualifying in nature

UPSC Exam Pattern:Mains

Paper Subject Total Marks Nature of Paper Type of paper
Paper A Compulsory Indian language 300 Qualifying Descriptive
Paper B English
Paper I Essay 250 Merit
Paper II General Studies I
Paper III General Studies II
Paper IV General Studies III
Paper V General Studies IV
Paper VI Optional I
Paper VII Optional II

- Allotted Time - 3 Hours
- Total Marks - 1750

The written examination consists of 9 papers out of which 2 papers are only qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in the remaining 7 papers and the interview test together are considered for making the final merit.

Interview Marks – 275 which make the grand total of maximum marks 2025.