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The aim of UPSC placing qualifying language papers in the pattern of IAS exam is to substantiate that a candidate can read, write and understand these languages up to an optimum level.
The pattern of IAS qualifying papers is as follows:
Indian culture (Ancient to Modern) - salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture.
Optional Subject Papers I & II
Candidate may choose any optional subject from amongst the List of Optional Subjects.
LITERATURE OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:
Telugu, Urdu, English, Gujarati, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri and Konkani.
Your entry into the civil services is decided by your aggregate marks of Mains (1750) + Interview (275).
That is, you have to cross a cut off which is released by UPSC at the final stage for 2025 marks (Maximum Marks). In 2018, the cut off was 982 for 2025 marks (for general category).
In a nutshell, UPSC is a game of overall performance and cut off marks. You have to excel and sustain excellence at every stage. The goal is to cross the cut off every time and cross it by a bigger margin.
Paper-I (200 Marks) Duration : 2 Hrs.
Paper-II (200 Marks) Duration : 2 Hrs.
|1.||Indian History and Freedom Struggle||1.||Decision Making & Problem Solving|
|2.||World and Indian Geography : Physical, Social, Economic, Political Geog.||2.||Interpersonal Skill & Communication Skill)|
|3.||Indian Polity : (i) Constitution||3.||Comprehension|
|4.||Indian Economy||4.||Administrative Analytical Reasoning|
|5.||General Science : (i) Zoology (ii) Botany (iii) Physics and Chemistry||5.||Basic Numeracy|
|6.||Bio diversity||6.||General Mental Ability|
|7.||Ecology and Environment||7.||Data Interpretation|
|8.||Current Events of National and International Importance|
Note 1: The CSAT aptitude test or Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination will be a qualifying paper only with a minimum of 33% to be secured to sit for the Civil Services (Mains) exam.
Note 2: The questions in both Paper-I (current affairs) and Paper-II (aptitude test) will be of multiple choice, objective type for 200 marks each and the time allotted for each paper is two hours.
Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he or she does not appear in both the papers of the (Prelims) exam.
Civil Services Mains Exam 2019 Syllabus
The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Paper A - Modern Indian language 300 Marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted - Passing mandatory-
Comprehension of given passages.
Usage and Vocabulary.
Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa.
Note 1: The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
Note 2: The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).
Paper B - English -300 marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted- Passing mandatory. The aim of the paper is to test the candidates' ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian Language concerned.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:-
Comprehension of given passages
Usage and Vocabulary
Essay - 250 Marks:-
General Studies-I 250 Marks:-(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies -II: 250 Marks:- (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
General Studies -III 250 Marks:-(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject - Paper I -250 Marks
Optional Subject - Paper II -250 Marks
Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers EXCEPT PAPER A & B will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination Aspirants can log on to UPSC's official website (www.upsc.gov.in) to see the detailed notification.
Candidates may choose any ONE optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below.
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