UPSC Civil Services Syllabus pdf free Download | IAS Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern

UPSC Syllabus Pdf: You know, Preliminary Examination for Civil Services is also called as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). The Civil Services Exam is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for recruitment to various Civil Services like IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IFS (Indian Foreign Service), IPS (Indian Police Service) and IRS (Indian Revenue Service).

UPSC Civil Services Syllabus

Selection of candidates for the various Services will be based on performance in Preliminary Examination (Objective type) and Main Examination that comprises of written exam followed by Interview. Candidates those who are seriously preparing for CSAT Exam can check the complete UPSC Civil Services Syllabus from here as well as official website i.e. Click on the below provided Download pdf of UPSC Syllabus in Hindi. View the below paragraphs for Detailed Prelims & Mains UPSC Exam Pattern.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Pattern

The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary exam consist of 2 papers will be conducting for 200 marks. Two compulsory papers in the preliminary examination called as General Ability test (GAT) and the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) to test the analytical skills of the candidates. Both question papers are of the objective type.

Duration of IAS Prelims Exam is 2hrs for each paper. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. Blind candidates would be allowed an extra 20 minutes of time at each paper. There will be a negative marking in this examination. The CSAT aptitude test will be a qualifying paper only with a minimum of 33% to be secured to qualify for the Mains exam.

PaperPaper NameMarks
     1General Ability Test (GAT)200
     2English Language and Aptitude200

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern

UPSC Civil Services Mains consists of 9 papers, in which two are qualifying papers (Any Indian Language and English) of 300 marks each. And 7 papers are counted for merit each paper carries 250 marks. Out of 7 papers there are two optional papers which chosen by candidates. The candidates can choose any one of the following Optional Subjects for Paper 6 and Paper 7:

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, Statistics and Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Paper                      TopicsMarks
IEssay Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice250
IIGeneral Studies- I

(Indian Heritage and Culture,

History and Geography of the World and Society)

IIIGeneral Studies- II

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

IVGeneral Studies- III

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

VGeneral Studies- IV

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) (Marks carried by General Studies was 4X250=1000)

VIOptional Subject – Paper 1250
VIIOptional Subject – Paper II

(Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject” and candidate need not to be a graduate in that language’s literature.)


UPSC Civil Services Syllabus in Hindi

Applicants those who are preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017, should check their complete details for UPSC Prelims Syllabus and UPSC Exam Papers from here. In this year, Central Govt of India, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Department has announced notification for fill up 1000 plus vacant seats of IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, ICAS, IRAS, IDES, IIS, ITS, HPS, PPS, ICLS Posts. UPSC Authority selecting the eligible candidates through Written (Preliminary & Mains) Exam and Interview. So, in order to crack the competitive written examination you must know the UPSC Civil Services Syllabus for both Prelims and Mains Syllabus and IAS Exam Pattern. Here you can simple download the UPSC Mains Syllabus for all papers.

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