SYLLABUS

UPSC MAINS Examination Syllabus 2014

Paper – I
Language -300 Marks
Candidate can take any Modern Indian language but this paper is of qualifying nature
Paper – II
English -300 Marks
This paper is of qualifying nature
Paper – III
Essay – 250 MarksCan be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice
Paper-IV
General Studies-I 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture,
History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper-V
General Studies -II: 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper-VI
General Studies -III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-VII
General Studies -IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Marks carried by General Studies was 4X 250=1000
Paper-VIII
Optional Subject – Paper 1 -250 Marks
Paper-IX
Optional Subject – Paper II -250 Marks
Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject “without the conditionality of having to do his/her graduation in that language’s literature.
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Marks of English and Language will not be counted so total marks for Written exam will be 1750 Marks Only
Interview/Personality Test – 275 marks
Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.
Grand Total 2025 Marks

A candidate is allowed to use any one language from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or English as the medium of writing the examination.

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