• Civil Service (Civil Service) The preliminary exam consists of two required 200-point papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II). The questions will be objective and multiple-choice. Preliminary exam scores will not be used to determine final rankings; instead, they will be used to determine whether or not you are eligible to take the main exam.
  • The Commission will draw a list of candidates who will be qualified for the Civil Service (Main) Examination based on the criterion of a minimum qualifying mark of 33 percent in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination General Studies PaperII and total qualifying marks in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination General Studies Paper-I as determined by the Commission.

Syllabus for UPSC Paper I (200 marks)

  • The time limit for this objective paper is two hours. A total of 100 questions will be asked. Only this paper’s marks are used to determine the preliminary exam’s top scorers. The following is the GS Paper 1 syllabus.
  • Important national and worldwide events are now taking place.
  • India’s history and the Indian National Movement
  • Geography of India and the World – Physical, Social, and Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, and Other Aspects of Indian Politics and Governance.
  • Development of the Economy and Society Poverty, inclusion, demographics, and social sector activities, to name a few.
  • Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change are general topics that do not require subject specialty.
  • Science in general.
  • Syllabus for UPSC Paper II (200 marks)
  • The time limit for this objective paper is two hours. A total of 80 questions will be asked. The top scorers in the preliminary exam are determined by the marks earned on this paper. The purpose of this article is solely to qualify. All that is required of aspirants is that they achieve a score of at least 33% on this paper. The following is the GS Paper 2 (CSAT) syllabus.
  • Comprehension.
  • Communication is one of the interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to reason logically and analyse situations.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Mental aptitude in general.
  • Numeracy basics (numbers and their relationships, orders of magnitude, and so on) (Class X level), Class X level data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc.).

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