IAS Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern And Syllabus - IAS Exam 2022
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The Name of IAS exam is Civil Service Exam (CSE). It is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year.
Civil Service Exam has three stages.
1) Preliminary Exam – This consist of 2 Objective (MCQ) Papers.
2) Manis – This consist of 9 Descriptive Papers.
3) Personality Test – This consist of Personal Interview.
Details About Three Stages:
Stage 1 – Preliminary Exam (Objective Type)
GS Paper 1 – It is of General Studies (200 Marks, 2Hrs), has 100 questions. Each question has weightage of 2 marks. Negative marking of 0.33% is also there. Click Here to know about syllabus of General Studies Paper 1.
GS Paper 2 – It is known as CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test) (200 marks, 2Hrs). Has 80 questions, 2.5 Marks each question. There is a negative marking of 0.33%. This paper is qualifying in nature. This means candidate only need to score 66 Marks out of 200 and no marks will be added in preliminary exam merit. Click Here to know about syllabus of General Studies Paper 2.
This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only, the marks obtained in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
Stage 2 – Mains Exam (Descriptive Type – Written Exam)
This stage has total 9 Papers.
- One paper of Essay
- Four Papers of General Studies.
- Two Papers of Optional Subject (Student need to choose one Optional Subject out of 49 optionals given by UPSC. Click Here to know more about Optional Subjects)
- Two Language Papers. One is English and Second is of student choice. which s/he has to choose from a 22 language list.
Lets Get into Details of Mains now:-
Paper 1 – Essay – 250 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper 2 – GS1 – 250 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper 3 – GS2 – 250 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper 4 – GS3 – 250 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper 5 – GS4 – 250 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper 6 – OP1 – 250 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper 7 – OP2 – 250 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper A – Language – 300 Marks & 3 Hrs
Paper B – English – 300 Marks & 3 Hrs
Note 1: In Paper A – One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.
Note 2: Paper A & B are qualifying in nature. marks scored in these two paper dose not contribute in mains merit. candidate need to score minimum of 100 marks in these paper. less score will liable for disqualification.