UPSC Civils Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020 (IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS Exam Pattern)

UPSC Civils Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020: Civil Services Examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Civils Exam is a prestigious exam in India.

Every year around 5 lakh aspirants test their knowledge by applying a civils exam. Below we are helping you get the latest exam pattern for the UPSC civils examination 2020.

UPSC Civils Exam Pattern 2020:

This prestigious exam is carried out in 3 stages

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview (Personality Test)

UPSC has released Exam Schedule for the upcoming Civils Exam to be held in the year 2020. The below table gives you clear information on the Exam Schedule.

SegmentDate/Month of Release
Notification Date12th February 2020
Prelims Exam

 (Objective Type)

31st May 2020
Prelims Exam ResultJuly 2020
Mains Examination

 (Descriptive Type)

18th September 2020
Mains Exam ResultFebruary 2021
Final InterviewMarch-April 2021
Final ResultApril 2021

UPSC Civils Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • All are objective type questions
  • Contains 2 papers, General Studies Paper 1 & General Studies Paper 2
  • Each paper carries 200 marks
  • So the prelims exam is conducted for 400 marks
  • Questions are set in Hindi and English

UPSC Civils Mains Exam Pattern:

  • Mains Exam pattern is different from the prelims exam
  • All are descriptive type questions
  • Mains exam has a total of 9 papers and carries 1750 marks

Below table shows you the paper-wise marks in mains exam

Type of PaperSubjectMarks
Paper AOne of the Indian languages chosen by the candidate (Qualifying)300
Paper BEnglish Language(Qualifying)300
Paper 1Essay250
Paper 2General Studies I250
Paper 3General Studies II250
Paper 4General Studies III250
Paper 5General Studies IV250
Paper 6Optional Subject selected by the candidate250
Paper 7Optional Subject selected by the candidate250
Total (Mains Examination)1750

Interview (Personality Test):

  • Personal Interview is conducted for 275 marks
  • The aim of this round is to test the candidate‚Äôs skills towards the administrative service

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