UPSC - Civil Services Main Exam


  • Total 8 papers in UPSC Main examination.
Pattern for UPSC Main Examination:
 No.  Description of question paper  Marks
 Paper 1 Essay    200 
Paper 2  English Language Paer    100
Paper 3  General Studies - Paper 1    250
Paper 4  General Studies - Paper 2     250
Paper 5  General Studies - Paper 3     250
Paper 6 General Studies - Paper 4    250
Paper 7  Optional Subject  Paper 1     250
Paper 8  Optional Subject  Paper 2    250
   Total marks of written test* :   1800
   Interview Test :     275
   Grand Total :    2075

Note::
  • Gujarati language also available in 8th schedule of the constitution.
  • Candidate can give answer in Gujarati language (except English).
  • Language paper (1) and English Language paper (2) are only qualifying papers. These papers marks are not counted in final merit.
  • Candidate can give interview in Gujarati language also.

List of optional subjects for Main Exam:

  • Agriculture
  • Management
  • Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science
  • Mathematics
  • Anthropology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Botany
  • Medical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • Geology
  • Statistics
  • Indian History
  • Zoology
  • Law

List of optional subjects for Main Exam (Literature):

  • Arabic
  • Gujarati
  • Manipuri
  • Sanskrit
  • Assamese
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Sindhi
  • Bengali
  • Kannada
  • Oriya
  • Tamil
  • Chinese               
  • Kashmiri
  • Pali
  • Telugu
  • English
  • Konkani
  • Persian
  • Urdu
  • French
  • Marathi
  • Punjabi
  • German
  • Malayalam
  • Russian