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Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus
A candidate’s rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam depends only on the mark scored in Main and Interview. The main exam has 1750 marks while interview has 275 marks.
The written examination (main) will consist of the following nine papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for final merit ranking. For the rest two papers, the candidate should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC each year.
Qualifying Papers – Not counted for final ranking:
Paper ‐ A – Indian Language – Syllabus. (One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.) 300 Marks.
Paper‐ B – English Language –  300 Marks.
Papers to be counted for merit ranking:

  • Paper‐I Essay – 250 Marks.
  • Paper‐II General Studies – I – 250Marks. (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society).
  • Paper‐III General Studies –II – 250 Marks. (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).
  • Paper‐IV General Studies –III – 250 Marks. (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
  • Paper‐V General Studies –IV – 250 Marks. (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).
  • Paper‐VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks.
  • Paper‐VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks.

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GENERAL STUDIES PAPER I

India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha UPSC MATERIALS

India after Independence by Bipan Chandra UPSC MATERIALS

Indian Society by SC Dubey UPSC MATERIALS

Makers of Modern India by Ramachandra Guha UPSC MATERIALS

Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja UPSC MATERIALS

Art and Culture Complete Materials UPSC MATERIALS 

IAS4Sure Complete GS1 Materials UPSC MATERIALS

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania UPSC MATERIALS

India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra UPSC MATERIALS

A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum) UPSC MATERIALS

 

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER II

 

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER III

Shankar IAS Environment – UPSC MATERIALS

IAS4Sure Complete GS3 Materials – UPSC MATERIALS

Indian Economy By Ramesh  Singh  7th Edition – UPSC MATERIALS

 

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER IV

IAS4Sure Complete GS4 Materials – UPSC MATERIALS