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By | June 17, 2014

UPSC Exam Pattern 2015

  • Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services Exams for recruiting the capable and eligible contestants on various posts. The UPSC Exam Pattern 2015 comprises two stages of examination. The first stage is Preliminary Exam and the second one is Main Exam.
  • Let’s check out the UPSC Exam Pattern 2015 details here in the below section mentioned by the team of

UPSC Exam Pattern 2015

As above mentioned, this exam is divided into two parts:

(I)  Preliminary Examination

(II) Main Examination

And after qualifying in both the papers contestants will be called for interview/personality test which is a final stage to get selection for the post.

UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • In the prelims exam there are two papers are included of objective types (multiple choice questions-MCQ).
  • Negative marking will be for wrong answers attempt by the competitors in the multiple choice questions papers instead of few of the questions where the negative marking will be in-built in the form of different marks being given to most suitable for such questions.

 Prelims Exam Objective Type (Qualifier)

Papers Total Marks Duration period of time
General Studies and Current Affairs  (Paper-I) 200 marks 2 hours
General Aptitude (Paper-II) 200 marks 2 hours
Total marks 400 marks

UPSC Main Examination Pattern:

The UPSC Main Exam includes total 9 papers of conventional essay type questions. Check the entire details in the below given table.


Main examination

Paper 1  One of the Indian languages chosen from the    prescribed list
Paper 2  English
Paper 3  Essay
Paper 4, 5, 6 and 7  Optional subject 4
Paper 8 and 9  Optional subject 2

Weight age of Marks:

The marks in Main Examination would be as following:

Topics Marks (as per the subject)
General studies four papers 1,000
Optional subject I & II Paper 500
Essay 250
English Paper 300
Personality Test 275
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