NEW DELHI: Every year, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services (Preliminary) examination for the recruitment to the various government posts. This year, UPSC will conduct Civil Service (Preliminary) examination on May 31, 2020.
Candidates who are preparing for UPSC Civil Service preliminary examination can check the UPSC Prelims syllabus here.
- The UPSC Civil Service prelims exam comprises two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
- Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
- The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
- The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
Syllabus for the Examination
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
- Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
- General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
- General Science.
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision making and problem solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level)
- Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
- The questions will be of multiple choice and objective type.
- It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.
- When will be the UPSC Civil Service prelims exam conducted?
UPSC has scheduled to conduct UPSC Civil Service preliminary exam on May 31, 2020.
- What is the age limit for IAS Exam?
The Maximum age limit for General/EWS category is 32 years. The upper age-limit for SC/ST category candidate is relaxable up to a maximum of five years.
- Is there any negative marking in UPSC exam?
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
- What is the minimum educational qualification to apply for UPSC Civil Service exam?
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.