UPSC aspirants always look for exam pattern or scheme before appearing in it. This blog gives all details like,no. of papers, marking pattern, duration and type of questions asked in UPSC Preliminary Examination. These details are based on details given in UPSC notification for  Preliminary Examination .



UPSC EXAM PATTERN, SCHEME AND SUBJECTS FOR  PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION-2018

UPSC EXAM SCHEME: 

No. Of Papers in UPSC:

As per UPSC Exam Pattern, Prelims exam shall comprise of two compulsory papers. Both will be of 200 marks each i.e .total  400 marks.

 Type of Questions in UPSC :

New UPSC Exam pattern gives opportunity to guess. Just kidding.Actually, papers will comprise of objective type of questions. There will be four alternatives for the answers to each question.

Duration of UPSC Prelims Paper:

Two hours for each paper.

The language of UPSC Paper:

The Question Paper will be asked in Hindi and English both.

Qualifying Paper of UPSC Prelims:

Paper-II of the Preliminary Exam has been kept as qualifying paper and minimum qualifying marks is 33%

Other Details related UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

Negative Marking in UPSC :

In new pattern of UPSC Exam, per question one-third of the marks assigned will be deducted for the wrong answer. Not only this, if you will give more than one answer for one question, it will be considered as the wrong answer. However, if a question is left unattended i.e.you are not giving an answer, there will be no penalty.

Provision in UPSC For Low Vision Candidates:

Low Vision Candidates with min. 40% impairment will be allowed to take help of a scribe. They will also be an extra time @ twenty minutes per hour i.e. forty minutes for each paper.

Presence in both papers of UPSC Prelims:

It is mandatory to appear in both the Papers.If any candidate does not appear in both the papers of Prelim Exam, his/her candidature will be disqualified.

SYLLABI of UPSC Prelims:

 FIRST PAPER: (200 MARKS)
1.Current Events: National and International
1.Indian History
1.Indian National Movement
1.Geography: India and World (Physical, Social, Economic Geography)
1.In India Polity & Governance: Political System, Constitution of India, Panchayati Raj System, Rights, and issues related to Public Policy etc.
1.Development (Economic & Social): Poverty, Sustainable Development, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives etc.
1.General: Issues related to Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change.
1.General Science
SECOND PAPER: (200 MARKS)
1. Comprehension Reading.
1.Interpersonal skills along with communication skills
1.Logical and analytical reasoning abilities
1.How to take decisions for efficient problem solving
1.Common mental ability
1.Relations among numbers and analysis of various types graphs for data.
At last remember like the race depicted in the featured image, an upsc exam is also a race, a race against time. So have a solid strategy up your sleeves.

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