UPSC Latest Exam Pattern 2020-21 [Updated]

UPSC Latest Exam Pattern 2020-21

UPSC Latest Exam Pattern 2020-21

UPSC New Exam Pattern 2020-21: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts exam for various services as Civil, Engineering, Combined Defence Services Examination, Naval Academy, and Combined Medical Services Examination.
Recently UPSC released an important notification for certain changes in the scheme of the main examination. There are also some changes in language medium in the Main examination.

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages.
(i) Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type)
(ii) Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview)

Preliminary Examination:

It consists of two compulsory papers of 200 marks. Each paper will be of two hours duration and based on MCQs pattern.

The question papers can be solve both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

Main Examination:

Section 1 Essay200 marks
Section 2 English Comprehension & English Précis100 marks
General Studies–I250 marks
General Studies –II250 marks
General Studies –III250 marks
General Studies –IV250 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 1250 marks
Optional Subject – Paper 2250 marks
Sub Total (Written test)1800 Marks
Personality Test275 Marks.
Grand Total2075 Marks

Candidates may choose any optional subjects from the above list.

Optional subjects for Main Examination:

1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
3. Anthropology
4. Botany
5. Chemistry
6. Civil Engineering
7. Commerce and Accountancy
8. Economics
9. Electrical Engineering
10. Geography
11. Geology

Group-2: For Group 2 Literature exam may be given in the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

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