UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam New Pattern from 2013 | IFS, IAS Mains 2013 New Pattern

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam New Pattern: Union Public Service Commission notified The Civil Services Examination 2013 advertisement. UPSC has changed the Examination pattern for Civil Services Prelims (CSP) Examination from 2013. However mains examination of both the services will be conducted separately. In Civil Services mains Examination 2013 instead of two optional papers, now student will opt only one optional paper. Weight-age of General Study has been increased. 
UPSC Civil Services 2013 Notification
Main Examination
The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Paper-I
Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
Section 2 English Comprehension & English Précis 100 Marks (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard level)
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
Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks.
Grand Total 2075 Marks

{Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below (Group 1). However, a candidate can opt for the literatures of a language, indicated in Group-2 below para 2, as an optional subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject}. NOTE: (i) Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers (Paper I-VII) will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.
For Official UPSC Notification CLICK HERE

49 comments:

  1. is it necessary to write UPSC Mains only in english

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    1. No, u can write in Hindi also...& if u want to write in ur regional language then u must have ur graduation in that language....

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    2. IF CANDIDATE RANGE IS ABOVE 25 THEN , YOU CAN USE YOUR MOTHERTOUNGE LANGUAGE, NEITHER, CANDIDATE RANGE BELOW 25 THEN IT IS COMPULSORY ENGLISH LANGUAGE;

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  2. wt about hindi in mains...

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  3. What will be dere in paper 5th as it consist of ethics, integrity...

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    1. actually yes.but u may give essay paper either hindi or english.

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  5. so we dont need to take an exam on any indian language this time in 2013 like last year civil service exam?

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    1. yes,there is no separate exam on Indian languages.

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  6. is der only one optional from now

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  7. There is no Statistics and Regional language paper.

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  8. is der only one optional from now
    paper-1 250
    paper-2 250
    OR
    optional-1 250
    optional-2 250

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    1. only 1 optional...but two papers of that 1 optional.

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  9. no there would be two optional but only one paper will held for a particular optional.

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    1. Get your facts straight before indulging in philanthropic fits to clarify doubts of other aspirants regarding the scheme of examination.

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    2. PLEASE TELL ABOUT THE NO OF OPTIONALS

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  10. Any reference books for paper V in the new syllabus? Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude .. what the hell! Please any reference book for paper V .. any help greatly appreciated! I am sure a lot of us are anxious about this specific bit of the syllabus.

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    1. Dear MaxP,
      Inclusion of Paper V is an appreciated policy decision of Dr. Singh that is quite appropriate to the exigencies of present time. Paper V seeks to test candidates' moral and ethical values and their ability to uphold integrity and probity. So, if you believe that you are an honest man whose desire to join the services is motivated by his wish to serve people and land, then there is no need to refer to some source of theoretical guidance. If otherwise, then you are not fit to join. So, in any case, there is no need to refer to books. In fact, to be truly worthy of service, you must try to inculcate values and ethics by self introspection and also by learning about the philosophical basis of lives of great leaders like Gandhi ji.

      PS: Don't try to ruin this wonderful innovation by turning it to some sort of frenzy of rote learning/memorization of guidebooks,notes etc. This paper must be attempted in its true spirits.

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  11. Sir maine B.tech ki hai kya main IAS mains k all papers punjabi me likh sakta hun

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  12. Can anyone tell me whether my understanding is correct or not regarding Paper 6 and Paper 7 of mains examination...If I take geography as optional subject paper 6 is going to be Physical geography and Paer 7 is going to be Indian geography...."am I correct please suggest"

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  13. only one optioanl with 2 papers dnt get confused

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  14. @Mahiee-exactly.in dis case paper6 would be principles of geog and paper7 would be indian geog

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  15. Thanks a lot @sonu parley and @ anonymous

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  16. Mains ke optional exam ka syllabus kya hoga? Kya esme pahle hone wale dono paper ka syllbus cover hoga? Pls rply..

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  17. i m fresher mechancial engineer passout 2013 ... anyone tell me ... can i eligible for this exam .....

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  18. what about marathi
    marathi mansajaga ho...........

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  19. obviously this is a very lame question to ask at this juncture, but still, after seeing other's queries being answered i hope mine will be answered too

    my question is whether the marks earned in CSAT are counted when the final counting of marks is done(mains + interview's marks??Please reply

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    1. No, they aren't. So, relax about this doubt. :)

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  21. @admin,

    sir, kindly suggest new method of study for mains. As it has been changed, its really difficult to cope with senior players.Please tell the best approach to new pattern of mains..

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    1. Although I am not the admin, I would like to take a shot at answering this question. I don't think that we need to ( explicitly ) change the method of preparation for the general studies part of the civils. The books and topics to be covered would remain the same. Only their depth would increase because now we have four papers on general studies-each dealing with a different topic(s). Other than that, we only have to prepare one optional so we can focus all of our energy on the general studies.

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  22. i would like to know whether we need to choose one optional subject or 2 op sub like it was done previously?

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  23. Why we ignor hindi time to time

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  24. I want to know that can i take upsc exam m simple BA graduated person my age 28 year i knows english but nt much more can i done the exam

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  25. @Akshit Rana, you can take the exam, However, assuming that you belong to the general category, you have only 2 attempts to go. As you have done BA, the humanities part ( which is spread in the entire paper ) shouldn't be a problem for you. As far as english in concerned, since Civil Servies Exam is a reading-intensive examination, you really don't need to work explicitly on your english. All the material ( books, newspapers and magazines ) that you'll be reading for the preparation of this exam should even cure your weak ( if there is any such thing ) english.

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  26. what will be the medium for essay writing , there is confusion as essay is the part I of paper I , part II of paper I is for english test, my question is if i opt hindi medium for mains 2013 can i write essay in hindi or i have to write it in english only. Please confirm...

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  27. hard is hard but nothing is hard.

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  28. now from any expert in his optional subject will not crack upsc easily.

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