UPSC (IAS) Exam Preliminary Syllabus
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PART-A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION PAPER I – (200 MARKS) DURATION : TWO HOURS
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PAPER II- (200 MARKS) DURATION: TWO HOURS
Note 1 : From 2015, the UPSC has made the CSAT of only qualifying nature and one needs to only get 33%. Only marks of Paper 1 will now be considered for ranking in the prelims, based on which candidates will apear for the Mains exam.
Note 2 : Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper- II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
Note 3 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
Note 4: 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.