UPSC was established as per the mandate of the Indian Constitution enshrined in Articles 315-323. It is the premier and completely independent recruiting agency for the Government of India. As per the Constitution the Government cannot exert any influence on the UPSC. UPSC is responsible for recruiting candidates for All India Services and various other Central Services as well as the Armed Forces of the Union of India.
Some of the important services for which the UPSC recruits candidates every year are the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Railway Service etc. through its Civil Services Examination.


(i) Indian Administrative Service
(ii) Indian Foreign Service
(iii) Indian Police Service
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,Administration)
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Grp‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III)
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B

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The Union Public Service Commission, abbreviated as UPSC-CSE, is India’s premier central recruiting agency for Group ‘A’ officers of Government of India. The commission is responsible for appointments to and examinations for Group A posts of the union government under different professions. UPSC is responsible for recruiting candidates for the All India Services, Central Services and Cadres, as well as the Armed Forces of the Union of India. UPSC conducts a National Level Exam for 24 services under the Central & State Government of India.

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Age Eligibility

(1) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August of the year of examination.

(2) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:

  • up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
  • up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates; up to a maximum of eight years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned officers (SSCO).

Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.


The number of times a candidate can appear for the exam are given below:

  • General Category Candidates – 6
  • OBC Category Candidates – 9
  • SC/ST Candidates – Unlimited attempts till 37 years of age

Appearing to attempt one of the papers in the preliminary examination is counted as an attempt, including disqualification / cancellation of candidature. However, applying to appear for the exam but failing to attend is not counted as an attempt.

Educational Qualification

● Minimum (to add)educational qualification for UPSC exam: The candidate must hold a degree from a Government recognised University or possess an equivalent qualification.
● Candidates who are in their final year or awaiting results are also eligible to appear for UPSC preliminary Examination. All such candidates who are likely to appear for IAS exams must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the main IAS examination.
● Candidates having professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
● Medical students who have passed the final year of MBBS, but are yet to complete their
internships also have eligibility for IAS. Although, along with the Main Examination application, a certificate of course completion including internship from the concerned authority of the University/Institution has to be submitted.


UPSC releases the cut off marks for qualification each year after the examination. The UPSC CSE cut off is determined based on various parameters such as the difficulty level of the exam, the average performance of the candidates, the number of vacancies, etc.

UPSC-CSE Exam Stages/Process

It is a 3-stage exam, which is as under:

  • UPSC-CSE Prelims Exam
  • UPSC-CSE Mains Exam
  • UPSC-CSE Personality Test

UPSC-CSE Prelims exam is only a screening test to shortlist candidates for the UPSC-CSE Main Exam. Candidates who qualify in the UPSC Main Exam are eligible for the interview. The Main and Interview scores are counted for the final merit list.

The complete UPSC CSE exam pattern is mentioned below-

The first stage of the exam i.e., the Civil Services Preliminary Exam is only a screening test and is conducted to shortlist candidates for the Main Examination. Marks secured in Preliminary Exam are not taken into account while preparing the final merit list.

Preliminary Exam consists of two papers of objective type carrying 200 marks each.


No. of Papers 2 compulsory papers
Type of Questions Objective (MCQ) type
Total Maximum Marks 400 (200 each paper)
Duration of Exam 2 hrs. each (20 minutes per hour extra time for blind

candidates & candidate with Locomotor Disability & Cerebral Palsy [minimum 40% impairment])

Negative Marking One third (1/3) of the mark assigned to a question for each incorrect answer
Medium of Exam Bilingual (Hindi & English)


  1. General Studies Paper – I Syllabus

It has 100 questions covering the following topics and carrying a maximum of 200 marks. Time allotted is 2 hours. The score of this paper determines the cut off marks for the Prelims.

  • Current events of National & International importance.
  • History of India & Indian National Movement.
  • Indian & World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India & the World.
  • Indian Polity & Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic & Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity & climate change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.


UPSC Prelims Paper 1 Subject-Wise Analysis of last five years questions
Subject Number of questions
History 18
Economy 17
Polity 20
Environment & Ecology 20
Geography 8
Science & Technology 7
Current Affairs 10
Total 100


  1. General Studies Paper-II Syllabus

It comprises of 80 questions from the following topics carrying a maximum of 200 marks to be solved in 2 hours. This paper is a qualifying paper and the candidate has to score a minimum of 33% marks to qualify in this paper. The score of this paper is not counted for screening purpose. Reading Comprehension and Answering Questions after passages. About 8-10 passages may be there. 

  • Logical reasoning & analytical ability.
  • Decision making & problem solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers & their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)

UPSC IAS Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus

  • Civil Services Main Examination consists of a written examination and interview (personality test).
  • The written Examination consists of the following papers divided into 2 categories – qualifying & papers to be counted for the merit list.


Qualifying Papers Marks
Paper-A One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the

Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution

Paper-B English 300
Papers to be Counted for Merit List
Paper-I Essay 250
Paper-II General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250
Paper-III General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and

International relations)

Paper-IV General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity,

Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-V General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250
Paper-VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250
Paper-VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750
Personality Test 275
Grand Total 2025

Syllabus of UPSC Main Examination Papers

1. Qualifying Papers on Indian Languages and English: The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:

A. English Language:
I. Comprehension of given passages
II. Precis Writing
III. Usage and Vocabulary
IV. Short Essays
B. Indian Languages:
I. Comprehension of given passages
II. Precis Writing
III. Usage and Vocabulary
IV. Short Essays
V. Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa

2. The Seven papers of the Main Examination
C. Paper-I: Essay
Two essays are to be written taking one from each group. Each group normally contains four topics. Candidates are expected to write precisely without any digression from the topic. Facts are less important than the ideas. The essays are actually a test of the mental horizon of the students as well as their ability to express their thoughts concisely in correct and lucid language.

D. PAPER-II (Marks: 250 | Duration: 3 hours) GENERAL STUDIES: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
I. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
II. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues.
III. The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
IV. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
V. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution,
world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political
philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.
VI. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
VII. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
VIII. Effects of globalization on Indian society.
IX. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
X. Salient features of world’s physical geography.
XI. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
XII. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

I. General Studies‐ II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
II. Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
III. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
IV. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
V. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
VI. Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
VII. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
VIII. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
IX. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
X. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
XI. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
XII. Development processes and the development industry —the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
XIII. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
XIV. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
XV. Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
XVI. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
XVII. Role of civil services in a democracy.
XVIII. India and its neighbourhood- relations.
XIX. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
XX. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,Indian diaspora.
XXI. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

I. General Studies‐III: Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment,
Security and Disaster Management
II. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth,
development and employment.
III. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
IV. Government Budgeting.
V. Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
VI. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public
Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
VII. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
VIII. Land reforms in India.
IX. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on
industrial growth.
X. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
XI. Investment models.
XII. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
XIII. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and
developing new technology.
XIV. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
XV. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
XVI. Disaster and disaster management.
XVII. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
XVIII. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
XIX. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social
networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security,money-laundering and its prevention.
XX. Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
XXI. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

I. General Studies‐ IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude. This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilize the case study approach to determine these aspects.
The following broad areas will be covered:
I. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
II. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
III. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and
non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
IV. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
V. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
VI. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
VII. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
VIII. Case Studies on above issues

Optional Subject Papers I & II
NOTE: Paper VI & VII are two papers of any one optional subject that the candidate may choose from amongst the List of Optional Subjects given by UPSC.
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Political Science and International Relations
Public Administration
Literature of any one of 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 and English.

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