Examination Pattern

Exam Pattern for UPPSC

The candidates will have to appear and qualify in both the Prelims and Mains Exam respectively. The Preliminary Examination consists of Objective Type and Multiple Choice Based Questions from the syllabus as set by the CSAT Exam.
Paper Pattern for Preliminary Exam:
There will be objective type questions on the following main topics:
1. Current Affairs relating to national and international events
2. General Knowledge on the following: Indian Geography and World Geography, Indian Constitution and Governing Systems, Issues relating to the Environment and Ecology, General Science, Economics and Social Development issues etc
The candidates will be required to answer all the questions in this paper.
Total Marks: 200
Total Time Allotted: two hours
Blind Candidates will be given an additional time of 20 minutes for each paper. The question paper will consist of questions in both the languages- English and Hindi. Only the questions in English language on Comprehension will be asked in English only.
Paper Pattern for Mains Exam:
It consists of 6 papers which includes conventional type questions from the following sections as given below.
Paper I:
There will be two sections in this paper having questions on the following main topics:
Section I: Essay (200 Marks)
Section II: English Comprehension and English Precis (100 Marks)
The questions asked will be based on the High School/ Class 11th level only.
Paper II:
There is objective type questions on the GS (General Studies) having questions on the following main topics:
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of World and Society
Total Marks: 250
Paper III:
This is the second paper of GS (General Studies) on the following main topics:
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, Indian Heritage and Culture and World & Society
Total Marks: 250
 Paper IV:
This is the third paper of GS (General Studies) having questions on the following main topics:
Economic Development, Disaster Management, Technology, Environment, Bio Diversity and Security
Total Marks: 250
Paper V:
This is the fourth paper of GS (General Studies) having questions on the following main topics:
Integrity and Aptitude and Ethics
Total marks: 250
Paper VI:
This is the optional subject paper which includes questions on the concerned subject as chosen by the candidate for this paper.
Total Marks: 250
This will be followed by the Personality Test/ Interview which will be held for all the written qualified candidates only.
Total Marks for Written Exam: 1800