Foundation Course CSAT


Dear Aspirants,
The Indian Civil Services examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year.

The competitive examination comprises of three stages :

  1. Preliminary Examination – (Objective Test)
  2. Main Examination (Written )
  3. Interview Test

The examination schedule is announced during January – February.

The Preliminary held in May-June and the results are announced in July-August.

The Main examination held in October-November and the candidates those who qualify at this stage are invited to the interview in March-April next year.

IAS Prelims for UPSC Civil Services Exam (Screening Test)

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carrying a maximum of 400 marks (200 marks each) .

General Studies Paper I

  1. Maximum marks : 200
  2. Number of Questions : 100
  3. Time : 02 hours


1. Current events of national and international importance
2. History of India and Indian national movement
3. Indian and World Geography
4. Indian Polity and governance
5. Economic and social development
6. General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change
7. General Science

General Studies Paper II

  1. Maximum marks : 200
  2. Number of Questions : 80
  3. Time : 02 hours


1. Comprehension
2. Interpersonal skills which include communication skills
3. Logical reasoning & analytical ability
4. Decision making & problem solving
5. General mental ability
6. Basic numeracy(Class X level), Data Interpretation(Class X level)
7. English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

Mains for UPSC Civil Services Exam (conventional essay type questions)

The number of candidates to be allowed in the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies for various Services and Posts for the year.

Paper-A (Qualifying Paper)

(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). (300 Marks)

Paper-B (Qualifying Paper)

  1. English (300 Marks)

Papers to be counted for Merit :


  1. Essay (250 Marks)


  1. General Studies–I (250Marks ) (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)


  1. General Studies –II (250 Marks) (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)


  1. General Studies –III (250 Marks) (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


  1. General Studies –IV ( 250 Marks) (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper-VI & Paper-VII

  1. Optional Subject – Paper I (250 Marks)
  2. Optional Subject – Paper II (250 Marks)

Total marks (Mains) – 1750 Marks

Marks obtained by the candidates for all paper (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. The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled.

Interview- 275 Marks (with no minimum qualifying marks)

Grand Total – 2025 Marks (1750 + 275) Marks

Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination as well as interview would determine final ranking.

Candidates will be posted to various posts and services keeping in view their merit ranking in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and Posts in the Mains examination form.

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