UPSC Mains Pattern

UPSC MAINS EXAMINATION

Qualifying Papers

Paper-A
(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
English
300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit

Grand Total2025 Marks
Paper-I
Essay
250 Marks
Paper-II
General Studies-I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
250 Marks
Paper-III
General Studies -II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
250 Marks
Paper-IV
General Studies -III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250 Marks
Paper-V
General Studies -IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
250 Marks
Paper-VI
Optional Subject - Paper 1
250 Marks
Paper-VII
Optional Subject - Paper 2
250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test2750 Marks