UPSC

1. Prelims:
Paper 2 is the qualifying paper (33% only for CSAT Paper; 80 Qs.)

Paper 1: General Studies; 100 Qs. 2 marks each.
General Cutoff is 105-108/200

2: Mains:
  • Paper A(Indian Language) and Paper B(English) are qualifying papers
  • Papers 1-7 are the papers counted for merit.
  • Paper 1(Essay)
  • Paper 2(GS-1 : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
  • Paper 3(GS-2 : Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
  • Paper 4(GS-3: Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
  • Paper 5(GS-4: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
  • Paper 6(Optional subject - Paper 1)
  • Paper 7(Optional subject - Paper 2)
List of Optional Subjects : (Choose 1)
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
Literature of any one of the following languages:

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English

Syllabus in detail can be found here — > Syllabus in detail

Last Exam Notification (2018)

NOTE : All information given here is from the last notification issued for the exam by the Government. This information might not all hold good for the next exam. Kindly use this information and the last year’s notification as a reference.