UPSC Mains Subject-Wise Weightage
The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages:
Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination.
The Civil Services (Main) Examination will consist of a Written Examination and an Interview/Personality Test. The Written Examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview/Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an Interview/Personality Test. The number of candidates to be summoned for Interview/Personality Test will be about twice of the number of vacancies to be filled. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts.
For Santhali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.
List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree 1evel i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.
UPSC Mains Cut-off Marks – Over the Years
ANALYSIS OF GS I PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS:
|Year||History||Art & Culture||Geography||Society|
|2013||Freedom Struggle – 3, Post Independence – 5, World History – 4||3||12||6|
|2014||Freedom Struggle – 3, World History – 3||4||10||5|
|2015||Freedom Struggle – 2, Post Independence – 5, World History – 2||2||7||6|
|2016||Freedom Struggle – 3, World History – 1||2||9||6|
|2017||Freedom Struggle – 1, Post Independence – 3, World History – 1||2||6||7|
|2018||Freedom Struggle – 1, Post Independence – 2||3||4||11|
|2019||Freedom Struggle – 2, Post Independence – 1, World History – 1||1||8||10|
|2020||Freedom Struggle – 2||4||8||6|
|2021||Freedom Struggle – 2||5||8||5|
|2022||Freedom Struggle – 3||3||8||6|
ANALYSIS OF GS II PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS:
|Year||POLITY||GOVERNANCE||SOCIAL JUSTICE||I. R.|
|2013||Polity – 4, Constitution– 4||4||10||5|
|2014||Polity – 2, Constitution– 4||6||3||5|
|2015||Polity – 4, Constitution– 4||4||4||4|
|2016||Polity – 4, Constitution– 3||5||4||4|
|2017||Polity – 6, Constitution– 2||5||3||4|
|2018||Polity – 10, Constitution– 0||3||3||4|
|2019||Polity – 6, Constitution– 2||6||2||4|
|2020||Polity – 4, Constitution– 6||3||3||4|
|2021||Polity – 3, Constitution– 6||2||5||4|
|2022||Polity – 6, Constitution– 4||4||3||3|
ANALYSIS OF GS III PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS:
ANALYSIS OF GS IV PREVIOUS YEAR PAPERS:
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