What is UPSC Exam and Civil Service Exam Pattern and How to Prepare for UPSC Exams?

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What is UPSC Exam?

UPSC Union Public Service Commission is India’s central agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination to fill up the posts of Indian Administrative Services(IAS), Indian Police Service(IPS), Indian Revenue Services(IRS), Indian Forest Service Examination(IFS), National Defence Academy Examination (NDA), Naval Academy Examination and other government department Posts.


Civils exam will be three stages. First one is Prelims qualifying exam. Mains, interview scholars will be select for further process. In prelims, two papers are there and general studies, related to aptitude C-SAT for 200 marks. C-SAT qualifying exam. In this 33% means who got 66 marks for 200 in general studies paper will examine and will decide selected candidates for mains. In mains English, Indian language paper(Telugu or candidates choosed regional language) for 300 marks. Those are two qualifying papers only and 25% marks are enough. In essay 250 marks, general studies 250 marks for each of four papers. selected optional one of 250 in two papers and total of 1750 marks.


Candidates who are selected from this will get 275 marks in interview. Total 2025 marks are taken into consideration and who are selected for services will be a recruit for further jobs. The total exam will be for 1 year of the continuous process. Candidates have to face different stages. The journey will be very interesting. In every stage, candidates have to show their good step and victory will be yours. In this process, let’s discuss prelims related, how to be new.

Candidates should have an idea about prelims in different ways. Then you have to plan according to that. If you fail in planning you will totally be failed and it is one experienced speech. This is suitable for civils prelims. So Planning should be fixed. They should plan by keeping all in mind for who have chosen optional UPSC scrutiny, last year examination process, Remaining time in preparation, available needed sources. Should plan according to your aim of the month, week, day. Candidates should mainly cover basics in the syllabus. In this matter, dont get confused for books.


UPSC exam syllabus: questions are from main basics. So candidates have to cover basics orderly. Planning books, E-learning resorts are important. At a large number, materials are available in today’s market. Should know which is best in that. To know, Candidates should examine 10 years general studies papers. Candidates can examine last year toppers interview. By this candidates can know recommended material. For example, toppers will recommend and choose M.Lakshmikanth book related Indian polity.after selecting the required material should work hard to get mastery in that field. And should not get tensed for other books.

For every test should get the idea. These exams are not for to examine. And know more things to learn. Should prepare a fixed schedule time and follow. In this matter candidates should have regularity, consistency is compulsory. It is not good to study 18 hours in one day and taking a break at next day. Should have focus and study for 6-7 hours. Declared schedules, and according to aims should complete. Follow the schedule. Candidates should cover topics as per the schedules which are planned by you. Every night candidate should do their audit.


Aspirants should participate in last year question papers and mock test and also do self-explanation by themselves. To get more clarity and best in prelims should take more mock tests. Not only writing and also should understand each test deeply. These exams are not to examine but also know more about and observe. Should get ready for exams by realizing all mistake in past exams. And also participate UPSC dedication of related Institute, participate in website tests. In markets, the mock tests will not be according to UPSC. Don’t believe those traps. You will get easy to reach UPSC stage by focusing on mock tests. It is necessary to have dedication while preparing. One year preparation means continuous. At that point, they should not get disappointed. Don’t think negatively and not to target depression. Think as your availability and get succeed.

One year preparation means continuous. At that point, they should not get disappointed. Don’t think negatively and not to target depression. Think as your availability and get succeed. Every year civil notification has declared. This notification post countless means below 1000. Only 980 vacancies are available. Not including posts, candidates should be ready.

UPSC Exam Pattern for Civil Service Exam:

CSE (Prelims) Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carries a maximum of 400 marks. This exam is only a screening test; the marks obtained in the prelims are only for qualifying for the main exam and are not counted for determining the final order of merit.

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Prelims Paper Duration Questions Marks
Paper I – General Studies 2 Hours 100 200
Paper II – Aptitude 2 Hours 80 200
Total   400

In General Studies Paper – II, minimum qualifying marks is 33%. You will be selected for Mains exam based total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper – I.

Civil Services (Mains) Pattern

The pattern has changed from 2013 main examination. The new pattern is:

# Paper Subject Marks
1 Paper A Indian Language (Qualifying) 300
2 Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
3 Paper I Essay 250
4 Paper II General Studies – I 250
5 Paper III General Studies – II 250
6 Paper IV General Studies – III 250
7 Paper V General Studies – IV 250
8 Paper VI Optional Subject Paper 1 250
9 Paper VII Optional Subject Paper 2 250
Total   1750
Interview (Personality Test) 275
Grand Total 2025

How to Prepare for UPSC:

At the UPSC exams, getting over 50% is the biggest challenge. The Times of India reported on Monday that only five candidates in the 2014 civil services examination could secure more than 50% marks. The topper for the year scored 53.4%. This can be said to be an indication of just how tough the examination is.

While the total marks for the Mains examination were 1,750, there was not even a single candidate who could notch up a four-figure score.

In fact, there was only one person, Ira Singhal, who secured more than 900 in the Mains examination. Singhal, who hails from Delhi, has emerged as the highest scorer in the civil services, with a total score of 1,082 out of 2,025 marks.

Incidentally, although Singhal had cleared the UPSC exam on an earlier occasion as well in 2010, she was denied a posting because of a disability, reported India Today.

A total of 1,236 candidates are said to have been selected for appointment to various civil services, out of about 4.51 lakh who appeared for the examination. Check out the official UPSC WEBSITE and get the UPSC Online Registration Form.

  • Tip #1
    For coming out successful in the UPSC exam one needs to be well motivated and confident about his/her own abilities because only if one believes in them can they put in 100% efforts.
  • Tip #2
    To begin with the preparation the candidates should regularly follow one national newspaper and magazines to keep them updated of the latest happenings in and around the world.
  • Tip #3
    Also the candidates should be well aware of the pattern of the UPSC which is a three stage examination and direct their efforts accordingly.
  • Tip #4
    The syllabus should be studied well and one by one the topics should be taken up and should be prepared in great detail.
  • Tip #5
    It is advisable to choose subjects which you are studying or you have already studied. This will help you do well since you already know about the subject. Only a little more effort and revision will be needed.
  • Tip #6
    The candidates should be dedicated enough because it may require more than 1 attempt to crack the UPSC exam.
  • Tip #7
    Also, a good teacher who can guide you well can prove to be a great advantage because the teacher can plan your schedule so that your efforts are not wasted.
  • Tip #8
    It is advisable for the candidates to have discussions with fellow candidates on various topics from the syllabus. These discussions help you retain more.
  • Tip #9
    Though you are putting in your 100% you should also learn the technique of Time Management. All the questions need to be done in a given amount of time.
  • Tip #10
    The candidates may take coaching classes if necessary but only after a good research should they choose a coaching centre.

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