UPSC Exam 2017-18 | IAS Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Latest Vacancies

UPSC Exam 2017-18 | IAS Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Latest Vacancies: Hello, Guys welcome on this page. We will provide you all information about the UPSC Civil Services Exam. Which is also known as IAS Exam. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible for holding the civil services exam. Each year the UPSC conduct the Civil Services Exam and release the notification on their official web portal. Many Lakhs of candidates apply for Civil Services Exam every year with a dream to crack IAS Exam. UPSC Conduct the IAS Exam on all India Level on various examination center. If you have made mind to apply for UPSC and want to become IAS Officer? First of all, you should know the UPSC Exam Patter and UPSC Syllabus. Here in this article, we are sharing with you UPSC Civil Services Exam related all details so let’s completely read it.

UPSC Exam Pattern 2017

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern is different to another competitive exam pattern. IAS Exam Pattern will help you to preparation in this exam. The Union Public Service Commission Examination Department every year release the UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern on their website. The Department generated the link on their site this type UPSC IAS Exam Pattern Download PDF File on their or here also. Below, we will give you all details step by step. Just read it and know that solve your question which was continuing in your mind before coming to this page that What is UPSC Civil Services Exam Patter? How much types exam in IAS Paper.

  • PRELIMINARY EXAM (Written Test)
  • MAINS EXAM (Written Test)
Paper – A
Language -300 Marks
Candidate can take any Modern Indian language but this paper is of qualifying nature
Paper – B
English -300 Marks

This paper is of qualifying nature

Paper – I
Essay – 250 Marks

Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice

General Studies-I 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture,
History and Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies -II: 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
General Studies -III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
General Studies -IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
Marks carried by General Studies papers are 4X 250=1000
Optional Subject – Paper 1 -250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper II -250 Marks

The candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject “without the condition of having it at the graduation level.”

Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks

Marks of English and Language will not be counted in the total tally of marks for the written exam. So the total of the Mains exam will be 1750 Marks Only.

Interview/Personality Test – 275 marks

Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.

Grand Total 2025 Marks
A candidate is allowed to use any one language from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or English as the medium of writing the examination.

IAS Syllabus 2017

UPSC Prelims Exam is the first stage of IAS Exam. In this Preliminary Exam two types of paper conduct Paper-I and Paper-II. Paper two also known CSAT Paper. Here is the Paper 1 & Paper 2 (CSAT) exam syllabus are providing with the IAS Prelims Exam Pattern. You can download UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Pattern & IAS Syllabus PDF from here.

Paper I – General Studies

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy Rights Issues, etc
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

UPSC IAS Syllabus for CSAT Paper

Paper II – General Studies

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. Class X level)

IAS Prelims Exam Pattern

In the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam. Two Paper conduct. Both Paper are 200 Marks. It’s qualifying marks. This exam marks does not count in the final merit list of IAS Exam Final Merit List. Here, You will know the IAS Prelims Exam Pattern which will help you to know that how much types UPSC CSE Prelims Exam.

General Studies Paper – I 200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II 200 Marks

UPSC Syllabus 2017

Paper 1: Essay

Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

Paper 2: General Studies 1

(Indian Heritage/ Culture, World History & Geography) Indian culture will cover the main feature of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from to present times. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- signiácant events, personalities, issues The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. Post-independence consolidation and restructuring within the country.

Part 3: General Studies 2

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations) Functions and duties of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and ánances up to local levels and challenges therein. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Important International institutions, and fora- their structure, mandate. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

Paper 4: General Studies 3

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management) Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Government Budgeting. Development, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and signiácance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment. Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Disaster and disaster management. Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Land reforms in India.

Paper 5: General Studies 4

(Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude) Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Attitude: content, structure, function; its inâuence and relation with thought and; moral and political attitudes; social inâuence and persuasion. Emotional, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, and administrators; of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Paper 6 and 7: Optional 1 (Of your choice)/ Optional 2 (Of your choice)

Candidates can choose any optional from the subjects, which are given below:

List of optional subjects for UPSC Mains Examination

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Indian 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, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

The question papers for the examination will be of a conventional (essay) type. Each paper will be of three hours duration. The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.

UPSC Mains Exam Pattern

The Second stage is UPSC IAS Mains Exam. Those candidates qualify the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam who called to attempt the UPSC IAS Main Exam. In the Mains 9 exam consists. The Group A & Group B Exam is a qualifying exam. There marks doest not count in the Final Merit List. But it’s compulsory to qualify for all the aspirants.


(You have to select any one Indian Language from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Indian Constitution). Total Marks 300.

Note: – If you belong to Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh, these papers are not necessary for you.


English language. Total Marks 300.

UPSC Exam Paper who marks count in the Merit List

Here is the mains exam paper list are providing which papers marks counted in the final merit of UPSC Result.

Paper-I Essay ( It Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice) 250
Paper-II  General Studies-I (Culture and Indian Heritage|History and Geography of the World and Society) 250
Paper- III General Studies –II (Constitution| Governance| Social Justice| Polity| and International Relations) 250
Paper-IV General Studies –III (Economic Development| Technology| Environment| Biodiversity| Disaster Management and Security) 250
Paper-V General Studies –IV (Aptitude| Integrity| and Ethics) 250
Paper-VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250
Paper-VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250


Sub Total (Written test)   1750 Marks
Personality Test  275 Marks
Grand Total       2025 Marks

UPSC Syllabus for Interview

Those aspirants clear the UPSC Mains Exam. The UPSC Department called those all candidates for the last and final process. which is Interviews Test or Personality Test. The purpose of conducting the IAS Interview to jugge the mental quality of candidates. There is total 275 Marks UPSC CSE Interview which is marks also count in the final merit list. Many types of questions asked by the UPSC Department. As per the details, the Board of Member ask many questions in the interview to the candidates and give them marks on their answer. Candidates advised to while attending the UPSC Interview don’t narwhale and try to give your best.

  • Qualified candidates from UPSC Main Examination will be only eligible for interview test or personality test.
  • You will be interviewed by Board members will have before them a record of your career. You will be asked questions on matters of general interest.
  • The objective of this interview is to assess your personal suitability for your further career in public service. This test will judge your mental caliber.
  • This interview test will reveal not only your intellectual qualities but also social traits and your interest in current affairs.
  • Some of your qualities will be judged like intellectual and moral integrity, mental alertness, the ability for social cohesion and leadership, critical powers of assimilation, the balance of judgment, clear and logical exposition, variety and depth of interest.
  • The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
  • Your interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge which has been already tested through their written papers. You are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in your special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around you both within and outside your own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

How many types exam conducted by UPSC?

Here is the list of the exam which is conduct by the UPSC Board ever year. The UPSC Examination Department release each year the notification to hold this competitive exam. You can check here full calendar of UPSC.

1 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination ( May)
2 Civil Services (Main) Examination (Oct/Nov)
3 Indian Forest Service Examination (July)
4 Engineering Services Examination (June)
5 Geologist Examination (December)
6 Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination (July)
7 National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (April & September)
8 Combined Defence Services Examination (February & August)
9 Combined Medical Services Examination (January)
10 Indian Economic Service (November)
11 Indian Statistical Service Examination (November)
12 Section Officers/Stenographers (Grade-B/Grade-I) (December)
13 Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (December)
14 Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination (October)

List of Post UPSC after Examination

List of Post which is offered by the UPSC after Civil Services Examination: The UPSC Board annually organize the CSE Examination for selecting the talented candidates for Central & State Govt. administrator. Each year a lakhs of students apply for IAS Exam and appeared in this exam. The UPSC Offer the Various govt. post for those all candidates who appeared the all the process of UPSC CSE. The UPSC Department offered the post on the behalf of total obtained marks by the applicants along with the interview. Here is the full list of the post which is offered by the UPSC after giving the Civil Servies Exam.

(i) Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service Group ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager and Administration) Group ‘A’
(x) Indian Postal Service Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service Group ‘A’.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade) Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service Group “A”.
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi |Andaman & Nicobar Islands | Lakshadweep |Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service Group ‘B’.
(xxii) Delhi /Andaman & Nicobar Islands| Lakshadweep | Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service  Group ‘B’.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service Group ‘B’.
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service Group ‘B’.

UPSC Centers for CSE Preliminary Examination

List of Centres allot by the UPSC for CSE Preliminary Examination: The Union Public Service Commission follow this rule to allow the center “first-apply-first allot”. If you want to apply for UPSC IAS Exam so don’t delay to apply otherwise far examination centers may allow to you.


List of Centres for Civil Services Main Examination

List of Centres for Civil Services Main Examination: The UPSC allow the examination center for those aspirations for Mains Exam after the UPSC Preliminary Result. Below are the list provided by us which listed by the UPSC for the mains exam.


UPSE Eligibility 2017

UPSC Exam Age Limit

When we apply for the UPSC Exam first thing come in mind that what is an age limit for apply IAS Exam? Here is the full complete list are provided below. After checking this table you can know that am eligible or not for apply UPSC Exam? The UPSC Exam Age list is different and some age relaxation given by the govt. for the researved category so guys read the table be careful.

Category Maximum Age Limit Number of Attempts
General Category 32 Years 6
OBC Category 35 Years 9
SC/ST Category 37 Years Till you complete your age Limit
Physically disabled(Orthopedic |Deaf-mute|Blind) 42 Years General -9| OBC-9| SC/ST – Complete Age Limit
Jammu and Kashmir domicile General- 37| OBC- 42|SC/ST- 42| PH- 50-
Ex-serviceman with five years duty* General- 37| OBC- 42|SC/ST- 42
Disabled Serviceman Discharged From Duty General- 35| OBC- 38S| C/ST- 40

Who can apply for UPSC?

  • To apply for the post of the Indian Police Service and the Indian Administrative Service, You must be the citizen of India.
  • For other UPSC Services which are given above in the list, You must be anyone from below points:
  • Citizen of India
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A refugee of Tibet who came to India before 1st Jan 1962 to permanently settle in India.
  • You must be a person of Indian origin who migrated from Sri Lanka, Burma, and Pakistan, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Malawi and Zaire to permanently settle in India.
  • If you are belonging to above categories in point 1,2,3,4 and 5, shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  • If you are belonging to above categories in point 1,2,3,4 and 5, then you are also not eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

UPSC Qualification 2017

While applying for UPSC Exam. We should know that what’s the qualification required for the UPSC Exam which is given below:-

  • You must have done graduation in any field from any state or central University or any Private University which is recognized by UGC act 1956.
  • Any deemed as a University under sec-3 UGC Act, 1956.
  • If you have appeared in the last year of graduation, then also you can apply for UPSC Preliminary Examination and, If you get qualified in Preliminary Examination, You have to submit your passing mark sheet to UPSC before CSE Main in October/November of the present year.
  • If you have the professional and technical qualification which are recognized by the Central / State Government as equivalent to the professional and technical degree would also be eligible for UPSC Exam.
  • If you are M.B.B.S or any Medical profession you can submit your degree at the time of Interview.

UPSC Exam Fees 2017

Interested and eligible candidates who are going to apply for UPSC Exam. You should know about the UPSC Exam Fees full details. How to pay the fee of UPSC Exam online or offline mode.

  • UPSC Exam Fees is free for you if you belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST).
  • UPSC Exam Fees is free for you if you are Female or Physically Handicapped (PH) candidate.
  • If you do not belong to any of above category then you have to pay the sum of Rs. 100 as a UPSC Exam Fees.

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