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UPSC Civil Services IAS New Exam Pattern 2013

UPSC changed the exam pattern for the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) exam and now IAS 2013 exam will be conducted according to the new pattern. The changes are made in the syllabus as well as pattern of the Main Exam.

Candidates appearing in IAS 2013 now need to aware about the changes in the scheme of civil services (main) examination. The Civil Services Examination comprises of Preliminary Examination and Main Examination.

The Preliminary examination has remained as it was, certain changes are made only in the IAS 2013 Main examination.

UPSC
CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE SCHEME OF CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION, WHICH HAVE BEEN ELUCIDATED IN THE SCHEME OF EXAMINATION. THERE ARE SOME OTHER CHANGES ALSO IN REGARD TO THE CHOICE OF LANGUAGE MEDIUM IN THE CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION. THESE MAY ALSO BE NOTED.

OLD PATTERN MAINS PAPERS
NEW PATTERN MAINS PAPERS
STATUS
GENERAL STUDIES I
CURRENT EVENTS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE
-changed-
GENERAL STUDIES II
INDIAN CULTURE & HISTORY
-changed-
FIRST OPTIONAL I
GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
-changed-
FIRST SUBJECT II
INDIAN ECONOMY
-changed-
SECOND OPTIONAL I
GENERAL SCIENCE
-changed-
SECOND OPTIONAL II
INDIAN POLITY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
-changed-
ESSAY
ESSAY
-same-
INDIAN LANGUAGE
INDIAN LANGUAGE
-same-
PERSONAL NTERVIEW
PERSONAL INTERVIEW
-same
UPSC MAINS – EXPECTED PATTERN FROM 2013

Changes in the Scheme and subjects for IAS 2013 Main Examinations
The Main examination will comprise of seven papers in all. In the new format, UPSC removed one of the optional subjects. Now, the students will have to appear for just one optional subject with two papers of 250 marks each. Apart from this, Paper-1 will contain two sections. Section-I will have an essay of 200 marks while Section-II will have English Comprehension and Précis of 100 marks. Besides, the General Studies will now have 4 papers of 250 marks each.
What is most important to note is the fact that Paper IV on General Studies has been introduced and this will include Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude for the very first time. One of the important changes is regarding the selection of literature subjects as optional. In the changed pattern only those students who have done their graduation in the particular language could opt the Literature of that language as their optional.
Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:-

PAPER-I: Section 1 Essay-200 Marks
Section 2 English Comprehension & English Précis-100 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 & PAPER VII: Optional Subject Papers I & II-250 Marks Each

Personality Test- 275 Marks

Analysis
The weight age of marks of the interview has been kept at the same standard of 13% i.e.
• Earlier Interview Carried: 300/2300*100=13 percent approx
• Now, 275/2075*100=13 percent approx
Similarly the weight age of the Optional Paper had been reduced from 52 percent to 24 percent, i.e.
• Earlier it was 1200/2300*100=52%approx
• Now, it is 500/2075*100=24%approx
In case of the General Studies Paper the Weight age of Marks has increased to 48 percent from 26 percent, i.e.
• Earlier it was 600/2300*100=26%;
• Now, it is 1000/2075*100=48%

 

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern (NEW)

UPSC Civil Services Syllabus 2013 (NEW)

UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Question Paper

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