UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2018 will comprise of two exam papers of objective type questions of 400 marks. The questions will be published bilingually English and Hindi both.

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

200 Marks

UPSC IAS Syllabus for Mains Exam 2018

The UPSC Mains Written Exam will comprise of 9 papers out of which, two are qualifying papers and seven papers are counted for ranking

Paper Subject Marks
Paper A One of the Indian languages listed below 300
Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General Studies I  history and geography of the world and society & Indian heritage and culture) 250
Paper III

General Studies II  including polity, social justice, governance, constitution, and international relations)

Paper IV

General Studies III including biodiversity, environment, technology, economic development, security and disaster management)

Paper V General Studies-IV including integrity, ethics, and aptitude) 250
Paper VI, VII Two papers selected from the list of optional subjects below (250 marks) 500
TOTAL (Written Test)   1750


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