The UPSC has revised the pattern of Civil Services Main examination from 2013.
Now there are 7+2=9 papers to be answered in the main examination and all them are of descriptive type.
Paper – I
Essay - 250 marks.
Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice
Paper – II
Language - 300 marks.
Candidate can choose any Modern Indian language.
English - 300marks.
Paper – IV
General Studies – I 250 marks. (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper - V
General Studies – II 250 marks.
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper – VI
General Studies –III 250 marks.
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper – VII
General Studies – IV 250 marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) marks carried by General Studies was4×250=1000
Paper – VIII
Optional Subject – Paper 1 - 250 Marks.
Paper – IX
Optional Subject – paper II – 250 marks
Sub Total (Written test) 2350 Marks
Marks of English and Language will not be counted so total marks for Written exam will be 2350 MINUS 600 = 1750 Marks
Interview/Personality Test - 275 marks.
Grand Total 2025 Marks.