IAS EXAM PATTERN 2014 with SYLLABUS AND PDF INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE EXAM PATTERN 2014

INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE - IAS EXAM is conducted by Union Public Service Commission - UPSC - every year. UPSC conducts IAS Preliminary and Main exam generally in the month of August and December respectively.
IAS Exam 2014 Important Dates
Exam
Date of Notification
Date of Exam
Duration
Civil Services (Preliminary)
17th May 2014
24th August 2014
1Day
Civil Services (Mains)
-
14th December 2014
5 Days


IAS EXAM PATTERN 2014 - change from previous years papers - Most important change is in compulsory paper of English which was only qualifying paper but now in 2014, marks of this subject will also include in the final merit.
IAS EXAM PATTERN 2014 FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :
In Preliminary exam there will be two objective type papers common for all candidates. Both these papers carry a total of 400 marks.
This examination is screening test only for eliminating non serious candidates.
The Examination is usually conducted in the May every year in one single day and carries a maximum of 400 marks in the following manner:
(i) Paper I- General Studies - 200 marks
(ii) Paper II - Aptitude Test- 200 marks


NOTE :
The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English languages.
Both the papers will carry 200 marks and will be 2 hours in duration.
There will be negative marking for WRONG answers given by the candidate.
IAS EXAM PATTERN FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :
The Main Examination is usually conducted in the month of October/ November and spans over 5 days. It will comprise a total of 9 papers which are conventional (WRITTEN)essay type papers.
The 9 papers are of following types :
1.       2 papers of Non-Ranking type. The marks obtained by candidates in these papers will not be counted for determining the final order of merit). The two papers are:
Paper–A : 1 paper of an Indian language.
Paper–B: the second paper of English, which is a compulsory language paper.
Note: Both papers will be 300 marks each and 3 hours duration.
2.       7 papers of Ranking type. Marks obtained in these papers will be counted for merit.
Paper I - Essay
There will be 4 papers of General Studies which are:
Paper – II: General Studies – I which is based on Indian Heritage and Culture, History
and Geography of the World and Society
Paper – III: General Studies – II which is based on Governance, Constitution, Polity,
Social Justice and International relations
Paper – IV: General Studies – III which is based on Technology, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Economic Development, Security and Disaster Management
Paper – V: General Studies – IV which is based on Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
Paper VI & Paper VII: 2 papers in any one optional subject. Candidates can choose the optional subject from the list provided.
Subject
Marks
General studies – 4 papers
1,000
Optional subject I & II Paper
500
Essay
250
English Paper
300
Personality Test
275
One Indian Language
300

NOTES:
1.       The ranking type qualifying paper on Indian Language will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim.
2.       All the 7 papers of ranking type consist of 250 marks and time of 3 hours each.
3.       Marks obtained in ranking papers which are Paper I to Paper VII above i.e. 250 x 7 = 1750, will be considered for merit.
4.       Marks obtained in all the ranking papers (1750) and marks obtained in Interview (out of 275) will be counted for final ranking of the candidate.
IAS EXAM PATTERN - list of optional subjects for Main Examination :
                Optional subjects for IAS Mains Exam -




1. Agriculture

2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

3. Anthropology

4. Botany

5. Chemistry

6. Civil engineering

7. Commerce and Accountany

8. Economics

9. Electrical engineering

10. Geography

11. Geology

12. Indian History

13. Law

14. Management

15. Mathematics

16. Mechanical engineering

17. Medical Science

18. Philosophy

19. Physics

20. Political Science and International Relations

21. Public Administration

22. Psychology

23. Sociology

24. Statistics

25. Zoology

26. Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Urdu and English


Note : Candidate is allowed to choose literature language if the candidate has graduated in that language subject.
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