civil services


The Civil Services Mains examination is in written format and aims to test the academic talent and the ability of the candidate to present the answers in a clear and coherent manner. The Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth and understanding of the candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.

IAS Exam is conducted in three successive stages

  • 1. Preliminary Examination - 200 Marks
  • 2. Mains Examination - 1750 Marks
  • 3. Personal Interview - 275 Marks

IAS Preliminary Exam Schedule

  • There are Two Papers in IAS Pre Exam
  • Paper I - General Studies - 100 Questions and 200 Marks
  • Paper II - C-SAT Exams 80 Questions and 200 Marks.
  • Allowed time is 2 Hours for Each Paper.
  • Nature of Exam is Objective type Only
  • Syllabus of Preliminary Exam.

Civil Services Main examination Schedule

  • 9 Papers in Civil Services mains exams
  • 2 Papers Hindi and English are Compalsury Only there weightage 300 Marks. Time is 3 Hours.
  • 7 Papers are Merit Paper - Total Marks 1750

IAS Mains - 7 Papers Schedule

Paper Subject Marks Time
I Essay (Hindi & English only Qualifying Nature ) 250 3hr
II General Studies-I (Indian Heritage & Culture.) History and Geography of the World and Society 250 3hr
III General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relation) 250 3hr
IV General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Envirolment, Security, Disaster Management) 250 3hr
V General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity And Aptitude) 250 3hr
VI General Studies-V (Optional Subject-Paper 1) 250 3hr
VII General Studies-VI (Optional Subject-Paper 2) 250 3hr

List Of Optional Subjects For Mains Examination

Agriculture Syllabus Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Syllabus
Anthropology Syllabus Arabic Syllabus
Botany Syllabus Chemistry Syllabus
Civil Engineering Syllabus Commerce & Accountancy Syllabus
Economics Syllabus Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Geography Syllabus Geology Syllabus
History Syllabus Law Syllabus
Management Syllabus Mathematics Syllabus
Mechanical Engineering Syllabus Medical Science Syllabus
Philosophy Syllabus Physics Syllabus
Political Science Syllabus Psychology Syllabus
Public Administration Syllabus Sociology Syllabus
Statistics Syllabus Zoology Syllabus