IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Prelims
The Prelims’ stage of IAS exam pattern 2022 consists of 2 papers, both conducted on the same day. The question type in both papers is objective with one right answer out of several multiple choices.
Assuming that the table given above is able to sufficiently inform you about the total marks and time duration of the 2 papers of the Prelims exams, there are some important points that I’d like to add:
- Paper 1, often known as the GS paper, consists of 100 questions with negative marking. Every correct answer will get you 2 points, while each incorrect response will cost you 1/3rd of that, or 66 points You will not receive or lose any marks if you opt to leave questions unanswered.
- Paper 2, often known as the CSAT paper, has 80 questions, the majority of which have negative grading. Each correct answer is worth 2.5 points, whereas incorrectly answering a question with negative marking is worth 1/3rd of that, or.83 points. Certain questions designed to test your decision-making abilities will not penalise you if you answer them incorrectly. In addition, queries that are left unanswered will not earn or cost you any points.
IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Mains
Assuming you understood the table, here are some important points I’d like to add:
Two of the UPSC Mains exam’s nine papers are qualifying language papers, namely English and any other Indian language. Each language paper has a maximum score of 300. In these two papers, a score of 25% is required to pass. The grades earned in these papers will not be used to determine a student’s ranking.
- Both language papers feature 100-point essay questions, 60-point reading comprehension questions, 60-point precis writing questions, 40-point translation-based questions, and 40-point grammar-based questions.
- If you don’t get at least 25% of the total 300 points in the two language papers, UPSC will not examine the remainder of your mains papers for further examination.
- Apart from the two language papers, you can write all of the papers in any language you like as long as it is listed in the Indian Constitution’s 8th schedule.
IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Interview Round
The interview round is the final stage of the UPSC exams. If you are able to make it into this round, know that you did so by clearing through the written segments of one of the toughest exams in the world, and give yourself a pat on the back.
In this round, a panel of unbiased and competent individuals will take your interview in order to test your personality.
The maximum marks allotted for the interview round for a candidate is 275, which brings the maximum marks of the final merit list to 2025 (1750 of the Mains exams + 275 of the interview round)
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