UPSC Mains Syllabus

Mains Syllabus

Qualifying Papers – Not counted for final ranking:

Paper ‐ A – Indian Language – Syllabus. (One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.) 300 Marks.
Paper‐ B – English Language – Syllabus . 300 Marks.

Papers to be counted for merit ranking:

Paper‐I  :- Essay – Syllabus. 250 Marks.
Paper‐II :- General Studies – I – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society).
Paper‐III :- General Studies –II – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).
Paper‐IV :- General Studies –III – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
Paper‐V :- General Studies –IV – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).
Paper‐VI :- Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks.
Paper‐VII :- Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks.