UPSC Exam 2010 : Syllabus For Main and Prelims Examination

UPSC Syllabus for M

The examination will consist of two papers.

Paper I General Studies
150 marks
Paper II One subject to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out in Para 2 below
300 marks
Total :
450 marks

2. List of optional subjects for Preliminary Examination.

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Indian History

Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Political Science
Public Administration

Note (i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

(iii) Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates will, however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes at each paper.

B. Main Examination

The written examination will consist of the following papers

Paper I
One of the Indian languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Scheduled to the Constitution.
300 marks
Paper II
300 marks
Paper III
200 marks
Papers IV and V
General Studies
300 marks for each paper
Papers VI, VII, VIII and IX
Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects set out in para 2 below. Each subject will have two papers.
300 marks for each paper

Interview Test will carry 300 marks.


(i) The papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature; the marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

(ii) Evaluation of the papers, namely, 'Essay, General Studies' and 'Optional subjects' of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on 'Indian Languages' and 'English' but the papers on 'Essay', 'General Studies' and 'Optional Subjects' of only such candidates will be taken cognizance of as attain such minimum standard as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion for the qualifying papers on 'Indian Language' and 'English' and, therefore, the marks in 'Essay', 'General Studies' and 'Optional Subjects' will not be disclosed to those candidates who fail to obtain such minimum qualifying standard in 'Indian Language' and 'English'

(iii) The paper-I on Indian Languages will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachanl Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland and also for candidates hailing from the State of Sikkim.

Literature of one of the following languages :

Arabic, Assamese, Bodo, Bengali, Dogri, Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili,  Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

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