|Category||Minimum Age Limit for UPSC||Maximum Age Limit for UPSC||No of Attempts|
|SC/ST||21||37||Unlimited (Up to age limit)|
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages
|Stage 1: Preliminary||Stage 2A: Mains||Stage 2B: Personality Test|
Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
Paper I: General Studies - 100 Questions (200 Marks)
Paper II: CSAT - 80 Questions (200 Marks)
i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration
ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
Paper-A Language - 300 Marks
Paper-B English - 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit:
Paper-I: Essay - 250 Marks
Paper-II: General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) - 250 Marks
Paper-III: General Studies - II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) - 250 Marks
Paper-IV: General Studies - III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) - 250 Marks
Paper-V: General Studies - IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) - 250 Marks
Paper-VI: Optional Subject - Paper 1 - 250 Marks
Paper-VII: Optional Subject - Paper 2 - 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) - 1750 Marks