UPSC Exam Pattern 2023: Prelims, Mains and Interview

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UPSC Exam Pattern 2023: The UPSC CSE 2023 Exam will be conducted in three stages and candidates have to be ready to face these three stages in order to successfully prepare for the UPSC CSE 2023 Exam.

Stage Name of Stage Type of Paper
Stage I Preliminary (Prelims) Exam – Selection of candidates for the Stage II Objective Type Papers
Stage II Mains Exam Conventional Type Papers
Stage III Personality Test

UPSC Exam Pattern Prelims Stage  1

Paper Subject Name Maximum Marks Time Duration
Paper I General Studies I 200 2 hr’s
Paper II General Studies II 200 2 hr’s

  1. In both of the question papers, there will be multiple choice questions of the objective type and each question paper will last two hours.
  2. A qualifying paper with a minimum pass percentage of 33% is required for the UPSC CSE 2023 General Studies Paper-II.
  3. In addition to the English-language question paper, the UPSC IAS paper will also be available in Hindi.

UPSC Exam Pattern Negative Marking Rule

In the case of a candidate’s incorrect answers marking a question incorrectly in the stage I or objective-type question paper, there will be a one-third (1/3rd) penalty or negative marking or negative marking of the marks assigned to that question.

UPSC Exam Pattern 2023
UPSC Exam Pattern 2023

UPSC Exam Pattern Mains Stage  2

It is anticipated that UPSC CSE 2023 Mains written examination will consist of the following papers:

Qualifying Papers
Paper Subject Name Maximum Marks Time Duration
Paper A Among the languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, the candidate selected one of the Indian languages from that list 300 3 hrs
Paper B English 300 3 hrs
Papers to be Count for Merit
Paper I Essay 250 3 hrs
Paper II General Studies I 250 3 hrs
Paper III General Studies II 250 3 hrs
Paper IV General Studies III 250 3 hrs
Paper V General Studies IV 250 3 hrs
Paper VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 3 hrs
Paper VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 3 hrs
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750
Personality Test – Interview 275
Grand Total 2025

UPSC Exam Pattern Personality Test Stage  3

The candidate is required to take a Personality Test after passing the written examination. In the Personality Test, most of the questions are based on general topics of interest. UPSC interview rounds or personality tests are intended to ensure that the candidate is qualified for a career in public service by an objective and knowledgeable Board of UPSC observers.

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FAQ’s related to UPSC Exam Pattern 2023

In the year 2023, will UPSC be holding an examination?

In May 28, 2023, there will be an UPSC CSE exam held by the UPSC for the first time in its history.

The UPSC 2023 current affairs program is scheduled to last for how many months?

Although UPSC does not specify an exact time limit on the preparation for the civil service examination, aspirants are encouraged to take part in as much current affairs preparation as possible during the period from May 2022 to April/May month, 2023.

Would you be able to tell me when the new form of IAS will be released in 2023?

A UPSC notification for the UPSC CSE 2023 exam will be released on the official website of UPSC on the 1st February 2023, and the application form will be released on the same date, which means you have until the 21st February 2023 to apply for the UPSC CSE 2023 exam.

In order to prepare for the CSE 2023 exam, what can I do?

To be able to prepare for the UPSC CSE exam, a candidate must be familiar with the UPSC CSE exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly. To cover all the sections of the syllabus properly, at least one year will be required to prepare for the UPSC CSE exam.

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