Syllabus for UPSC Mains Stage:
As we know that the Mains Round consists of 9 papers and it is mandatory to write all the 9 papers. Out of 9 papers, 7 papers are considered for final ranking. The remaining 2 papers are qualifying in nature, however, marks are not counted in the final result but passing the exam is mandatory.
The two qualifying papers for Civil Services Main Examination are:
- Paper A – Indian Language: Candidates will have to select one of the Indian languages selected from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.
- Paper B – English language.
Both of these papers are of 300 marks each.
Note 1: The papers on Indian Languages & English will be of Matriculation or Equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature.
Note 2: The candidates have to answer the English and Indian Language Papers in English or in the respective Indian Language (except translation).