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UPSC CSE Civil Services exam Syllabus 2023 , All india services IAS IPS IFS has released the Syllabus for CSE Civil Services exam Post. Interested candidates can check exam pattern download syllabus pdf at Upsc.gov.in. Meanwhile, Know the UPSC CSE Civil Services exam syllabus exam pattern, selection process below. In order to start preparation, candidates have to know the UPSC CSE Civil Services exam exam pattern and syllabus and the exam date 2023 .

UPSC CSE Civil Services exam Syllabus 2023 – exam Pattern, @ Upsc.gov.in

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UPSC CSE Civil Services exam Syllabus 2023

Candidates, who are applied for UPSC CSE Civil Services exam, have to know the exam pattern and marking scheme as well syllabus. For most exam notifications like CSE Civil Services exam syllabus, All india services IAS IPS IFS Release syllabus with advertisement notification. But most of the readers prefer web based syllabus for UPSC CSE Civil Services exam syllabus and pdf for detailed topics.  For that reason sarkari result provides UPSC upcoming syllabus topic wise as well as pdf format. Kindly, follow the below steps to download the syllabus and view the topics UPSC CSE Civil Services exam syllabus.

CSE Prelims exam pattern

Paper Questions & Time Marks
General Studies Paper I 100 Questions 200
General Studies Paper-II (CSAT – Qualifying only) 80 Questions 200 ( Marks not considered)
Total 200

  1. GS (General studies) >> 200 Marks
  2. CSAT (Aptitude test) >> 200 Marks

0.33 negative marks for wrong answers.

minimum qualifying marks mains exam of 33% in General Studies (prelims)

UPSC CSE prelims detailed syllabus

UPSC IAS / IFS /IFOS Mains Exam pattern

Paper Name of the Paper Marks allotted
A One of the Indian language to be selected by the candidate from the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the constitution(Qualifying only) 300 (Qualifying Only)
B English(Qualifying Only) 300 (Qualifying Only)
1 Essay Paper 250
2 General Studies I 250
3 General Studies II 250
4 General Studies III 250
5 General Studies IV 250
6 Optional Subject Paper I 250
7 Optional Subject Paper I 250
IAS Main (written)Total 1750
IAS Interview 275
Total 2025


Total papers = 9

2 Qualifying papers english & any national language.

each paper carries 300 marks 2 Hours durations.

Optional papers (any of 48 subjects) .

1 paper for essay

4 papers for GS (History & geography, polity, Economy, Ethics & aptitude)


Interview: 275 marks

upsc civils Total marks:

optional paper 2 = 600 marks

essay: 300 marks

4 papers gs  1200 marks

  1. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION: upsc cse syllabus

    The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

    1. Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
    2. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

    3. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
    4. Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.
  2. MAIN EXAMINATION: upsc cse syllabus

    The written examination will consist of the following papers :— Qualifying Papers :


    (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). 300 Marks


    English 300 Marks

    Papers to be counted for merit Paper-I

    Essay 250 Marks


    General Studies-I 250 Marks


    (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)


    General Studies -II 250 Marks

    (Governance, Constitution, Polity,

    Social Justice and International relations)


    General Studies -III 250 Marks

    (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


    General Studies -IV 250 Marks

    (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


    Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks


    Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

    Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks

    Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Personality Test 275 Marks

    Grand Total 2025 Marks

UPSC CSE Civil Services exam syllabus topics

Just like every government competitive examinations UPSC CSE Civil Services exam syllabus also contains, General knowledge, arithmetic ability, general awareness and English. The UPSC jobs exam duration, negative marks, questions wise weightage available in the pdf format. Also check the UPSC upcoming syllabus exam pattern above.

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upsc cse syllabus 2023 optional subjects

Language Script

Assamese Assamese

Bengali Bengali

Gujarati Gujarati

Hindi Devanagari

Kannada Kannada

Kashmiri Persian

Konkani Devanagari

Malayalam Malayalam

Manipuri Bengali

Marathi Devanagari

Nepali Devanagari

Odia Odia

Punjabi Gurumukhi

Sanskrit Devanagari

Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic

Tamil Tamil

Telugu Telugu

Urdu Persian

Bodo Devanagari

Dogri Devanagari

Maithilli Devanagari

Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki

Note : For Santhali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.

  1. upsc cse syllabus 2023 List of optional subjects for Main Examination :

    1. Agriculture
    2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    3. Anthropology
    4. Botany
    5. Chemistry
    6. Civil Engineering
    7. Commerce and Accountancy
    8. Economics
    9. Electrical Engineering
    10. Geography
    11. Geology
    12. History
    13. Law
    14. Management
    15. Mathematics
    16. Mechanical Engineering
    17. Medical Science
    18. Philosophy
    19. Physics
    20. Political Science and International Relations
    21. Psychology
    22. Public Administration
    23. Sociology
    24. Statistics
    25. Zoology
    26. Literature of any one of the following languages:

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.


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You can view in our syllabus section or download the UPSC CSE Civil Services exam Notification from below and view the selection criteria. Note download for latest 2023 vacancy CSE Civil Services exam. Mostly, every government competitive exam, including All india services IAS IPS IFS CSE Civil Services exam recruitment contains general aptitude & general awareness test. Detailed syllabus topics available within pdf 2023 notification, or follow our UPSC CSE Civil Services exam syllabus page for indicative syllabus & exam pattern.