IAS Exam Pattern 2017- Check Complete Prelims & Main Examination Pattern..!
IAS Exam Pattern 2017 will provide the details for the pattern that will be used for setting up the question paper. The candidates those who are appearing for the exam must have the details for the exam pattern. It will help them in preparing a strategy for the exam preparation. The exam will be conducted in two phases. First, the prelim exam will be conducted and then the main exam. In this article, we have provided the complete details for the exam pattern.
As the exam will be conducted in two phases, therefore we will be describing the IAS 2017 Exam Pattern for both the exams.
IAS Exam Pattern 2017 for Prelims Exam
|S.No||Name of Paper||Marks Allotted|
|Paper 1||General Ability Test (GAT)||200 Marks|
|Paper 2||English Language and Aptitude||200 Marks|
The provided table has the list of all compulsory papers, and the marks allotted, which would be furrther used to calculate Merit-
|Papers||Title of the Paper||Marks Allotted|
|Paper 1||Essay writing||250 Marks|
|Paper 2||General Studies–I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)||250 Marks|
|Paper 3||General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)||250 Marks|
|Paper 4||General Studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)||250 Marks|
|General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)||250 Marks|
|Paper 6||Optional Subject – Paper 1||250 Marks|
|Paper 7||Optional Subject – Paper 2||250 Marks|
|Sub Total in the written Test||1750 Marks|
|Personal Interview||275 Marks|
|Grand Total ( for merit calculation)||2025 Marks|
Candidates who will be declared qualified in preliminary examination followed by Main Examination will be called to attend the personality Test of 275 Marks. This personality test/ interview round includes the psychometric Test, Assessment Test, and the Personal Interview. The marks attained in the Personality Test will be used by the commission to deduce the final merit list of selection.
List of the Optional Subjects for Main Exam-
Along with one literature paper, candidates have to choose any of the below mentioned optional subjects.
Language Included in the 8th Schedule of the constitution
According to the IAS Exam Pattern 2017, the candidates need to qualify any of the mentioned language papers contained in the 8th Schedule. The paper will be qualifying in nature. Also, they will have to select literature of any of the mentioned languages:
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