|Exam Duration||2 papers of 2 hours each||9 papers of 3 hours each|
|Type of Paper||Objective||Descriptive|
|Type of Questions||MCQs||Descriptive|
|Total Number of Questions||CSAT: 80 questions
GS: 100 questions
|Usually, 20 questions per paper|
|Marking Scheme||+2 for correct answer, negative marking of 1/3 of 2 marks||No negative marking|
IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Prelims
The Prelims’ stage of IAS exam pattern 2022 consists of 2 papers, both conducted on the same day. The question type in both papers is objective with one right answer out of several multiple choices.
IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Mains
IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Interview Round
The interview round is the final stage of the UPSC exams. If you are able to make it into this round, know that you did so by clearing through the written segments of one of the toughest exams in the world, and give yourself a pat on the back.
In this round, a panel of unbiased and competent individuals will take your interview in order to test your personality.
The maximum marks allotted for the interview round for a candidate is 275, which brings the maximum marks of the final merit list to 2025 (1750 of the Mains exams + 275 of the interview round)
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