UPSC IAS Exam syllabus 2016 Exam pattern, paper solution available at

By | October 6, 2016

UPSC IAS Exam syllabus 2016 Exam pattern, paper solution with concerned subjects is available at official site Union Public Service Commission is now all set to announce their IAS exam syllabus, exam pattern, paper solution and other related material of exam. Board members every year organize this Indian Administrative Service exam for the interested candidates of the nation. In fact; in large number of candidates is registered their name for the mentioned posts whenever authority releases this recruitment notification. In this page candidates can get complete details about mentioned exam. Direct link to download the exam material is also provided here. Official site is

UPSC IAS Exam syllabus 2016:

At regular time period; Board members of UPSC releases their job notification for hiring best and qualified candidates in the civil services. In this page we have mentioned details like courses asked in the exam, topics, exam pattern, previous year’s papers, etc.  As we all know that IAS is one of the hardest exams held by the UPSC. Involved applicants need to work hard in right direction to crack the exam. Once the candidates will crack this exam they will get everything such as bright future, high post, good salary and other benefits.

UPSC Indian Administrative Service Exam pattern 2016:

Board members organize this exam in three various phases. First of all they will organize prelims exam in which MCQ based questions. Candidates who qualified in first phase only those applicants will be eligible for the next phase which is mains exam. In this written exam is applicable. Candidates who clear both the round will be called for the last phase which is interview.

Exam Manner:

  • First Phase: Prelims Exam
  • Second Phase: Mains Exam
  • Third Phase: Interview

Exam patterns for Prelims Test:

As we all know that to get select in first round candidates need to appear in the prelims exam of IAS. It is based on OMR exam pattern. Exam will be divided in the two sections or two papers. Both papers are based on MCQ. Total question asked in the exam is of is 200 marks. Time duration to attempt the paper is 10 minutes. In paper 1 question asked from general knowledge.


  • Current affairs
  • History of India
  • World Geography
  • Economical affairs
  • General awareness
  • Indian Politics

Exam patterns for mains Test:

As we all know that to get select in second round candidates need to appear in the mains exam of IAS. Candidates who clears prelims exam only those can appear for the mains exam.  It is written type exam pattern. This exam is also divided in two parts. first is any language of your preference and second is English. It is compulsory exam and marks will be not counted.


  • Comprehension
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • General mental ability
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • Basic numeric problems
Paper No. Subject consisting Marks
Paper – 1


Essay writing in Any Language 250
Paper-2 General Knowledge on Indian Heritage and Culture 250
Paper-3 General Knowledge 2  Governance, Social Justice, Constitution, politician and International relations) 250 marks
Paper-4 General Knowledge

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

Paper-5 General Knowledge Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude 250


Optional Subject – Paper 1 250
Paper-7 Optional Subject – Paper 2 250

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