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List of optional subjects and language for mains exam UPSC civil services 2013

Group-1 (Optional subjects for civil service exams 2013)

Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Anthropology
Botany
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
History
Law
Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science and International
Relations
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology

Group-2 (Literature of any 1 of the following languages)

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

UPSC Mains Examination pattern 2013

Civil services written examination pattern 2013

Paper 1
Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
Section 2 English Comprehension & English Précis 100 Marks (10th standard level)

Paper 2
General Studies–I 250Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the Worldand Society)

Paper 3
General Studies –II 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper 4
General Studies –III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper 5
General Studies –IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper 6
Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks

Paper 7
Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks

Personality Test 275 Marks

Grand Total 2075 Marks

UPSC notification 2013, last date of application 4th April 2013

Last date of receipt of applications : 4/4/2013

How to apply: http://www.upsconline.nic.in/

Exam Patter Preliminary Examination

2 compulsory papers of 200 marks each

1. Objective type (multiple choice questions)

2. English Language Comprehension

Duration: 2 hours with 20 minutes extra for blind candidates

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General awareness for IAS prelims 2013

Name the Venezuelan President who died fighting against cancer recently.
Hugo Chavez

Name the Miss India Earth 2012 who will act in her career's first hindi film Zaalim Dilli.
Prachi Mishra

Name the electric car with a range of 100kms on full charge that is set to be launched by Mahindra.
Reva e2o

Which company has developed 3D printer creating solid objects in plastic with a computer command?
Fabbster

What is the total number of matches India has won under the captaincy of Dhoni who broke the record of Sourav Ganguly?
22

Expand LNG. (Hint: Gas)
Liquefied Natural Gas

Name the chess player to achieve the Grandmaster title to win the 'A' category of Cannes Festival which was held in the French city.
Akshayraj Kore

Who became 2nd fastest Indian player to score 1,000 runs in Test cricket?
Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Which bank received capital repatriation of $100 million from its British subsidiary?
ICICI bank

Which airport in Odisha got Rs.145 crore terminal by Airport Authority of India?
Biju Patnaik Airport

 
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