UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 Notification is out!

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 Notification is out! The wait is over! The exam will be called CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2013 AND INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION – COMMON PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION.

Dates of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 Notification

  • The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 on 26 th  May, 2013.
  • The commencement of filling online application shall start from 5 th March, 2013 and conclude on 4 th April, 2013 [till 11.59 PM].
  • Websites to refer : Commission’s website or

Mains Syllabus Chains in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013

The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
Section 2 English Comprehension  & English Précis 100 Marks
(Of Matriculation/ Xth standard level)
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

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Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks.
Grand Total 2075 Marks
{Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below (Group 1).
However, a candidate can opt for the literatures of a language, indicated in Group-2 below para 2, as an optional subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject}.
(i) Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers (Paper I-VII) will be counted for merit ranking. However,
the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.

Official UPSC Notification can be downloaded at the below links :

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