IAS Mains - All Stuff for Civil Services Mains Exam 2016
Road Map For IAS Mains
The objective of the Civil Services (Main) Examination is to select candidates
for the various A-Grade services and posts of the Union Government.
To achieve this U.P.S.C. has mentioned that the main examination is intended to
assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates
rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
So, to evaluate candidate’s this trait, the main examination will consist of
written examinations on various subjects. Written examination will consist of 9
papers, which carries total 2000 marks. In Main Examination General Studies
papers carries 600 marks (Two papers), along with two optional subjects which
carries 600 marks each (Two papers for first & second optional subjects, total
four papers), plus one Essay paper comprises 200 marks. So the total marks of
the Main Exam is 2000 marks. Moreover candidates must qualify the Compulsory
papers for evaluation of their Mains Optional papers, Hence Compulsory papers
are qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted
for ranking purpose.