The pattern of IFS examination has been designed to test the academic expertise of a candidate and that candidate's ability to present himself/herself in a systematic and coherent manner. The examination pattern intends to assess the overall intellectual traits and understanding level of the candidates.
The UPSC IFS Exam 2020 is conducted in two stages namely, Prelims and Main, which are then followed by an interview.
The Prelims consists of two papers of 200 marks each.
Both the question papers are of the objective type (MCQ) of two hours each
The question papers will be set in both Hindi and English. However, questions related to English Language Comprehension skills would be provided only in English.
Blind candidates would be allowed an extra 20 minutes of time for each paper.
The General Studies Paper-II of the Preliminary exam will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
A. The written examination consists of the following papers:
|Paper-I||General English||300 Marks|
|Paper-II||General Knowledge||300 Marks|
|Paper-III||Any two subject to be selected from
the list of the optional subjects
(For Each Paper)
B. Interview Personality Test - 300 Marks
The candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects: