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UPSC IAS Exam Pattern for 2019 Civil Services Exam

The preparation of UPSC Civil Services cannot be completed in a short span. Aspirants planning to appear for the civil services IAS Exam 2019 must go through the detailed UPSC IAS Exam Pattern. Here you can learn about the different stages of the exam with the time allotted for each exam and also the marks for each section.

UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2019

Indian Administrative Services (IAS) exam, conducted by Union Public Service Commission is an exam that requires great effort to clear. IAS Aspirants have to work round the year or at least few months in advance to be exam ready. In such instances, the UPSC IAS Exam Pattern is the best resource to help. It gives you a complete understanding of the IAS Exam with the different stages of the exam, the topics included in the exam along with the number of marks under each section. With this you get an idea to prepare yourself for every stage. Therefore, without wasting anytime, go through it right away.

Stages of IAS Exam 2019

The complete IAS Exam procedure is conducted in 3 phases:

  1. IAS Preliminary Exam: It consists of 2 tests: General Science – I and CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test).
  2. IAS Mains Exam
  3. Personality Test/Interview

IAS Exam Pattern for Prelims

First of all, you will have to clear the IAS Prelims Exam. Then, you must be searching for the IAS exam pattern for Prelims 2019, and here it is. As stated, the IAS Prelims consists of two compulsory papers.

Paper Topics included Duration Marks
Paper I (General Studies)
  • Indian History & National Movements
  • India & World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Government
  • Economy and Social Prospects
  • Environmental Studies
  • General Science
  • Current Affairs
 2 Hours  200
 Paper II (CSAT)
  • English Comprehension
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • Test for Mental Ability
  • Decision making and Problem solving
  • Basic Arithmetic & Data Interpretation
 2 Hours  200

Important points to note in IAS Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • Both the papers mentioned above shall be of objective type i.e., having multiple choice based questions.
  • This exam is a screening test and its marks will not be considered for preparing the Final Merit List.
  • There is negative marking with a penalty of 0.33 for each wrong answer.

IAS Mains Exam Pattern 2019

On clearing the IAS Prelims Exam successfully, you shall be eligible for appearing in the UPSC IAS Mains Exam. The IAS Paper pattern 2019 Mains exam is given below

Paper Type Topics included Duration Marks
Paper A Qualifying Any one of Indian languages 3 Hours 300
Paper B English 3 Hours 300
Paper I Merit Based Essay 3 Hours 250
Paper II  General Studies I 3 Hours 250
Paper III  General Studies II 3 Hours 250
Paper IV  General Studies III 3 Hours 250
Paper V  General Studies IV 3 Hours 250
Paper VI  Optional Paper I 3 Hours  250
Paper VII  Optional Paper II 3 Hours  250
Total  1750

IAS Exam Pattern for Interview

The interview round for IAS Exam tests the communication and personality skills of a candidate before choosing him/her for the IAS Officer post. Hence, you can understand the things you need to work upon. The IAS Exam interview round consists of 275 marks. The marks of both the mains exam and the interview round will contribute for preparing the final selection list.

We hope that we could explain you the complete UPSC IAS Exam pattern. Hence, its your turn now, to brace yourself for the upcoming exam. We will keep informing you about all updates on IAS Exam 2019. Subscribe to our notifications to avoid missing any updates.

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RRB ALP 2nd Stage Syllabus and Exam Pattern – Download in PDF

Are you aspiring to be a Loco Pilot? If Yes, then RRB has released the exam pattern of 2nd stage CBT exam for recruitment of Assistant Loco Pilot. Check out the complete RRB ALP Exam Pattern and RRB ALP Syllabus here-

RRB ALP Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

RRB ALP had released the official exam pattern for 1st stage CBT exam earlier this year. According to the official notification, they have mentioned subject wise no. of questions. As the 1st stage CBT is over and candidates are eagerly waiting for results, we have brought for you detailed syllabus for 2nd stage CBT to make the preparation for second stage CBT smooth and swift. As per the latest update, subject wise, no. of questions has been released for every section. Candidates who are preparing for RRB ALP can download the latest syllabus and exam pattern from this article. It is very important that you know the entire syllabus and exam pattern before preparing for the exam. So, go through the detailed subject-wise syllabus and design your plan of study accordingly.

RRB ALP Exam Pattern

RRB ALP exam is conducted in 4 phases:

  • First Stage CBT
  • Second Stage CBT
  • Computer-Based Aptitude Test
  • Document Verification.

Second Stage CBT Exam Pattern

Part Name of the Subject No. of Questions Duration
 Mathematics  100  90 mins
 General Intelligence & Reasoning
 Basic Science & Engineering
 General Awareness on Current Affairs
 Part B  Relevant Trade  75  60 mins
 Part A & B  Total  175  2 hrs 30 mins
  •  There is a negative marking in both the First & Second stage CBT.
  • 1/3rd of the marks allotted to a question will be deducted from a wrong answer.
  • If you qualify both the stages, you will be called for a computer-based aptitude test.

RRB ALP 2nd stage CBT Syllabus:

RRB ALP Syllabus for the 2nd stage CBT was notified earlier this year by Railway Recruitment Board. Knowing the syllabus well can always turn your preparation a lot easier. Below is the complete syllabus for 2nd stage CBT;

Part A

Subject wise syllabus
Mathematics Number system, BODMAS, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages,
Mensuration, Time and Work; Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Geometry
and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics, Square Root, Age Calculations, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern etc.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships,
Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Conclusions and decision making,
Similarities and differences, Analytical reasoning, Classification, Directions, Statement – Arguments and
Assumptions etc
Basic Science and Engineering Engineering Drawing (Projections, Views, Drawing Instruments,
Lines, Geometric figures, Symbolic Representation), Units, Measurements, Mass Weight and Density, Work Power
and Energy, Speed and Velocity, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Levers and Simple Machines, Occupational
Safety and Health, Environment Education, IT Literacy etc.
General Awareness on Current Affairs Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics
and any other subjects of importance.

Part B

Engineering Discipline (Diploma/Degree) Relevant trade for the Qualifying test to be selected from
Electrical Engineering and the combination of various streams of Electrical Engineering Electrician/ Instrument Mechanic/ Wiremen/ Winder (Armature)/ Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
Electronics Engineering and the combination of various streams of Electronics Engineering Electronics Mechanic/ Mechanic Radio & TV
Mechanical Engineering and the combination of various streams of Mechanical Engineering Fitter/ Mechanic Motor Vehicle/ Tractor Mechanic/ Mechanic Diesel/ Turner/ Machinist/ refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic/ Heat Engine/ Millwright Maintenance Mechanic
Automobile Engineering and the combination of various streams of Automobile Engineering Mechanic Motor Vehicle/ Tractor mechanic/ Mechanic Diesel/ Heat engine/ Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
HSC (10+2) with Physics and Maths Electrician/ Electronics Mechanic/ Wireman

First Stage CBT Exam Pattern

Name of the Subject  No of Questions
 Mathematics  20
 General Intelligence and Reasoning  25
 General Science  20
 General Awareness & Current Affairs  10


Download RRB ALP Syllabus 2018

Mathematics General Intelligence & Reasoning General Science General Awareness & Current Affairs
-Number System
-Ratio & Proportion
-Time & Work
-Time & Distance
-Simple & Compound Interest
-Profit & Loss
-Elementary Statistics
-Square Roots
-Age Calculation
-Calendar & Cloak
-Pipes & Cistern
-Alphabetical & Number Series
-Coding & Decoding
-Mathematical Operation
-Venn Diagram
-Data Interpretation & Sufficiency
-Conclusion & Decision Making
-Similarities & Differences
-Analytical Reasoning
-Directions Statement
-Argument & Assumption
-Life Science
-Earth Science
-Astronomy & Space Technology
-Computer & Mobile Technology
-Invention & Technology
-Military Technology
-Science & Technology
-Miscellaneous Topics

Now that you are well aware of the RRB ALP Exam Pattern and RRB ALP Syllabus for 2018, you can start your preparation accordingly. If you have any questions or suggestions from us, do write down in the comment section below.

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SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern & Selection Process

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern & Selection Process

Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC GD Constable notification on 21st July 2018, according to the revised annual exam calendar. The online application process will start soon after. And it’s time you start preparing for the exam now, if you haven’t started already. It’s advisable to go through the latest exam pattern and format before venturing into preparation mode. Here, we will be discussing the complete selection process and SSC GD Constable in detail. Scroll down to read more.

SSC GD Constable Selection Process

  1. Written Test
  2. Physical Standard Test
  3. Physical Efficiency Test
  4. Medical Test

SSC GD Constable Exam Pattern

Let us have a look at the exam pattern for all the phases.

Written Test

The questions (objective type) will be of Matriculation level.

Section No. of Qs Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 25 25 2 hours
General Awareness 25 25
Numerical Ability 25 25
English/Hindi 25 25
Total 100 100

Physical Standard Test

Standard Male Female
Height 170 cm 157 cm
Weight Proportionate to height and medical standards Proportionate to height and medical standards
Chest Unexpanded: 80 cm

Expanded: 85 cm

Physical Efficiency Test

Race Male Female
Ladakh 1.6 km in 6 min 800 m in 4 min
Other Regions 5 km in 24 min 1.6 km in 8 min

Medical Test

Visual Acuity Unaided (Near Vision) Uncorrected Visual Acuity (Distant Vision) Refraction Color Vision
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye Visual correction of any kind is not permitted even by glasses CP-III by ISIHARA
N6 N9 6/6 6/9
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