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Timeline of the IAS Exam


When you are preparing to be an IAS, you have taken a Hercules task. Starting from the selection of an appropriate IAS Coaching, getting the syllabus, preparing a schedule and work according to the schedule, take the mock test, finally sitting for the IAS exam, wait for the results, then the interview, the entire process takes almost a year.

The thing is you have to work hard, be patient and continue you training at your IAS Coaching Institute to be selected for the final round.

In this post we will tell you the tentative timeline of the entire exam, so that you can make plan for the entire year accordingly and also give yourself a breathing space in the schedule and not overburden with the hard work. Glance on:

NOTIFICATIONFebruary/ March
IAS PRELIMS EXAMINATIONJune/ August
IAS MAINS EXAMINATIONProbably in December
PERSONALITY TESTMarch/ April/ May of the following year
FINAL RESULTJune/ July of the following year

Now, you see that this is almost more than a year process to clear the exam and the selection process. With such lengthy steps of the exam, it is natural that you will lose your patience and calmness. But to score well and reach your target, it is essential that you maintain your calmness and proceed with your studies and preparation at your IAS Coaching institute.

IAS EXAM PRELIMS PATTERN

SL. NO.NAME OF THE PAPERDURATION OF THE EXAMQUESTIONSMARKS
1Paper – I : General Studies2 Hours100200
2Paper – II : General Studies (CSAT)2 Hours80200

IAS EXAM MAINS PATTERN

SL. NO.PAPERNAME OF PAPERDURATIONMARKS
1Paper – ACompulsory Indian Language3 Hours300
2Paper – B(CSAT)English3 Hours300
3Paper – IEssay3 Hours250
4Paper – IIGeneral Studies I3 Hours250
5Paper – IIIGeneral Studies II3 Hours250
6.Paper – IVGeneral Studies III3 Hours250
7Paper – VGeneral Studies IV3 Hours250
8Paper – VIOptional Paper I3 Hours250
9Paper – VIIOptional Paper II3 Hours250

Personality Test or Interview – 275 Marks

This was all the information from our end for now to help you to make the schedule and start your IAS Exam preparation with your IAS Coaching assistance. Good luck!

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