Structure of Examination


  • The following table clearly illustrates the structure of Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) Exam −

Type Description Marks
Preliminary Test (PT) General Studies Paper I Objective Type 200
Aptitude Test Paper - II Objective Type 200

Main Examination (Written Test)

Note: eligible ONLY after passing PT

Paper - I Indian Language (Hindi) 200
Paper - II Essay 200
Paper - III General Studies - I 200
Paper - IV General Studies - II 200
Paper - V General Studies - III 200
Paper - VI General Studies - IV 200
Paper - VII Philosophy & Sociology 200
Total (Mains) Marks 1400

Personality Test

Note: eligible ONLY after passing Main Exam

Interview 150

Grand Total

(PT Marks did not include)



  • The Preliminary Examination (PT) consists of two papers carrying 200 marks each.

  • The Preliminary Examination is of Objective Type (having multiple choice questions).

  • Only PT qualifying candidates are allowed for the Main Exam.

  • There is scheme of negative marking for incorrect answers (in PT).

  • For every incorrect answer, 50% marks will be deducted as penalty, e.g. each question carries 2 marks, so for wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted from the correct answer.

  • However, if a candidate chooses not to give an answer rather leave it blank, no penalty will be charged.

  • Each paper will be of two hours duration.

  • The written examination consists of seven papers.

  • Marks obtained in PT are just qualifying and hence no role in final selection or ranking.

  • Marks obtained in rest seven papers (from Paper I to Paper VII of written exam) and in interview play major role in the final selection or ranking.

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