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    Download Civil Services Main Physics Exam Previous Years Question Papers

    The Union Public Service Commission recruits people in the Civil Services through the Civil Services Examination held all over India. The candidates have to sit for a preliminary exam before being shortlisted for the Civil Services Main Examination. On successfully passing this test, candidates are called for an Interview.

    Exam pattern:

    This examination is held in a span of almost one month. The exam consists of nine papers and each candidate has to sit for each of the nine papers. Physics, an optional subject in this exam is selected by many. Physics being a core subject of the science background student is in high demand as an optional subject in the Civil Services Main Examination.

    Syllabus for Physics of Civil Services Main Exam:

    Physics Paper I has questions on the following concepts:-

    Thermal and Statistical Physics
    Electromagnetic Theory & Black Body Radiation
    Electricity and Magnetism
    Physical Optics
    Special Relativity, Waves, and Geometric Optics
    Classical Mechanics

    Paper II of Physics encompasses the following:-

    Quantum Mechanics I
    Quantum Mechanics II and Atomic Physics
    Particle Physics and Solid State Physics
    Nuclear Physics
    Molecular Physics

    Duration of Physics paper in Civil Services Main Exam:

    Each of the papers in Physics carries questions of 300 marks and is of three hours duration. This time is enough for the candidates to complete the paper as science subjects do not require much detailed writing.

    Scoring pattern:

    Clear diagrams with good labeling fetches full marks. Well-analyzed answers are given special credit. No scope of negative marking in the two papers.

    Previous year question papers of Physics:

    Aspiring candidates can download previous year physics questions from the attachment.

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