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    Download Civil Service Main Philosophy Exam Previous Years Question Papers

    The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services Examination every year to appoint personnel in the Civil Services. This exam consists of three stages-Preliminary, Mains, and Interview.

    Pattern of Exam:

    Philosophy is an optional subject in this exam. It is further divided into two papers namely Paper I and Paper II. Candidates can choose Philosophy as one of their optional subjects if they are comfortable with it.

    Syllabus for Philosophy of Civil Service Main Exam:

    Paper I of Philosophy is all about the history and problems of Philosophy. Works of Aristotle, Moore, Russell etcetera are thoroughly discussed in this paper.

    Paper II has the following chapters:-

    Socio-Political Philosophy
    Philosophy of Religion

    Duration of Philosophy paper in Civil Service Main Exam:

    Each paper of Philosophy is of three hours in duration. Candidates are asked descriptive questions based on the above syllabus. The total mark is 300 of each paper.

    Scoring pattern:

    Candidates are given marks based on the fulfillment of the question asked in his or her question. Good writing skills and neat flow of content is absolutely necessary besides good knowledge to get into the merit list.

    Previous years question papers of Philosophy:

    Candidates can download the sample papers of Philosophy provided in the attachments.

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