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UPSC 365 Days

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Description

The civil service examination is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the union public service commission for recruitment to various civil services of the Government of Indian including the indian administrative service, Indian foreign service and Indian police Service etc.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination every year for recruitment to various prestigious positions in the Government of India.

Posts in UPSC

1. Indian Administrative Services
2. Indian Foreign Service
3. Indian Police Service
4. Indian p & T Accounts & Finance Service Group 'A'
5. Indian Audit and Account Service Group 'A'
6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
7.Indian Defence Accounts Service
8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) or IRS
9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
10. Indian Postal Service
11. Indian Civil Accounts Service
12. Indian Railway Traffic Service
13. Indian Railway Accounts Service
14. Indian Railway Personnel Service
15. Indian Railway Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)
16. Indian Defence Estates Service
17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
18. Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III)
19. Indian Corporate Law Service
20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer's Grade)
21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
23. Pondicherry Civil Service
24. Pondicherry Police Service

Age Limit & Relaxation: Between 21 to 32 years for Open

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Nationality: For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service and Indian Foreign Service the candidate must be a citizen of India.
For other services, the candidate must be one of the following:
1.A citizen of India.
2.A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
3.A Tibetan refugee who settled permanently in India before 1 January 1962.
4.A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Education Qualification: Candidates should have Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. Candidates who are in their final year or awaiting results are also eligible to appear for UPSC preliminary Examination.

Negative Marking: Negative Marking of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer.

No. of attempt Criteria:

Category

No. of Attempt

General ( open )

6 attempts

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

9 attempts

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

Unlimited ( Till age limit )

Physically Disabled

Unlimited ( Till age limit )

UPSC Exam Pattern

UPSC Prelim Exam Pattern

Paper Type No.of Questions Marks Duration
General Studies- I Objective 100 200 2 hrs
General Studies - II (CSAT) Objective 80 200 2 hrs

Important Points
1. The questions in the UPSC Pre exam are of the objective type or multiple choice questions (MCQS).
2. There is 'negative marking' in IAS exam for each Incorrect answer but only in the prelims stage the negative marking for incorrect answers will be 1/3rd (0.66) of the alloted marks of that questions.
3. The GS paper II (CSAT) in IAS exam is of qualifying nature and candidates should score a minimum of 33 percent in this paper to qualify to the next stage of the IAS exam i.e the mains the negative marking for incorrect answers will be 1/3rd (0.83) of the alloted marks of that questions.
4. Blind candidates are given as extra 20 minutes for each paper in the IAS exam (Prelims).
5. It is Mandatory for the candidates to appear in both the papers of civil services prelims exam for the evaluation.
6. The marks scored by the candidates in the preliminary examination are not counted for the final score. It is only a screening test where candidates not securing the cut-off marks are eliminated.

UPSC Mains Exam Pattern

Paper

Subject

Duration

Total Marks

Paper A

Compulsory Indian language

3 hours

300

Paper B

English

3 hours

300

Paper I

Essay

3 hours

250

Paper II

General Studies I
(Indian heritage & culture, History & Geography of the world & Society)

3 hours

250

Paper III

General Studies II
(Governance, constitution, polity, social justice and International relations)

3 hours

250

Paper IV

General Studies III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management)

3 hours

250

Paper V

General Studies IV
(Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)

3 hours

250

Paper VI

Optional I

3 hours

250

Paper VII

Optional II

3 hours

250

The Optional subjects for Paper VI and VII of the mains examination have to be any one of the subjects from the following list:

General Studies I General Studies II General Studies III General Studies IV
Indian Heritage and Culture Governance Technology Ethics
History and Geography of the World Constitution Economic Development Integrity
Society Polity Bio-diversity Aptitude
Social Justice Environment
International relations Security and Disaster Management

The literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Important Points
1. The candidates can select their medium of writing the UPSC civil Services IAS mains Exam as Hindi or English or any other language listed in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.
2. The Indian languages included in the IAS exam are as per languages listed in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.
3. The Candidates who score above the prescribed cut-off marks in the IAS exam (Mains) will get the summons for the personality Test (last stage of UPSC exam).
4. The final ranking of the candidates is on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the Main Examination & personality Test/ Interview Round of the IAS Exam.

UPSC Interview/ Personality Test
The maximum marks alloted for the Interview Stage is 275. Candidates who clear the mains stage of the IAS exam with the required cut-off marks qualify to the final stage will be sent an e-summon by the commission for a face-to-face discussion round with the board members.In this round, the board assess the personality traits of the candidates and questions will be asked on their hobbies, current affairs, General knowledge, situation questions, General, Knowledge, Situations Questions etc based on the detailed application form (DAF) filled by them. The UPSC personality test will be held only in the upsc Bhavan in new delhi.