UPSC Civil Services Exam

Every year UPSC calls application for Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services mentioned below:

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

Every year around 800-1000 candidates selected after the final process to join above-mentioned services (generally 60-80 gets IAS). The selection process starts with form filling for Preliminary Examination and ends after the result of Interview. After final selection, selected candidates have to go through the training process.

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam

The Preliminary Exam consists of two papers General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II. Paper I is of social studies, general science, and current affairs; while Paper II is an aptitude test to evaluate comprehension skills, quantitative aptitude, decision making and general aptitude. You may find detailed syllabus of these two papers here.

Application forms filling for Civil Services PT Exam start in Feb-March month, and exam held in May-June. The result of this exam comes in the month of July-August.

Civil Services Mains Exam

After getting selected in Mains Exam applicants are required to fill Detailed Application Form online and upload all required documents to become eligible for appearing in Mains exam.

Mains exams consist of two steps first, written test and then interview.

Written Test

Written test has nine papers of total 1750 marks. You may read the complete syllabus here

Personality Test or Interview

Personality test conducted for the students selected after the written test. All the candidates are summoned to UPSC, Delhi to on their respective interview dates to take the 275 marks interview.

For more detailed information about the exam, this year’s dates, syllabus, books, cut-off, number of vacancies, previous year’s trends and marks you may read here

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