UPSC

ABOUT UPSC EXAM- (FOR IAS/IPS/IFS/ GROUP ‘A’ & ‘B’


ELLIGIBILITY FOR UPSC:

1. Educational – Candidate should be Graduate in any stream or must have degree equivalent to graduation. E.g. BBA, B.A., MBA, BE, ETC 2. Age Limits –
General

2. Age Limit

General Category - 21-32 yrs. (6 attempts)

OBC- 21-35 yrs. (9 attempts)

SC/STs – 21-37 yrs., no limits

ABOUT POSTS - Common exam for various posts

Indian Administrative Service. (IAS) Indian Foreign Service. (IFS)

Indian Police Service (IPS)

Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).

Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force,

Group ‘A’

Group ‘A’
Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’. Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).

Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'. Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'.

PRELIMS EXAM – Prelims Exam consists of 2 papers. Paper – I General Studies & Paper –II CSAT (Aptitude test). Each paper carries 200 marks. Total marks -

400. All the questions are objective types & also has penalty of 1/3rd marks for negative marking. No negative marking for decision-making questions in 2nd

Paper. MAIN EXAM - The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies

to be filled in the year in the various Services and Posts. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible to the Main Examination. The Main exam is a written exam, which consists of 9 papers.

INTERVIEW - The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth. Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and Posts.

REVISED PAPER PATTERN FOR MAIN EXAMINATION


1. PAPER 1 - INDIAN LANGUAGE PAPER - 300 MARKS

(MARKS NOT COUNTED, PASSING MANDATORY)

2. PAPER 2 – ENGLISH - 300 MARKS

(MARKS NOT COUNTED, PASSING MANDATORY)

3. PAPER 3 – ESSAY (WITH THE MEDIUM YOU DECIDE) – 250 MARKS

4. GENERAL STUDIES (PAPER 1) -

5. GENERAL STUDIES (PAPER 2) -

6. GENERAL STUDIES (PAPER 3) -

7. GENERAL STUDIES (PAPER 4) -

8. OPTIONAL PAPER 1 (SUBJECTS 1 )

9. OPTIONAL PAPER 2 (SUBJECT 1)


A) TOTAL COUNTABLE MARKS FOR MAINS - 1750 MARKS

B) INTERVIEW MARKS - 275 MARKS

GRAND TOTAL ------ 2025 MARKS