Everybody in India knows IAS and IPS , They are considered the most Powerful Government Services in India. Exam conducted to recruit IAS and IPS along with other 22 Central Civil services is UPSC Civil Services Exam. The Central Civil Services include IFS , IRS IT , IRS C&CE , IAAS , IRTS , IRAS , IDES ,IDAS , RPF AC etc. These services are considered the “Steel Frame of India”. They are the one who lead many central departments including Income Tax , Customs & GST , CAG , Railways , Defence etc.
WHAT IS UPSC ?
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISION is a Central Recruiting Agency which recruits candidates for Top Notch Administrative positions in India.
WHAT IS CIVIL SERVICES EXAM ?
Civil Services Examination is one of the most important examination conducted by UPSC. It is considered as the toughest exam in India. It is because of the positions it provides. IAS and IPS are 2 of the most wellknown posts among 24 lucrative positions that the exam offers. Among those 24 positions 19 of them belong to Group A and 5 belong to Group B.
(i) Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’.
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’
Candidates applying for UPSC CSE must have completed their Graduation.
UPSC CSE has 3 stages
- Preliminary Examination.
- Main Examination.
- Personality Test (Interview).
It has 2 papers
- General studies paper I – Marks considered for Merit
- General studies paper II (CSAT) – Qualifying in Nature
In CSAT , Candidates need to score a minimum of 33%.
Mains Examination consist of 9 papers out of which 2 language papers are qualifying in nature i.e. a candidate have to score a minimum of 25% and the remaining 7 papers were considered for merit.
- Compulsory Indian language – Qualifying in Nature
- English – Qualifying in Nature
- Essay Writing
- General Studies I
- General Studies II
- General Studies III
- General Studies IV
- Optional I
- Optional II
Both the Qualifying papers are of 300 marks and the remaining 7 papers which are considered for merit are of 250 marks , So a total of 1750 marks are considered for merit to declare the candidates who have cleared the Mains Stage.
|General studies||Topics covered||Total marks|
|General Studies Paper-I||Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society||250|
|General Studies Paper-II||Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations||250|
|General Studies Paper-III||Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management||250|
|General Studies Paper IV||Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude||250|
Indian Languages to choose
|S.No||List of Literature Optional Subjects|
Candidates have to choose any one of the Languages for their Compulsory Indian Language paper.
Optionals to Choose
|S. No||List of Optional Subjects|
|2||Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science|
|7||Commerce & Accountancy|
|20||Political Science & International Relations|
Candidates have to choose any one of the above subjects as their Optional paper I and II.
PERSONALITY TEST (INTERVIEW)
This is the final stage of the UPSC Civil Services Exam before the final results are declared. The Interview board consists of competent and unbiased observers who have a record of the candidate’s career. The Board would judge the candidate’s mental and social traits by asking questions of general interest. Some of the qualities that the board looks for are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, a balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity. The maximum marks allotted for the Interview Stage is 275, thus bringing the total marks for the merit list consideration to 2025.