UPSC CIVIL SERVICES

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  • ELIGIBILITY
  • SYLLABUS & EXAM PATTERN
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UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

UPSC-UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IS IN PREMIER CENTRAL RECRUITING AGENCY FOR:

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION

1.ALL INDIA SERVICES

2.GROUP-A

3.GROUP-B CENTRAL SERVICES.

ALL INDIA 24 SERVICES

  • (i) Indian Administrative Service.
  • (ii) Indian Police Service
  • (iii) Indian Foreign Service
CENTRAL SERVICES (GROUP A) GROUP B SERVICES
Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS)
Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)
Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)
Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)
Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES) Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)
Indian Forest Service (IFoS)
Indian Information Service (IIS)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)
Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT)
Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE)
Indian Trade Service (ITrS)
Railway Protection Force (RPF)
Education Age Attempts
General Degree (Any) 21 to 32 years 6 Attempts
OBC Degree (Any) 21 to 35 years 9 Attempts
SC/ST Degree (Any) 21 to 37 years No Restriction

3 TIER EXAMINATION SYSTEMS:

  1.     Preliminary  -May/June
  2.      Main Exams-Sep
  3.     Interview Test

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION (PRELIMINARY) TIER-I

OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTIONS

Paper-I:                                            General Studies                                            200 marks

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION (PRELIMINARY) TIER-I

OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTIONS

Paper-II:                                              General Studies                                           200 Marks

Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level)
  • Data interpretation
  • (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level)

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION MAIN TIER-II

QUALIFYING PAPERS

  • Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).    (300 Marks)
  • Paper-B (English)                                                                                      (300 Marks)

 PAPERS TO BE COUNTED FOR MERIT

  • Paper-I Essay                                                                                              (250 Marks)
  • Paper-II General Studies-I                                                                         (250 Marks)

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

  • Paper-III General Studies –II  (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)                                                                               (250 Marks)
  • Paper-IV General Studies -III                                                                     (250 Marks)

        (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

 Paper-V General Studies -IV                                                                         (250 Marks)

        (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

  • Paper-VI     Optional Subject – Paper 1                                                  (250 Marks)
  • Paper-VII   Optional Subject – Paper 2                                                   (250 Marks)
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks
LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS FOR MAIN EXAMINATION : LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS FOR MAIN EXAMINATION :
 (i) Agriculture  (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science  (xvii) Medical Science
(iii) Anthropology  (xviii) Philosophy
 (iv) Botany (xix) Physics
 (v) Chemistry (xx) Political Science and International Relations
(vi) Civil Engineering (xxi) Psychology
 (vii) Commerce and Accountancy  (xxii) Public Administration
(viii) Economics (xxiii) Sociology
 (ix) Electrical Engineering (xxiv) Statistics
(x) Geography (xxv) Zoology
(xi) Geology
 (xii) History
 (xiii) Law
 (xiv) Management
(xv) Mathematics

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION TIER-III INTERVIEW: 300 MARKS 

Interview Tests the following qualities

  • Personality
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Judgment
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Overall fitness for Public Service

Suitability Here

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