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Indian Civil Service Exam

Indian Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), as a common examination for recruitment to various following services:

  • The Indian Administrative Service [IAS]
  • The Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • The Indian Police Service [IPS]
  • The Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Services
  • The Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  • The Indian Customs and Central Excise Service
  • The Indian Defence Accounts Service
  • The Indian Revenue Service
  • The Indian Ordinance Factories Services
  • The Indian Postal Service
  • The Indian Civil Accounts Service
  • The Indian Railway Traffic Service
  • The Indian Railway Accounts Service
  • The Indian Railway Personnel Service
  • The Indian Defence Estates Service
  • The Indian Information Service
  • The Indian Trade Service
  • The Assistant Commandant In The Central Industrial Security Service Force
  • The Central Secretariat Service
  • The Railway Board Secretariat Service
  • The Armed Force Headquarters Civil Service
  • The Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Administrative Services
  • The Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Services

NOTE: UPSC will allot above said services as per his/ her preference and rank in the above said examinations.

NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS & AGE LIMIT FOR INDIAN CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION:

  • For General Merit Candidates – 4 + 2 attempts. [Minimum age 21 years & Maximum age 32 years as on 1st August of appearing year ]
  • For other Backward Class Candidates – 7 + 2 attempts. [Minimum age 21 years & Maximum age 35 years as on 1st August of appearing year]
  • For SC/ST Candidates – No attempts limit [Minimum age 21 years & maximum age 35 years as on 1st August of appearing year]
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: Graduate / under graduate (UPSC will not consider percentage of marks or class in Degree)
  • PLAN OF IAS, IPS, IFS……… EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF PRELIMINARY EXAM, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW

CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF THREE STAGES:

STAGES

STAGE I – PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
(Date of Examination June 18th 2017) It consists of:

1. General Studies -1 100 multiple choice questions (each question carries 2 marks)…200 Marks
Examination timings: Morning 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM i.e. 2 Hours

2. CSAT- 2 80 multiple choice questions (each question carries 2.5 mark) …200 Marks
Examination timings: Morning 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM i.e. 2 Hours

STAGE II – MAIN EXAMINATION

It consists of : Total 9 Papers

1. Essay Paper …. 250 Marks

2. General Studies- 1…. 250 Marks

3. General Studies-2 …. 250 Marks

4. General Studies-3 …. 250 Marks

5. General Studies-4 …. 250 Marks

6. Optional subject –5&6…. 500 marks ( any Optional can be chosen by candidates from the below given list irrespective of their Degree subjects)

Total Marks from Above 7 Subjects …..Total Marks..1750

7. Language Papers (7&8) –Any one Indian Language & English (X Std level) Only Qualifying papers .Marks from language papers will not be added for the Final Ranking.

Note: No Indian language paper for the candidate from North Eastern States of India

INTERVIEW …………..275 Marks
Total Score 1750 +275 = 2025 ( Both Main Examination + Interview)

(MAIN EXAMINATIONS OPTIONAL SUBJECTS)

Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Indian History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Eng., Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology , Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology, Anthropology, Literatures.

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