Jun 142015


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UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONUPSC is India’s Central agency authorized to conduct Civil Services Examination (CSE), Engineering  Service Examination, Combined Defence Service (CDS) Examination, National Defence Academy (NDA) Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Indian Economical Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination, Geologist’s Examination and Central Armed Police Force (Assistant Commandant) Examination.


Civil Services Examination (CSE)

  • Civil Service, The backbone of the Indian Government machinery constitutes all the departments which run the State administration. A highly competitive and challenging area, it involves a variety of Jobs in different departments, Compared to private sector jobs this profession has job security. The prestige and power that comes along with these top-notch jobs in a definite reason for anybody to join this profession. The salary, allowances and facilities like healthcare, housing, conveyance etc. also make it a lucrative profession.
  • Entry into the IAS, IPS and the Central Service, Group A and Group B is through the All India Combined Competitive Examination for the Civil Services conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in different centers spread all over the country. Anyone thinking of taking up Civil Service, should have an idea how difficult it is to get in as lakhs of candidates apply for the around 1000 vacancies that may arise. So once you decide to appear in Civil Service exam, one should be prepared to slog endlessly.

Post under Civil Service: Services / posts to which recruitment is to be made through the examination are:

  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
  3. Indian Police Service (IPS).
  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’.

Plan of Examination: Civil Services Examination is conducted in two stages.

  1. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
  2. Civil Services (Main) Examination.

Educational Qualification: Degree of a recognized university or equivalent.

Age limit:  21 to 30 years of age, relaxation of 3 years to OBC and 5 years to SC/ST category candidates.

Attempts: For General Category – 6 attempts

For OBC Category – 7 attempts

For SC/ST Category – No Limit

How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website                                                                      http:www.upsconline.nic.in


Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination:

  • This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. 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 post. Only those candidates who are declared by the commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year are eligible for writing the Main Examination of that year.
  • The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (Multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks. The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi.

General Studies – Paper I (200 Marks)

General Studies – Paper II (200 Marks) – Popularly referred as Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT).

Note: There is negative marking in the preliminary Examination and for every wrong answer 1/3rd mark would be deducted from your score.


Syllabus of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination

General Studies – Paper I – Duration 2 Hours

  • Current events of National and international importance.
  • History of India 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

General Studies – Paper II – Duration 2 Hours

  • 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).
  • English language comprehension skills (Class X level).
  • Questions relating to English language comprehension skills of class X level (Last item in the Syllabus of paper –II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
  • The questions will be of multiple choices, objective type.

Note: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the papers of civil services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil services (Prelim) Examination.

Civil Services (Main) Examination:

  • Main Examination consists of two stages (i) Written examination and (ii) Personality test (Interview) based on the cumulative mark in two stages candidates are recruited on the merit system.
  • The Civil Services Main Examination is designed to test the academic talent of the aspirant, also his/her ability to present his/her knowledge in a clear and coherent manner. The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
  • With the revised syllabus from 2013 onwards candidates required to write 7+ 2 papers in the main examination, all of them are descriptive type.


Qualifying Papers

Paper A (300 Marks)

One of the Indian languages to be selected by the candidate from the languages included in the eighth schedule of constitution.

Paper B English (300 Marks)

Note: The two qualifying paper marks are not included in the merit.

Papers to be counted for merit

Paper-I Essay 250 Marks

Paper- II General studies – I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the world and Society) – 250 Marks.

Paper –III General Studies –II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and international relations) – 250 Marks

 Paper –IV General studies –III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) – 250 Marks

Paper- V General Studies –IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) – 250 Marks.

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 2075 Marks

List of optional Subjects Provided by UPSC


      Agriculture                Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
      Anthropology                Botany
      Chemistry                Civil Engineering
      Commerce & Accountancy                Economics
      Electrical Engineering                Geography
      Geology                History
      Law                Management
      Mathematics                Mechanical Engineering
      Medical Science                Philosophy
      Physics                Political Science and International Relations
      Psychology                Public Administration
      Statistics                Zoology


List of literature Subjects include Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Personality Test:

  • The candidates will be interviewed by a board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of their career. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the service. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in is/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own state or country, as well as in modern currents of thoughts and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well–educated youth.
  • The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal mental qualities of the candidate. The board will pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of observation and assimilation, balance of judgement and alertness of mind, intiative, tact, capacity for leadership; the ability for social cohesion, mental and physical energy and power of practical application; integrity of character; and other qualities such as topographical sense, love for out-door life and the desire to explore unknown and out of way places.


Tentative Date of ExaminationCivil Services Preliminary ExaminationNotification – May / JuneCSP Examination – August

Civil Services Main Examination

Mains Application after the Declaration of Preliminary Examination Result (October)

Mains (Written) Examination- December (Tentative)

Merit List – Final Result – June