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THE COMPLETE OVERVIEW FOR UPSC CSE ASPIRANTS

UPSC CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION:

Every student has dream to serve the nation. In the aspect of this lakhs of students start’s preparing for UPSC. In this article Infotruck.in will give you the complete overview of UPSC CSE .

The Civil service examination is conducted by the UPSC (Union of public service commission)board every year with about 800-1200 posts. Lakhs of aspirant’s apply for it but few very are achieving it. The success ratio of these exams is 0.01%. Clearing the CSE (Civil service examination) will get you a ticket for entry in to the LBSNAA (Lal Bahadur Shastri national academy of administration) where the bureaucrats and the diplomats are trained. The CSE will allow you to choose and get into the umbrella of 24 services offered such as

IAS (Indian administrative service)

IPS (Indian police service)

IFS (Indian foreign service)

IRS (Indian revenue service) and more.

  Pre-preparation

  1. Be thorough with the UPSC Syllabus. It is the most important part of your preparation.

  2. Get the UPSC dates & check the UPSC schedule

  3. Have a piece of clear information about the UPSC format and pattern.

Civil service examination pattern

     The Civil service examination is conducted in three phases

                     1.preliminary

                     2.Mains

                     3.Personality test(Interview)

   Preliminary

PaperPaper natureNo.of questionsNo.of marksNegative marking
General Ability Test (GAT)
Merit ranking1002001/3rd
Civil service aptitude test (CSAT)
Qualifying802001/3rd
Total  400 

   The negative marking is 1/3rd for the wrong answer. The minimum qualifying mark for the CSAT is 33%(0.66 marks).GAT will be evaluated if you qualify in CSAT.

    Mains

        After qualifying the preliminary you can appear for the Mains exam. Mains exam consists of 9 papers, the duration will be 5-7days, 2 papers were conducted each day. The entire papers are of descriptive type.

PaperSubjectMarksDurationNature
Paper ACompulsory Indian language3003hrsQualifying
Paper BEnglish3003hrsQualifying
Paper 1Essay2503hrsMerit
Paper 2General Studies 1(GS 1)2503hrsMerit
Paper 3General Studies 2( GS 2)2503hrsMerit
Paper 4General Studies 3(GS 3)2503hrsMerit
Paper 5General Studies 4(GS 4)2503hrsMerit
Paper 6Optional subject 12503hrsMerit
Paper 7Optional subject 22503hrsMerit
Total 1750  

The language papers A & B are just qualifying in nature, the rest of the papers 1-7 are of merit ranking, they are considered in the final calculation. The Candidate must score a minimum of 25% marks in papers 1-7. Qualifying in mains while take you the UPSC board to face the final interview. The paper A is not compulsory for the candidates belonging to the state of Arunachal Prades, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Naga land. General papers consist of the following concepts.

           General Studies 1

                 *Indian Heritage and Culture

                 *Geography of the world

                 *History

                 *Society

         General Studies 2

                *International relations

               *Polity

               *Governance

               *Constitution

               *Social Justice

         General Studies 3

BIODIVERSITY

ENVIRONMENT

SECURITY

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

           

  General Studies 4

       *Ethics

       *Integrity

       *Aptitude

The list of the optional subject is:

AgricultureAnimal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceAnthropologyBotanyChemistry
Civil engineeringCommerce & AccountancyEconomicsElectrical engineeringGeography
GeologyHistoryLawManagementMathematics
Mechanical engineeringMedical  sciencePhilosophyPhysicsPsychology
Political science and international relationsPublic AdministrationSociologyStatisticsZoology

        The list of literature optional subjects:

AssameseBengali BodoDogriGujarati
HindiKannadaKashmiriKonkaniMaithili
MalayalamManipuriMarathiNepaliOriya
PunjabiSanskritSanthaliSindhiTamil
TeluguUrduEnglish  

      Interview (Personality test)

                This is the last step in the IAS Exam preparation. It is officially called as a personality test. The purpose of this interview is to check whether the candidate is suitable for a career in the civil services, whether the candidate has the potential to demonstrate good administrative skills.

     It carries 275 marks finally makes the total 2025.

   Most of the candidates where confused that this interview is about the knowledge test, but it isn’t that, the name it’s says it is a personality test. A candidate knowledge is tested in the preliminary and mains exams, this test only for testing your personality, your way of approaching a question. The interview panel consists of a Chairman (who will be a UPSC member)+4board members (who are experts chosen from different fields).

The questions are asked on the DAF(detailed application form) which consists of your bio.the questions are mostly asked on the place of the birth of the candidate, hobbies, issues of the home state, current national issues There is no definite answer for any questions, the answers will vary depending upon the candidate.

                   Knowledge+Skills = Success

Knowledge alone doesn’t play a role it includes mental alertness and the right strategy.

Who can apply?

            Thecandidate must have a recognized university degree (UGC ACT 1956), there is no minimum passing percentage required. the candidate must have attended a minimum of 21 yrs to appear for the Civil service examination.

    THE AGE CRITERIA AND NO OF ATTEMPTS: 

CATEGORYMaximum.Age limitNo.of attempts
GENERAL32 years6 attempts
OBC (OTHER BACKWARD CLASS)35 years (3years of relaxation)9 attempts
SC/ST (SCHEDULED CASTE AND SCHEDULED TRIBE)
37 years (5years of relaxation)Till the maximum.age of limit
PHYSICALLY DISABLED42 years (10years of relaxation)Both General & OBC Candidates 9 attempts
ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTIONS (EWS)32 years (No relaxation)6 attempts

Nationality criteria :

For IAS & IPS

    *Candidate must be an Indian citizen

For  other services

       *Candidate must be either

          a)Citizen of India or

          b)The subject of Nepal or

          c)The subject of Bhutan or

          d)A Tibetan refugee who came before 1st 1962

        e)A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bruma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

   The candidate belonging to the b) c) d) e) should furnish a certificate of eligibility issued by the government of India. They can take up the exam without getting the certificate but he/she will get the appointment only after the issue of the certificate.

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