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.
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
|Paper||Paper nature||No.of questions||No.of marks||Negative marking|
|General Ability Test (GAT)||Merit ranking||100||200||1/3rd|
|Civil service aptitude test (CSAT)||Qualifying||80||200||1/3rd|
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.
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.
|Paper A||Compulsory Indian language||300||3hrs||Qualifying|
|Paper 2||General Studies 1(GS 1)||250||3hrs||Merit|
|Paper 3||General Studies 2( GS 2)||250||3hrs||Merit|
|Paper 4||General Studies 3(GS 3)||250||3hrs||Merit|
|Paper 5||General Studies 4(GS 4)||250||3hrs||Merit|
|Paper 6||Optional subject 1||250||3hrs||Merit|
|Paper 7||Optional subject 2||250||3hrs||Merit|
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
General Studies 2
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
The list of the optional subject is:
|Agriculture||Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science||Anthropology||Botany||Chemistry|
|Civil engineering||Commerce & Accountancy||Economics||Electrical engineering||Geography|
|Mechanical engineering||Medical science||Philosophy||Physics||Psychology|
|Political science and international relations||Public Administration||Sociology||Statistics||Zoology|
The list of literature optional subjects:
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:
|CATEGORY||Maximum.Age limit||No.of attempts|
|GENERAL||32 years||6 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 DISABLED||42 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.
click the link to know more: https://www.upsc.gov.in/
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