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What is the UPSC Civil Services Exam? UPSC Syllabus, Civil Services(CSE)

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UPSC : The full form of the UPSC is the Union Public Service Commission. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the recruitment agency for high-level jobs in the central government. The Union Public Service Commission usually recruits for Group A and some bureaucratic positions at the B level. Recruitment for Groups C and D is done by other agencies/committees. UPSC is the central body in India that conducts exams like Civil Service Exam (CSE) to select candidates for top government agencies like IAS, IPS, IFS etc. UPSC recruits candidates both in the civil service and in the Defence service.

 


UPSC – Union Public Service Commission

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s central Government agency authorised to conduct the Indian Forest Service examination, Engineering Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Civil Services Examination, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geo scientist, Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination, Geologist Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice and Central and Combined Defence Services Examination. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s central Government agency authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination(IAS Exam, IPS Exam, IFS Exam), CAPF-AC Exam, IES Exam, CDS Exam, NDA Exam, Geologist Exam, SCRA Exam, IFoS Exam.

Official UPSC Website: https://www.upsc.gov.in

UPSC Services: Civil Services Examination IAS, Combined Medical Services (CMS), Central Armed Police Forces CAPF (AC) Exam, Indian Economic & Statistical Service (IES/ISS), Combined Defence Service (CDS), National Defence & Naval Academy (NDA/NA), Indian Forest Service (IFoS), Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination (SCRA), Geologist Examination and Engineering Service Examination (IES).

 

Exams for Selection into Civil Services Conducted By UPSC

  • Civil Services Examination (CSE)
  • Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS).
  • Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for selection of Assistant Commandant. (Executive) in CISF.
  • Combined Medical Services (CMS).
  • Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination.
  • Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam (SCRA).
  • Indian Forestry Services Examination (IFoS).
  • Central Armed Police Forces Examination (CAPF).
  • Engineering Services Examination (ESE).

Exams for Selection into Defence Services Conducted By UPSC

  • National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (I)
  • National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (II)
  • Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (I)
  • Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (II)

 

What is the full form of UPSC?

The full form of UPSC is Union Public Service Commission.

What is the UPSC Civil Services Exam?

The Civil Service Exam (CSE) is one of the most popular exams organized by The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It is widely known as “IAS exam” although CSE – Civil Services Exam is popular exam for recruiting candidates to top government Services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc.

The UPSC Civil Service Exam (CSE) consists of 3 stages.

The steps are :

  1. Preliminary Exam (objective)
  2. Main Exam (written)
  3. Interview (personality test)

 


What is the UPSC Syllabus for Civil Services(CSE) Exam?

There are 3 stages in the UPSC Civil Services(CSE) Exam – (i) Preliminary Exam (Objective Test), (ii) Main Exam (Written Test) and (iii) Personality Test (Interview).

Preliminary Exam (Objective Test) : The Civil Services Preliminary exam comprises two compulsory papers of 200 marks each (General Studies Paper-I and General Studies Paper-II). The questions will be of multiple-choice, objective type. The marks in prelims will not be counted for final ranking, but just for qualification for the main exam.

Main Exam (Written Test) : The written examination (main) will consist of nine papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for the final merit ranking. For the rest two papers, the candidate should secure minimum marks prescribed by the commission each year.

Interview (Personality Test) : The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest.

What is the educational requirement to attempt the UPSC Civil Services Exam(CSE)?

Any graduate can attempt the UPSC Civil Services Examination. The graduation can be in any stream. It can be a regular degree or distance education.

What is the UPSC age limit for the IAS Exam?

The minimum age : 21 years
The upper age limit : 32 years General Merit category, 35 years Other Backward Classes (OBC), 37 years Scheduled Classes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).



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