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UPSC Civil Service

UPSC Civil Service
 

About UPSC Civil Service Examination Schedule and Subject list

About UPSC Civil Service Examination Schedule and Subject list

1 UPSC Advertise normally in the month of May in EMPLOYMENT NEWS
2 Preliminary Examination of objective type held every year in AUGUST.
3 Preliminary examination result - OCTOBER.
4 Mains Examination Descriptive type test held in - DECEMBER.
5 Mains Examination result - MARCH
6 Oral Interview (viva - voce) APRIL-MAY at New Delhi.
7 Final Result – MAY

(A) Preliminary Examination

The Examination consists of two papers.
Paper I: General Studies (200 Marks, Duration Two Hours) 200 Marks
  Current events of national and international importance.  
  History of India and Indian 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 initiative, etc.  
  General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change – that do not require subject specialization.  
  General Science.  
Paper II: Aptitude Test (200 Marks Duration Two Hours) 200 Marks
  Comprehension  
  Interpersonal skill 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, cables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)  
  English Language comprehension skills (Class X level)  
  Total 400 Marks

Note :

  1. Both the question papers are of objective type (multiple choice questions).
  2. Medium English and Hindi

(B) Main Examination

The written Examination consists of the following papers.
Qualifying Papers :
Paper-A One of the Indian Language (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). 300 marks
Paper-B English 300 marks
Papers to be counted for merit
Paper 1 Essay 250 marks
Paper 2 General Studies - I
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
250 marks
Paper 3 General Studies –II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
250 marks
Paper 4 General Studies –III
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250 marks
Paper 5 General Studies –IV
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
250 marks
Paper 6 Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 marks
Paper 7 Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 marks
  Total Marks 1750 marks

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below :

Note :

  1. The papers on Indian Languages and English (Paper A and Paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
  2. Evaluation of the papers, namely, 'Essay', 'General Studies' and Optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on 'Indian Languages' and 'English' but the papers on 'Essay', General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance of who attain such minimum standard as may be fixed by Commission at their discretion for the qualifying papers on 'Indian Language' and 'English'.
  3. The paper A on Indian Language will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of runachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
  4. Marks obtained by the candidates for the Paper I-VII only will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all of these papers.

List of optional subjects for Main Examination : (Any One) :

1. Agriculture 14. Management
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science 15. Mathematics
3. Anthropology 16. Mechanical Engineering
4. Botany 17. Medical Science
5. Chemistry 18. Philosophy
6. Civil Engineering 19. Physics
7. Commerce and Accountancy 20. Political Science and International Relations
8. Economics 21. Psychology
9. Electrical Engineering 22. Public Administration
10. Geography 23. Sociology
11. Geology 24. Statistics
12. History 25. Zoology
13. Law 26. Literature of any one of the following languages :
Assamese, Bengali , Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and, English.
Note :
(a) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
(b) Each paper will be of three hours duration.
(c) Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the Qualifying Language papers
Paper-A and Paper-B, in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or inEnglish.
(d) Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in any one of the languages mentioned above may, if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in the language opted by them. Candidates should, however, note that if they misuse the above rule, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to them and in extreme cases; their script(s) will not be valued for being in an unauthorized medium.
(e) The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.
(f) The details of the syllabi are set out in Part B of Section III.

(C) Personality Test : 275 Marks

Total – (B) Main Examination - 1750 Marks + (C) Personality Test – 275 Marks = 2025 Marks

Note : If any confusion prevails about the UPSC Civil Service Examination or its syllabus or any other point, please refer upsc website (www.upsc.gov.in) as well as employment news in which detailed advertisement of examination is published.

Recruitment is made in following services through Civil Services Exam

1 Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
2 Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
3 Indian Police Service (IPS)
GROUP – A SERVICE
4 Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
5 Indian Audit & Accounts Service
6 Indian Customs and Central Excise Service
7 Indian Defence Accounts Service
8 Indian Revenue Service
9 Indian Ordnance Factories Service Group–A (Asst. manager, Non-technical)
10 Indian Postal Service
11 Indian Civil Accounts Service
12 Indian Railway Traffic Service
13 Indian Railway Account Service
14 Indian Railway Personnel Service
15 Posts of Assistant Security Officer, Group-A in Railway Protection Force
16 Indian Defence Estates Service
17 Post of Assistant Commandant, Group–A in Central Industrial Security Force
GROUP – B SERVICE
18 Central Secretarial Service, (Section Officer Grade)
19 Railway Board Secretariat Service, (Section Officer Grade)
20 Armed Forces, Headquarters Civil Service,(Assistant Civilian Staff Officer's Grade)
21 Custom Appraisers Service, Group-B
22 Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil Service, Group B
23 Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Police Service
24 Posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police in the Central Bureau of Investigation, Group –B
25 Pondicherry Civil Service
26 Pondicherry Civil Service
Note : It is advised to refer the Syllabus given in the "Employment News" of December every year.

Reference Book for General Studies and Optional Subjects

Sr. No. Details Download
1 UPSC-IAS : Gujarat Book List Download File Download File
[Gujarati | 19 kb]
 
 
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