UPSC EXAM

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ELIGIBILITY NORMS

1

QUALIFICATION

Any degree

2

SELECTION PROCESS

1. Preliminary Exam
2.Main exam & 3.Personality test/Interview
4.Physical Qualification
5.DocumentVerification

3

EXAMINATION FEE

1.Candidates ( excepting Female / SC / ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee ) are required to pay fee of 100/-
2.Candidates admitted to the Main Examination will be required to pay a further fee of 200/-

4

APPLY MODE

ONLINE

AGE LIMIT:

 

Category

Maximum Age

No. of Attempts

General

32

6

OBC

32+3=35

9

SC/ST

32+5=37

As many as upto age limt

Physically disabled (Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedic)

32+10=42

if general then 9,OBC then 9 SC/ST- then upto age limt

J&K domicile

if general then 32+5=37, OBC then 32+5+3=40,SC/ST then 32+5+5=42,PH then 32+5+10=50

depending on above categories viz.Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled

Disabled serviceman discharged from duty

if general then 32+3=35 OBC then 32+3+3=38 SC/ST then 32+3+5=40

depending on above categories viz.Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled

Ex-serviceman with five years duty* specific condition on page2 of notification

if general then 32+5=37 OBC then 32+5+3=40 SC/ST then 32+5+5=42

depending on above categories viz.Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled

POSTING:

Indian Administrative Service or IAS

Indian Foreign Service or IFS


Indian Police Service or IPS

Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
Indian Audit and Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
Indian Defence Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) or IRS
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
Indian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts Service
Indian Railway Traffic Service
Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Railway Personnel Service
Indian Railway Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)
Indian Defence Estates Service
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)
Indian Corporate Law Service

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
Pondicherry Civil Service
Pondicherry Police Service

Engineering Services Examination
Geologists Examination
Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam
National Defence & Naval Academy
Combined Defence Services Examination
Combined Medical Services Examination
Indian Economic / Statistical Service
S.O./Stenographer Limited Departmental Competitive Exam
Central Police Forces (Assist Commandants)

PROCEDURE OF SELECTION:

Several measures are being used to measure their administrative potential. These measures are tested through the process of three tier exam i.e. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview Test. Thus, aspiring candidates must complete a three-phase process to crack the civil services exam :
Stage 1 – Preliminary Test
Stage 2 – Main Exam
Stage 3 – Personality Test / Interview

STAGE 1:PRELIMINARY EXAM PATTERN

UPSC Prelims Papers

Total Number of questions

Total Marks

Mark for each correct answer

Negative Mark for each incorrect answer

Total Duration

General Studies Paper-I

100

200

+2

-0.66

2 hours

CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) Paper – II

80

200

+2.5

-0.83

2 hours

STAGE II:MAIN EXAM PATTERN

  Paper Subject

Marks

Qualifying Papers Paper A One of the Indian languages to be selected by the candidate (Qualifying)

300

  Paper B English (Qualifying)

300

Papers to be counted for merit

Paper I Essay

250

Paper II General Studies I (Indian heritage and culture, history and geography of the world and society)

250

Paper III General Studies II (Governance, constitution, polity, social justice and international relations)

250

Paper IV General Studies III (Technology, economic development, biodiversity, environment, security and disaster management)

250

Paper V General Studies IV(ethics, integrity and aptitude)

250

Optional Subject – Paper 1 One paper on the subject to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects

250

Optional Subject – Paper 2 One paper on the subject to be selected by the candidate from the list of optional subjects

250

  Total (Mains Written Test) Marks for Final Ranking

1,750

STAGE III:INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW MARKS – 250

STAGE IV: PHYSICAL QUALIFICATION

  • There is no height, weight and chest girth minimum requirement as such for candidates for the IAS unlike the technical services. However, if the candidates’ measurements are disproportionate as regarded by the medical board, the candidates can be hospitalized for investigation and chest X-ray can be taken. Please note the technical services have certain minimum requirements.

  • Candidates should have proper vision in the eyes. Corrections permitted are spectacles, CL and refractive surgery like LASIK, ICL, IOL, etc. Those who have myopia with macular degenerative changes will be declared unfit for service in the IAS. People with squint in the eyes are fit for service. Night blindness is also not a ground for candidates to be declared unfit.

  • Blood pressure over 140/90 should be subjected to further testing in the hospital to ascertain whether the abnormal BP is temporary due to excitement, etc. and not an indication of any disease. Only candidates free from any complication of hypertension will be declared fit for service.

  • Only candidates free from any complication of diabetes mellitus will be declared fit for service.

  • Hearing ability of the candidate should be ‘good’ in each ear and he/she should also be free from any disease of the ear. In case of defect, the candidate should be subjected to further tests to see if the defect can be remedied by a hearing aid or an operation.

  • Pregnant female candidates will be fit except for those services that require physical training. In such cases, the candidates will be declared fit after confinement.

  • Candidates’ teeth should be in ‘good order’.

  • The heart and lungs of the candidate should be fine.

  • There should not be any abdominal disease.

  • The feet, hands and limbs are well-formed and there should be no restriction on joint movements.

  • There should not be any congenital malformation or defect.

  • There should not be any sign of acute or chronic disease indicating an impaired constitution.

  • Candidates should bear marks of efficient vaccination.

  • The candidates should not have any communicable diseases.

  • Candidates with grade I haemorrhoids are declared fit.

  • Diseases like hernia, varicose veins, hydrocele, haemorrhoids, etc. are declared temporarily unfit and should be declared fit after successful surgery.

  • Candidates with malignancies at the time of entry to service are declared unfit.

  • Candidates with transplanted organs are declared unfit. Exception is made only for corneal transplant.

STAGE V: DOCUMENT VERIFICATION

  • Certificates and Mark sheets of qualifying examinations.
  • Aadhar card.
  • Proof of Educational Qualifications.
  • Date of Birth Certificate / S.S.C
  • School Study Certificate
  • Declaration by the Unemployed (For claiming examination fee exemption)
  • No Objection Certificate from Employer (if anywhere employed)

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