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    Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    I m student of BE Mechanical 5th semester, I want to know about IAS & IPS exams. When will I be able to appear these exams & what should I Do for the preparation for these.

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    Number of attempts:

    Four (4)attempts for general category, seven (7) for OBCs and no limit for SCs/STs.

    Preliminary Examination:

    Preliminary Exam is meant to serve as the screening stage/qualifying round only. The exam is held in the month of May every year and it consists of two objective type papers which carry a maximum of 400 marks in the following manner:
    a) General Studies - 200 Marks & 2 hours in duration
    b) Aptitude - 200 Marks & 2 hours in duration

    Civil Services Mains Exam

    The Main written examination comprises a total of nine (9) papers of two types:
    a) 2 papers of non-ranking types
    b) 7 papers of ranking type

    Non-ranking Papers:
    Two papers of non-ranking type include:

    Paper I: Indian language, to be selected by the candidate out of languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution, and - 300 marks
    Paper II: English, which is a compulsory paper - 300 marks

    Ranking Papers:

    Paper III: Essay - 200 marks
    Paper IV & V: General Studies - 300 marks per paper
    Paper VI, VII, VIII, IX: Two optional subjects with two papers each - 300 marks per paper

    Segments/portions of General Studies paper:
    There are 4 segments in GS paper 1:

    a) History of Modern India & Indian culture
    b) Geography of India
    c) Constitution of India & Indian Polity
    d) Current National Issues & Topics of Social Relevance

    There are 5 segments in GS paper 2:

    a) India & the World
    b) India's Economic Interaction with the World
    c) Developments in the field of Science & Technology, IT and Space
    d) International Affairs & Institutions
    e) Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams

    List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

    a) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    b) Anthropology
    c) Botany
    d) Chemistry
    e) Civil Engineering
    f) Commerce and Accountancy
    g) Economics
    h) Electrical Engineering
    i) Geography
    j) Geology
    k) History
    l) Law
    m) Management
    n) Mathematics
    o) Mechanical Engineering
    p) Medical Science
    q) Philosophy
    r) Physics
    s) Political Science and International Relations
    t) Psychology
    u) Pubic Administration
    v) Sociology
    w) Statistics
    x) Zoology
    y) Literature of one of the following languages:Arabic, Assamese, Bodo, Bengali, Dogri, Chinese, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

    Notes:

    a) Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combinations of subjects:

    i) Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
    ii) Commerce & Accountancy and Management
    iii) Anthropology and Sociology
    iv) Mathematics and Statistics
    v) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    vi) Management and Public Administration
    vii) Of the Engineering subjects, viz., Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering–not more than one subject
    viii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
    b) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type
    c) Each paper will be of three hours duration. Blind candidates will, however be allowed an extra time of thirty minutes at each paper.

    d) The question papers other than language papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    If you want full detail information about UPSC, you have to follow official websites,i can't explain here detail because its very vast.Please follow: www.upsc.gov.in ,www.upscportal.com etc

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    Union Public Service Commision
    PLAN OF EXAMINATION
    The competitive examination comprises two
    successive stages:
    (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective
    Type) for the selection of candidates for Main
    Examination; and
    (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and
    Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various
    services and posts.
    2. The Preliminary Examination will consist of two
    papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and
    carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in
    sub‐section (A) of Section‐II. This examination is meant
    to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in
    the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are
    declared qualified for admission to the Main
    Examination will not be counted for determining their
    final order of merit. The number of candidates to be
    admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve
    to thirteen times the total approximate number of
    vacancies to be filled in the year in the various Services
    and Posts. Only those candidates who are declared by
    the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary
    Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to
    the Main Examination of that year provided they are
    otherwise eligible for admission to the Main
    Examination.
    3. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying
    marks in the written part of the Main Examination as
    may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall
    be summoned by them for interview for a Personality
    Test vide sub‐section ‘C’ of Section‐II. Marks obtained in
    the papers will be counted for ranking. The number of
    candidates to be summoned for interview will be about
    twice the number of vacancies to be filled.
    APPENDIX‐I
    Section‐I
    PLAN OF EXAMINATION
    The competitive examination comprises two
    successive stages:
    (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective
    Type) for the selection of candidates for Main
    Examination; and
    (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and
    Interview) for the selection of candidates for the
    various services and posts.
    2. The preliminary Examination will consist of two
    papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions)
    and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set
    out in sub‐section (A) of Section II. This examination is
    meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks
    obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the
    candidates who are declared qualified for admission to
    the Main Examination will not be counted for
    determining their final order of merit. The number of
    Candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination
    will be about twelve to thirteen times the total
    approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the
    year through this examination. Only those candidates
    who are declared by the Commission to have qualified
    in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be
    eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that
    year provided they are otherwise eligible for
    admission, to the Main Examination.
    Note I: The Commission will draw a list of candidates
    to be qualified for Civil Service (Main) Examination
    based on the total qualifying marks as may be
    determined by the Commission, of the two papers put
    together.
    Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main
    Examination (written part as well as interview) would
    determine their final ranking. Candidates will be
    allotted to the various Services keeping in view their
    ranks in the examination and the preferences
    expressed by them for the various Services and Posts.
    Section‐II
    Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main
    Examinations.
    A. Preliminary Examination
    The Examination shall comprise two compulsory
    papers of 200 marks each.
    Note:
    (i) Both the question papers will be of the objective
    type (multiple choice questions).
    Note II: There will be negative marking for incorrect
    answers (as detailed below) for all questions except
    some of the questions where the negative marking will
    be inbuilt in the form of different marks being
    awarded to the most appropriate and not so
    appropriate answer for such questions.
    (i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every
    question. For each question for which a wrong answer
    has been given by the candidate, one‐third (0.33) of
    the marks assigned to that question will be deducted
    as penalty.
    (ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will
    be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given
    answers happen to be correct and there will be same
    penalty as above for that question.
    (iii) If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by
    the candidate; there will be no penalty for that
    question.
    3. The Main Examination will consist of written
    examination and an interview test. The written
    examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional
    essay type in the subjects set out in sub‐section (B) of
    Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying
    in nature. Also see Note (ii) under Para I of Section II
    (B). Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers
    (Paper–I to Paper‐VII) and Marks obtained in Interview
    for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
    4. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying
    marks in the written part of the Main Examination as
    may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion,
    shall be summoned by them for an interview for a
    Personality Test, vide sub‐section ‘C’ of Section II. The
    number of candidates to be summoned for interview
    will be about twice the number of vacancies to be
    filled. The interview will carry 275 marks (with no
    minimum qualifying marks).
    Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the
    Main Examination (written part as well as interview)
    would determine their final ranking. Candidates will
    be allotted to the various services keeping in view
    their ranks in the Examination and the preferences
    expressed by them for the various services and posts.
    Section‐II
    Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main
    Examination.
    A. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :
    The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory
    Papers of 200 marks each.
    Note :
    (i) Both the question papers will be of the objective
    type (multiple choice questions).
    (ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and
    English. However, questions relating to English
    Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be
    tested through passages from English Language only
    without providing Hindi translation thereof in the
    question paper.
    (iii) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of
    Section III.
    (iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind
    candidates will however; be allowed an extra time of
    twenty minutes at each paper.
    B. Main Examination
    The written examination will consist of the following
    papers:
    Paper‐I
    Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
    Section 2 English Comprehension
    & English Précis‐ 100 Marks
    (of Matriculation/
    Xth standard level)
    Paper‐II
    General Studies–I 250 Marks
    (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography
    of the World and Society)
    Paper‐III
    General Studies –II 250 Marks
    (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and
    International relations)
    Paper‐IV
    General Studies –III 250 Marks
    (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity,
    Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
    Paper‐V
    General Studies –IV 250 Marks
    (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
    Paper‐VI
    Optional Subject – Paper 250 Marks
    Paper‐VII
    Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks
    Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks
    Personality Test 275 Marks
    Grand Total 2075 Marks
    (ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and
    English. However, questions relating to English
    Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be
    tested through passages from English language only
    without providing Hindi translation thereof in the
    question paper.
    (iii) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of
    Section III.
    (iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind
    candidates will; however, be allowed an extra time of
    twenty minutes for each paper.
    B. Main Examination
    The written examination will consist of the following
    papers:
    Qualifying Papers:
    Paper‐ A
    (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‐I
    Essay 250 Marks
    Paper‐II
    General Studies–I 250Marks
    (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and
    Geography of the World and Society)
    Paper‐III
    General Studies –II 250 Marks
    (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and
    International relations)
    Paper‐IV
    General Studies –III 250 Marks
    (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity,
    Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
    Paper‐V
    General Studies –IV 250 Marks
    (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
    Paper‐VI
    Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks
    {Candidates may choose any optional subject from
    amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below
    (Group 1). However, a candidate can opt for the
    literatures of a language, indicated in Group‐2 below
    para 2, as an optional subject, only if the candidate
    has graduated in the literature of that particular
    language as the main subject}.
    NOTE:
    (i) Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers
    (Paper I‐VII) will be counted for merit ranking.
    However, the Commission will have the discretion to
    fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the
    examination.
    (ii) For the Language medium/literature of languages,
    the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as
    under:—
    Language Script
    Assamese Assamese
    Bengali Bengali
    Gujarati Gujarati
    Hindi Devanagari
    Kannada Kannada
    Kashmiri Persian
    Konkani Devanagari
    Malayalam Malayalam
    Manipuri Bengali
    Marathi Devanagari
    Paper‐VII
    Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks
    Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
    Personality Test 275 Marks
    Grand Total 2025 Marks
    Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects
    from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below :‐
    NOTE:
    (i) 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.
    (ii) 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’.
    (iii) The paper A on Indian Language will not,
    however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from
    the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya,
    Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.
    (iv) 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.
    (v) For the Language medium/ literature of languages,
    the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as
    under:—
    Language Script
    Assamese Assamese
    Bengali Bengali
    Gujarati Gujarati
    Hindi Devanagari
    Kannada Kannada
    Kashmiri Persian
    Konkani Devanagari
    Malayalam Malayalam
    Manipuri Bengali
    Marathi Devanagari
    Nepali Devanagari
    Oriya Oriya
    Punjabi Gurumukhi
    Sanskrit Devanagari
    Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic
    Tamil Tamil
    Telugu Telugu
    Urdu Persian
    Bodo Devanagari
    Dogri Devanagari
    Maithilli Devanagari
    Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki
    Note : For Santhali language, question paper will be
    printed in Devanagari script; but candidates
    will be free to answer either in Devanagari
    script or in Olchiki.
    2. List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
    Group‐1
    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    Nepali Devanagari
    Oriya Oriya
    Punjabi Gurumukhi
    Sanskrit Devanagari
    Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic
    Tamil Tamil
    Telugu Telugu
    Urdu Persian
    Bodo Devanagari
    Dogri Devanagari
    Maithilli Devanagari
    Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki
    Note: For Santhali language, question paper will be
    printed in Devanagari script; but candidates
    will be free to answer either in Devanagari
    script or in Olchiki.
    2. List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
    (i) Agriculture
    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    (iii) Anthropology
    (iv) Botany
    (v) Chemistry
    (vi) Civil Engineering
    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy
    (viii) Economics
    (ix) Electrical Engineering
    (x) Geography
    (xi) Geology
    (xii) History
    (xiii) Law
    (xiv) Management
    (xv) Mathematics
    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering
    (xvii) Medical Science
    (xviii) Philosophy
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology
    Group‐2
    Literature of any one of the following Languages:
    Assamese, Benga l i , Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi,
    Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, M a i t h i l i ,
    Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi,
    Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and
    English.

    If the candidate has had his/ her graduation in any of
    the following language mediums using the particular
    language medium for qualifying the graduate level
    examination, then he/she may opt for that particular
    language medium to answer all the question papers,
    except Section 2 of the Paper‐I (English comprehension
    and English précis).
    Assamese, Bengal i , Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada,
    Kashmiri, Konkani, M a i t h i l i , Malayalam, Manipuri,
    Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi,
    Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
    (iv) However, in the interest of maintaining the quality
    and standards of examination, a minimum number of
    25 (twenty‐five) candidates should opt for a specific
    language medium for answering the question papers in
    that language medium. In case there are less than 25
    (twenty‐five) candidates opting for any approved
    language medium (other than English or Hindi), then
    those candidates will be required to write their
    examination either in Hindi or in English only.
    (v) 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.
    (vi) The question papers (other than the literature of
    (xix) Physics
    (xx) Political Science and International Relations
    (xxi) Psychology
    (xxii) Public Administration
    (xxiii) Sociology
    (xxiv) Statistics
    (xxv) Zoology
    (xxvi) Literature of any one of the following
    languages:
    Assamese, B e n g a l i , Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi,
    Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, M a i t h i l i ,
    Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi,
    Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and
    English.
    NOTE:
    (i) The question papers for the examination will be of
    conventional (essay) type.
    (ii) Each paper will be of three hours duration.
    (iii) 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 in
    English.
    (iv) 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.
    (v) The question papers (other than the literature of
    language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.
    (vi) The details of the syllabi are set out in Part B of
    Section III.
    language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.
    (vii) The details of the syllabi are set out in Part B of
    Section III.
    General Instructions (Preliminary as well as Main
    Examination) :
    ((i) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In
    no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to
    write the answers for them. However, blind candidates will
    be allowed to write the examination with the help of a
    scribe. Blind candidates will also be allowed an extra time
    of thirty minutes at each paper @ ten minutes per hour.
    (ii) An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be
    permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability
    and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is
    affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function
    (minimum of 40% impairment) in the Civil Services (Main)
    Examination only. However, no scribe shall be permitted to
    such candidates.
    Note (1) : The eligibility conditions of a scribe, his/
    her conduct inside the examination hall and the manner
    in which an extent to which he/she can help the blind
    candidate in writing the Civil Services Examination shall be
    governed by the instructions issued by the UPSC in this
    regard. Violation of all or any of the said instructions shall
    entail the cancellation of the candidature of the blind
    candidate in addition to any other action that the UPSC
    may take against the scribe.
    Note (2) : For purpose of these rules the
    candidate shall be deemed to be a blind candidate if the
    percentage of visual impairment is Forty per cent (40%) or
    more. The criteria for determining the percentage of visual
    impairment shall be as follows :—
    All with corrections Percentage
    Better eye Worse eye
    1 2 3 4
    Category O 6/9—6/18 6/24 to 6/36 20%
    Category I 6/18—6/36 6/60 to nil 40%
    Category II 6/60—4/60
    or field of
    vision 10—20°
    3/60 to nil 75%
    Category III 3/60—1/60
    or field of
    vision 10°
    F.C. at 1 ft
    to nil
    100%
    Category IV F.C. at 1 ft to
    nil
    field of
    vision 100°
    F.C. at 1 ft to
    nil
    field of
    vision 100°
    100%
    One eyed
    person
    6/6 F.C. at 1 ft to
    nil
    30%
    Note (3) : For availing of the concession admissible to a
    blind candidate, the candidate concerned shall produce
    a certificate in the prescribed proforma from a Medical
    Board constituted by the Central/State Governments along
    with their application for the Main Examination.
    Note (4): The concession admissible to blind candidates
    shall not be admissible to those suffering from Myopia.
    (ii) The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying
    marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
    (iii) If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a
    deduction will be made on this account from the total
    marks otherwise accruing to him.
    (iv) Marks will not be allotted for mere
    superficial knowledge.
    General Instructions (Preliminary as well as Main
    Examination) :
    (i) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no
    circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to
    write the answers for them. However, blind candidates will be
    allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe.
    Blind candidates will also be allowed an extra time of thirty
    minutes at each paper @ ten minutes per hour.
    (ii) An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be
    permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and
    cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected
    to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum
    of 40% impairment) in the Civil Services (Main) Examination
    only. However, no scribe shall be permitted to such candidates.
    Note (1) : The eligibility conditions of a scribe, his/
    her conduct inside the examination hall and the manner in
    which an extent to which he/she can help the blind candidate
    in writing the Civil Services Examination shall be governed
    by the instructions issued by the UPSC in this regard.
    Violation of all or any of the said instructions shall entail the
    cancellation of the candidature of the blind candidate
    in addition to any other action that the UPSC may take
    against the scribe.
    Note (2) : For purpose of these rules the
    candidate shall be deemed to be a blind candidate if the
    percentage of visual impairment is Forty per cent (40%) or
    more. The criteria for determining the percentage of visual
    impairment shall be as follows :—
    All with corrections Percentage
    Better eye Worse eye
    1 2 3 4
    Category O 6/9—6/18 6/24 to 6/36 20%
    Category I 6/18—6/36 6/60 to nil 40%
    Category II 6/60—4/60
    or field of
    vision 10—20°
    3/60 to nil 75%
    Category III 3/60—1/60
    or field of
    vision 10°
    F.C. at 1 ft
    to nil
    100%
    Category IV F.C. at 1 ft to
    nil
    field of
    vision 100°
    F.C. at 1 ft to
    nil
    field of
    vision 100°
    100%
    One eyed
    person
    6/6 F.C. at 1 ft to
    nil
    30%
    Note (3) : For availing of the concession admissible to a
    blind candidate, the candidate concerned shall produce
    a certificate in the prescribed proforma from a Medical
    Board constituted by the Central/State Governments along
    with their application for the Main Examination.
    Note (4): The concession admissible to blind candidates
    shall not be admissible to those suffering from Myopia.
    (ii) The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying
    marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
    (iii) If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a
    deduction will be made on this account from the total marks
    otherwise accruing to him.
    (iv) Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial
    knowledge.
    (v) Credit will be given for orderly, effective, and exact
    expression combined with due economy of words in all
    subjects of the examination.
    (vi) In the question papers, wherever required, SI
    units will be used.
    (vii) Candidates should use only International form of
    Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering question
    papers.
    (viii) Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific
    (Non‐Programmable type) Calculators at the conventional
    (Essay) type examination of UPSC. Programmable type
    calculators will however not be allowed and the use of such
    calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means
    by the candidates. Loaning or interchanging of calculators
    in the Examination Hall is not permitted.
    It is also important to note that candidates are
    not permitted to use calculators for answering objective
    type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore
    bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
    C. Interview Test
    The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who
    will have before them a record of his career. He will be
    asked questions on matters of general interest. The object
    of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the
    candidate for a career in public service by a Board of
    competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to
    judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms
    this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual
    qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs.
    Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness,
    critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition,
    balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability
    for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral
    integrity.
    2. The technique of the interview is not that of a
    strict cross‐examination but of a natural, though
    directed and purposive conversation which is intended to
    reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
    3. The interview test is not intended to be a test
    either of the specialised or general knowledge of the
    candidates which has been already tested through their
    written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an
    intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of
    academic study but also in the events which are happening
    around them both within and outside their own State or
    Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in
    new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well
    educated youth.
    SECTION III
    SYLLABI FOR THE EXAMINATION
    NOTE : Candidates are advised to go through the
    Syllabus published in this Section for the Preliminary
    Examination and the Main Examination, as periodic revision
    of syllabus has been done in several subjects.
    Part A—Preliminary
    Examination
    Paper I ‐ (200 marks) Duration : Two hours
    • 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 Initiatives, etc.
    • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio‐diversity
    (v) Credit will be given for orderly, effective, and exact
    expression combined with due economy of words in all
    subjects of the examination.
    (vi) In the question papers, wherever required, SI
    units will be used.
    (vii) Candidates should use only International form of
    Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering question
    papers.
    (viii) Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific
    (Non‐Programmable type) Calculators at the conventional
    (Essay) type examination of UPSC. Programmable type
    calculators will however not be allowed and the use of such
    calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by
    the candidates. Loaning or interchanging of calculators in
    the Examination Hall is not permitted.
    It is also important to note that candidates are not
    permitted to use calculators for answering objective type
    papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore bring the
    same inside the Examination Hall.
    C. Interview Test
    The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who
    will have before them a record of his career. He will be
    asked questions on matters of general interest. The object
    of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the
    candidate for a career in public service by a Board of
    competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to
    judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms
    this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual
    qualities but also social traits and his interest in current affairs.
    Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical
    powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of
    judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social
    cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
    2. The technique of the interview is not that of a
    strict cross‐examination but of a natural, though
    directed and purposive conversation which is intended to
    reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
    3. The interview test is not intended to be a test
    either of the specialised or general knowledge of the
    candidates which has been already tested through their
    written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an
    intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of
    academic study but also in the events which are happening
    around them both within and outside their own State or
    Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in
    new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well
    educated youth.
    SECTION III
    SYLLABI FOR THE EXAMINATION
    NOTE : Candidates are advised to go through the
    Syllabus published in this Section for the Preliminary
    Examination and the Main Examination, as periodic revision
    of syllabus has been done in several subjects.
    Part A—Preliminary Examination
    Paper I ‐ (200 marks) Duration : Two hours
    • 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 Initiatives, etc.
    • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio‐diversity
    and Climate Change ‐ that do not require subject
    specialization
    • General Science.
    Paper II‐(200 marks) Duration : Two hours
    • Comprehension
    • Interpersonal skills 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, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X
    level)
    • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
    Note 1 : Questions relating to English Language
    Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the
    Syllabus of Paper‐II) will be tested through passages
    from English language only without providing Hindi
    translation thereof in the question paper.
    Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice,
    objective type.
    Part B—Main Examination
    The main Examination is intended to assess the overall
    intellectual traits and depth of understanding of
    candidates rather than merely the range of their
    information and memory.
    The nature and standard of questions in the General
    Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such
    that a well‐educated person will be able to answer
    them without any specialized study. The questions
    will be such as to test a candidate’s general
    awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have
    relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions
    are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding
    of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take
    a view on conflicting socio‐ economic goals,
    objectives and demands. The candidates must give
    relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
    The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers
    (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly
    of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the
    bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’
    degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical
    Science and law, the level corresponds to the
    bachelors’ degree.
    Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil
    Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:‐
    and Climate Change ‐ that do not require subject
    specialization
    • General Science.
    Paper II‐(200 marks) Duration : Two hours
    • Comprehension
    • Interpersonal skills 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, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X
    level)
    • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
    Note 1 : Questions relating to English Language
    Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the
    Syllabus of Paper‐II) will be tested through passages
    from English language only without providing Hindi
    translation thereof in the question paper.
    Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice,
    objective type.
    Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear
    in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim)
    Examination for the purpose of evaluation.
    Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case
    he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil
    Services (Prelim) Examination.
    Part B‐MAIN EXAMINATION
    The main Examination is intended to assess the overall
    intellectual traits and depth of understanding of
    candidates rather than merely the range of their
    information and memory.
    The nature and standard of questions in the General
    Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such
    that a well‐educated person will be able to answer
    them without any specialized study. The questions
    will be such as to test a candidate’s general
    awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have
    relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions
    are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding
    of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take
    a view on conflicting socio‐ economic goals, objectives
    and demands. The candidates must give relevant,
    meaningful and succinct answers.
    The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers
    (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly
    of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the
    bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’
    degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical
    Science and law, the level corresponds to the
    bachelors’ degree.
    Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil
    Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:‐
    QUALIFYING PAPERS ON INDIAN LANGUAGES AND
    ENGLISH
    The aim of the paper is to test the candidates’s ability
    to read and understand serious discursive prose, and
    PAPER‐I
    Essay: Candidates will be required to write an essay on a
    specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.
    They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of
    the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and
    to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and
    exact expression.
    English Comprehension & English Precis will be to
    test the English language Comprehension and English
    précis writing (at 10th standard level).
    PAPER‐II
    General Studies‐ I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History
    and Geography of the World and Society.
     Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms,
    Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
     Modern Indian history from about the middle of the
    eighteenth century until the present‐ significant events,
    personalities, issues
     The Freedom Struggle ‐ its various stages and important
    contributors /contributions from different parts of the
    country.
     Post‐independence consolidation and reorganization
    within the country.
     History of the world will include events from 18th
    century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal
    of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization,
    political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism
    etc.‐ their forms and effect on the society.
     Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
     Role of women and women’s organization, population
    and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues,
    urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
    to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English
    and Indian Language concerned.
    The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:‐
    (i) Comprehension of given passages
    (ii) Precis Writing
    (iii) Usage and Vocabulary
    (iv) Short Essay.
    Indian Languages:‐
    (i) Comprehension of given passages.
    (ii) Precis Writing
    (iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
    (iv) Short Essay
    (v) Translation from English to the Indian language
    and vice‐versa.
    Note 1: The Papers on Indian Languages and English
    will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and
    will be of qualifying nature only. The marks
    obtained in these papers will not be counted for
    ranking.
    Note 2 : The candidates will have to answer the
    English and Indian Languages papers in English and
    the respective Indian language (except where
    translation is involved).
    PAPER‐I
    ESSAY
    Candidates will be required to write an essay on a
    specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.
    They will be expected to keep closely to the subject
    of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion,
    and to write concisely. Credit will be given for
    effective and exact expression.
    Deleted
    PAPER‐II
    General Studies‐ I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History
    and Geography of the World and Society.
     Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms,
    Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
     Modern Indian history from about the middle of the
    eighteenth century until the present‐ significant events,
    personalities, issues
     The Freedom Struggle ‐ its various stages and important
    contributors /contributions from different parts of the
    country.
     Post‐independence consolidation and reorganization
    within the country.
     History of the world will include events from 18th century
    such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of
    national boundaries, colonization, decolonization,
    political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism
    etc.‐ their forms and effect on the society.
     Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
     Role of women and women’s organization, population
    and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues,
    urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
     Effects of globalization on Indian society
     Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism &
    secularism.
     Salient features of world’s physical geography.
     Distribution of key natural resources across the world
    (including South Asia and the Indian sub‐continent); factors
    responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and
    tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world
    (including India)
     Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes,
    Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical
    features and their location‐ changes in critical geographical
    features (including water‐bodies and ice‐caps) and in flora
    and fauna and the effects of such changes.
    PAPER‐III
    General Studies‐ II: Governance, Constitution, Polity,
    Social Justice and International relations.
     Indian Constitution‐ historical underpinnings, evolution,
    features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
    structure.
     Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the
    States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal
    structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local
    levels and challenges therein.
     Separation of powers between various organs dispute
    redressal mechanisms and institutions.
     Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with
    that of other countries
     Parliament and State Legislatures ‐ structure,
    functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and
    issues arising out of these.
     Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive
    and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the
    Government; pressure groups and formal/informal
    associations and their role in the Polity.
     Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
     Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,
    functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
    Bodies.
     Statutory, regulatory and various quasi‐judicial bodies
     Government policies and interventions for development
    in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and
    implementation.
     Development processes and the development industrythe
    role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations,
    donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
     Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the
    population by the Centre and States and the performance
    of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and
    Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of
    these vulnerable sections.
     Issues relating to development and management of
    Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human
    Resources.
     Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
     Important aspects of governance, transparency and
    accountability, e‐governance‐ applications, models,
    successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters,
    transparency & accountability and institutional and other
    measures.
     Role of civil services in a democracy.
     India and its neighborhood‐ relations.
     Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements
    involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
     Effect of policies and politics of developed and
    developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
     Important International institutions, agencies and foratheir
    structure, mandate.
     Effects of globalization on Indian society
     Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism &
    secularism.
     Salient features of world’s physical geography.
     Distribution of key natural resources across the world
    (including South Asia and the Indian sub‐continent); factors
    responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and
    tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world
    (including India)
     Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes,
    Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical
    features and their location‐ changes in critical geographical
    features (including water‐bodies and ice‐caps) and in flora
    and fauna and the effects of such changes.
    PAPER‐III
    General Studies‐ II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social
    Justice and International relations.
     Indian Constitution‐ historical underpinnings, evolution,
    features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
    structure.
     Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States,
    issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,
    devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and
    challenges therein.
     Separation of powers between various organs dispute
    redressal mechanisms and institutions.
     Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that
    of other countries
     Parliament and State Legislatures ‐ structure, functioning,
    conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising
    out of these.
     Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive
    and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the
    Government; pressure groups and formal/informal
    associations and their role in the Polity.
     Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
     Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,
    functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
    Bodies.
     Statutory, regulatory and various quasi‐judicial bodies
     Government policies and interventions for development
    in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and
    implementation.
     Development processes and the development industrythe
    role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations,
    donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
     Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the
    population by the Centre and States and the performance of
    these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies
    constituted for the protection and betterment of these
    vulnerable sections.
     Issues relating to development and management of Social
    Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human
    Resources.
     Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
     Important aspects of governance, transparency and
    accountability, e‐governance‐ applications, models,
    successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters,
    transparency & accountability and institutional and other
    measures.
     Role of civil services in a democracy.
     India and its neighborhood‐ relations.
     Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements
    involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
     Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing
    countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
     Important International institutions, agencies and foratheir
    structure, mandate.
    PAPER‐IV
    General Studies-III: Technology, Economic
    Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and
    Disaster Management.
     Indian Economy and issues relating to planning,
    mobilization of resources, growth, development and
    employment.
     Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
     Government Budgeting.
     Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the
    country, different types of irrigation and irrigation
    systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural
    produce and issues and related constraints; e‐technology in
    the aid of farmers
     Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and
    minimum support prices; Public Distribution Systemobjectives,
    functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of
    buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions;
    economics of animal‐rearing.
     Food processing and related industries in India‐ scope
    and significance, location, upstream and downstream
    requirements, supply chain management.
     Land reforms in India.
     Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in
    industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
     Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways
    etc.
     Investment models.
     Science and Technology‐ developments and their
    applications and effects in everyday life
     Achievements of Indians in science & technology;
    indigenization of technology and developing new
    technology.
     Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers,
    robotics, nano‐technology, bio‐technology and issues
    relating to intellectual property rights.
     Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,
    environmental impact assessment
     Disaster and disaster management.
     Linkages between development and spread of
    extremism.
     Role of external state and non‐state actors in creating
    challenges to internal security.
     Challenges to internal security through communication
    networks, role of media and social networking sites in
    internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;
    money‐laundering and its prevention
     Security challenges and their management in border
    areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
     Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
    PAPER‐V
    General Studies‐ IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
    This paper will include questions to test the candidates’
    attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity,
    probity in public life and his problem solving approach to
    various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with
    society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to
    determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be
    covered.
     Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and
    consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of
    ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human
    Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great
    leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family,
    society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
     Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and
    relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political
    attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
    PAPER‐IV
    General Studies-III: Technology, Economic
    Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and
    Disaster Management.
     Indian Economy and issues relating to planning,
    mobilization of resources, growth, development and
    employment.
     Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
     Government Budgeting.
     Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the
    country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems
    storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce
    and issues and related constraints; e‐technology in the aid
    of farmers
     Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and
    minimum support prices; Public Distribution Systemobjectives,
    functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of
    buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions;
    economics of animal‐rearing.
     Food processing and related industries in India‐ scope
    and significance, location, upstream and downstream
    requirements, supply chain management.
     Land reforms in India.
     Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in
    industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
     Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways
    etc.
     Investment models.
     Science and Technology‐ developments and their
    applications and effects in everyday life
     Achievements of Indians in science & technology;
    indigenization of technology and developing new
    technology.
     Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics,
    nano‐technology, bio‐technology and issues relating to
    intellectual property rights.
     Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,
    environmental impact assessment
     Disaster and disaster management.
     Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
     Role of external state and non‐state actors in creating
    challenges to internal security.
     Challenges to internal security through communication
    networks, role of media and social networking sites in
    internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; moneylaundering
    and its prevention
     Security challenges and their management in border
    areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
     Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
    PAPER‐V
    General Studies‐ IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
    This paper will include questions to test the candidates’
    attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity
    in public life and his problem solving approach to various
    issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society.
    Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine
    these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
     Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and
    consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of
    ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human
    Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great
    leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family,
    society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
     Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and
    relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political
    attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
     Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service ,
    integrity, impartiality and non‐partisanship, objectivity,
    dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and
    compassion towards the weaker‐sections.
     Emotional intelligence‐concepts, and their utilities and
    application in administration and governance.
     Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from
    India and world.
     Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public
    administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and
    dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws,
    rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical
    guidance; accountability and ethical governance;
    strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;
    ethical issues in international relations and funding;
    corporate governance.
     Probity in Governance: Concept of public service;
    Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information
    sharing and transparency in government, Right to
    Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s
    Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery,
    Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
     Case Studies on above issues.
    PAPER‐VI & PAPER VII
    Optional Subject Papers I & II
    {Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst
    the list of subjects given in para 2 below (Group 1).
    However, a candidate can opt for the literatures of a
    language, indicated in Group‐2 below para 2, as an optional
    subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature
    of that particular language as the main subject}.
     Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service ,
    integrity, impartiality and non‐partisanship, objectivity,
    dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and
    compassion towards the weaker‐sections.
     Emotional intelligence‐concepts, and their utilities and
    application in administration and governance.
     Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from
    India and world.
     Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public
    administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and
    dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws,
    rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical
    guidance; accountability and ethical governance;
    strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;
    ethical issues in international relations and funding;
    corporate governance.
     Probity in Governance: Concept of public service;
    Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information
    sharing and transparency in government, Right to
    Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s
    Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery,
    Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
     Case Studies on above issues.
    PAPER‐VI & PAPER VII
    Optional Subject Papers I & II
    Candidate may choose any optional subject from amongst
    the List of Optional Subjects given in Para 2.
    Besides above changes, rest of the contents of the notice issued by the Commission in its
    Website on 05.03.2013 will remain unchanged.
    Note : Candidates may please note that while submitting online application they have
    to refer to the earlier Notice dated 05.03.2013 and the detailed Notice
    published in the Employment News / Rozgar Samachar dated 16‐22 March, 2013
    and this corrigendum for having all the requisite instructions regarding filling of
    Online Application and the details of scheme of examination with changes made
    thereon. It may also be noted that last date of submission of Online Application
    is 04.04.2013 (11.59 P.M.).


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    If you want to apply for the IAS and IPS posts than you have to appear in the UPSC Civil services Exams.

    This exam is conducted in three stages:
    >> Prelims
    >> Mains
    >> Interview

    Minimum educational qualifications required to appear in the Prelims exams is:
    Graduation pass in any stream
    Final year Graduation students can also apply for the Prelims Exams
    No minimum marks is required in Graduation

    Age-
    Minimum 21 years
    Maximum 30 years
    For OBC maximum age is 33 years
    For SC/ST maximum age is 35 years

    Attempts-
    General candidates- 4 times
    OBC candidates- 7 times
    SC/ST candidates- No such restrictions

    Prelims exams has two papers.
    Both of them are in objective mode
    Both these papers are common for all the candidates

    For Preparation you need to join any coaching for IAS in your city

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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    Hello Friend........

    IAS and IPS comes under the Civil services recruitment and these civil services recruitments are conducted every year for the selection of the candidates,in to these civil sectors and these civil services are one of the prestigious civil services which are conducted all over the India and these civil services are conducted after the completion of the under graduation or the bachelor degree course of study and these recruitments are the central services selections which are conducted....

    These central civil services are conducted once in the year and this selection procedure is conducted one year long selection procedure and there is much competition which is available for the candidates after the completion of graduation and the selections are done only for the citizens of India only,candidates must belong tot he citizen of India only...

    The selections are done for the candidates with in the age limits such as the 21-30 years and the candidates who wish to appear for this recruitment should not cross the age limits...
    some of the main selection procedures which are conducted for the IAS/IPS selections are...
    *Preliminary examination
    *Main examination
    *Interview
    These are the three selection procedures which you need to appear for and the candidates after selecting in each of the recruitment or the short listed candidates in each round are only eligible for appearing to the IAS/IPS selections...

    The selection procedures which is conducted in the entry level is the
    Preliminary examination-
    This is one of the entry position in to the civil services and the examination is of the objective examination and the candidates who are short listed in this examination are only selected for the next level of the examination
    Main examination-
    This is one of the written examination and the candidates who had selected preliminary examination are short listed for this round of the examination.
    This contains of different subjects and you need to choose two optional subjects and need to appear for this examination.
    Interview-
    this is the personnel face to face interview round and the short listed candidates in the mains are called for the Interviews finnaly and your character and confidence are decided here...
    REGARDS:

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    m.murugan is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    IAS: Stands for the Indian Administrative Services

    And for the IAS And the IPS Post the Union public service commission is conducting the

    Civil services exam every year and for the exam the candidate should be pass

    In the graduation and you have to clear the exam if you want to join as a IAS Officer

    Pattern of the Exam:

    Pre Exam
    Mains Exam
    Interview

    Eligibility Required for the exam:

    -The Candidate should be a graduate from a recognized university

    -Or either pass in any of the equivalent degree

    -The Age of the candidate should be between 21 to 30

    -The age relaxation for the obc and sc,st of 3 and 5 years

    Attempts :

    -Their is 4 attempts for the general

    -Their is 7 attempts for the obc

    -Their is unlimited attempts for the sc,st

    Best of luck

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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    Hello dude!

    IAS, IPS exams are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The complete details of both the exams are mentioned below:

    I.P.S EXAM
    The Eligibility details of the I.P.S Exam is as follows:
    • Candidates must have completed graduation from any recognized university.
    • Minimum 21 years of age.
    • The maximum age allowed is 30 years.
    • Age relaxation is provided for reserved categories.
    • 5 years for SC/ST Candidates.
    • 3 years for OBC candidates.
    • Physical Requirements: MALE - HEIGHT-165 cm,If ST Category-160 cm.
      Female-155 cm,If ST Category-150 cm.
    • CHEST: MALE:84cm,Expansion-5 cm.
      FEMALE:79cm,Expansion-5 cm.
    • Good Eye Sight i.e; 6/6 or 6/9 vision.
    • Blood Pressure-
      Age 23-123,
      24-124,
      25-122,
      28-124,
      30-125,
      32-126,
      34,127
    The above mentioned are the eligibility details of IPS. exam

    I.A.S EXAM
    The eligibility details for the exam is mentioned below:
    • Candidate must be citizen of India.
    • Must have completed graduation from any recognized university.
    • Minimum age allowed is 21 years and applicable for all categories.
    • The maximum age is 30 years.
    • The candidates belonging to SC/ST category will get 5 years upper age relaxable.
    • The candidates belonging to OBC category will get 3 years upper age relaxable.
    • The candidates belonging to Physically handicapped category will get 10 years upper age relaxable.
    • The candidates belonging to Ex-service men category will get 5 years upper age relaxable.
    Coming to the number of attempts,they are:

    * For general category : 4 attempts.
    * For OBC and physically handicapped category : 7 attempts.
    * For SC/ST category : No limit.

    Making I.A.S preparations as a career is good but according to me it's better if you don't stick to it which means parallely you must concentrate on other areas also.If you have such broad thinking then you can plan yourself and at the same time you can start preparations for the exam from now itself.

    HOPE THE INFORMATION HELPED YOU AND ALL THE BEST.
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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    • For the Indian administrative services (IAS) and Indian police services (IPS) you must have to apply for the civil services examination.
    • This exam is conducted by UPSC have three stages which are preliminary exam, main exam and the interview.
    • The required qualification is graduation in any stream from an recognised university. So first complete B.E degree and then apply for it.
    • The age limit stated for it is 21 years to 30 years.
    • The relaxations in upper age is given to the reserved category.

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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    Hi,
    friend

    I will Help you out to give you the basic knowledge about IAS/IPS examinations

    Actually IAS/IPS are not examinations they are services i.e., civil services to serve mankind or citizens of India the whole procedure is under Indian Civil Services.

    To recruit personnel in to these services there has to be some government body, So that Government group is called UPSC(Union Public service commission)

    The examination conducted to recruit in to these services is called CSE(Civil Service Examination).

    This exam is conducted every year but the procedure of the examination will continue years long in short the examination or Selection process will be 1 and half years.

    This procedure will be in the form of three stages i.e.,
    ->Preliminary(CSAT)
    ->Mains
    ->Interview

    after clearing all these rounds you will be selected in to anyone of the services and you will be given a cadre.

    The eligibility for this examination is 21 years of age and a degree while appearing in to the examination.

    This is all the basic stuff regarding your doubt.

    Source: http://entrance-exam.net/forum/gener...ixzz2Ou2RqTPFI will Help you out to give you the basic knowledge about IAS/IPS examinations

    Actually IAS/IPS are not examinations they are services i.e., civil services to serve mankind or citizens of India the whole procedure is under Indian Civil Services.

    To recruit personnel in to these services there has to be some government body, So that Government group is called UPSC(Union Public service commission)

    The examination conducted to recruit in to these services is called CSE(Civil Service Examination).

    This exam is conducted every year but the procedure of the examination will continue years long in short the examination or Selection process will be 1 and half years.

    This procedure will be in the form of three stages i.e.,
    ->Preliminary(CSAT)
    ->Mains
    ->Interview

    after clearing all these rounds you will be selected in to anyone of the services and you will be given a cadre.

    The eligibility for this examination is 21 years of age and a degree while appearing in to the examination.

    This is all the basic stuff regarding your doubt.

    thank you
    all the best////////////////

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    General Studies - 2 hours , 200 Marks
    b) Aptitude - 200 Marks & 2 hours

    Civil Services Exam

    a total of nine papers of two types
    1) two papers of non-ranking types
    2) seven papers of ranking type

    Non-ranking Papers:
    2 papers of non-ranking type include:

    Paper I: Indian language - 300 marks
    Paper II: English,(compulsory) - 300 marks

    Ranking Papers:--

    Paper III: Essay - 200 marks
    Paper IV & V: General Studies - 300 marks/ paper
    Paper VI, VII, VIII, IX: 2 optional subjects with two papers each - 300 marks/paper

    Segments/portions of General Studies paper:
    There are 4 segments in GS paper 1:

    1) History of Modern India & Indian culture
    2) Geography of India
    3) Constitution of India & Indian Polity
    4) Current National Issues & Topics of Social Relevance

    There are 5 segments in GS paper 2:

    1) Developments in the field of Science & Technology,
    2) India's Economic Interaction with the World
    3) IT and Space Statistical Analysis, Graphs & Diagrams
    4) International Affairs & Institutions
    5) India & the World

    List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
    1) Civil Engineering
    2) Commerce and Accountancy
    3) Economics
    4) Electrical Engineering
    5)Geography
    6) Geology
    7) History
    8) Law
    9) Management
    10) Mathematics

    y) Literature on any one language :1)Arabic,
    2)Assamese,
    3)Bodo,
    4)Bengali,
    5)Dogri,
    6)Chinese,
    7)English,
    French,
    German,
    Gujarati,
    Hindi,
    Kannada,
    Kashmiri,
    Konkani,
    Maithili,
    Malayalam,
    Manipuri,
    Marathi,
    Nepali,
    Oriya,
    Pali,
    Persian,
    Punjabi,
    Russian,
    Sanskrit,
    Santhali,
    sindhi,
    Tamil,
    etc


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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?

    Hello,
    Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC every year for the recruitment of candidates for the post of IAS, IRS, IPS.

    The basic eligibility criteria for Civil Services Exam are as follows:
    Educational Qualification
    The candidate must hold any degree in any discipline from any recognized university
    Final year degree students are also eligible
    Degree obtained by distance education/open university is also eligible if the university is a recognized university

    Age limit
    General 21-30 yrs
    SC/ST 21-35 yrs
    PH 21-40 yrs

    Number of attempts permitted
    General 4
    OBC 7
    PH 7
    SC/ST No Limit

    Nationality should be Indian.


    IFS stands for Indian Forest Services.
    The basic eligibility criteria for IFS Exam are as follows:

    Educational Qualification
    The candidate must graduate from any recognized university with at least one of the fourteen subjects given below:
    Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary science,
    Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Botany, Zoology,
    Agricultural engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering.
    Final year degree students are also eligible

    Age limit
    General 21-30 yrs
    SC/ST 21-35 yrs
    OBC 21-33 yrs

    Number of attempts permitted
    General 4
    OBC 7
    PH 7
    SC/ST No Limit

    Nationality should be Indian.


    Previous Years Question Papers you can refer www.upsc.gov.in
    You can fill the online application form from the official website www.upsconline.nic.in

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    Re: Information about IAS and IPS exam?



    Eligibility criteria for IAS exam :

    >>Graduation pass from any recognized university.

    Age :

    >>Age is between 21-30 years.

    ST/SC gets 5 years age relaxation.

    OBC
    gets 3 years age relaxation.

    Condition :

    >>Candidate must be a citizen of India.

    Selection process :

    >>Preliminary exam

    >>Main exam

    >>Interview

    Exam pattern :



    No of attempts :

    >>4 for General

    >>7 for OBC

    >>No limit for SC/ST

    Or,



    Eligibility criteria for IPS exam :

    >>Graduation pass from any recognized university.

    Physical ability :




    Age :

    >>Age is between 21-30 years.

    ST/SC gets 5 years age relaxation.

    OBC
    gets 3 years age relaxation.

    Condition :

    >>Candidate must be a citizen of India.

    Selection process :

    >>Preliminary exam

    >>Main exam

    >>Interview

    No of attempts :

    >>4 for General

    >>7 for OBC

    >>No limit for SC/ST

    You can check here for details ................

    www.upsc.gov.in

    Good luck !

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