Civil Service Exam (IAS Exam)Conducted by UPSC, a government agency, who selects appropriate candidates to top most services . Every year around 4- 5lakh of candidates appear for exam and only around 1000 are got selection .
It is considered as one of the toughest exams in the world, because of its high competition, huge syllabus and exam duration [extends to one year] .
Preliminary exam is objective type consists of two papers General Studies Paper and CSAT . General studies paper counted for screening to the Mains exam stage while CSAT is minimum qualifying in nature
Mains exam consists of 9 papers including optional (2 papers) which is Descriptive in nature . English language paper and regional language paper are qualifying in nature. Essay paper,four General Studies papers and 2 optional papers are considered for merit along with interview marks .
An Indian with any degree
For other services :
The minimum age limit is 21 years. Age limit calculated as on .
1st of August every year which exam take place .
Upper age limit and number of attempts
|category||Upper age limit||Number of attempts|
|Citizens of Jammu and Kashmir||37|
|Defense personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with foreign countries or disturbed area||35|
|Physically handicapped / disabled||42||9|
Cumulative age relaxation: apart from mentioned limits SC/ST and OBC candidates will get cumulative age relaxation . In other words, age limits added in special cases . For example, if a person is OBC and ex service man, he will get 5+7=12 of extension. Hence, his upper age limit will be 42 years .
The UPSC examination is considered as one of the toughest exams not only in India but also in the World itself . Every year UPSC conducts exams under prescribed IAS syllabus . Having a clear idea of the UPSC Syllabus or IAS Syllabus (2018 -2019 ) and proper methodology of study will help aspirants to tackle the dream of clearing IAS Examination . Here is the list of IAS Syllabus as per UPSC .
Duration is of two hours and marks out of 200 .
Duration is of two hours and marks out of 200.
The marks you score for mains examination and interview session will decide your ranking . The UPSC mains consist of 1750 marks and interview consists of 275 marks . In UPSC mains include nine papers out of which seven are considered for final ranking . The rest two are language papers in which aspirants should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC every year . But there is an exception for candidates residing in north eastern states. They have to attempt English language only .
Candidates should select any one of the Indian languages included in the eighth schedule of Indian constitution.This paper is not compulsory for candidates coming from the states of Mizoram,Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim,Meghalaya, Manipur,Nagaland.300 marks.
Paper-B : English language -syllabus
|Paper||Subject & Content||Marks|
|Paper 2||GS 1-Syllabus :Culture and Indian Heritage, History and Geography of world||250|
|Paper 3||GS 2-Syllabus: Constitution, Governance, polity, social justice and international relations||250|
|Paper 4||GS 3-Syllabus: Economic development, Technology, Environment and biodiversity, Disaster management and security.||250|
|Paper 5||GS 4-Syllabus : Aptitude, integrity and Ethics||250|
|Paper 6||Optional Paper 1||250|
|Paper 7||Optional Paper 2||250|