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30th November 2016, 04:20 PM
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Re: Civil Service Exam Help

The UPSC Civil Service Exam held in 2 Parts:
Preliminary Exam
Main Exam

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Civil Service Exam
Age Limit: (Minimum age 21 years)
General 32 Years
OBC 35 years
SC / ST 37 Years
PH Gen-42 Years OBC-45 Years SC/ST-47 Years
J & K Domicile Gen-37 Years OBC-40 Years SC/ST-42 Years PH-50 Years
EX-Servicemen Gen-37 Years OBC-40 Years SC/ST-42 Years

Educational Qualification:
Have a Bachelor Degree from recognized University

Number of Attempts:
General Category : 6 attempts till 32 years of age.
OBC : 9 attempts till 35 years of age.
SC/ST : unlimited attempts till 37 years of age.


Selection Procedure:
Preliminary Exam
Main Exam
Group Discussion
Personal Interview

Preliminary Exam Pattern
Paper - I
Subject: General Studies
Total Marks: 200 Marks
Duration: Two Hours

Paper- II (CSAT)
Aptitude test (CSAT)
Total Marks: 200 Marks
Duration: Two Hours

Syllabus for Paper I
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 specialisation General Science
a) IAS Preliminary Exam:

Syllabus for Paper II
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)

Main Exam Pattern
Paper Subject Marks
Paper A Indian Language (Qualifying) 300
Paper B English (Qualifying) 300
Paper I Essay 250
Paper II General Studies - I 250
Paper III General Studies - II 250
Paper IV General Studies - III 250
Paper V General Studies - IV 250
Paper VI Optional Subject Paper 1 250
Paper VII Optional Subject Paper 2 250
Total 1750
Interview (Personality Test) 275
Grand Total 2025

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