The IAS (Indian Administrative Service) is considered one of the most prestigious job profile in the country. There are 23 services
like offered through Civil Services exam.
Union Public Service Commission is a body under the Constitution of India, which conducts the exams for the Civil Services. Almost 10 lac aspirants enrol each year while almost 5 lakh candidates appear for the exam. The Prelims exam is conducted in June while the Mains exam is conducted in October/November.
The Exam is divided into three stages – Prelims, Main and Interview
|Paper 1 – Essay||Paper 4 – GS 3||Paper 7 – Optional Subject|
|Paper 2 – GS 1||Paper 5 – GS 4||Paper 8 – English|
|Paper 3 – GS 2||Paper 6 – Optional Subject||Paper 9 – Any Language|
Rank List is prepared based on the total marks obtained in the Seven Papers of Main Exam and the Marks of the Personality Test. (i.e. 1750 Marks from Seven Papers + 275 Marks for Personality Test = 2025 Total Marks)
The educational qualification needed to appear in UPSC Civil Services Exam is a Graduation Degree in any subject, recognized by UGC.
The minimum age to appear for UPSC Civil Services Exam is 21 years as on 1st August of that year. Upper age limit for General Category is 32 years, for OBC it is 35 years while for SC/ST it is 37 years.
Number of attempts permissible for a general category candidate in UPSC Civil Services Exam is 6, for OBC candidates the number of attempts permitted it 9, SC/ST category candidates will have unlimited attempts till they attain the upper age limit to appear for UPSC Civil Service Exam.