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UPSC Recruitment

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the Central recruitment agency. It is responsible for conducting various exams for the recruitment of Central Government Public Services.

List of Exams conducted by UPSC

  • Civil Services Exam
  • Indian Forest Services Exam
  • Engineering Services Exam
  • Combined Defence Service Exam
  • National Defence Academy Exam
  • Combined Medical Services Exam
  • Indian Economic Services Exam
  • Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Exams

Civil Services Examination

Civil Services Exam is a competitive exam conducted for the UPSC recruitment of All India Services like IAS/IPS and other Group A and B services.

UPSC conducts Civil Services Exam in three stages

  1. Prelims Exam (Objective Type Questions)
  2. Mains Exam (Descriptive Type Questions)
  3. Interview

Schedule for 2018 Civil Services Exam

Date of notification07.02.2018
Last date of receipt of application06.03.2018
Date of Prelims exam03.06.2018 (SUNDAY)
Date of Mains Exam01.10.2018
Mains exam resultFebruary 2019
InterviewApril/May/June 2019

Civil Services Exam Pattern

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam

Civil Services Prelims exam consists of two papers. The examination is conducted for 200 marks for each paper and duration is 2 hours.
  1. GS Paper 1 - 100 Questions - 200 Marks - 2 hours
  2. GS Paper 2 (CSAT) - 80 Questions - 200 Marks - 2 hours

UPSC IAS Mains Exam

UPSC Civil Services Mains exam consists of 9 papers and all the papers are descriptive in nature. Candidates are given 3 hours for each paper. The list of papers is as follows -
  1. English Paper (Qualifying Paper)
  2. Language Paper (Qualifying Paper)
  3. Essay Paper
  4. GS Paper 1
  5. GS Paper 2
  6. GS Paper 3
  7. GS Paper 4
  8. Optional Paper 1
  9. Optional Paper 2

UPSC Interview

Candidates who are all qualified for Mains exam is called for Interview. The Interview is conducted to assess the personality of candidates. The interview is conducted for 275 marks.

Eligibility

Age Limit and Number of attempts in UPSC Civil Services Exam

CategoryUpper age limitNo. of attempts allowed
General32 years6 attempts
Other Backward Caste (OBC)35 years (with relaxation of 3 years)9 attempts
Scheduled caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)37 years( with relaxation of 5 years)Till the upper age limit

Education Qualification

  • Degree from a recognized University
  • Candidates who are awaiting results for the qualifying degree in last year can also apply for the exam

Indian Forest Service Exam

Indian Forest Service Exam is the Forestry service of India. It is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India. Its members are recruited by the national government but serve under state government or central government.

UPSC Conducts Forest Services in three stages:

  1. Civil Services Prelims Exam (common for both IFS and Civil Services Exam)
  2. IFS Mains Exam
  3. Interview

Schedule for 2018 IFS Exam

Date of notification07.02..2018
Last date of receipt of application06.03.2018
Date of Prelims exam03.06.2018 (SUNDAY)
Date of Mains Exam02.12.2018
Mains exam resultFebruary 2019
InterviewApril/May/June 2019

IFS Prelims Exam

Civil Services Prelims exam consists of two papers. The examination is conducted for 200 marks for each paper and duration is 2 hours.
  1. GS Paper 1 - 100 Questions - 200 Marks - 2 hours
  2. GS Paper 2 (CSAT) - 80 Questions - 200 Marks - 2 hours

IFS Mains Exam

Indian Forest Services Mains exam is descriptive in nature and each exam is conducted for 3 hours. In Mains exam there are total six papers. Apart from General Studies and English paper candidates need to select two optional papers for IFS Mains Exam.
  • General English
  • General Knowledge
  • Optional Subject 1 - Paper 1
  • Optional Subject 1 - Paper 2
  • Optional Subject 2 - Paper 1
  • Optional Subject 2 - Paper 2

IFS Eligibility

Age Limit for IFS Exam

The candidate must be in between 21 years and 32 years on 1 August of the year of commencement of exams.Upper age limit is relaxable in certain cases.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with at least one of the below subjects.
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering

Engineering Services Exam

Engineering Service examination is conducted by UPSC. It primarily constitutes of Engineers who work for or under Government of India. The task of those selected for Engineering Service is to manage a large segment of Public sector economy which comprises of Railroads, Public works, Power, Telecommunications etc.

Exam Pattern

Engineering Services Prelims Exam

In the Engineering Services Prelims Exam, there is two paper, both are objective in nature.

Paper 1 - General Studies and Engineering Aptitude - 200 marks - 2 hours

Paper 2 - Engineering Discipline - 300 marks - 3 hours

Engineering Services Mains Exam

Engineering Services Mains exam are descriptive in nature. Candidates need to write the subject of their engineering subject expertise. UPSC conducts engineering services exam for four categories
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Mains exam consists of the following papers -

Paper 1 - Engineering Discipline - Paper 1 - 3 Hours - 300 Marks

Paper 2 - Engineering Discipline - Paper 2 - 3 Hours - 300 Marks

Schedule of 2018 Engineering Services Exam

Date of notification27.09.2017
Last date of receipt of application23.10.2017
Date of Prelims exam07.01.2018 (SUNDAY)
Date of Mains Exam01.07.2018
Mains exam resultNovember 2018
InterviewJan/Feb/March 2019

Engineering Services Exam Eligibility

  • The candidate needs to be in between 21 years and 30 years by 1st January of the date of commencement of exam. Age relaxation exists by the government rule.
  • The candidate must have an Engineering degree from a recognized university.Final year students can also appear for the exam.

Combined Defense Service (CDS) exam

The UPSC conducts Combined Defense Service exam twice a year for the recruitment of candidates to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Indian Air Force Academy (AFA). CDS provide an opportunity to those aspirants who have a desire to serve the country by being a part of Military forces of the country.

Schedule for 2018 CDS Exams

CDS (I) Exam

Date of notification08.11.2017
Last date of receipt of application04.12.2017
Date of examination04.02.2018 (SUNDAY)

CDS (II) Exam

Date of notification08.08.2018
Last date of receipt of application03.09.2018
Date of examination18.11.2018 (SUNDAY)

Eligibility for CDS Exam

Age Limit for CDS Exam

Indian Military Academy19-24 years
Air Force Academy19-24 years
Indian Naval Academy19-22 years
Officers Training Academy19-25 years

Educational Qualification for CDS Exam

  • For Indian Military Academy / Officers Training Academy: Degree from a recognized University or equivalent
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelors of Engineering degree from a recognized university
  • For Air Force Academy: Degree from a recognized University of Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelors of Engineering

Central Armed Police Force(CAPF) exam

UPSC conducts CAPF exams to recruit candidates for Central Armed Forces which Includes Border Security Force(BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Schedule for 2018 CAPF Exams

Date of notification25.04.2018
Last date of receipt of application21.05.2018
Date of exam12.08.2018 (SUNDAY)

CAPF Exam Eligibility

Age Limit for CAPF Exam

The candidate's age should be in between 20-25 years.Age relaxation is also allowed according to the central government rule. Physical standards are also required.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University
  • Last year students can also appear for exam

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