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 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
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
Civil Services Prelims exam consists of two papers. The examination is conducted for 200 marks for each paper and duration is 2 hours.
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 –
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
The candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the below subjects.
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.
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 are descriptive in nature. Candidates need to write the subject of their engineering subject expertise. UPSC conducts engineering services exam for four categories
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
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.
Date of notification08.11.2017
Last date of receipt of application04.12.2017
Date of examination04.02.2018 (SUNDAY)
Date of notification08.08.2018
Last date of receipt of application03.09.2018
Date of examination18.11.2018 (SUNDAY)
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).
Date of notification25.04.2018
Last date of receipt of application21.05.2018
Date of exam12.08.2018 (SUNDAY)
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.
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