|Courses Offered||Course Fee|
|Prelims cum Mains CSAT||Rs.60,000|
|Prelims cum Mains||Rs.50,000|
|CSAT (5 Months)
(Saturday & Sunday)
(For College Students)
|COMPULSORY PAPERS||TOPICS / SUBJECTS||NO . OF QUESTIONS||DURATION OF THE TEST||MAXIMUM MARKS
|General Studies I||Indian and World Geography|
|Indian Polity and Governance
|History of India and Indian National Movement
|Environmental & Ecology
|2||Scheduled Language||Qualifying||3 Hrs||300|
|Paper I||Essay Writing Essay Writing||Essay Writing||3 Hrs||250|
|Paper II||General Studies I|| Indian Heritage &
Culture, History &
Geography of the
World and Society
|Paper III||General Studies II||Governance,
|Paper IV||General Studies III||Technology,
|Paper V||General Studies IV||Ethics, Integrity
|Paper VI||Optional Subject Paper I||3 Hrs||250|
|Paper VII||Optional Subject Paper II||3 Hrs||250
Note 1: Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) shall be a person in whose favour the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility.
Note 2: Further, candidates belonging to categories (2), (3) and (4) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.
Note 3: A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.
Note: The Candidates applying for the Civil Service Examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions and criteria for admission to the examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the UPSC. UPSC takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/ Personality Test.
The age limit and its relaxation (on the basis of category) decides the number of chances you get to appear for the UPSC exam. Applicants should have attained an age of 21 years and must not be more than 32 years of age on 1st August 2018, which means candidates should not have been born earlier than 2nd August 1986 or after 1st August 1997.
The restrictions on the number of times this exam can be taken are as follows
Note: Physically Handicapped/disabled candidates belonging to General category will get the benefit of 9 attempts till the age prescribed by UPSC i.e., 42 years.
If a candidate appears for any of the papers of the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, the attempt is counted. If a candidate filled up the UPSC application form but didn’t take the Preliminary Exam, the attempt will not be counted.
|Category||Age limits||Number of attempts
|OBC||32 years with relaxation of 3 years i.e. 35 years||09
|SC/ST||32 years with relaxation of 5 years i.e. 37 years||Till the age limit
|PH candidate||32 years with relaxation of 10 years i.e. 42 years||For General & OBC 9 attempts
|J&K Residence||General= 37 years
OBC= 40 years
|Till the age limit
|Disabled serviceman discharged from duty||if general then 32+3=35
OBC then 32+3+3=38
SC/ST then 32+3+5=40
|depending on above categories viz. Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled
|Ex-serviceman with five years duty* specific condition on page 2 of notification||if general then 32+5=37
OBC then 32+5+3=40
SC/ST then 32+5+5=42
|depending on above categories viz. Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled|
Note: An attempt is counted if a student appears for one of the papers in the Prelims examination.
UPSC Civil Services exam is conducted every year for the recruitment of elite IAS, IPS and other Group A officers. The recruitment process takes about a year and exams are conducted in three stages.
Stage 1: Preliminary exam, usually conducted in May/June. It is an objective type question paper with two papers – one is General Studies, and the other is CSAT for 400 marks (200 marks each).
Note – Marks are deducted for wrong answers (1/3rd for every wrong answer), and CSAT paper is qualifying in nature (66.7 marks needed for qualifying).
Stage 2: UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam consists of 9 papers which are descriptive. There are 4 General Studies Essays and 2 Optional Papers included for merit. English and Language papers are qualifying in nature. Mains exam is usually held in October/November.
Stage 3: Those candidates who qualify the Mains exam are called for the Interview. Based on Mains and Interview score, candidates are recommended by UPSC. UPSC publishes the final recommended list in May/June.
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