|Exam Full Name::||Civil Services Examination 2017-18|
The Indian Civil Service serves as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. India's best brains vie for entry into the Indian Civil Services as officers. Even though corporate jobs may offer the best of salaries and perks, a majority of youngsters and their parents still crave entry to the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC.
The very fact that a big share of every year's top posts in the civil services exams are bagged by professionals from various streams, shows that the IAS is still the dream job for many. From this year a change is included by UPSC about the pattern of the Examination.The exam is conducted in two phases:
ADMIT CARD - The civil services preliminary examination, to select IAS and IPS officers among others, will be held in June instead of August next year.
The Civil Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Examination (UPSC) of Government of India for different civil services in Indian Govenment like:
Candidate must hold graduation degree from a recognised University.
A Candidate must attain a age of 21 years and should not exceed by 32 years (General category candidates).
Number of vacancies = 980
Number of Attempts:
General category canditaes- 6 attempts
OBC category candidates- 9 attempts
SC/ST candidates- Unlimitied attemts till 37 years of age
The Civil Service Examination is going to be conducted in two stages as mentioned below:
Aspirants can also choose literature of any of the 22 language list in 8th schedule and English as optional paper even if you have not studied the same in college level.Under the new pattern the marks obtained in English will not be counted for preparing final merit list for service selection of IAS,IPS,IFS,IRS etc
Civil Service Preliminary Examination comprise two papers both will be of Objective-type.
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CSAT consists of two objective type papers. Each paper will carry 200 marks and will be of 2 hours duration. Paper 1 will cover general knowledge and general awareness topics. Paper 2 will have questions from topics such as numerical ability, data interpretation, logical reasoning, communication ability etc.
Duration: 2 Hours
Duration: 2 Hours
Civil Service Main Examination will consists of following sets of paper:
1. Essay paper(250 Marks)
General Studies-I(250 Marks)
General Studies-II (250 Marks)
General Studies-III (250 Marks)
General Studies-VI (250 Marks)
Optional Subject-1 (250 Marks)
Optional Subject-2 (250 Marks)
Personality Test (273 Marks)