The Civil Services Examination for the recruitment of various civil job profiles in the Indian government such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFS), Indian Ordinance Factories Service, and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year.
The Civil Services Examination is one of the most toughest and a competitive exam in which candidates prepare very hard by studying rigorously. Check out the selection process of Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC.
Stage 1- Preliminary Exam. This examination is also known as Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). Candidates who will pass this examination will be eligible for the Civil Services Mains Examination.
CSAT has two papers – Paper 1 (General Studies & current affairs – 200 Marks). It is generally very tough.
Paper 2 (General Aptitude- 200 Marks). It is relatively easy. Both the papers are of 2 hours each and objective type. Generally, a combined score from both the papers of around 50% is good enough for general category candidates to qualify for the Mains Exam.
Stage 2- Civil Services Mains Examination. The candidates who clear the CSAT Exam are allowed to appear for the Mains Exam. In this examination, there are a total of 9 papers that you have to take! These papers include:
1 Essay type Indian Language Qualifying Paper [You have to select your preferred language out of 22 languages] (300 marks)
1 English Qualifying Paper (300 marks)
1 General Essay type paper [In the language medium you select] (200 marks)
2 General Studies papers (300 marks each)
4 Optional Subjects papers (300 marks each)[ 2 Optional subjects will be chosen by the candidate and each will two papers of 300 marks]
Total = 2,000 Marks
Visit www.upsc.gov.in to check out the result of Civil Services Mains Examination 2012 and interview schedule.
Stage 3– Interview(In the medium you opt for) and Personality test. (300 Marks)
Eligibility for Civil Services Examination 2013:
1) The candidate should be an Indian.
2) Age Limit:
General: 32 years
SC/ST: 35 years
Physically Handicapped: 40 years
3) Educational Qualification: A graduation degree from a recongnized Central, or state University.
4) Total Number of attempts allowed:
General – 6
OBC – 9
Physically Handicapped – 9
SC and ST – No limit on np. of attempts
Please note that even attending one paper of CSAT will be considered as one attempt but if you have applied for CSAT but not attended the exam, it will not be considered as an attempt.
Civil Services Exam 2013 Notification:
The Civil Services Examination 2013 was scheduled to be notified on February 2, 2013 but due to some unforeseen problems, it wasn’t notified on that date. The Revised Date of the exam will be announced at the appropriate time on our website.
Recently, UPSC also published online recruitment applications 2013. Check out here.
We have also decided to regularly publish the study material and collection of best books to prepare for CSAT Exam 2013. Keep visiting our website for more updates and like our FB page.