An Introduction to Civil Services

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which is a constitutional body of India, All India Services like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Railway Traffic To select candidates for prestigious services like Service (IRTS) and Indian Company Law Service etc. (ICLS) Conducted the Civil Services Examination every year. Each year millions of candidates sit in this examination to try their luck. However, the architect of some of them Abyarthio the 'nation''s decorated with feminine (Architect of Nation) is the privilege of delivering these coveted positions. The 'Civil Services Examination' is mainly done in three stages (initial, main and interview), the general introduction is as follows-



  • Introductory examination

    The first phase of the Civil Services Examination is called the Early Examination. Its nature is completely objective (multiple choice), under which one of the four possible options for each question is to select the correct options (a, b, c & d).

  • Your selected option related to the question is to fill in the OMR seat given by the Commission in the respective spheres given in the given circle in front of the question, with the black ball pen.

  • The civil services preliminary examination is of 200 marks.

  • At present, the initial examination consists of two question papers. The first question paper is' General Studies (100 questions, 200 marks), while the other is' Civil Services Aptitude Test 'or' CASAT '(80 questions, 200 marks) and it is a form of qualifying paper Is in It is necessary to get 33 percent marks in the CASAT question paper.

  • In both papers, the system of 'negative marking' is enforced, under which, if the 3 answers are wrong, then the correct number of correct answer is deducted.

  • The determination of the cutoff in the preliminary examination is done only on the basis of the first question paper i.e. the general study.

  • Main examination

    The second phase of the Civil Services Examination is called the Main Examination.

  • The purpose of the preliminary examination is only to select some of the serious and qualified candidates from all the candidates and the actual examination will be conducted between those chosen candidates.

  • Candidates who are successful in the initial examination are usually invited to give main examination during the October-November period.

  • The main examination is of 1750 marks in which 1000 marks are for general study (4 papers for 250-250 points), 500 marks for an optional subject (250 - 250 papers of 250 marks) and 250 marks are prescribed for essay.

  • The main exam is 300-300 points for 'Qualifying' nature of both papers (English and Hindi or any language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution), in which the minimum qualifying marks are 25 percent (75 marks). Numbers are not added to qualification determination.

  • The main examination papers are published simultaneously in both English and Hindi languages, although the candidates are exempted to answer any of the 22 languages ​​included in the eighth Schedule of the Constitution (only in matters of literature that there is a discount The candidate has written a reply in the script of the same language, even if his medium is not that language).

  • Interview

    Significantly, where the initial examination is complete objective, in the main exam, descriptive or personal questions with different word boundaries are asked. These questions will not have to choose an answer from different options. Rather, write in your own words. That is why having good writing style is very important to succeed in the main exam.

  • The final and important phase of the Civil Services Examination is called Interview.

  • Candidates selected in the main examination are generally required to appear before the Commission in the month of April-May.

  • Neither option is given for the correct answer like the initial examination nor there are facilities for selection of questions from its facility under some of the main exam papers. It is compulsory to answer every question and you can also ask for a counter-response on every answer. Every wrong or light reply Negative marking ', and worse, unlike the first two phases of the examination, there is no definite course for it. Whatever is possible in the world is part of its curriculum. Actually, this test is in its nature only that it is natural for the candidate to be restless.

  • A total of 275 points have been set for interview in the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC. Compared to the marks of the main exam (1750 points), the prescribed marks are definitely less, but these points have a special contribution in final selection and posting.

  • Candidates' personality is tested during the interview, in which the oral questions are asked by the members of the Interview Board at the place specified in the Commission, whose answers have to be answered verbally in the candidate. This process usually runs for 40-50 days according to the number of candidates.

  • Final merit list (merit list) is prepared on the basis of the main examination and the sum of the marks obtained in the interview.

  • A list of finalized candidates is usually released a week after the end of the interview for all the candidates selected for this stage.