Civil services exam
The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to higher Civil Servants of indian Government , including the Indian Administrative Service(IAS) , Indian Foreign Service(IFS) , Indian Police Service(IPS) and indian revenue Service (IRS) many more prestigious jobs. This exam is popularly known as the 'IAS exam ' . This exam is consider as the toughest exam in India.
Types of Civil Services in India
(i)Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.
All about exam?
This exam is attempted by around 5-8 Lakh candidates each year. UPSC CSE will be conducted in 3 phases:
1) Prelims and 2) Mains 3) Interview.
The exam extends over a year
Civil Service prelims examination :
There are two papers in Civil Service Prelims Examination. And it is objective in nature .
General Studies Paper -1
(This paper deals with subjects like History, Polity, Economics etc. basically all important subjects of general studies ) .
General Studies Paper -2
(This paper deals with subjects like Mental Ability, English Comprehension etc. This paper is known as CSAT – Civil Services Aptitude Test).
Civil service mains examination :
The main stage is subjective in nature. Answers have to be written on paper.As per the revised syllabus consists of 9 papers. Marks of 7 out of these 9 papers will be counted for final ranking, while 2 papers will be of qualifying nature.