|HOW TO APPLY FOR CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION (UPSC)|
|A. Preliminary Examination: It has two papers.|
|Paper I||200 Marks||Questions are of Objective Type|
|Paper II||200 Marks|
Paper 1 (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.
Paper II (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs
Note : 1 ) Questions
relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last
item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from
English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the
Note : 1 ) Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
2 ) The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
B. Main Examination
Written - 2000 Marks (Descriptive Type Question)
|Paper I||One of the Indian Language included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution||300 Marks-(Qualifying Nature)||Does not count for Ranking|
|PaperII||English||300 Marks - (Qualifying Nature)|
|Paper III||Essay||200 Marks||
|Paper IV & V||General Studies||300 Marks for each Paper|
|Paper VI & VII||Optional Subject I||300 Marks for each Paper|
|Paper VIII & IX||Optional Subject II||300 Marks for each Paper|
TOTAL = 2300 Marks
Note : Raking is done on the basis of marks scored for a total of 2300 Marks for the Main Examination,all the above (except Englist) can be written in Tamil also. But the medium should be the same for the all the Subject.
|2. Minimum Educational Qualification:|
Degree of any recognized university.
|3. Age Limit:
Minimum Age : 21 as on 1sMinimum Age: 21 as on 1st August .
Maximum Age : 30 for OC, 33 for OBC and 35 for SC.
10 years cumulative age relaxation for DA
|4. Number of
The Preliminary Exam shall now comprise of 2 compulsory papers of 200 marks each and of 2 hrs. duration each.
||6. Main Examination
a) Candidates are allowed to choose 2 optional Subjects from the following Subject :
b) Candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects:
c) All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
d) Each paper will be of three hours duration.
|7. Interview Test:
The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The aim of the Interview is to assess the suitability of a candidate for a career in Public Service. The Interview is mainly to judge the mental caliber , the intellectul qualites , and also the social tratis and prowess of the candidate . Mental alertness , Power of assimilation , Clear and logical exposition , balance of judgement , Varity and depth of interset , ability for social cohesion and leadership intellectual and moral integrity are also judged simultaneously by the board.