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About UPCS Exam

The Civil Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) that offers the widest range of jobs in our country. There are about twenty-three (23) services offered through this single examination.

Some of the top services offered are the two All India Services, viz., the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) along with the other central services, viz., Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) etc. Due to the importance and nature of such civil/public service jobs, UPSC takes utmost care in selecting the right people.

The candidates are put through three kinds of testing to measure their administrative potential; and ensure that the persons selected have the following;

  • A wide range of general awareness
  • Analytical ability and content retention capacity, and
  • Strength of character and a cheerful mental disposition even under stressful conditions

The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages:

  1. Civil Services Preliminary Examinations (Objective Type) – for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
  2. Civil Services Main Examination (Written Test and Interview) – for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions – there are four alternatives for the answer to every question) and carry a maximum of 400 marks.

  • Paper I – is a paper on General Studies – 200 marks
  • Paper II – is a paper on Aptitude Test- 200 marks

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only and the marks obtained by the successful candidates (who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination) will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies (across all services and posts) to be filled in the year through this examination.

Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

The Main Examination (a written test) will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type of the following nature:

  1. 2 papers of Non-Ranking type (the marks obtained by candidates in these papers will not be counted for determining the final order of merit).
    The two papers of non-ranking type will include:
    Paper – A : one paper of an Indian language to be selected by the candidate out of languages included in the Eighth Scheduled to the Constitution (refer to NOTE IX in this section), and
    Paper – B : the second paper of English, which is a compulsory language paper.
    Note: Both these papers will be 300 marks each and will be of a very simple nature (of matriculation or equivalent standard) and, in a way, will mentally prepare the candidate for writing the subsequent examination.
  2. 7 papers of Ranking type (marks obtained in these papers will be counted for merit). The seven papers of ranking type will be:
    Paper I – Essay – 250 marks
    Four (4) papers of General Studies in the following manner:
    Paper – II: General Studies – I on Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society – 250 marks
    Paper – III: General Studies – II on Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations – 250 marks
    Paper – IV: General Studies – III on Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management – 250 marks
    Paper – V: General Studies – IV on Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude – 250 marks
    Paper VI & Paper VII: Two (2) papers in any one optional subject (candidates may choose any one optional subject from amongst the UPSC’s list of optional subjects in the Mains Examination) – 250 marks each
    For the optional papers in the Main Examination, UPSC has a list of about twenty-six subjects out of which any one subject has to be selected by the candidate.

Candidates, who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an Interview or a Personality Test. The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled

The Interview (the final leg of the examination) will carry 275 marks with no minimum qualifying marks. Marks, thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination, (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking.

Candidates will be allotted to the various services and posts keeping in view their Ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the services and posts.

Types of Civil Services Jobs

There are three types or categories of jobs through the civil servcie exam (CSE). Under these 3 broad categories are a gamut of services that are pretigious and sought after. The civil service rank list comes out with the results of teh exams but sometime due to preferences some toppers may choose services that are not at the top of the list like the IAS or IPS.

  1. All India Civil Services
  2. Group A Services or Central Services
  3. Group B Services or State Services

All India Civil Services Jobs List

  1. Indian Administrative Service or IAS
  2. Indian Foreign Service or IFS
  3. Indian Police Service or IPS

List of Group A Services by UPSC

  1. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
  2. Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  3. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
  4. Indian Defence Accounts Service
  5. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) or IRS
  6. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  7. Indian Postal Service
  8. Indian Civil Accounts Service
  9. Indian Railway Traffic Service
  10. Indian Railway Accounts Service
  11. Indian Railway Personnel Service
  12. Indian Railway Protection Force (Assistant Security Commissioner)
  13. Indian Defence Estates Service
  14. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
  15. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)
  16. Indian Corporate Law Service

List of Group – B Services

  1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (Section Officer’s Grade)
  2. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
  3. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
  4. Pondicherry Civil Service
  5. Pondicherry Police Service

Other UPSC services exams held for Various Jobs & Posts

The UPSC also holds various exams for other services some of which are

  1. Engineering Services Examination
  2. Geologists Examination
  3. Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam
  4. National Defence & Naval Academy
  5. Combined Defence Services Examination
  6. Combined Medical Services Examination
  7. Indian Economic / Statistical Service
  8. S.O./Stenographer Limited Departmental Competitive Exam
  9. Central Police Forces (Assist Commandants)

Eligibility Creteria

The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.


  1. Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination. The applications for the Main Examination are called sometime in the month of August/September.
  2. In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.
  3. Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
  4. Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/ Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.


  1. For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. For other services, a candidate must be either:
    1. a citizen of India, or
    2. a subject of Nepal, or
    3. a subject of Bhutan, or
    4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    1. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
    2. Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

Note: A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Age Limits

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st August of the year in which he/she is appearing for the Preliminary Examination. That is, a candidate appearing for the Preliminary Examination of the year 2018 should be between 21-32 years of age as on 1st August, 2018.

Age Relaxation

The upper age limit prescribed above (of not having attained the age of 32 years as on 1st August) will be relaxed as in:


Age Relaxation

For candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

Upto a maximum of 5 years

For candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates

Upto a maximum of 3 years

For candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989

Upto a maximum of 5 years

In the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

Upto a maximum of 3 years

In the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August (of the year in which s/he is appearing for the Preliminary Examination) and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August of the year in which he/she is appearing for the Preliminary Examination) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.

Upto a maximum of 5 years

In the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August of the year in which s/he is appearing for the Preliminary Examination and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

Upto a maximum of 5 years

For blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped candidates

Upto a maximum of 10 years

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