About The Civil Services Exam UPSC
Under Articles 315-323 of Part XIV Chapter II of the Indian Constitution, the UPSC is a constitutional body with the authority to carry out the responsibilities and obligations set forth in Article 320. To select applicants for various Group A and Group B Services of the Government of India on the basis of merit, the UPSC conducts various examinations in line with the Rules of Examination as announced by the Government of India in a just, fair, and impartial manner.
Phase 1: Prelims Examination Syllabus
Syllabus for Paper I (General Studies)
Just Do It!
Syllabus for Paper II (CSAT)
Phase 2: Mains Examination Syllabus (1750 Marks)
QUALIFYING PAPERS ON INDIAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH
The purpose of the exam is to evaluate students’ comprehension of significant discursive prose and their ability to express themselves in both English and Hindi with clarity and accuracy.
The general format of the questions would be as follows:
Indian Languages :—
Essays on a variety of subjects may be asked of the candidates. They will be expected to write concisely and to stick strictly to the essay’s topic. They will also be expected to organise their thoughts. Effective and precise expression will receive credit.
Syllabus for General Studies Paper -I
General Studies Paper – I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
Syllabus for General Studies Paper -II
General Studies Paper – II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations
Syllabus for General Studies Paper -III
General Studies Paper – III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Syllabus for General Studies Paper -IV
General Studies Paper – IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
In this essay, the candidates will be put to the test on their attitudes toward and methods for coping with issues like integrity, probity in public life, and how they approach addressing problems. The case study method may be used in questions to ascertain these elements. The broad areas listed below will be covered:
LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.
Phase-3: Interview/ Personality Test (275 marks)
Before the final results are announced, this is the last phase of the Civil Services Examination. For the purposes of merit ranking, it is recognised formally as the Interview/Personality Test and is a component of the Mains Examination. It is viewed as the third step from the perspective of preparation because the written and interview stages of preparation require different techniques and strategies. According to the IAS test pattern, the UPSC board will interview the candidates to determine whether they are qualified for a career in the civil service and the duties that go along with the position. The panel is made up of knowledgeable, objective observers who are familiar with the candidates’ professional histories (filled by the candidate in the Detailed Application Form).The panel is made up of knowledgeable, objective observers who are familiar with the candidates’ professional histories (filled by the candidate in the Detailed Application Form). By asking questions of public interest, the board would assess the candidates’ mental, emotional, and social characteristics. Mental acuity, critical powers of assimilation, attitude, clear and logical presentation, a balance of judgement, range and depth of interest, aptitude for social cohesion and leadership, teamwork, intellectual and moral integrity are some of the attributes the board looks for.