Overview (Introduction begins here!!)
IAS stands for Indian Administrative Services. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services Examination (CSE) for selecting the candidates for IAS. The Indian Administrative Services is special as it works internally for the smooth functioning of law and order without any hindrance. An IAS officer holds important positions in the Union Government, States, and public-sector undertakings. An officer selected into the IAS gets exposure in various roles like the Collector, Commissioner, Chief Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, etc.
|Exam Name||Indian Administrative Services Examination|
|Commonly Known as||IAS 2016|
|Exam Level||National level|
|Conducting Authority ||Union Public Service Commission|
Eligibility Criteria (Do you have it in you!!)
The eligibility for IAS exam is based on the following parameters:
- Nationality must be Indian.
- Age: Minimum 21 years of age, and Maximum of 32 years of age as on 1st August of the year of examination (upper limit relaxation is available for 3 years).
- The applicant must have a graduate degree from any of the recognized universities of Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions. If a candidate is graduating from a deemed university, then the university should be Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
- Candidates appearing for their final year degree exam are also eligible to apply for IAS examination.
- Applicants who have passed the final year of MBBS exam, but are yet to complete their internship can also apply for the prelim exam.
The number attempts are fixed by UPSC and are:
- General Category: maximum 6 attempts.
- OBC: maximum 9 attempts.
- SC/ST: No limit.
Registration Details (Hurry up!!)
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM Dates: 07.08.2016 (Sunday).
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM, Dates: 03.12.2016 (Saturday)
DURATION OF EXAM is 5 Days
Contact: 011-23388088 / 23098591 Ext.4930
How to Apply (Accelerate Yourself!!)
- Application of IAS can be made either online, or offline.
- Application forms (both, online and offline) are available at www.upsconline.nic.in.
- After submission of personal details, print the SBI bank challan on an A4-size paper. The printed pay slip needs to be used for payment of application fee
- For an offline mode of application, the application form is to be sent to the mentioned address before the last date.
Paper Pattern (Time to show Skills!!)
IAS Preliminary Exam Pattern:-
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing a Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
IAS Main Examination Pattern:-
The written examination will consist of the following papers:-
Qualifying Papers: are as follows:
|Paper-A||Any of the Indian Language from the languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution||300 Marks|
Papers to be counted for merit:
|Paper-II||General Studies-I||250 Marks|
|Paper-III||General Studies-II||250 Marks|
|Paper-IV||General Studies-III||250 Marks|
|Paper-V||General Studies-IV||250 Marks|
|Paper-VI||Optional Subject-Paper 1||250 Marks|
| Paper-VII||Optional Subject-Paper 2||250 Marks|
|Sub Total (Written test)||1,750 Marks|
|Personality Test||275 Marks|