Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s central agency, which conducts various exams such as, Civil Services Exam, IFS, NDA, CDS, SCRA etc.
(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:—
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) 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. 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. Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.
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.
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2018 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1986 and not later than 1st August, 1997. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately.
(b) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:
(i) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
(ii) up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
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 Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination:
Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible :
Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be nine. The relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates :
Provided further that candidates of Persons with Benchmark Disability will get as many attempts as are available to other candidates who do not belong to Persons with Benchmark Disability of his or her community, subject to the condition that a candidate of Persons with Benchmark Disability belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately. The relaxation will be available to the candidates of Persons with Benchmark Disability who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
|Sr. No.||Paper||Nature of Paper||Duration of Exam||Question||Marks|
|1||Paper- 1: General Studies||Merit||2 Hours||100||200|
|2||Paper - CSAT||Qualifying||2 Hours||80||200|
|Sr. No.||Paper||Name of the Paper||Nature of Paper||Duration of Paper||Marks|
|1||Paper – A||Compulsory Indian Language||Qualifying Nature||3 Hours||300|
|2||Paper - B||English||Qualifying Nature||3 Hours||300|
|3||Paper - 1||Essay||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250|
|4||Paper - 2||General Studies 1||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250|
|5||Paper - 3||General Studies 2||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250|
|6||Paper - 4||General Studies 3||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250|
|7||Paper - 5||General Studies 4||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250|
|8||Paper - 6||Optional Paper -1||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250|
|9||Paper - 7||Optional Paper -2||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250|
|Interview or Personality Test||275|