STAGES OF EXAMINATION -CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION
THREE STAGES OF EXAMINATION:
The Civil Services Examination is conducted by UPSC every year. The examination has three stages
1. Civil Services Preliminary (CSP) Examination
2. Civil Services Main Examination
3. Personality Test (Interview)
1. Civil Services Preliminary Examination
- The notification of examination will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar
- The CSP has two papers Paper I (200 Marks) and Paper II (200 marks) carry total marks of 400.
- Both of the papers are of Objective type (multiple choice question) in nature.
- The questions of both the papers will be both in English and Hindi
- Negative Marking System is followed by UPSC by which a candidate will loose mark of one correct answer for his/her 3 wrong answers.
- 1:12 ratio of candidates will be selected in Preliminary Exam against the vacancies declared by UPSC.
2. Civil Services (Mains) Examination
- Civil Services Main Examination has nine papers and carries total marks of 1750.
- The questions are of subjective in nature and will test the analytical skill of candidate.
* only qualifying in nature and will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard Other features of Main Examination:
- If a candidate fails to obtain minimum qualifying standard in both the language papers, the marks of other papers will not be disclosed to the candidate and he/she will be disqualified.
- Moreover the Paper I on Indian Languages will not be compulsory for candidates from North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland, Sikkim.
- Each paper will be of three hours duration and Blind candidates will be allowed extra time of Half an hour more.
- Candidates will be allowed to write the answers for all the papers except Paper I and II in the languages mentioned in the VIII schedule of constitution of India or in English.
- The questions for all the papers except Paper I and II will be both in English and Hindi.
There are 25 optional subjects available for a candidate to choose the subjects in his/her discretion. They are as follows:
There are 23 Literature available as optional subjects. They are
(iii) Interview Test
- It is the final stage of the Civil Services Examination testifies whether the personality of a candidate suites the need of a service.
- It consists of 275 marks.
- Basically 1:2.5 ratio of candidates against vacancies announced by the commission will be selected for Interview
- The marks obtained in the main examination and Interview Test by a candidate will be considered for his selection and not the marks of Preliminary examination