Know About UPSC – CSE Exam
UPSC EXAM DETAILS
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), India’s agency which conducts the various exams. It includes exams such as Civil Services exams, IFS, CDS, and NDA etc. There are many peoples who want to crack the UPSC exams but still, they don’t have the exact details or information about this exam. We will provide you the details of UPSC exams:
1. Eligibility Criteria
a. A candidate must be a citizen of India.
2. Educational Qualification
a. A degree from Central, State or Deemed University.
b. A degree through correspondence or distance learning.
c. The university or the qualification will be recognized by the Government of India.
3. Age Limit
a. A candidate must have an age limit of 21years-32years on August 1.
b. For OBC the age limit is 21-35.
c. For SC/St the age limit is 21-37.
4. Number of Attempts
a. General category students can apply for a maximum of 4 times.
b. OBS category candidates can apply 7 times.
c. SC/ST candidate has no limits to no. of attempts.
Stages of UPSC CSE Exam
This exam has three stages. The notification of the exam comes in the month of April and the prelims comes in August. The result of prelims will declare in September and the main exams will be held in December. The result will be out in February or March.
- Stage I: Preliminary Examination
The first stage is of CSAT (Objective Section). It consists of two objective type papers i.e. General Studies and Aptitude Test.
Paper A: In this paper, a candidate has to select any Indian Language from the languages present in Eight Schedule of the Constitution.
Paper B: This paper focuses on your English Skills. It is mainly the paper consist of English Grammar, Vocabulary etc.
- Stage II: Main Examination
This stage has the main examination i.e. the subjective section. It has a total of nine papers of conventional.
Paper I: It is an Essay writing examination. The candidates have to write an essay on a specific topic. The choices will be given to candidates.
Paper II: It is known as General studies-I. It consists questions from Indian Heritage and Culture. It also has questions from History and Geography of the World and Society.
Paper III: It is called General Studies-II. This paper has questions on Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations.
Paper IV: It is known as General Studies III. It consists questions on Technology, Economic Development, Bio Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
Paper V: It is also known as General Studies-IV. It consists various questions of Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude.
Paper VI: This paper will be of any Optional Subject. It is called Optional Subject-Paper 1. UPSC has the list of twenty-six subjects out of which a candidate has to select any subject and give the examination.
Paper VII: This paper will be of any Optional Subject. It is called Optional Subject-Paper 2. UPSC has the list of twenty-six subjects out of which a candidate has to select any subject and give the examination.
- Stage III: Personality Test
After the two examination stages, there will be a Personal Interview (PI), which is conducted in March and April.
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