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UPSC( IAS)

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the government agency responsible for recruiting officers into the civil services of the country. It conducts the exam and selects candidates based on the prescribed criteria. The civil services includes services like the IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, etc. that form a part of India’s civil services – the backbone of the country’s administration.

BASIC INFORMATION

Exams :
The entire UPSC examination is conducted in three phases:
(1) Preliminary Examination
(2) Mains Examination
(3) Interview (Personality Test)

Preliminary Examination

1-The Preliminary Examination, or popularly known as Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), consists of two papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration. Both the papers are of objective nature.
2-A candidate must appear in both the papers to qualify for the mains examination.
3-The Paper-I of General Studies consists of 100 questions of 2 marks each.
4-The Paper-II of CSAT consists of 80 questions of 2.5 marks each.
5-1/3rd of the allotted marks will be deducted in case of each wrong answer, i.e., in case of a wrong answer in Paper-I, 0.66 marks will be deducted, whereas in Paper-II, the negative marking will be of 0.833 marks.
6-No marks will be deducted in case of an unattempted question.
7-The General Studies paper is generally conducted from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and covers topics from subjects Indian Polity, History, Geography, Indian Economy, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology, International Relations and Current Affairs.
8-The paper of CSAT is generally conducted from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM and aims to evaluate candidate’s aptitude in solving ‘Reasoning and Analytical’ questions along with ‘Reading Comprehension’, and the ‘Decision Making’ questions that are sometimes included.
9-Generally, the Decision Making questions are exempted from the negative marking.
10-This Preliminary Examination is of qualifying nature and the marks obtained will not be included in the final rank list.

Mains Examination and Interview

1-This is the second phase of Civil Services Examination and consists of 9 papers carrying a total of 1750 marks. Out of these 9 papers, two papers are of qualifying nature and carry 300 marks each.
2-These papers are of Subjective nature and only the candidates qualifying the preliminary examinations can give the mains examination.
3-The two qualifying papers are: (i) Any Indian Language, (ii) English Language Paper
4-A minimum of 25% marks is necessary in both the qualifying papers. Only then the candidate’s Essay Paper, General Studies Papers and the Optional Papers will be considered for evaluation.
5-If the candidate fails to qualify in either or both of the language papers, then the marks obtained by him will not be considered or counted.
The structure of language paper is as follows:
a) Essay: 100 marks
b) Reading Comprehension: 60 marks
c) Precis Writing: 60 marks
d) Translation:
  - English to Compulsory language: 20 marks
  - Compulsory language to English: 20 marks
e) Grammar and basic language usage: 40 marks

Interview


The candidates that qualify the mains examination are called for interview and the interview is conducted by an experienced and impartial Board appointed by UPSC.
The interview carries 275 marks and along with the 1750 marks of the main examination, this sums up to the grand total of 2025 marks, on the basis of which the final list is prepared.
The interview aims at assessing the suitability of the candidate for a career in the civil services and intends to evaluate the mental quality and analytical ability of the candidate.

What we do

For Graduate students-

1- We provide batch of just 30 students for one and half years duration.

2- Daily 4 hrs classes will be provided throughout the week.

3- Daily mains writing practice session will also be provided.

4- Coaching will provide you study material, class notes and library facilities

For undergraduate students-

1- We provide batch of just 30 students for three years duration.

2- Daily 4 hrs classes will be provided throughout the week.

3- Daily mains writing practice session will also be provided.

4- Coaching will provide you study material, class notes and library facilities.

5- All relevant NCERT preparation is also included in your schedule.

 

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