UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is India's central agency that carries out exams like Civil Services Exam (CSE) to Hire candidates into the best government services like IAS, IPS, IFS, etc.
UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE).
Civil Services Examination (CSE) is among the most prominent exams carried out by UPSC. It is widely known as the ‘IAS exam' although CSE is a common exam to recruit candidates to about 24 leading government services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc.
UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) consists of 3 stages. The stages are:
Preliminary Exam (objective).
Main Exam (written).
Interview (personality test).
The exam window stretches over a year (from June month of a year to June month next year when the results are announced).
UPSC Syllabus for Civil Services Exam.
A good understanding of the Union Public Service Commission syllabus is the primary step for all fresher’s.
Prelims– The Civil Services Preliminary examination consists of 2 mandatory papers of 200 marks each (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II). The questions will be of multiple-choice, objective type. The marks in prelims will not be taken into consideration for final ranking, but just for qualification for the main exam.
Mains– The written exam (main) will consist of the nine papers, but only 7 papers will be taken into consideration for final merit ranking. For the remaining 2 papers, the candidate must secure minimum marks recommended by the commission each year.
Interview– The aspirant will be interviewed by a Board who will have right before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general topics.
A candidate's rank in Civil Service Exam calculates only on the mark obtained in Main and Interview. The main exam has 1750 marks while the interview has 275 marks.