This examination is conducted in three stages ie Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination and the Personality Test(popularly called the Interview). 4.5lkh candidates fill up the form, 2.5 lakh candidates appear fro the prelims exam, about 8000 candidates clear prelims and qualify for the mains exam. Out of these 8000 candidates, 2500 candidates qualify for the Personality test which is carried out only at UPSC , Delhi. Finally around 900 candidates reach the final list which is displayed in the month of May. Out of these 900 final list candidates get allotment of services as per the rank and candidates’ choice of service.
Many aspirants in India want to become IAS, IPS, IRS or collector, SDM, ACP etc but they do not know how to become one. This is the platform provided to all such aspirants who want to become one of the most powerful officers in India.
This examination is called the Civil Services Examination and is conducted each year by a constitutional body called UPSC(Union Public service Commission). This is considered as the toughest examination in India and second toughest in the world after French Civil Service. This exam provides the opportunity to serve with dignity to nation and provides powers and status to the officer.
Any graduate of any discipline from any of the recognized university in India is the academic qualification. The minimum age should be 21 years. The maximum age should not be more than 32 years as on first August of the year in which the examination is given. Relaxation in age is there for the OBC upto 35 years, for SC and ST the relaxation is up to 37 years.
Number of Attempts:
Six attempts are there for general category, nine attempts for OBC and no attempt limit for SC/ST category
Candidates should start with syllabus, question papers, NCERT books and then go for standard text books. Here is also a list of useful and essential books for ready reference. Do not be in a hurry to purchase all the books at a time, you may end up purchasing non-essential books without starting with essential books. Here we have uploaded the NCERT books also in pdf form for your benefit.