UPSC civil services exam details include the application procedure for entry into group A and group B streams.It is one of the most important exams to crack and gain entry into the IAS,IFS,IPS and many other central government services.
UPSC civil services exam dates
Online registration begins- 4th February 2012
Last date for registration- 5th March 2012
Preliminary exam date- 20th May 2012
Vacancies to be filled for UPSC civil services exam
1.IAS-Indian Administrative Service
2.IFS-Indian Foreign Service.Indian Police Service.
1.Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
2.Indian Audit and Accounts Service
3.Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
4.Indian Defence Accounts Service
5.Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
6.Indian Ordnance Factories Service, (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
7.Indian Postal Service
8.Indian Civil Accounts Service
9.Indian Railway Traffic Service
10Indian Railway Accounts Service
11.Indian Railway Personnel Service
12.Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
13.Indian Defence Estates Service
14.Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
15.Indian Trade Service (Gr. III).
16.Indian Corporate Law Service
1.Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
2.Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
3.Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
4.Pondicherry Civil Service
5.Pondicherry Police Service
Eligibility for UPSC civil services exam
The following eligibility criteria must be met inorder to apply for the examination.
1.The candidate should be a citizen of india,nepal,bhutan or a tiebtan refugee who cam to settle in india.Others who migrated from other countries are also eligible but need to produce ceritficate of eligibility.
2.The candidate should be between the ages of 21 to 30 years of age as on August 1,2012.There is a relaxation for SC/ST-5 years,OBC-3 years,Ex serviceman-5 years and 10 years for PWD
3.Candidate should be a graduate in any field from a recognised institute.The maximum number of tries for the exam is 4-unreserved,7-pwd,7-obc and no limit for sc/st.
UPSC civil services exam selection,structure and syllabus
In order for successful entry into civil services,the candidates must pass two exams.A preliminary exam in May and Main exam in November.In the preliminary exam there are two papers that have to be answered.They are objective type questions with multiple choice.The paper 1 is general questions and paper 2 is an aptitude based questions.The time limit for each paper is two hours and carries a weightage of 200 marks each.
General Science, Current Events of National and International importance, History of India and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social development and General Issues on Environment.
English Language Comprehension, Interpersonal Skills, Logical Reasoning, Analytical reasoning, General mental ability, Numerical ability.
UPSC civil services exam application procedure
Lets start off the application procedure by going to this URL http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php
On the main menu ,we are presented with both optioisns for part 1 and part 2 registrations.Lets start with part one registration first.After we get the registration number from part 1,we can enter it into part two and continue.
After selecting the part 1 registration,we come to the personal details page.These personal details must match the same as those on your school/college certificate for board examinations.
Second page of personal details is mainly for giving your choice of exam centre.
Subject specific page asks for your centre for main examination and choice of optional subjects.this is an important page and each and every aspect of this page should be filled out appropriately.
Now after you put all the details,that is the end of the part 1 registration.This is the verification page where you can check all the information you filled and make changes before the registration number and print page is finalised.
Completion page of part 1 gives you the registration number that is the most important number for your examination.Now take out a printout of this page before proceeding to part 2 registration.
Part 2 registration consists of the fees payment and photo and signature upload.To get started,firstly enter registration number that you received in part 1,along with DOB.
This is the photo and signature page where you have to upload your passport size photograph and signature.Make sure that both are in the jpg format.Keep in mind the dimensions of the photo and signature.Wrong sized images maybe rejected.
Photo confirmation page lets you finalise photo and signature settings,or upload new images
That is the end of the part 2 registration.Print this application also just like you did for part 1.Further details and correspondance from UPSC will be sent to your email