Civil Services Exam
The most competitive exam that can change your life is civil services. No wonder it is the coveted exam desired by lakhs of students. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruiting Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). Every year lakhs of students appear for this exam but only a few qualify.
Minimum 21 years of age and maximum of 32 years
Number of Attempts
It’s a three-stage exam, Prelims, Mains and Personality Test.
Also known as Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), this exam consists of objective type questions in Hindi and English languages for 2 hours each.
After clearing the preliminary examination, candidates appear for the Mains exam. It consists of 9 papers that are conducted over a span of 5-7 days. The subjects are Compulsory Indian language, English, Essay, General Studies I, II, III, IV, Optional I & II. Every paper carries 250 marks apart from the first two, they carry 300 marks each.
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
Optional Paper Subjects