UPSC-Civil Services Examination

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service.

Eligibility Criteria




21-32 Years(Relaxation allowed as per Category)

Educational Qualification


Graduate(Any Stream)

No. of Attempts


Gen-6, OBC-9 & SC/ST-No Limit till upper age Criteria
Physical Parameters

As per UPSC Notification & as per Services



Questions Maximum Marks Time
Phase-1 Preliminary Exam (MCQs) Paper-1 General Studies-1 100 200 2 Hrs.

General Studies-2

(CSAT) (*Qualifying Exam: 33% Required)

80 200 2 Hrs.
Phase-2 Mains Exam (Descriptive Test Paper-1 Indian Language (Any) Qualifying Exam: 33% Required 300 3 Hrs
Paper-2 English 300 3 Hrs
Paper-3 Essay -20 Questions on Each Paper. -All Questions are of equal Weightage. All Questions are Compulsary 250 3 Hrs
Paper-4 GS-1 250 3 Hrs
Paper-5 GS-2 250 3 Hrs
Paper-6 GS-3 250 3 Hrs
Paper-7 GS-4 250 3 Hrs
Paper-8 Optional Sub Paper-1 250 3 Hrs
Paper-9 Optional Sub Paper-2 250 3 Hrs

(For Merit Decing)                     



Personality Test/Interview


Grand Total



List of Optional Subjects for Main Examination

(i) Agriculture,    (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science,    (iii) Anthropology,    (iv) Botany,    (v) Chemistry,    (vi) Civil Engineering,    (vii) Commerce and Accountancy,    (viii) Economics,    (ix) Electrical Engineering,    (x) Geography,    (xi) Geology,    (xii)History,    (xiii) Law,    (xiv) Management,    (xv) Mathematics,    (xvi) Mechanical Engineering,    (xvii) Medical Science,    (xviii) Philosophy,    (xix) Physics,    (xx) Political Science and International Relations,    (xxi) Psychology,    (xxii) Public Administration,    (xxiii) Sociology,    (xxiv) Statistics,    (xxv) Zoology

List of Indian Languages (Schedule : 8)

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.

Post & Services Through UPSC-Civil Services Examination

Post & Services Through UPSC-Civil Services Examination

1.Indian Administrative Service (IAS),

2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS),

3. Indian Police Service (IPS),

4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’,

5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’,

6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’,

7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’,

8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’,

9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration),

10.Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’,

11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’,

12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’,

13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’,

14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’,

15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Grp ‘A’,

16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’,

18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III),

19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”,

20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade),

21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’,

22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’,

23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’,

24.Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

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