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ELIGIBILITY ,AGE LIMIT AND CHOISE OF SUBJECTS FOR IAS/IPS EXAMINATION


Posted Date: 18-Mar-2009  Last Updated:   Category: Career Guidance    
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SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
The civil service examination is conducted by UPSC(UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION)every year. The examination has three stages i.e.,
1)Preliminary examination(normally conducted during the second half of may)
2)Main examination (normally conducted during the month of oct/nov,those who are selected in preliminary are only eligible for main examination)
3)Interview(those who are selected in main examination will be eligible for interview)

ELIGIBILITY
1)A pass in a degree from any University,
2)For IAS and IPS the candidate must be a citizen of India,
3)For other services a candidate can be either a citizen of India,a subject of Nepal,a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetian refugee

AGE LIMIT
1)21 years must be completed by the 1st AUGUST of that year,
2)GENERAL-30,OBC-33,SC/ST-35;EX-SERVICEMEN WILL GET 5 YEARS EXEMPTION

ATTEMPTS
OPEN-4,OBC-7,SC/ST-NO LIMIT

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

General Studies-150 marks
Optional subject-300 marks


LIST OF OPTIONALS(PRELIMINARY)

One of the optional should be selected from the list given below and it will be for 300 Marks
1)Agriculture
2)Animal Husbandary
3)Botany
4)Chemistry
5)Civil Engineering
6)Commerce
7)Economics
8)Electrical Engineering
9)Geography
10)Geology
11)Indian History
12)Law
13)Mathematics
14)Mechanical Engineering
15)Medical Sciences
16)Philosophy
17)Physics
18)Political Science
19)Psychology
20)Public Administration
21)Sociology
22)Statistics
23)Zoology

MAIN EXAMINATION
1)General Studies(two papers)-300 each
2)Optional 1(two papers)-300 each
3)Optional 2(two papers)-300 each
4)essay-200 marks(compulsory)
5)Indian language-300 marks
6)General English-300 marks

Indian language and General english marks will not be considered for ranking,mere pass is sufficient and it will be 10 th standard level

OPTIONALS(main examination)

two optionals have to be selected from the list given below,

1)Agriculture
2)Animal Husabandary and Vetinary science
3)Anthropology
4)Botany
5)Chemistry
6)Civil Engineering
7)Commerce and Accountancy
8)Economice
9)Electrical Engineering
10)Geography
11)Geology
12)Indian History
13)Law
14)Management
15)Mathematics
16)Mechanical Engineering
17)Medical science
18)Physics
19)Philosophy
20)Political sciences and international relations
21)Psychology
22)Public Administration
23)Sociology
24)Statistics
25)Zoology

LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS(LITERATURE)

1)ARABIC
2)ASSAMESE
3)BENGALI
4)CHINESE
5)ENGLISH
6)FRENCH
7)GERMAN
8)GUJARATI
9)KANNADA
10)KASHMIRI
11)KONKANI
12)MARATHI
13)MALAYALAM
14)MANIPURI
15)NEPALI
16)ORIYA
17)PALI
18)PERSIAN
19)PUNJABI
20)RUSSIAN
21)SANSKRIT
22)SINDHI
23)TAMIL
24)TELUGU
25)URDU


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