ABOUT CIVIL SERVICES
The Civil Services Exam popularly known as IAS Exam is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year. It is a combined exam to recruit officers into Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Audit and Accounts Services, Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and several other GROUPA&GROUP B Central services. All India Services officers i.e., IAS and IPS officers are given state cadres after the selection. The cadre controlling authority of IAS is Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances, Government of India. The IPS cadre is controlled by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Overall, the IAS officers as District Collectors play a major role in the administration of the country.
LIST OF CIVIL SERVICES FOR WHICH COMBINED EXAMINATION IS HELD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Indian Administrative Service. Indian Foreign Service. Indian Police Service. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group 'A' Indian Defiance Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Revenue Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A' (Assistant Works Manager, Administration) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’. Post of Assistant Security Officer, Group 'A' in Railway Protection Force. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’. Indian Trade Service, Group "A" (GR.III) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A" Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’ Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’ Pondicherry Civil Services Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'
Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
1. Minimum Educational Qualifications : Graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognized University. Students in final year of graduation are also eligible forthe exam. The eligibility of being graduate is required atthe time of filling Mains form. 2. Age limit: GENERAL : 21 to 30 YEARS O.B.C. : 21 to 33 YEARS (Non-creamy Layer) SC/ST : 21 to 35 YEARS Note: Age is calculated as on 1st August of the year of the examination. 3. Number of attempts allowed:
GENERAL : 4 attempts O.B.C. : 7 attempts (Non-creamy Layer) SC/ST : Up to 35 years of age
Stages of Examination: (1) Prelims (1) Prelims : • This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. • From the year 2013 onwards the Civil Services (Prelim) Exams shall serve as the Screening Test for both the Civil Services as well as the Indian Forest Service Examinations. • Candidates will be asked to exercise their option to either choose Civil Services or Indian Forest Service or both, as per their eligibility conditions. • Combined Prelim Exams for Civil Services & Indian Forest Service, 2014 shall be held on 24th August, 2014.(NOTE:- The dates of Notification, commencement and duration of Examinations are liable to alteration by UPSC. (2) Mains (Written): • • Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination. Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main...
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