About Civil Services

The Indian Civil Service forms the backbone of the Indian Government machinery. The Civil Services exam and Forest service exams are conducted by UPSC every year.

Eligibility:

Education         Any Degree (Recognised by UGC/AICTE)*

Age                     Minimum Age            Maximum Age         No. of Attempts

General                     21                                    32                                    6

OBC                            21                                    35                                    9

SC & ST                      21                                    37                         No restriction

  • Must have attained the age of 21 on 1st August of year of examination
  • Must not have attained 32 years (35/37 years) on 1st August of year of Examination

Scheme of UPSC Civil Services Exam:

1. Preliminary

Paper I (GS)                                   –     200

Paper II (CSAT)                             –      200

2. Mains  

Paper A (Indian Language)         –     300

Paper B (English)                          –     300

Paper – I (Essay)                            –     250

Paper – II (GS-I)                             –     250

Paper – III (GS-II)                          –     250

Paper – IV (GS-III)                         –     250

Paper – V (GS-IV)                           –     250

Paper – VI (Optional Paper 1)      –     250

Paper – VII (Optional Paper 2)    –     250

3. Personality Test                      –    275

Total Marks                                       2025

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Service Profile

i)   IAS – Indian Administrative Service (All India Service)

ii)  IPS – Indian Police Service (All India Service)

iii) IFS – Indian Foreign Service

IFoS – Indian Forest Service (All India Service)

Group A Service:

iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service

v)  Indian Civil Accounts Service

vi) Indian Corporate Law Service

vii)Indian Defence Accounts Service

viii)India Defence Estates Service

ix) Indian Information Service, Junior Grade

x)  Indian Postal Service

xi) Indian P&T Accounts & Finance

xii) Indian Railway Protection Force Service

xiii) Indian Revenue Service  (Customs and Indirect Taxes)

xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax)

xv) Indian Trade Service