UPSC, Union Public Service Commission is a central government body that looks after the admissions into All India Services. It conducts exam ranging from civil services to defence services. For those willing to serve the public, UPSC is the best option.
UPSC is definitely the toughest exam as it includes every area related to nation, public, government and environment. But for those whose aspirations are high nothing is impossible. UPSC offers prestigious posts like IAS,IPS and many other. One needs to have a proper plan of action before entering into this exam as it requires every bit of dedication.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020
What is UPSC?
What are the eligibility requirements for UPSC?
- Should be a citizen of India
- Should be a graduate from designated University.
- Anyone appearing for final exam of his/her Graduation
- Minimum age limit for all candidates is 21 years whereas maximum age depends on the category of different candidates. A general category candidate can apply for 32 years, an OBC candidate can apply for 35 years, for SC/ST it is 37 years and for PWD candidates 42 years of maximum age.
Where can one apply for UPSC exam?
How many attempts are allowed in UPSC Exam?
Number of attempts vary from candidate to candidate depending on his/her category.
- General – 6 attempts
- OBC – 9 attempts
- SC/ST – unlimited attempts till the age criteria is fulfilled
- PWD – unlimited attempts till the age criteria is fulfilled
In what language is the Exam and Interview taken?
Is there negative marking in UPSC?
Does one needs to have studied a subject in Graduation if he/she wants to select that subject as a optional for UPSC?
What is the paper pattern for UPSC?
UPSC Civil Services Examination is held in three stages:
Paper I – It is for 200 marks. Time duration is 2 hours for 100 questions.
Paper II – It is for 200 marks. Time duration is 2 hours for 80 questions.
Paper A & Paper B – They both are for 300 marks each. Time duration for each is 3 hours.
Paper I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII – They all are for 250 marks each with a time duration of 3 hours respectively.
This round is for 275 marks
What is the reservation system in UPSC?
What all does UPSC exam include in it’s syllabus?
- Current Events of National and International importance, history, geography, polity, economics, environmental studies and general science.
- Comprehension, interpersonal skills, logical reasoning, analytical skills, decision making and problem solving, general mental ability and basic numeracy.
Paper A & B
- Indian language, Comprehension, precis writing, usage and vocabulary, short essays and translations.
- Indian heritage and culture, world history, Indian society and geography.
- Indian Constitution, Indian Polity, Social Justice, Indian governance and International relations.
- Indian Economy, science and technology, environment and biodiversity, disaster management and security.
- Ethics and human interface, attitude, aptitude, emotional intelligence, ethics in public administration, probity in governance.
Paper VI &VII
- Optional subject
What all services are included under UPSC?
Various government services exam conducted by UPSC are:
- Civil Services
- Engineering Service
- Indian forestry services
- Central Armed Police Forces
- Indian Economic Services and Indian Statistical services
- Combined Medical Services
- Railway services