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About IAS

Civil Services Examination is one of the most sought (approx. 5 lakh applicants each year) competitive exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. The UPSC exam is conducted every year for recruiting various Civil Service Officers including Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

The exam is conducted every year in two phases, which are Civil Services Preliminary and Mains Exams. The Preliminary exam consists of objective type of questions which tests a candidate on two papers, General Studies and Aptitude.

Civil Services Mains examination being a subjective paper evaluates a candidate through nine papers and an interview (Which basically test the personality of the candidate).

The entire process for UPSC/IAS exam from the notification of the Preliminary examination test dates to declaration of the UPSC results takes almost a year.

Civil Services Exam phases

Phase I: Civil Services examination – Prelims is conducted every year in the month of August, whose results are generally declared in mid-October. Click here for syllabus.

Phase II: Civil Services Mains examination is conducted every year in the month of December for those who has qualified the Civil Services Prelims exam. The results for the Civil Services Mains examination usually declared in the month of March. Click here for syllabus.

Phase III: Civil Services Personality Test (Interview) is the final stage usually conducted in the month of May every year. Notifications for the forms are generally out by April. Click here for syllabus.

After the final results are declared, selected candidates are sent for the training programs.

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