UPSC is a central government organization authorized to conducts different examinations for engineering services, civil services, defense, and many more throughout the year across the country. The organization was formed on October 1, 1926, and controlled by the government of India. In this section, we will provide you the list of all the UPSC exams conducted in India by Union Public Service Commissions with all details such as eligibility criteria, exam process, etc. Still, if it contains any error please do let me know through the comments. Any type of suggestions will be highly appreciated.

1. Civil Services Examination

The Civil Services Examinations is conducted by Union Public Service Examination nationwide for the recruitment of various Civil Services as follows:
  •  Indian Administrative Services(IAS)
  • Indian Foreign Service(IFS)
  • Indian Revenue Service(IRS)
  • Indian Police Service(IPS)

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification Candidate should be a graduate or Final year candidate in any Discipline from a recognized university can apply.
Age Limit Candidate's Minimum age should be 21 Years and Maximum age 32 Years as on the year of examination.
Age Relaxation
  • OBC - 3 years
  • SC/ST - 5 Years
  • Number of Attempts
  • General and OBC Creamy layer - 4
  • OBC Non-Creamy layer - 7
  • SC/ST Candidates- No Limit
  • Nationality Candidates must be a citizen of India for IAS and IPS Examination.
    Examination Process STAGE-I: Preliminary Examination (Objective Exam)
    STAGE-II: Main Examination (Descriptive Exam)
    STAGE-III: Personality Test (Interview).
    Official Website

    Civil Services Examination Syllabus

    UPSC CSE Exam Pattern

    I General Studies 200 2 HRS
    II CSAT 200 2 HRS

    UPSC RECRUITMENT – CSE Detailed Syllabus – PHASE-I (400 Marks)


    • General Science
    • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation.
    • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
    • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
    • Current events of national and international importance.
    • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    • History of India and Indian National Movement.


    • Comprehension
    • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
    • General mental ability
    • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
    • Decision-making and problem solving
    • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

    UPSC RECRUITMENT – CSE Detailed Syllabus – PHASE-II
    (1750 Marks)

    Candidates who successfully qualified the Phase-I paper are allowed to write the Phase-II IAS Main paper. The Main exam consists of 9 papers out of which 2 are qualifying papers consists of 300 Marks each.


    The two qualifying papers are as follows:

    • Any Indian Language
    • English Language Paper

    Structure of the English Language Paper

    1) Essay Writing – 100 Marks
    2) Reading comprehension – 60 Marks
    3) Precis Writing – 60 Marks
    4) Translation:
         A) English to compulsory language (e.g. Hindi) – 20 marks
         B) Compulsory language to English – 20 marks
    5) Grammar and basic language usage – 40 marks

    The rest 7 Papers can be written in any of the languages mentioned under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India or in English.
    PAPER-I Essay (can be written in the medium of the candidate’s choice) 250
    PAPER-II General Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society) 250
    PAPER-III General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations) 250
    PAPER-IV General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management) 250
    PAPER-V General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude) 250
    PAPER-VI Optional Subject – Paper I 250
    PAPER-VII Optional Subject – Paper II 250
    The UPSC CSE Main syllabus contains a list of 48 optional Subjects which include Literature of different languages. Students are required to choose any one of the ‘Optional Subjects’ from the list of subjects given below:
    Agriculture Zoology  
    Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Assamese (Literature)
    AnthropologyBengali (Literature)
    BotanyBodo (Literature)
    ChemistryDogri (Literature)
    Civil EngineeringGujarati (Literature)
    Commerce & Accountancy Hindi (Literature)
    Economics Kannada (Literature)
    Electrical Engineering Kashmiri (Literature)
    Geography  Konkani (Literature)
    Geology Maithili (Literature)
    History  Malayalam (Literature)
    Law Manipuri (Literature)
    Management Marathi (Literature)
    Mathematics  Nepali (Literature)
    Mechanical EngineeringOdia (Literature)
    Medical Science Punjabi (Literature)
    Philosophy Sanskrit (Literature)
    PhysicsSanthali (Literature)
    Political Science & International Relations  Sindhi (Literature)
    Psychology  Tamil (Literature)
    Public AdministrationTelugu (Literature)
    Sociology English (Literature)
    Statistics  Urdu (Literature)

    Download Previous Year Paper for UPSC RECRUITMENT Civil Services Examination Paper-I and Paper-II.
    For more details visit UPSC Official site:


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