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UPSC Recruitment, Function | Civil Service Examination

What is UPSC? Check out its Recruitment | Important Details

UPSC also known as Union Public Service Commission is one of the prime boards who are responsible for various main government examinations. It was formed in 1- October-1926 and has recruitment a lot of candidates in their department by different form of competitive examinations. The headquarter is situated in Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi. The board directly report to the honorable president and therefore are mandated by the constitution. if we talk about the history of UPSC then as we mentioned earlier it was established in October of 1926 under the chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. It was known as Federal Public Service Commission before independence and was taken into constitution of India on 26 January 1950. The commission is amongst those rare institutions that function with autonomy as well as Freedom.

UPSC or Union Public Service Commission according to the article of the constitution will be consulted in every educational things or you can say in recruitment of civil services and other posts. The commission do various tasks like to organize examination in order to select best candidates for the union, recruitment aspirants directly by performing examination like interview, Supporting different services for making rules and norm under the government, if there is anything that direct the attention of UPSC, they can inform the government through President directly and etc.

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UPSC Recruitment Process

UPSC is responsible for much recruitment conducted in India and it is performed through four modes that are Direct Recruitment, Promotion, Deputation/Absorption, and Composite Method. Mainly every competitive examination is done through the first mode of recruitment that is Direct Recruitment. The respective form of selection is done by organizing Competitive Examination and Selection. And if we take a look towards the Competitive Examination, it is done so that interested people can get selected for the posts of Defense/Civil/Services and various posts. The notification is provided via tons of website, newspapers and other distribution of channel. Some of Examination that is conducted by UPSC are as follows:

  • Civil Services Examination
  • Combined Medical Services Examination
  • Combined defense services examination          
  • Engineering services Examination
  • National Defense Academy Examination
  • Naval Academy Examination
  • Indian Statistical service Examination
  • SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice)
  • Indian Economic Service
  • Stenographers (Grade-B/Grade-1) department/Section Officers
  • CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces)

Selection: The process is performed by Interviewing a candidates for Group A posts and Group B posts. In order to get selected for this form of selection the aspirants have to face the preliminary examination and if the interest candidate qualifies it then he/she get the opportunity for this mode. Let’s talk about one of the examination conducted by UPSC in order to get understand the process easily

About Civil Service Examination

The examination is a very popular form of recruitment organized nationally so that every eligible person can get the opportunity to serve their nation through this examination. It is comprises of 3 test Preliminary Test, Main Exam and Interview. Preliminary Test is a written based examination consisting of two papers which is of 200 marks and the covers the topics like Current Events, History of India, Economics and Social Development, Indian polity, Indian and World Geography and etc. Paper 2 will also be of 200 marks with question that comes under the topics like Interpersonal Skills, General mental ability, comprehension and many more. Aspirants have to just pass the examination with minimum of 33% marks so that they can get selected for the second phase of this examination known as Mains.

UPSC Mains Examination is of 2000 marks and is conducted mostly in the month of October. There are 9 papers that has to be faced by the qualified candidates with the Syllabus (Tentative) are General Studies- PAPER 1 (300 marks), PAPER 2 (300 marks); Optional Subject 1- Paper 1 (300 marks), Paper 2 (300 marks); Optional Subject 2- Paper 1 (300 marks), Paper 2 (300 marks); Essay- 200 marks, English Language 300 marks, Indian Language 300 Marks. After qualifying both the form of recruitment the aspirants are invited for Personality Test or Interview which is basically done in month of March or April.

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