|No of Questions: 100||Marks: 200||Time: 120 Minutes|
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is one of the prestigious and toughest competitive exams in India. Previously named as ICS or Imperial Civil Service, IAS Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). On qualifying this exam, candidates shall be recruited as Officers of All India Civil Service. TopRankers in collaboration with Khan Study Group provides you step by step guidance so that you qualify the exam with flying colors.
An IAS officer is entitled as the District Collector with the administrative command over an entire district. An IAS officer is also responsible to represent the Government of India at International Levels for the purpose of bilateral or multilateral discussions.
UPSC follows a general timeline process through which it conducts several phases of the Civil Service exams throughout the year. The notification for 2018 is already out and the exam stages under process. You can find all information about UPSC 2018 below. But for all those, who are aiming to sit for UPSC IAS exam 2019 can check out the general calendar followed by UPSC for the recruitment Process.
|Release of Notification||19.02.2019|
|Last Date of receipt of Application||18.03.2019|
|Prelims Exam||02.06.2019 (Sunday)|
|Prelims Result||Month of July|
|Mains Exam||20.09.2019 (Friday) 5 days|
UPSC had announced a vacancy of 782 posts under different categories in the year 2018. Find the detailed list below:
|Category||No. of Vacancies|
Among these, there are some reserved for Physically Handicapped category.
|Events||IAS Exam Dates|
|Exam Notification Released||7th Feb 2018|
|Application Starts||7th Feb 2018|
|Late Date of Application||6th March 2018, till 6 P.M.|
|Prelims Examination||3rd June 2018|
|Prelims Result||14th July 2018|
|Mains Examination Starts||28th September 2018 (5 Days)|
|Mains Result||Probably in the month of December|
|Personality Test||Will be notified|
|Final Results||Will be notified|
The steps of online application procedure consists of 4 sections as mentioned below. However, the registration of the year 2018 has been closed.
The payment of application fees can be done by both online and offline method. Offline payment can be done at nearest SBI banks and online mode payment is done through Debit/ Credit card or Net banking.
After the payment, you can login to fill up the IAS Application form and chose your IAS Exam Centre. With successful entry of all qualification details you shall proceed to the next section.
After Verification of all input details, candidate need to upload a proper format photograph. After uploading, don’t forget to check if it is being displayed properly. Similarly the scanned copy of signature is to be uploaded.
The candidates aspiring for IAS exam must fulfil the Eligibility Criteria to attend the exam.
The candidate must have completed Bachelor’s Degree or awaiting final results from recognized university, having professional or technical education from govt. recognized institutions or equivalent are eligible to apply.
The candidate must be above 21 years or less than 32 years on 1st August 2018. But the upper age limit is subject to relaxation for different categories. Find the details of relaxation below:
|Category||Maximum age Limit (Years)|
|Defence Services Personnel/disabled in operations with foreign countries||3|
UPSC exams have specific Nationality rules for candidates appearing in the exam. The detailed criteria are as follows:
The candidates under sections b, c, d, e must produce a valid certificate issued by Govt. of India. Besides, those falling under category b, c, d shall not be eligible for Indian Foreign Service.
The complete selection procedure for IAS Officer Recruitment consists of 3 stages:
The Prelims stage consists of 2 sections:
The Prelims stage include topics like Current affairs, History of India, Indian and World geography, Indian polity, Economics and social development etc.
Negative Marking: There is negative marking for all questions in Prelims Stage. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of marks allotted to the question i.e.,0.66 shall be deducted from your secured marks.
The Mains Stage is a written exam of 9 papers including:
The qualifying papers are:
Papers to be counted for Merit are:
The mains written test comprise of a total of 1750 marks.
The Interview or Personality test consists of 275 marks.
Negative Marking: In case of Mains exam also the same penalty is applicable i.e., for every wrong answer, 1/3rd of marks assigned to that question is deducted from the secured marks. Negative marking is applicable only to questions having multiple choice.
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