Union Public Service Commission is the central run organization that is responsible for conducting Civil Service Examination. UPSC conducts exam for various government run sectors that come under Civil Services and other sectors like Engineering, Defence, Medical. Main purpose of UPSC is to recruit intelligent brains that can be given responsibility to run the country smoothly.
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During the British rule proposition was made for establishment of Public Commission that will appoint people who can run the administration. Thus on 1st October 1926 Federal Public Commission Service was established. Later when India got freedom the name was changed to Union Public Service Commission and was given constitutional status.
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UPSC conducts exam in three phases.
Preliminary Examination consists of 2 papers each having 200. These papers can be given in either English or Hindi. They are:
General Studies Paper – 1
General Studies Paper – 2
UPSC Mains comprises of total 9 papers covering different fields. These papers are of descriptive type. They are taken over duration of 20 days from the day of first paper. They are divided into two categories, Qualifying and Ranking. Scheme for UPSC Mains is as follow:
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- Paper 1
- Paper 2
- Paper 3
- Paper 4 and 5
- Papers 6,7,8 and 9
Note: Papers 1 and 2 are qualifying papers while Papers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are ranking papers.
Following is the list of optional subjects.
- Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Commerce & Accountancy
- Electrical Engineering
- Indian History
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science & International Relations
- Public Administration
After qualifying both the exams candidates are called for personal interview. It is of 300 marks.
- Mains – 2000
- Interview – 300
- Grand Total - 2300
For Latest UPSC Updates you must check out the following website:
- UPSC Section in Let's More Education
- UPSC Official Website: http://www.upsc.gov.in