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About the Examination

Civil services, which is the backbone of Indian governance constitutes all ministries and their departments. The Civil services and Forest Services exams are conducted by the UPSC. The prestige, power, charm and responsibility that come along with the top jobs such as the IAS, IFS, IPS, etc are a definite reason for anyone to choose Civil Services and Forest services as a career option.

ELIGIBILITY
EDUCATIONAny Degree (Recognized by UGC/AICTE)
AGE
 Minimum AgeMaximum AgeNo. of attempts
GENERAL21326
OBC21359
SC & ST2137No restriction
  • Must have attained the age of 21 on 1st August of year of examination.
  • Must not have attained 32 years(35|37 years) on 1st August of year of examination.
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS
1NotificationFebruary / March
2Preliminary ExaminationMay / June
3Preliminary Exam ResultsJuly / August
4Main ExaminationsSeptember/October
5Main Exam ResultsFebruary 1st Week / 2nd Week
6InterviewMarch – April
7Final ResultsMay
ELIGIBILITY
EDUCATIONBachelor’s Degree with atleast one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Geology, Mathematics and Statistics
(or)
Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Forestry (or) Engineering (Recognized by UGC/AICTE)
AGE
 Minimum AgeMaximum AgeNo. of attempts
GENERAL21326
OBC21359
SC & ST2137No restriction
  • Must have attained the age of 21 before 1st on of year of examination.
  • Mustnothaveattained 32 years(35|37 years) on 1st August of yearofexamination.
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS
1NotificationFebruary / March
2Preliminary ExaminationMay / June
3Preliminary Exam ResultsJuly / August
4Main ExaminationsNovember / December
5Main Exam ResultsJanuary 1st Week / 2nd Week
6InterviewJanuary / February
7Final ResultsFebruary / March

Structure of the Examination

Stage 1 – Preliminary Exam (Objective Type)Stage 2 – Main Exam (Descriptive Type)Stage 3 – Interview (Oral)

The Preliminary Examination which is common for both Civil services and Forest services is conducted during May or June every year. It consists of two papers – one is held in the forenoon and the other in the afternoon of the same day and both papers consist of a set of multiple choice questions. The forenoon session is General Studies Paper–I where questions are based on general awareness and other topics as mentioned in the syllabus. In afternoon session is CSAT – Paper II where questions based on Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning and Verbal ability as mentioned in syllabus. Candidates should note that there will be a penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers.Information in the table are based on UPSC Civil Services Examinations 2018.
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
TotalCorrect AnsIncorrect Ans*
General Studies Paper–I1002002-0.66
CSAT – Paper II802002.5-0.83
* For Wrong answers one – third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Result

  • Paper I marks is used for the selection of candidates to the main examination.
  • Paper II marks is qualifying paper with a minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33% (i.e 66 marks).
  • Two set of results are published – one list is for those who qualified for Civil Services Main Examinations and other list is for those who qualified for Forest Services Main Examination.
  • This is only a screening test, marks will not be word in calculating final results
The candidates who qualify for Civil Service Main Examination have to choose one optional subject which has two papers.The main examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in the Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, ability to analyze and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors degree and lower than the masters degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and Law, the level corresponds to the bachelors degree.In all, the aspirants are to appear in nine papers, details of which are given below:
SubjectsPapersMarks
Indian Language *Paper–A300
English *Paper–B300
EssayPaper–I250
General Studies 1Paper–I250
General Studies 2Paper–II250
General Studies 2Paper–III250
General Studies 4Paper–IV250
Optional SubjectPaper–VI250
Optional SubjectPaper–VII250
* Qualifying Papers – For qualifying, candidates have to secure a minimum of 25% in these papers.
The candidates who qualify for Forest Services Main Examination have to choose two optional subjects which has two papers each. In all, the aspirants are to appear in nine papers, details of which are given below :
SubjectsPapersMarks
General EnglishPaper–I300
General Knowledge*Paper–II300
Optional Subject – 1Paper–I200
Optional Subject – 1Paper–II200
Optional Subject – 2Paper–I200
Optional Subject – 2Paper–II200
*Answer scripts of only those candidates who have obtained the minimum marks as decided by the Commission for Paper II (General Knowledge) will be evaluated.

Interview for Personality test will be conducted in Delhi for candidates who clear the Main examination. (Maximum mark : 300)

Final Result of both Civil Services and Forest Service exam will be based on Main examination and Interview marks.