UPSC Latest News 2017-18 Schedule & Syllabus of exams

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (संघ लोक सेवा आयोग) is India’s central agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination,Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.

The Commission consists of a Chairman and ten Members. The terms and conditions of service of Chairman and Members of the Commission are governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1969. The Chairman and other members of the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) are appointed by the President of India.  At least half of the members of the Commission are Civil Servants (working or retired) with minimum ten years of experience either in Central or State service.  The Commission is serviced by a Secretariat headed by a Secretary with two Additional Secretaries, a number of Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and other supporting staff. Every member holds office for a term of six years or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier.

UPSC is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom along with the country’s higher judiciary and lately the Election Commission.

LATEST UPDATES FROM UPSC :-

Union Public Service Commission has released the latest UPSC Calendar 2017 notification for the recruitment of IAS/IFS/NDA/CDS/CMS and several posts for various categories in India. The candidates who aspire to get into these services can also tentative download the UPSC Calendar PDF from the official site.  Here, in this post we will provide all the details of Eligibility, Selection Process, Exam pattern, Syllabus, How to submit Online Application form etc. so that you can know have  idea about the examination and prepare your exam strategy for that.

OFFICIAL SITE :

The Official site of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is www.upsc.gov.in .  The site contains all the important information related to UPSC. Also the complete details of latest recruitments notices, admit cards, answer keys, results, past papers etc. can be downloaded from this site.

EXAMS CONDUCTED BY UPSC :

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination :  

(A) Tentative Schedule (Examination held twice a year)

(i) Notification of Examination :  October – Novermber & April – May

(B) Conduct of Examination  :   May

(C)  Age limit :  16-1/2 – 19 Years

(D) Educational Qualifications

(i)  For Army Wing of NDA  :  12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education, or equivalent.

(ii)  For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at Naval Academy  :  12 th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education with Physics and Mathematics, or equivalent.

Candidates appearing at the 12th Class Examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the 12th Class Examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

(E)  Scheme of Examination

(i)  Written Examination  :  1. Mathematics (Objective type)  300 Marks  2. General Ability Test (Objective type) 600 Marks

(ii)  Marks for SSB Interviews  :  900 Marks

Civil Services Examinations :  (CS)

CS Preliminary 

(i) Notification of Examination  :  November/December of previous year

(ii) Conduct of Examination  :  May

(B)  Age Limit :  21-30 years as on 1st August of the year of Examination.

(C) Educational Qualification  :   

(i)  Degree of a Recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) Candidates appearing in the requisite Degree qualification are also eligible for appearing in the examination, however, they are supposed to submit proof of passing the requisite qualification along with with Detailed Application Form for Civil Services (Main) Examination.

Scheme of CS (Preliminary) Examination

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks.
The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi

CS Main :

Tentative Date of Examination : October  – November

Scheme of CS (Main) Examination

Paper-I – One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) :  300 Marks

Paper II  –  English (Qualifying Paper) : 300 Marks

Paper III –  Essay :  200 Marks

Paper IV & V –  General Studies (300 Marks for each paper) :  600 Marks

Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX –   Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper)  :  1200 Marks

Interview Test  :  300 Marks

Indian Forest Service Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination :  February/March

(B)  Conduct of Examination :  July

(C)  Age-limits :  21-30 Years on 1st July of the year of examination

(D)  Educational Qualifications :  

(i)  A Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry or Engineering of a recognised university or equivalent.

(ii)  Candidates appearing at their degree examination (with prescribed subjects) are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination alongwith their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.

(E)  Scheme of Examination 

(i).  Written Examination – Conventional (essay) type (General English, General Knowledge & Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects)

(ii).  Interview for Personality Test

Engineering Services Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  January/February

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  June/July

(C)  Categories of which recruitment is made through the Examination

(i)   Civil Engineering

(ii)   Mechanical Engineering

(iii)  Electrical Engineering

(iv)  Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering

(D)  Age-limits  :  21-30 years on 1st August of the year of Examination.

(E)  Educational Qualifications  : 

(i)  A degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain Services/posts only.

(ii)  Candidates appearing at their engineering degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the Examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.

(F)  Scheme of Examination  :

(i)   Paper I (Objective type) : General Ability Test  (200 Marks)
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies
)

(ii)   Papers II & III (Objective type)  :  Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering  (200 Marks for each paper)

(iii)  Papers IV & V(Conventional Type)  :  Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering  (200 Marks for each paper)

(iv)  Personality Test  :  200 Marks

Geologists’ Examination  :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  June

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  November

(C)  Age  limit  :  21-32 years on 1st January of the year of examination.

(D)  Educational Qualifications  :  

(i)     Master’s degree in Geology/Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a recognized university; or
(ii)    Diploma of Associateship in Applied Geology of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; or
(iii)   Master’s degree in Mineral exploration from a recognized university (for posts in GSI); or
(iv)   Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from a recgonized university (for posts in CGWB).

(Candidates appearing in the requisite qualification can also apply for the examination but are required to submit proof of passing along with detailed application form.)

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  –  WrittenExamination

(i)   General English  : 100 Marks

(ii)  Geology Paper-I  :  200 Marks

(iii)  Geology Paper-II  :  200 Marks

(iv)  Geology Paper-III  :  200 Marks

(v)  Hydrogeology  :  200 Marks

Part II  –  Interview for Personality Test  :  200 Marks

Special Class Railway Apprenctices’ Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  February

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  July

(C)  Age Limit  :   17-21 years on 1st August of the year of examination

(D)  Educational Qualification  :  Must have passed in the first or second division, the Intermediate or an equivalent examination of a university or board approved by the Government of India with Mathematics and atleast one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination

(i)   General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test)  –  200 Marks

(ii)  Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)  :  200 Marks

(iii)  Mathematics  :  200 Marks

Part II  –  Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination.

Combined Defence Services Examination  :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  August and March

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  February and August

(C)  Age Limit  : 

(i)   19-24 Years  –   Indian Military Academy

(ii)   19-22 Years  –   Naval Academy

(iii)  19-23 Years  –   Air Force Academy

(iv)  19-25 Years  –  Officers’ Training Academy

(D)  Educational Qualification  :

(i)    IMA & OTA  Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

(ii)   Naval Academy B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg

(iii)  Air Force Academy B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg

(iv)  Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination

(a)  For Indian Military Academy  :  English,  General Knowledge,  Elementary Mathematics  (300 Marks)
Naval Academy and
Air Force Academy

(b)  For Officers’ Training Academy  :    English,  General Knowledge  (200 Marks )

Part II  –  SSB Interview

(a)  IMA, NA and AFA  :  300 Marks

(b)  OTA  :  200 Marks

Combined Medical Services Examination:

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  August

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  January

(C)  Age Limit  :  Below 32 years on 1st January of the year of Examination

(D)  Educational Qualification  :  A pass in the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination. Candidates appearing at the final MBBS Examination are also eligible to apply. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit proof of passing the written and practical parts of final MBBS Examination alongwith their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage. A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection he will be appointed only after he has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination   (2 papers of 200 marks each, both of objective type)

Paper  I

(i)  General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry

(ii)  Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Paper  II  –  200 Marks

(i)   Paediatrics

(ii)   Gynaecology and Obstetrics

(iii)  Preventive, Social and Community Medicine

Part  II  –  Personality Test  (200 Marks)

Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  June

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :   November

(C)  Age Limit  :  21-30 years on 1st January of the year of Examination

(D)  Educational Qualification  :

For Indian Economic Service Post Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics.
For Indian Statistical Service Post Grade Degree from an Indian university in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Mathematical Statistics.

Candidates appearing in qualifying degree exams are also eligible provisionally subject to producing proof of passing along with Detailed Application Form.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part-I : Candidates are required to appear in the following papers of conventional type papers.

(i) For Indian Economic Service

(a)    General English 100 Marks
(b)    General Studies 100 Marks
(c)    General Economics-I 200 Marks
(d)    General Economics-II 200 Marks
(e)    General Economics-III 200 Marks
(f)      General Economics 200 Marks

(ii) For Indian Statistical Service

(a)  General English     100 Marks
(b)  General Studies     100 Marks
(c)  Statistics-I     200 Marks
(d)  Statistics-II     200 Marks
(e)  Statistics-III     200 Marks
(f)  Statistics-IV       200 Marks

Part  II  –  Interview for Personaity Test  :  200 Marks

S.O.’s/Stenographer’s (Grade ‘B’/Grade-I) Limited Departmental Competitive  Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  July

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  December

(C)  Age Limit  :  No age limit prescribed.  The examination is confined to serving Central Government Employees working as Assistant in the Assistant Grade of the Central Secretariat Service.  Railway Board Sectt. Service, Intelligence Bureau, Armed Forces headquarters Civil Services; or Stenographer Grade-C of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers’ Service/Armed Forces headquarters Stenographers’ Service/Grade II of the I.B. Stenographers’ Service or any post in the Indian Foreign Service, branch ‘B’ and attached and subordinate office with 5 years approved and continuous service on the 1st of July of the year of exam.

(D)  Educational Qualification  :  No specific educational qualification prescribed.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part A Candidates have to appear in the following conventional (Essay Type) papers
1. Noting and drafting, precis writing.
2. (i)

Procedure and Practice in Government of India Secretariat and Attached offices. (For Categories I, II and IX)

(ii)

Procedure and Practice in Government of India Secretariat and Attached offices. (For Categories IV, V and VI)

(iii)

Procedure and Practice in Government of India Secretariat and Attached offices. (For Categories VII only)

(iv) Office Procedure and Practice (For Category III)
(v) Office Procedure and Practice (For Category VII)
3. (i)

General Knowledge of the constitution of India and the Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedure in Parliament (for categories I, II, III and IX)

(ii)

General Knowledge of the constitution of India and the Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedure in Parliament (for categories IV, V,VI and VII)

4. (i) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category I)
(ii) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category II)
(iii) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category III)
(iv) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category V)
(v) General Regulations and Service Rules, (For Category VI)
(vi) Financial Regulations and Service Rules, (For Category IX)
(vii) Railway Financial and Service Rules, (For Category III)
(viii) Railway Financial and Service Rules, (For Category VII)
5. General Studies
Part B  Assessment of 5 years CRs                                   100 Marks

Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  May

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  October

(C)  Age Limit  :  20-25 years as on 1st August of the year of examination.

(D)  Educational Qualification  :

(i)  Degree of a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.

(ii)  Candidates appearing in the degree exam are allowed to appear at the exam but are required to submit proof of passing alongwith the Detailed Application Forms which are to be submitted after qualifying the written test, medical standards test and Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination

PAPER-I     General Ability and Intelligence (Objective Type)     250 Marks

PAPER-II     Essay, Precis writing and comprehension (Conventional Type)     150 Marks

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS TEST     To be conducted only of candidates who qualify the written examination.

Part  II  –  Interview for Personality Test     200 Marks

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