RACE IAS

INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES EXAM-2018

Total No of Posts: 782
Name of the Posts:

1. Indian Administrative Service
2. Indian Foreign Service
3. Indian Police Service
4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T), Group ‘A’.
9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr III)
19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’
Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 21 to 32 years as on 01-08-2018. The upper age relaxation is 05 years for SC/ ST, 03 years for OBC and 10 years for PH candidates. Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess degree of any of Universities incorporated by an
Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of
Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission
Act, 1956.
Application Fee: Candidates have to pay Rs. 100/- either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by
cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of
Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/
Master Credit/ Debit Card. No fee for Female/ SC/ ST/ PH candidates.
Exam Pattern Details: Civil Services Exam Consists of 3 Stages.
I. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
II. Main Examination
III. Personality Test/Interview
I. Preliminary Examination: The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
Paper I – (200 marks) Duration : Two hours
• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
• General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

Note :-
(i) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%
(ii) It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

(iii) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(iv) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
(v) Each paper will be of two hours duration.

II. Main Examination:
1. The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Qualifying Papers:
Paper- A:
One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).- 300 Marks
Paper‐ B: English- 300 Marks
NOTE :

(i) The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and Paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
(ii) Evaluation of the papers, namely, ‘Essay’, General Studies and Optional Subject of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘Indian Languages’ and ‘English’ but the papers on ‘Essay’, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 25% marks in ‘Indian Language and 25% marks in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.


Papers to be counted for Merit

Paper-I Essay 250 marks
Paper-II General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250 marks
Paper-III General Studies-II(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250 marks
Paper-IV General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250 marks
Paper-V General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250 marks
Paper-VI Optional subject Paper-I 250
Paper-VII Optional subject Paper-II 250
Sub total Written Test 1750
Personality Test 275
Grand Total 2025

III. Personality Test/Interview: The maximum marks for interview is 275 marks. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the Interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the Service. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own state or country, as well as in modem currents of thoughts and in new discoveries
How to Apply: Eligible candidates may apply online through the website “www.upsconline.nic.in” from 27-
04-2016 to 27-05-2016 till 11:59 pm.
Instructions for Applying Online:
1. Before applying online candidates have to scan the copies of photograph & signature.
2. Log on through the website www.upsconline.nic.in.
3. Click on “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”.
4. Click on “Part – I/ Part – II Registration”.
5. Read the Important Instructions & fill the form with all the relevant details & submit the application form.
6. After successful registration, a unique registration ID will be allotted, note down the ID & password.
7. Now fill the personal profile, contact details, age relaxation if applicable.
8. Now fill the details of qualification, experience.
9. Now fill the details of Professional Registration, Language, Miscellaneous Module.
10. Now candidate have to choose the Recruitment Test Centre.
11. Now candidates have to upload documents in Document Upload Module
12. After uploading photograph & signature preview the ORA form and check the details carefully.
13. Now click on the submit button
14. Candidates can Pay Online using the Internet banking facility in SBI or other associated banks or can
pay through Visa/ Master Debit or Credit card issued by any Bank/ Institution.
15. Now pay the fee through cash at any branch of State Bank of India through the Pay-in-Slip
16. A transaction ID will be given, again revisit the website and click on the “Click here to view your
Previous/ Currently active applications”.
17. Log in by registration ID & password, candidates can see “My Active Application (My draft Application)”
link.
18. Now fill the details of transaction ID and Date of Transaction if paid through cash.
19. Click “Continue”, check the details of fee and submit the application.
Important Dates:
Starting Date for Submission of Online Applications: 27-04-2016.
Last Date for Submission of Online Applications: 27-05-2016 till 11.59 PM.
Last Date for Payment of Fee: 26-05-2016 at 23.59 hrs.
Date of Preliminary Examination: 07-08-2016.
Date of Main Examination: December 2016.