UPSC Coaching Institute In Vellore

Exam Schedule 

Exam Schedule Notification Date Last date of receipt of applications Date of exam
UPSC Prelims 2018                    
Indian Forest Service (Prelims) through Civil Service (Prelims)      

Exam Structure

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personality Assessment Test (interview)

Prelims – Civil Services Aptitude Test

Paper I – General Studies Paper II – Aptitude Test
  • (100 questions, 200 Marks, .66 (1/3rd) will reduced for a wrong answer)
  • Current events (national and international)
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • Economics and social development
  • Environment
  • General Science
  • (80 questions, 200 Marks, .88 (1/3rd) will be reduced for a wrong answer)
  • Paper II is ‘Qualifying’ in nature. A candidate has to score 67 Marks or get 27 questions right for his Paper I to be evaluated.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reasoning based questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Main Examination

Main exam consists of 7 papers +2 Qualifying Papers
Examination Papers Marks
Paper on Indian languages (21)  (Qualifying Paper) 250 Marks
English  (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
General Studies I ;
Indian heritage and culture, History and Geography of the world, and Society
250 Marks
General Studies II 250 Marks
General Studies III 250 Marks
General Studies IV 250 Marks
Optional subject I 250 Marks
Optional subject II 250 Marks
Essay Paper 250 Marks

Personality Assessment Test (Interview) – 275 Marks

Total Marks for Main examination – 2025 Marks

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Indian nationals eligible for IAS and IPS
  • For other services – citizen of India, subject of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee
  • Minimum graduation and minimum 21 years of age
  • Maximum age limit
    • Category Maximum Age Number of Attempts
      General Category 32 6 Attempts
      OBC 35 9 Attempts
      SC / ST 37 Unlimited Attempts
      Domicile of J&K between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989 37 Unlimited Attempts
      Blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidate 42 Belonging to General category will get the benefit of 9 Attempts
  • Candidate should be compulsorily a Graduate (Regular or Correspondence)

List of Services

  • Indian Administrative Service.
  • Indian Foreign Service.
  • Indian Police Service.
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

* If you appear for any of the paper for the Prelims exam, it will be counted as an attempt. If you fill the application form and do not appear for the exam, it will NOT BE COUNTED as an attempt.