I want to know about the applications deadlines, cost of applications for UPSC exams.
Do I need to buy different applications for different posts? I want to know about the optional subjects that should be taken by me because I have graduated in electronics and communications engineering . The cost of the application is only Rs 20. This is available in the designated post offices through out India (List is available in the site). There is only one application form for all the services listed in the civil services ie, IAS , IPS, IFS (Foreign ) and other Central Services. As your degree subject is not available in the listed subjects, you can follow the other engineering and computer faculties. Last date of receipt of the applications always mentioned in the notification issued by the UPSC. It is expected to be issued very soon. The notification is normally published in the Employment News (detailed) and other leading newspapers. I have long-sight problem. Am I eligible for IPS. If I am not can I take laser treatment for eyes. No. You have to get the treatment first. Nowadays the laser treatment is available in the leading hospitals. First go through it , it will be helpful for you in the future also. But you have to consult the doctor properly in this regard. Some other services have this vision requirement. Is there any physical requirement for IPS because I suffer from short-sightedness eye defect? Those with colour blindness are not allowed. Long sight - 6/6 is the best and 6/12 worst. And 6/9 and 6/9 is also allowed. For Short Distance better eye J.I and worst eye is J II. For more details you can consult an ophthalmologist Please tell me that how many seats are there in IAS and IPS respectively. The number of vacancies of IAS and IPS varies from year to year. In the year 2004 Mains exam, there were about 89 IAS and 102 IPS seats. It depends upon the requirements submitted by the various State Governments to the Department of Personal and Training, Government of India and also requirement by the Central Government itself. I had done my graduation last year but my result was not good in two subjects I have to give papers again. Am I eligible for this examination? You have to complete degree because you have to give your degree certificate during the main exam A person belonging to SC (female) is appearing for CSE. She will mention "SC" in the prelim exam application form. By that Mains exam if that person gets married to an OBC person, then what to mention in the Main exam application form? In prelims application form it will be SC and in the Mains exam application form should that person mention SC or OBC? How to handle these types of conflicts. If he/she is a SC candidate the category remains the same In this case she can retain the SC category and may shift to the OBC category. The shifting of category is allowed only in the case of girl. If it is a male candidate, he can not change his category. We feel above is correct even then you may get some expert opinion on this issue one more thing is that once a person gets nod for SC category in the prelims he/she remains SC through out the exam because the category reservation is carried forward. Can a student who has done his graduation in correspondence from a recognized university take CSE? Yes. They can take Civil services. As per UPSC's eligibility criteria one should have a degree, which should be recognized by the UGC. There is no discrimination in the Civil services between regular and correspondence course. I have done my BE and am presently with the Navy. Other than the SC/SC/OBC age relaxations, are there any specific age relaxations for defence personnel as well? Or is it 30yrs only? Defence Services Personels get 5 Year relaxation in all categories as ex-service person. If you read the
In the main application. For Example. The photocopy of a certificate has to attach with the main application. if a person gives his top preference as IPS in the main application he/ she will be allotted IPS
. I am studying B. Normally Physically Challenged persons are not allowed in few technical services like IPS . If you go through the NCERT books. But they are given relaxation in the ex-service man category in maximum age limit. Can anybody get into his service and cadre of his choice according to rank? Or the cadre is allotted randomly. employee No. it will be help. I m doing B.TECH 2nd year. Am I eligible for certain relaxation in the upper age limit as my father is a central govt. But you have to submit your degree certificate/ provisional certificate before the main examination if you clear preliminary. in 2006 there are few seats (IAS) reserved for handicaped students. Normally. I m handicapped having polio in right leg. am I eligible to write the exam You are eligible if you fulfilled the age criteria. For other services. Are there any quotas for the defence personnel appearing for the UPSC exams? There is no quota for defence persons in UPSC exams. The General knowledge/ General studies is nothing but whatever one had studied in the schooling. The services are allocated/ allotted based on the final ranking and the preferences given by the students during main examination. For example. This mark is added with your written marks. Yes. I am doing BBA final year through correspondence. Where can I apply You can apply from anywhere. The questions are in applied nature some years back the questions were more direct and factual. Some years there is some reservation also for handicap students. Tech final year in ECE branch. You are very much eligible. If you read the model notification you will get an answer for your question. I am poor in General knowledge/ General studies. So. I was born in Tamil Nadu now I am in Gujarat. you have to read NCERT books to improve your basic knowledge one should understand the basic concept of then only you can answer the. So. Then final ranking is given based on the total marks taken by students. Students with little handicap used to get IAS. you have to get your provisional/ course completion certificate before main application. Economiccs related questions may be difficult to you. my exams will be in April. The Competitive world driven this model to be more of an application oriented. am I eligible to write the . you are very much eligible. IRTS. After the Interview is over.model notification you will get an idea. you can not go for Civil services directly before completing your degree. The board discuses your performance and award marks. applied nature questions. It is in the month of August. You have to have a degree before the exams. You can go for civil services exam. Can I give IAS test? Yes. you have to mention about your preference for the cadre allotment in case of All India Services like IAS and IPS Can we write any of civil services exam after intermediate? `No. What goes on after the interview is over? How are the services and cadres allotted?. You have to have a Graduate degree. The Reservation also given in rotation basis from one service to another. There is no such relaxation available in the government.
you have written the main exam. As you have not mentioned about your optional. civil engg in English and second optional subject i. All the papers should be written in the same Language only. I want to appear in CSE can I write the exam in my mother tongue (Tamil). For the written exam can I give first optional subject i. It will clear all your doubts. You have to write all the papers that is General Studies. model notification in our Book. one can take Hindi/ Indian languages as a medium for mains and appear in Interview in English/ the language written in mains. There is no separate exam for IFS ( Indian Foreign Service). Essay and the optionals in the same language. Candidates can write the main exam in any Indian language as specified in the VIII schedule of the Constitution. we are not in a position to give more detail in this regard. conducted by the UPSC every year go through the scheme. Normally 15% of students appear in Telugu medium among Telugu knowing students. who write their exam in English medium. The preliminary questions are multiple choice. or in the language.e.even he/ she tops in the final ranking. But you have choice at the interview stage. The eligibility criterion and duration for the IFS exams. I am a Maths graduate.e. Can anyone choose different languages for mains & interview as for example mains in English & interview in Hindi? No. You can write in one medium only if you are selecting any Indian language as a medium. The same is not applicable to the students. But a person can write main paper in English and cannot appear in interview in Indian language. He should appear in the interview in English only. No. Yes . But the questions will be in English or Hindi only. So one has to be very careful in filling up the main application. Is it possible to appear for Public Administration with Hindi medium along with Electrical Engineering in mains exam which is only in English. There are occasions successful student with top rank also doesn't get his home cadre/ cadre of his/ her choice because of "No vacancy" Position. I want to write CSE main examination in Telugu. Cadre allotment is applicable only in the case of IAS and IPS. History in Marathi ? No. It is through common civil services exam only. In the interview board they have to answer in English only. you are most welcome.at the Mains stage only. Number of vacancies and reservation also included in the allotment. You have to translate the question and answer the question. There is no problem in writing in Telugu medium. But the questions will be in English and Hindi only. One has to fill his/ her Cadre choice also in the main application. So there are many factors involved in getting the Cadre of one's choice. What is the height requirement for IPS? 165cm What is the age limit for Civils to write the exam? General 30
. If you have any more specific questions to ask. Cadre is allotted based on the rank and availability of seats/ vacancies in a particular state. You can give it in English. You have to translate the Question and answer. So student's preference is also taken into consideration for cadre allotment.
The board members are senior civil servants. NO. that time you would have completed 30 years and 6 months also. The candidates ability to handle the questions. The last phase of 300 marks is only at the interview stage. I am an NRI wanting to write the IAS exam. when exam time should I come in India or can I write here in Indian embassy or any examination centre? You can only apply from abroad. Should I present any provisional document in place of marksheet while filling the main's form. etc. One should be less than 30 years and more than 21 years as on 1st August of the year of exam. The members / experts sit on the panel will test the persons Caliber. Is there any bribe required for CSE interview? There are myths about civil services It is purely on the merit. The board contains five members headed by a chairman. decision making ability in a given situation. Suitability to the job.OBC-. i. professors. Could you please explain the Age calculation procedure. you will be eligible to write the exam in the next attempt ie. I have been told that discriminatory
. By that time IAS main's forms will have been filled up. You might have completed 30 years on 31st January 2010 itself. Can the candidates who have undergone LASER surgery for the removal of spectacles appear for civil services exam? Yes.2010 I am working in abroad (UAE). You can apply from the country wherever you reside.Tech from IITK. you can very well write the Exam. you have to come to India. Does a student of Delhi have any advantage over others . For the Examination. who is the member of UPSC. Is it possible for me to compete or is it necessary to stay in India for a particular period of time to be eligible to write the exam? If you are an Indian National ( Read the eligibility conditions given in the notification). For the Exams.etc..E 8th semester result will be declared in September last week.. the year of exam (attempt) you have asked is 2010. I am an M. So 1st of August of the year of exam is the cut off date.26. If you clear preliminary you have to submit the records / certificates with mains application without final results declaration out. the total personality of a person is tested by these experts by asking questions. The civil services main examination contains 2300 marks. 2009. My date of birth is 27-11-1988 and I am doing 2nd year B. are tested. I don't want to waste my first attempt due to this technical problem.33 SC/ST 35 The cut-off date for calculating the age is August 1 on the year of exams. analytical capacity.e. Will I be eligible for May 2010 exam.tech graduate born on 1st February'1980. you have to come to India. So there is no doubt about the integrity of the board members. leadership quality. it will be difficult for you to submit course completion or provisional certificate so you have to forego this year attempt. Out by which 2000 marks are awarded in the written paper without seeing the student's face. academicians and other experts from different field. My B. Now I do not know when I can give exam? I mean in which year You can write in the 2010 attempt only though you will be completing 21 years in the month of Nov. mentality.
climate and other socio economic factors The UPSC members are well learned/qualified persons with a greater degree of integrity and neutrality. only the book cost one has to bear. There are number of Civil Servants who cleared civil services without even going to any coaching Institute. The Interview is only for 300 marks. Real problem is getting good and standard books. who joins for coaching has both advantages and disadvantages. The Coaching Institutes give little opportunity to know the competitive world. Coming to Delhi is also not a easy thing. One more thing you should know is that out of total 2300 marks in the civil services. you may not get to know about the real competition. it is the preparation by the candidate. A student. One should get proper guidance and Standard books for the preparation. There is no such discrimination in Civil Services exam. You can prepare for the exam from any where in India. This is to test individual's ability to answer a question.00. It depends on individual's capacity. Students of Delhi have an advantage of attending coaching classes. Most of the good coaching institutes are in Delhi only. decision making ability and more Physical appearance is something hereditary and it is also influenced by race. Does smartness (physical appearance) matter in CSE? Do interview members count this? It is not so. out of 2300 marks. ability to handle a situation.
. I am a first year MBBS student and I want to ask you that am I eligible for the IFS exam after completing my graduation in this field. If you are preparing from your home town.000 rupees. The examination papers are evaluated by different professors/Lecturers. he/she can very well prepare from home. Coaching Institutes can only give some guidance like showing the way. If a person can procure standard books. Yes. How many Indian students can afford this cost? If you prepare from your hometown. In reality. 2000 mark is evaluated with out seeing anybody's face. The Civil Services Exam is like running race. 2000 marks are evaluated without seeing any student's face How does going to Delhi improves the chances of success in UPSC examination? And would prepare for prelims from my hometown hamper or downgrade my chances? Preparing for civil services from home town will not hamper your success. Here one can not evaluate himself/herself because there won't be any standard test one can conduct at home. Can we appear in CSE after marriage? Yes. because the expenditure per year will be around 75.000 .1. which makes the difference.policies are followed. The question asked is also to test a person's personality not beauty/smartness. which are available in Delhi. Advantage Get to know more students in the same competition Can measure the ability in the tests Comparison possible Healthy competition among aspirants Practice makes perfection Disadvantage Very costly affair for a poor student All the students may follow similar style of a teacher Originality may loose How to make up One can go through the coaching classes but should use his / her own way of presentation.
grammar mistake may give wrong meaning The meaning should not change when you present your answer. It is again a diploma. Maximum percentage cleared in General category is in 24 . If you can do some degree in one sitting/one year. is it possible for people like me to score well in the prelims as I am not at well informed about the Indian current affairs etc. Don't quit the job. As per the eligibility norms. Presently. 26-28 and 28 above. What you had studied earlier also diploma & again you are going for PG diploma. You have to inform that "You will be appearing for the civil services examination 2006 " to the head of the department. the Civil Services Exam is highly unpredictable one. 24-26.26 years. I have pursued this course after Diploma in Engineering from SBTET AP and about 7 years experience with reputed firms in Electrical Engineering industry. Small mistakes will not be taken in to account. Do grammatical mistakes count in CSE? If it is optional and scientific subject. Normally Diploma students go for AMIE. I have done diploma in Mechanical Engg. I am presently in Central Government service and also under bond obligation? Will there be any problem from UPSC due to this? Will they ask for an NoC? To write civil services.
. Grammar is not taken that serious. Still mistakes should be avoided at this level of competition. What is the average age of selected candidates? This vary from year to year. The General candidate has lower age average. which we have mentioned above. Please guide me through to achieve this dream. You can do AMIE. one should have a UGC recognized degree.So. which is equivalent to Degree. SC / ST candidates is again 24 . The percentage of age group passed civil services also vary with community. It is there only for the defence personnel. and I am very much interested in appearing for IAS exams. I live in Canada and wish to come back to India to give the exam. You should not make any mistake in the English paper.28 years. As per the latest UPSC report. Maximum number of candidates cleared in age of 24 .26 years. there is no need have NoC from government. face the exam with confidence and do hard work and extra hard work. In the optional papers. I am working with Defence Electronics Research Laboratory as Admin Assistant. Can I avail age relaxation? There is no age relaxation for civil post holders in the Defence. I am working and I can resign my job to take up this exams. It is the personality. If you are opting for some arts and social subject. you will not get any relaxation.24. So . I should have graduate degree to take up IAS exams and should be within 30 years. That will bring success to you. What is the age relaxation for central government servant. do it. But. Diploma is not considered as a degree. 32% students cleared IAS before 24 year old. As per the laid down rules. It should be clarified with the Institute authorities. there is no problem. Does a "PG Diploma in Management" from an institute(Symbiosis) approved by DEC (Distance Education Council) meet the eligibility criteria for appearing at the UPSC . So. There is no age relaxation for Central Government servants in UPSC. one's success is not decided by the Physical appearance. I don't have any graduate degree and now I am 28 years old (1977 born).CSE. UPSC classification is 21 .26. that is considered as a degree. The OBC category is 26 .
First go through the syllabus of different subjects.
. many aspirants are clearing civils by writing exam in Telugu medium. If you read our column "SECRET OF SUCCESS" you will get an idea. The time of the same runner differs from one race to another. But if you have good marks. But then. Public Administration is fine. I have done my BA in Economics. Don't worry about your past. you may review it mentally on a daily basis. For Prelims question paper will be only in English/Hindi and its only marking the right choice on OMR sheet. as he/she is the right person to evaluate his/her ability. Distance doesn't matter. but I still need to and want to succeed in CSE. Is there any maximum percentage of marks in degree level to be eligible for the exam? You have to have a degree only. Even then we can give some cut off ie 1300/ 2300 . Civil services needs hard work. 2. You can very well write civil services. if you have the will power. Select the optionals which are interesting to you.Yes. nobody can stop you from succeeding. medium doesn't really matter.
Every year. If you are determined to face it. or for that matter everyday. which are specialized in civil services Exam that can be subscribed from India. So. Based on this study. or one should safely study the whole course before revising what has been studied. English knowledge will be helpful in our career. We have lots of examples like you. patience and few other qualities. So go ahead with your preparation. Always remember . There are magazines. Now think of future and work for success. you must start developing your English language skills for following reasons: 1. you can get the books from India and read it there. After selecting the optional. Once you have prepared your subject. Regarding Optionals. First go through the detailed syllabus and previous years' question papers.failures are the stepping stones to success. You can develop current Affairs by reading the Hindu newspaper online.10 minutes. The civil services exam is like a race. It depends from individual to individual. What should be one's target (out of 2300) in CSE Mains examination in order to get the cadre of IAS. intelligent study. Whether it is imperative to revise every week. Eligibility is UGC recognized degree. That will give an evaluation about where do you stand? Accordingly you can go about preparing for the CSE. So. My optional is Geography. you can decide how often you have to revise to retain the subject in your memory. you are most welcome to clarify them.based on our experience. it will be fine. People who have been failures have been successful in later stages. It's better to write exam in Telugu than to stay away from exam due to fear of English. Whatever one studied in a day can be revised in 5 . Degree marks doesn't have any significance in the civil services. You can write Civil services and succeed also. There are many factors involved in the increase or decrease of cut off marks. But you have to rethink about Economics as the first optional. The civil services marks/ score are also like that. I got 41%. Every person has his/her talents in memorizing things. you can achieve any feet. Even after working hard. The cut off marks vary from year to year. This can be decided only by the concerned person. If you have more doubts.
These are written by highly qualified professors. Hence. Bhavita in Sakshi is also useful. [I didn't attend this but my friends said this is very good. You can refer to blogs like http://civilsintelugu. Some good reference books are available in English only. News papers. b. there is a need for improvement. We can refer to Udyoga Sopanam also. polity. will be useful for GS and Essay. You can attend english classes at M. The Hindu. Prof. It means reading and understanding a paragraph given in english. 4. For Prelims Paper I you can also refer to: a. Below are some tips to help telugu medium students: 1.3. 3. Medaduku padunu d. Eenadu sunday magazine(Cover story) etc. RC Reddy's Vivek magazine is good source of current affairs.blogspot.] English doesn't mean knowing the rules of grammer.] 7. Text books till 10+2 can also be referred. Frontline etc. Explore different books available like international affairs etc. Nacharam. Choppadantu prasnalu.com/ 6. Science lo sandehalu For Perlims Paper II(CSAT) you can refer to c. a letter) in english and being able to speak some thing in english. Telugu Academy books are useful and good for GS as well as optionals like pubad. 4. If you intend to say some thing and your spoken words / written words are taken by others in different way. For mains question paper will be only in English/Hindi but you can write answers in Telugu. understanding spoken english. being able to write (say. speed reading and grasping helps in scoring more. 5. Sateesh Reddy's DEEP (Dynamic English Education Point) which is available at Ameerpet. This is where minimum grammer and vocabulary can help. Only thing you have to make sure while communicating is your words should resemble your thoughts as much as possible. K Nageshwar's articles in Eenadu. and RTC X roads.[eg. 2. 5. Recent prelims paper-II had many questions on reading comprehension(passages). Eenadu is good source as it gives background information also. Medaduku meta
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They are interesting and useful. It's better to refer to Oxford Pocket Dictionary every time you come across new word while reading. You can refer to some other books by same author. 8.All of them written by Mahidhara Nalini Mohan and Published by Vishalandhra Publishing House(Abids/Sultan Bazaar.
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