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UPSC Prelim Examination on October 4, 2020, Mains on January 8, 2021
June 5, 2020: The UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination — which was scheduled to take place on May 31, 2020 but was postponed indefinitely due to the onset of coronavirus and the resulting lockdowns — will now be held on October 4, 2020. Furthermore, the announcement also mentions the date for the Mains Examination — January 8, 2021.
The Prelims consists of 2 papers each carrying 200 marks bringing the total to 400 marks. Both papers (General Studies-I and General Studies - II) have objective-type questions in Hindi and English. The total duration for this examination is 4 hours i.e., 2 hours for each paper. It is understood that to qualify for the Mains Examination, the candidate must score atleast 33% in the Prelims.
Union Public Service Commission or UPSC is tasked with the responsibility of selecting candidates for All-India services. It also selects and appoints candidates for Central Services that can be categorised in both Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
For UPSC 2020 vacancy, the process of selecting candidates is similar to how it was done for posts under UPSC in yesteryears — competitive examinations are conducted every other year, twice a year, or yearly. But, if you didn’t know it already, to give every aspirant a shot at a UPSC career, the hiring authority also picks candidates via interviews.
For posts under UPSC, which is to find suitable candidates to take on administrative duties for the Government of India, countless number of aspirants apply every time UPSC latest notifications are released. After all, Sarkari jobs commissioned by the UPSC are the most sought-after and considered to be the cream of the crop amongst all government jobs.
To be particular, Group ‘A’ jobs by UPSC offer opportunities to candidates to join services, such as IFS, IAS, IPS, IRS, ITS, ICAS and more.
Furthermore, under Group ‘B’, upon clearing competitive examinations and clearing other shortlisting criteria, UPSC recruitment services include Pondicherry Civil Services, Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service and more.
As for the types of examinations conducted for jobs under UPSC, there are many. For every UPSC job listed on Waah Jobs, you will be able to know the exact qualifying criteria set by the hiring authority.
In fact, all UPSC latest notifications about the examinations, including the important links can be found here. To give you an idea about our streamlined approach, convenience we offer to aspirants, our reach, and what we mean when we say that our latest notifications, important links section are second to none, here are a few of the more common UPSC competitive examinations for jobs under UPSC that we cover:
The minimum educational qualification set in this examination is a graduation degree from a recognized university. However, candidates in the final year of their graduation can also apply.
Age: An applicant must be at least 21 years old and not more than 30 years. But there is a 3-year and a 5-year age relaxation for OBC and SC/ST candidates respectively.
This UPSC examination is conducted in three phases which are:
A. The Preliminary Test consists of two objective-type papers (of 200 marks each)which test General Studies and Aptitude.
B. The Mains examination, which can be taken if you get through the prelims. It is a written examination for 9 papers.
C. The maximum marks awarded to the candidates (who clear the prelim and mains) in the interview round is 275 marks.
This UPSC examination hires candidates to fill technical and managerial roles under the Government of India.
Minimum Educational Qualification Required: Engineering degree from a recognised university.
The age cutoff and the relaxation is the same as Civil Services Examination.
The examination is held in 3 stages, with a total of 5 assessments which are as follows:
Paper 1 (common for all candidates ) of 200 marks | Objective-type Questions | Exam Duration: 2 hours
Paper 2 (specific, depends on Engineering discipline) of 300 marks | Objective-type Questions | Exam Duration: 3 hours
The cut-off in the first stage is set by the commission which you must clear in order to be eligible for Stage-2 of the assessment which is comprised of:
Paper 1 (Engineering discipline-specific ) of 300 marks | Descriptive-type Questions | Exam Duration: 3 hours
Paper 2 (Engineering discipline-specific ) of 300 marks | Descriptive-type Questions | Exam Duration: 3 hours
To qualify for this stage, you must clear the Stage 1 & 2 combined cut off. If you do, this stage consists of a Personality Test or Interview of 300 marks.
This UPSC examination selects candidates for the role of Medical Officers under the Government of India for organizations like Indian Railways, Indian Ordnance Factories Service and so on.
You’ll have to be a qualified doctor who has completed MBBS. You can also apply to this UPSC recruitment drive (if you’re in the final year of MBBS examination) on condition that you have no backlogs. But if you’re a doctor in a rotational internship, you can apply and be appointed on the completion of the internship.
You must not be aged more than 32 years to qualify. However, in some cases, the upper age for qualification is relaxed. The most-attractive prospect of this examination is that there is no set limit for the number of attempts.
The exam consists of two 250-mark papers which are as follows:
Paper - I of which 60% question are based on subjects: General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry and the remaining 40% on Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopedics.
Paper - II of which 20% of questions are based on Paediatrics, 40% on Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and the final 40% on Preventive and Social Medicine.
In this examination which takes place twice a year, only unmarried candidates can apply for employment as officers in the Indian Air Force, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy, or Officers Training.
There is no limit on the number of attempts, but the educational and age criteria (for both men and women) are different in each case.
As for the examination which carries a total weightage of 300 marks for IAF, INA, and IMA roles, the paper is composed of objective-type questions of 100 marks each on 3 subjects ( English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics) which is based on the UPSC CDS syllabus.
On the other hand, for Officers Training, the paper is of 200 marks: 100 marks for General Knowledge and 100 marks for English.
This UPSC examination picks candidates for employment under the National Defence Academy (NDA) and consists of a written exam followed with a personality test/interview conducted by the SSB which spans general aptitude, medical tests, physical, social, and team skills, and finally psychological evaluation.
The written examination consists of two subjects: Mathematics which carries 300 marks and must be attempted for a duration of 2.5 hours, and the General Ability Test which carries 600 marks with the same duration as well.
UPSC conducts examinations twice a year to select candidates for the role of graduate officer trainee of the Indian Navy under the Indian Naval Academy (10+2) and Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE).
The written examination must be cleared by the candidate after which the Services Selection Board (SSB) evaluates the candidates on the same criteria ( set by the SSB to select candidates for NDA) in an assessment over a period of 5 days.
Written Examination: Same as NDA examination.
Marks for Interview: 900
UPSC conducts this examination for Indian Economic Service (IES) posts which falls under the Administrative Civil Services of Category ‘A’.
The Indian Economic Service Examination consists of two parts:
(1) Written, which carries a maximum of 1000 marks in the following subjects:
(2) Viva voce of 200 marks conducted by the commission
The Indian Statistical Service Examination consists of two parts:
(1) Written, which carries a maximum of 1000 marks in the following subjects:
(2) Viva voce of 200 marks conducted by the commission
This UPSC examination is a thorough one, with candidates being selected only after having gone through a rigorous selection procedure. The chosen candidates are then signed up for under the UG program in Mechanical Engineering at Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineer located in Jamalpur.
The written examination consists of :
200 marks is reserved for the process of interview of the candidates.
Also known as the IFoS, this UPSC examination occurs in 2 stages. Stage 1 is the same as that of Prelims for Civil Services Examination. Stage 2 is where it differs. A point to note about the IFoS exam is that the cutoff is much higher than that of CSE as the number of vacancies are less.
Stage 1 of IFoS: Written Exam - Same as Prelims for CSE which consists of General Studies- I and CSAT, both objective in nature
Stage 2 - Mains - Consists of 6 papers, with descriptive-type questions and is as following:
The Optional ‘1’ and ‘2’ subjects must be chosen from the following list:
But do note that, when picking the optional subjects the following combinations aren’t allowed by the commission:
Candidates clearing the Prelims and Mains are qualified for the Interview which is of 300 marks.
Candidates are employed as Assistant Commandants — which belongs to the category Group ‘A’ — in the Central Armed Police which is further composed of:
This UPSC exam procedure is, in fact, a lengthy one. It consists of a Physical Eligibility Test, a written examination composed of two papers and an interview or personality test.
The written test is as follows:
Paper I - On General Ability and Intelligence with a maximum of 250 marks for objective-type questions
Paper II - On General Studies, Essay and Comprehension with a maximum of 200 marks
Note: The essay component in Paper II gives the candidate an option to attempt it in either Hindi or English. For the rest, the attempts must be made in English.
The interview or personality test carries a maximum of 150 marks. Only those candidates will make the merit list who clear the cutoff by combining the results obtained in all stages of selection.
UPSC conducts the Geo-scientist/geologist examination for employment as:
Candidates are selected based on the results obtained over the course of a Written Test and an Interview (of 200 marks). The candidates can only progress to the interview stage based on the result in the written test.
The written tests are based on the job roles which are as follows:
A. Job Role - Geologist
B. Job Role - Geophysicist
C. Job Role - Chemist
D. Job Role - Hydro-geologist
Now, before we tell you ‘Why Waah Jobs for all UPSC jobs?’, let’s just quickly understand the idea behind UPSC, how it became what it is today.
In 1923, The Royal Commission on the superior Civil Services in India under the chairmanship of Lord Lee of Fareham was set up by the British Government.
In 1924, this commission which was composed of equal number of members of both British and Indian origins presented a report suggesting the configuration of a Public Service Commission and proposed that 40% of future entrants must be British, 40% Indians who are directly recruited, and 20% Indians promoted from the provincial services.
This step resulted in the setting up of the preliminary Public Service Commission on October 1, 1926 with Sir Ross Barker at its helm as the chairman. According to Wikipedia and other sources, “a mere limited advisory function was granted to the Public Service Commission and the leaders of the freedom movement continually stressed on this aspect, which then resulted in the setting up of a Federal Public Service Commission under the Government of India Act 1935.”
Consequently, after India gained her freedom, the Federal Public Service Commission came to be known as the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). And on January 26, 1950 was presented with a constitutional status under the Constitution of India.
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