UPSC Civil Service Exam- Answer Key, Cutoff, Selection Process, Salary, Eligibility, Exam Plan

UPSC Civil Service Exam
UPSC Civil Service Exam

UPSC Civil Service Exam: Overview

Dear Candidates, if you don’t Know what is Indian Civil Services, How its’ Work, and how to make a career in Indian Civil Services, UPSC Sevice Service Exam is the toughest exam, it offers you to become Group ‘A’ Government Officer of the Union Government, and you will able to command the society, you will have the powers to control, Manage, and Monitor the Society.

Here I am going to discuss all the Indian Civil Services & its’ Responsibilities, Facilities and benefits, Selection procedure, Plan of the exam, Syllabus, Cut-off, Model test paper, and Preparation Strategy.
So let’s start.

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What is Indian Civil services:

  • India is in 7th position according to Geographical Area and 2nd according to Population; it covers Wide ranges of Land, Water, culture, language, customs, festivals, Religions, and so on.
  • That’s why the Government system of India has a wide range of Departments to Execute and manage law and order in the country.
  • Here you can say Civil Services help the Country to Manage, Monitor, Regulate, and Execute the internal System of the Government of India.
  • So if you want to be a part of the Indian Government System to manage the Country so you can go for Civil Services.

    As I discuss, India Has a wide range of Departments so propositionally has a wide range of Civil services, you have to read all these to Know its Functions and Responsibility.

    Basically Civil Services of India Divided into Three Parts and further divided according to functions and responsibility of the services are as below-
All Indian
Civil Services
Central
Civil Services
Provincial
Civil Services
IAS (Indian Administrative Services)ESE (Engineering Services Examination)PCS (Provincial Civil Services
-Deputy Collector)
IFS (Indian Forest Services)IES (Indian Economic Services)PFC (Provincial Forest Services)
IPS (Indian Police Services)ISS (Indian Statistical Services)PPS (Provincial Police Services)
__________________CMS (Combined Medical Services)
etc…
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Classification of UPSC Civil Service
  • But in this article, we are going to discuss IAS Officer in detail.
  • All appointments to the All India Civil services are made by President of India.
  • The Highest Rank in Indian Civil services is Cabinet SecretoryEx-Officio of IAS, under the direct charge of PM. These Positions are processed under the Civil Services Board.
  • It is very Gratefulness to the candidate if It selected and appointed to Serve for the Country.

So let’s know about IAS, IFS and IPS with their Job Responsibility.


IAS (Indian Administrative Services)

Who is IAS Officer:

  • Indian Administrative Services is the finest job over the Country.
  • It is the administrative arm of the All India Services, Considered the premier civil service of India along with IFS and IPS.
  • The IAS is a part of the permanent bureaucracy of the nation, it rules or manages over the District, that’s why it is also called District Magistrate or District Collector.
  • After this tenure, an officer may be promoted to head a whole state administrative division, as a Divisional commissioner.
  • Or you can say IAS the service of the nation to control the Country at the District level.

Responsibility of IAS Officer

What is Responsibility of IAS Officer:
The responsibilities of the IAS Officer are as follows-

  • It is an Intermediary body in between Government and the Public.
  • It acts as an Agent of the Government in the Field
  • IAS Officer Implement or Execute the Policies of the Government which are Applicable for the Public in the District.
  • It Acts as Official of the Court in the matter of the Revenue and Crime.
  • It has the Authority to take action against all the Public and private departments if found any type of Fraud.
  • It Collects and Distributes the Revenue which comes for the Management of the district.
  • Same as it is Monitor, manage, and Regulate the Government law and Order in the District.
  • Etc…

Training and Promotion of IAS Officer

How IAS Officer trained:

  • At the beginning of their career, IAS officers receive district training with their home cadres followed by their first posting.
  • Their initial role is as a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) and they are placed in charge of a district sub-division.
  • As SDMs, they are entrusted with maintaining law and order, as well as general administration and development work, of the sub-division.
  • After the completion of their training, IAS officers are assigned to various posts in the state and union governments.

And their promotion is shown in Pay-scale as below-


Pay Scale & Salary of the IAS Officer

What is Salary of IAS Officer :

IAS Officer Salary and pay-scale

Grade/scale
(level on Pay Matrix)
Salary
Monthly
(INR)
Cabinet Secretary (Central)
Cabinet Secretary grade
(Pay level 18)
2,50,000/-
Chief Secretary (State)
Secretary (Central)
Apex scale (Pay level 17)
2,25,000/-
Principal Secretary (State)
Additional Secretary (Central)
HAG (Pay level 15)
1,82,200 – 2,24,100/-
Secretary Cum Commissioner (State)
Joint Secretary (Central)
SAG (Pay level 14)
1,44,200 – 2,18,200/-
Special Secretary cum-Director (State)
Director (Central)
Selection grade
(Pay level 13)
1,18,500 – 2,14,100/-
Joint Secretary (State)
Deputy Secretary (Central)
JAG (Pay level 12)
78,800 – 1,91,500/-
Deputy Secretary (State)
Senior time scale (Pay level 11)
67,700  – 1,60,000/-
Under Secretary (State)
Assistant Secretary (Central)
Junior time scale (Pay level 10)
56,100 – 1,32,000/-
Pay Scale of IAS Officer

Facilities and Powers of IAS Officer

What facilities get an IAS Officer: An IAS Officer is an official ruler of the government in the District, it can command, control, and Monitor all the society. this is the major power of an IAS officer. apart from that IAS Officer get an Attractive salary and other Facilities as below-

  • Rent-free accommodation at minimal rates.
  • Security guards and domestic help
  • Option for taking study leave abroad
  • An official vehicle with beacons & siren.
  • Free electricity or Phone call facility
  • High level of job security
  • POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks of PSUs like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
  • An attractive salary.

IFS (Indian Forest Services)

Who is IFS Forest officer :

  • IFS is also part of All India Civil Service; Its Mainly objective is to maintain Natural Resources as per the policy of the Indian Government.
  • It is appointed in the National Forest or the Area Nearby National Forest the same as IAS to monitor, Control, and Develop the Forest Society.
  • You can say IFS is Forest Welfare Person who Implement  National Forest Policy in order to ensure the ecological stability of the country.
  • It Executes the law and order in the Forest Society through the protection and participatory sustainable management of natural resources.
  • An IFS officer is wholly independent of the district administration and exercises, administrative, judicial, and financial powers in his own domain.

Responsibilities of IFS Officer

What are responsibilities of forest officer:

The responsibilities of the IFS Officer are as follows-

  • To Manage the Forest Rules according to Indian Government Law.
  • To Develop a Forest society.
  • To Monitor Natural resources.
  • To Prevent Smuggling of the Wild Animals and its skin, & tooths.
  • To Prevent Smuggling of wooden resources like- sandalwood.
  • It can take action against Private and Public Body, who Break the Indian Forest Law.

Training and Promotion of IFS officer

How Forest Officer Trained:

  • The Training of IFS Officer is held at the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy at Dehradun.
  • Here an IFS Officer will be Trained for Forestry, Wildlife Management, Biodiversity, Environment Protection, Climate Change, Forest Policies and Laws, Remote Sensing and GIS, Forest Dwellers, and Scheduled Tribes.
  • After completion of their training, the officers are awarded a master’s degree in Science (Forestry) of Forest Research Institute, It
  • The Officer will be learned more than 56 subjects of life sciences in these two years.
  • An IAF will also train for various Weapons, Horse riding, Swimming, and Motor Vehicle driving.
  • They are also in touch with Indian Defense Forces and Paramilitary Forces.

and the promotion of the IAF Officer is describe in Pay scale as below-


Pay-scale and Salary of IFS Officer

What is Forest Officer salary: IFS Officer monthly salary and promotion salary listed as below-

IFS Officer Salary and pay-scale

Designation
Pay Grade Matrix
Salary
Monthly
INR
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
(Head of Forest Force)

Apex Scale (Pay level 17)
2,25,000/-
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
HAG+ Scale (Pay level 16)
2,05,000/-
Additional Principal Chief
Conservator of Forests

HAG scale (Pay level 15)
2,00,000/-
Chief Conservator of Forests
SAG (Pay Level 14)
1,75,000/-
Conservator of Forests / Chief Wildlife Warden
STC (Pay level 13A)
1,50,000/-
Deputy Conservator of Forests
(Selection Grade) (Pay level 13)
1,18,500/-
Deputy Conservator of Forests
JAG (Pay level 12)
78,800/-
Deputy Conservator of Forests
Senior Time Scale (Pay level 11)
67,700/-
1. Probationary Officer
2. Assistant Conservator of Forests
3. Asst. Dy. Conservator of Forests
4. ACF Trainees in the field Range

Junior Time Scale (Pay level 10)
56,000/-
Pay Scale of the IFS Officer

Facilities and Powers of IFS Officer

What facilities are get Forest officer: An IFS officer is Officer ruler of the government in the Forest, it has the authority to take action against rule-breakers. the powers of the IFS is the Same as IAS as-exercises, administrative, judicial, and financial powers in his own domain. apart from that IFS Officer get an Attractive salary and Other facilities as follows-

  • Rent-free accommodation at minimal rates.
  • Security guards and domestic help
  • Option for taking study leave abroad
  • An official vehicle with beacons & siren.
  • Free electricity or Phone call facility
  • High level of job security
  • POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks of PSUs like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
  • An attractive salary.

IPS (Indian Police Services)

Who is IPS Officer:

  • IPS is the part of the All India Civil services along with IAS and IAF.
  • An IPS officer is appointed by Union Government and State Government both.
  • The Main Objective of the IPS is to Command the Central police force, CAPF, and State Police Forces.
  • The Indian Police Service is not a force itself but a service providing leaders and commanders to staff the state police and all-India Central Armed Police Forces.
  • So you can say IPS plays a role model and key role & Reasonability to Command and Lead the Police Force.

Responsibility of IPS Officer

What responsibility of IPS Officer:

  • To command and Lead the Indian police force
  • To detect and prevent crime.
  • To manage the Law and order of Indian Police force in the Department.
  • To order the Police to serve better.
  • Arrangement of the VIP Security for Leaders and Guests

Training and Promotion of IPS Officer

How Trained as IPS Officer :

  • After the selection of the candidate, will be trained for IPS officer recruits at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
  • And after the training Government of India will list the posting details of all IPS officers in India.
  • An IPS Officer gets DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) rank while appoint and get the promotion According to eligibility and Duration of the Service. up to-
  • ASP (Additional superintendent of police)
  • SP (superintendent of police)
  • DIG (Deputy inspector general of police)
  • IG (Inspector general of police)
  • ADG (Additional director general of police)
  • DG (director general of police)
  • DG Head (Head of Director General of Police)

Pay-scale and Salary of IPS Officer

What is the salary of IPS Officer: IPS Officer Salary and Pay-scale listed as below-

IPS Officer Salary and Pay-scale

Designation
Pay Grade Matrix
Salary
Monthly
INR
Head of Director General of Police
Apex Scale (Pay level 17)
2,25,000/- fix
Director General of Police
HAG+ Scale (Pay level 16)
2,05,000 – 2,24,100/-
Additional director general of police
HAG scale (Pay level 15)
1,82,200 – 2,24,100/-
Inspector general of police
SAG (Pay Level 14)
1,44,200 – 2,18,200/-
Deputy inspector general of police
STC (Pay level 13A)
1,31,100 – 2,16,600/-
Superintendent of police
(Selection Grade) (Pay level 13)
1,18,500 – 2,14,100/-
Superintendent of police
JAG (Pay level 12)
78,800 – 1,91,500/-
Additional Superintendent of Police
Senior Time Scale (Pay level 11)
67,700 – 1,60,000/-
Deputy superintendent of police
Junior Time Scale (Pay level 10)
56,000 – 1,32,000/-
Pay Scale of the IFS Officer

Facility and Powers of IPS Officer

What is the power and facility get an IPS Officer: An IPS officer has the authority to command and lead the Indian Police forces, CAFP (Paramilitary forces). it is served under the ministry of the home affair and directly report to Home minister. apart from that it get attractive salary and other facilities as-

  • Rent-free accommodation at minimal rates.
  • Security guards and domestic help
  • Option for taking study leave abroad
  • An official vehicle with beacons & siren.
  • Free electricity or Phone call facility
  • High level of job security
  • POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks of PSUs like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
  • An attractive salary.

UPSC Civil Service Exam: Details

UPSC Civil Service Exam is the Nationwide Examination to select the Candidates for the Indian Civil Services (IAS, IPS and IFS, and More.). It conducted by UPSC once in a year.

  • This exam is toughest to crack due to the wide range of syllabus, strictness in screening in the interview.
  • This exam consists mainly of 3 phases- Preliminary exam, Main Exam, and Personality test (Interview).
  • The mode of the exam is offline (Paper pen mode).
  • The selection process of the IAS, IFS, and IPS officer is very Typical, only 180 Candidate Selected out of Millions of applicants for IAS Only. So the success ratio in the IAS is 0.01 %. You can say if you selected you will really luck and a hardworking person.
  • All the candidate who Permitted Only 6 attempt to clear the Civil Services Examination

Examination Fee

  • Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/– either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.
  • Excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of the fee.

The Civil Services exam is conducted for various civil services listed as below-


UPSC Civil services: Positions/Service List

What services are under Indian Civil services: UPSC Civil Service Exam for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission.

  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’.
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • These are some Common Posts which serve for the Union Government.
  • Candidate should mention its choice of service during submission of Application.
  • All the Vacancies listed here may have Different Syllabus, Eligibility, and Training Procedure.

UPSC Civil Service exam: Eligibility

What is Eligibility criteria for Civil services exam: The Eligibility Criteria of UPSC Civil Service Exam can arranged as Bewlo-

Nationality:-

  • The candidate should be an Indian. Or
  • The subject of Nepal or
  • The subject of Bhutan or
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
  • person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age:-

  • Candidate must have completed 21 to 32 years.
  • The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relatable
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to an SC/ST.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of three years if a candidate belongs to OBC.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to Defence personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to x-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of ten years if a candidate belongs to (a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness; and (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness.

Educational Qualification:-

  • Candidate must be At least Graduate Degree Holder.
  • Candidate having Gradation Technical Degree also eligible.
  • Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination

UPSC Civil Service: Exam Plan

What is Civil service exam procedure: The UPSC Civil Service exam is conducted by UPSC once in a year in Three Phases. The First is the Preliminary exam and the second is the Main Examination.

  • After the Main exam selected candidate deputed to Personality test which is interview type, exam.
  • Only those candidates can attend the main exam, who can Clear the Preliminary examination and the same for the interview.
  • Submission of the Application for Pre and main are Compulsory separately.
  • The nature of the Exams is a conventional Descriptive type (pen-paper mode).
  • Interview based on Subject knowledge and current events to Check Mentality, Psychology, Knowledge, and Efficiency to work as a bureaucrat in the country.
  • So let’s Discuss one by one each.-

Preliminary Examination:-

  • It consists of two papers as Paper 1 and Paper 2 are Consisting of General Study
  • Paper 1 is MCQ type and Paper 2 is Essay type.
  • Paper 2 is Also called CSAT- Civil Services Aptitude Test.
  • Pre-exam carry a maximum of 400 Marks and also have Negative marking
  • After the Preliminary examination selected candidates must register for the Main examination.
  • These two examinations cover a wide range of the syllabus, That’s not easy to cover for all the Students.

Prelims Exam Pattern

Paper NameSubject nameTypeMaximum MarksDuration
Paper-1General StudiesMCQ200 Marks2 Hour
paper-2CSATWritten Descriptive200 Marks2 Hour
Total__ ____ __400 Marks__ __
Preliminary Exam Scheme

Mains Examination:

Note- The main exam for Forest Officer is Separately conduct be UPSC after the pre-exam candidate have to register yourself on Indian Forest Services
this procedure only for IAS, IPS and other posts.

  • The main exam scheduled after the Preliminary examination, Candidate should have Register again on the UPSC website when Notification receives.
  • This Examination is a Conventional Descriptive type carry 1750 Marks.
  • it consists of Nine written exams and 1 personality test.
  • The personality test carries 275 Marks.
  • So Grand total of main exam and personality test is 2025 marks
  • Merit or cut-off set according to a Grand total of main and personality test exam.

Papers of Main exam decribe with its Respective marks as below-


Mains Exam Pattern

Name of paperSubject askedMaximum Marks / Duration
Paper-AOne of the Indian Language
to be selected by the candidate
from the Languages included in
the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution
300 Marks /
3 Hour
Paper-BEnglish300 Marks /
3 Hour
Papers to be counted for merit
Paper-IEssay250 Marks /
3 Hour
Paper-IIGeneral Studies- I250 Marks /
3 Hour
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies- II250 Marks /
3 Hour
Paper-IVGeneral Studies- III250 Marks /
3 Hour
Paper-VGeneral Studies- IV250 Marks /
3 Hour
Paper-VIOptional Subject – Paper 1250 Marks /
3 Hour
Paper-VIIOptional Subject – Paper 2250 Marks /
3 Hour
Sub Total
(Written test)
_________________________________1750 Marks
Personality
Test
Interview275 Marks
Grand Total_________________________________2025 Marks
Main Exam Scheme

As shown in the Table, Paper-VI and Paper VII belong to Optional subjects, chosen by the candidates during the Apply for the Pre exam. as below-


Personality test or Interview exam

How Conduct Personality test of IAS Exam :

  • After the Main Exam only Selected Candidates will allow attending the Interview.
  • It carries 275 Marks and added with your Main exam score for the selection process.
  • The interview will be taken by one of the most experienced Board members of The Civil Services Examination.
  • He may ask the Question from the Personal interest or from the entire syllabus.
  • The Objective of the Interview is to check the personality, Psychology, Mental Ability, and Most to know the Reason for Interest in joining the Civil Services.
  • Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgment, variety, and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
  • Candidates should Aware Current Event, Historic event, Worldwide tragedy Events of national and International in all Fields.
  • After the Interview, all the selected candidates deputed to Training in Their respective Department after the medical tests.

UPSC Civil Service Exam: Syllabus

What syllabus asked in IAS Exam: Syllabus asked in the UPSC Civil service exam covers a wide range of subjects. it is not easy to cover all the syllabus by the candidates. it divided according to the plan of exam. as below-

Preliminary exam syllabus:

Prelims Exam Syllabus

Paper NameSubject / Topic
Paper-1 (General Studies)








1.Current events of national and international importance.
2.History of India and Indian National Movement.
3.Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic 4.Geography of India and the World.
5.Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, 6.Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
7.Economic and Social Development-Sustainable 8.Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
9.General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
General Science.
Paper-2
(Civil Services Aptitude Test)


1.Comprehension;
2.Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
3.Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
4.Decision making and problem-solving;
5.General mental ability;
6.Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. — Class X level);
Prelims exam syllabus topics

Main Exam Syllabus

Mains exam Syllabus

Paper nameSubject / Topics
Paper A





Indian Languages
(i) comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Précis Writing.
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essays.
(v) Translation from English to the Indian Language
and vice-versa.
Paper B



English Languages
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Précis Writing.
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essays.
Paper IEssay
Essays on multiple topics
Paper IIGeneral Studies-I
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
Paper IIIGeneral Studies- II
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International relations.
Paper IVGeneral Studies-III
Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Paper VGeneral Studies- IV
Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
Paper VI
&
Paper VII
Optional Subject Papers I & II
Download full syllabus: link- click here
Syllabus & Topics of Main Exam

Optional Subject/language for Mains Exams

What are the Optional subjects in civil service Exam: Paper-VI and VII are Optional Subjects Exam, Candidate have to choose their respective Optional Subject, all subject listed here with optional languages

Optional Subject for Mains Exams

AgricultureAnimal Husbandry
& Veterinary Science
Anthropology
BotanyChemistryCivil Engineering
Commerce and AccountancyEconomicsElectrical Engineering
GeographyGeologyHistory
LawManagementMathematics
Mechanical EngineeringMedical SciencePhilosophy
PhysicsPolitical Science and International RelationsPsychology
Public AdministrationSociologyStatistics
ZoologyLiterature of any one languages__ __
Optional subjects

Literature of any one of the following languages

Optional Languages for Mains Exam

AssameseBengaliBodo
Dogri,GujaratiHindi
KannadaKashmiriKonkani
MaithiliMalayalamManipuri
MarathiNepaliPunjabi
SanskritSanthaliSindhi
TamilTeluguUrdu
English__ ____ __
Optional Subject Literature Languages

Preparation Tips for UPSC Civil Service Exam

How to prepare for IAS Exam: There is no Short Track for the Preparation of UPSC Civil Service Exam, you have to understand it. Yes, any of the exams is crack only through smart Preparation Strategy, hard Working, and Continuity. If you really want to crack the Civil services Exam you have to Study Continue and Never Break your Daily Routine.

  • Make a Habit of Reading Competitive Magazines, Good Newspaper, Economics News (National and International).
  • Always watch Historic events Movies, Telefilms, Biographies of National leaders, and Dictators.
  • This will help you to gain knowledge for the Interview and General Study.
  • Make a habit of teaching, it will help you as financially, and be connected you to the Study.
  • Always read from Standard textbooks of your syllabus.
  • Make your own notes, which helps to Revision at the time of Examination.
  • Always attend Group Discussions and Seminars relevant to your Field.
  • Open yourself up to others; it will help you to gain confidence.
  • That’s all are also part of the job profile, it will be your daily routine of the Service too.

UPSC Civil Service Exam: Cut-off 2019

This Exam Conducted in tow phases- Prelims and Mains, here the Pre main and Final Cut-off, Check the Marks Category wise.

UPSC Cut off 2019: Prelims Exam

CategoryCut-off marks
Out of 200
GEN98.00
OBC95.34
SC82.00
ST77.34
EWS90.00
PwBD-153.34
PwBD-244.66
PwBD-340.66
PwBD-561.34
UPSC Cut off 2019: Prelims Exam

UPSC Cut off 2019: Mains Exam

CategoryCut-off marks
Out of 1750
GEN751
OBC718
SC706
ST699
EWS696
PwBD-1663
PwBD-2698
PwBD-3374
PwBD-5561
UPSC Cut off 2019: Mains Exam

UPSC Cut off 2019: Final Cut off

CategoryCut-off marks
Out of 2025
GEN961
OBC925
SC898
ST893
EWS909
PwBD-1861
PwBD-2890
PwBD-3653
PwBD-5708
UPSC Cut off 2019: Final Cut-off

This is Complete UPSC Cut off of Civil Service exam 2019 category wise. you can check official Cut-off List PDF Click Here

Official UPSC Cut off 2019 PDF Link

UPSC Civil Service Prelims 2019-Answer Key

Paper NameLink
General Studies-IClick Here
General Studies-IIClick Here

Previous year Question paper

UPSC offers all the Previous year question papers of all the conducted exam. to download click here


How to Apply for UPSC Civil Service Exam

Candidates are required to apply online using the website. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website. Candidate of Foreset services must register for the main exam separately on the same website. All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.

Dear Candidate, UPSC Civil Service Exam is Life-Changing opportunity, that’s why it’s not just about everyone, Only those candidate can clear it, who is Highly Motivated, Well Prepared, Focused on his target, and can study regular, so if you really want to crack it, first make your own strategy and then execute it.

This is all about UPSC Civil Services and it’s Responsibilities, Facilities and benefits, Selection procedure, Plan of the exam, Syllabus, Cut-off, Model test paper, and Preparation Strategy. I hope this information will help you to make a strategy to make your career in Civil Services. if you have any doubt please write in the comment below, I will reply as soon as possible So good luck with your Bright Future.

Thank You


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is Civil Services?
UPSC Civil service are the Union Government jobs to Manage, control, and Monitor the Law and Order of the Union Government. Civil services are- IAS, IFS, IPS, IES ets.
What is meant by IAS?
Indian Administrative Service
What is meant by IPS?
Indian Police Service
Who conduct the Civil Services Exam ?
UPSC conduct the exam once in a year.
What salary get an IAS Officer?
IAS Get Pay-scale 10 in Initial day and promoted to Pay-scale 18 that’s why Salary starts from 56,100 and varies up to 2,25,000/- per month.
What facilities get an IAF Officer ?
Apart from Salary it get-
Rent-free accommodation at minimal rates.
Security guards and domestic help
Option for taking study leave abroad
An official vehicle with beacons & siren.
Free electricity or Phone call facility
High level of job security
POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
Perks of PSUs like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
An attractive salary.
What are the Powers of IAS Officer?
An IAS Officer is an official ruler of the government in the District, it can command, control, and Monitor all the society. this is the major power of an IAS officer. apart from that IAS Officer get an Attractive salary and other Facilities as below-
What is the Exam process of IAS Officer?
UPSC Conducts Two written exams-
Pre-400 Marks (Qualifying in nature)
mains- 1750 marks (Actual Score )
and a personality test 275 marks (Actual score)
How many exams in IAS Exam ?
in the IAS exam there are two written exam phases
phase-1 pre
Two papers (200 marks each)
phase-2 main
What is last year cut off of IAS Exam?
UPSC Civil Service Exam cut off has been released
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What syllabus asked in IAS Exam ?
IAS Cover wide syllabus in Pre and mains
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