Full form of UPSC: Examination Stages, Exams Conducted, Specific Job list, Exam Eligibility.

The term UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission. but Before knowing about  UPSC  you must know what is PSC so The term PSC stands for Public Service Commission . It  is India’s leading central agency that Conducts Top level exams for the Government  Posts. This commission was established  on 2 October 1926 before Independence . On 26 October 1950 after independence the commission made some changes and modified the name into  Union Public Service Commission . This commission is India’s central recruiting agency . the UPSC  is responsible for examinations and appointments for all India Services and group A and Group B of Central Services . The Headquarters of This commission are in New Delhi. 

Exams Conducted By UPSC 

  • Combined Defense Service Examination  
  • Indian Forest Service Examination 
  • Engineering Service Examination 
  • Civil Service Examination
  • Naval Academy Examination
  • National Defense academy 

UPSC also conducts these Examination 

  • combined geoscientist and geologist examination
  • central armed police forces ( Assistant Commandant ) Examination 
  • special class Railway apprentice
  • Combined medical service examination 
  • Indian economic service \ Indian Statistical Service examination 

UPSC Specific Job list 

  • IAS  Indian Administrative Service
  • IPS  Indian Police Service
  • IFS   Indian Foreign Service
  • IRS   Internal Revenue Service
  • IES  Indian Engineering Services
  • ESE  Engineering Services Examination
  • CDS  Combined Defense Services
  • NSD  National Security Division

UPSC Examination Stages 

1. Preliminary examinations 

This is the first stage of UPSC examinations  to qualify for preliminary exams also called UPSC pre Exams . IAS Preliminary examinations  is considered as the toughest exam at all India level due to its lowest selection ratio. This exam is like a screening test for candidates to get selected for Mains examinations . You must  need to obtain at least 33% mark to pass this  Prelims exam. The UPSC sets this  question paper in two parts for General Ability Test (GAT) and the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). Both the papers are compulsory. 

2. Mains Examination 

This is the second Stage for UPSC examinations. The candidates who clear prelims can only give give this examination otherwise not. this examination is of 5 days and there are total nine papers and from which two papers are of qualifying for nature, one paper is for essay, four papers are for general studies, and two papers are optional. Those  who aspire to become IAS, IPS, IFS and IRS officers have to give UPSC Mains examination before they are cleared for the IAS interview / UPSC Personality Test stage.

3. Personality Test 

This is the final stage of UPSC and this is the most difficult phase. This personality test also known as interview plays an important role in the final merit list. this Interview is of 30 minutes and may change the candidates life.

UPSC Exam Eligibility

1. Age limit

General : 21 years to 32 years and they have six  chances to give this exam

 ST/ SC : 21 years to 37 years and they have unlimited chances to give this exam

OBC: 21 years to 35 years and they and nine chances to give this exam 

2. Qualification: 

you must be graduated in any subjects . Every student can give this examination who is graduated. 

3. Exam Frequency: 

this Exam is conducted every year so you have chance every year  to crack UPSC . 

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