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
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 .