Civil Services Exam 2018-19
On 3rd June 2018 the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the Civil Services Preliminary Exam (CSE) 2018 in many centres across the country.The prelims happened in two parts with Paper-I was conducted in the morning (9:30 to 12:30) and Paper-II conducted in the afternoon (2:30 to 4:00).The candidates just need to clear the Paper-II, in which minimum 66 marks are required to be scored, after which on the basis of their Paper-I scores they will be selected for the mains. The UPSC 2018 mains exam will be held on October 28.
Civil services 2017 final result released : Indian Revenue Service officer Durishetty Anudeep has topped the coveted civil services 2017 examination whose results were announced on 27 April 2018, breaking a three-year streak of female candidates bagging the top spot. Anu Kumari and Sachin Gupta stood second and third respectively, the Union Public Service Commission announced today. Anudeep, an OBC candidate from Metpally in Telangana, is posted in Hyderabad as an Assistant Commissioner.
Top 20 Selected in Civil Services Exam 2017
1 0156266 DURISHETTY ANUDEEP
2 0048547 ANU KUMARI
3 0587709 SACHIN GUPTA
4 0165049 ATUL PRAKASH
5 0001574 PRATHAM KAUSHIK
6 0022544 KOYA SREE HARSHA
7 0012050 AYUSH SINHA
8 0464321 ANUBHAV SINGH
9 0003674 SAUMYA SHARMA
A total of 990 candidates — 750 men and 240 women — have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various central government services. Of the candidates recommended for appointment, 476 are from the general category, 275 from OBC, 165 from scheduled caste and 74 from scheduled tribes category.
An officer of IRS (Customs and Central Excise) of 2014 batch, Anudeep qualified the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject. Anudeep has graduated with BE (Electronics & Instrumentation) degree from BITS, Pilani.
Anu Kumari, the topper among the female candidates, has graduated with BSc (Hons) in Physics from the Delhi University and has done an MBA (Finance and Marketing) from IMT, Nagpur.
Nandini K.R., Tina Dabi and Ira Singhal had topped the civil services examination 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
A total of 1058 vacancies were to be filled through Civil Services Examination, 2017, which included 29 vacancies for physically handicapped candidates.
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017 was conducted on 18 June 2017. 9,57,590 candidates applied for this examination, out of which 4,56,625 candidates actually appeared. 13,366 candidates qualified for appearance in the written (Mains) examination held in October-November, 2017. Of them, 2,568 candidates qualified for the Personality Test conducted in February-April, 2018
संघ लोक सेवा आयोग (यूपीएससी) ने प्रतिष्ठित सिविल सर्विसेज परीक्षा, 2017 के नतीजों की घोषणा कर दी है। इस परीक्षा में तेलंगाना के अनुदीप दुरीशेट्टी ने टॉप किया है। इस साल यूपीएससी परीक्षा में हरियाणा का बोलबाला रहा है। हरियाणा के सोनीपत की अनु कुमारी दूसरे और सिरसा के सचिन गुप्ता तीसरे स्थान पर हैं। पांचवें स्थान पर हरियाणा के ही महेंद्रगढ़ के प्रथम कौशिक हैं। चौथे स्थान पर बिहार में आरा के रहने वाले अतुल प्रकाश आए हैं। उत्तर प्रदेश के इलाहाबाद के अनुभव सिंह आठवें स्थान पर आए हैं।
इस साल सिविल सर्विसेज में अव्वल आने वाले अनुदीप दुरीशेट्टी ने लगातार तीन सालों से लड़कियों के पहले स्थान पर काबिज होने का क्रम तोड़ दिया है। उनसे पहले, नंदिनी केआर, टीना डाबी और इरा सिंघल सिविल सर्विसेज की परीक्षा में क्रमश: 2016, 2015 और 2014 में प्रथम रही थीं। अनुदीप दुरीशेट्टी ओबीसी उम्मीदवार हैं और परीक्षा में उनका वैकल्पिक विषय आंथ्रोपोलोजी था। अनुदीप इस समय इंडियन रेवेन्यू सर्विस (आइआरएस) के तहत हैदराबाद में असिस्टेंट कमिश्नर के पद पर कार्यरत हैं। वह तेलंगाना के मेतपल्ली के रहने वाले हैं। वह गूगल में काम कर चुके हैं और 2011 में बिट्स पिलानी से ग्रेजुएट हैं। उन्होंने यूपीएससी की परीक्षा 2013 में भी दी थी, जिसमें उनकी रैंकिंग 790वीं थी।
सिविल सेवा की परीक्षा में इस साल मेरिट लिस्ट में कुल 990 नाम हैं। इनमें से 476 उम्मीदवार सामान्य वर्ग से हैं। वहीं, 275 ओबीसी, 165 एससी और 74 एसटी से हैं। 750 पुरुष और 240 महिलाएं हैं। केंद्र सरकार की सेवाओं के लिए आयोग ने इन सभी की नियुक्ति की सिफारिश की है।
The preliminary examination 2018 will be conducted on June 3, 2018 (tentative).
Candidates must already be aware of the fact that the Civil Services Examination is conducted in two rounds, namely Preliminary (objective type) and Civil Services (Main) Examination (written and interview).
In the objective type, multiple choice questions are asked which carry the total of 400 marks. In the general studies paper – II, candidates will have to qualify with the minimum of 33 percent marks.
In the Preliminary exam, the students who pass, qualify for the next stage, which is Civil Services Main. Those who succeed in the Mains are later offered services and posts in the government sector.
In August 2015, a committee constituted an expert panel under the chairmanship of former human resource development secretary and retired IAS officer BS Baswan to review the scheme of civil services exam. As per reports, some recommendations include a reduction in the upper age limit of 32 years to appear in the civil service exam.
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यदि आप व्यापक पाठ्यक्रम आधारित सम्पूर्ण अध्ययन सामाग्री चाहते हैं, तो डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप एक ही स्थान पर आपकी आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करेगा। हम आपको प्रतियोगी परीक्षा में सफलता के लिए रणनीतिक तैयारी हेतु मार्गदर्शन भी प्रदान करेंगे। हम पिछले पांच वर्षों के प्रश्नपत्रों के पैटर्न का विश्लेषण करके पूरी अध्ययन सामाग्री को तैयार करते हैं। ताकि अध्ययन सामाग्री के निर्माण में हम सभी महत्त्वपूर्ण मुद्दों को शामिल कर सकें। पिछले कुछ साल की सफलता के विश्लेषण करने के बाद, हम यह कह सकते हैं कि डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप एक शीर्ष स्तरीय संस्थान है, जहां 70-80 प्रतिशत सवाल हमारी अध्ययन सामाग्री से पूछे जा रहे हैं। यह हमारे लिए बड़ी सफलता है और आप डेवलप इंडिया ग्रुप की व्यापक अध्ययन सामाग्री का अध्ययन कर के अन्य प्रतियोगियों पर बढ़त हासिल सकते हैं।
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Remember these dates
Notification declared for Civil service exams 2018 : On Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Last date of application for the exam : On Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Date of commencement of preliminary exam : On Sunday, June 3, 2018
Date of commencement of Civil service main exams : On Monday, October 1, 2018
The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to beapproximately 782 which include 32 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark DisabilityCategory, i.e. 13 vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision; 8 Vacancies for (b)deaf and hard of hearing; 9 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosycured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 2 Vacancies for (e) multipledisabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. The finalnumber of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from CadreControlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes.Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respectof vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.
Minimum Educational Qualifications : The candidate must hold a degree of any ofUniversities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or othereducational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as aUniversity Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess anequivalent qualification.
Number of attempts: Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.
Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to OtherBackward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be nine. The relaxation will be available to thecandidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
Report of Baswan Committee
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going through the report of Baswan Committee that has recommended changes in the civil services examination. "The report of the Baswan Committee is currently under the consideration of the UPSC and the recommendations of the UPSC on the report are yet to be received," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha. According to government, the Baswan committee examined the plan of examination, number of papers, their structure and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation among others.
Civil Services Exam Pattern
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (vide Appendix I Section-I) (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and (ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above. Applications are now invited for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be made available to them.
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages :
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Exam;
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.
Applications are now invited for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination only.
Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be made available to them.
The Preliminary Examination will consist of twopapers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carrya maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section(A) of Section II. This examination is meant to serve as ascreening test only; the marks obtained in the PreliminaryExamination by the candidates who are declared qualified foradmission to the Main Examination will not be counted fordetermining their final order of merit.
The number of candidatesto be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve tothirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to befilled in the year through this examination. Only thosecandidates who are declared by the Commission to havequalified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will beeligible for admission to the Main Examination of that yearprovided they are otherwise eligible for admission, to the Main Examination.
Note I : The Commission will draw a list of candidates to bequalified for Civil Services (Main) Examination based on thecriterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General StudiesPaper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and totalqualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by theCommission.
Note II : There will be negative marking for incorrect answers(as detailed below) for all questions except some of thequestions where the negative marking will be inbuilt in theform of different marks being awarded to the most appropriateand not so appropriate answer for such questions.
(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to everyquestion. For each question for which a wrong answer hasbeen given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marksassigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will betreated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answershappen to be correct and there will be same penalty as abovefor that question.
(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given bythe candidate, there will be no penalty for that question 1/3.
The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test.
The written examinationwill consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in thesubjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature.
Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifyingmarks in the written part of the Main Examination as may befixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summonedby them for an interview for a Personality Test.
The number of candidates to besummouned for interview will be about twice of the number ofvacancies to be filled.
The interview will carry 275 marks (withno minimum qualifying marks).
Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination andthe preferences expressed by them for the various Servicesand posts.
Preliminary Exam Pattern & Syllabus
Topics of Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours : Total Questions (100)
1. Current events of national and international importance
2. History of India and Indian National Movement
3. Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
4. Indian Polity & Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
5. Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
6. General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
7. General Science
Topics for Paper II - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours : Total Questions (80)
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)
7. English Language & Comprehension Skills
1 : PaperII of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
3 : It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelims) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.
IAS Prelims Exam 2017 Section wise Analysis
Indian History, Art and Culture: History was more on the usual lines. There were six questions from Modern History and six from ancient history, art and culture. History portion (ancient and modern) was largely factual and less of conceptual. In comparison to modern history the ancient portion was not so difficult in general since they were mostly factual, however, art and culture was covered largely which has always been very diverse. Also, UPSC has a penchant for picking anything from anywhere in art and culture and that makes this section very difficult to prepare.
Indian Polity : In total twenty questions were asked from Polity. And this as the most scoring section because most of the questions were direct. Some of the questions which were conceptual were not that difficult if one understands the basics of polity well.
Geography : In Geography, around 70 per cent of the questions revolve around maps. Hence, it is pretty easy for anyone who is well-cognisant with the world and India map. However, some of these questions are tricky and can fool aspirants if not thought out properly. The other miniscule number of questions from this section are from predictable and traditional geography topics like monsoon and irrigation in agriculture. Very little of physical geography was asked this time.
Economy & social development : The questions on economy were mostly factual and related to current affairs. In all there were around 7 to 8 questions from Economy. Also, the weightage has not changed from last year. Economics questions were not easy. Unlike previous years questions, this year's questions were not conceptual but factual too. As expected, UPSC asked current affairs of 2012-2016 in economics.
Science and Technology : There were only four questions from General Science and they were application based. The questions from technology were mostly current affairs based and overlapped with Environment and Biodiversity. Overall this section has lost its favour with UPSC and we believe that there is no need to prepare for General Science separately anymore.
Environmental ecology : The focus on Environment was seen in the paper as fifteen questions were asked. Most of the questions revolved around current affairs especially those which have potential public health and environmental impact. So, environmental news becomes an important source of reference for aspirants.
Current Affairs: Government schemes, laws and policies have become a section in themselves, carrying at least fourteen questions. But this paper was a lot more balanced than last year in which CA dominated the whole paper. With this focus on government schemes, PIB becomes an important source of preparation. The question on National Nutrition Mission was lifted straight from a press release of PIB.
Question asking pattern in IAS Prelims Exam 2016 (Series – A)
International Affairs 20 Q. : 2, 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 27, 30, 37, 41, 42, 56, 67, 68, 70, 75, 77, 81, 82, 97
Science & Technology and Current related questions 13 Q. : 5, 24, 31, 35, 36, 46, 47, 59, 66, 78, 79, 87, 91
Environment Ecology 12 Questions : 6, 22, 44, 45, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 86, 90, 98
Govt. Schemes with current update 11 Questions : 7, 16, 21, 23, 26, 32, 33, 48, 63, 76, 84
Economy & Social development 10 Questions : 3, 4, 8, 12, 18, 29, 43, 60, 61, 71
Ancient and Medieval History 10 Questions : 9, 10, 17, 38, 39, 50, 65, 80, 88, 89
Indian Polity and Governance 9 Questions : 1, 25, 34, 40, 62, 72, 73, 95, 100
Modern Indian History 6 Questions : 49, 58, 64, 69, 92, 93
India and World Geography 6 Questions : 28, 74, 83, 85, 94, 96
Others 3 Questions : 19, 51, 99
Mains Exam Pattern & Syllabus
The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Paper A - Modern Indian language 300 Marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted - Passing mandatory-
(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essay
(v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa.
Note 1: The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of High School level and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for final ranking.
Note 2 : The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).
Paper B - English - 300 marks - Qualifying nature - Marks not counted- Passing mandatory
The aim of the paper is to test the candidates' ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian Language concerned.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:-
(i) Comprehension of given passages
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary
(iv) Short Essay
Essay - 250 Marks - To be written in the medium or language of the candidate's choice. Candidate is required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They are expected to keep their thoughts closely to the subject and arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and be concise. Credit will be given to effective and coherent expression.
General Studies-I 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Salient features of world's physical geography.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
General Studies -II: 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
India and its neighbourhood- relations.
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.
Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
General Studies -III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Land reforms in India.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Disaster and disaster management.
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
General Studies -IV : 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
This paper will include questions to test the candidates' attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's
Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Optional Subject - Paper I -250 Marks
Optional Subject - Paper II -250 Marks
Candidates may choose any ONE optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below.
Interview/Personality Test - 275 Marks
Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.
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