UPSC IAS Selection Procedure 2021

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UPSC IAS Exam Selection Process

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services selection process has three stages – Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam (Objective Type), Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written), and a Personality Test (Interview). The final merit list is prepared with the name of the aspirants eligible for the recruitment on the basis of marks obtained in the mains examination and interview test, provided the documents submitted are according to the requirement.

IAS Preliminary Exam 2021

IAS Prelims 2021 Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 27th June 2021. UPSC comprises two papers of multiple-choice questions of a maximum of 200 marks each from various subjects, including General Awareness, English Language, Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning, etc. Marks scored in IAS Prelims will not show in the Final merit list but are only considered for shortlisting candidates for the main exam.

IAS Main exam

The performance of an aspirant in IAS Mains is deciding factor for their success and becoming an IAS official. It's considered as one of the most difficult phases of the IAS exam, the mains exam is infamous for its highly set cut-off and competitive question pattern. The Mains exam is divided into two parts: (1) IAS Main- written and (2) IAS main- Personality test. The marks secured in the IAS main exam will decide the final merit list. Indian Language (only qualifying), General Studies Paper 1, General Studies Paper 2, General Studies Paper 3, General Studies Paper 4, Essay Paper, and 2 Optional Papers (Optional Paper 1 & Optional Paper 2) are the total eight papers included in the Mains exam. The marking of the merit list will also include marks of essay paper, two optional papers, and four general studies papers carrying 250 marks each, whereas the marks of compulsory Indian Language (300) is not considered in the final marking for merit list of the UPSC IAS Exam.

IAS Personality/Interview Test

The personality test is the final phase of the IAS selection process, and for everyone selected, the chance of becoming an IAS official is very high when you are called for the IAS interview. The interviews are conducted in the IPSC office in New Delhi, and the candidates are required to appear in the office for the IAS interview.

IAS Medical Exam

Lastly, the medical exam is conducted, which essential for the conformity of claims is made for special quotas or categories and for the service allocation. The medical examination is scheduled after the IAS interview and is carried by a medical examination form for this purpose at a designated hospital in New Delhi. UPSC will send the recommended candidates list to the Department of Personnel and training, thus marking the end of the IAS selection process.

After the results, UPSC sends the recommended candidates list to the Department of Personnel and training. This marks the end of the IAS selection process.

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