Civil Services Exams

Civil service exams are one of the most competitive government exams in the country and also believed to be one of the toughest to crack. It is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year to recruit for IAS, IPS, IFS and many other government jobs and responsibilities. The number of vacancies varies every year for UPSC exam. UPSC conducts the civil service exams in three phases- a preliminary exam (prelims), a main exam (mains) and a personal interview (PI).

UPSC notification for the prelims comes out by March/ April. The prelims are conducted around July- August every year and the mains falls in November. UPSC releases the list of candidates for the interview which is held in March- April every year. Final UPSC results come out by May/June.

UPSC syllabus is broadly classified and specially designed for prelims and mains. The syllabus is available in the official site of UPSC. The preliminary syllabus is designed to assess the current affairs, general aptitude and reasoning of the candidate. Mains syllabus focuses on testing academic knowledge in the chosen topics. One needs to clear prelims and mains to appear for interview. The interview focuses on testing the candidates’ mental alertness, clear and logical reasoning. The questions asked in the interview are on matters of general interest, and also of events happening in the country and world. Final selection of candidates is done once interview results are out.

An aspirant can choose from a wide range of books and study materials available to prepare for the upcoming government exams.

Civil Services Exams in India

  • Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)
  • Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
  • Assam Public Service Commission (APSC)
  • Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC)
  • Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission
  • Goa Public Service Commission
  • Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC)
  • Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC)
  • Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
  • Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission
  • Jharkhand Public Service Commission
  • Karnataka Public Service Commission
  • Kerala Public Service Commission
  • Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
  • Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC)
  • Manipur Public Service Commission
  • Meghalaya Public Service Commission
  • Mizoram Public Service Commission
  • Nagaland Public Service Commission
  • Orissa Public Service Commission
  • Punjab Public Service Commission, PPSC
  • Rajasthan Public Service Commission
  • Sikkim Public Service Commission
  • Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
  • Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC)
  • Tripura Public Service Commission
  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)
  • Uttarakhand Public Service Commission
  • West Bengal Public Service Commission