Civil Service Coaching Centres In Chennai – Qualification To Apply For UPSC Civil Services Examination

The year 2018 expects around 3 lakh candidates to appear for IAS Exams that are conducted for various civil service positions like IAS, IPS, IFS, across India. Many IAS academies in Chennai can guide to achieve success in civil service examination.The examination is slated to be conducted on June 3, 2018 (Sunday). The examination is divided into three stages, preliminary, main and interview. The Main examination is slated to be conducted on October 1, 2018 (Monday). The examination is conducted to select candidates to fill the administrative positions in Central Civil Services and All India Services. The scores will be made available through public portal.

  • The candidate must be a graduate with no percentage restriction.
  • Undergraduates in their last semester can also apply for the examination
  • Candidates with distance education degree are also eligible to apply, if the certificate is recognized by UGC or AICTE or Law Universities in the country
  • Degree from American Universities is also eligible for the examination provided an equivalent certificate from AIU is provided.
  • MBBS candidates must complete their internship before the interview stage

Eligibility criteria for writing civil service examinations

– The age limit for general and creamy layer is 32 years with 6 attempts
– The age limit for non-creamy OBC is 35 years with 9 attempts
– The age limit for SC/ST is 37 and the attempts are unlimited
– The age limit for physically handicapped general is 42 years with 9 attempts
– The age limit for physically handicapped OBC is 45 years (non-creamy) with 9 attempts
– The age limit for physically handicapped SC/ST is 47 years with unlimited attempts
– The age limit for disabled ex servicemen is 52 years with a maximum age limit of 56 years.
– J&K Domicile/ex-serviceman additional age limit is +5years and the number of attempts depend on the category.

UPSC Syllabus And Examination Information In Detail

 students writing UPSC civil service examinationThe candidate can apply online between 7 February, 2018 and 3 March 2018. The optional subject has to be mentioned in the preliminary form and you cannot change the options later. The marksheet and community certificate are not required during this stage.
-In the first stage multiple choice question (MCQ) test comes with two papers
o General Studies
o Aptitude
– The question papers are available both in Hindi and English
– The attempt is not counted if you are absent for the exam
– Candidate enters the second stage once he/she clears the preliminary examination. For this you may need to fill in a separate online form called Detailed Application Form (DAF)
– The DAF is available online. The mains optional subjects will be auto-selected from the preliminary form. This goes to say that your optional subjects cannot be changed once entered in the preliminary form.
– You will be required to give proof of graduation, physical disability and caste along with the DAF
– In the main examination there are seven descriptive papers and this includes one optional subject.
– The interview can be given in any language but English or Hindi is the most preferred. If you are not able to choose between the two languages it can leave a poor impression and also take up most of the time in translation. Overall it reduces the impact of your performance.

IAS Coaching Centres plays a key role in guiding IAS aspirants

Many have a false perception that coaching and staying at the Capital Delhi can help in clearing the preliminary exams. There are many who manage to top the examination only by self study. To start with download NCERT textbooks and go through it topicwise. Then go through previous years question papers topicwise. This ensures that time is not wasted in wrong approach. There are dedicated IAS Academies in Chennai who train a lot of students every year

Paper I – General Studies consists of 100 MCQs running to 200 marks with 0.66 negative marks for wrong answers. The duration is 2 hours.

Paper II – Aptitude Test consists of 80 MCQs running to 200 marks with 0.83 negative marks for wrong answer and the duration is 2 hours. The test comprises of
– Maths & Data Interpretation
– Reasoning, Blood relations and arrangements
– Comprehension and inferences
– Decision making and communication skills
– English language and verbal ability

Frequently Asked Questions

How many attempts can one give to the CSE exam?

There is a set of rules governing the UPSC CSE examination. A candidate can appear for the IAS examination only for a specific number of times. Candidates belonging to the General category can appear for the IAS exam only for four times within their age limit. Likewise, candidates belonging to the OBC category can appear for the IAS examination only seven times. However, for the SC/ST candidates, there is an exemption as they can appear for the IAS examination as many times as they want until they reach 37 years of age. Remember that appearing for one paper in the Prelims exam is also considered an attempt.

Do physically handicapped candidates have any relaxation in the number of attempts?

The physically handicapped person should have a disability of 40% or more. A physically handicapped candidate belonging to the general category is eligible for 7 attempts. The maximum number of attempt for a physically handicapped belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories who want to appear in IAS examination is 9 times. The maximum age limit which is required for the candidate to appear in the IAS examination is 45 years. There is an age relaxation of 10 to 15 years according to your disability and you are exempted from fees also. However, for others, there is no such exemption.

Can a candidate who has graduated from an open school or university apply for UPSC CSE examination?

Yes, the candidate who has completed education from an open school or university can apply for the Commission’s examination provided that the candidate has passed a Bachelor degree from any of Indian universities or equivalent qualification from any recognized university. The minimum educational qualification required to apply for the Commission’s examination is a bachelor’s degree. There are some open universities such as NIOS and IGNOU which are recognized by the government of India. The candidates from these universities are capable to apply for the Commission’s examination. It is important to have completed the graduation from a recognized university, be it any field.

Do the evaluation standard different based on the language in which the IAS exam in written?

No, the evaluation standard is the same for the IAS examination irrespective of the language or medium. As per the rules set by UPSC, a paper can be written in English or any Indian regional language recognized by the board. In that case, the medium or language in which the exam has been written does not affect the evaluation standards. Candidates are allowed to choose different languages to make them feel comfortable and confident while answering the UPSC CSE examination. And, it is not mandatory to appear for the IAS examination in any specific language or medium.

Can a candidate know the ‘question-wise ‘marks for a paper?

In a competitive examination, the absolute performance of a candidate is not relevant. It is the relative performance that determines if the candidate is qualified or not. And if the candidate qualifies, the candidate position in the merit list. The process of evaluation is not complete after the initial assessment by the examiner. Moderation is applied on the total marks initially given and not on a per question basis. So, when the evaluation process is done, neither question-wise marks or raw-marks subsist. At the end of the assessment process, it is only the total marks of the candidate in the paper that matters. The total marks are made available to the candidate on the UPSC website.