One of the toughest exams that you can think of in India is the IAS or the Indian Administrative Service Examination, which is very challenging for the individuals appearing it. The IAS exam is considered to be the most difficult exam that one can concern, according to a research made on the several Civil Service examinations. It is as difficult as the French Civil Service exam.
The preliminary which is otherwise also known as the CSAT exam is the base level exam or the 1st level exam among the three stage civil service pattern. The date or timing for the exam is fixed; you can find the exam being held either on the 2nd or the 3rd Sunday in the month of May.
The IAS exam is conducted by the UPSC or the Union Public Service Commission every year, it is an organisation created by the Indian Constitution. The headquarters of the UPSC commission is at New Delhi, in a city named as Shahjahan, which release the notice for the Civil Service Test every year.
A person has to be qualified in order to appear for the Civil Service examination, as because only a graduate from a college or university which is recognized by the UGC can appear for the examination. The minimum age after which one can appear for the exam is 21 years and the maximum age is about 30 years.
Then the candidates are moved to the second level of the IAS exam which is otherwise known as the Mains Exam, this paper consists of 2000 marks in total. What you need to understand the scores that you have obtained in the preliminaries won’t have any affect in the Mains. The paper just helps the individuals to qualify to the next round.
If you consult with a senior and a qualified candidate, you will get to know more about the civil service examinations. You can through the testimonials and previous exam questions papers in order to develop the right concept. If you think that completing the entire syllabus is going to help you with the exam, then for your information there is no expectations to UPSC for the outcome. It is up to the candidate to analyse its strengths and then work accordingly to gets its success, not just start preparing everything.
The second phase of the exam is the Mains Examination, which only the people passing the Preliminary exams are allowed to sit for. It is important for an individual to pass the prelims to sit for the Civil Service Mains examinations. What you need to remember is that the prelims are just for qualifying and the scores that you have obtained in the preliminary will not be included in the Mains.
Candidates that are called for the civil service interview are thrice the number of seats available and the interview begins generally at the end of March and continues up to 1st week of May. The interview is taken by the UPSC member and other panel members specially called up for the interview. It may also comprise of the subject experts and even repute bureaucrats. The interview gets over at an average time of 20 minutes where you can also find individuals who get out of the interview room in 5 minutes too. You get to view the results finally just few days before the next IAS exam, which takes a completed one year of the time.
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