UPSC Exam Forum (IAS Civil Services,NDA,CDS,AFCAT)

Every Indian has a dream and believes that India will soon emerge as a super power.To make this dream come true, everyone wants to be a part of the process; be it by being a responsible citizen and electing representatives or entering into the Government services. As far as Government Services are concerned, IAS is marked as ‘A’ category government service. IAS i.e. Indian Administrative Service is one of special services run under Indian Government. It works internally such that the law & order functions smoothly without any hindrance.However, getting into IAS is not that easy. Aspirants have to go through its competitive exam i.e. CSE (Civil Service Examination) held every year under the supervision of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam also serves as a common aptitude test for other civil services like IFS, IPS, Group A and Group B central services. It’s one of the toughest exams that probably require more than one attempt to achieve success.


  1. Graduation in any stream from a recognized university in India
  2. Applicants appearing for their final year degree exam are also eligible to apply.
  3. Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government of India as equivalent to professional and technical degree are eligible to apply.
  4. Candidates who have passed final year of MBBS exam but are yet to complete internship can apply for the prelim exam.

For applying IAS 2014, candidates can go with either online mode or offline mode. If candidate is interested in the former mode, then he/she has to download the application form from the official website. Online application includes two stages i.e. a) registration 1 b) registration 2.

Post submission of personal details, students will be asked to print the SBI bank challan on A4 size paper. The printed pay slip needs to be used for payment of application fee.

In offline mode, Students can get the application form from any of the specified post offices through the country. The cost of the application form in offline mode is Rs.30. Next, students have to fill the form, complete and send it to the mentioned address before the last date

Syllabus for CSAT

The CSAT test will be divided into two sections i.e. General Awareness and English Proficiency.

  • For General Awareness:- Current affairs at national and international level, History of India (Indian National Movement), India and World Geography, Indian Constitution & Politics, Economic & Social Development and General Science.
  • For English: - Reading Comprehensions, Grammar, Communication skills, Logical Reasoning and mental ability.

Syllabus for Civil Service Mains: - There will be total nine papers for this exam. Initial two are qualifying papers, of which one paper is one of the Indian languages and the second paper is English. Third one will be an essay paper whereas fourth and fifth will be on General Studies. Next, candidates have to select two optional subjects. Then, there will be two papers.

After the main exam, interview will be conducted of 300 marks.

Note: - The paper of Indian languages and English will be of matriculation level. All other papers will have subjective type questions.

For CSAT 2014, both the papers will be of 200 marks each. For the main exam, every paper will be of 300 marks each.

UPSC has changed the answering pattern for exam. Students would now have to write in a consolidated question paper-cum answer book.

Union Public Service Commission taking a cue from the US exam model for government recruitment has decided to introduce short answer type questions for its exam.

Students taking the test would have to write answers according to the pre-defined topic or area as mentioned in the part or sub-part of the question.

The introduction of short answer type questions would bring an end to the essay type questions that have been followed till date. The new pattern would help individuals from technical backgrounds who are used to make point wise presentations.

This would also help students who took up technical subjects at graduation as it would not require them to hone their English skills. The new paper pattern would be also enable students to take question papers home.

Particulars Important Dates
Start date of Online Registration  
Last date for registration of online application  
Payment of fees  
Exam date