All India Civil Services Competitive Examinations and their Syllabi
Plan for the examination
Government of India as an employer
The Government of India is the biggest and the most important employer in the country. Barring a few lower categories of jobs, the other middle and high-level positions under the Central Government are filled by recruitment through an independent agency called the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Constitution of India advises the Commission to select qualified people to fill these positions. This part deals with the recruitment done by the Commission annually through the Civil Services Competitive Examinations.
The Civil Services Competitive Examination
According to the current plan, the Civil Services Competitive Examination consists of two successive levels.
- Civil Services Preliminary Examination ( Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination
- Civil Services Main Examination (descriptive type and Interview) for the selection of candidates for various services and posts.
Applications are first invited for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the main Examination will have to apply again in the detailed application form which will be supplied to them.