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Academic Qualification To apply for UPSC Civil Services (IAS/IPS) Examination, a candidate….

  1. Must be a graduate. No minimum %, grade or CGPA required in college. (But don’t prepare UPSC by neglecting college because in RBI/CAT-exams they consider college marks)
  2. There are canadian pharmacy viagra pills generic Toppers with ATKT, failures in college/school exams. UPSC doesn’t care. They only need final graduation certi/marksheet.
  3. Undergraduate in last year, go last semester can apply.
  4. American degrees valid but have to get equivalent cert. from AIU.
  5. follow url Distance education degree valid- IF recognized by UGC/AICTE/any Law
  6. MBBS must have completed internship before UPSC Interview-stage comes.

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Age / Attempt limit in UPSC IAS/IPS?

General & Creamy OBC
/ 6 Attempts
Non-Creamy OBC
/ 9 Attempts

  • Age is counted on the get link 1st August of the given year.
  • Physical Disabled candidates’ age limits: PH-Gen: 42, PH-OBC (non-Creamy): 45 years; PH-SC/ST: 47 years. This is cumulative ST ex-serviceman who was disabled: 32 +5 (ST) +5 (Ex serviceman) + PH (10)=52 years. But such cumulative effect will apply till maximum upper age limit 56 years, as per this DoPT Notification.
  • * PH (GEN | OBC) = 9 attempts 80 mg lasix daily while PH (SC | ST) = Unlimited Attempts, till upper age.
  • J&K Domicile OR Ex-serviceman: addl. +5 years| Attempt depend on category.

  • Apply online: 7th Feb to 3rd March 2018

    • You’ve to indicate optional subject in online Prelim-form. You can’t change it afterwards during Mains form.
    • Marksheet, Caste Certi not required at this stage.

  • Stage1- Prelims / CSAT: 3rd June, 2018

    • Multiple choice Question (MCQ) Test. Two papers 1) General Studies 2) Aptitude. No optional paper here.
    • Question paper is set in English and Hindi.
    • if you apply online but remain absent in prelims, then your attempt is not counted.

  • Stage2- Mains: 29th Sep. 2018 onwards (five days)

    • When you clear prelims, You’ll have to fill up a new separate (online) form called “Detailed Application form” ( go DAF).
    • In this online DAF-form, Your optional subject will be pre-selected from prelim form, hence you can’t change.
    • Along with DAF-you’ll have to give proof of graduation, caste, PH.
    • Mains contains Seven Descriptive Papers; including one optional subject paper.

  • Stage3- Interview, Dates undecided

    Can be given in any language. But advisable to give in Hindi/English otherwise 1) Leaves Poor impression 2) Translator eats up time/ reduces impact of your answer.

How to start Prelim Preparation?

  1. Coaching / Delhi-Stay is generic cialis usa NOT essential to clear Prelims. Many toppers managed without coaching, by self study!
  2. First, Start with NCERT Textbooks Topicwise (Free Download)
  3. Observe Previous years Topicwise Papers; so unnecessarily Time is not wasted in wrong direction.

Difficult to explain all the nuances of UPSC Prelims-Cum Mains preparation, Notes making, Time management etc. in a single web-page! Please go through following Lecture for detailed strategy :)Mrunal
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169 Comments on “UPSC Civil Services IAS/IPS Exam: Syllabus, Structure, Strategy”

  1. Sir,
    I have changed my name in state govt Gazette & have the gazette notification copy. I wish to apply for civil service exam next year. My 10th,12th & Degree certificates are in OLD name. Besides, changed all my ID proofs to NEW name. Will they accept my name change if i apply in new name?

    Moreover, in DAF what extra docs. should I upload OR what is the solution while uploading certificates with old name? (Also, in the final process can I produce gazette notification copy along with certificates holding the OLD name?)

    Please advise a solution to the above matter.

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  5. About ias/ips syllabus,,, i wana go in ips… What i do,,, im graduate,,, or in punjabi medium,,,, plz help me or guide me sir…

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  8. Sir, i am very confused about mains optional subject, i have done Bsc in zoology ,botany and chemistry , also done PGDM in HR & Marketing, kindly suggest. I am waiting for your kind revert.


  9. Hello Sir ,
    I am a housewife and science graduate.So how can I start my preparation?

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  11. Hello Sir,
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    UPSC MAIN Exam written in Gujarati ?
    Please answer me
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  12. Sir my DOB is 21.3.1988
    Am I eligible for UPSC 2020

  13. I m in defence service .I want to know about age limit for ex serviceman who completes his whole service 17 years for upsc.please reply soon. Thank you

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