As far as government service is concerned, the IAS (Indian Administrative Services) which is marked as a category 'A' government service is a highly special and a respected government service.
The Indian Adminstrative Services is special as it works internally for the smooth functioning of law and order without any hinderance. Right from the conception of the Indian constitution, IAS as a career has been a much preferred option for the Indian youth of all-time. Even today, jobs under IAS are considered with utmost esteem. This is the prime reason why youth are attracted to career of an IAS officer. Every year lakhs of aspirants from each corner of India apply for admission into IAS.
However getting into IAS is not easy, infact you have to earn an IAS. The IAS 2016 exam is a paper-pen based competitive exam ie. CSE (Civil Service Examination) held every year. Directed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) this exam serves as a common aptitude test for other civil services like IFS, IPS, Group A and Group B central services. Needless to say, it is one of the toughest exams that probably requires more than one attempt to achieve success.
IAS 2016 Eligibility:-
Mimum Educational Qualifications:-
a) The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
b) Applicants appearing for their final year degree exam are also eligible to apply for IAS 2016.
c) Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government of India as equivalent to professional and technical degrees are eligible to apply.
d) Candidates who have passed final year of MBBS exam but are yet to complete internship can apply for the prelim exam.
Age Limit:- A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years.
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
IAS Registration / Application Form
IAS 2016 Online Application Form/ Registration:-
Apply online at website:- http://www.upsconline.nic.in
The Online applications(Part I and II) can be filled from 27th April, 2016 to 27th May, 2016 till 11.59 p.m., after which link will be disabled.
Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions.
The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- Rupees One Hundred only) [excepting SC/ST/ Female/Physically Handicapped candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility ofState Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card.
Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
IAS Exam Dates
IAS 2016 Exam Dates:-
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2016:- 07.08.2016 (SUNDAY).
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM, 2016:- 03.12.2016 (SATURDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 5 DAYS
IAS 2016 Syllabus:-
IAS 2016 Pattern:-
IAS Preliminary Exam Pattern:-
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
Each paper will be of two hours duration.
IAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus
IAS Main Examination Pattern:-
The written examination will consist of the following papers :-
Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution). - 300 Marks
Paper-B English - 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit
Paper-I Essay - 250 Marks
Paper-II General Studies-I - 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper-III General Studies -II - 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper-IV General Studies -III - 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-V General Studies -IV - 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Paper-VI Optional Subject - Paper 1 - 250 Marks
Paper-VII Optional Subject - Paper 2 - 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) - 1750 Marks
Personality Test - 275 Marks
Grand Total - 2025 Marks
Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects for Main Examination:-
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xx) Political Science and International Relations
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxv) Literature of any one of the following languages:-
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.
The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
Each paper will be of three hours duration.
The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.
PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:-
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
IAS Prelims Sample Papers
IAS Exam Preparation:-
One of the essential tips to crack IAS exam is proper planning with devotion. Since IAS is among the toughest exams in India, it is recommendable for students to take up any of the top coaching institutes that prepare well to crack IAS. Candidates should improve writing skills as the exam includes important papers like English and Essay, in both the papers subjective questions are asked. Make sure that you have the best authors’ books that cover almost entire portions of the subjects that are prescribed for the exam. Having a glance at previous years’ papers is always conducive.
IAS Coaching Institutes IAS Books IAS Preparation Tips
IAS 2016 Notification:-
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2016
DATE OF NOTIFICATION (SATURDAY):- 27.04.2016
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:- 27.05.2016
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 07.08.2016 (SUNDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 1 DAY
CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM 2016
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 03.12.2016 (SATURDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 5 DAYS
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