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    What is Civils exam? What is the difference between Civils and IAS/IPS exams? How to prepare for them?

    what is Civils exam?what is difference between IAS and IPS/Hi my name is shilpa.
    I did my MBA in HR and degree with BSc with zoology, I am 26 years old am I eligible to write IAS and IPS exams??
    How to prepare for this exam?
    What is the exam pattern?
    When will this notification come and how to apply?what documents i need?
    and what is preliminary entrance exam and mains exam?how many exams i have to write and which subjects i need to study more? Kindly anyone tell me all about these exams??

    please let me know ASAP..


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    Mohit Bansal Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bhucho Mandi

    Re: What is Civils exam? What is the difference between Civils and IAS/IPS exams? How to prepare for them?

    dear aspirant,

    Civil Services Exam is conducted by UPSC every year. After clearing Civil Services exam you are appointed for various post and you have to work for the goodwill of Civil. Through UPSC Civil Services exam you will get the posts of IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc.

    IAS and IPS are the posts which you will get after clearing the Civil Services exam. IAS stands for Indian Administration Services. IPS stands for Indian Police Services. IAS have to work in Administration and IPS officer has to work in Police. Both are top ranked posts of India.

    Civil Services exam conducted in three phases:
    1. CSAT(Prelims)
    2. Mains
    3. Interview

    Prelims is only conducted for short listing the candidates for Mains Exam.
    Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination. and Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services
    and posts.

    Pattern For Prelims And Mains Exam:

    Pattern For Prelims Exam:

    General Studies Paper - I 200 Marks

    General Studies Paper - II 200 Marks

    Pattern For Mains Exam:


    Section 1 Essay 200 Marks

    Section 2 English Comprehension 100 Marks
    & English Précis
    (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard


    General Studies–I 250Marks
    (Indian Heritage and Culture,
    History and Geography of the World
    and Society)


    General Studies –II 250 Marks
    (Governance, Constitution,
    Polity, Social Justice and
    International relations)


    General Studies –III 250 Marks
    (Technology, Economic Development,
    Bio-diversity, Environment, Security
    and Disaster Management)


    General Studies –IV 250 Marks
    (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


    Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks


    Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

    Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks

    Personality Test 275 Marks.

    Grand Total 2075 Marks

    Eligibility Criteria For Civil Services:

    >>you must have completed or appearing in final year of graduation.
    >>your age must be within 21 years to 30 years on 1 August of the year of exam. there is relaxation in upper age limit up to 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.

    Limit Number Of Attempts:
    >>General: 4 attempts
    >>OBC: 7 attempts
    >>SC/ST: No Limit


    Generally UPSC releases the Notification for Civil Services Exam in February Month of every year. You can check notification on UPSc official site:

    How To Prepare?

    first and most important Manage your Time table and maintain your self calm and Cool.go ahead according to UPSC Syllabus. you can start for UPSC by study 6th to 12th NCERT books. Also Gather other best material related to syllabus. increase your general knowledge, continuous reading news papers and magazines, concentrate on English. solving Previous year question papers is most requisite part of preparation.

    for Question papers visit:

    How To Apply?

    UPSC also provide the facility to apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:


    Good Luck.........

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    prince Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: What is Civils exam? What is the difference between Civils and IAS/IPS exams? How to prepare for them?

    DEAR aspirants,

    civils and IAS/IPS exams are same ,,actually to become IAS/IPS you have to give civil services examination

    every year upsc conduct the examination once , and if you want to sit in it you have to apply online on the

    website:- http://www.upsconline.nic.in

    generally, the notification for the prelims examination is release in the month of February /march in every year.

    there are three stages in the examination :-

    1. Prelims examination:-
    this is the first stage to become a civil servant. it is an objective examination in which you have provided choices for answer and you have to choose correct one .

    2. mains examination:-

    this is the second stage of the examination. you can apply for the same only if you pass the prelims examination , it is a written examination in which you ave to give answers of essay type questions , this is only for testing your ability to think and to know about your powers of taking decision in critical situations .

    3. personal interview:-

    personal interview is the last stage of the examination , you will call for the interview if you clear the mains examination successfully. this is for cheeking your attitude and officer like qualities.

    and once you clear all the three examination then you become an officer according to your ranking after a few days training.

    to prepare for the examinations you have to work hard from the secondary classes because in most exams your basic knowledge works and if your basics are strong then you can learn easily.

    there are some top institutes for coaching like " roy academy for IAS"....so you should join for extra preparation..

    there are some essential qualifications for to fulfill to sit in the examination like;

    graduation from any govt recognized university.

    must be an Indian.

    age criteria:-
    for general:- 21-30
    for obc :- 21-33
    for sc/st:- 21-35

    % required :
    no any percentage criteria.

    no of attempts allowed:-
    for general :-4
    for obc :- 7
    for sc/st:- no limit

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    saini sahab Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: What is Civils exam? What is the difference between Civils and IAS/IPS exams? How to prepare for them?

    Civil service examination are those exam which is for the civil services.
    These exams are conducvted by the UPSC.
    IAS and IPS comes under the civil services examinations.
    For these exams you must have a bachelor degree from a recognized university of India and your age must lies in Between 21-30 years.

    If you want to apply for these exams then you can get the notifications about these exams on the UPSC website http://www.upsc.gov.in

    And for apply online for these exams you can click here http://www.upsconline.nic.in


    1.Preliminary exam
    2.Main Exam

    Preliminary exam is a multiple choice exam which is for entering in the mains exams of the IAS/IPS/IFS exams.
    You must have to choose any of the subjects for the mains exam in which you are most interested.

    The exam pattern of the IAS/IPS exam

    For more http://www.upsc.gov.in

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