Civil Services


UPSC conducts many exams for the selection of Central Government Class 1 Officers e.g. ‘Indian Engineering Service’, ‘Indian Statistical Service’, ‘NDA’ etc. But the Civil Services Examination is conducted for the selection of personnel in the following services:

  1. Indian Administrative Service.
  2. Indian Foreign Service.
  3. Indian Police Service.
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  7. Indian Defense Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’.
  16. Indian Defense Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.
(A) About Examination
Paper Name of Paper Marks Duration Remarks
I. Paper I (General Studies) 200 2 hours Compulsory paper
II. Paper II (CSAT) 200 2 hours Compulsory paper
Total Score of Pre Examination 400
(B) Mains Examination
Paper Name of Paper Marks Duration Remarks
A Indian Language 300 3 hours Any Indian Language
B English Language 300 3 hours Compulsory paper
I. Essay 250 3 hours Compulsory paper
II. General Studies – I 250 3 hours Compulsory paper
III. General Studies – II 250 3 hours Compulsory paper
IV. General Studies – III 250 3 hours Compulsory paper
V. General Studies – IV 250 3 hours Compulsory paper
VI. Optional subject – Paper I 250 3 hours Any 1 subject has to be
selected by candidates
from a list of 26 subjects
specified by UPSC
VII. Optional subject – Paper II 250 3 hours Any 1 subject has to be
selected by candidates
from a list of 26 subjects
specified by UPSC
Total Score of Ranking Papers 1750 …………………………(i)
(C) Interview
1 275 Personality Test ………………………………………….. (ii)
Merit List 2075 …………………………(i + ii)

What is UPSC looking for

The 3 stages of this exam intend to test the following:

  1. Mental calibre.
  2. Intellectual qualities and social traits.
  3. Interests in current affairs.
  4. Mental alertness.
  5. Critical powers of assimilation.
  6. Clear and logical exposition of ideas.
  7. Balance of judgement.
  8. Variety and depth of interest.
  9. Ability for social cohesion and leadership.
  10. Intellectual and moral integrity.
  11. Awareness about current affair (India & World)
  12. New inventions and discoveries.
  13. Understanding the subject matter of optional subject.
  14. Writing answers in logical direct and constructive manner.
  15. Presence of an optimistic, cheerful and lively outlook towards life.

In order to possess all these traits one requires ‘right approach’, ‘right guidance’, ‘right material’, and ‘right environment’. The structure (physical and intellectual) of RAHUL SIR’S IAS ACADEMY is designed precisely to address these requirements. Our endeavour is to create a competitive attitude, morally and ethically rich personality and a plethora of soft skills in our students. The contemporary trend of the civil services examination requires an intensive research based and practice oriented method. In this the research is done by us and students are given a personalised coaching.

List Of Optional Subjects

SUBJECTS LITERATURE SUBJECTS
  1. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  2. 2Anthropology
  3. Botany
  4. Chemistry
  5. Civil engineering
  6. Commerce and Accountany
  7. Economics
  8. Electrical engineering
  9. Geography
  10. Geology
  11. Indian History
  12. Law
  13. Management
  14. Mathematics
  15. Mechanical engineering
  16. Medical Science
  17. Philosophy
  18. Physics
  19. Political Science and International Relations
  20. Public Administration
  21. Psychology
  22. Sociology
  23. Statistics
  24. Zoology
  1. Assamese
  2. Bengali
  3. Bodo
  4. Dogri
  5. Gujarati
  6. Hindi
  7. Kannada
  8. Kashmiri
  9. Konkani
  10. Maithili
  11. Malayalam
  12. Manipuri
  13. Marathi
  14. Nepali
  15. Oriya
  16. Punjabi
  17. Sanskrit
  18. Santhali
  19. Sindhi
  20. Tamil
  21. Telegu
  22. Urdu
  23. English