What Is UPSC and How It works

What Is UPSC and How It works-

Here we are going to explain What is UPSC and How it works. So, please go through the entire article to clear your doubts. Almost every basic information has been covered.


UPSC is a constitutional body. It stands for UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONIt is also Central Recruiting Agency of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution, titled as Services Under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state.

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It recruits the candidates for the various posts through a rigorous examination process which goes on for almost a year. It includes recruitment for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and various other services.

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is part of the executive branch of the Government of India. The IAS officers hold various strategic posts across the country and play an important role in the management of bureaucracy, both of the central government as well as the state governments.

The exam conducted by the UPSC for these posts are termed as Civil Services Examination.

Civil Services Examination-

It consists of 3 Steps which are as follows :

1.) – Preliminary Test

2.)– Main Exam

3.)– Personality test/Interview

Preliminary Test consists of objective type questions with negative marking scheme for wrong answers. It consists of two papers.

Paper I – General Studies consists of 200 marks and time duration is 2 hours.

Paper II – CSAT, also consists of 200 marks of 2 hours.

The Main Exam (Descriptive/subjective type papers of 2000 marks) comprises of 9 papers.

General Studies

Paper 1 – 300 marks (3 hours)

Paper 2 – 300 marks (3 hours)

Optional Subject 1

Paper 1 – 300 marks (3 hours)

Paper 2 – 300 marks (3 hours)

Optional Subject 2

Paper 1 – 300 marks (3 hours)

Paper 2 – 300 marks (3 hours)

Essay – 200 marks (3 hours)

English Language 300 marks

Indian Language 300 marks

Interview/Personality test-

Qualified candidates are called up for the interview which is the final stage for the selection.


Any individual with valid graduation degree can apply for the examination.

Posts allocated through UPSC bring honor and glorifies the status of the candidate. It demands sheer hard work and patience.

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