The first Public Service Commission was set up on the 1st of October 1926 for its recruitment into its language. After independence the need was felt to set up an independent organization for recruitment into government services. On 26th January 1950 the Federal Public Service Commission was granted a constitutional status as an autonomous entity and given the title – Union Public Service Commission. This has been established under article 315 of the Constitution of India. Its main duties are recruitment services and posts under the Union and the Central Government through conduct of competitive examinations and interviews.
Civil Services examination
of the nations to appoint under the Constitution is the Tune Commission to conduct examinations for appoinum Services / Posts of the Union It conducts Examinations spread over 42 regular centers across the country. The CIVISE exam is a single and combined examination for recruitment to Indian Administrative Services (IAS). Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and other higher central services (i.e. group A and group B).
A candidate must have a minimum age of 21 years and maximurn 0130years of age, however upper limit is relaxable for the SC / ST candidates by five yeam. A candidate must be holdadegree from any university or academia, candidateatosappearing tor merequisite degreo qualification is also eligible. However, they are supposed to give proof of their passing while submitting the application form for their main exam.
Plan of Examination
The exam is conducted at two stages. Preliminary and Main Exams. The notification for preliminary. comes in the montholNOV. – Dec and its conducted during the year of May next year Civil Services Main written examination is conducted during, OctoberdNovember. There are a total of nine papers including Indian language. English. essay. Two papers of General Studies and two papers of the first optional subject and two papers of the second optional subject. Total marks are 2000, Interview test is of 300 marks.
Candidates have the option to answer all the question papers. Except for the language papers, Viz Paper and Paper, any one of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution or in English. In addition to Civil Services Examination UPSC also conducts entry for certain defense services through the National Defense Academy. Indian Military Academy. Naval Academy. Air Force Academy and the Officers Training Academy. The National Defense Academy (NDA Entrance Exam is held twice a year. Usually in the month of April and September, Acandidate must be an unmarried male.
The course of training is for three years. NDA awards a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Science or Computer Science) Apart from this examination commission also conducts a dozen examinations on all India basis every year, these include Examinations for recruitment to services / posts in various fields such as Engineering, Medical and Forest Service etc. For details please Refer to the UPSC website