Civil Service Coaching Centres In Chennai – Qualification To Apply For UPSC Civil Services Examination
The year 2018 expects around 3 lakh candidates to appear for IAS Exams that are conducted for various civil service positions like IAS, IPS, IFS, across India. Many IAS academies in Chennai can guide to achieve success in civil service examination.The examination is slated to be conducted on June 3, 2018 (Sunday). The examination is divided into three stages, preliminary, main and interview. The Main examination is slated to be conducted on October 1, 2018 (Monday). The examination is conducted to select candidates to fill the administrative positions in Central Civil Services and All India Services. The scores will be made available through public portal.
- The candidate must be a graduate with no percentage restriction.
- Undergraduates in their last semester can also apply for the examination
- Candidates with distance education degree are also eligible to apply, if the certificate is recognized by UGC or AICTE or Law Universities in the country
- Degree from American Universities is also eligible for the examination provided an equivalent certificate from AIU is provided.
- MBBS candidates must complete their internship before the interview stage
Eligibility criteria for writing civil service examinations
– The age limit for general and creamy layer is 32 years with 6 attempts
– The age limit for non-creamy OBC is 35 years with 9 attempts
– The age limit for SC/ST is 37 and the attempts are unlimited
– The age limit for physically handicapped general is 42 years with 9 attempts
– The age limit for physically handicapped OBC is 45 years (non-creamy) with 9 attempts
– The age limit for physically handicapped SC/ST is 47 years with unlimited attempts
– The age limit for disabled ex servicemen is 52 years with a maximum age limit of 56 years.
– J&K Domicile/ex-serviceman additional age limit is +5years and the number of attempts depend on the category.
UPSC Syllabus And Examination Information In Detail
The candidate can apply online between 7 February, 2018 and 3 March 2018. The optional subject has to be mentioned in the preliminary form and you cannot change the options later. The marksheet and community certificate are not required during this stage.
-In the first stage multiple choice question (MCQ) test comes with two papers
o General Studies
– The question papers are available both in Hindi and English
– The attempt is not counted if you are absent for the exam
– Candidate enters the second stage once he/she clears the preliminary examination. For this you may need to fill in a separate online form called Detailed Application Form (DAF)
– The DAF is available online. The mains optional subjects will be auto-selected from the preliminary form. This goes to say that your optional subjects cannot be changed once entered in the preliminary form.
– You will be required to give proof of graduation, physical disability and caste along with the DAF
– In the main examination there are seven descriptive papers and this includes one optional subject.
– The interview can be given in any language but English or Hindi is the most preferred. If you are not able to choose between the two languages it can leave a poor impression and also take up most of the time in translation. Overall it reduces the impact of your performance.
IAS Coaching Centres plays a key role in guiding IAS aspirants
Many have a false perception that coaching and staying at the Capital Delhi can help in clearing the preliminary exams. There are many who manage to top the examination only by self study. To start with download NCERT textbooks and go through it topicwise. Then go through previous years question papers topicwise. This ensures that time is not wasted in wrong approach. There are dedicated IAS Academies in Chennai who train a lot of students every year
Paper I – General Studies consists of 100 MCQs running to 200 marks with 0.66 negative marks for wrong answers. The duration is 2 hours.
Paper II – Aptitude Test consists of 80 MCQs running to 200 marks with 0.83 negative marks for wrong answer and the duration is 2 hours. The test comprises of
– Maths & Data Interpretation
– Reasoning, Blood relations and arrangements
– Comprehension and inferences
– Decision making and communication skills
– English language and verbal ability