Union Public Service Commission

The Union Public Service Commission is India's Central Recruiting Agency. It is responsible for the appointments to and examinations for the All India Services and group A & group B of the Central Services. It is one of the most awaiting exams at the national level. The most prominent jobs include the IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. UPSC not only recruits for the administrative services but also conducts examinations for several posts in the educational and health services. Every year UPSC releases its schedule for the examinations to be conducted in the upcoming year. The examination is divided into three phases the first one is the Preliminary Examination in which lakhs of students take part all around the nation, the second one is the written Mains examination and the third phase is the Personal Interview; all of which are mentioned elaborately in our UPSC section.

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (Generally top 100)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS) (Generallly 100 to 200)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service(IP&TAFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT) (Generally 200 to 300)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS-C&CE) (Generally 300 to 350)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITrS)
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)
  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)
  • Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)


Exam Pattern:
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam
3. Interview

Preliminary Exam:
Acts as a screening process. It consists of two papers.
Paper 1:- 200 marks, 2 hrs,100 MCQs.(Objective).
Paper 2:- 200 marks,2hrs,100 MCQs (Objective )
Both the papers have 1/3rd negative marking.
Second paper is only qualifying, need to secure minimum 33% marks in second paper.
Merit list will be based on Paper 1- So paper 1 is most important for selection
One who qualifies Preliminary Examination has to go through Mains examination- which is a descriptive examination

Subjects of Mains Exam
7 papers- 250 marks each,3 hrs each(for calculating merit)
Paper 1:- Essay 2 essays-1000 words each
Paper 2:- General Studies I - History,Geography,Society
Paper 3:- General Studies II - Constitution,International Relations
Paper 4:- General Studies III - Economy,Science,Internal Security
Paper 5:- General Studies IV - Ethics
Optional Subject(There will be two papers of one subject .)
Paper 6:- (Optional Subject)-Paper I
Paper 7:- (Optional Subject)- Paper II
2 Qualifying papers (25% of 300 marks)
Paper 8 (Only Qualifying):- English
Paper 9 (Only Qualifying) : - Any language in 8th Schedul. eg. Hindi,Marathi etc

Once a person clears Mains Examination he/she has to appear for Personality test, i.e Personal Interview. It is of 275 marks.
Interview marks + Mains marks = Final Selection

Previous Year Paper

Mock Test