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How to start preparation for Civil Services Examination? Syllabus and Strategy. Reference books. How to prepare for UPSC Examinations?


How to start preparation for Civil Services Examination? Syllabus and Strategy. Reference books. How to prepare for UPSC Examinations? What is Civil Service? Following 21 services are called civil services. These Services are directly consern with day to day life of civilians of the nation. These services are reputed sirvices. These are the administrative services.(i) Indian Administrative Service(ii) Indian Foreign Service(iii) Indian Police Service(iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’(v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’(vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’(viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’(ix) Indian Information Service, Group ‘A’(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’(xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’(xii) Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’(xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’(xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’(xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)(xvi) Indian Railway Management Service, Group ‘A’(xvii) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)(xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar HaveliCivil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’(xix) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar HaveliPolice Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’(xx) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’(xxi) Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS), Group ‘B’ Who conducts the Civil Services Examination? UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination in India. The full form of UPSC is UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. Eligibility Conditions: (I) Nationality (1) For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.(2) For other services, a candidate must be either:—(a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or(c) a subject of Bhutan, or(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnamwith the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India. (II) What is the age limits to appear for Civil Services Examinatins: (1) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years. (2) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:(a) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;(b) up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;(c) up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;(d) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on present year and have been released:(i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completedwithin one year from present year, otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge onaccount of misconduct or inefficiency); or(ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or(iii) on invalidment.(e) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on present year and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.(f) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) categories viz.(i) blindness and low vision; (ii) deaf and hard of hearing;(iii) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;(iv) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;(v) multiple disabilities from amongst person under clauses (i) to (iv) including deaf-blindness. Which date of Birth is accepted by UPSC? (3) The date of birth, accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary examination certificate or an equivalent examination certificate. The certificate in support of the date of birth is required to be submitted by a candidate only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main) Examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Service records and the like will be accepted. What is the minimum educational qualification is required to appear the civil services examinations? Minimum Educational Qualification:A candidate must hold a Graduate degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification. What is the maximum number of attempts to appear for civil services examinations? Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six (6)attempts at the CSE. However, … Read more