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Upsc civil services exam

UPSCCivil Services Exam

How to crack Civil Services to become an IAS / IPS / IFS Officer ?

Posts offered
Posts Offered

Group A

Indian Administrative Service

Indian Foreign Service

Indian Police Service

Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’

Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’

Indian Defense Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’

Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’

Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'

Posts offered1
Posts Offered

14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’

15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, GroupA

16. Indian Defense Estates Service, Group ‘A’

17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’

18. Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III)

19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".


20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'

22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'

23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B’

Civil services exam selection process
Civil services Examselection process

Eligibility criteria1

Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply!!

A career option

Why Civil Services?


Duties of ias officer
Duties of IAS officer

  • The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the administrative civil service of the executive branch of the Govt. of the Republic of India.

  • The officers of the IAS play a major role in managing the bureaucracy of both the Union Government (Central Government) and the state governments, with its officers holding strategic posts across the country.

  • Functions of IAS Officer:

    • Policy Formulation

    • Policy Implementation

    • Civil administration

    • Advisors to Ministers

    • Managing bureaucracy (Center and State)

Duties of ips officer

To fulfill duties in the areas of maintenance of public peace and order, crime prevention, investigation, and detection, collection of intelligence, VIP security, counter-terrorism, border policing, railway policing, tackling smuggling, drug trafficking, economic offences, corruption in public life, disaster management, enforcement of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and protection of environmental laws etc.

Leading and commanding the Indian Intelligence Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), Crime Investigation Department (CID) etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces in all the states and union territories.

Leading and commanding the Para-Military Forces of India (PMF) which include the Central Police Organizations (CPO) and Central Paramilitary Forces (CPF) such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Vigilance Organizations, Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.

Duties of ips officer1

Serve at head of the departments in policy making in the Ministries and Departments of Central and State Governments and public sector undertakings both at centre and states, Government of India.

To interact and coordinate closely with the members of other All India Services and Central Civil Services and also with the Indian Armed Forces primarily with the elite Indian Army.

Endeavour to inculcate in the police forces under their command such values and norms as would help them serve the people better.

Inculcate integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to aspirations of people in a fast-changing social and economic milieu, respect for human rights, broad liberal perspective of law and justice and high standard of professionalism

Last but not the least, to lead and command the force with courage, uprightness, dedication and a strong sense of service to the people.

Prelim exam pattern
Prelim Exam Pattern


Prelim exam pattern1
Prelim Exam Pattern

  • Exam is conducted in May each year.

  • Multiple Choice, Objective Test

  • Negative Marking

    • Penalty for wrong answers is 1/3rd i.e. 0.33 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty

    • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer

    • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question

  • Passing Criteria – 12 to 13 times of the No. of Vacancies

  • Results are expected in 30- 45 days

Syllabi for prelim exam
Syllabi for Prelim Exam

Paper I – General Studies (200 marks) Duration : Two hours

Current events of national and international importance.

History of India and Indian National Movement.

Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation

General Science

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Syllabi for prelim Exam

Paper II- General Aptitude (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • English–

    • Reading Comprehension

    • English Language Comprehension skills

    • Interpersonal skills including communication skills

  • Reasoning–

    • Logical reasoning and analytical ability

    • Decision-making and problem solving

    • General mental ability

  • Mathematics–

    • Basic numeracy (numbers & their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.)

    • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.)

Mains exam pattern

  • Eligibility Criteria - Those who clear the Prelims Exam are eligible to appear for the Mains Exam

  • Forms for the Mains exam will be sent by UPSC

  • All 9 papers are Subjective Tests

Mains exam pattern1
Mains Exam Pattern

Both these papers are Qualifying Papers and hence its is critical to prepare thoroughly

Only if you clear these two papers, remaining papers are evaluated

English is Mandatory

The marks obtained in these two papers will not be counted in the final ranking

Mains exam pattern4
Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates will NOT be allowed to opt for the foll. Combinations of subjects:

(a) Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration

(b) Commerce & Accountancy and Management;

(c) Anthropology and Sociology;

(d) Mathematics and Statistics;

(e) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.

(f) Management and Public Administration;

(g) Of the Engineering subjects, viz., Civil Engineering, Elec. Engineering and Mechanical Engineering–not more than one subject.

(h) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science.


Only those Qualifying the Mains Exam will be summoned for the interview @ Dholpur House, New Delhi

The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled

Interview will be for 30 – 60 minutes approximately

Interview panel would include – Retired Judge, Retired Colonel, Ex-Vice Chancellor of University, Subject Matter Expert etc.



Smart & Witty Answers

Clarity of expression

Grasp of narrative and argument

Reasoning ability

Appreciation of different points of view

Awareness and concern for socio-economic problems, ranges and depth of interests and personal attributes relevant to interaction with people

In-depth knowledge of Optional Subjects

Interview sample questions

“Why do you want to become a Civil Servant?”

"What are the problems faced by wheat cultivators in your state?"

"Is there a law in physics, which is relevant to administration?" 

“Don't you think you can serve your country better by remaining a doctor and treating poor patients? Why do you want to be a civil servant?" 

5 star program
5 Star Program

  • Most of our faculties have cleared their Prelim and Mains & Interview and expert & having good experience for UPSC.

  • We provide 24* 7 (Day & Night) - Library Cum Reading Room Facility, with 1000+ Books for Reference

  • Study Material of 3000+ pages & Tests Series for Mains and Prelims

  • Batch & Branch Flexibility as we have Widespread Network of Branches in India.

  • Unlimited Personalized (Individual) doubt solving & Writing improvement sessions and test review lectures.

Stage 1 mock test
Stage 1 - Mock Test

As a simulation of the actual test, we conduct a mock test to gauge the level of the student.

This helps us understand the strengths, grey areas to be polished to score better

This test is not for you but for us to assess you.

Stage 2 prelims paper 1 general studies
Stage 2 – Prelims Paper 1 –General Studies

We will Master & Explain you in NCERT books.

We Will Master you in History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economics, Gen Science, GK , Current affairs.

We will master you how to read news paper and what is important for UPSC.

We will master you how to prepare from India year book, yogana, Frontline and what is important for UPSC.

Stage 2 prelims paper 2 general aptitude
Stage 2 – Prelims Paper 2 –General Aptitude

Types of questions


Reasoning - Logical Reasoning & Visual Reasoning

Math - Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation(D.I.) & Data Sufficiency (D.S.)

Prelims paper 2 general aptitude strategies for english
Prelims Paper 2 –General Aptitude Strategies for English

Reading Comprehension

Jumbled Sentences

Fill in the Blanks

Mark the Error

Correct/Incorrect Sentences

Cloze Passage

Critical Reasoning

Course of Action



Prelims paper 2 general aptitude strategies for reasoning
Prelims Paper 2 –General Aptitude Strategies for Reasoning

Directions and Arrangements

Series and Analogies


Logical Puzzles  

Numerical Logic

Selection Criteria

Prelims paper 2 general aptitude strategies for math data interpretation
Prelims Paper 2 –General Aptitude STRATEGIES FOR MATH & Data Interpretation

Number Systems & Averages


Ratio and Proportion

Profit, Loss and Discount

Time and Distance

Interest and Growth Rates

Linear Equations


Permutations and Combinations

Data Sufficiency

Tables and Case lets  

Charts and Diagrams

Stage 3 prelim tests series review
Stage 3 - Data InterpretationPrelim Tests Series & Review

After undergoing rigorous training sessions, you would undergo 10 Tests

These tests would be of the same level as Civil Services Prelims Exam. This helps you to get a hands-on experience of your progress

Review of your performance would be done by our experienced faculty members.

They would identify your grey areas & the areas where you require, extra (personalized) coaching will be given.

Stage 4 strategies for 2 qualifying papers
Stage 4 – Data InterpretationStrategies for 2 Qualifying Papers

The aim of the paper is to test the candidate's ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly in English/ Indian language concerned.

Question Types:-

(i) Comprehension of given passages

(ii) Precise Writing

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary

(iv) Short Essay

(v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa

Note 1 : The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

Note 2 : The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).

Stage 5 strategies for essay writing
Stage 5 – Data InterpretationStrategies for Essay writing

How to Plan your essay – spend at least 5-7 minutes in enlisting the points you want to write upon

How to plan and write an impressive opening paragraph and concluding paragraph of the essay

Maintain a logical flow of ideas within the essay, Re-order those points enlisted

How to Include examples to support your stand

How to use correct grammar in your sentences and avoid sentence construction errors

How to improve on your vocabulary & Overall Writing Skills

Stage 6 strategies for general studies
Stage 6 – Data InterpretationStrategies for General Studies

The above subjects are taught by specialized and experienced faculties who

advise to focus on 60% of the core topics rather than mastering the whole

subject which is vast !


1. History of Modern India and Indian Culture

2. Geography of India

3. Constitution of India and Indian Polity

4. Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance


1. India and the World

2. India’s Economic Interaction with the World

3. Developments in the Field of Science & Technology, IT and space

4. International Affairs and Institutions

5. Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams

Stage 7 strategies for optional subject 1 2
Stage 7 – Data InterpretationStrategies for Optional Subject -1 & 2

Comprehensive study material per subject will be provided

Lectures on weekly basis in small group of students

Concepts are taught in detail by the Faculty / Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Revision and periodic tests

Discussion of past question papers

Stage 8 strategies for improving overall writing skills
Stage 8 – Strategies for Data InterpretationImproving OVERALL writing skills

Daily Tasks of Writing Assignment of 25 pages which will corrected by the mentor

Work to improve your grammar, sentence construction, logical flow of ideas etc.

Improve on your vocabulary to use to good quality words

Stage 9 mains test series review
Stage 9 Data InterpretationMains Test Series & review

After undergoing rigorous training sessions, you would undergo 10 Tests per subject

These tests would be of the same level as Civil Services Mains Exam. This helps you to get a hands-on experience of your progress

Review of your performance would be done by our experienced faculty members.

They would identify your grey areas & the areas where you require, extra /personalized coaching will be given.

Stage 10 grooming for interview
Stage 10 Data InterpretationGrooming for Interview

  • Mock interview sessions

  • Mock interview Panel would include current IRS officer

  • Tips / Tricks to give SMART answers for the latest sample questions

  • Guidance will be given on –

    • How to be dressed for the interview

    • How to maintain the right body language

    • How to be politically correct in your responses

Fees batch timings
FEES & Batch Timings Data Interpretation

  • Fee(As Per list)

    • For Group & 1-0n-1

  • Batch timing: Week days / Sundays

  • Study material would be provided

  • Updates on new vacancies would be provided

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