UPSC Civil Services (CSP) Examination 2018

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UPSC CSP Notification 2018

Union Public Service Commotion - UPSC published an official notification for Civil Services Examination, 2018 for the post of 782 Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’ etc... You can view more details about this recruitment including No. of posts, name of post, Educational qualification, Age limit, Selection process, How to apply etc...

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2018 notification

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC has released the official notification for the Civil Services Prelims Exam 2018. As per the notification, Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2018, including Indian Forest Services or IfoSE Prelims 2018 Online application form would be made available now.

Job details

  • No. of posts:
  • Name of Posts:
    • 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 Defence 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'.
    • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
    • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
    • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
    • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
    • Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).
    • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
    • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
    • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
    • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
    • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
    • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Note: The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 782 which include 32 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, i.e. 13 vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision; 8 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of hearing; 9 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 2 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government. 
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UPSC CSP Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a degree of any of 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.
  • Age limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2018
  • Examination Fee: Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 05.03.2018 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18:00 Hours of 06.03.2018.

UPSC Civil Service (CSP) Selection Process

  • The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (vide Appendix I Section-I) 
    • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and
    • Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts

UPSC Civil Services (CSP) Exam Pattern 2018

  • Civil Services Preliminary (CSP) Exam Pattern
    • Preliminary exam contains two papers.
      • Exam type: MCQ based (Objective types)
      • Paper 1: General Studies Paper 1 - 200 Marks
      • Paper 2: General Studies Paper 2 (Aptitude Test) - 200 Marks
  • Civil Service Main Exam Pattern
    • Main exam contains 
      • Paper - I - Essay: 250 marks
      • Paper - II - General Studies-I,: 250 marks
      • Paper - III - General Studies-II: 250 marks
      • Paper - IV - General Studies-III: 250 marks
      • Paper - V - General Studies-IV: 250 marks
      • Paper - VI - Optional Subject -Paper - 1: 250 marks
      • Paper - VII - Optional Subject -Paper - 2: 250 marks
      • Sub Total (Written test): 1750 marks
      • Personality test: 275 marks
      • Grand total: 2025 marks
  • Penalty for Wrong Answers: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
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  • UPSC CSP Syllabus 2018
    • CSP Paper 1 syllabus:
      • 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 specialization 
      • General Science.
    • CSP Paper 2 syllabus:
      • Comprehension
      • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
      • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
      • Decision making and problem solving 
      • General mental ability
      • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc...) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc... - Class X level) 
      • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

How to Apply for UPSC CSP 2018

  • Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website

Important Dates for UPSC CSP 2018

  • Notice Number: 04/2018-CSP
  • Online application start from: 07/02/2018
  • Last date of online application: 06/03/2018 (till 06:00 PM)
  • Preliminary Exam Date: 03/06/2018

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