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Different types of vacancies are presented by the Union Public Service Commission under the IAS Prelims which are going to be held really soon by the center of the civil services examination. In this article, we are showing different details regarding the civil services examination including the eligibility criteria that need to be followed by the applicants before applying for the examination. We will also share with you all the step-by-step procedures to apply for the recruitment.

UPSC IAS Prelims 2021

UPSC IAS Prelims 2021

Union Public Service Commission has created a new recruitment opportunity available for the people who want prestigious jobs in the government organization. It is mandatory for the people to read the rules and regulation created by the organization of civil services examination as per the government norms before applying for the recruitment opportunity. The candidates can apply by going to the official website of UPSC and you have to apply before the last date of 24th March. The applications are starting on 4th March 2021. The candidates have to visit the examination centre on 27th June 2021.

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Recruitment Details

NameUPSC IAS Prelims 2021
Launched byUnion Public Service Commission
Job NameIAS
Number of vacancies712
Official siteupsc.gov.in

Important Dates

  • Commencement of submission of the online application process: 4 March  2021
  • Last date for submission of the online application process: 24 March 2021
  • Exam Date: 27 June 2021

Vacancies Available

The following vacancies are available in this recruitment:-

  • 712 including 22 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category,
    • 5 vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision
    • 6 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of hearing
    • 6 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
    • 5 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 a firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities.
  • Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

Age Limit

The applicant will have to follow the following age limit in order to apply for the recruitment:-

  •  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, 2021 i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1989 and not later than 1st August, 2000.
  •  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
    • (e) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
    • (f) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD

UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 Educational Qualification

You will have to follow the following educational qualifications to apply for the recruitment;-

  • The candidate must hold a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions.

Application Fee

You will have to follow the following application fees in this recruitment:-

  • Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates – No Fee
  • All Others – Rs. 100/-

Preliminary Examination Pattern

You will have to follow the following preliminary examination pattern in this recruitment:-

  • The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in subsection (A) of Section II.
  • This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total an approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this Examination.
  • Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination.

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Main Examination Pattern

You will have to follow the following pattern in order to give the written examination:-

  • The Civil Services (Main) Examination will consist of a Written Examination and an Interview/Personality Test. The Written Examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in subsection (B) of Section-II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. [Also see Note (ii) under Para-I of Section II-(B)].
  • Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in the Interview/Personality Test will be counted for ranking.
  • Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an Interview/Personality Test, vide sub-section (C) of Section-II.
  • The number of candidates to be summoned for the Interview/Personality Test will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
  • Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written part as well as Interview/Personality Test) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts

Interview/Personality Test

You have to follow the following pattern to give the interview in a successful manner:-

  • The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of the candidate’s career. The candidate will be asked questions on matters of general interest.
  • The object of the Interview/Personality Test is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers.
  • The Interview/Personality Test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs.
  • Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

Syllabus For The Examination

The following syllabus must be kept in mind by the applicants to give the examination:-

  • Preliminary Examination
    • Paper I- 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 specialization.
      • General Science.
    • Paper-II (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
      • Comprehension; Interpersonal skills including communication skills;  Government strives to have a workforce that reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
      • 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)
  • Part B—Main Examination
    • The Main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
    • The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study.
    • The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
    • The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broad of the honors degree 1evel i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.

Application Procedure UPSC IAS Prelims

To apply for the recruitment opportunity, you will have to follow the following steps given below:-

  • Click on the link given have to go to the official webpage of the organization
  • The details about the preliminary examination will be displayed on your screen.
  • You can click on the option given here to check out the official advertisement
UPSC IAS Prelims 2021
  • Read the advertisement
  • Now click on the option called Part 1 Registration
  • The instructions will be displayed on your screen.
  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Click on Yes
  • The registration form will be displayed on your screen.
  • Fill up the registration form
  • Pay your application fees.
  • Upload your documents and mark the declaration.
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  • Now click on the option called Part 2 Registration.
  • You have to log in using your registration ID and date of birth
  • Submit your details.
  • Apply for the preliminary examination successfully.

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