IAS a beautiful dream
Civil Service examination is considered to be the most difficult examination conducted by UPSC every year. This blog is dedicated to IAS aspirants and from now onwards, we will provide all information related to civil services exam, tips, and strategy on how to crack IAS. Well, our heartiest congratulations to the successful candidate who have cleared their mains and those who gave it a miss, freshen up and get ready for your UPSC examination once again with all your courage and determination. IAS is difficult but with smart work you can make it possible. IAS examination consists of three stages- Preliminary examination, Mains and finally personality test, Interview.
Preliminary Examination: The first stage consists of two papers of objective type i.e., General Studies and CSAT (qualifying).
1. The General Study paper includes a wide range of subjects including Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Indian History, Science and Technology, International Relations, Environment and Ecology and Current Affairs.
2. CSAT is aimed at assessing the candidate’s aptitude in solving reasonable and analytical questions, Besides assessing aptitude, reading comprehension and decision making questions.
Mains Examination: The second phase of civil service is Mains, it tests the general awareness and academic talent of the candidate in depth and candidate’s ability to express her potential and understanding as per the requirement of the question in a given time. The mains consisted of nine papers, out of which two are qualifying papers.
1. Paper A- Any Indian Language
2. Paper B- English Language paper.
Paper‐I | Essay | Any Indian Language
Paper‐II | GS-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society).
Paper‐III | GS-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).
Paper‐IV | GS-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
Paper‐V | GS-IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude).
Paper‐VI | Optional Subject
Paper‐VII | Optional Subject
Interview: IAS, Interview phase is the most unpredictable one and many of us have many unanswered questions. Though there is no proper guidance and material available on how to prepare yourself for an effective interview, However, we can start our preparation by focusing on interviewee’s mind and about the requirements of an IAS officer.
The objective of the interview is to assess the personality of the candidate by competent and unbiased observers.