UPSC or Union Public Service Commission is a central level body responsible for conducting various recruitment exams for civil servants in India. Some of the major exams conducted by UPSC are Civil Services, Engineering Services, CDS, and NDA. This year, UPSC had released the exam schedule for different recruitment and competitive exams and as per the latest updates, The IAS exam notification release is on hold due to the pending SC verdict on extra attempts.
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The minimum eligibility required to appear for any one of the exams conducted is a Bachelor's degree. There may be some additional eligibility criteria depending upon the post or recruitment exam, a candidate wishes to apply for. UPSC mainly conducts the recruitment process in three phases – Preliminary exam, Main Exam, and Interview.
UPSC Calendar 2021 has been released for intimating about the notification, registration, conduct, and duration of all the exams.
Eligibility in UPSC Recruitment 2021 varies with the exams. The basic academic qualification of most of the exams is Graduation from any recognized university. However, there are few exams that demand graduation in a particular field/stream as part of the eligibility.
|Exam||Academic Qualification||Age Criteria|
|Engineering Services (Preliminary), 2021||B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university||21-30 on Jan 1, 2021|
|CDS I, 2021||Graduation from any recognized university||19-24 years|
|EO/AO- EPFO||Graduate from a recognized university||Less than 30 years|
|CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2021||35 years on Aug 01, 2021|
|N.D.A. & N.A. Exam (I), 2021||10+2||17-19.5 years on Jan 1, 2021 (Only Male Candidates)|
|ISS Exam 2021||Graduate in Statistics or other related streams||21-30 years on Aug 1, 2021 (Must be Medically fit)|
|IES Exam 2021||Post-graduate in Economics or other related courses||21-30 years on Aug 1, 2021 (Must be medically fit)|
|Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam, 2021||Masters in the related streams||21-30 years on Aug 1, 2021|
|Civil Services (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2021||Graduate from any recognized university||21-32 years on Aug 1, 2021|
|Indian Forest Service (PREL.) Exam. 2021 through CS(P) Exam. 2021||Graduation in Animal Husbandry and related||21-32 years on Aug 1, 2021|
|Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2021||Graduate from any recognized university||20-24 years|
|Combined Medical Services Exam, 2021||MBBS||Less than 32 years|
The registration for all the exams under UPSC is done at upsc.gov.in. The applications will release as per the dates mentioned in the UPSC 2021 Calendar. The registration should be completed before the last date. No applications will be accepted after the last date. Notices and advertisements will be regularly published by UPSC in the leading newspapers and weekly employment news. UPSC will notify the candidates about dates and other important information regarding the exam.
To ensure smooth UPSC 2021 Registration process, candidates must ensure that they have the following documents (as required) before beginning with their UPSC Application Process.
The number of attempts in UPSC exam varies on the basis of the category of the candidate as follows:-
The syllabus of each exam under UPSC is announced along with the notification. However, the UPSC syllabus for all exams is similar in many ways. The General Science section/paper is asked in most of the exams. While some exams focus on technical aptitude, other exams give weightage to Current Affairs and General Knowledge.
UPSC will release the result as per the dates mentioned in the calendar above. The result for all the exams will be published at the official website i.e. upsc.gov.in. The result will be published in the form of scorecards. The merit list displaying the names of all shortlisted candidates will be published soon after the announcement of the result on the official website. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for the next level of the selection process as mentioned in the UPSC notification.
Qualified candidates of the written result are called for the next level of the selection process – Group Discussions/Personal Interview. The selection process varies with the exam and the posts offered. However, most of the recruitment posts follow the mentioned selection process:
Candidates are made to sit in batches of 20 or more to discuss any topic assigned by the person in charge. The topics vary from any recent global activity to problems faced by society. A total of 15-25 minutes are allotted to the candidates to discuss the topic among themselves. At the end of the discussion, candidates are asked to submit their responses verbally one after another.
Following the group discussion, Personal Interview of candidates is conducted. The Personal Interview is conducted to test candidates’ confidence, thought process, and clarity of mind. UPSC entrusts the shortlisted candidates with a very responsible position. Hence it is necessary to test candidates of their mental and physical strength required for the job.
As per the job requirements, UPSC asks candidates to go through a medical test before publishing the final merit list. The result of the medical tests is considered while preparing the final merit list. All the qualified candidates of the written exam followed by the interview are required to undergo a medical test, and the results are submitted to UPSC for further proceedings. All the qualified candidates are required to undergo the following test at the allotted medical centre.
Ques. I filled the UPSC form but did not go for the exam, will my attempt count?
Ans. No, the UPSC attempt is counted only if the candidate takes the exam. Filling up the form does not count as an attempt.
Ques. Does UPSC have reservations?
Ans. UPSC provides reservation relaxations to SC, ST, OBC, and EWS candidates.
Ques. What happens if a candidate fails the interview?
Ans. If a candidate who has passed the Mains exam fails in the interview, he/she gets recommendations from UPSC to various government agencies and ministries. And if they accept the recommendations, he/she may get a job in that agency or ministry.
Ques. How many IAS are recruited every year?
Ans. 180 IAS are recruited every year.
Ques. Is there any minimum qualifying marks for the UPSC Personal Interview?
Ans. No, there are no minimum qualifying marks in the UPSC Personal Interview.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.