UPSC Exam Pattern, Past & Guess Papers 2017 – NDA , CDS Various Recruitments


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (संघ लोक सेवा आयोग) is India’s central agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination,Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.

The Commission consists of a Chairman and ten Members. The terms and conditions of service of Chairman and Members of the Commission are governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1969. The Chairman and other members of the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) are appointed by the President of India.  At least half of the members of the Commission are Civil Servants (working or retired) with minimum ten years of experience either in Central or State service.  The Commission is serviced by a Secretariat headed by a Secretary with two Additional Secretaries, a number of Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and other supporting staff. Every member holds office for a term of six years or until he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier.

UPSC is among-st the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom along with the country’s higher judiciary and lately the Election Commission.

OFFICIAL SITE :

The Official site of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is www.upsc.gov.in .  The site contains all the important information related to UPSC.

Examination  Conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) :-

Below we have discussed about the details of Examinations which are conducted by UPSC.  This information will be very useful for those Aspirants who are job oriented and wants to join Government Sector.

I)   Civil Services Examinations :  (CS)

The Notification for the Examination is issued in November – December of every year and the examination is conducted in May. All candidates between the age group of 21 – 30 Yrs and possess a degree from recognised university can apply for the examination. Candidates appearing in the requisite Degree qualification are also eligible for appearing, provided they are able to submit proof of passing the requisite qualification along with Detailed Application Form for Civil Services (Main) Examination. Candidates will be test through two compulsory objective type papers of 200 marks each.

This is a multiple choice pattern exam with a duration of 2 hours each paper. However the blind candidates are allotted extra 20 mins in both the papers. Candidates will be able to read the questions both in English and Hindi languages. The final merit for appearing in the Civil Services (Main) Written Examination shall be the aggregate marks obtained in Paper-I & Paper-II.

 Detail Scheme of  Civil Services Examinations :-

Stage 1 – Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks.
The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi.

Stage 2 – Main Examination

  1. The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Qualifying Papers :

Paper 1 & Paper 2 are qualifying papers Both of 300 Marks Each.

Paper 1 is based upon one of the Indian Language selected by the candidate. This is from the Languages which are included Eighth Schedule to the Constitution

Paper 2 Based on English

   Paper 1 One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper).

 

                 300 Marks
   Paper 2 English (Qualifying Paper)                  300 Marks
   Paper 3 Essay                  200 Marks
   Paper 4 & 5 General Studies (300 marks each)                 600 Marks
    Paper 6, 7, 8 & 9 Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper)

 

                 1200 Marks
     Total Marks of written Exam

Interview Marks

                2000 Marks
                  300   Marks
         Grand Total                2300 Marks

II)  National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination :  

(A) Tentative Schedule (Examination held twice a year)

(i) Notification of Examination :  October – Novermber & April – May

(B) Conduct of Examination  :   May

(C)  Age limit :  16-1/2 – 19 Years

(D) Educational Qualifications

(i)  For Army Wing of NDA  :  12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education, or equivalent.

(ii)  For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at Naval Academy  :  12 th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of school Education with Physics and Mathematics, or equivalent.

Candidates appearing at the 12th Class Examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the 12th Class Examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

(E)  Scheme of Examination

(i)  Written Examination  :  1. Mathematics (Objective type)  300 Marks  2. General Ability Test (Objective type) 600 Marks

(ii)  Marks for SSB Interviews  :  900 Marks

III)  Indian Forest Service Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination :  February/March

(B)  Conduct of Examination :  July

(C)  Age-limits :  21-30 Years on 1st July of the year of examination

(D)  Educational Qualifications :  

(i)  A Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry or Engineering of a recognised university or equivalent.

(ii)  Candidates appearing at their degree examination (with prescribed subjects) are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination alongwith their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.

(E)  Scheme of Examination 

(i).  Written Examination – Conventional (essay) type (General English, General Knowledge & Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects)

(ii).  Interview for Personality Test

IV)  Engineering Services Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  January/February

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  June/July

(C)  Categories of which recruitment is made through the Examination

(i)   Civil Engineering

(ii)   Mechanical Engineering

(iii)  Electrical Engineering

(iv)  Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering

(D)  Age-limits  :  21-30 years on 1st August of the year of Examination.

(E)  Educational Qualifications  : 

(i)  A degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain Services/posts only.

(ii)  Candidates appearing at their engineering degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the Examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.

(F)  Scheme of Examination  :

(i)   Paper I (Objective type) : General Ability Test  (200 Marks)
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies
)

(ii)   Papers II & III (Objective type)  :  Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering  (200 Marks for each paper)

(iii)  Papers IV & V(Conventional Type)  :  Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering  (200 Marks for each paper)

(iv)  Personality Test  :  200 Marks

V)  Geologists’ Examination  :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  June

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  November

(C)  Age  limit  :  21-32 years on 1st January of the year of examination.

(D)  Educational Qualifications  :  

(i)     Master’s degree in Geology/Applied Geology or Marine Geology from a recognized university; or
(ii)    Diploma of Associateship in Applied Geology of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; or
(iii)   Master’s degree in Mineral exploration from a recognized university (for posts in GSI); or
(iv)   Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from a recgonized university (for posts in CGWB).

(Candidates appearing in the requisite qualification can also apply for the examination but are required to submit proof of passing along with detailed application form.)

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  –  WrittenExamination

(i)   General English  : 100 Marks

(ii)  Geology Paper-I  :  200 Marks

(iii)  Geology Paper-II  :  200 Marks

(iv)  Geology Paper-III  :  200 Marks

(v)  Hydrogeology  :  200 Marks

Part II  –  Interview for Personality Test  :  200 Marks

VI Special Class Railway Apprenctices’ Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  February

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  July

(C)  Age Limit  :   17-21 years on 1st August of the year of examination

(D)  Educational Qualification  :  Must have passed in the first or second division, the Intermediate or an equivalent examination of a university or board approved by the Government of India with Mathematics and atleast one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination

(i)   General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test)  –  200 Marks

(ii)  Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)  :  200 Marks

(iii)  Mathematics  :  200 Marks

Part II  –  Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination.

 

VII) Combined Medical Services Examination:

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  August

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  January

(C)  Age Limit  :  Below 32 years on 1st January of the year of Examination

(D)  Educational Qualification  :  A pass in the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination. Candidates appearing at the final MBBS Examination are also eligible to apply. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit proof of passing the written and practical parts of final MBBS Examination alongwith their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage. A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection he will be appointed only after he has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination   (2 papers of 200 marks each, both of objective type)

Paper  I

(i)  General Medicine including Cardiology, Neurology, Dermatology and Psychiatry

(ii)  Surgery including ENT, Ophthalmology, Traumatology and Orthopaedics

Paper  II  –  200 Marks

(i)   Paediatrics

(ii)   Gynaecology and Obstetrics

(iii)  Preventive, Social and Community Medicine

Part  II  –  Personality Test  (200 Marks)

VIII) Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  June

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :   November

(C)  Age Limit  :  21-30 years on 1st January of the year of Examination

(D)  Educational Qualification  :

For Indian Economic Service Post Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics.
For Indian Statistical Service Post Grade Degree from an Indian university in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Mathematical Statistics.

Candidates appearing in qualifying degree exams are also eligible provisionally subject to producing proof of passing along with Detailed Application Form.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part-I : Candidates are required to appear in the following papers of conventional type papers.

(i) For Indian Economic Service

(a)    General English 100 Marks
(b)    General Studies 100 Marks
(c)    General Economics-I 200 Marks
(d)    General Economics-II 200 Marks
(e)    General Economics-III 200 Marks
(f)      General Economics 200 Marks

(ii) For Indian Statistical Service

(a)  General English     100 Marks
(b)  General Studies     100 Marks
(c)  Statistics-I     200 Marks
(d)  Statistics-II     200 Marks
(e)  Statistics-III     200 Marks
(f)  Statistics-IV       200 Marks

Part  II  –  Interview for Personaity Test  :  200 Marks

IX)  S.O.’s/Stenographer’s (Grade ‘B’/Grade-I) Limited Departmental Competitive  Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  July

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  December

(C)  Age Limit  :  No age limit prescribed.  The examination is confined to serving Central Government Employees working as Assistant in the Assistant Grade of the Central Secretariat Service.  Railway Board Sectt. Service, Intelligence Bureau, Armed Forces headquarters Civil Services; or Stenographer Grade-C of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers’ Service/Armed Forces headquarters Stenographers’ Service/Grade II of the I.B. Stenographers’ Service or any post in the Indian Foreign Service, branch ‘B’ and attached and subordinate office with 5 years approved and continuous service on the 1st of July of the year of exam.

(D)  Educational Qualification  :  No specific educational qualification prescribed.

(E)  Examination  :  The services to which recruitment is to be made on the results of the examination are given below :-

Category I       –      Section Officers’ Grade of the Central Secretariat Service.
Category II     –     Sections Officers’ Grade (Integrated Grade II & III) of the General Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch ‘B’
Category III   –     Section Officers’ Grade of the Railway Board Secretariat Service
Category IV    –     Grade A’ & ‘B’ merged of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service.
Category V      –     Grade I of the Stenographers’ Cadre of the Indian Foreign Service, Branch B’
Category VI    –     Grade ‘A’ & ‘B’ merged of the Armed Forces Headquarters Stenographers’ Service.
Category VII  –     Grade ‘B’ of the Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers’ Service.
Category VIII –    Section Officers’ Grade of the Intelligence Bureau. ( Not Participating in this year’s examination)
Category IX     –    Section Officers’ Grade of the Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service.

(F)  Examination Pattern  :

Part A Candidates have to appear in the following conventional (Essay Type) papers
1. Noting and drafting, precis writing.
2. (i)

Procedure and Practice in Government of India Secretariat and Attached offices. (For Categories I, II and IX)

(ii)

Procedure and Practice in Government of India Secretariat and Attached offices. (For Categories IV, V and VI)

(iii)

Procedure and Practice in Government of India Secretariat and Attached offices. (For Categories VII only)

(iv) Office Procedure and Practice (For Category III)
(v) Office Procedure and Practice (For Category VII)
3. (i)

General Knowledge of the constitution of India and the Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedure in Parliament (for categories I, II, III and IX)

(ii)

General Knowledge of the constitution of India and the Machinery of Government, Practice and Procedure in Parliament (for categories IV, V,VI and VII)

4. (i) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category I)
(ii) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category II)
(iii) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category III)
(iv) General Financial and Service Rules, (For Category V)
(v) General Regulations and Service Rules, (For Category VI)
(vi) Financial Regulations and Service Rules, (For Category IX)
(vii) Railway Financial and Service Rules, (For Category III)
(viii) Railway Financial and Service Rules, (For Category VII)
5. General Studies
Part B  Assessment of 5 years CRs                                   100 Marks

 

X)  Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination :

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  May

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  October

(C)  Age Limit  :  20-25 years as on 1st August of the year of examination.

(D)  Educational Qualification  :

(i)  Degree of a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.

(ii)  Candidates appearing in the degree exam are allowed to appear at the exam but are required to submit proof of passing alongwith the Detailed Application Forms which are to be submitted after qualifying the written test, medical standards test and Physical Efficiency Tests (PET)

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination

PAPER-I     General Ability and Intelligence (Objective Type)     250 Marks

PAPER-II     Essay, Precis writing and comprehension (Conventional Type)     150 Marks

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL STANDARDS TEST     To be conducted only of candidates who qualify the written examination.

Part  II  –  Interview for Personality Test     200 Marks

Combined Defence Services Examination  :  CDS Examination

This is the most awaited examination.  Mostly Job Seekers who wants to join defence jobs opt for Combined Medical Services Examination.  The “Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively.

Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Details of CDS Examination :-

(A)  Notification of Examination  :  August and March

(B)  Conduct of Examination  :  February and August

(C)  Age Limit  : 

(i)   19-24 Years  –   Indian Military Academy

(ii)   19-22 Years  –   Naval Academy

(iii)  19-23 Years  –   Air Force Academy

(iv)  19-25 Years  –  Officers’ Training Academy

(D)  Educational Qualification  :

(i)    IMA & OTA  Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

(ii)   Naval Academy B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg

(iii)  Air Force Academy B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg

(iv)  Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

(E)  Scheme of Examination  :

Part I  – Written Examination

(a)  For Indian Military Academy  :  English,  General Knowledge,  Elementary Mathematics  (300 Marks)
Naval Academy and
Air Force Academy

(b)  For Officers’ Training Academy  :    English,  General Knowledge  (200 Marks )

Part II  –  SSB Interview  :  Candidates successful in the written exam are then called for an interview by a Services Selection Board which evaluates a candidate’s suitability for a career in the Indian Armed Forces. The SSB interview lasts for approximately a week, during which a candidate undergoes various physical and psychological tests to ascertain whether or not he is officer material. Apart from SSB interview, Air Force academy candidates are tested for PABT.

After these tests, candidates undergone medical examination before finally admitted into the above-mentioned academies, and after successful completion of training, they are inducted into the armed forces.

(a)  IMA, NA and AFA  :  300 Marks

(b)  OTA  :  200 Marks

UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS :-

We have given the previous year question papers below so that Candidates those who are applying for UPSC Jobs can prepare for the exams.

Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam

General Ability Test

Physical Science

Mathematics

Combined Defence Services (I) Exam

English

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I)

Maths

General Ability Test

Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam

General English

General Studies

General Economics – I

General Economics – II

General Economics – III

Statistics – I

Statistics-II

Statistics-III

Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists Exam

General English

Geology -I

Geology -II

Geology-III

Hydrogeology

Geo Physics – I

Geo Physics – II

Geo Physics – III

Chemistry – I

Chemistry – II

Chemistry – III

CISF (AC) Limited Departmental Examination 

Essay, Precis Writing, Comprehension

General Ability, Intelligence, Professional Skills

CAPF (AC) EXAM

General Ability and Intelligence

General Studies, Essay and Comprehension

ENGINEERING SERVICES EXAMINATION

General Ability Test

Civil Engineering I

Civil Engineering II

Mechanical Engineering I

Mechanical Engineering II

Electrical Engineering I

Electrical Engineering II

E&T Engineering I

E&T Engineering II

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam

General studies-I

General Studies-II

General Studies-X

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (II)

Mathematics

General Ability Test

Combined Defence Services (II) Exam

English

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam

Genera English

General Knowledge

Civil Services (Main) Examination,

Essay

General Studies I

General Studies II

General Studies III

General Studies IV

English Language (Compulsary)

SOs/Steno’s (Gr.B/Gr.I) Examination

Noting and Drafting

Paper I

Paper II (Categories I, IV .VIII & IX)

Paper II (Categories II & V)

Combined Medical Services Examination

Paper – I

Paper – II

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