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What Is Civil Service Examination ?

The Indian Civil Service, the most prestigious job with great respect and responsibilities. This is the only entry by which, best brain of the India will join the Indian system.  Even through corporate jobs may get highest salaries and amenities, the job of civil service will get more respect than all.

The Civil Service Examination is a nationwide competitive Examination for recruitment of various civil service jobs for the Govt of India.  Civil service Examination is conducted by Union Public services commission of the India. This examination is conducted for Indian Administrative service (IAS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Indian Police Service (IPS).

The Process of Civil service Examination is based on the British Raj –era Imperial civil Service. The civil service Examination of India is considered to be one of the difficult and competitive examinations in the World. Yearly more than 5 lakh candidates are applying for the examination but the success rate is 0.03% of the total applicants.

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The civil service Examination is conducted in three stage:-

  • Stage –I : Preliminary Examination
  • Stage- II : Main Examination
  • Stage III : Personality Interview

The preliminary examination normally held in May/June every year. This is the first elimination test of the Examination. The result of the Preliminary test published in the August Month.

The Main Examination is held on October/November every year and result is published in the month of March.

The qualifying candidates will undergo through personal Interview which is held April/May Every year. 

Time Table For Civil Service Exam :-

Name Of Examination  Last date for receipt of applications Date of commencement of Examination and its duration Minimum academic qualifications prescribed Remarks
Civil Services
(Preliminary) Examination 
16.06.2014 (MONDAY) 24.08.2014 (SUNDAY)
A degree from a recognised University or equivalent. Candidates appearing at the degree examination also eligible to compete subject to certain conditions
Civil Services
(Main) Examination 2014
  14.12.2014 (SUNDAY)
(MAIN) EXAM, 2014

 Eligibility for the Civil Service Examination:-


For applying Indian civil service Examination, candidate must be Indian citizen.


The prescribed age limit for the Civil Service Examination is minimum 21 years and Maximum 30 years as on 1st August of the year of Examination.  The relaxation of the age limit is available for the SC/ST and OBC category candidate.


A candidate applying for the Civil Service Examination must have following Educational qualifications.

  • A Degree from recognised University ( State Govt, Central Gov and Deemed University )
  • A degree from Distance Education or Correspondence course
  • A degree from an open University

Number of Attempt for the civil service Examination :-

There is s limit of attempt for the civil service Examination. And the candidates just applied but not appear the examination is considered as attempt for the examination.

  • For General and OBC(Under creamy layer)  category candidate can apply only 4 times
  • For OBC category candidate , 7 times
  • For SC/ST candidate there is no limit for the Attempt

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