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UPSC IAS 2018 Application Procedure

By: Urvi on July 05, 2018

UPSC Civil Services Application Procedure Details:

IAS Application procedure is not complicated. Follow the instructions mentioned below to successfully done through the Civil Services Application Procedure-
  • A candidate can only apply online.
  • A candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
  • The Online applications (Part I and II) can be filled from February 7, 2018, to March 6, 2018.
  • Further communication (if any) will only be through electronic correspondence by email. The candidates must put a valid and active email id.
  • Periodically check your folder and make sure that emails with the @nic ending are not directed to the spam folder.
  • Fill the form timely to avoid last minute rush and glitches.
  • Payment can also be made in cash by depositing money in any branch of SBI.

Candidates appearing in CS (P) Examination, 2018 will be required to indicate information such as the detail of centers for Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination

  • Optional subject to be selected for the examination
  • The medium of examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination
  • Compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application itself. 

Candidates already in a Government service must inform their employer in writing about them taking up this exam. Failure to do so might result in rejection.

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UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria is given as follows:

Not all candidates are allowed to appear for the UPSC IAS Exam.
There are some eligibility conditions that need to be fulfilled to sit in the exam. Here are some IAS Eligibility conditions that must be fulfilled-
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or institute or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the qualifying examination and are waiting for their results may also apply.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination.
  • A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.
  • For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The Upper Age Limit of General Category Candidate is 32 years and the maximum number of attempts is 6.

UPSC IAS 2018 Selection Procedure

To get selected in the UPSC IAS exam, the candidate must know about the details of the selection procedure. Without knowing the IAS selection process, an aspirant can not direct the preparation in right a direction.
 
IAS Selection Procedure
 

Here are the IAS Selection procedure details-

  • Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their score in the Preliminary exam for the Main examination. Candidates are then again shortlisted on the basis of their score in the Main examination for the Personal Interview session.
  • IAS Prelims comprises of two papers which are of 400 marks in total i.e 200 marks each. The first paper is GS-1 in which questions asked from General Studies subjects and current affairs while second paper CSAT-2 consists of Aptitude and Reading Comprehension. CSAT Paper-2 of the preliminary exam is purely qualifying in nature.
  • The final section of a candidate is based on the candidate's score of the Main examination (Comprising 9 papers), and the Personal Interview combined together.
  • The Main exam is subjective in nature and comprises of total 1750 marks. The interview is of 275 marks which are added to the total scores.
  •  Marks obtained by the candidate in the written exam as well as the personal interview would determine their ranks and preferences given for various services and posts.

UPSC IAS 2018 Cut-Offs

Civil Services Exam 2018 Cut Off is yet to be announced by the UPSC. However, the Cut Off for the previous year was announced on May 2, 2018.
The cut-off score is the minimum marks required by the candidate to qualify different stages i.e. Preliminary, Main and Interview. The candidates who are declared by the board, to have qualified the preliminary examination will be eligible to appear for Mains examination.
 

Category-wise UPSC 2017 Cut Off: 

Paper

General

OBC

SC

ST

PH1

PH2

PH3

Prelims

105.34

102.66

88.66

88.66

85.34

61.34

40.00

Mains

809

770

756

749

734

745

578

Final

1006

968

944

939

923

948

830

Factors influencing UPSC Cut Off:

  • Total Number of Vacancies
  • Number of candidates appearing for the examination
  • Difficulty level of Questions
  • Marking Scheme
  • Reservation Criteria
  • Previous Year Cut Off Trends

Category Wise UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016 Prelims Cutoff:

Category GEN OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3

UPSC Civil Services Cutoff

116.00

110.66

99.34

96.00

75.34

72.66

40.00

Category Wise UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016 Mains Cutoff:

Category GEN OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3

UPSC Civil Services Cutoff

787

745

739

730

713

740

545

 

Category Wise UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016 Final Cutoff:

Category GEN OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3

UPSC Civil Services Cutoff

988

951

937

920

927

951

817

 

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