IAS

IAS

DIVINE IAS ACADEMY is the most renowned and prestigious coaching institute for the preparation of IAS in Chandigarh.

Introduction

 

Civil services exam or IAS exam (commonly used term) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission(Constitutional and autonomous body). CSE (CIVIL SERVICES EXAM) is not only to select IAS officers but it a selection process for ranking civil servants of our country. It is a combination of ALL INDIA SERVICES and CENTRAL SERVICES. As social status, authority and respect is attached with the job of a civil servant it is a dream job of millions of young aspirants but due to high competition it is not a soft nut to crack.

A candidate needs to follow the right approach and strategy and work hard to achieve success in CSE. Our institute provides all sorts of support and guidance which a candidate requires during the time of their UPSC preparation. We have a very experienced team of faculty to cater the requirement and to provide the right guidance. Our UPSC study material is also very updated and upgraded and matches the current requirement of UPSC exam. Regular test and doubt clear session is also an advantage for our students.

Preparation of CIVIL SERVICES require consistent and effective effort and under the capable guidance of our faculty members our students will get all the required support to help them materialize their hard work and transform into success.

We not only prepare you for exams rather our effort is to make you an “Enlightened” (aware and confident) person.

Kundan Sharma, Teacher


IAS Syllabus and Pattern

 

IAS Preliminary Examination Syllabus
General Studies Paper II – (200 marks) Duration: 2 hours
General Studies Paper II – (200 marks) Duration: 2 hours
  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights,Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics.
  6. Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  7. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  8. General Science.
  1. Comprehension.
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  4. Decision-making and problem-solving.
  5. General mental ability.
  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level).
  7. Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).
  8. English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

 


IAS Mains Examination Syllabus
Language
Paper A
  • One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.
300 Marks
Paper B
  • English.
300 Marks
Paper I
  • Essay writing (1000-1200 words)
2 Essays each 125 Marks
Paper II
  • General Studies I – (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography other world and Society).
250 Marks
Paper III
  • General Studies II – (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
250 Marks
Paper IV
  • General Studies III – (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
250 Marks
Paper V
  • General Studies IV – (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).
250 Marks
Paper VI (Optional Subject)
Paper A
  • Optional Subject.
250 Marks
Paper B
  • Optional Subject.
250 Marks

 

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Eligibility

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), for other services, a candidate must be either:
  • A citizen of India,
  • or a subject of Nepal,
  • or a subject of Bhutan,
  • or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
  • or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (c), (d), (e) and (f) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
    Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (c), (d) (e) and (f) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service

Age Criteria for IAS Exam 2017

Category Age Limit No. of Attempt
General 32 Yrs. 6 Attempts
Other Backwards Class (OBS) 32 Yrs. with Relaxation of 3 Yrs. = 35 Yrs. 9 Attempts
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 32 Yrs. with Relaxation of 5 Yrs. = 37 Yrs. Till the Upper Age limit
Physically disabled candidates (Blind, Deaf-Mute, Orthopedic) 32 Yrs. with Relaxation of 10 Yrs. = 42 Yrs.
  • For the General and OBC Candidates= 09 attempts
  • For SC/ST Candidates = Unlimited till age limit
Jammu & Kashmir Domicile General = 37 years, OBC = 40 Years, SC/ST = 42 Years, PH = 50 years Up to the Upper Age limit
Disabled servicemen disabled from duty General= 37 years OBC = 38 Years SC/ST = 40 Years Up to the Upper Age limit

A Bachelor’s degree required of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a Deemed University under the UGC Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification.

 

Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear for the Pre (Preliminary)  Exam however, they are supposed to submit proof of passing the requisite qualification along with Detailed Application Form for Civil Services (Main) Examination.