Formed on October 1, 1926, UPSC or Union Public Service Commission is a central agency working under Government of India. As mentioned in Article 320 of Indian Constitution the UPSC is given an authority to be a consultant for all Civil Services Recruitment and posts. Hence it is authorized to conduct Civil Services Examination, Imperial Civil Service, Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Forest Service Examination, Indian Economic Service Examination, Indian statistical Service Examination, etc. Vacancies in Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts of government ministries and departments are filled in by UPSC.
UPSC can directly recruit through interviews. The recruitment laws are framed and amended under their guidelines. UPSC provides an opportunity for UPSC jobs of honorary value like IAS, IPS, IFS, NDA, etc. All information regarding recruitment can be fetched from www.ajobindia.com.
UPSC Recruitment is done and exams are conducted every year on a nationwide basis. UPSC calls for examination applications online whenever any vacancy arises. Important dates are announced on the notice bulletin. The applicant has to fill a two-staged Online UPSC application form. The first step of application form is a type of registration in which personal details are to be filled. This form generates a unique registration Id with a password which should be saved until the selection point. Educational and other details are asked in the second part. The applicant should keep a scanned copy of one’s passport size photograph and signature handy. These two files are attached with the form. UPSC Application fee of Rs.100 is to be paid by male applicants using bank challan or e-banking. There is no application fee for female, SC, ST, PHC applicants.
UPSC online registration can be done by candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized Indian university. The applicant should adhere to the age limits. He should neither be less than 21 years nor more than 32 years of age. There is 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST applicants. Candidates who have not yet completed their internships after bachelor’s degree can also apply for IAS jobs and IPS jobs.
To apply for UPSC vacancies one has to take b which consists of two levels. The first level is UPSC Preliminary consisting of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. These papers are objective and to be completed in 2 hours duration. The second phase is the UPSC Main Exam. Candidates who qualify the preliminary will rise to this step. The main exam further has divisions of papers based on ‘Qualifying Paper’ and ‘Merit counted Paper’. The qualifying paper has a maximum of 600 marks and deals with English and an Indian language. There are 7 papers whose marks are to be counted for merit. These are based on general study and make a maximum total of 1750 marks. The last step of selection is a Personality test of 275 marks. Thus the whole UPSC Exam makes a total of 2025 marks.