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About UPSC

About UPSC

What is UPSC?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the premier recruitment agency of India which is responsible for conducting various examinations for appointments into All India Administrative Services of Group A and Group B.

Some of the services for which the UPSC recruits candidates are the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Revenue Service, etc.
The full form of the UPSC is Union Public Service Commission.UPSC conducts a National Level Exam for 24 services under the Central & State Government of India.

The UPSC is mandated by the Indian Constitution to make appointments to the All India Services and Central Services Group A and B, as well as to develop and update testing methodologies for these recruitments with input from various departments.

Apart from this, UPSC is also consulted on matters related to promotion and transfer of personnel as well as any disciplinary matters involving a civil servant serving in a civil capacity.

What is the strategy to prepare for UPSC Exam?

This is the most frequently asked question, especially from the beginners. To prepare for UPSC Exam 2021, the first step is to know everything about the examination, their pattern, their syllabus, there eligibility criteria. We have decoded everything that you need to know about your preparation strategy.
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What is the salary of an IAS officer?

Candidates opt for Civil Services not due the salary or perks. Through the private- sector may offer better packages, there are thousands of IAS aspirants who leave their cushy job to enter public service for a lesser salary.

Now the basic pay of entry level of an IAS- officers is Rs.56100. Allowances like (DA),(HRA), (TA).

The salary will increase as experience increases. The basic pay of Cabinet Secretary is fixed at Rs.2,50,000.

Will there be negative marks or different marks for Preliminary Questions?

There is a negative marking in the IAS prelims exam. The candidates need to be very careful while answering the questions because negative marking can reduce their score sharply. There is a negative marking of (1/3). It means (1/3) marks, of the assigned marks to the questions, will be deducted for the wrong answer. No marks will be deducted for the questions left blank by the candidates.

It can be further explained that the three wrong answers will eat up the marks of one right answer. In the second (qualifying) paper, each question carries 2.5 marks and the negative marking is also increased in the same proportion.

What is the latest pattern of UPSC Civil Service Mains Exam?

The Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of the conventional essay type. Two papers (out of 9) will be of qualifying in nature. Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper–I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.

Which stream/subject should I choose for graduation to clear UPSC exam?

Most of the questions in the general studies paper in Prelims and Mains are related to Humanities background. But it is neither necessary nor advisable to take Humanities as your graduation stream just to clear UPSC exam. Graduation should be based on your taste – it can be humanities, science, engineering, literature or management. For graduation, select any stream you like to study for 3-4 years. You are free to choose any optional subject for UPSC Mains and it may not be the one you studied for graduation