5 Mar 2013

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM 2013 NOTIFICATION HAS COME FINALLY WITH CHANGES IN MAINS CSE!!

UPSC has finally come out with the notification for CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2013 AND INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION 2013 with COMMON PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION and with changes in Mains pattern for CSE mains 2013. The Preliminary Examination will be common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination, and will act as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.

CIVIL-SERVICES-EXAMINATION
Important dates:
1) Date of notification: 5th of March, 2013
2) The commencement of filling online application shall start from 5th
March, 2013 and conclude on 4th April, 2013 [till 11.59 PM]. Candidates are required to apply through online mode in the Commission’s website. No other mode is allowed for submission of application.
3) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 on 26th May,2013

New changed Civil Services Exam pattern 2013:

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examinations

A. Preliminary Examination

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

CIVIL-SERVICES-EXAMINATION-SocioCosmo
The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper-I

·              Section 1 Essay 200 Marks
·         Section 2 English Comprehension & English PrĂ©cis 100 Marks (Of Matriculation/ Xth standard level)

Paper-II
General Studies–I 250Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper-III
General Studies –II 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper-IV
General Studies –III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-V
General Studies –IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper-VI
Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks

Paper-VII
Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) 1800 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks.
Grand Total 2075 Marks

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOTIFICATION:

CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE SCHEME OF CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION, WHICH HAVE BEEN ELUCIDATED IN THE SCHEME OF EXAMINATION. THERE ARE SOME OTHER CHANGES ALSO IN REGARD TO THE CHOICE OF LANGUAGE MEDIUM IN THE CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION.


"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply."

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 1000. The final number of vacancies may undergo a change subsequently after receipt of the firm number of vacancies from the concerned Cadre Controlling Authorities.

Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in Para 2 below (Group 1).However, a candidate can opt for the literature's of a language, indicated in Group-2 below Para 2, as an optional subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers (Paper I-VII) will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.


List of optional subjects for Main Examination:
Group-1


(i) Agriculture (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science(iii)Anthropology(iv) Botany(v) Chemistry(vi) Civil Engineering(vii) Commerce and Accountancy(viii)Economics(ix) Electrical Engineering(x)Geography(xi)Geology(xii) History(xiii) Law(xiv) Management(xv) Mathematics(xvi) Mechanical Engineering(xvii) Medical Science(xviii) Philosophy(xix) Physics(xx) Political Science and International Relations(xxi) Psychology(xxii) Public Administration(xxiii) Sociology(xxiv) Statistics(xxv) Zoology

Group-2

Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

However, in the interest of maintaining the quality and standards of examination, a minimum number of 25 (twenty-five) candidates should opt for a specific language medium for answering the question papers in that
language medium. In case there are less than 25 (twenty-five) candidates opting for any approved language medium (other than English or Hindi), then those candidates will be required to write their examination eitherin Hindi or in English only.





FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES:


In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-
23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.







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