30 May 2014

IMPORTANT: OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION for UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION 2014 !

Union-Public-Service-Commission-(UPSC)
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has come out finally with the much awaited notification for the Civil Services Examination 2014.The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 1291 which include 26 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, i.e. 12 vacancies for LDCP, 2 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities.

HOW TO APPLY:


Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above- mentioned website. Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in Appendix-II.


LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:

The online Applications can be filled up to 30th June, 2014 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

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.

CENTRES OF EXAMINATION:

The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

AGARTALA GORAKHPUR NOIDA AHMEDABAD GURGAON PANAJI (GOA) AIZAWL GWALIOR PATNA ALIGARH HYDERABAD PORT BLAIR ALLAHABAD IMPHAL PUDUCHERRY AURANGABAD ITANAGAR PUNE BANGALORE JABALPUR RAIPUR BAREILLY JAIPUR RANCHI BHOPAL JAMMU SAMBALPUR CHANDIGARH JODHPUR SHILLONG CHENNAI JORHAT SHIMLA COIMBATORE KOCHI SRINAGAR CUTTACK KOHIMA THANE DEHRADUN KOLKATA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM DELHI KOZHIKODE (CALICUT) TIRUPATI DHARWAD LUCKNOW UDAIPUR DISPUR MADURAI VARANASI FARIDABAD MUMBAI VIJAYAVADA GANGTOK NAGPUR VISHAKHAPATNAM GHAZIABAD NAVI MUMBAI

Allotment of Centres will be on the "first-apply-first allot" basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen

FEE:

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ ST/PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Plan of Examination:

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:

(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.

Civil-Services-Optional-subjects-list
Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examinations:

A. Preliminary Examination

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
Note (i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English Language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
(iii) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.
(iv) Each paper will be of two hours duration.
Blind candidates will however; be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Date of Notification: 31st May 2014
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 30/06/2014
Date of Prelims Exam: 24th Aug 2014

A. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:

Civil-Services-Examination-Prelims

Paper I (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

•        Current events of national and international importance
•        History of India and Indian National Movement
•   Indian and World GeographyPhysical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
•     Indian Polity and GovernanceConstitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
•     Economic and Social DevelopmentSustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
•     General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity 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).

•     Note 1: Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of PaperII) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choices, objective type.
     Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

B. Main Examination

Civil-Services-Examination-Mains

Qualifying Papers:

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
Papers to be counted for merit:

PaperI Essay 250 Marks

PaperII General Studies–I 250Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
PaperIII General Studies –II 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
PaperIV General Studies –III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
PaperV General Studies –IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

PaperVI Optional Subject –Paper1 250 Marks                                                                             
PaperVII Optional Subject –Paper2 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test): 1750 Marks
Personality Test:    275 Marks
Grand Total:   2025 Marks

Wishing you all the very best.





Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online Applications to avoid problems like server down etc.







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