BASIC DETAILS OF UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM.
Notification of examination: November/December of previous year
Structure of the examination:
The candidates are put through three kinds of testings to ensure that the persons selected have: (i) a wide range of general awareness; (ii) analytic ability and content retention capacity; and (iii) a cheerful mental disposition even under stressful conditions and some other officers like qualities. Each one of these requirements is tested respectively through:
STAGE: 1 - PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
STAGE: 2 - MAIN EXAMINATION
STAGE: 3 - INTERVIEW TEST (PART OF MAIN EXAMINATION)