What happens after you clear the UPSC interview?Last updated on Sep 24, 2018, 12:44 am
The Civil Services Examination (CSE), commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.
CSE is, literally, the mother of all exams and has three stages Preliminary, Mains and Interview.
However, if you're wondering what happens after you clear the Personal Interview stage, we'll explain this to you.
Here is the complete UPSC recruitment process.
Stage 1: The Foundation Training
The results for UPSC Civil Services Examination are declared within a week after the interviews, i.e. between April-June.
After the candidates receive the allocation letter, they are given the fundamental training in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie for 15 weeks.
The selected candidates are trained on the political, legal, constitutional and socio-economic framework of India.
Stage 2: The Professional Training (Phase-1)
What is also called as the "sneak peek at the real task" by the candidates, the professional training teaches the real job skills to the probationers.
This training continues for another 26 weeks.
It aims to develop the professional skills of the probationers in handling a large range of responsibilities of an officer and is also more application oriented in nature.
Stage 3: Key aspects and duration of the training
District Training is the most important part of the process. Here, the trainee officers are taught the administrative skills. They get first-hand knowledge of the functioning of various features of the administration at the district level.
The probationers are required to complete all the assignments, which are based on field studies in the district.
This part of the training lasts for around a year.
The Final Stage
Stage 4: The Professional Training (Phase-2)
Professional Training (Phase-2) is more like a summarization of the whole training process.
In this, probationers integrate the understanding and learning of their District Training experiences gained for over one year in the field along with the technical part they learned in the Foundational and Professional Training.
Its duration is 6 weeks. After this, their training period ends and probationers are allocated to "cadres".