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How many stages are there in Civil Services Exam?

Asked on 20-12-2018 by Hemant Jayaraman

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UPSC CSE is conducted in three stages: Preliminary examination (Prelims), Main exam (Mains), and Personality Test (IAS Interview). Prelims consists of two objective type papers: General Studies and Civil Services Aptitude Test. Mains comprises 9 subjective papers. The final phase is the Personality Test/Interview.

What type of questions are asked in the Personality Test?

Asked on 20-12-2018 by Abhinav Jaiteley

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Those who successfully clear the Prelims and Mains are invited for the Personality Test where a test of 275 marks, including Psychometric Test, Assessment Test, and Personal Interview, is taken. UPSC Board members assess the candidate's suitability for a career in the Indian Civil Services by testing their mental caliber, reasoning ability, moral integrity, and understanding of current events among other things.

What is the eligibility criteria for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 20-12-2018 by Pari Khan

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To appear for the UPSC exam, you must (1) Have a Bachelor's degree from a center/state recognized university, (2) Must have attained the age of 21 years, and (3) Should have appeared or intend to appear for the final year degree examination.

How to start the preparation for the UPSC exam?

Asked on 20-12-2018 by Cheshta Verma

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You can prepare for the UPSC exam by following these simple steps: (1) Thoroughly read the NCERT books as they will provide the basic details on any topic, (2) Stay updated on national, international events, (3) Improve your writing speed by attempting as many mocks as possible per day, (4) Stay focused and always practice hard.

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