IAS 2016 Exam: Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Date, Notification & Preparation

IAS 2016 Exam: Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Date, Notification & Preparation

IAS 2016 Exam

Everyone Knows That IAS Is Most Reputed Job In India. It’s Not Easy UPSC to Prepare for It. Candidates Need to Work Really Hard. Every Year Lakhs Of Candidates Apply For It But Only a Few Gets Selected. UPSC Conducts The Exam For Selecting Candidates. Candidates Who Get Passed Are Appointed as IAS Officers. The Competition For The Selection Is Very High And To Qualify It Requires Smart And Hard Work.  In This Article, You Will Get To Know About All The Information Related To IAS 2016 Exam. Hope This Might Help You Get The Enough Information Regarding Exam.
UPSC Preliminary Civil Services Examination 2016 Will Held On 07th August 2016 And The Last Date For Receipt Of Application Is May 20th2016.
Candidates Have To Meet Some of the Eligibility Criteria to Get Selected For IAS Exam

IAS 2016 Exam Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nationality:
Candidate Must Be A Citizen Of India.
  1. Education Qualification:
  • Candidate Must Have Obtain A Degree In Any Discipline From A Recognized University Or Institution.
  • Applicants Appearing For Their Final Year Degree Exam Are Also Eligible To Apply For IAS
  • Candidates Who Have Passed Final Year Of MBBS Exam But Are Yet To Complete Internship Can Apply For The Prelim Exam.
  1. Age Limit:
  • Minimum Age Is 21 Years and Candidates Will Be Not Allowed, If They Exceed Age Of 32
  • Age Relaxation of 3 Years for OBC Candidates and 5 Years for SC/ST Candidates.

How to Apply for IAS 2016 Exam:

  1. Candidate Can Apply For IAS in Two Ways I.E Either Online or Offline.
  2. If Candidate Is Interested in Applying Offline Then He Need to Download the Application Form from UPSC Official Website upsconline.nic.in
  3. IAS Application Form Consists Of Two Stages
  4. A) Registration Part-I     B) Registration Part-II
  5. After The Submission Of Personal Details Candidate Will Be Asked To Print The SBI Bank receipt
  6. The Printed Pay Slip Needs To Be Used For Payment Of Application Fee.
  7. In Offline Mode Of Application, The Filled Application Form Is To Be Sent To The Mentioned Address Before The Last Date For Form Submission.
IAS 2016 Exam Selection Process:
Candidates Are Selected By Following Process-
  • Prelims Written
  • Mains Written
  • Interview
No. Of Attempts for Candidates for IAS 2016 Exam:
  • 4 Attempts For General Category
  • 7 Attempts For Obc
  • And No Limit For Sc/St Candidates
  • General Studies
  • CSAT (Civil Service Aptitude Test)
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Public Administration
  • Essay

IAS 2016 Exam Preliminary Exam:

Basic Info about the Preliminary Exam:
  • Marks Of Preliminary Exam Are Not Counted For Final Marks.
  • Candidates Should Attempt Two Papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2) Which Are Compulsory.
  • Both The Papers Are Of 200 Marks.
  • The Questions Will Be Of Multiple Choice.
  • The Questions Will Be Objective Type.
  • It Is Necessary For Candidate To Score Minimum 33% In Paper 2 If Fails To Score Minimum Marks Then The Candidate Won’t Be Able To Attempt For Its Main
  • Both The Paper Will Be Of Two Hours Duration.
  • There Is Negative Marking In The Prelims And 1/3rd Of Marks Allotted For Every Question Is Reduced From Your Score If You Get It Wrong.
IAS 2016 Exam Syllabus
Syllabus of Paper I:
  1. Current Events of National and International Importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India And The World.
  1. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, Etc.
  2. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, Etc.
  3. General Issues On Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity And Climate Change – That Do Not Require Subject Specialization
  • General Science.
Syllabus for Paper II:
  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills;
  • Logical Reasoning And Analytical Ability
  1. Decision-Making And Problem solving
  2. General Mental Ability
  3. Basic Numeracy (Numbers and Their Relations, Orders of Magnitude, Etc.) (Class X Level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency Etc. – Class X Level)
IAS 2016 Exam Main Exam:
Basic Info about the Main Exam:
  • Your Main Exam Will Consist Of 9 Papers.
  • You Will Have Two Qualifying Papers Of 300 Marks Each.
  • Marks Of Qualifying Paper Will Not Be Considered Or Counted.
  • Rest Other 7 Subjects Will Be Of 250 Marks Each.
Examination Syllabus
Qualifying Papers-
Paper l. One of the Indian Language to Be Selected By Candidate
Paper-ll. English
Rest Papers:
  1. Essay(Choices Will Be Given To Candidates And Are Expected To Write Important Points Close To Topic)
  2. General Studies 1 (Indian Heritage/Culture, World History & Geography)
  • General Studies 2(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice And Internation Relations)
  1. General Studies3(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management)
  2. General Studies 4(Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)
  3. Optional 1 (Of Your Choice)
  • Optional 2 (Of Your Choice) Candidate Is Allowed To Take Up Literature As An Optional Subject “Without The Conditionality Of Having To Do His/Her Graduation In That Language’s Literature.
Candidates May Choose Any ONE Optional Subject From Amongst The List Of Subjects Given Below.
  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Husbandry And Veterinary Science
  3. Anthropology
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Commerce And Accountancy
  8. Economics
  9. Electrical Engineering
  10. Geography
  11. Geology
  12. History
  13. Law
  14. Management
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical Engineering
  17. Medical Science
  18. Philosophy
  19. Physics
  20. Political Science And International Relations
  21. Psychology
  22. Public Administration
  23. Sociology
  24. Statistics
  25. Zoology
  26. 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 And English
It Will Be Of 275 Marks this Is Vocal One And Candidates Have Option To Choose Desired Medium Of Communication. Candidate Can Give Interview in the Language Which They May like.UPSC Will Make Arrangement for the Translators.

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