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I have heard that the upper age limit for Civil Services Exam has been done 25 years by Administrative Reforms Commitee. Is it true? And also the aspirant will have to study Public Administration.Pliz giude me.

The second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC), in its latest report has suggested a number of radical changes for revamping the Civil Services Examination system of which 25 years as the upper limit has been included. There are suggestions about the entry process etc. However, it would only come into effect once the recommendations are accepted The notification of the Civil Services Examination would give you the final details. The CSE 2009 was announced on the basis of prevailing norms.(28.01.2009)

By: Ms. Jayanti Ghosh
Hi i'm Amogh A Churi.I'm now studying in Bsc IT in 2nd year. I have completed Diploma in Computer Technology after 10th. I want to give IPS examination.So please you tell me what is the procedure for admission & it's neccessary to give 12th examination.

You need to be a graduate and if the degree of BSc IT is awarded by a recognized university, you would be eligible for the Civil Services Examination by the UPSC ( which can lead to recruitment in the IPS based on your performance in the examination.(27.11.2008)

By: Ms. Jayanti Ghosh
Mam, I am in 12th now and I want to fulfill my dream of being an IFS Officer in the future . I want to when and how shall I take the steps towards my goal. In all probabilities I am going to get 85% and above in my board exams.

The UPSC website would give you completed details of the Civil Services examination which could lead to the Indian Foreign Service and of the Indian Forest Service Examination also which leads to the Indian Forest Service. To apply for the Civil Services examination you need to be a graduate in any stream. However, the demands of the competitive examination are better met with a post graduation especially in the context of the Optional papers. The applicant for the Indian Forest Service should be a graduate in science or engineering broadly.

By: Ms. Jayanti Ghosh
i am pursuing hons in biotechnology , have my third year studies on in panjab university, i wish to know whether biotechnology has been included as a seperate subject or is it under basic sciences , in the civil services exam? Also what other subject can i opt for?

Biotechnology is not included as a separate subject either for the Preliminary or the Mains examination of the Civil Services Examination. The detailed notification for the civil services Exam 2008 has been published in the Employment News dated 29th December,2007 and can also be accessed at Please go through the syllabus of the science subjects to fine out as to which subject contains the maximum topics form the Biotechnology stream.

By: Ms. Dr. Reena kumari
I WANT MY JOB IN CUSTOM DEPARTMENT. So guide me and will get job advertisement, what book I have to read ?

There would be two typical routes. One would be through the Combined Graduate level examination by the Staff Selection Commission (, and the other, through the Civil Services examination of the Union Public Service Commission (

By: Ms. Jayanti Ghosh
I am working as an engineer in HAL, Banglore, a PSU under ministry of defence. I want to know that whether i will get age relaxation for govt. employees in exams conducted by UPSC. And if I want to apply for ant exam in UPSC whether i have to produce an NOC or send appl. thru proper channel.

There is no age relaxatin for PSUs in UPSC. You will have to inform your department for applying for a UPSC job and a statment to this effect will be submitted to UPSC.

By: Ms. Hena Naqvi
whts is tha processure of the IAS exam. in upsc. and any medical and eyes week metter must in IAS or not .. and wht is the last registration date?...... (Vinit )

The notification for Civil Services (Prel ) exam normally appears in Nov/Dec every year in Employment News and other leading dailies. Plz. Also access Go through the notification for the details. Different medical standards are prescribed for different services. The CS exam is a three stage exam divided into _Preleminary exam which is objective type and roughly ten times the candidates as per the vacanices are called for the second stage exam - Mains which is descriptive type carrying 2000 marks and finally the interview of shortlisted candidates carrying 300 marks. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of total 2300 marks (2000 for Mains + 300 fr Interviews).

By: Ms. Dr. Reena kumari
I am a graduate (chemistry) from Goa . I have a keen interest in civil services like the Indian police services and the central police forces. sir, am trying my best to join one of these. but sir, Goa being a small state ,there is no sufficient study material ,and also there is no much exposure to such competitive exams. Sir, I have already applied for the Asst. Commandant exam of the CPF. Sir, please guide me as how I should prepare my self for the exams. I may also be interested in the previous years papers?..... (Paresh B Gawas)

Any leading book publisher in your area should be having the relevant books and study material required for preparing for the Civil Services. Further, it is the main text books of your Optional that are the most important for studying for the optional. If you still find it difficult to have adequate study material, try the option of enrolling for coaching through correspondence from some reputed Coaching Centers such as "Brilliants". However, do keep in mind that there is no substitute for a planned, systemic preparation spanning 1-2 years for this prestigious exam. Also keep on applying for other exams such as PO exam conducted by various banks and RBI etc. so as to have a good practice and feel of the competitive exams.

By: Ms. Dr. Reena kumari
Sir, this is Suyash here, i have a question regarding UPSC exams. Sir, I want to go abroad for studing M.A in International Relations(London) ,hereby i want to confirm that there would be no problem in my appearing for UPSC exams, as i would have a degree from abroad?....... (Suyash Kulkarni)

The basic eligibility for UPSC civil Services is a graduate degree in any of the disciplines as notified in the Civil Services Notification. The Civil Services notification is generally issued by UPSC in Nov/Dec every year and is published in Employment news. You may also access the website of UPSC for further details.
The Post Graduation degree does not make a difference to the eligibility criteria.

By: Ms. Dr. Reena kumari
i did my B.A from Dr. B.R.Ambedkar open university, and computers. And right now i am working in BPO as a CC since 2years, and i want to became a IPS officer, but i am in confuse. So please can you hel me out. thanq?..... (chiran kumar m)

To become an IPS officer, You have to appear in the Civil Services exam conducted by UPSC. This exam is considered to be one of the toughest in the world and needs a very systemic preparation ranging from 2-3 years. Since You are already doing job in BPO, you could consider the option of doing MBA through distance education and simultaneously preparing for Civil Services as well as other competitive exams such as probationary officer exam conducted by Banks etc.

By: Ms. Dr. Reena kumari
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