The civil service commission (CSC)is India’s chief regulating body which has all rights for conducting many competitive examinations for recruiting various civil service posts for the Indian government.
Civil Service Exams or the Indian Administrative Service are conducted mainly in phases, and they are mains and prelims. The prelims exam consists of objective questions, while the mains is based on the descriptive and essay type answering. If you have planned to give the UPSC Exam 2017 then here are the key points you should know.
1. Know the UPSC Exam Dates
|Exam Name||Notification Date||Last Date to Apply||Exam Date||Duration|
|Engineering Services (Pre)||29th Sep 2016||21st Oct 2016||8th Jan 2017||1 Day|
|CDS (I)||9th Nov, 2016||2nd Dec, 2016||5th Feb, 2017||1 Day|
|CISF AC||7th Dec 2016||30th Dec 2016||5th Mar 2017||1 Day|
|NDA & NA (I)||18th Jan, 2017||10th Feb, 2017||23rd Apr, 2017||1 Day|
|IES/ISS||8th Feb, 2017||3rd Mar, 2017||12th May, 2017||3 Days|
|CGSE/GE||8th Feb, 2017||3rd Mar, 2017||12th May, 2017||3 Days|
|Engineering Services (Main)||14th May, 2017||1 Day|
|Civil Services Prelims (CSAT)/IFS Prelims||22nd Feb, 2017||17th Mar 2017||18th Jun, 2017||1 Day|
|CAPF (AC)||12th Apr 2017||5th May 2017||23rd July 2017||1 Day|
|CMS||26th Apr, 2017||19th May, 2017||13th Aug, 2017||1 Day|
|NDA & NA (II)||7th Jun, 2017||30th June 2017||10th Sep, 2017||1 Day|
|Civil Services Main||28th Oct, 2017||5 Days|
|CDS II||9th Aug 2017||8th Sep 2017||19th Nov, 2017||1 Day|
|IFS Main||—||—||3rd Dec, 2017||10 Days|
|SO/STENO||13th Sep, 2017||6th Oct, 2017||16th Dec, 2017||2 Day|
2. Why IAS? / PI quotient
Make one thing sure before stepping into the preparation of most challenging exam in the nation, do take a step back while and ask yourself why and just try to take personal interview evaluate your PI quotient. By this, you can have the clear mindset throughout your preparation. The personal IAS interview test is where your candidature would be measured on behalf of your performance.
3. The subsets of IAS
The IRS, IFS, IPS fall under the aegis of the IAS exam and the cutoff to get selected for the services given above is decided after the conduction of the exam.
IRS Indian Revenue Service
IPS Indian Police Service
IFS Indian Foreign Service
Before start preparation, you should get good understanding of what your target is and prepare on that basis
4. How do you think you can contribute?
At the end there will be the Personal IAS interview test, being an IAS officer places you with the India’s finest. Know yourself and ask yourself where is that you can throw your iron and prove your caliber, What other changes you can take on. Whatever you decide for contribution need to be very impressive, but it must set you apart, as this will give you an advantage over all other candidates in the interview durations.
5. Yes! IAS preparation is incredibly demanding
It is not the myth about IAS is the toughest competitive exam in the entire nation, and it demands intensive practice and preparation. There is no standard format or the answer for the most generalize asked questions no matter how many hours does an IAS candidate need to give in every day. It will be different from candidate to candidate. So let’s talk about general perspective.
10-12 months of crazy training is the must. Four out of every 10 citizens(21-32 years) Dream to become an IAS officer. But only 5% of that citizens makes the cut. And the reason is no rocket science; It’s only because of their lake of planning and preparation they resort to. Let me tell you one thing clear a slow preparation and delayed preparation is utterly useless and equivalent to no preparation. The 5% who are passionate about it and make their self entirely in the IAS every day can make way through
6. Enjoy your preparation
We have to accept that; IAS preparation is a lengthy and tough process, but we will surely not find it easy if we don’t enjoy the journey to the destination. Preparing for IAS doesn’t mean you have to give up all your hobbies, make sure and keep some hobbies as it will make your preparation much more fun. If you have special love about anything make sure to keep it abreast during the preparation of IAS as this will keep you lively and light.
So if you really wants to make way for it then don’t worry and get yourself prepared and give your 100% and prepare full and get good sleep as well. And Best Of Luck from my side.