What is CSAT paper in the preliminary examination? Is the marks scored in this paper calculated for making the merit list?
CSAT stands for Civil Services Aptitude Test in the UPSC examination. SCAT paper have total 80 questions have 200 marks, thus each question is of 2.5 marks. The CSAT paper is of qualifying nature.
What is Detail Application Form (DAF)?
The Detail Application Form (DAF) is filled by candidates after clearing the prelims round of the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services Examination (CSE).
Should one start preparing for UPSC during the last six months of the graduation,or start once it is over?
As graduation is the basic requirement of the examination, one should focus on getting a good score and understanding the subjects well with full conceptual clarity. As the ultimate aim is to appear in the civil services examination,t here are certain suggestions one should keep in mind.
If I have given an attempt at Civil Services, is that counted in Indian Forest Service (IFS) Attempt too?
UPSC conducts Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS),Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other Central Services including Indian Forest Service (IFS).The exam is conducted for recruitment to forestry services of India.
Who can be a district collector?
The institution of District Collector, as it exists today, was created and developed during the British rule and has become a unique feature of Indian public Administration by the time the Country became independent in 1947.
What are the changes which have been introduced in Indian Railways Services?
Recently, the government has approved the restructuring of the Indian Railways, including a reduction in the Board strength as well as the merger of the different cadres into a central service called the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS).
Sometimes, why do aspirants get a different examination centre from what they have applied for in the examination form?
In the Civil Services Examination, lakhs of candidates fill the form and appear every year.There is no hard and fast rule that the candidates will get the same examination centre as they have applied for in the examination.
What can be done if an aspirant has made a mistake in choosing the optional/exam centre/language etc. while filling the UPSC form?
A candidate should avoid submitting more than one online application and that is why the examination form should be filled with utmost caution and attention.
Is it possible to prepare for the Mains Examination in a short period of time and still be successful?
After clearing the preliminary examination, your knowledge level is adequate and appropriate to get one of the highest scores in the main examination.
When does UPSC issue the notification for the Civil Services Examination?
The UPSC Examination notification encapsulate the Rules of Examinations as notified by the Government. The examination notification is uploaded on the Commission’s website around 3 months before the date of Examination. The notification is also published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.
Can the UPSC allot me a Centre other than the one I had applied for in the application form?
The UPSC allots roll numbers and venues to the candidates through a computerized system which randomly allots the same without manual intervention. The Commission makes all efforts to allot the candidate the Centre of his/her choice, which is done on the “first-apply-first allot” basis.
For how many different posts can a candidate apply in one recruitment advertisement?
One Recruitment advertisement generally invites applications for a number of posts, and in special cases for a single post. A Candidate who wishes to apply for more than one post can do so, by applying separately for each post and paying the fee for each post in the manner prescribed for that post.
If a candidate has applied for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination but has not appeared at any paper in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will it be counted as an attempt?
This is one of the most common queries among the UPSC aspirants. As we all are aware that the Civil Services Examination (CSE) comprises of two successive stages:
What is the purpose and role of Indian Revenue Services?
IRS officers serve the Government of India in different capacities/roles. While administering , Direct Taxes through the ITD, they formulate policies, implement such policies and discharge the functions of an investigator, quasi-judicial authority, prosecutor and negotiator of International Agreements etc.
What is meant by Indian Revenue Service under the UPSC?
Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is the largest Group A Central Service amongst the organized civil services in the Government of India. IRS serves the nation through discharging one of the most important sovereign functions i.e., collection of revenue for development, security and governance.
What are the career prospects of an IRS officer?
An IRS officer could rise up-to the Apex Scale at the post of Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in the ITD. At the apex level, he can also get selected as a Member or Chairperson of the CBDT.
What are the components of the training of an IRS officer?
On joining the service, IRS officers are trained mainly at National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), located at Nagpur, which is one of the premier National Academies of the Government of India.
Why is Sociology considered as a safe optional?
Sociology: A Safer Optional
Sociology is nothing else than the augmentation of our sagacity with respect to the social life. As a learner, we all are connected with this society so over a period of time we have developed some basic understanding of our society.
New Development Bank
Context: The Finance Minister of India recently attended the 5th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the New Development Bank through video-conference.