UPSC

UPSC

Union Public Service Commission. UPSC Syllabus UPSC Notification UPSC Exam Date UPSC Prelims UPSC Mains UPSC Books UPSC Notes UPSC Syllabus PDF Download and UPSC Admit Card Download.

Civil Servants for the East India Company used to be nominated by the Directors of the Company and thereafter trained at Haileybury College in London and then sent to India. Following Lord Macaulay’s Report of the Select Committee of British Parliament, the concept of a merit based modern Civil Service in India was introduced in 1854.

As per Art. 316, the Chairman and other members of Union Public Service Commission shall be appointed by the President. In case the office of the Chairman becomes vacant his duties shall be performed by one of the other members of the Commission as the President may appoint for the purpose.

UPSC is India's central recruiting agency. It is mandated by the Constitution of India for recruitment to Central and All India Services of the Republic of India. It carries out this task through 4 modes:

  1. Direct Recruitment
  2. Promotion
  3. Deputation/absorption
  4. Composite Method (Deputation + Promotion)

The Commission conducts examinations on biannual/annual/biennial basis throughout India for appointment to various Civil/Defence services/posts. The notifications for these examinations are published in the Gazette of India and Employment News/Rozgar Samachar. A shorter version of notification is also published in major Indian newspapers including regional language newspapers. Copies of the notifications are also sent to all Employment Exchanges and Universities, etc

UPSC conducts following examinations:

  • Civil Services Examination (CSE)
  • Engineering Services Examination (ESE)
  • Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
  • National Defence Academy Examination (NDA)
  • Naval Academy Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA)
  • Indian Forest Service Examination
  • Indian Economic Service Examination
  • Indian Statistical Service Examination
  • Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination (CAPF)
  • Section Officers/Stenographers (Grade-B/Grade-I) Departmental Competitive Examination