UPSC Full Form: What is the full form of UPSC?

UPSC Full Form:-  The full form of the UPSC is Union Public Service Commission. UPSC conducts the recruitment for the All India Services, Central Services, and Cadres, as well as the Armed Forces of the Union of India. UPSC is a national level exam responsible for recruiting in 24 services under the Central & State Government of India. UPSC Exam is one of the toughest exams in the India, it’s important to know the full form of the exam.

What is UPSC?

UPSC is an independent organization for the recruitment of Level A and Level B employees. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) established on 1st, October 1926. The Official website of UPSC is https://www.upsc.gov.in/.The headquarters of UPSC is New Delhi. The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination every year in the country. check the full form of UPSC and the full form of the Posts that come under UPSC 

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The Full Form of UPSC and More Details

As mentioned above the Full Form of UPSC is Union Public Service Commission, Some of the posts for which the UPSC select candidates are the IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. UPSC conducts exams for recruitment in Different sectors for level A and Level B officers. The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination every year.

UPSC Exam Posts Full Form

Post Full Form
IAS Indian Administrative Service
IPS  Indian Police Service
IFS  Indian Foreign Service
IRS Indian Revenue Service
Some of the Exams conducted by UPSC are as follow:-
  • Indian Forest Service examination
  • Combined Defence Services Examination
  • Engineering Services Examination
  • National Defence Academy Examination
  • Naval Academy Examination
  • Combined Medical Services Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice
  • Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination
  • Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant)

Every year Lakhs of aspirants appeared for UPSC Exams. Students dreamed of qualify this exam because of salary benefits and respectable positions.

UPSC Exam consists of three stages Prelims, Mains, and personality tests.

UPSC Prelims Exam pattern:-

Paper Type No. of questions Marks Duration
General Studies I Objective 100 200 2 hours
General Studies II (CSAT) Objective 80 200 2 hours

The prelims examination is a qualifying stage in nature, The marks obtained in prelims are not counted towards the final merit list. Both the papers in prelims exam is objective type. General Studies II (CSAT) paper is qualifying in nature, you have to score 33% of the marks to qualify the second paper, there is negative marking also in prelims exam. The aspirants will get 1/3 mark deduction for every incorrect answer

UPSC Exam pattern for Mains:- The UPSC Mains exam consists of 9 papers, Candidates who qualify the prelims exam can appear for the mains exam. All the papers in the mains exam are descriptive types. Two Language papers are qualifying in nature.UPSC Mains exam is conducted in a period of 5-7 days, Paper A and B are of qualifying nature, candidates must score at least 25% in each for the marks from their Paper I – Paper VII to be given weightage.

UPSC Interview:- The interview is the Final Stage of the UPSC Exam. Formally it is called the Interview/Personality Test and part of the Mains Examination for merit ranking purposes. The maximum marks allotted for the interview stage are 275, thus the total marks for the merit list are 2025. The Interviewer would judge the student’s mental and social traits by asking questions of general interest. Some of the qualities that they look for are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, a balance of judgment, variety, and depth of interest, leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the age limit of the UPSC Exam?

Ans:- A candidate should have completed 21 years as on 1st August 2020 (for the UPSC CSE 2020) and not completed 32 years as on 1st August 2020.

Q2.What is the highest post of IAS?

Ans:- Chief Secretary of the Government of India is the highest post of IAS.

Q3.How many stages are there in UPSC Exams?

Ans:- UPSC Exam consists of three stages Prelims, Mains, and personality tests.

Q4.what is the total marks of the Mains Examination?

Ans:- The total marks of the Mains Examination are 1750 marks.

Q5. What is the new date for the UPSC Prelims exam 2020?

Ans:- The new exam date for the UPSC prelims exam is 4th October 2020.

Q6.What is the salary of an IAS officer?

Ans:- An IAS officer gets about Rs 130000 per month when he joins the service.