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Mar 8, 2013

Civil Service Examination, 2013 : Preliminary Exam Preparation CSAT Guide 2013

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 on 26/05/2013 for recruitment of various posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and certain other Group 'A' and Group 'B' Central Services / Post.
  • Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts  will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 26th May, 2013
  • The online Applications can be filled up to 4th of April, 2013 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
Eligibility:
  • Age : Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years as on 01/08/2013. The upper age is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.
  • Educational Qualification: Degree of a recognised university or an equivalent qualification.
  • Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in notice.
  • Number of Attempts: The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible will be as follows:
    • General Category : Four
    • Physical Handicapped : Seven
    • OBC : Seven
    • SC / ST : No Limit
Pattern of Exam: The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.

How to apply: Apply Online here @ upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php from 05/03/203 to 04/04/2013 . Application fee of Rs.100 can be made online/offline.  .

Download Detailed Notification of Civils Exam 2013 like syllabus, Changes made in exam etc here (pdf)

Helpful Books for Preparation:

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2013: Civil Services Aptitude Test for the UPSC Civil Services Prelimina

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination in 60 days

Target Spectrum's Handbook for General Studies: UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2013 (Paper - 1) 23rd  Edition 

IMPORTANT
CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE SCHEME OF CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION, WHICH HAVE BEEN ELUCIDATED IN THE SCHEME OF EXAMINATION. THERE ARE SOME OTHER CHANGES ALSO IN REGARD TO THE CHOICE OF LANGUAGE MEDIUM IN THE CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION. THESE MAY ALSO BE NOTED.

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