Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Allied Services Examinations ( Prelims and Main )      Apply Now

PREPARATORY TRAINING FOR IAS & ALLIED SERVICES EXAM CONDUCTED BY THE UPSC 

 

  • IISD is providing a 10 month preparatory course.
  • Enrollment is based on selection through Group Discussion & PI.
  • Candidate registration remains opened throughout the year. Registration fee is Rs. 100/- (non-refundable).
  • Formal admission is done after GD & PI.
  • Classes start in July / Aug each year.
  • Candidates are prepared for both Prelim and Main Examination.
SALIENT FEATURES OF THE EXAM 

 

  • The exam has three stages i.e. — Prelim (CSAT) exam normally conducted during May / June.
  • Main Exam conducted during October/ November.
  • Those who gets selected in Main Exam will be eligible to appear at the Interview Broad at New Delhi.
PRELIM EXAM / CSAT 

 

  • It consists of two papers. The questions are MCQ type. This is a screening test. Those who succeed only are eligible to appear at the Main Exam.
MAIN EXAM 

 

  • Candidates who have qualified in the Prelim Exam in a year are eligible for the Main Exam of that year only. Result of Prelim Exam for one year cannot be carried forward for the next or subsequent year(s).
  • The Main Exam consists the following papers i.e. -General Studies (two papers each carrying 300 marks)
  • One Essay (200 marks)
  • General English (300 marks)
  • One Indian Language (300 marks)
  • Two optional subjects (two papers each carrying 300 marks).
  • It may be noted that general English and Indian Language papers are designed to test the ability of the candidate´s proficiency in these two subjects but these are not considered for ranking. But one must clear these otherwise his / her other papers will not be evaluated.
INTERVIEW 

 

  • Interview carries 300 marks. Interview calls are sent on the basis of minimum marks fixed by the UPSC at its discretion. The overall ranking is done based on the Mains performance and Interview.
PLACEMENT 

 

  • Successful candidates are allotted various services keeping in view their ranks in the exam and preferences given by them in the main application form.
ELIGIBILITY 

 

  • A Citizen of India for IAS and IPS.
  • For other services, a candidate must be either:
  • A citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal/ Bhutan. A Tibetan refugee or who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 to permanently settle in India. Or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India. Provided he has a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
AGE LIMIT

 

  • 21-30 for general category relaxable by 3 years for OBCs and by 5 years for SC/ST.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION 

 

  • A degree of any University recognized as such.
NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS 

 

  • 4 attempts for open, 7 for OBC and no limit for SC and ST.
HOW TO APPLY 

 

FEE 

 

  • Total fee Rs.30,000/-
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