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The Union Public Service Commission is an independent body, came into existence on 26th January 1950 when the constituent assembly accorded Federal Public Service Commission a constitutional status under Article 315 of the constitution, and renamed it as Union Public Service Commission.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC 2012) is going to conduct their Combined Services Examination for recruitment of IAS, IES, IFS, CDS, CFS etc for all over the India. As per the announcement, UPSC 2012 will conduct the Examination on three phase, Ist one will be Preliminary Examination then Main Examination and finally Interview will be conducted for selected list of candidates.
STAGE 1: PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2012
This exam will be objective type (Multiple choice questions). There will be 2 question papers; one on General Studies and the other on Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) carrying 200 marks, and 2 hours duration, each.
For each wrong answer, 1/3 rd of the marks of that question will be cut as penalty. If you mark 2 answers for 1 question then also same penalty will be applicable and the answer will be taken as wrong answer. No penalty for unanswered questions.
Application forms will be available in all major Post Offices in the mid-of-Febuary
Rs. 50 /- Open category students. SC/ST candidates are NOT required to pay the fees. Affix single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp on the standard Application Form.
STAGE 2: MAIN EXAMINATION
Total Marks: 2000 (Marks of English and Marathi will not be counted for final result).
APPLICATION FORM: Application form for UPSE 2012 Main examination will be supplied by UPSC, only to those who qualify in the Prelims examination.
• English (Standard of exam will be of 10 th STD. Qualifying nature. Marks of this subject will not be considered for final ranking): 300 Marks
• Marathi (Standard of exam will be of 10 th STD. Qualifying nature. Marks of this subject will not be considered for final ranking): 300 Marks
• General Studies (2 question papers): 300 Marks each. Standard of exam will be of Graduation level
STAGE 3: INTERVIEW • Interview will probably be held every year between Mar and April.
• Total Marks : 300
The total marks obtained by you in the Main examination as well as Interview will determine your final rank.
UPSE 2012 Educational Qualification: Any degree or equivalent from any Indian University or other educational institution deemed as a University or possess an equivalent qualification (No restriction on the basis of marks, class or duration of the course.). A candidate in final year of the degree course can also apply in Prelims exam but must provide a proof of the qualification at the time of applying for Main exam.