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What is UPSC Course?
The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a national competitive examination in India managed by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of the Government of India, along the Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, and Indian Administrative Service.
UPSC examination, is conducted in three phases: a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II.
Also generally known as Civil Service Aptitude Test, and a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type, in which two papers are qualifying and only marks of seven are counted followed by a personality test. Get it here in straightforward and simple language information about UPSC course.
Civil Services Exam is mainly conducted in three stages Prelims, Mains and Interview. The general introduction of which is as follows.
The first phase of the IAS Exam is UPSC Preliminary Examination which is the screening test and thus is qualifying in nature. The score obtained in the UPSC Prelims exam is not calculated in the final merit. However, the score in GS Paper-I is essential to determine the cutoff of the UPSC Prelims Exam. The IAS Prelims Exam paper consists of two papers that are objective-type MCQ-based as opposed to UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam. The UPSC Mains Exam is a descriptive exam consisting of nine papers.
GPSC Exam Introduction
State-wise selection of officers for public services is done by “Gujarat Public Service Commission. The structure of this exam conducted by GPSC since 2000 is similar to the recruitment exam conducted by UPSC for IAS / IPS /IFS /IRS etc. posts. From time to time, UPSC introduced one instead of two optional subjects in General Aptitude in 2010 and Mains in 2013.
There were policy changes like optional subjects. It is largely reflected in the syllabus published by GPSC on January 1, 2014. The new syllabus has come into effect on February 4, 2017. Accordingly, Essay question paper has been included in main examination instead of optional subject. Apart from that, three question papers have been made instead of two question papers of General Studies. Hence GPSC exam preparation will be very useful for students preparing for UPSC exam.