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UPSC exams

Please provide details of Civil Services Examination.
The Union Public Service Commission conducts the civil services examination for recruitment into services like Indian Foreign Service, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Central Secretariat Service and Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.

The eligibility criterion for the examination is graduation from a recognised university. The candidate must be between 21-30 years of age.

The Civil Services Examination comprises:
(i) Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)
(i) Civil Services Main Examination
(ii) Personality Test

Civil Service Aptitude Test consists of two papers. Each paper carries a maximum of 200 marks. Questions are objective type. The syllabus includes subjects like Current Events of National and International, History of India, Geography, Economic and Social Development, general issues on Environmental Ecology, General Science, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability and English Language Comprehension skills.

Once you qualify the Civil Service Aptitude Test, you are eligible to take the Main Examination.

Civil Services Main Examination consists of nine papers. All the papers are of descriptive type. These papers are intended to assess the overall intellectual abilities and knowledge of the candidates.

The Personality Test is an interview conducted to assess the candidate’s personality in terms of his intelligence, abilities, traits and values.

You have the option to write your answers either in English or in any one of the Eighth schedule languages, which includes Telugu.

Civil Services Examination is one of the toughest competitive examinations in India. So, if you are aspiring for the Civil Services, you have to be persistent and hard working. You should update yourself with developments across the world. You have to read magazines that can help you improve your knowledge and aptitude. Practising with model question papers will help you pick up speed. Coming to choosing optional, experts advice students to opt for subjects under humanities and social sciences.

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What is the recruitment process for the post of Sub-Inspectors in CBI?
Combined Graduate Level Examination is conducted by UPSC. This exam is held once a year for the post of Sub-Inspectors of Police in Central Bureau of Investigation. The eligibility criterion is graduation with 50 per cent marks. Also, age of the candidate should not exceed 25 years. The application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News in the month of October.

The Scheme of the Examination will be conducted in three Tiers. They are Written Examination, which is Objective Multiple Choice Type, Main Written Examination which is also Objective Multiple Choice Type and Personality Test /Interview or Skill Test. Candidates opting for post of Sub-Inspector in CPOs will have to undergo Physical Endurance Test (PET)/ Medical Examination at any convenient time after declaration of result of Tier I.

The duration of Tier 1 is two hours. The areas of assessment include general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, numerical ability and English Comprehension. The area of assessment in Tier 2 is English Language and Comprehension.
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