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CSE (Mains.): Civil Services Exams (Mains)

Phase-II This is the next phase of the selection process for the civil services.

 One who qualifies in the first phase that is the CSE (pre.) exam is required to apply again on the form sent by the UPSC for mains exams. This is descriptive in nature students are asked to appear in the following papers-

Paper-I: Only of a qualifying nature - one in any Modern Indian Language (MIL)-of 300 marks

Paper-II: Only of a qualifying nature - one in English of 300 marks

Paper-III: the compulsory Essay Paper, to be written in the medium of the candidate’s    choice. This paper will carry 250 marks.

There will be four compulsory papers of General Studies of 250 marks each

Paper-IV: Indian Heritage & Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society),

Paper-V : Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Paper-VI: Technology, Economic Development, Bio Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

 Paper-VII:  Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude.

Candidates will have to take an optional subject with two papers of 250 marks each. The optional subject can be selected from a list of 25 core subjects and literature of 22 languages in the 8th Schedule and English.-

Papers VIII: First paper of the selected option

Papers IX: Second paper of the selected option

2-3 times of the available vacancies are sent for the next phase.  Approximately 12-15 thousands candidate appear in this phase every year.


The personality test/interview:

It carries 275 marks. The marks scored in the phase II exams (paper III to paper IX) are added to that of scored in the interview and then a combine merit is prepared and then the final result is declared. 

It is interesting to note that the final results are usually announced two to five days before the next preliminary examination!

The selected candidates are sent for the foundation training at the “Lal Bahadur Shastry National Academy of Administration” situated at Mussouriein in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand.

Cadres Allocation:

After being selected for the IAS, candidates are allocated to "cadres." There is one cadre in each Indian state, except for three joint cadres: Assam–Meghalaya, Manipur–Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh–Goa–Mizoram–Union Territories (AGMUT).

The ratio of officers who are posted in their home states is called "insider-outsider ratio". It is maintained as 1:2. The rest are posted outsiders according to the 'roster' in states other than their home states. The candidates, if not placed in the insider vacancy of their home states, were allotted to different states in alphabetic order of the roster, beginning with the letters A, H, M, and T for that particular year. For example if in a particular year the roster begins from 'A', which means the first candidate in the roster will go to the Andhra Pradesh state cadre of IAS, the next one to Bihar, and subsequently to Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and so on in alphabetical order. The next year the roster starts from 'H', for either Haryana or Himachal Pradesh. (If it has started from Haryana in the previous occasion when it all started from 'H', then this time it would start from Himachal Pradesh)



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