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Old September 15th, 2016, 06:15 PM
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Hi I want to prepare for the UPSC IAS exam so can you please tell me that what is the duration of the exam so I can have an idea??
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Old September 15th, 2016, 07:03 PM
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Well the IAS exam as usual will be held in three phases.

The entrance exam for the IAS is called the Civil Service Preliminary Exams.

This is only the qualifying exam for writing the mains exam.

It comprises of two papers with multiple choice questions each for two hours.


You must be a citizen of India.

A degree from a Central, State or Deemed university

You must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on August 1 of the year of examination.

Numbers of attempts

General category candidates: 6 [6]
OBC category candidates = 9
SC/ST Candidates = 16

Services Under IAS

Group A Services

Indian Foreign Service
Indian Administrative Service
Indian Police Service
Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax)
Indian Revenue Service (CBEC)
Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
Indian Audit and Accounts Service
Indian Defence Accounts Service
Indian Ordnance Factories Service
Indian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts Service
Indian Railway Traffic Service
Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Railway Personnel Service
Railway Protection Force
Indian Defence Estates Service
Indian Information Service
Indian Trade Service
Indian Corporate Law Service

Group B Services

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service
Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service
Pondicherry Civil Service
Pondicherry Police Service
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