Gain More Information About the Union Public Service Commission and the UPSC Exam

UPSC is a very important institution in India. UPSC is one of the very few independent institutions of India which has complete freedom from external control. UPSC functions independently like the Election Commission of India and the Higher Judiciary of India. UPSC full form is the Union Public Service Commission. This article gives brief information about the UPSC and the UPSC exam.

The most well-known and most popular examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission is the Civil Service Examination, which is used to recruit eligible candidates for 24 different civil services in India. The other important national level exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission are Combined Geo-Scientist Examination, Central Armed Police Forces Exam, Indian Economic Service – Indian Statistical Service Examination, National Defence Academy Exam, Combined Defence Services, Engineering Services Exam. UPSC is responsible for appointments to and examinations for Group A posts of the Union Government under different professions. UPSC recruits Group ‘A’ officers to the Union Government Law Services, Union Government Functionality Services, Union Government Architecture Services,  Union Government Natural Resources Services, Union Government Health Science Services,  Union Government Engineering Services, Union Government Defence Services, and Union Government Civil Services.

Some of the important functions of UPSC are it should be consulted on all matters relating to suitability of candidates for transfers, promotions, transfers; making the required promotions, making the required transfers from one service to another service, making appointments to various departments, advising the President on matters referred to them, on any claim for the award of a pension in respect of injuries sustained by a person while serving in a civil capacity, etc.

One of the most important exams conducted by the UPSC is the upsc exam. UPSC exam is a very gruelling examination. UPSC exam consists of Prelims stage, Mains stage, and the Interview stage. The Prelims stage of the UPSC exam consists of two papers – General Studies Paper – I, and General Studies Paper – II. General Studies Paper – II is also known as Civil Service Aptitude paper. The Mains stage of the UPSC exam consists of 9 different papers. Two papers are compulsory Language papers. One of them is the English language paper and the other Language paper should be chosen by the candidates. Both these papers are qualifying in nature. Students have to appear for one Essay paper, and there will be two optional papers. Students have to choose one optional subject from a big list of around 40 optional subjects. The Mains stage of the UPSC exam has 4 General Studies papers.