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Important Details about - Civil Services (Prel) Exam, 2010 UPSC

Important Details about - Civil Services (Prel) Exam, 2010 UPSC

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• Name of Examination - Civil Services (Prel) Exam, 2010

• Date of Notification - 02 Jan 2010

• Last date for receipt of examination - Date 01 Feb 2010

• Date of examination - (Monday) 23 May 2010

• Duration of exam - Sunday 1 Day


Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examination, which can be purchased from the Designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix III of the notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty only).

Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination.

All applications must reach the "Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069" either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 1st February, 2010.

3. Penalty for wrong answer (In objective type paper).
Candidates should note that their will be penalty (Negative Marking) answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Question Papers.

4. Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted.

Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.

5. Services/posts to which recruitment is to be made through the Civil Services (Prel) Exam, 2010 are :

(i) Indian Administrative Service.

(ii) Indian Foreign Service.

(iii) Indian Police Service.

(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.

(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group 'A'

(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

(viii) Indian Revenue Service, Group ‘A’.

(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A' (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.

(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.

(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.

(xv) Post of Assistant Security Officer, Group 'A' in Railway Protection Force.

(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.

(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.

(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group "A" (GR.III)

(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"

(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.

(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.

(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'

6. The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 965. The number of vacancies is liable to alteration.

7. The examination will be held at the following centres :

8. The candidates should note that no request for change of centre will normally be granted. However when a candidate desires a change in centre from the one he had indicated in his Application Form for the Examination, he must send a letter addressed to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, giving full justification as to why he desires a change in centre.

Such requests will be considered on merits but requests received in the Commission’s Office after 3rd March, 2010 will not be entertained under any circumstances nor will such communications be replied to.

9. The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages
(i) Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and

(ii) Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.

Applications are now invited for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Main Examination will have to apply again in the detailed application form which would be supplied to them.

The Main Examination is likely to be held in October/November, 2010.

10. Age Limits For - Civil Services (Prel) Exam, 2010
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2010, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1980 and not later than 1st August, 1989.

(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:

(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

(iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.

(iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof:

(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2010 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2010)
otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.
(vi) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2010 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month's notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

11. The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.

These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main) Examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.

The expression Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

12. Minimum Educational Qualifications : - Civil Services (Prel) Exam, 2010
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

13. Number of attempts allowed for Civil Services (Prel) Exam, 2010
Every candidate appearing at the Civil Services Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted four attempts at the examination.

Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates who are otherwise eligible.

Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be seven.

This relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.


COMMUNI January 05, 2010  

Thanks for the info.

deeps January 06, 2010  

thanks for that information to begin the year well...

sm,  January 07, 2010  


sm,  January 07, 2010