Civil Services Mains Language Paper Sindhi Syllabus

CIVIL SERVICES MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER SINDHI SYLLABUS: In UPSC mains exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In upsc mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. Previously, we have shared IAS MAINS Indian Language Paper Oriya Syllabus. Sindhi is one of the optional in the IAS main exam. You can opt for the Sindhi language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Sindhi language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Sindhi literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each UPSC mains Sindhi paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Civil services Sindhi language mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of Civil services Sindhi mains exam.



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(Answers must be written in Sindhi) (Arabic or Devanagari script)


  1. (a) Origin and evolution of Sindhi language- views of different scholars.
    (b) Significant linguistic features of Sindhi language, including those pertaining to its phonology, morphology and syntax.
    (c) Major dialects of the Sindhi language.
    (d) Sindhi vocabulary-stages of its growth, including those in the pre-partition and post-partition periods.
    (e) Historical study of various Writing Systems (Scripts) of Sindhi.
    (f) Changes in the structure of Sindhi language in India, after partition, due to an influence of other languages and social conditions.Section-B
  2. Sindhi literature through the ages in context of socio-cultural conditions in the respective periods :
    a. Early medieval literature up to 1350 A.D. including folk literature.
    b. Late medieval period from 1350 A.D. to 1850 A.D.
    c. Renaissance period from 1850 A.D. to 1947 A.D.
    d. Modern period from 1947 and onwards.
    (Literary genres in Modern Sindhi literature and experiments in poetry, drama, novel, short story, essay, literary criticism, biography, autobiography, memoirs, and travelogues.)


(Answers must be written in Sindhi)
(Arabic or Devanagari script).
This paper will require the first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.

References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.
(1) Poetry
a. “Shah Jo Choond Shair” : ed. H.I. Sadarangani, Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages)
b. “Sachal Jo Choond Kalam” : ed. Kalyan B. Advani Published by Sahitya Akademi (Kafis only)
c. “Sami-a-ja Choond Sloka” : ed. B.H. Nagrani Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages)
d. “Shair-e-Bewas” : by Kishinchand Bewas (“Saamoondi Sipoon” portion only)
e. “Roshan Chhanvro” : Narayan Shyam
f. “Virhange Khanpoije Sindhi Shair jee Choond” : ed. H.I. Sadarangani Published by Sahitya Akademi

(2) Drama
g. “Behtareen Sindhi Natak” (One-act Plays) : Edited by M. Kamal Published by Gujarat Sindhi Academy.
h. “Kako Kaloomal” (Full-length Play) : by Madan Jumani

References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.
a. ‘Pakheeara Valar Khan Vichhrya’ (Novel) : by Gobind Malhi
b. ‘Sat Deenhan’ (Novel) : by Krishan Khatwani
c. ‘Choond Sindhi Kahanyoon’ (Short Stories) Vol. III. : Edited by Prem Prakash, Published by Sahitya Akademi.
d. ‘Bandhan’ (Short Stories) : Sundari Uttamchandani
e. ‘Behtareen Sindhi Mazmoon’ (Essays) : Edited by Hiro Thakur, published by Gujarat Sindhi Akademi.
f. ‘Sindhi Tanqeed’ (Criticism) : Edited by Harish Vaswani : Published by Sahitya Akademi.
g. ‘Mumhinjee Hayati-a ja Sona Ropa varqa’ (Autobiography) : by Popati Hiranandani
h. “Dr. Choithram Gidwani” (Biography) : by Vishnu Sharma.

Improve writing skills for Civil services mains Sindhi literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS mains exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep Civil services Sindhi main syllabus and previous papers for reference.

UPSC MAINS Language Paper Telugu Syllabus

UPSC MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER TELUGU SYLLABUS. In UPSC mains exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. Previously, we have shared  UPSC MAINS Language Paper Tamil SyllabusIn UPSC mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. Telugu syllabus is one of the optional in the IAS main exam. You can opt for the Telugu language as an optional subject if you have graduated in the literature of Telugu language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Telugu literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each UPSC mains Telugu syllabus paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Telugu language mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of UPSC Telugu mains exam.


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(Answers must be written in Telugu)


  1. Place of Telugu among Dravidian languages and its antiquity- Etymological history of Telugu, Tenugu and Andhra.
  2. Major linguistic changes in phonological, morphological, grammatical and syntactical levels, from Proto- Dravidian to old Telugu and from old Telugu to Modern Telugu.
  3. Evolution of spoken Telugu when compared to classical Telugu- Formal and functional view of Telugu language.
  4. Influence of other languages and its impact on Telugu.
  5. Modernization of Telugu language. (a) Linguistic and literary movements and their role in modernization of Telugu.
    (b) Role of media in modernization of Telugu (Newspapers, Radio, TV etc.)
    (c) Problems of terminology and mechanisms in coining new terms in Telugu in various discourses including scientific and technical.
  6. Dialects of Telugu-Regional and social variations and problems of standardization.
  7. Syntax-Major divisions of Telugu sentences-simple, complex and compound sentences-Noun and verb predications-Processes of nominlization and relativization- Direct and indirect reporting-conversion processes.
  8. Translation-Problems of translation, cultural, social and idiomatic- Methods of translation-Approaches to translation-Literary and other kinds of translation-various uses of translation.


  1. Literature in Pre-Nannaya Period- Marga and Desi poetry.
  2. Nannaya Period-Historical and literary background of Andhra Mahabharata.
  3. Saiva poets and their contribution- Dwipada, Sataka, Ragada, Udaharana.
  4. Tikkana and his place in Telugu literature.
  5. Errana and his literary works- Nachana Somana and his new approach to poetry.
  6. Srinatha and Potana-Their woks and contribution.
  7. Bhakti poets in Telugu literature- Tallapaka Annamayya, Ramadasu, Tyagayya.
  8. Evolution of prabandhas-Kavya and prabandha.
  9. Southern school of Telugu literature- Raghunatha Nayaka, Chemakura Vankatakavi and women poets- Literary forms like yakshagana, prose and padakavita.
  10. Modern Telugu Literature and literary forms-Novel, Short Story, Drama, Playlet and poetic forms.
  11. Literary Movements : Reformation, Nationalism, Neo-classicism, Romanticism and Progressive, Revolutionary movements.
  12. Digambarakavulu, Feminist and Dalit Literature.
  13. Main divisions of folk literature- Performing folk arts.


(Answers must be written in Telugu)

This paper will require first-hand reading of the prescribed texts and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability, which will be in relation to the following approaches.

i) Aesthetic approach-Rasa, Dhwani, Vakroti and Auchitya-Formal and Structural-Imagery and Symbolism.
ii) Sociological, Historical, Ideological, Psychological approaches.


  1. Nannaya-Dushyanta Charitra (Adiparva 4th Canto verses 5-109)
  2. Tikkana-Sri Krishna Rayabaramu (Udyoga parva -3rd Canto verses 1- 144)
  3. Srinatha-Guna Nidhi Katha (Kasikhandam, 4th Canto, verses 76-133)
  4. Pingali Surana-Sugatri Salinulakatha (Kalapurnodayamu 4 Canto verses, 60-142)
  5. Molla-Ramayanamu (Balakanda including avatarika)
  6. Kasula Purushothama Kavi-Andhra Nayaka SatakamuSection-B
  7. Gurajada Appa Rao-Animutyalu (Short stories)
  8. Viswanatha Satyanarayana-Andhra prasasti
  9. Devulapalli Krishna Sastry- Krishnapaksham (excluding Urvasi and Pravasam)
  10. Sri Sri-Maha prastanam.
  11. Jashuva-Gabbilam (Part I)
  12. C. Narayana Reddy-Karpuravasanta rayalu.
  13. Kanuparti Varalakshmamma-Sarada lekhalu (Part I)
  14. Atreya-N.G.O.
  15. Racha konda Visswanatha Sastry- Alpajaeevi.

Improve writing skills for UPSC mains Telugu literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS mains exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep UPSC Telugu main syllabus and previous papers for reference.

UPSC MAINS Management Syllabus

CIVIL SERVICES MAINS MANAGEMENT SYLLABUS: There are 2 optional papers in UPSC MAINS EXAM. In Civil services mains examination paper 6 & 7 are optional subject papers. Management subject comes under Civil services or IAS optional subject. Students who have basics of major subjects in management like HR, Finance, Marketing, Operations are sound then you must definitely take this optional. Each Management paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Management mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of UPSC 2017 Management mains exam.

The candidate should make a study of the concept and development of management as science and art drawing upon the contributions of leading thinkers of management and apply the concepts to the real life of government and business decision making keeping in view the changes in the strategic and operative environment.



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  1. Managerial Function and Process: Concept and Foundations of Management, Evolution of Management Thoughts; Managerial Functions – Planning, Organizing, Controlling; Decision making; Role of Manager, Managerial skills; Entrepreneurship; Management of innovation; Managing in a global environment, Flexible Systems Management; Social responsibility and managerial ethics; Process and customer orientation; Managerial processes on direct and indirect value chain.
  2. Organisational Behaviour and Design: Conceptual model of organization behaviour; The individual processes – personality, values and attitude, perception, motivation, learning and reinforcement, work stress and stress management; The dynamics of organization behaviour – power and politics, conflict and negotiation, leadership process and styles, communication; The Organizational Processes – decision-making, job design; Classical, Neoclassical and Contingency approaches to organizational design; Organizational theory and design – organizational culture, managing cultural diversity, learning organization; organizational change and development; Knowledge-Based Enterprise – systems and processes; Networked and virtual organizations.
  3. Human Resource Management: HR challenges; HRM functions; The future challenges of HRM; Strategic Management of human resources; Human resource planning; Job analysis; Job evaluation; Recruitment and selection; Training and development; Promotion and transfer; Performance management; Compensation management and benefits; Employee morale and productivity; Management of organizational climate and Industrial relations; Human resources accounting and audit; Human resource information system; International human resource management.
  4. Accounting for Managers: Financial accounting – concept, importance and scope, generally accepted accounting principles, preparation of financial statements with special reference to analysis of a balance sheet and measurement of business income, inventory valuation and depreciation, financial statement analysis, fund flow analysis, the statement of cash flows; Management accounting – concept, need, importance and scope; Cost accounting – records and processes, cost ledger and control accounts, reconciliation and integration between financial and cost accounts; Overhead cost and control, Job and process costing, Budget and budgetary control, Performance budgeting, Zero-base budgeting, relevant costing and costing for decision-making, standard costing and variance analysis, marginal costing and absorption costing.
  5. Financial Management: Goals of finance function; Concepts of value and return; Valuation of bonds and shares; Management of working capital: Estimation and financing; Management of cash, receivables, inventory and current liabilities; Cost of capital; Capital budget- 42 Employment News 31 May – 6 June 2014 ing; Financial and operating leverage; Design of capital structure: theories and practices; Shareholder value creation: dividend policy, corporate financial policy and strategy, management of corporate distress and restructuring strategy; Capital and money markets: institutions and instruments; Leasing, hire purchase and venture capital; Regulation of capital market; Risk and return: portfolio theory; CAPM; APT; Financial derivatives: option, futures, swap; Recent reforms in financial sector.
  6. Marketing Management: Concept, evolution and scope; Marketing strategy formulation and components of marketing plan; Segmenting and targeting the market; Positioning and differentiating the market offering; Analyzing competition; Analyzing consumer markets; Industrial buyer behaviour; Market research; Product strategy; Pricing strategies; Designing and managing Marketing channels; Integrated marketing communications; Building customer satisfaction, Value and retention; Services and non-profit marketing; Ethics in marketing; Consumer protection; Internet marketing; Retail management; Customer relationship management; Concept of holistic marketing.


  1. Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making: Descriptive statistics – tabular, graphical and numerical methods, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, inferential statisticssampling distributions, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing for differences between means and proportions, inference about population variances, Chisquare and ANOVA, simple correlation and regression, time series and forecasting, decision theory, index numbers; Linear programming – problem formulation, simplex method and graphical solution, sensitivity analysis.
  2. Production and Operations Management: Fundamentals of operations management; Organizing for production; Aggregate production planning, capacity planning, plant design: process planning, plant size and scale of operations, Management of facilities; Line balancing; Equipment replacement and maintenance; Production control; Supply chain management – vendor evaluation and audit; Quality management; Statistical process control, Six Sigma; Flexibility and agility in manufacturing systems; World class manufacturing; Project management concepts, R&D management, Management of service operations; Role and importance of materials management, value analysis, make or buy decision; Inventory control, MRP; Waste management.
  3. Management Information System: Conceptual foundations of information systems; Information theory; Information resource management; Types of information systems; Systems development – Overview of systems and design; System development management life-cycle, Designing for online and distributed environments; Implementation and control of project; Trends in information technology; Managing data resources – Organising data; DSS and RDBMS; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Expert systems, e-Business architecture, e- Governance; Information systems planning, Flexibility in information systems; User involvement; Evaluation of information systems.
  4. Government Business Interface: State participation in business, Interaction between Government, Business and different Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India; Government’s policy with regard to Small Scale Industries; Government clearances for establishing a new enterprise; Public Distribution System; Government control over price and distribution; Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and The Role of voluntary organizations in protecting consumers’ rights; New Industrial Policy of the Government: liberalization, deregulation and privatisation; Indian planning system; Government policy concerning development of Backward areas/regions; The Responsibilities of the business as well as the Government to protect the environment; Corporate Governance; Cyber Laws.
  5. Strategic Management: Business policy as a field of study; Nature and scope of strategic management, Strategic intent, vision, objectives and policies; Process of strategic planning and implementation; Environmental analysis and internal analysis; SWOT analysis; Tools and techniques for strategic analysis – Impact matrix: The experience curve, BCG matrix, GEC mode, Industry analysis, Concept of value chain; Strategic profile of a firm; Framework for analysing competition; Competitive advantage of a firm; Generic competitive strategies; Growth strategies – expansion, integration and diversification; Concept of core competence, Strategic flexibility; Reinventing strategy; Strategy and structure; Chief Executive and Board; Turnaround management; Management of strategic change; Strategic alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions; Strategy and corporate evolution in the Indian context.
  6. International Business: International Business Environment: Changing composition of trade in goods and services; India’s Foreign Trade: Policy and trends; Financing of International trade; Regional Economic Cooperation; FTAs; Internationalisation of service firms; International production; Operation Management in International companies; International Taxation; Global competitiveness and technological developments; Global e-Business; Designing global organisa-tional structure and control; Multicultural management; Global business strategy; Global marketing strategies; Export Management; Export- Import procedures; Joint Ventures; Foreign Investment: Foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment; Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions; Foreign Exchange Risk Exposure Management; World Financial Markets and International Banking; External Debt Management; Country Risk Analysis.

Civil services mains management syllabus is vast but easy to understand. Civil services mains management syllabus Paper 1 is largely theoretical and contains conceptual questions. Mains Management syllabus paper 2 is Problem-solving questions and Few theoretical questions. It is strongly recommended that candidate must prepare total syllabus & previous papers of Civil services management optional paper thoroughly. I hope this article will help you in preparing IAS mains management optional subject.

Best IAS Coaching Classes in Bangalore

Get Best IAS Coaching classes in Bangalore and contact details of them. Here are the Best Coaching institutes for Civil Services in Bangalore. Earlier we’ve provided IAS Coaching Classes in Delhi. Below you can get Top Coaching Institutions for UPSC Exams along with the details like about the Coaching Center, Fee, Contact details, New Batches Schedule and Branches in Bangalore area. Here we mentioned about few IAS Coaching Institutions. They are the Best IAS Coaching Classes in Bangalore.

Best IAS Coaching Classes in Bangalore

Best IAS Coaching Classes in Bangalore

Pragnya IAS Academy

About Institute: Pragnya IAS Academy believe that values, trust, purpose, capacity, commitment, intention, and action create the unique bonds that build leaders of the Future India”. Known for its multiple modes of delivering the same topic so as to ensure conceptual clarity.

New batches starting from 5 October

Top Faculty

  1. S. Puttaswamy – Retd. IAS
  2. N. Prabhakar – Retd. IAS
  3. K. Srinivas – Retd. IPS

Contact Details

No.1514, First floor, 19th Main, Sector 1, HSR Layout, Bangalore-560 102.


Contact no: +91 9880487071


About Institute: Rau’s IAS is one of the leading IAS coaching institutes in Bangalore. Rau’s IAS has been successfully guiding students, preparing for the toughest competitive exam of the country, i.e. Indian Administrative Service Exam/Civil Service Examination, since 1953.

Courses available

  • General Studies Integrated (Pre-cum-Mains) classroom course, in English medium only, which is available in Regular and Weekend mode of classes.
  • Optional subjects for Main exam, in English medium only, which are available in Regular mode of classes.

Contact details

2nd Floor, AKS Plaza, 10 Industrial Layout, Jyoti Niwas College (JNC) Road, 5th Block Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560 095,

Contact No: 080 – 255 35536/ 37/ 38/ 39, 9916035536

Achiever IAS classes

About Institute: The purpose of the Institution has been solely focused on providing instruction and training on all levels for IAS Competition. It aims to provide programs that can help our students peak their performance to the best of their capabilities and reach the heights of their careers through determination and sheer focus along-side preparing them to be responsible members of the society.

Courses offered


Top Faculty

  1. S K SINGH – Former, Member of UPSC Interview Board.
  2. ANSHU SHARMA – Alumna of IIM, Bangalore. Rich Experience in Guiding IAS Aspirants for 13+ years.
  3. PRAKASH ADNUR – Retired Commissioner of Income Tax, Bangalore.

Contact details

#1360, 2nd floor, above Philips showroom, near mega mart, Marenhalli,100ft road, Jayanagar 9th Block, Bangalore

Contact No: 09916082261



About Institute: It is Bangalore’s well-known Institute preparing candidates for all types of Civil Services Examination. The teaching faculty of the Institute has been drawn from highly qualified and experienced teachers from across India. Their programme includes, daily as well as weekend classes.

Courses offered

  1. Complete Prelims: 4-6 Months
  2. Complete Mains: 4-5 Months
  3. Optional (Anthropology): 3 Months

Top Faculty

  1. Dr Arjun Bopanna
  2. Dr Sahana
  3. Miss Banupriya

Contact Details

#18, 2nd Floor, Near Hebbal Police Station, Bellary Main Road, Hebbal, Bangalore: 560024


Contact Number: 9886151564, 9886777417, 080 421039363

Why to go online for IAS Coaching Classes?

Many IAS aspirants are opting online preparation instead of offline coaching institutes for civil services exam preparation. This helps them in saving their time of travelling and free them from time bound class schedules. They use this time in doing revision work. Online coaching sites such as Superprofs are providing best quality video lectures from experts.

Top Professors for IAS Coaching Classes at SuperProfs

Name: Dr. Kumar Nalin

Dr. Kumar Nalin is a renowned faculty of history for civil services and famous for his analytical approach. He is educated from Delhi university. He is associated with so many IAS Institute such as Chanakya IAS, Samkalp IAS, Royal IAS, Kumar IAS, Ravindra IAS etc. He has written the best selling book “HISTORY” for UGC-NET Published by Arihant Publication, Delhi. He is also associated with Delhi University as a visiting professor.

Name: Dr. Ravi Agrahari 

Dr. Ravi P. Agrahari is a Ph.D, from IIT Delhi India. He completed his Masters in Botany in 2002 from the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, UP, India. He continued with his interest in higher education and won Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Govt. of India. He joined as a Research Scholar at I.I.T. Delhi, New Delhi in 2010 and is currently holding a position of Research Scientist in IIT Delhi.

Dr. Agrahari has taught for more than 13 years to UPSC and CSIR-NET/GATE aspirants. Some of the institutes where Dr. Agrahari has taught are Chanakya IAS Academy, Jamia Millia Islamia, Rau’s IAS Academy, Classic IAS Academy, Ensemble IAS, ETEN IAS etc. His areas of interest are Environmental Sciences and Science and Technology. Over the years, he has guided over 20,000 students in the field of science and technology.

Name: Prof. Rushikesh Dudhat

An Engineer by Education, Rushikesh Dudhat is associated with premier institutes of civil services test preparation in Delhi. Geography was one of his optionals when Rushikesh was preparing for the civil services examination. He was interviewed twice and since then he has been actively involved in teaching geography for optional as well as for general studies. His USP lies in making students understand Geographical concepts in simple language & sharing unique methods of remembering factual Geography.

Name: Dr Hari Teja

 Education Qualification

MPFB from Edith Cowan University, Australia

PGD (Industrial Relations and Personal Management) from Annamalai University

UGC NET qualified in Human Rights in 2013

APSET qualified in Economics in 2013

8 National Seminars + 2 International Seminars + 1 online course (Disaster Management)

Pursing Ph.D. in JJT university …(Topic:- Psycho Social Relations in context of Disaster Management)

State 12th Rank in LAWCET Exam in 2010 & 8th Rank in 2011.

Experience into Civils:-

  1. Areas of Expertise
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian History
  • Security Issues
  • GS Paper  – 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Working Experience

  • Worked in business school as guest faculty in Vizag
  • Worked as civils service faculty in Vizag / Hyd/ Delhi /Bangalore

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Maximum Age Limit For Civil Services Exam

UPSC Exam Age Limit |Get details about MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT FOR UPSC INDIAN CIVIL SERVICE EXAM. Earlier we’ve provided Maximum Attempts to Apply for UPSC Exams. Union Public Service Commission is the authorized central agency to release the eligibility details and to conduct the UPSC IAS examination. UPSC has announced Notification for the Indian civil service exam. The candidates applying for the UPSC Indian civil service examination should ensure that they fulfill Age relaxation conditions. Maximum age limit for UPSC Indian civil service exam for various categories are given below.

Check UPSC Exam Online Application Procedure

UPSC exam age limit

UPSC Exam Age Limit


A candidate must have the age between 21 to 32 years on August 1 of 2016. Prescribed age. For OBC the upper age limit is 35, SC and ST the limit is 37 years. Physically Disabled (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) – 42 years

Jammu & Kashmir Domicile:

General Category: 37 years

OBC: 40 years

SC/ST: 42 years

PH: 50 years

Here you can find out detailed age limit conditions for UPSC Indian civil service (IAS) exam as per Notification

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2016 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1984 and not later than 1st August, 1995. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately.

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

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

(ii) up to 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) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989;

(iv) up to 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) up to 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, 2016 and have been released;

(a) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2016 otherwise than by way of dismissal or  discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or

(b) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or

(c) on invalidment.

(vi) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2016 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 months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

(vii) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Note I:—Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of Rule 6(b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

Note II:—The term Ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as Ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.

 Note III:—The age concession under Rule 6(b)(v) and (vi) will not be admissible to Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who are released on own request.

Note IV:—Notwithstanding the provision of age relaxation under Rule 6(b)(vii) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Government.

Save as provided above, the age-limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed. 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 Indian Civil Service (Mains) 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/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the Instruction include the alternative certificates mentioned above.

Note 1:—Candidate should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Commission, and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note 2:—Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

change will be allowed subsequently or at any other Examination of the Commission on any grounds whatsoever.

Note 3:- The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the online Application Form for the Preliminary Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.

How to prepare personality test for UPSC exam

Get details about the process & procedure of personality test for UPSC exam. UPSC personality test is third (final) stage in civil services examination. Candidates about double the number of vacancies are selected through the mains exams and called to appear for the personality test. There are 275 marks for personality (interview) test. Personality test is approximately 45 minutes but can stretch sometimes to 1 hour also. It depends upon the nature of questions and the way the candidate answers in IAS Personality Test.  It’s not a test of knowledge, but a test of personality, suitability of the candidate. Personality Test for UPSC  exam or the interview of the Civil Services exam is conducted in Delhi at the UPSC office.

Personality Test for UPSC Exam

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2. Max Age limit for UPSC
3. UPSC Mains Admit Card

An interview is a conversation where questions are asked and answers are given. It’s not about how many questions you did not answer, rather, how you answered the ones you answered. They can ask just about anything under the sun. The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to evaluate the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities, but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, and intellectual and moral integrity.

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation that is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

The interview is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidate, which has been already tested through written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study, but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of all well-educated youth.


Prepare personality test for UPSC exam

Before you leave for the interview make sure you have the following documents:

I. Questionnaire:
  The seven page questionnaire is required for the research and analysis section of UPSC and is used for assessing background information of the candidate appearing for the personality test/ interview. The questionnaire is divided into sections

  1. General Information
    2. Background of the candidate
    3. Employment status
    4. Previous Civil Services attempts
    5. Competitive exams cleared
    6. Reasons for interest in Civil Services
    7. Education particulars
    8. Background of Parents/Guardian
    9. Source of information for Civil Services
    10. Coaching attended
    11. Number of attempts made for Civil Services
    12. Optional subject chosen2. Attestation Form:The attestation form is to be filled with required details including residence, nationality education etc and is to be signed by a Gazetted officer before being submitted at the time of the interview.

The Questionnaire, Attestation Form and TA Form are available at:

If you have applied under SC or ST or OBC, or Physically Handicapped category then fill in and submit the respective certificate. The certificate is available for print out at:

Tips for UPSC interview

Focus on body language and posture. Improve your communication skills. Answer questions with confident. Don’t lie. Get straight to point, avoid long expressions. Know you strengths and weakness clearly. Prepare about your bio data, hobbies and optional subject. Don’t compromise your moral integrity. Know your problems in your district, state and country. Don’t stop reading newspaper. Don’t be swayed by rumors. Be comfortable with what you wear. Take mock IAS interviews and topics about Personality Test for UPSC exam. Revise all upsc previous interview questions. never try to bluff or concoct an answer if you are not sure about it. Just politely tell them that you don’t know. And finally use common sense.

In this article you can find out Personality Test for UPSC exam, documents to be carry to personality test, the way of IAS interview and some tips for interview. Start preparation along with mains (written test). Never underestimate the persons in the board. Be serious about the final test(interview) preparation. Marks in the personality test play a determining role in final selection of the candidate.

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