Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Indian Revenue Service (IRS - Group A) officers are recruited through the Indian Civil Services Examinations (ICS) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It is a 3 tier Graduate level examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year.

1. The Civil Services Examination consists of a Preliminary Examination which is an eliminatory and objective type multiple choice test with two compulsory papers. Those who qualify in this Preliminary screening test can appear for the Main Examination. Marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination is not counted for final selection and ranking of a candidate.

2. The Main Examination is a descriptive type of test having compulsory and elective subjects. It includes Essay, General Studies, English Language, one Indian Language and two elective subjects. Those who get the minimum qualifying marks in the Main Examination are called for an Interview/Personality test. English language and Indian language under compulsory category are qualifying type and the marks scored in these papers are not included for final ranking.

3. The Interview/Personality test is normally conducted at New Delhi. Marks obtained in the Main Examination and Interview together decides the final selection and rank of a candidate. Allotment to the cadre depends on the rank and option of a candidate. Advertisements containing the details and the dates of examinations are normally published in the Employment News and other local News Papers.

Civil Services Examinations - Preliminary and Main Examinations - Question Papers










NB: Data courtesy www.upsc.gov.in. For more information please see www.upsc.gov.in. The details provided here are for guidance only and no further correspondence in this regard will be entertained.