Indin Adminstration Service (IAS) Despite the tremendous growth of the private sector in India, the Civil Services remains among the most coveted careers in the country. And quite naturally so, after all where else would one get the power to really influence the lives of thousands of people and be able to bring about a change in society. In addition to the obvious altruistic motives are the tangible benefit of job security (practically recession-free), enormous respect, a very competitive salary, a standing in society and lifelong government perks, making the Civil Services a much sought after career. The Preliminary Examination conducted by the UPSC consists of two papers of objective type. Civil Services Aptitude Test The new Recruitment Process of Civil Services Exam conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is called the CSAT or the Civil Services Aptitude Test and would consist of two papers- Paper I and Paper II. (Paper 1) Current events of national and international importance History of India and Indian national movement Indian and World Geography Indian Polity and governance Economic and social development General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change General science. (Paper II) Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills Logical reasoning and analytical ability Decision making and problem solving General mental ability Basic numeracy English language comprehension skills Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level
Mans Paper is conducted for candidates who qualify for Prelims. The subject for this can be selected by the candidate himself.