The Union Public Services Commission conducts civil services Exam.
It comprises of three stages:
1:Preliminary Examinations: The prelims consists of Paper-1 and Paper-2 .The first paper deals with an optional subject listed for 300 marks and the second paper deals with general studies. Optional subjects to be chosen from the list are, Administration, Sociology Electrical Engineering, , Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Geography Geology, Indian History Chemistry, , Statistics, Zoology. Civil Engineering, Commerce, Economics, , Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Medical Science. The medium of instruction is either Hindi or English with the duration of each paper being restricted to two hrs.
2: Main Examination: The mains comprises of two optional subjects consisting of two papers each valued at 300 marks and an essay carrying 200 marks with the total marks being 2000.Apart from these two more papers regarding Indian language and General English are set to test the candidates linguistic abilities each carrying 300 marks and these have to be cleared compulsorily. The subjects are: Chemistry, Veterinary Science, Botany, and Accountancy, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Commerce Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics Sociology, Statistics, Zoology. Agriculture, Animal Husbandry Electrical Engineering, Geography Political Science and International Relations
3: Interview. : the qualified candidates from the mains will be interviewed at a Board in Delhi. The overall ranking is based on mains and interview.