Welcome to IAS Prelims

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to the various Civil Services of the Government of India, including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. The examination is one of the toughest examination in the world with success rate of 0.1%-0.3% with more than 500,000 applicants.

It is conducted in three phases
a) The Preliminary Examination, consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies and Aptitude Test),
b) Main examination, consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type
c) Personality Test (Interview).

The entire process from the notification of the Preliminary examination to declaration of the final results takes roughly one year

Civil Service Exam Timetable 2014

Examination Name Date of Commencement Duration
Preliminary Examination 24.08.2014 (SUNDAY) 1 Day
Main Examination 14.12.2014 (SUNDAY) 5 Days
Interview 09.04.2014 to 05.06.2014 -