UPSC IAS exam 2016: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the official notification for the civil service IAS exam 2016 by April 23 on its official website upsconline.nic.in. Eligible candidates can submit their application for UPSC IAS exam 2016 till 20 May 2016. The preliminary examination for UPSC IAS exam 2016 will be held on 07 August 2016.
UPSC conducts IAS examination every year to recruit fresher talents into the administrative sector of the country. Six attempts are allowed to every candidate appearing for the UPSC IAS exam. There are three levels of this exam, namely: Preliminary exam, main exam and personality test or interview. Only after clearing all the three rounds, the candidates will be eligible for the posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
How to Apply UPSC IAS exam 2016
Candidates are required to complete the UPSC IAS exam 2016 application form containing two stages. Candidates are also required to pay a fee of Rs 100 (except SC/ST/ Female/Physically Handicapped candidates).
UPSC IAS exam 2016 will comprise of two successive stages: preliminary and main. Only those candidates who qualify the UPSC IAS preliminary examination can appear for the UPSC IAS main examination.
UPSC IAS preliminary examination 2016 will comprise of two compulsory papers (objective type; 200 marks each). The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi and English). The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. Each of the two papers of this examination will be of two hours duration.
UPSC IAS main written examination 2016 will consist of the following papers:
Paper A: Indian Language
Paper B: English
Papers to be counted for merit
Paper-II: General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper-III: General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper-IV: General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-V: General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Paper-VI: Optional Subject – Paper 1
Paper-VII: Optional Subject -Paper 2