The Civil Service Examination is conducted by the Union public service commission to recruit the most eligible candidates for the key positions in the civil services of the Government of India. The examination consisted of three phases:
- Preliminary Examination – consists of two Objective Type papers: GS-I & GS-II (qualifying nature)
- Main Examination – Consists of 9 papers which are descriptive in nature. Of the 9 papers two language papers are qualifying in nature and only the rest 4 General studies paper, 1 Essay paper and 2 optional subject papers are accounted for the merit list preparation.
- Personality Test – The personality of the candidate is assessed by the members of the UPSC for their suitability in a career in Civil Services.
The marks obtained by the candidates in the 7 papers in the main examination and Personality test is used to prepare the merit list based on which the candidates are recruited into the pertaining civil services by the UPSC.
The Prelims cum Mains Intensive training program focuses on equipping the aspirants with the right knowledge for approaching all three phases of the recruitment process. The Course concentrates on various aspects of the examination ranging from General studies syllabus from both preliminary and mains examination perspectives, CSAT syllabus and the optional subjects of the candidates choosing. The candidates are also subjected to rigorous testing modules for both prelims and mains examinations over the duration of the course to help crack the various phases of the selection process.