First set up in 1st October 1926 and later after independence and the formation of the constitution on 26th January 1950 it was given a constitutional status and was named as Union Public Service Commission or the UPSC. It is the premium agency in India which has the authority to conduct Civil Services Examination. In addition to this it also conducts examinations to recruit candidates for certain Defense posts in agreement with the Ministry of Defense. The toughest examination as we all know would be the Indian Administrative Services Exam or the IAS, which is the most rewarding as well is conducted by the UPSC. The examinations conducted by the UPSC is for the recruitment of suitable candidates for the administration of the country’s affairs. The success rate of qualifying in the UPSC is very less and considering the number of candidates applying for the examination it is very difficult to get into the UPSC posts. The posts for which UPSC conducts examinations are classified as Group A and Group B. They also provide government jobs in chennai.
Group A consists of the most valued post Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and other posts which are equally valuable such as Indian Police Service (IPS). Group A posts are the most premier and the toughest examinations of all in Indian Government and once a person is selected in IAS or IFS would not be able to apply for any of the other exams which would be conducted by UPSC, as there is no bigger exam to apply for in the UPSC. In 2015 more than 4 lakh candidates applied for IAS examination and only a mere 1078 were selected, which shows the tough competition faced by the candidates and the level of hard work required to clear the examination. The examination pattern consists of 3 parts the first would be a preliminary exam where there would be two papers for 200 marks each on General Studies and Aptitude respectively. The second exam would be the IAS main exam which consists of 9 papers on English, General Studies, Language and optional subjects. The final round would be an interview round which would be conducted to the candidates who clear all the exams with the prescribed cut offs, the interview would be conducted only in UPSC Bhavan located in New Delhi. The number of attempts that would be given to a general candidate would be 6 and the age limit for the candidate is a maximum of 32 years.
Group B consists of services such as Railway Board Secretariat Service, Armed Forces, Civil and Police Services for Union territories such as Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands etc. The major difference between Group A and Group B is that the Group A employees exercise higher power and hold a better rank compared to Group B.
UPSC offers a lot of government jobs in chennai like all the other parts of India. On the whole getting selected in UPSC is a humongous task and involves a lot of preparation but once a candidate qualifies and gets through the interview it changes everything. The lifestyle, benefits enjoyed and the respect gained by the candidate would be worth all the efforts. The candidates selected would be posted in the country’s most high valued jobs.
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