CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION – Frequently Asked Question

| July 1, 2014

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION (CSE)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Answers

i. The FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of common issues, and sometimes of fairly complex issues/topics and will often link to more detailed information.

ii.This FAQ is for information purpose only and is not a substitute for Rules. The information provided here would not create any right on part of the individual candidate. In case, there is lack of clarity on any issue, the position indicated in the CSE Rules for the prevailing year governing the CSE would prevail.

iii. The candidates are advised to visit DoPT’s website wwwjersmin.nic.in for information details about CSE, Service Allocation/Cadre Allocation, and Service Profile etc.

FAQ Categories

1. General Instructions on CSE
2. Eligibility condition of candidates for appearing in CSE
3. Reservation Issues
4. Medical examination of candidates
5. Issues relating to candidates belonging to PH category
6. Service AllocationGeneral Instructions

. Under which rules Civil Service Examination (CSE) is conducted?

Civil Services Examination (CSE) is conducted as per provisions contained in the Civil Service Examination Rules notified every year by the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India and published on the web-site of the Union Public Service Comission (UPSC).

. Which agency is responsible for conducting the Civil Service Examination?

The Union Public Service Commission

. What will be the number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of result of a particular Civil Services Examination?

The number of vacancies is specified in the notice issued by the Union Public Service Commission, after getting the details from various cadre controlling authorities (CCAs) for the services to which recruitment is made by the Central Government on the basis of Civil Services Examination (CSE).

. To how many services am I eligible to be recruited on the basis CSE?

Recruitment is generally made to the following services on the basis of Civil Service Examination:

i. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Group ‘A’
ii. The Indian Foreign Service (IF0S), Group A’
iii. The Indian Police Service (IPS), Group ‘A’
iv. The Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service (IAS), Group ‘A’.
y. The Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAS), Group ‘A’.
vi. Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise), (IAS) Gr. “An.
vii. The Indian Defence Accounts Service (IAS), Group ‘A’.
viii. The Indian Revenue Service, (IT) Group ‘A’.
ix. The Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’. (Asstt. Works Manager—Administration).
x. The Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
xi. The Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
xii. The Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
xiii. The Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
xiv. The Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A.
xv. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner. Group ‘A’ in Railway Protection Force.
xvi. The Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
xvii. The Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’,
xviii. Indian Trade Service, Group A (Gr. Ill).
xix. Indian Corporate Law Service. Group ‘A’.
xx. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
xxi. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep. Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B’.
xxii. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service. Group ‘B’.
xxiii. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
xxiv. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

The above mentioned services are categorized / classified into (i) Technical Services and (ii) Non-Technical services,

Based on your medical report, you are either eligible/fit only for all non-technical services (not fit for technical services), both eligible/fit for technical as well as all non-technical services (fit for all services) or eligible/fit for non-technical and some of the technical services or eligible/fit for none of the technical as well as non-technical service (unfit for all services).

. What is a TECHNICAL SERVICE

Those services are treated as Technical Services which require special medical status in terms of vision, height, chest, chest expansion etc.

The Technical services under CSE are as follows.

I. The Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
ii. Railway Protection Force (RPF) Group A,
iii. Indian Police Service, Gr. A,
iv. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service. Group ‘B’.
v. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’
vi. Indian Ordinance Factories Service (lOFS) Group A.

. Which are the Non-Technical services?

The Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Gr. “A”, Indian Revenue Service, (IT) Group ‘A’, Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’, The Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’ Indian Corporate Law Service. Group ‘A’, Delhi,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep. Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’ Eligibility of candidates for appearing in CSE

. Who is eligibility to appear in the Civil Service Examination?

(1) For the f ndian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
(2) For other Services, a candidate must be either- –
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India :

a) Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (C), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India:

b) Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

c) A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

. What age limit has been prescribed for appearing in the Civil Service Examination for different categories of candidates? How many attempts are allowed for the same?

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