Finally On 5th March,2013 after so much delay, UPSC had published the Notification for the Civil Services Preliminary Exam, 2013. The Notification was earlier, scheduled to be out in the First week of feb, but it gets delayed and delayed due to some Administrative reasons and Finally made public on 5th March, 2013.
This year, UPSC is going to conduct the Civil Services Preliminary Exam on 26th May, while the MAIN Examination is likely to be held by the year end i.e in NOV/DEC, 2013. The Online Registration had already started and the Last Date for Submitting the Online Application is 4th April, 2013.
What’s New In UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 ?
Applicants who are going to appear in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013, must note that there are few changes in the Pattern of the MAINS Examination.
Some of the Major changes, that take place in the Scheme of Examination is as under:
More weigthage for General Studies and Aptitude Paper in MAINS ExamEnglish Language Paper Marks will now be included in the Grand Total.A New General Studies Paper having Questions on “Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude” are included in the MAINS Paper. The Total Wightage for this paper is 250 Marks.These are only some of the changes. For Complete Scheme and Pattern of Civil Services Exam 2013, applicants are advised to go through the Detailed Notification given at the end of this post.
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013 : Vacancy Details
Number of Vacancies: The Total Number of vacancies advertised for various Services is approximately 1000. However, the Final Number may be different in due course of time.
Applicants who are declared successful in the Civil Services Exam, 2013 (After the MAINS and Personality Test), will have a chance to get a Job in one of the 24 Prestigious Services in India including IAS, IPS, IFC and Other Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Services.
Who is Eligible to Appear in the UPSC Civil Serives Exam 2013 ?
Applicants willing to apply and appear in one of the most Prestigious Exam, must have to full fill the below mentioned Eligibility conditions.
1) Age Limit: Applicants must be over 18 year and not more than 30 years of Age (As on 01-08-2013). However, age Relaxations are there for Reserved Category Candidates.
2) Educational Qualifications: The Minimum requirement is Graduation, therefore, You must have completed Degree in any discipline from a recognised University of India
3) Physical Requirement: Applicants must be physically fit for the services and must meet the Physical Standards as mentioned in the Notification.
4) No of Attempts: There is a restriction on number of times, you appear for Civil Services Exam.Here is the Category-wise break-up of attempts that a candidate can undertake
For General Category: FourFor OBC: SevenFor Physically Handicapped: SevenSC/ST: No Limit How to Apply ?
Applicants must note that the Last Date to Apply Online is 4th April 2013 at 11:59 Pm, after that the Online Application Link will be disabled.Applicants are advised in their own interest to apply well in advance to avoid any last minute trouble.
Application Fee: The Cost of Application is Only Rs 200.Applicants can deposit the fee either through Offline Mode OR Online Mode
In Offline Mode, you have pay the Fees through the System Generated Challan form in any SBI Bank Branch in IndiaIn Online Mode, you can pay the Fees through the Internet Bank Facility/Credit Cards/Debit Cards of SBI Or its 5 Associate Banks.Note: Women Candidates and candidates belonging to reserved contains (SC/ST/PH) are exempted from paying the fees
Online Application: Only Online Application is accepted by UPSC, therefore, applicants will have to apply Online at their Official Website www.upsconline.nic.in from 5th March 2013 to 4th April, 2013.
Before proceeding for Online Application, applicants must have the Scanned copy of their Photograph and Signature.
Applicants will have to Carefully fill the Online Application form, by following the On-Screen Instructions. After submitting the form, the system will generate an Application form, that must be preserved for future references
Download Notice: To be very Honest, i strictly advise applicants to go through the Official Notification here and accordingly submit the Online Application before the last Date.
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