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Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Agriculture


Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Physical and social environment as factors of crop distribution and production. Agro ecology; cropping pattern as indicators of environments. Environmental pollution and associated hazards to crops, animals and humans. Climate change International conventions and global initiatives. Green house effect and global warming. Advance tools for ecosystem analysis Remote sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Cropping patterns in different agro-climatic zones of the country. Impact of high-yielding and short-duration varieties on shifts in cropping patterns. Concepts of various cropping and farming systems. Organic and Precision farming. Package of practices for production of important cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fibres, sugar, commercial and fodder crops.

Important features and scope of various types of forestry plantations such as social forestry, agro-forestry, and natural forests. Propagation of forest plants. Forest products. Agro forestry and value addition. Conservation of forest flora and fauna.

Weeds, their characteristics, dissemination and association with various crops; their multiplications; cultural, biological, and chemical control of weeds.

Soil- physical, chemical and biological properties. Processes and factors of soil formation. Soils of India. Mineral and organic constituents of soils and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Essential plant nutrients and other beneficial elements in soils and plants. Principles of soil fertility, soil testing and fertilizer recommendations, integrated nutrient management. Biofertilizers. Losses of nitrogen in soil, nitrogen-use efficiency in submerged rice soils, nitrogen fixation in soils. Efficient phosphorus and potassium use. Problem soils and their reclamation. Soil factors affecting greenhouse gas emission.

Soil conservation, integrated watershed management. Soil erosion and its management. Dry land agriculture and its problems. Technology for stabilizing agriculture production in rain fed areas.

Water-use efficiency in relation to crop production, criteria for scheduling irrigations, ways and means of reducing run-off losses of irrigation water. Rainwater harvesting. Drip and sprinkler irrigation. Drainage of waterlogged soils, quality of irrigation water, effect of industrial effluents on soil and water pollution. Irrigation projects in India.

Farm management, scope, importance and characteristics, farm planning. Optimum resource use and budgeting. Economics of different types of farming systems. Marketing management strategies for development, market intelligence. Price fluctuations and their cost; role of co-operatives in agricultural economy; types and systems of farming and factors affecting them. Agricultural price policy. Crop Insurance.

Agricultural extension, its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, socio-economic survey and status of big, small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers. Training programmes for extension workers. Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies. Non Government Organization (NGO) and self- help group approach for rural development.


Cell structure, function and cell cycle. Synthesis, structure and function of genetic material. Laws of heredity. Chromosome structure, chromosomal aberrations, linkage and cross-over, and their significance in recombination breeding. Polyploidy, euploids and aneuploids. Mutations – and their role in crop improvement. Heritability, sterility and incompatibility, classification and their application in crop improvement. Cytoplasmic inheritance, sex-linked, sex-influenced and sex-limited characters.

History of plant breeding. Modes of reproduction, selfing and crossing techniques. Origin, evolution and domestication of crop plants, center of origin, law of homologous series, crop genetic resources- conservation and utilization. Application of principles of plant breeding, improvement of crop plants. Molecular markers and their application in plant improvement. Pure-line selection, pedigree, mass and recurrent selections, combining ability, its significance in plant breeding. Heterosis and its exploitation. Somatic hybridization. Breeding for disease and pest resistance. Role of interspecific and intergeneric hybridization. Role of genetic engineering and biotechnology in crop improvement. Genetically modified crop plants.

Seed production and processing technologies. Seed certification, seed testing and storage. DNA finger printing and seed registration. Role of public and private sectors in seed production and marketing. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues, WTO issues and its impact on Agriculture.

Principles of Plant Physiology with reference to plant nutrition, absorption, translocation and metabolism of nutrients. Soil – water- plant relationship.

Enzymes and plant pigments; photosynthesis- modern concepts and factors affecting the process, aerobic and anaerobic respiration; C3, C4 and CAM mechanisms. Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Growth and development; photoperiodism and vernalilzation. Plant growth substances and their role in crop production. Physiology of seed development and germination; dormancy. Stress physiology draught, salt and water stress.

Major fruits, plantation crops, vegetables, spices and flower crops. Package practices of major horticultural crops. Protected cultivation and high tech horticulture. Post harvest technology and value addition of fruits and vegetables. Landscaping and commercial floriculture. Medicinal and aromatic plants. Role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition.

Diagnosis of pests and diseases of field crops, vegetables, orchard and plantation crops and their economic importance. Classification of pests and diseases and their management. Integrated pest and disease management. Storage pests and their management. Biological control of pests and diseases. Epidemiology and forecasting of major crop pests and diseases. Plant quarantine measures. Pesticides, their formulation and modes of action.

Food production and consumption trends in India. Food security and growing population vision 2020. Reasons for grain surplus. National and international food policies. Production, procurement, distribution constraints. Availability of food grains, per capita expenditure on food. Trends in poverty, Public Distribution System and Below Poverty Line population, Targeted Public Distribution System (PDS), policy implementation in context to globalization. Processing constraints. Relation of food production to National Dietary Guidelines and food consumption pattern. Food based dietary approaches to eliminate hunger. Nutrient deficiency Micro nutrient deficiency : Protein Energy Malnutrition or Protein Calorie Malnutrition (PEM or PCM), Micro nutrient deficiency and HRD in context of work capacity of women and children. Food grain productivity and food security.

UPSC Exam syllabus 2014

Section 1


Scheme and subjects for Preliminary and main Examination

Preliminary Examination

    The examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

  1. Both the question paper will be of the objective type(multiple type questions)
  2. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  3. Each paper will be two hours duration. Blind candidates will however; be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper.

General Studies Paper I(200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics,Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

General Science Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problemsolving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Main Examination

The written examination will consist of the following papers

Qualifying Paper

Paper: A
(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).  300 Marks

Paper: B
English  300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit

Essay  250 Marks
General Studies–I  250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies –II  250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
General Studies –III  250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
General Studies –IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper  2 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test)  1750 Marks
Personality Test  275 Marks
Grand Total   2025 Marks

Candidates may choose any one of the optional subjects from amongst the list of subjects given below:

Language                 Script
Assamese                         Assamese
Bengali                             Bengali
Gujarati                           Gujarati
Hindi                                 Devanagari
Kannada                          Kannada
Kashmiri                         Persian
Konkani                          Devanagari
Malayalam                     Malayalam
Manipuri                        Bengali
Marathi                           Devanagari
Nepali                              Devanagari
Oriya                                Oriya
Punjabi                           Gurumukhi
Sanskrit                          Devanagari
Sindhi                              Devanagari or Arabic
Tamil                               Tamil
Telugu                             Telugu
Urdu                                 Persian
Bodo                                 Devanagari
Dogri                                Devanagari
Maithilli                         Devanagari
Santhali                         Devanagari or Olchiki

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

1. Agriculture
2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
3. Anthropology
4. Botany
5. Chemistry
6. Civil Engineering
7. Commerce and Accountancy
8. Economics
9. Electrical Engineering
10. Geography
11. Geology
12. History
13. Law
14. Management
15. Mathematics
16. Mechanical Engineering
17. Medical Science
18. Philosophy
19. Physics
20. Political Science and International Relations
21. Psychology
22. Public Administration
23. Sociology
24. Statistics
25. Zoology
26. Literature of any one of the following languages:

Section 2

Syllabus for the examination

Part A: Preliminary examination

Paper 1-(200 marks) duration 2 hours

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography‐Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance ‐Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development‐ Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio ‐ diversity and Climate Change ‐ that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
Qualifying papers on Indian Languages and EnglishThe pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:—
English-(i) Comprehension of given passages
(ii)Precis Writing
(iii)Wage. and Vocabulary
(iv)Short Essay.Indian Languages :-(i)Comprehension of given passages
(ii)Precis Writing
(iii)Usage and Vocabulary
(iv)Short Essay
(v)Translation from English to the Indian languages
and vice-versa.Note I.—The pipers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or Equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.Note II.—

The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian Language (except where translatiqn is involved).

Essay: Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.


General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India..
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies..
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society.
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.


General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • India and its neighborhood- relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.


General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate


General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

  • This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity,probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing withsociety. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of greatleaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’sCharters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.


Optional Subject Papers I & II

Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 (Group 1). However, if a candidate has graduated in any of the literatures of languages indicated in Group-2 , with the literature as the main subject, then the candidate can also opt for that particular literature subject as an optional subject

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2014
Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 24th Aug., 2014 in accordance with the Rules pub- lished by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st May, 2014.

(i)            Indian Administrative Service.

(ii)           Indian Foreign Service.

(iii)          Indian Police Service.

(iv)         Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.

(v)          Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

(vi)         Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.

(vii)        Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

(viii)       Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.

(ix)         Indian  Ordnance  Factories  Service,  Group  ‘A’  (Assistant  Works  Manager, Administration).

(x)          Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.

(xi)         Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

(xii)        Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.

(xiii)       Indian Railway Accounts  Service, Group ‘A’.

(xiv)       Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.

(xv)        Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

(xvi)       Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.

(xvii)      Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.

(xviii)     Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).

(xix)       Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.

(xx)        Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).

(xxi)       Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.

(xxii)      Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.

(xxiii)     Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.

•             The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 1291 which includes 26 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category,

i.e. 12 vacancies for LDCP, 2 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities.

•             Reservation  will  be  made  for  candidates  belonging  to  Scheduled  Castes.

Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

1.  The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

1)  Agartala (45)
2)  Ahmedabad(01)
3)  Aizawl (47)
4)  Aligarh (21)
5)  Allahabad (02)
6)  Aurangabad (38)
7)  Bangalore(03)
8)  Bareilly(54)
9)  Bhopal(04)
10)  Chandigarh (35)
11)  Chennai(12)
12)  Cuttack (07)
13)  Dehradun (14)
14)  Delhi (08)
15)  Dharwar (39)
16)  Gangtok (42)
17)  Hyderabad(10)
18)  Imphal(44)
19)  Itanagar (48)
20)  Jaipur (11)
21)  Jammu (34)
22)  Jodhpur (22)
23)  Jorhat (46)
24)  Kochi(24)
25)  Kohima(43)
26)  Kolkata(06)
27)  Lucknow(26)
28)  Madurai(40)
29)  Mumbai(05)
30)  Nagpur(13)
31)  Panaji ( Goa )( 36)
32)  Patna(15)
33)  Puducherry(20)
34)  Port Blair(37)
35)  Raipur(49)
36)  Ranchi(41)
37)  Sambalpur(53)
38)  Shillong(16)
39)  Shimla(17)
40)  Srinagar(18)
41)  Thiruvananthapuram(19)
42)  Tirupati(50)
43)  Udaipur(52)
44)  Vishakhapatnam(51)
45)  Dispur (09)
2. Plan of the Examination

a. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination.b. Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.Candidates who are declared by the commission to have qualified for admission to the main examination will have to apply online again, in the detailed application form which would be made available to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in December, 2014.



(1) For the Indian Administrative Service and the 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 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or(e) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.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.

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

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 by the Government of India.

(ii) Age Limits:

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2010, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1980 and not later than 1st August, 1989.

(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:

(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
(iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof:
(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2010 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2010) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or(iii) on invalidment.
(vi) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2010 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month’s notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.


(iii) Minimum Educational Qualifications:


The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.


Note I: Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination. The applications for the main examination will be called sometime in the month of July/August, 2010.Note II: In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his admission to the examination.


Note III: Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
Note IV: Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.


(iv) Number of attempts:
Every candidate appearing at the Civil Services Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted four attempts at the examination.Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates who are otherwise eligible.Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be seven. This relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
Provided further that a Physically handicapped will get as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of his or her community, subject to the General Category shall be eligible for seven attempts. The relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(i) An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Examination.
(ii) If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.
(iii) Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.


(v) Restrictions on applying for the examination:


A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.
In case such a candidate is appointed to the IAS/IFS after the Preliminary Examination of Civil Services Examination, 2010 is over and he/she continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2010 notwithstanding his/her having qualified in the Preliminary Examination, 2010.
Also provided that if such a candidate is appointed to IAS/IFS after the commencement of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2010 but before the result thereof and continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be considered for appointment to any service/post on the basis of the result of this examination viz. Civil Services Examination, 2010.


(vi) Physical Standards:


Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination. 2010 as per guidelines given in Appendix-III of Rules for Examination published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 2nd January, 2010.
4. Fee

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.


Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 29.06.2014 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i..e during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 23.59 hours of 30.06.2014.

5. How to Apply:

(i) Candidates are required to apply online using the website detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the abovementioned website.
The applicants are advice to submit only single application; however, due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RIT is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, Examination center, photograph, signature, fee etc.
(ii) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. If any candidate forwards his application through his employer and it reaches the Union Public Service Commission late, the application, even if submitted to the employer before the closing date, will not be considered.

Persons already in Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

6. Last date for receipt of applications

The online applications can be filled up to 30 June 2014 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

List of schools in Dwarka

Dwarka located in the South West Delhi district of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, India. Dwarka city is attracts thousands of students for getting world-class education.






  1. Itl Public School more about
  2. MBS International School more about
  3. Icon International School more about
  4. J M International School more about
  5. Shanti Gyan Niketan Senior Secondary Public School more about
  6. School Of Symphony more about
  7. St Mary School more about
  8. Bhavan’s Public School more about
  9. Shanti Gyan Vidyapeeth more about
  10. Diwakar Navotkarsh Special School more about
  11. Saty Public School more about
  12. Jinvani Bharti Public School more about
  13. Delhi Community College more about
  14. Vandana Intl School more about
  15. Bhaskar Acharya College Of Applied Sciences more about
  16. Delhi Public School more about
  17. Gyan Sagar Public School more about
  18. MDH International School more about
  19. Modern International School more about
  20. GD Goenka Public School, Dwarka more about
  21. Basava International School more about
  22. ADARSH WORLD SCHOOL more about
  23. Kamal International School more about
  24. Pragati Public School more about
  25. BGS International Public School more about
  26. Queen’s Valley School more about
  27. Mount Carmel School more about
  28. SAM International School more about
  29. St Gregorios School more about
  30. Bal Bhavan International School more about
  31. Modern Convent School more about
  32. Indraprastha Intl School more about
  33. N K Bagrodia Public School more about
  34. Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya more about
  35. Bal Bharti Public School more about
  36. The Indian Heights School more about
  37. Spring Meadows Public School more about
  38. Delhi E College more about
  39. Royal Presidency School more about
  40. RSRD College of Professional Studies more about
  41. Little Garden (Rose) more about
  42. M R Vivekanand Public Model School more about
  43. Delhi International School more about
  44. KAMAL MODEL SR. SEC. SCHOOL more about
  45. Dwarka International School more about
  46. Akash Institute more about
  47. R.D. RAJPAL PUBLIC SCHOOL more about


School Name: Itl Public SchoolLocation: Sector 9,
New Delhi
Pin: 110077
Phone: 011 2507 1251
Fax: +91 – 11 – 25071254

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School Name: MBS International SchoolLocation: Sector-11, Phase-1, Behind Rama Apartments, Dwarka, New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011- 32060607, 32060608 (From 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

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School Name: Icon International School

Location: Sector 6, Dwarka,
Delhi -110045
Pin: 110045
Phone: 011 2508 6313, 91-011-65480994

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School Name: J M International School

Location: Sector 6, Dwarka,
New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 91-011-25086313, 91-011-65480994

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School Name: Shanti Gyan Niketan Senior Secondary Public School

Location: Goyla Dairy, Dwarka, Sector – 19, New Delhi
Pin: 110071
Phone: +91 11 25316971, 25316973
Mobile: +91 9810010870

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School Name: School Of Symphony

Location: 857, Pocket 3, Sector 19, Dwarka, New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: +(91)-9891725153

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School Name: St Mary School

Location: Sector 19
New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 28042487 – 8506003695
Fax: 28042487

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School Name: Bhavan’s Public School

Location: J-30, Defence Enclave, Goyla Tajpur Road, Near, Sector 19, Dwarka

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School Name: Diwakar Navotkarsh Special SchoolLocation: D-25B, Behind Chauhan Gas Agency, Palam Extn., Sector 7, Dwarka
Mobile: 9811573008

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School Name: Saty Public SchoolLocation: Sector 19, Dwarka
Pin: 110075
Phone: +91 (11) 25317160

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School Name: Jinvani Bharti Public SchoolLocation: PH-1,Sector 4, Dwarka,
Delhi -110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011-25088524, 45575205, 45575207

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School Name: Delhi Community SchoolLocation: G-680, Raj nagar- II,
Dwarka, Sector 07,
New Delhi-110077
Pin: 110077
Phone: 011-32474700
Mobile: 9891208139

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School Name: Vandana Intl SchoolLocation: Sector 10, Dwarka,
New Delhi – 110075
Opp. Metro Station.
Pin: 110075
Phone : +91-011 40 785 785.
Mobile : +91-931 248 8101.
Email :,
Website :

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School Name: Bhaskar Acharya School Of Applied Sciences
Location: Sector 2, Phase 1
Dwarka, Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 2508 7597
Fax.: 011-25081015

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School Name: Delhi Public School

Location: Delhi Public School
Phase-i, Sector 3
New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 4339 9200
Fax: 25074494

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School Name: Gyan Sagar Public School

Location: P-Blcok, Raj Nagar -II, Sector 8, Palam Colony, Dwarka
Phone: 011 – 25364480 ,25362207
Mobile: 9310195430

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School Name: MDH International School

Location: Dwarka.Sector 6 Plot No.3, Pocket 2, Dwarka New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 25075792, 25075793

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School Name: Modern International School

Location: Sector 19, Phase-1,
New Dellhi-110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 65441037,28041300, 45641444

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School Name: GD Goenka Public School, Dwarka

Location: Higher Stronger Brighter
Contact Person: Sonia Sehgal
Address: Elephanta Lane, Sector 10,
Behind Sector 10 Market, Near Golakdham,
Dwarka, New Delhi – 110075 (India)
Phone: 011 – 47619000
Fax: 011 – 47619001

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School Name: Basava International School

Location: Site 1, Sector 23,
New Delhi-110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 2805 1462
Mobile: +91 011 28051462

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Location: Sector 12 Dwarka
Phase-1, New Delhi-110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 4501 7923

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School Name: Kamal International School

Location: 11/14, Nangli Sakrawati, Nangloi- Najafgarh Road, New Delhi
Pin: 110043
Phone: (011) 25324425
Mobile: (91)-11-25324425

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School Name: Pragati Public School

Location: Sector 13,ph-2,
Delhi – 110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 28033100, 28032711
Mobile: 9811011183
e-mail :,
Website :

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School Name: BGS International Public School

Location: Sector 5, Dwarka
Phone: 25086373
Email Id:

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School Name: Queen’s Valley School

Location: Sector – 8, Phase – I
Delhi – 110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 2536 5145

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School Name: Mount Carmel School

Location: Sector-24, Phase-I, Dwarka, New Delhi-75
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 2805 2002
Fax: 24111191

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School Name: SAM International SchoolLocation: Sector 12, Phase 2, Dwarka
Phone: 011 4281 5282

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School Name: St Gregorios SchoolLocation: Gregorios Nagar,Sector 11,Dwarka
New Delhi
Pin: 110075

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School Name: Bal Bhavan International SchoolLocation: P No-1, Sector 12,
Delhi -110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 28031077
Mob: +91 – 9910605685

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School Name: Modern Convent SchoolLocation: Modern Convent School Sector 4,
Dwarka, New Delhi.
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 2508 0767

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School Name: Indraprastha Intl SchoolLocation: Sector 10,
New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 25080767 / 25080768

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School Name: N K Bagrodia Public SchoolLocation: Sector-4, Dwarka, Sector 4
Delhi -110045
Pin: 110045
Phone: 011 2508 7511, 25073838

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School Name: Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas VidyalayaLocation: Sector 10 DWARKA.
NEW DELHI-110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 2508 6911

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School Name: Bal Bharti Public SchoolLocation: Sector 12, Dwarka,
New Delhi -110 075
Pin: 110 075
Phone: 011 2803 1077
Fax: 011-2803 1552

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School Name: The Indian Heights School
Location: Sector 23, Dwarka
Phone: 011 4558 6511
Fax: 011 545586513

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School Name: Spring Meadows Public SchoolLocation: Dewan Estat, Dwarka Moadh Metro Station, Main Najafgarh road
Phone: 011 2535 1122

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School Name: Delhi E School
Location: Delhi E School
Sewak Park,
Near NSIT & Dwarka Mod Metro Station,
New Delhi .
Pin: 110059

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School Name: Royal Presidency SchoolLocation: Sector 18,
Pin: 110071
Phone: 28032150

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School Name: RSRD School of Professional StudiesLocation: Baghdola, Sector 8, Dwarka, N.D.
Pin: 110 077
Mobile: +91-9871959179

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School Name: Little Garden (Rose)Location: 13, Palam Extn, Sector 7, Dwarka
Pin: 110045
Phone: 25075947, 25080149

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School Name: M R Vivekanand Public Model SchoolLocation: Sector 13, Dwarka,
Delhi -110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011-25097738, 25097738, 25097799, 9811434342

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School Name: Delhi International SchoolLocation: Sector 23, Dwarka,
New Delhi -110077
Pin: 110077
Phone: +91-11-28052000, 28052300, 28052400, 28052500

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School Name: KAMAL MODEL SR. SEC. SCHOOLLocation: K-1-Extension, Mohan Garden, New Delhi-110059
Pin -110018 (India)
Phone: 25354747, 25354848
Email :,
Website :

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School Name: 

Dwarka International School

Location: Sector 12, Dwarka,
New Delhi
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011- 45665555, 45665430(7 Lines)
Email: ,

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School Name:  Akash Institute

Location: Plot No-4 Sector11
Dwarka,New Delhi-75
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 4762 3456

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Akash Institute



Location: Sector 9, Dwarka,
New Delhi-110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011-25074111, 65472230
Email: info@rdrajpalschooldwarka

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