“Aiming of small is a crime” – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
The Constitution of India visualizes the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to be the ‘watch dog of merit system’ in the country. The provisions regarding the public service commissions are contained from Article 315 to Article 323. The UPSC is India’s central recruiting agency. It is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and Group A & Group B of Central Services. The agency’s charter is granted by Part XIV of the Constitution of India, titled as Services under the Union and the States. Established on 1 October 1926 as Public Service Commission, it was later reconstituted as Federal Public Service Commission by the Government of India Act, 1935; only to be renamed as today’s Union Public Service Commission after the independence.
The commission is headquartered at Dholpur House, in New Delhi and functions though its own secretariat. Indeed, the UPSC Civil Services Examinations is one of the toughest examinations in the world. But, dedicated and industrious aspirants can clear the examinations in his/her first attempt. The constitution of India makes the provisions for creating both all India services and state level services in order to run the functions of the government in a smooth manner.
Undoubtedly, every educated and talented youth is cherishing the dream of an IAS officer, IPS officer, IFS officer and so on. The nominal examination fee, the availability of examination centres all over the country and the absence of high qualifying marks (need only any graduation) have enabled the meritorious students to join the “Cream Services”. The selection is purely based on quality after the thorough multi-level tests in the form of Prelims, Mains and Personality Test. Now the aspirants can strengthen their determination and sharpen strategies and start the journey from preliminary stage, Mains Stage to Interview Stage of UPSC tests to crack IAS/IPS/TFS in the coming attempt. Read the subsequent section to understand the structure, model questions, techniques & strategies and syllabi of prelims, mains and personality test.