! IRAS EXAM 2018

! Introduction

! Important Dates

! Eligibility Criteria

! Exam Pattern

! Roles

! Application Process

! Syllabus

! Admit Card

! Selection Procedure

! Official Notification

! Video Lectures

! IRAS EXAM 2018

! Introduction

What is IRAS Exam?

The Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) is a Civil Service or competitive exam in India, conducted by Union Public Service Commission. The exam is held for the recruitment of Indian Railway Accounts Service in India.

The Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)  is a Group 'A' Central Service of the Government of India. The officers of this service are responsible for the Accounts and Finance Management of the Indian Railways.

The recruitment to the cadre is done through the Civil Services Examination which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission of India every year.


! Important Dates
Notification of  Exam November / December
Last Date of Receiving Application Form Last week of December
Date of Pre Entrance Exam Month of May
Disclosure of Result Month of June

! Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nationality:

    The nationality of a candidate must be either of the following:

    • Citizen of India
    • Subject of Nepal
    • Subject of Bhutan
    • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, for permanent settlement in India.
    • Migrant from any of the following countries for permanently settling in India:

    Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam

  2. Educational Qualification:

    • The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree from any of the universities, recognised by the UGC or its equivalent
    • Candidates who have appeared or to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting for results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. However, candidates have to produce proof of having passed the said examination along with the application for the Main Examination.
    • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government or its equivalent can also apply
    • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. Such candidates must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned the university that they have passed the final professional medical examination.
  3. Age Limit :

    A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015.

    The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:

    • 5 years - SC/ST
    • 3 years - Other Backward Classes
    • 5 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 December, 1989.
    • 3 years-Defence Services personnel
    • 5 years-ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2015
    • 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs
    • 10 years- Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons
  4. Number of attempts:

    The number of attempts restriction, effective from the examination held in 1984 is as follows:

    • General candidates: 6 attempts.
    • Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.
    • Other Backward Classes: 9 attempts


! Exam Pattern

EXAM PATTERN

The Examination pattern is in three phase 1. Written Test (CSAT) 2. Civil Services(main) examination conducted for the candidates who passed in Written preliminary Examination(CSAT) 3. Candidates to be called for Interview who selected in civil services(Main) Examination.

CSAT Exam:

Civil Service Aptitude Test question paper in bilingual language(Hindi and English). The question paper of CSAT in two parts which have Objective Type Question

1. Paper-I : General Studies (200 marks)

2. Paper-II : General Studies ((200 marks))

Main Exam

The main examin will consist of two papers which is given below:

Paper-I

Section-1 Essay (200 Marks)

Section-2 English Comprehension & English Précis (100 Marks) (The level of paper is 10nth standard level)

Paper-II

General Studies–I Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society (250Marks)

Paper-III

General Studies –II Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations (250 Marks)

Paper-IV

General Studies –III Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management (250 Marks)

Paper-V

General Studies –IV Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude( 250 Marks)

Paper-VI

Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks

Paper-VII

Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks

Total 1800 marks

The candidate who selected in main written examination then it call for interview.


! Roles

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles:

  • IRAS officers will be handling the Accounts and Finance department of the Indian Railways
  • They will also be rendering financial advice to the executive

Responsibilities:

  • Introduction of modern financial management techniques
  • Exchequer control
  • Restructuring of budget and accounts system
  • Traffic costing
  • Implementing incentive schemes in workshops 


! Application Process

UPSC Application Forms and Procedure

The application procedure for the Civil Services Examination has been changed from the year 2015. Applications for UPSC exams can be submitted online only. No other mode of application is allowed. In order to submit applications for all UPSC exams, candidates are required to apply online, on the following website: www.upsconline.nic.in.

How To Apply For Civil Services Examination 2019?

  • Candidates are required to apply online on the website www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Applicants are advised to submit a single application only.
  • In certain unavoidable situations, if more than one application is made, the applicant must make sure that the application with higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects.
  • Candidates already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.
  • Candidates 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 the Public Enterprises are, however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing to 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 application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.
CRITERIA DETAILS
 Exam Name UPSC Civil Services
 
 Level  Preliminary
 Exam Date  3 June 2018
 Number Of Vacancies  782

Note 1: Applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

Note 2: While filling in his/her Application Form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice of the centre for the Examination. If any candidate appears at a centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

Note 3: Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled etc. which will be verified at the time of the Main examination only. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination.

  • Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. Preliminary Examination, Main (Written) Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
  • If on verification at any time before or after the Preliminary Examination, Main (written) Examination and Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.
  • If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of Rule 14 of the Rules for the subject

Withdrawal Of Applications:

No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he/she has submitted his/her application will be entertained under any circumstances.


! Syllabus
MAINS
Preliminary

MAINS

UPSC Mains Syllabus

The Main examination of UPSC is designed to test a candidate's academic expertise and ability to present his/her knowledge in a consistent manner. The UPSC Mains exam intends to assess the overall intellectual traits and understanding of concept by the candidates.

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Here, we have attached the detailed syllabus of CISF - AC's (Exe) LDCE 2018 which covers the detailed structure. Click on the attachment below to download the syllabus.

Click on the attached file to download and know more about the Combined Defence Services Examination syllabus. The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Geologist & Geo-Scientist Examination once a year. Exam syllabus details are given below.

Syllabus of the Written Examination: The standard of the paper in General English will be such as may be expected of a Science Graduate. The papers on geological subjects (Geology, Geophysics, Chemistry & Hydrogeology) will be approximate of the MSc degree standard of an Indian University and questions will generally be set to test the candidate’s grasp of the fundamentals in each subject.

General English Paper: Candidate will be required to write a short Essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

To know more details about the syllabus structure click on the attachment below.

The standard of papers in General English and General Studies will be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

The standard of papers in the other subjects will be that of the Master’s degree examination of an Indian University in the relevant disciplines. The candidates will be expected to illustrate the theory by facts, and to analyze problems with the help of theory. They will be expected to be particularly conversant with Indian problems in the field(s) of Economics/Statistics. Click on the attached file below to download the entire syllabus.

The standard of paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary Stage-I Examination) will be such as may be expected of an Engineering/Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University.

There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects. Click on the attached file below to download the entire syllabus for the academic year.

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UPSC has revised the exam syllabus based on which the computer-based test of the UPSC CMS Exam 2018 exam shall be crafted.

The Paper I of part 1 shall be of 250 marks to be attempted in two hours duration wherein 120 total number of questions shall be asked. The general medicine questions shall be 96 in number while 24 such questions shall be asked only from Paediatrics section.

The syllabus for the General Medicine has been listed pointwise in the officially released detailed notification declaring the UPSC CMS 2018 revised exam syllabus online.

The Paper 2 of Part 1 shall have subdivided three sections of Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics and Preventive & Social Medicine having 40 questions from each section making it a total of 120 questions in the Paper 2 as well. The Paper 2 of the UPSC CMS 2018 exam shall also be of 250 marks of 2 hours duration each.

The syllabus for the Personality test carrying 100 marks includes testing of general knowledge and awareness along with the candidates’ analytical and critical prowess. Social behaviour, mental alertness, and integrity of character shall also be tested in a candidate’s personality as a part of this test.

To know and download the syllabus click on the attachment below.

The Civil Services Main examination is designed to test the academic talent of the aspirant, also his/her ability to present his/ her knowledge in a clear and coherent manner.

The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper I - Modern Indian language - 300 Marks

Qualifying nature: Marks not counted, Passing mandatory

  • Comprehension of given passages
  • Precis Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • Short Essay
  • Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa

Note 1: The Papers 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 2: The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).

Paper II - English - 300 marks

Qualifying nature: Marks not counted, passing mandatory

The aim of the paper is to test the candidates' ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian Language concerned.

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:-

  • Comprehension of given passages 
  • Precis Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary
  • Short Essay

Paper III - Essay - 250 Marks

  • To be written in the medium or language of the candidate's choice
  • 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

Paper IV - General Studies - I250 Marks

(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 countryHistory 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 sub-continent); 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 water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Paper V - General Studies II - 250 Marks

(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

Paper  VI - General Studies III - 250 Marks

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

  • 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

 Paper VII - General Studies IV - 250 Marks

(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 with society. 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 great leaders, 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 weaker-sections.
  • 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's
  • Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption
  • Case Studies on above issues.

Paper VIII - Optional Subject - Paper I - 250 Marks

  • Candidates may choose any ONE optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below.

Paper XI - Optional Subject  - Paper II -250 Marks

  • Candidates may choose any ONE optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below.

Interview/Personality Test - 275 Marks

Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.

Note: Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers EXCEPT PAPER A & B will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination Aspirants can log on to UPSC's official website (www.upsc.gov.in) to see the detailed notification 

Preliminary

The Preliminary Examination for Civil Services Examination of Union Public Service Commission  is also popularly called CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test. The CSAT is actually the second paper of General Studies that was introduced in 2011.

The preliminary examination of UPSC is for screening purpose only. The marks obtained in the UPSC prelims examination amount to a qualification to take the UPSC Main examination and will not be counted for determining a candidate's final order of merit.

Syllabus of Paper I (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 specialisation General Science

Syllabus for Paper II-(200 marks) Duration: 2 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)

Note 1: The CSAT aptitude test or Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination will be a qualifying paper only with a minimum of 33% to be secured to sit for the Civil Services (Mains) exam.

Note 2: The questions in both Paper-I (current affairs) and Paper-II (aptitude test) will be of multiple choice, objective type for 200 marks each and the time allotted for each paper is two hours

Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he or she does not appear in both the papers of the (Prelims) exam.


! Admit Card

Civil Service Admit Card

The Prelims examination is going to be conducted on June 02, 2019, whereas the Mains examination will be held on September 9, 2019. Aspirants can download the Civil Services prelims e-admit card by logging on to the below link.

Candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate 3 weeks before the date of examination. Admit Card for Civil Services Main Exam and Preliminary Exams is made available on the official website, i.e. www.upsc.gov.in

Candidates who have successfully submitted the online application along with a fee can download the UPSC admit card from the above website.

The UPSC Admit card contains details like roll number, name, examination timing and centre of examination assigned of the candidate. The UPSC Commission will provide separate admit cards for the prelims and main exams.

Note 1: No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

Note 2: Check the e-Admit Card carefully and bring discrepancies, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.

Note 3: Bring this e-Admit Card in each session to secure admission to Examination Hall. e-Admit Card may be preserved till the declaration of written result as its production before Service Selection Boards is necessary.

Note 4: You are responsible for safe custody of the e-Admit Card and in the event of any other person using this e-Admit Card, the onus lies on you to prove that you have not used the service of an impersonator.

Note 5: If you appear at a centre / sub-centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in your e-Admit Card, your answer scripts will not be evaluated and your candidature is liable to be cancelled.

Note 6: Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card/signatures on the Scannable Attendance Lists will have to bring a photo identity proof viz. Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Voter I Card etc. and three passport size photographs one for each session for appearing in the examination with an undertaking.

Aspirants Can Clarify Doubts By Following Steps:

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding candidates applications, candidature etc., candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone Nos. 011 ‐ 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543 on working days between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Commission also has Website at address, i.e. www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.


! Selection Procedure

Civil Service Selection Procedure

The UPSC Selection process happens in 3 stages:  Civil Services (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) and Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written) and Interview (Personality Test)

UPSC Prelims Examination

  • Preliminary Exam will be a 4-hour Objective Type paper.
  • It comprises of two papers of multiple choice questions of maximum 200 marks each from various subjects including General Awareness, English Language, Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning, etc.

UPSC Mains Examination

  • Candidates who have qualified in the Prelims round will only be called to attend the Mains round.
  • The mains round consists of written exam which is followed by personality test.
  • Candidates who have cleared the mains round will be appointed as civil servants.
  • Mains exam involves written exam and personality test.

The examination consists of

Qualifying papers:

  • Paper I - An Indian language selected by the candidates
  • Paper II – English

Papers to be counted for merit:

  • Essay (Paper III)
  • General Studies (Paper IV-VII)
  • Optional Subjects (Paper VIII-IX)

Interview

Officially called the "Personality Test", the objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to evaluate the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate's intellectual qualities, but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, and intellectual and moral integrity.

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation that is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.

The interview is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidate, which has been already tested through written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study, but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of all well-educated youth.


! Official Notification

! Video Lectures