Indian Administrative Service Exam, which is popularly known as IAS Exam, is conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Commission conducts the job entrance exam in order to recruit candidates for the officers’ posts in Indian Administrative Service (IAS). IAS Exam is held in two parts i.e. preliminary and main. IAS Preliminary Exam 2011 will be conducted on June 12, 2011, while the main exam will be held on September 29, 2011, at various test centers located across India. Candidates will be finally selected for Indian Administrative Service on the basis of their performance in IAS Exam 2011 and personal interview. Only those candidates are eligible for personal interview who have successfully passed the Indian Administrative Service Exam 2011.
IAS Exam 2011 Application Forms
Registration procedure for Indian Administrative Service Exam (IAS) 2011 and how to obtain its application forms is given in the following lines.
- Applicants can obtain IAS Exam 2011 application forms from the designated Post Offices throughout the country, against cash payment of Rs 20.
- Candidates will receive an information brochure and an acknowledgement Card along with the application form.
- Application form is would also contain a Central Recruitment Fee Stamp of Rs. 50.
- Candidates are required to affix a post stamp of Rs 6 on the Acknowledge Card and post along with the application form, to UPSC.
Indian Administrative Service Exam 2011 Preparation Tips
Here are some preparation tips for IAS Exam 2011.
- You should not rush with your preparations for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Exam 2011, at the last moment. Instead, you should start your preparations well in advance, so that you are able to prepare systematically.
- You should be clear about the particular subject that you are going to choose for IAS Prelims. It would be better for you to choose subject which has relevant books and guides to prepare for.
- You should update yourself with the currents affairs of India and the world. You should read newspapers, magazines and watch TV news channels to keep an eye on the current events.
- Try to improve your communication skills, which are very important in Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
- To score good marks in the exam, you may also join any good IAS coaching center.
IAS Exam 2011 Pattern
UPSC IAS examination consists of two stages:
- Preliminary and
- Main examination
IAS Prelims 2011
- In preliminary examination there are two sections i.e. Paper I and Paper II.
- Paper I is based on the general studies.
- Paper II is based on the optional subjects.
- One has to choose on optional subject from the following subjects - Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, Indian History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.
- Both Paper I & II consist of objective type of questions and both the questions papers would carry questions in English as well as Hindi.
- Duration of two hours is given for both the papers.
IAS Main Exam 2011
- IAS main examination is for those candidates who have qualified the preliminary examination.
- IAS Main examination consists of the following papers:
- Paper I: one Indian language included in Eight Scheduled of Indian Constitution and carries 300 marks.
- Paper II: English (300 marks).
- Paper III: Essay (300 marks).
- Paper IV & V: General Studies (300 marks each).
- Paper VI-IX: In this part, the candidate has to select any two optional subjects set out in the Para II of the official website.
- The duration of examination for each paper is 3 hours.
- Paper I & II need to be answered in English only, while the other papers have the option to answer all the questions in any languages included in the 8th schedule of the constitution of India.
- Optional subjects are Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, Indian History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.
- Candidates are not allowed to select the following combination as the two optional subjects:
- Political Science & International Relations and Public Administration
- Commerce and Management
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Maths and Statistics
- Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Management and Public Administration
- Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science and Medical Science
- Any two branches of engineering.
IAS Exam 2011 Interview:
Candidate short listed after qualifying the main examination is called for personal interview. During the interview, questions on general interest are asked to assess the personal qualities of the candidate. The interviewers also check the candidate’s aptitude for civil services.
IAS Exam 2011 Syllabus
Union Public Service Commission Indian Administrative Service (UPSC IAS) examination consists of two examinations, namely preliminary and main examination.
IAS Prelims 2011 Syllabus
- General Mental Ability
- Indian Polity and Economy
- Indian and World Geography
- History of India and Indian National Movement
- Current events of national and international importance
Preliminary Optional Subject:
- The following are the subjects under the optional subjects and to view the syllabus log in to the official website of the UPSC i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Indian History
- Law Mathematics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science
- Public Administration
IAS Main Exam 2011 Syllabus
Indian languages and English:
Indian languages and English syllabus will base on the English and Indian languages syllabus of matriculation or equivalent examination.
Syllabus will be based on the subjects chosen by the candidate.
General studies Papers:
Syllabus for the General Studies Paper I:
- History of Modern India and Indian Culture
- Geography of India
- Constitution of India and Indian Polity
- Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance
Syllabus for the General Studies Paper II:
- India and the World
- India’s Economic Interaction with the World
- Developments in the Field of Science & Technology, IT and space
- International Affairs and Institutions
- Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams