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IAS is a Indian service exam conducted by UPSC.The eligibility criteria for the exam are:
- The candidates must be a citizen of India.
- The candidates must a age limit of 21-30 years of age.
- The candidates must have passed their degree from a recognized university.
- The candidates who are writing their last exam of their final degree are also eligible for the exam.
IAS 2011 Notification / Important Dates:
IAS Prelims 2011 :-
Date of Notification:-19 Feb 2011
Last date for receipt of applications:- 21 Mar 2011
Date of Commencement and its duration:- 12 Jun 2011, 1 Day(Sunday)
The optional subjects for IAS main are:
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
The syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination are :
Paper 1 (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.
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 donot require subject specialization
Paper II (200 marks) Duration : Two hrs
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)
Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
The questions will be of objective type with multiple options.