Our Core Philosophy
PabulumIAS stands true to its motto "Meaningful education within Means" : One is able to aspire for Civil Services irrespective of one’s economic means, educational background or social background, is the core philosophy of PabulumIAS.
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About Civil Services Examination (CSE)
About Pabulum Ias
Pabulum IAS has been started with the purpose of training aspirants for the Civil Services Examination. The faculty at PABULUM IAS have been eminent names in their respective domains and have around 18 years of rich experience of pedagogy. The sincerity of purpose, academic excellence and adherence to high standards of professional and ethical integrity mark the existence of PABULUM IAS – Here all efforts are given to touch the known and apprehend the unknown requirements of the civil services examination
About the Civil Services Examination:
The Civil Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, Including the India Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Public Service (IPS) among others. It is conducted every year on the all India basis. The Examination is one of the toughest examinations in India and it examines the aspirants on different dimensions of abilities ranging from academic excellence, mental toughness to above- board integrity and honesty.
Pattern of the examination:
The Civil Services Examination comprises two stages:
- Preliminary Stage.
- Mains Stage.
This stage is meant only for screening purpose. The marks obtained at this stage are meant only for qualifying for Mains stage and are not counted for determining the final order of merit.
|Prelims Paper||Duration||No. Of Questions||Marks|
|Paper-I General Studies||2 Hours||100||200|
|Paper II- CSAT*||2 Hours||80||Qualifying**|
|Paper-A||Indian Language (Qualifying)||300|
b. General Studies & Essay:
|Paper - I||Essay||250|
|Paper - II||General Studies - I||250|
|Paper - III||General Studies - II||250|
|Paper - IV||General Studies - III||250|
|Paper - V||General Studies - IV||250|
c. Optional Subject:
|Paper - VI||Optional subject Paper - I||250|
|Paper - VII||Optional subject Paper - II||250|
d. Personality Test
|Personality Test (Interview):||275|
Grand Total (b+c+d)
The examination consists of the following three stages:
Eligibility for the examination is as follows:Nationality
EducationAll candidates must have as a minimum one of the following educational qualifications:
The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years (for the General category candidate) on August 1 of the year of examination. Prescribed age limits vary with respect reservations.
Number of attempt
The number of times a candidate may attempt the exam is limited as follow
Appearing to attempt one of the papers in the preliminary examination is counted as on attempt including disqualification/ cancellation of candidature. However, applying to sit the exam but failing to attend is not counted as an attempt.
List of Services
Following are the services which one gets on qualifying the Civil service Examination.
All India Services (Group A)
Central service (Group A)
According to the new marks allocations in civil service Examination 2023 there are some changes made in the examination according to the suggestion of However, after some controversy the qualifying papers for Indian languages and English were restored to the examination.