UPSC Exam Vacacny 2017 : On October 1, 1926 under the Chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker, the first Public Services Commission was established in India during the British Raj. Post-Independence, the government has expanded the scope of these services to recruit talented and skilled individuals to aid its administrative functionalities. The Federal Public Service Commission was christened Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) after Independence. Upon promulgation of the Constitution of India on January 26, 1950 it was given a Constitutional Status. Union Public Service Commission is responsible for recruitment under Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Postal Service, Group ‘A’, Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’, Indian Economic Service, Assistant welfare Commissioner, Armed Police Force, Indian Statistical Service and other posts. The UPSC hold entrance exams for every type of opening each year. These exams are highly competitive, with a vast syllabus. Lakhs of candidates appear for these exams every year, and only a few thousand are selected.
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The exams normally consist of a preliminary test, a main test followed by an interview. Upon successfully clearing all three rounds, qualifying candidates can look forward to a fruitful career in Public Services and a life dedicated to serving the public. The syllabus for the exams is also extremely vast, covering topics such as Indian History, World History, Polity, Ethics, Governance, General Awareness, Aptitude as well as any technical knowledge that the post may require. The candidates may be posted all across the country depending on the need, vacancy and requirement of the posting.
Candidates usually apply to any vacancy on UPSC website www.upsconline.nic.in. Here, the details of the eligibility criteria of the post, the relevant entrance exam as well as the required documentation is published. Candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and assess their eligibility before applying to the post.