The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the “Union Public Service Commission(UPSC)” for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, conducted in two phases –

  1. A  preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (general studies and Aptitude test)
  2. A  Main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type
  3. The last Phase includes a Personality test (Interview).