What is the full form of UPSC? Exam and Post of UPSC

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a governmental organization that conducts very prestigious national-level examinations of the government. UPSC conducts fair examination and selection rounds to recruit talented, hardworking, and dedicated personnel in the top central government offices and branches. It is one of the tough examinations in India. However, many young competent people compete in the UPSC exam every year intending to be top government officers. Only 1% gets successful in an attempt out of many applicants.

What is the full form of UPSC?

The full form of UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission. UPSC is a governmental organization that conducts very prestigious national-level examinations of the government.

What is the main work of UPSC? Or, what does UPSC do?

The main work of UPSC is to conduct a national exam to recruit government officers i.e. Group A and Group B. The functions which are allocated by the laws are mentioned below.

  • To conduct examinations for appointment of the services of the public service commission.
  • Direct recruitment through interviews
  • Appointment of Promotion, Deputation, and Absorption officers.
  • Amends the law of recruitment rules of government examination if required.
  • Disciplinary cases related to the different Civil Services.
  • Advisor to the government on any matter referred to the Commission by the President of India.

The above-mentioned functions or works are the main job of UPSC. The functions are based on Article 320 of the constitution of India.

What are the exams conducted by UPSC?

Several exams are conducted by UPSC. The main exams which fall under UPSC are listed below. The UPSC conducts exams in 24 different public service commissions.

  1. National Defense Academy and Naval  Academy Examination
  2. Combined Defense services examination
  3. Indian Forest service examination
  5. Civil Services examination
  6. Engineering services examination
  7. Combined Geoscientist examination
  8. Combined Medical Services examination
  9. Central Armed Police Forces Examination
  10. Indian economic services- Indian Statistical Service examination

Mention the full form of all UPSC-related exams.

The full form which is related to UPSC exams is tabulated below.

Short-formFull form
IPSIndian Police Service
IRSIndian Revenue Service
CSECivil Services Examination
ACPAssistant Commissioner of Police
IASIndian Administrative Service
BPSCBihar Public Service Commission
SSC Staff Selection Commission
PSCPublic Service Commission
CDSCombined Defense Services
NDA and NANational Defense Academy /  Naval Academy
ESEEngineering Service Examination
IFoSIndian Forestry Services Examination
CAPFCentral Armed Police Forces Examination
SCRASpecial Class Railway Apprentices
IES and ISSIndian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service
CMSCombined Medical Services
IOFSIndian Ordnance Factories Service
IISIndian Information Service
ICLSIndian Civil Law Service
IDASIndian Defense Accounts Service
IDESIndian Defense Estate Services
ICASIndian Civil Account Services
IFSIndian Foreign service

How can one access the previous exam question paper?

Previous exam question papers are very useful for the preparation of exams. Considering the importance of the old question, the official website of UPSC has uploaded some samples of the old questions model on its website. You check and practice old questions from here- https://www.upsc.gov.in/examinations/previous-question-papers

How to access UPSC results?

One can get their mark sheet from the official home page of UPSC. You must either know your registration number or exam roll number to check your UPSC results. To get access to your marks, click here- https://upsconline.nic.in/marksheet/exam/marksheet_system/

Where is the UPSC online form?

The online form or application is available on the official website page of UPSC itself.  The official website list is https://www.upsc.gov.in/. The exam is conducted every year. The frequency of time for NDA, NA, and CDA exams is exceptional. 

What is TID?

TID means transaction ID. The transaction ID is auto-generated when an applicant deposited a UPSC fee through the online payment system. It is part II of online registration. It includes a photo of the candidate along with a payment slip.

What is RID?

RID means registration ID. It is an auto-generated registration number obtained when an applicant completes his/her application for the first round. First-round or Part I is the application that is related to the personal details and academic background. To be eligible to give UPSC exams both Part I and Part II must be completed by the applicants. 

Who is the chairman of UPSC?

The chairman of UPSC is Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi. His retirement is on 04/04/2022.

Where is the headquarter of UPSC?

The headquarter of UPSC is located at Dholpur House, New Delhi.

What is the old name of UPSC?

UPSC is previously known as the Federal Public service commission. Later, the federal public service commission was replaced by the Union Public service commission. The name has changed after the introduction of the Constitution of India on 26th January 1950.

What is MPSC? Is it similar to UPSC?

MPSC is Maharashtra Public Service Commission. It is not the same as UPSC. UPSC is a national level exam whereas MPSC is a Maharashtra/State level exam. It is similar in the sense that both UPSC and MPSC recruit officials for Grade-A and Grade- B for a different level of governmental organization.

What is the contact detail of UPSC?

The contact details for exams related information is 23385271, 23098543, and 23381125.

Credit:- Sadhna Chhetri

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