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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    IDAS
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline
  • Exam Duration
    Prelims: each paper is of 2 hours Mains: each paper is of 3 hours
  • Official Website
    www.upsc.gov.in
  • Total Marks
    Prelims: 400 Mains: 2025
  • Medium of the exam
    Hindi and English
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    02-02-2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    02-02-2022
  • End of Registration Process
    22-02-2022
  • Exam Date
    Prelims: June 05, 2022 Mains: September 16, 2022.
Eligibilty Criteria

IDAS Educational Qualifications

Candidates aspiring to become teachers upon the qualification of the IDAS Examination should possess the following educational qualifications. The candidate must possess any of the following qualifications:

  • A Central, State, or Deemed University degree
  • A degree obtained through correspondence or distance learning.
  • A degree from a public university.
  • A qualification recognized by the Indian government that is comparable to one of the above.

The following applicants may sit for the test, but they must present evidence of eligibility from the appropriate authorities in their institution/university at the time of the main examination; if they fail any subject, they will not be permitted to sit for the exam.

  • Candidates who have passed their MBBS degree final exams but have not yet finished their internship
  • Candidates who have completed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), ICSI, and ICWAI final examinations
  • A private university diploma
  • Any degree from a foreign institution that has been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities are acceptable (AIU)

IDAS Overall Eligibility Criteria 2022

The table below shows the age restriction and other key eligibility criteria for candidates:

Particulars Details
Age Limit The candidate must be at least 21 years old. The following is the upper age limit: For General: Up to 32 years. For OBCs: Up to 35 years For SC/ST: Up to 37 years. Some applicants who are behind in terms of other variables, as well as physically challenged persons, are given a break on the maximum age restriction.
Nationality A candidate for the Indian Revenue Service must possess one of the following qualifications:

  • Indian citizen
  • A person from India who has moved to India permanently from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam.
Number of Attempts
  • General Candidates: 6 attempts.
  • OBC Candidates: 9 attempts.
  • SC/ST Candidates: No Limits.
Important Points
  • One of the most significant aspects of the IDAS test is the interview. It's critical that you express yourself properly to the interviewers.
  • As a result, you should concentrate on improving your communication and body language. Some applicants are born with certain abilities.
  • To become effective communicators of their ideas, some people need to practice. Candidates who lack communication skills should reach out to people who have already taken the Civil Services Examinations for advice.
Exam Pattern

The preliminary test administered by IDAS is exclusively for screening. The results of the IDAS prelims test will be utilized to establish their ultimate order of merit, but not to determine their eligibility to take the UPSC Main examination.

  1. The preparatory examination consists of two papers with objective-type questions:
  2. Both papers have a 200-point value and are only used as a screening test.
  3. CSAT is Paper-II of the Preliminary Exam, and a candidate must score at least 33 percent to qualify for the Mains (written).
  4. Paper I of the prelims is a current affairs exam, whereas Paper II, or CSAT, is an aptitude test.
Date/Day Forenoon Session (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) Afternoon Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
September 09, 2022 (Friday) Paper-I (Essay) No Paper
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Paper-III (General Studies-I) Paper-III (General Studies-II)
September 18, 2022 (Sunday) Paper-IV (General Studies-III) Paper-V (General Studies-IV)
September 24, 2022 (Saturday) Paper-A (Indian Languages) [Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/ Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/ Konkani/Maithili/Muri/ Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/ Santhali (Devanagari/Olchiki Script)/ Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic Script)/ Tamil/Telugu/Urdu] Paper-B English
September 25, 2022 (Sunday) Paper-VI (Optional Paper-I) [Agriculture/Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science/Anthropology/ Botany/Chemistry/Civil Engineering/ Commerce & Accountancy/Economics/ Electrical Engineering/Geography/ Geology/History/Law/Management/ Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering/ Medical Science/Philosophy/Physics/ Political Science & International Relations/Psychology/Public Administration/Sociology/Statistics/ Zoology/Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/ Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/ Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/ Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/ Santhali/Sindhi/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/ English] Paper-VII (Optional Paper-II) [Agriculture/Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science/Anthropology/ Botany/Chemistry/Civil Engineering/ Commerce & Accountancy/Economics/ Electrical Engineering/Geography/ Geology/History/Law/Management/ Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering/ Medical Science/Philosophy/Physics/ Political Science & International Relations/Psychology/Public Administration/Sociology/Statistics/ Zoology/Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/ Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/ Konkani/Maithili/Malayalam/Manipuri/ Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/Sanskrit/ Santhali/Sindhi/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/ English]
Syllabus

IDAS Prelims Syllabus of Paper I (200 marks)

  • Important national and worldwide events.
  • India's history and the Indian National Movement Geography of India Clearly and cohesively, and Economic Geography of India and the World Constitution.
  • Indian Politics and Governance: Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, and Other Aspects
  • Poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector activities, and other aspects of economic and social development are all topics that need to be addressed.
  • Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change - do not require subject specialization in General Science.

IDAS Prelims Syllabus of Paper-II (200 marks)

  • Comprehension
  • Communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical abilities;
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Mental ability
  • General Numeracy fundamentals (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (at the Class X level), Interpretation of the data (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. - Class X level)

Note 1: The Preliminary examination will be a qualifying paper only, requiring a score of at least 33 % to qualify for the Civil Services (Mains) exam.

Note 2: Both Paper I (current affairs) and Paper-II (aptitude exam) will include multiple-choice, objective-style questions worth 200 points each, with two hours given for each paper.

Note 3: For assessment, the candidate must sit in both papers of the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination. As a result, if a candidate does not present in both papers of the (Prelims) test, he or she will be disqualified.

IDAS Mains Syllabus

IDAS Main Examination is aimed to assess a candidate's academic knowledge and ability to convey it consistently. The IDAS Mains test is designed to evaluate applicants' general intellectual characteristics as well as their knowledge of concepts.

The Civil Services Main Exam is intended to assess an aspirant's academic abilities as well as his or her ability to articulate his or her information clearly and cohesively.

Paper Topics
Paper I - Modern Indian language - 300 Marks
  • Comprehension of given passages
  • Precis Writing
  • Vocabulary and Usage
  • Short Essay
  • Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa
Paper-II - English - 300 marks

The goal of the paper is to examine the candidates' ability to read and comprehend major discursive writing, as well as their ability to communicate effectively and correctly in both English and Indian languages.
The following is a general pattern of questions:-

  • Comprehending the sections that have been presented to you
  • Writing with precision
  • Vocabulary and Usage
  • A brief essay
Paper III - Essay - 250 Marks

Candidates will have to prepare an essay on a specified subject. To be written in the candidate's preferred media or language. They will be asked to stay focused on the essay's topic, logically organize their thoughts, and write clearly. The effective and precise expression will be rewarded.

Paper IV - General Studies - I250 Marks
  • From ancient to present times, Indian culture will cover the most important parts of Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture.
  • Significant events, characters, and topics in modern Indian history from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present.
  • The many stages of the Freedom Struggle, as well as significant contributors/contributions from various sections of the country.
  • The country's post-independence consolidation and reorganization.
  • The industrial revolution, international wars, redrawing of state boundaries, cocolonization-decolonization, political theories such as communism, capitalism, and socialism, and their forms and consequences on society will all be covered in world history.
  • Indian Society's Highlights, India's Diversity Women's roles, and orgaorganisationorganisationpulation, as well as related concerns like poverty and development, urban urbanisation urbanisation eir challenges, and solutions.
  • globalization
  • Society in India Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism, and secularism are all concepts that have been discussed recently.
  • Physical characteristics of the world's physical geography: Factors influencing the placement of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various areas of the globe (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); distribution of significant natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) (including India).
Paper V - General Studies II - 250 Marks
  • Historical foundations, history, characteristics, amendments, major clauses, and fundamental structure of the Indian Constitution.
  • Functions and obligations of the Union and States, as well as concerns and challenges related to the federal framework, devolution of authorities and money to local levels, and obstacles therein.
  • Conflict resolution techniques and institutions are hampered by the separation of powers between distinct entities.
  • The Indian constitutional system is compared to those of other countries. Structure, operation, the conduct of business, authorities, and privileges, and issues that arise in Parliament and State Legislatures.
  • The Executive and Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government's structure, organization, and operation; pressure organizations and formal/informal associations, and their involvement in the Polity.
  • Characteristics of the Appointment under the Representation of the People Act.
  • Various Constitutional Bodies' constitutional offices, powers, tasks, and responsibilities Various quasi-judicial, statutory, and regulatory bodies
  • Issues emerging from the creation and execution of government policies and interventions for development in diverse areas.
  • The involvement of NGOs, SHGs, diverse groups and organizations, funders, charities, institutions, and other players in development processes and the development industry
  • Welfare initiatives implemented by the Centre and States for vulnerable sectors of the population, as well as the effectiveness of these schemes; processes, laws, institutions, and bodies established for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Issues about the growth and administration of the social sector/health, education, and human resources services Poverty and hunger-related issues.
  • Citizens' charters, transparency and accountability, and institutional and other measurements are all important components of governance, transparency, and accountability. E-governance applications, models, successes, and limits are all important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability.
  • In a democracy, what is the role of the civil service? India and its Surrounding Areas neighborhood actions Groupings and agreements involving India and/or influencing India's interests at the bilateral, regional, and global levels.
  • The impact of established and developing country policies and politics on India's interests, as well as the Indian diaspora.
  • The organization and mandate of important international institutions and agencies.
Paper VI - General Studies III - 250 Marks
  • Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management are all topics that need to be addressed.
  • The Indian Economy includes concerns connected to planning, mobilization resources, growth, development, and employment.
  • The growth that is inclusive and the difficulties that arise as a result.
  • Budgeting by the government.
  • Major crops, cropping patterns in different sections of the nation, various types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transportation, and marketing of agricultural output, and related challenges and limits; e-technology in the help of farmers.
  • Direct and indirect agriculture subsidies, as well as minimum support prices.
  • Objectives, functioning, limits, and redesigning of the Public Distribution System;
  • Concerns of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; animal-rearing economics.
  • The extent and significance of the food processing and allied sectors in India, as well as their location, upstream and downstream requirements, and supply chain management, are all discussed.
  • India's land reforms.
  • The economy, changes in industrial policy, and their influence on industrial growth are all outcomes of liberalization.
  • Infrastructure includes energy, ports, roads, airports, and railways, among other things. Models of investment
  • Developments in science and technology, as well as their applications and impacts in everyday life.
  • Indian achievements in science and technology; technology indigenization and development of new technologies IT, Space, Computers, robots, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and concerns connected to intellectual property rights are all areas where awareness is needed.
  • Conservation, pollution, and destruction of the environment, as well as environmental impact assessment.
  • Management of disasters and disasters
  • Relationships between progress and extremism's expansion.
  • External state and non-state actors have a role in posing threats to internal security.
  • Internal security threats posed by communication networks, the role of the media and social networking sites in internal security threats, the fundamentals of cyber security, and money laundering and prevention.
  • Border security concerns and their management.
  • The linkage between organized crime and terrorism.
  • The mandates of various security units and agencies.
Paper VII - General Studies IV - 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)
  • This exam will feature questions designed to assess the candidates' views and approaches to problems of integrity, public probity, and his problem-solving approach to a variety of challenges and conflicts he may confront in interacting with society.
  • To identify these features, questions may employ a case study technique.
  • The following major topics will be discussed. Ethics and Human Interaction: Ethics in Human Actions: Essence, Determinants, and Consequences; Dimensions of Ethics; Ethics in Private and Public Relationships
  • Human Values - lessons from great leaders, reformers, and administrators' lives and teachings; the importance of family, community, and educational institutions in instilling values.
  • Attitude: its meaning, structure, and function; its impact on cognition and behavior; political and social attitudes; and social influence and persuasion
  • Integrity, impartiality, nonpartisanship, objectivity, devotion to public service, empathy, tolerance, and sympathy for the weaker sections are all essential qualities for civil service.
  • Concepts of emotional intelligence and its applications in administration and governance.
  • Moral scholars and philosophers from India and throughout the world have contributed. Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance
Paper VIII - Optional Subject - Paper I - 250 Marks Anyone optional subject is available to candidates.
Paper XI - Optional Subject - Paper II -250 Marks Anyone optional subject is available to candidates.

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