Test Series


The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Mains test conducted at the Shri Rajiv Gandhi IAS Academy is a prestigious and challenging examination that serves as the second stage of the Civil Services Examination in India. The Civil Services Examination is conducted by the UPSC to select candidates for various prestigious posts in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and other central government services.

The UPSC Mains test at Shri Rajiv Gandhi IAS Academy is a crucial phase where candidates who have successfully cleared the Preliminary examination move forward to showcase their comprehensive knowledge, analytical abilities, and writing skills. It is a written examination that assesses the candidates on a wide range of subjects, including General Studies, Essay, and optional subjects.

The main features of the UPSC Mains test at Shri Rajiv Gandhi IAS Academy are as follows:

  1. General Studies Papers: Candidates are tested on subjects like Indian Polity, Governance, Economy, History, Geography, Environment, Science & Technology, etc. There are usually four General Studies papers.
  1. Essay Paper: Candidates are required to write essays on topics of national and international relevance. This paper assesses their ability to present coherent arguments and express their ideas effectively.
  1. Optional Subject Papers: Candidates can choose one optional subject from a list of subjects. These papers test the candidates’ in-depth knowledge of the subject they choose.
  1. Language Papers: Candidates have to write qualifying papers in one of the Indian languages and English. However, marks obtained in these papers are not counted for the final ranking.
  1. Interview (Personality Test): After clearing the Mains examination, candidates are called for a Personality Test (Interview). This stage assesses their personality, communication skills, and overall suitability for a career in the civil services.

The UPSC Mains test is known for its tough evaluation and requires thorough preparation and comprehensive understanding of various subjects. Shri Rajiv Gandhi IAS Academy provides guidance, coaching, and support to aspiring civil servants, helping them develop the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in this prestigious examination. Candidates who successfully clear all the stages of the Civil Services Examination will be eligible for various administrative positions in the Government of India, making this test a crucial step towards a fulfilling and impactful career in public service.