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RACE2IAS Model Civil Service Exam is India’s only exam of its kind available for students from Class 6 to know their aptitude to become a Civil Service Officer. Anyone from Class 6 and above can register for the exam. Launched in 2017, RACE2IAS Exam offers students the best national platform to compete and helps students identify their level to prepare in advance. An exam which has no parallels in the country gives students a unique opportunity to deal with questions set on the IAS exam pattern at a young age. The age-appropriate questions prepared by serving/retired Civil Servants provide students a real taste of the exam. Winners of the Mains exam get a chance to meet eminent Civil Servants in the final round of Personality Test.

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Four major Steps to Success

Phases of RACE2IAS Model Civil Service Exam

  • Preliminary Exam

    #1 Stepping stone to Civil Service

    • The exam will contain 2 Objective type papers having multiple choice questions in online mode
    • Paper 1 (General Studies) and Paper 2 (CSAT) with a 1-hour duration each carrying 100 marks
    • Candidates need to secure only 33%+ marks to clear Paper 2.
    • The marks secured in Paper 2 will not be taken into account while preparing the merit list
  • #2 The real test of mettle

    • The students who qualify for the Prelims will be able to appear for the descriptive type examination - The Mains.
    • This exam consists of 2 papers: General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2
    • Each paper will be of 90-minute duration and each paper carries 100 marks
    Mains Exam
  • Personality Test

    #3 A chat that matters

    • Students shortlisted based on rank achieved in the Mains exam will be invited for the Personality Test (interview).
    • This experience will be similar to an actual UPSC Civil Service interview
    • They will have an opportunity to interact with eminent Civil Servants whose guidance and right direction would boost the confidence of students
  • Final Result

    #4 When dreams come true

    • UPSC declares the final results by combining the marks received by a candidate in both the written exam and personality test.
    • RACE2IAS too follows the same pattern and publishes the results based on combining marks from both the written exam and Personality Test.
    • Winners will receive awards from senior Civil Servants in an award function along with discounts in RACE2IAS app courses.
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Category 1

Students from class 6, 7, 8, and 9 makes up Category 1

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Category 2

Students from class 10 , 11, 12 and UG/PG falls under Category 2


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04 Reasons

National-level competition, ranking and exposure
The country’s one-of-its-kind exam provides school students with a firsthand experience of the Civil Service Examination with all-India participation and ranking.
Exam on the similar pattern of actual UPSC Civil Service Exam
RACE2IAS Model Civil Service Exam is conducted like an actual UPSC Civil Service Exam with three tier exams and similar syllabus.
Comprehensive exam prepared under the mentorship of serving/retired Civil Servants
The exam questions are designed under the able guidance and mentorship of serving and retired Civil Servants. RACE2IAS has its own pool of eminent Civil Servants who support us.
Personality Test (Interview) with eminent Civil Servants
Students who clear the Mains exam will earn the opportunity to sit in an in-person Personality Test with eminent Civil Servants. Winners get a lifetime opportunity of meeting with an IAS/IPS Officer in-person.
Not just an Exam

Bundled benefits with RACE2IAS Exam Registration

Gain access to the best study material prepared by top UPSC mentors with a six month study plan. Prepare for RACE2IAS Model Civil Service Exam using study materials from the Mini Civil Service Foundation Course to race ahead in the competition with focus.
Comprehensive notes compiled from The Hindu, Indian Express and PIB of Government of India. To be in the know of things is all about being informed right. Receive the best and accurate daily current affairs updates sourced from authentic and reliable sources through the RACE2IAS App.
Monthly e-magazine of all the news you need for all the exams in short.Witness the happenings of a month unfold in your phone with a scroll of thumb. A monthly compilation of all the events of national and international importance in downloadable format.
Interact with UPSC toppers and best UPSC mentors and get to know the secret of success. Receive free access to our live webinars with UPSC toppers of the respective years to know their mode of preparation, study techniques and more.

Why Do Participants *Hearts* Us?

What makes the Race2IAS exam special? How does this exam transform thousands of students? Listen to the stories of our participants.

Getting Interviewed by senior Civil Service Officers was the highlight

I was a participant in the Race2IAS Model Civil Service Examination Season 4. The exam gave me the real feel of going through all the stages of the Civil Services Examination. What piqued my interest in this exam was the Personality Test wherein we are interviewed by senior officers in the Indian Civil Service. It is such a great initiative to help students from an early stage to prepare for the UPSC exam and to get an idea about how much perseverance is required to go through all the stages of the examination. Sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart to Team Race2IAS for this wonderful opportunity. Really looking forward to the next season of the exam.

Abiya Jose

St. Stephen’s College Delhi

എല്ലാവരും ഒരു തവണ എങ്കിലും എഴുതേണ്ട പരീക്ഷ

സിവിൽ സർവീസ് എന്നത് കേവലം ലക്ഷ്യം മാത്രം അല്ല, ഒരു ജീവിതരീതിയാണെന്ന് ഞാൻ മനസിലാക്കിയത് Race2IAS ലൂടെയാണ്. എല്ലാവരും ഈ പരീക്ഷ് ഒരിക്കലെങ്കിലും എഴുതുന്നത് വളരെ നല്ലതാണ്. സിവിൽ സർവീസിനു മാത്രം അല്ല, ഏതൊരു തൊഴിൽ മേഖലയിലും വേണ്ട അറിവും അനുഭവവും നമുക്ക് ഈ പരീക്ഷയിലൂടെ ലഭിക്കും.

Ashish K Shintu

Rank 3 | Race2IAS Exam

Widened Knowledge, Improved Confidence level

It was the Race2IAS exam that widened my knowledge base on UPSC Civil Service. This exam improved my confidence level. I learnt to look at the news from different angles, enhanced my writing skills and enriched my knowledge. If you want a career in administration or if you wish to develop your personality I can assure that Race2IAS Model Civil service exam is the best option for you. My sincere thanks to the entire team for this innovative venture.

Ardra R Kumar

Lady Shri Ram College for Women

A platform which enriched my academics too

Race2IAS provided me with a platform where I can enhance my talents and abilities. The Model Civil Service Examination enabled me to explore a variety of topics and think out of the box. All the 3 stages of examination provided me with three very different experiences. The examination not only enriched my knowledge but also helped me to excel in my academics.

Diya Nissar

Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram

रेस2आईएएस परीक्षा के द्वारा मुझे सिविल सेवा परीक्षा का अनुभव करने का विशेष अवसर मिला। सबसे यादगार बात इण्टरव्यू के दिन था। उस दिन एक आईएएस अफ़सर के साथ बातचीत करने का अनोखा अवसर मिला। धन्यवाद रेस2आईएएस।.

Palak Sony

Carmel Convent High School , Mancherial,Telangana


What we get asked

RACE2IAS Model Civil Service Exam is an exam conducted nationally for school and college students based on the actual IAS Exam with three tier exams and similar syllabus.
Yes, it includes the exam fee and all the bundled benefits.
No, study materials come bundled with registration fee.
Preliminary exam will be online, while those qualifying for Mains and then Personality Test will have to be physically present for the respective phases.
The preferred language for the Mains Exam is English. Students can also write in Hindi or Malayalam.
No, only 2 General Studies papers.
Study materials can be downloaded through the RACE2IAS app.
Go to Android PlayStore and search for Race2IAS App . Else click and download.
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