IRTS Exam 2021: IRTS (Indian Railway Traffic Service) is a competitive examination conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) in India.
This is a test for the recruitment of the Candidates who are willing to get a job in Indian Railways Department.
Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) is a group ‘A’ department of the Indian Government. The Central Service is responsible for the management of the transport operations and commercial wings of the Indian Railways.
It consists of two branches:
Below mentioned are some important dates related to IRTS 2021 exam, that every applicant must know, who are willing to appear in the examination.
These dates are also available on the official website, as these dates are decided by the officials.
|IRTS Notification release Date||To be Announced|
|Admit Card Release Date||To be Announced|
|Civil Services Examination (Preliminary)||To be Announced|
|Civil Services Examination (Main)||To be Announced|
|Declaration of Prelims Result||To be Announced|
|Declaration of Main Result||To be Announced|
IRTS Salary 2021: Salary of IRTS Officer
The Below Mention Table Shows the IRTS Officer Salary Structure:
|Junior Time Scale||Rs. 18000-13500||Assistant operational manager|
|Senior Time Scale||Rs. 10000-15200||Divisional operational manager|
|Junior Administrative Scale||Rs. 12000-16500||Sr. divisional operational manager|
|Selection Grade||Rs. 14300-18300||Chief operational manager|
|Senior administrative grade||Rs. 318400-500-22400||Executive director|
|Higher administrative grade||Rs. 22400-525-24500||Additional member|
|Higher grade||RS. 26000||Member staff|
IRTS Exam Pattern 2021:
The pattern of Civil Services Examination is intended to test a candidate’s academic expertise and that candidate’s ability to grant himself/herself in a methodical and steady manner.
The exam pattern is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and level of understanding of the candidates.
The UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020 is conducted in two phases, Prelims and Mains, which are then followed by an interview.
IRTS Exam Pattern: Prelims
- Prelims papers consist of 200 marks each.
- Both the question papers are objective type (multiple choice questions) of each hour.
- Question papers language option will both Hindi and English. However, questions related to English language comprehension skills will be provided in English only.
- Additional time of 20 minutes will be allotted to the blind candidates.
|S.NO||Name of The Paper||Nature of the Paper||Duration of The Exam||Questions||Marks|
|1||IAS Exam Paper – I: General Studies||Merit Ranking Nature||2 Hours||100||200 Marks|
|2||IAS Exam Paper – II: General Studies (CSAT)||Qualifying Nature||2 Hours||80||200 Marks|
IRTS Exam Pattern: Mains
The candidates who have passed the preliminary examination are called for the main examination and they will be called for interview on the basis of marks obtained in the main examination.
Total marks for main exam and interview for final exam result
|SL.NO.||IAS Exam Paper||Name of The paper||Nature of The paper||Duration of the exam||Marks|
|1||Paper-A||Compulsary Indian Language||Qualifying Nature||3 Hours||300 Marks|
|2||Paper-B||English||Qualifying Nature||3 Hours||300 Marks|
|3||Paper-I||Essay||Merit Ranking Nature||3 Hours||250 Marks|
|4||Paper-II||General Studies-I||3 Hours||250 Marks|
|5||Paper-III||General Studies II||3 Hours||250 Makrs|
|6||Paper IV||General Studies III||3 Hours||250 Marks|
|7||Paper-V||General Studies IV||3 Hours||250 Marks|
|8||Paper-VI||Optional Paper I||3 Hours||250 Marks|
|9||Paper-VII||Optional Paper II||3 Hours||250 Marks|
|Total Marks||1750 Marks|
|Interview/Personality test||275 Marks|
|Grand Total||2025 Marks|
IRTS Exam Syllabus 2021:
The Syllabus of IRTS Exam is Divided into two Major Categories:
- Preliminary Syllabus
- Main Syllabus
IRTS Mains Exam Syllabus:
The Commission will release the list of selected candidates for the Civil Services Main Examination on the basis of merit and reservation. The total number of vacancies will be listed approximately 12-13 times to take the main examination. Candidates should understand that the main examination is an important stage in the IAS selection process. This stage tests candidates on various subjects. The main examination consists of nine traditional (descriptive) papers, two of which are qualifying.
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision-making and problem-solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
- Comprehension of given passages
- Precis Writing
- Usage and Vocabulary
- Short Essay
- To be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice
- Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic
- The choice of subjects will be given
- They will be expected to keep close to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in an orderly fashion and to write concisely
- Credit will be given for effective and exact expression
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
- Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
- The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country
- Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country history of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society
- Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
- Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies
- Effects of globalization on Indian society
- Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
- Salient features of the world’s physical geography
- Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
- Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
- Separation of powers between various organs disputes redressal mechanisms and institutions.
- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
- Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
- Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
- Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
- Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
- Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions.
- Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
- Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
- Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
- Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
- Role of civil services in a democracy.
- India and its neighbourhood- relations.
- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
- Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
- Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate
- Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
- Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
- Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
- Government Budgeting.
- Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
- Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
- Land reforms in India.
- Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
- Investment models.
- Science and technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
- Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
- Disaster and disaster management.
- Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
- Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
- Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; money-laundering and its prevention
- Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
- Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
- This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem-solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
- Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
- Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; the role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
- Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
- Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
- Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
- Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: 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.
- Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s
- Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption
- Case Studies on the above issues.
Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.