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UPSC Exams

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a constitutional body within India conducts Civil Services Exam every year on an all-India basis for recruiting numerous candidates in different civil services of the Union such as IAS, IFS, IPS and others. These examinations also help UPSC in recruiting people in sectors such as Medical, Forestry, Civil Services and Engineering. There are 42 important centers across India where UPSC conducts these exams.

Eligibility criteria for UPSC Examinations:-

Nationality:- The candidate must be the citizen of India to apply for the Indian Administrative Service & Indian Police Service.

Age Limit: - The candidate should be minimum 21 years of age for applying and the maximum age limit to apply for the UPSC Exams is 29 years.

Educational Qualification: - The candidate should have a degree completed from any of the institutes established by an Act of Parliament or any University deemed by the University Grant Commission under section 3, Act, 1956. The candidates with a degree from any of the recognized universities can apply for the UPSC Exams.

Number of attempts: - Every eligible candidate is allowed to attempt the Civil Services Examination four times.

Restrictions set by UPSC: - A successful candidate already recruited into the Indian Administrative Service or Indian Foreign Service, continuing to be a member of the same will be held ineligible to appear for further examinations.

Physical Fitness Criteria: - Candidate appearing for the Civil Service Examination should be physically fit according to the standards of the UPSC. Fitness Standards set by UPSC are based on the guidelines given in Appendix-3 of rules for examination published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 4th December, 2004.

Brief information about the UPSC Examination application:

All the UPSC Exams have the same forms. The eligibility criteria and other details may differ from exam to exam. A candidate wishing to appear for more than one exam has to fill an individual form for each examination. UPSC notifies common public about the examinations through Employment News and other leading newspapers every year in the month of December.

Applicants can procure forms and information brochures about UPSC exams from all the leading Post Offices across India. Candidates have to send the properly filled forms along with the acknowledgment card.

Examination Pattern of UPSC

Candidates have to successfully complete the Preliminary Examination to appear for the main Examination

After completion of the main examinations, the candidates have to appear for the final interview and a Personality Test.

List of UPSC Examinations

  • Central Police Forces Examination (CPF)
  • Combined Defense Services Examination (CDS)
  • Combined Engineering Services Examination (CESE)
  • Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS)
  • Geologist's Examination
  • Indian Administrative Services Examination (IAS)
  • Indian Civil Service (CSAT)
  • Indian Economics Services/Indian Statistical Services Exam (IES/ISS)
  • Indian Forest Services Examination (IFS)
  • National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination (NDA/NA)
  • SO/Steno (Gd B/Gd-I) Ltd Dept t Competitive Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam

Important Dates

Sep
28
2014

National Defense Academy and Naval Academy September 2014 Exam Dates

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Nov
22
2014

Indian Forest Service (Main) 2014 Exam Dates

Indian Forest Service (Main) exam dates are declared by Union Public Service Commission. IFS ...
Dec
05
2014

Last date for submission of application for CDS February 2015

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam dates for CDS-2015, which will be...
Dec
14
2014

Civil Services (Main) 2014 Exam Dates

UPSC has announced the exam dates for Civil Services (Main 2014), which will be held in December...
Jan
18
2015

SCRA 2015 Exam Dates

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam dates for Special Class Railway...
Feb
15
2015

CDS February 2015 Exam Dates

Apr
19
2015

National Defense Academy and Naval Academy April 2015 Exam Dates

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam dates for NDA and NA-2015, which will...
May
08
2015

Last date for submission of application for Central Armed Police Forces 2015

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam dates for Central Armed Police Forces...
May
23
2015

IES/ISS 2015 Exam Dates

UPSC announced the exam dates for Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS-2015),...
Jun
12
2015

Engineering Services Examination 2015 Exam Dates

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam dates for Engineering Services...
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