UPSC Civil Service Exam | Notification, Eligibility, Exam dates
Ripul Agarwal | Updated On - June, 21 2023
UPSC Civil Service Exam Recruitment
UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023 Notification
UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023 Overview
|Organization||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Notification||UPSC IAS Prelims 2023|
UPSC Civil Service Exam Important Dates
|Events||Important Exam Dates|
|Date of Release of UPSC CSE 2023 Notification||01.02.2023|
|Last Date for receipt of UPSC CSE 2023 Applications||21.02.2023|
|Date of UPSC CSE Admit Card for Preliminary Exam 2023||08.05.2023 to 28.05.2023|
|Date of commencement of the UPSC CSE 2023 Preliminary Exam||28.05.2023|
|Date of Commencement of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2023||15.09.2023|
UPSC Civil Service Exam Eligibility Criteria
Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.
Age Limit: The candidate must be between 21 and 32 years of age, with relaxation for certain categories.
Educational Qualification: A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Number of Attempts: General category candidates can attempt the exam six times, with relaxations for reserved category candidates.
UPSC Civil Service Exam Syllabus
UPSC Civil Service Exam Exam Pattern
Preliminary Examination: It consists of two objective-type papers: General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II (popularly known as CSAT). Both papers are conducted on the same day. Paper I covers subjects like History, Geography, Polity, Economy, and Current Affairs. Paper II assesses the candidate's comprehension, analytical ability, and decision-making skills.
Main Examination: It is a written examination consisting of nine papers, including one qualifying paper on Indian languages and one on English. The other papers cover subjects like Essay, General Studies (I, II, III, and IV), and optional subjects chosen by the candidate.
Personality Test (Interview): Candidates who clear the Main Examination are called for the Personality Test, which assesses their personality traits, communication skills, and overall suitability for a career in civil services.
Preliminary Exam Pattern
|Paper||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
|General Studies Paper I||100||200||2 hours|
|General Studies Paper II (CSAT)||80||200|
Mains Exam Pattern
|Name of the Paper||Subject||Total Marks|
|Paper A||Indian Language||300|
|Paper II||General Studies I||250|
|Paper III||General Studies II||250|
|Paper IV||General Studies III||250|
|Paper V||General Studies IV||250|
|Paper VI||Optional I||250|
|Paper VII||Optional II||250|