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UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024

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Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination 2024

The Commission has announced the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 on its official website The UPSC Exam Calendar 2024 indicates the notification dates, exam dates, and complete schedule of the various recruitments to be conducted by the commission in 2024.

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is about to release a notification for the recruitment of the Civil Services Examination 2024.

Exam NameCivil Services Examination (CSE / IAS)
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
UPSC 2024 vacancyTBA
Exam LevelNational
Exam stagesPreliminary exam
Main exam
Personality Test
Mode of examOffline
Number of PapersPreliminary – Two papers
Mains – Nine Papers
Duration of ExamPreliminary – Each paper is of 2 hours
Mains – Each paper is of 3 hours
Language of examPrelims – English and Hindi
Application fee PrelimsRs 100
Exam CentresFor Preliminary exam – TBA
For Mains exam – TBA

The candidate interested and meets their eligibility criteria can visit the official website and fill out the online application form according to the instructions provided on the webpage.

Name of the Portal: Union Public Service Commission

Name of the Exam: Civil Services Examination 2024

Vacancy: Various

Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 14/02/2024

Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 05/03/2024

Admit Card Download: May 2024

Exam Date: 26/05/2024

UPSC Civil Services Exam Posting List

UPSC Posts List: All Indian Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Forest Service (IFoS)

UPSC Posts List: Group A Civil Services

  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
  • Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

UPSC Posts List: Group B Civil Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Police Service

Eligibility Criteria

IAS exam age limit21 to 32 years
UPSC Educational qualificationGraduation in any stream from recognised University
UPSC attempt limitGeneral Categories – 6 attempts
OBC- 9 attempts
SC/ ST- Unlimited attempts till upper age limit

Exam Pattern 2024

Number of papers2
Language of paperEnglish
Duration of exam4 hours (2 hours each)
Number of questionsGeneral Studies paper 1: 100
General Studies paper 2: 80
Maximum marks400 (200 each)
Qualifying marks33%
PaperTypeNo. of questionsUPSC Total MarksDurationNegative marks
General Studies IObjective1002002 hoursYes
General Studies II (CSAT)Objective802002 hoursYes

Note: GS Paper II is qualifying in nature with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%

UPSC IAS mains exam pattern 2024

Number of papers9
Language of paperEnglish
Descriptive paper: Candidates can appear for language paper in 22 languages mentioned in schedule 8 of the Indian constitution
Duration of exam3 hours each
SubjectsCompulsory Indian language
General Studies I
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
Optional I
Optional II
Number of questionsPart A and B: 300 each
General studies and optional paper: 250 each
Maximum marks1750
UPSC CSE Exam Pattern: Mains
PaperSubjectDurationIAS Total marks
Paper ACompulsory Indian language3 hours300
Paper BEnglish3 hours300
Paper IEssay3 hours250
Paper IIGeneral Studies I3 hours250
Paper IIIGeneral Studies II3 hours250
Paper IVGeneral Studies III3 hours250
Paper VGeneral Studies IV3 hours250
Paper VIOptional I3 hours250
Paper VIIOptional II3 hours250

UPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024

General Studies Paper I SyllabusGeneral Studies Paper II Syllabus
Current events of national and international importance.Comprehension
General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specializationInterpersonal skills including communication skills
History of India and Indian National Movement.Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etcDecision making and problem-solving
General ScienceGeneral mental ability
Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etcBasic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data sufficiency etc.—Class X level)
Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

Selection Process

There are three stages in the selection process for the UPSC CSE Examination.

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Interview

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Bharathi Pradeep
Bharathi Pradeep
Editor at Bharathi covers topics on Competitive exams, How To guides, Current exams, Current Affairs, Study Materials, etc. Follow her on social media using the links below.

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