The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a National level competitive examination in India, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India.
CareerIndia provides you with the list of 20 civil services in India consisting of complete information about each exam and how to apply or prepare for the examination. The syllabus (Preliminary and Main) and updated question papers for all the exams are featured here with an option of downloading them for your reference and preparation.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the annual calendar. The UPSC Calendar consists of all the exam dates along with the date of notification, last date for receipt of application and duration of the exam. Aspirants should never miss the exam calendar released by UPSC. It is also advised to download the UPSC Calendar and take a printout for future reference. We also advise aspirants to refer our UPSC Calendar 2020 page for detailed information.
|Name of Examination||Date of Notification||Date of Exam|
|Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020||September 25, 2019||January 5, 2020|
|Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination,2020||September 25, 2019||January 19, 2020|
|C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020||October 30, 2019||February 2, 2020|
|CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020||December 4, 2019||March 1, 2020|
|N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020||January 8, 2020||September 6, 2020|
|Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020||February 12, 2020||October 4, 2020|
|Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2019|
|I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020||June 10, 2020||October 16, 2020|
|Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020||July 22, 2020||October 22, 2020|
|Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020||August 18, 2020||December 20, 2020|
|N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020||June 10, 2020||September 6, 2020|
|C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020||August 5, 2020||November 11, 2020|
The UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification on February 12, 2020. Interested candidates can access the UPSC notification 2020 on its official website. The notification plays a significant role in the competitive examinations. It will display all the important details such as eligibility, selection procedure, exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus. The UPSC recruitment notification 2020 was released for a total of 769 vacancies that include vacancies for PwBD category.
The Civil Services Examination (CSE) stands as one amongst the toughest examinations in the country. The year-long examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year, over 10 lakh aspirants compete for the All India Services, such as IAS, IPS and IFS. Along with Central Services, Group A and B Services are also equally popular across India. Depending upon the candidates' preference and rank, the Commission will allot the service. The UPSC conducts the CSE for a total of 24 services apart from Indian Forest Service (IFS). Check the UPSC services list here.
All India Services
1. Indian Administrative Service
2. Indian Police Service
3. Indian Foreign Service
4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service
6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
7. Indian Defence Accounts Service 8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
10. Indian Postal Service
11. Indian Civil Accounts Service
12. Indian Railway Traffic Service
13. Indian Railway Accounts Service
14. Indian Railway Personnel Service
15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
16. Indian Defence Estates Service
17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
18. Indian Trade Service
19. Indian Corporate Law Service
20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer′s Grade)
21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’
India's central recruiting agency, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is one amongst the Constitutional bodies. Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, UPSC was vested with the many functions related to the recruitment of Civil Services and other Central Services. Every Civil Services aspirant should know the important functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution.
The Civil Services, also known as the UPSC exam is considered one of the toughest and prestigious competitive exams in India with a success rate of just 0.1%. The examination is conducted to recruit officers for three types of services namely, All India Services, Central Services and State Services.
CareerIndia provides you with the list of Civil Services in India, which also has complete information on more than 11 civil service exams. Syllabus (Preliminary and Main) for all the exams are mentioned with an option of downloading it for your future reference.
Eligibility criteria including nationality, educational qualification, age limit and the number of attempts are also provided to enable the candidates to know if they are qualified. Selection procedure gives a detailed process of selection in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The exclusive section on Career prospects fetch you the details of the pay scale, designations with all the information on the training period.
As a part of guidance on exam preparation, we have documented information on coaching centres, question papers, reference books and preparation tips to help you crack one of the toughest exams in India.
The UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination cut-off marks list. It has released the cut-off for all the three stages of the exam 2019. Candidates can check the list based on various categories. Earlier, it has also released the final result of Civil Services Examination 2019.
The list below is the marks secured by the last recommended candidate in General category.
The official notice reads, "Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only. GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2019."14 August 2020
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has not announced that it has not notified any COVID-19 related instructions for the Civil Services exam 2020 scheduled on October 4.
A piece of news circulated in social media claims that UPSC will only allow candidates who test COVID-19 negative to appear for the IAS Prelims exam 2020. According to the government's fact check, the Commission made it clear that it has not released such guidelines regarding the exam.
Earlier, the UPSC has postponed the Civil Services Exam 2020 (Prelims) a couple of times and decided to conduct the exam on October 4.13 August 2020
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has called for the online applications for filling Twenty Four (24) vacancies to the post of Scientific Officer (Pharmacognosy), Junior Scientific Officer, Lecturer (Vocational Guidance, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Physiotherapy) and Sub-Editor posts.
The registration-cum-application applications process towards the same started on August 8, 2020 and closes on August 27, 2020 by 11:59 pm.
Candidates will be based on pay matric as per 7th Pay Commission.
12 August 2020
The UPSC has released the Indian Economic Services (IES) 2020 notification. The IES recruitment notification was released for the post of Junior Time Scale of the Services. The notification was released for a total of 15 vacancies. Interested candidates can apply online for the IES until September 1, 2020.
"The number of vacancies mentioned above is liable to alteration. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes. Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Sections and persons with benchmark disability categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government," the UPSC IES notification read.
The UPSC IES 2020 exam will be held on October 16, 2020 (3 days).12 August 2020
The UPSC has released the NDA (i) and (ii) admit card 2020. Candidates can download UPSC NDA admit card 2020 on official site. One should use their login credentials to download UPSC NDA admit card.
This year, the UPSC has combined NDA 1 and 2 due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. The NDA exam will be conducted on September 6.
Aspirants should use their roll number or registration number to download NDA admit card 2020. In case of any issue, send an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org August 2020