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||April 19, 2020|
|Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020||February 12, 2020||May 31, 2020|
|Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2019|
|I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020||March 25, 2020||June 26, 2020|
|Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020||April 8, 2020||July 19, 2020|
|Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020||April 22, 2020||August 9, 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 postponed the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NDA & NA) April 2020 examination. Aspirants who are aspiring for the examination should note that the NDA & NA 2020 (I) exam scheduled on April 19 was postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID 2019) outbreak in the country.
According to the official notice, "NDA & NA Exam (I) 2020 scheduled to be held on April 19, 2020, stands deferred till further notice."
Candidates should note that the Commission will soon release the new exam dates for NDA (I) 2020. This year, NDA & NA (I) recruitment notification was released for a total of 418 vacancies. The course will commence from January 2, 2021.31 March 2020
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has postponed the uploading of advertisements of posts under Direct Recruitment scheme. The advertisement and application link for the said recruitment will not be activated on the official website. The recruitment notification was released for 5 posts falling under Direct Recruitment in the employment news on March 28, 2020.
The UPSC has also deferred the uploading of an advertisement on its website. The sources suggest that the new date will be announced soon. The Commission has taken the decision due to the shutdown of Delhi and other Districts/ States for preventing the spread of COVID19'.
Aspirants are advised to explore the name of the posts the interview was postponed. The interviews were postponed for a total of 12 posts. The new interview dates will be available soon on the official website.31 March 2020
The UPSC has postponed the Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS) Examination 2020 notification. Candidates who are aspiring for the exam are advised to visit the official site to track the latest updates about the IES/ISS exam 2020.
The official website reads, "IES/ISS Examination-2020, scheduled to be notified on 25-03-2020, has been deferred till further notice."
The Commission had to release the notification on March 25, 2020. The UPSC has postponed due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The exam date is June 26, 2020.26 March 2020
The UPSC has released the Combined Defence Service (CDS) (I) examination 2020 result. Candidates who have appeared for the written test held on February 2 can visit the official website to check the result.
The CDS (1) result 2020 was released in both roll number and name. Candidates can search their result in pdf. It is advised to download the result and keep the hard copy for future reference.
A total of 7081 candidates have qualified in the written exam. They are now eligible for the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence.24 March 2020
The UPSC has announced that Civil Services interview (Personality Test) examination 2019 postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for the Personality Test should visit the official website to check the details.
The Commission has scheduled the examination between March 23 and April 3 were postponed. The UPSC has stated that the revised schedule will be informed to the candidates in due course of time. It has released the Main exam result on January 14, 2020.20 March 2020