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 released the revised exam calendar 2020. It has announced the new exam schedule for Civil Services (Prelims) 2020. It also announced the exam dates of NDA & NA, IES/ISS, CAPF and other exams. The official sources confirm that the Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination will be held on October 4, 2020.
The Commission held a special meeting on June 5 and released the revised programme of examination/ recruitment tests 2020. Earlier, the Commission has postponed the exams due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.5 June 2020
The UPSC is likely to announce new exam dates for all the examinations including Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 exam. As per the official sources, the Commission will conduct a special meeting on June 5 and expected to come out with a new exam calendar.
Earlier, the Commission has postponed all the exams including Civil Services, NDA, IES/ISS, Engineering Service and others. Aspirants are advised to keep visiting the official website to track the UPSC's latest updates.4 June 2020
The UPSC has released an important notice regarding the Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 exam date. The official sources suggest that the exam date will be announced on June 5, 2020. The Commission held a meeting today, i.e., May 20 and reviewed the situation.
The official press notice reads, " The Commission will issue a revised schedule of examinations in its next meeting to be held on June 5, 2020. Details of the new calendar of examinations will be published on the UPSC website, after the Commission’s meeting on June 5, 2020."
The Commission has postponed several recruitment examinations from March due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.20 May 2020
The UPSC is all set to announce the new exam date for Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination. According to the official sources, the Commission conducted a special meeting and decided to postpone the IAS (Prelims) 2020 examination scheduled on May 31 due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
The UPSC will again meet tomorrow and likely to release the fresh exam date for IAS Prelims 2020 examination. Candidates who have registered online for the UPSC Civil Services are advised to check the official website for more details. The Commission will also release the admit card and other important dates.19 May 2020
The UPSC has declared the written exam results for various posts including Senior Examiner, Assistant Legal Adviser, Company Prosecutor, Deputy Central Intelligence Officer and Joint Assistant Director. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination held on March 8 can visit the Commission's official website to check their result.
Candidates who have not been shortlisted can check their marks on the Commission's website after 30 days.15 May 2020