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.
|S No||Name of Examination||Date of Notification||Last Date for Receipt of Applications||Date of Exam|
|1||Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019||September 26, 2019||October 22, 2019||January 6, 2019|
|2||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||January 20, 2019|
|3||C.D.S. Examination (I), 2019||October 31, 2019||November 26, 2019||February 3, 2019|
|4||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||February 24, 2019|
|5||CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2019||December 5, 2019||December 31, 2019||March 3, 2019|
|6||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||March 10, 2019|
|7||N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2019||January 9, 2019||February 4, 2019||April 21, 2019|
|8||Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019||February 19, 2019||March 18, 2019||June 2, 2019|
|9||Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 through CS(P) Examination 2019|
|10||I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2019||March 20, 2019||April 16, 2019||June 28, 2019|
|11||Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination,2019||March 20, 2019||April 16, 2019||June 28, 2019|
|12||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||July 7, 2019|
|13||Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2019||June 30, 2019|
|14||Combined Medical Services Examination, 2019||April 10, 2019||May 6, 2019||July 21, 2019|
|15||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||August 11, 2019|
|16||Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2019||April 24, 2019||May 20, 2019||August 18, 2019|
|17||C.D.S. Examination (II), 2019||June 12, 2019||July 8, 2019||September 8, 2019|
|18||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||September 15, 2019|
|19||Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019||September 20, 2019|
|20||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||October 20, 2019|
|21||N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2019||August 7, 2019||September 3, 2019||November 17, 2019|
|22||Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination||November 24, 2019|
|23||Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2019||December 1, 2019|
|24||S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE||September 18, 2019||October 10, 2019||December 14, 2019|
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 declared the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam 2019 result. Candidates can access their CAPF result 2019 on the official site. A total of 2215 candidates qualified in the written test.
Candidates who qualify in the exam should appear for Physical Standard Test/ Physical Efficiency Tests (PET) and Medical Standards Tests (MST). The Detailed Application Form (DAF) will be available from October 30 to November 13, 2019, until 6 pm.
The CAPF Assistant Commandants exam was held on August 18, 2019. The notification was released for a total of 323 vacancies.19 October 2019
The UPSC has activated the Detailed Application Form (DAF) link for the post of Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS). Candidates who have qualified in the written examination held in June can apply online until October 31, 2019.
The IES/ISS DAF is available only on the official website and candidates should use their login credentials such as roll number and password to access the form.
The Commission has released the IES/ISS written result in October. It will inform the dates of personality test/ interview soon on the official website.18 October 2019
The UPSC has released the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2019 time-table. Candidates who have qualified in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and shortlisted for the Main Exam can check the IFS Main exam dates.
The Commission has released a notice regarding the IFS Main exam dates 2019. The conventional exams will be held from December 1 to 8, 2019. The General English and General Knowledge will be held on December 1.
The UPSC will release the IFS Mains admit card three weeks before the exam dates. The IFS Main exam result will be released in January 2020. Candidates who qualify in the Main will be called for the Interview.17 October 2019
The UPSC has released a recruitment notification for filling 88 vacancies to the post of Botanists, Legal Officers (Grade-II), Joint Assistant Directors and Specialist Grade III in various disciplines/ areas comprising Anesthesia, Bio-Chemistry, Cardiology, Forensic Medicine, General Medicine, Neuro Surgery and Paediatrics Surgery.
The recruitment will be made for various departments under the Government of India through direct recruitment. Candidates can apply for the post until October 31, 2019.15 October 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recommended 53 more candidates for Civil Services Examination 2018. It has released a press note regarding the release of a reserve list of CSM 2018.
According to the press note, The results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2018 were declared vide Press Note dated August 4, 2019, recommending 759 candidates in order of merit of appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and Central Services Group A and Group B against 812 vacancies.
The sources suggest that 53 recommended candidates include 38 General, 14 OBC and 1 SC to fill up the remaining posts on the Civil Services Examination 2018. Candidates with roll number 1107694 and 0882880 are provisional.12 October 2019