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.
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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’
The Civil Services, also known as the UPSC exam is considered one of the toughest and prestigious competitive exams in India with 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.
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Eligibility criteria including nationality, educational qualification, age limit and number of attempts is 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. Exclusive section on Career prospects fetch you the details of pay scale, designations with all the informations on the training period.
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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has extended the last date for the receipt of online application forms for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2019. The online application window will close on March 19 according to the official website. Aspirants can apply online for the examination until 6 PM today.
The Commission has not specified the reason for extending the online application process. Candidates who are aiming for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) exam should also apply through Civil Services (Preliminary) 2019.
The Civil Services Preliminary examination will be held on June 2, 2019. One who clears the preliminary and score above the cutoff will be allowed for the Civil Services Main examination, which will be held for 5 days from September 20, 2019.19 March 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is all set to close the application window for Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2019. Interested candidates who haven't applied online can submit their application online through the official website – www.upsconline.nic.in. Candidates who are aiming for Indian Forest Service (IFS) should also apply through UPSC's website.
The Commission has released the Civil Services and IFoS Prelims 2019 notification in the third week of February. The application process for both Civil Services and IFS Prelims will end on March 18, 2019.
Aspirants have to note that this is the first time 10% quota provided to the Economically Backward Classes. Candidates who want to avail the EWS reservation should produce the EWS certificate while submitting the Detail Application Form (DAF) for Civil Services Main exam 2019.
The Civil Services notification was released for approximately 900. The total number of posts for Indian Forest Service (IFS) is 90. The preliminary exam will be common for both Civil Services and IFS which will be held on June 2, 2019.18 March 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released an important notice regarding application submission and Economic Weaker Section (EWS). Interested candidates who want to apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2019 should complete the registration process before March 18, 2019.
The official notice released by UPSC stated that ''Candidates who wish to apply under EWS category are requested to get their EWS Certificate ready by 1st August 2019.'' It also added, ''Candidates who have completed Part-I of the application form are requested to complete Part-II and submit the application, immediately, in order to avoid last days rush.''
UPSC will conduct the Civil Services Preliminary exam across the country on June 2, 2019. Candidates who qualify and obtain cutoff score will be shortlisted for the Main examination, which will be held in September 2019. The admit cards for UPSC Prelims will be available on the official website from the third week of May 2019.14 March 2019
The central recruiting agency, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), has released the notification for the recruitment of Civil Services a week ago. Candidates who want to serve the country with the highest positions can apply. Aspirants have to note that the last date to apply online for UPSC Civil Services, which include the All India Services such as IAS, IPS and IFS, is March 18, 2019.
Interested candidates have to keep their scanned photograph and signature ready for the online application. Candidates who are aspiring for the Indian Forest Services (IFS) should also apply through the Civil Services.
The Civil Services Preliminary will be held on June 2, 2019. Candidates who qualify and obtain the cutoff score in the Preliminary will be shortlisted for the Main examination. The Civil Services Main Examination will be held in the month of September. The IFS Main Examination scheduled in December 2019.27 February 2019
The Union Public Service Commission has released the Civil Services Examination 2019 notification. Aspirants who are aiming for the All India Services such as IAS, IPS and IFS along with other services can access the notification from the official website. Interested candidates can apply online for the CSE 2019 examination between February 19 and March 18, 2019.
Candidates should meet all the eligibility requirements set by the UPSC to apply online. A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university is required. Indian Forest Service notification was also released along with CSE 2019. Aspirants can apply online for the IFS through Civil Services Examination 2019.
There is a restriction on the number of attempts for Civil Services. Candidates belonging to the general category can make only six attempts. The number of attempts permissible to OBC categories shall be nine. However, there is no restriction on attempts for candidates belonging to SC and ST categories.19 February 2019