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, 2021. Interested candidates can access the UPSC notification 2021 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 2021 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.
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 Civil Services (IAS) final result 2020. Candidates who have appeared for the interview can check their UPSC IAS final result 2020 on the official website - www.upsc.gov.in.
A total of 761 candidates have been qualified in the selection process. The interviews were held between August 2 and September 22, 2021.27 September 2021
The UPSC has released the Civil Services Preliminary admit card 2021. Candidates who have registered for the written exam can download the admit card on the official portal. One should take the printout of the admit card and carry the same to the examination centre.
The written exam will be held on October 10 in two shifts - General Studies (morning) and CSAT (afternoon).17 September 2021
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said that the curriculum for Civil Services at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) must suit India's changing scenario and therefore, needs to be accordingly modified constantly and from time to time.
13 September 2021
Union Minister of State PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh has announced that the Civil Services curriculum at LBSNAA is being modified keeping in mind the changing needs of India at 75. He made this statement while delivering his address at the Academy.
The Civil Services 2021 Prelims exam will be held on October 10. Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary will be eligible for the Mains exam.26 August 2021
The UPSC has released the tentative annual calendar 2022. It has released the exam dates of all the examinations or recruitment tests in 2022. The Commission has also released the date of notification and last date for receipt of the application along with exam dates.
The UPSC Civil Services 2022 exam notification will be released on February 2. The online applications will be accepted till February 22. The Prelims will be held on June 5. The Civil Services (Mains) will be conducted from September 16, onwards (5 days).16 August 2021