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, 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 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the Civil Services Prelims 2020 result on October 23. Candidates can check their result in the pdf file through their roll number. The UPSC has also released the IFS Prelims result along with Civil Services result.
Candidates who have qualified in the UPSC Preliminary 2020 exam have to fill the DAF for UPSC Mains exam 2020. The Civil Services DAF 1 form for IAS will be available from October 28 to November 11, 2020, till 06:00 P.M. However, IFS 2020 DAF 1 will be available between November 16 and 27, 2020 till 06:00 P.M.
The Commission has conducted the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2020 exam on October 4. The Main exam will be held from January 8, onwards (5 days).24 October 2020
Press Information Bureau (PIB) has busted the fake news circulating on social media regarding the upper age limit of Civil Services. A piece of news circulating on social media that UPSC has reduced the upper age limit for Civil Services Exam (CSE) from 32 years to 26 years was fake.
The upper age limit for UPSC Civil Services is 32 years for general category and age relaxation is provided for OBC, SC and ST categories. Aspirants of Civil Services are advised to follow the news only on the official site of UPSC.
PIB tweeted, "Claim: In a news article, it is being claimed that the maximum age for taking the UPSC Civil Examination for students of general category is going to decrease from 32 years to 26 years. #PIBFactCheck: This claim is fake. No such decision has been taken by UPSC."23 October 2020
The UPSC has released the CAPF 2019-20 interview schedule on the official site. The commission will conduct the CAPF exam interview 2019-20 from November 16 to 20 and 22 to 25, 2020.
The shortlisted candidates should download the UPSC CAPF call letters from the official site and appear for the CAPF interview at the UPSC headquarters at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069.21 October 2020
The UPSC has released the Civil Services marksheet for Civil Services 2020 examination. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can check the marksheet at the official site.
Candidates should use their login details to check the Civil Services markseet 2019. It is advised to keep the marksheet and cross-check the same with the official answer key.
The Commission has conducted the Preliminary exam in May 2019 and Mains in October 2019. The personal interview got delayed and held in August 2020 due to COVID pandemic.17 October 2020
The UPSC has released the CDS (II) 2020 admit card on October 15. Candidates who have registered for the CDS exam can download CDS admit card 2020 on the official site. One should enter the login details such as roll number and date of birth to download CDS admit card for the second session.
Aspirants should download CDS admit card 2020 and carry the hard copy to the examination centre. The CDS exam will be conducted on November 11, 2020.15 October 2020