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.
A total of 485 out of 812 recommended candidates in the Civil Services Examination in 2018 had chosen Hindi as mother tongue. The rest had chosen other regional languages as their mother tongue. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh revealed the statistics in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
In the Civil Services 2017 exam, a total of 633 candidates out of 1056 candidates had chosen Hindi as their mother tongue. A total of 664 and 643 candidates had claimed Hindi as their mother tongue in the Civil Services 2016 and 2015, respectively.
The UPSC conducts the Civil Services for shortlisting the candidates to IAS, IPS and IFS besides Group A and B services. The selection process consists of three stages.6 December 2019
The UPSC has released the recruitment notification of CISF Assistant Commandment (Executive) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2020. Interested candidates who satisfy the prerequisites set by the Commission can apply online for the post until December 24, 2019.
The CISF AC 2020 recruitment notification was released for a total of 23 vacancies. Candidates should note that they are also required to route a hard copy of the online-submitted application through proper channel to the CISF authorities for verification.
The selection will be made through a written examination followed by the physical standard test and an interview. The written exam will be held on May 3, 2020.4 December 2019
The UPSC has released the recruitment notification for filling six vacancies to the post of System Analysts (General Central Service, Group 'A') through direct recruitment on deputation. The offline applications towards the same must be submitted before January 12, 2020.
Candidates who are aspiring to apply for the post must possess Masters Degree in Computer Applications/M.Sc Computer Science/Information Technology from a recognized University or Institute; B.E/B.Tech in Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Computer Technology/ Computer Science and Engineering or Information Technology from a recognized University.
The selected candidates can earn up to Rs. 1,77,500 per month.2 December 2019
The UPSC has released a couple of notifications regarding CDS (I) 2019 and 2020. The Commission has released the CDS (I) 2019 final result. It has also released a list of rejected applications in CDS (I) 2020 due to non-payment of fee. Candidates are advised to visit the official website to check all the important details regarding the latest updates.
A total of 129 candidates have qualified in the CDS (I) 2019 written exam and SSB interview. The UPSC has also released a list of 16 rejected applications in CDS (I) 2020 exam. The CDS (I) 2020 exam will be conducted on February 2.26 November 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a recruitment notification for filling 48 vacancies to the post of Assistant Registrar of Trade Marks, Senior Examiner of Trade Marks, Assistant Directors (Banking/Capital Market), Design Officer (Principal and Senior - Grade -I), Senior Technical Officer (Design) and Director (Safety) through direct recruitment.
Candidates can apply for the post until December 12, 2019, by 11:59 pm.25 November 2019