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 Civil Services Main Examination 2019 to be conducted from September 20. Candidates who have obtained the minimum cut-off score and qualified in the Preliminary examination should download the admit card from the official website. The Main exams will be held from September 20 to 29, 2019 (5 days).
The Essay paper will be held on September 20, 2019. On September 21, General Studies I & II will be conducted. It is followed by GS III and IV. The Indian language and English will be conducted on September 28. However, the optional paper to be conducted on September 29, 2019.
The Commission will release the Main exam result in December. Candidates who obtain minimum cut-off score will be called for the Interview. The final result will be released in May 2020.18 September 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2019. Candidates who have qualified in the preliminary and shortlisted for the Main Exam can download the admit card from the official website.
Candidates need to enter their login details such as registration Id or roll number to access the admit card. The Commission will conduct the Civil Services Main Examination from September 20 to 29, 2019. The exams will be held in two sessions.
The Civil Services Main Exam consists of nine conventional papers that include optional subject, essay, language paper and general studies. The Main Exam result likely to be released during the third week of December.3 September 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be closing the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for Civil Services Mains exam 2019. Candidates who have qualified the first stage of examination, i.e., Preliminary exam can apply for the Main exam until August 16, 2019, till 6.00 PM.
The Commission has released the Civil Services Preliminary Exam result on July 12, 2019. It has released the list of candidates qualified for the main exam and eligible to fill up the DAF applications. Aspirants who have successfully submitted their applications can download the e-admit card one month before the exam.
UPSC Civil Services Main exam will be held from September 20 to 29, 2019. Candidates have to appear for the conventional papers that comprise of one Essay, four General Studies and two Optional Subject papers. The Main exam result will be declared in December 2019.16 August 2019
The Ministry of Personnel has released the allotted services to qualified candidates in the Civil Service Exams 2018. A total of 644 candidates shortlisted for the allotted services, out of which, 177 candidates selected for IAS, 136 for IPS and 27 for IFS. The other services such as IRS, IIS, ICAS, etc, allotted to remaining candidates.
The allocation was prepared based on the Civil Services Examination 2018 final result. A total of 759 candidates qualified in the personality test out of 1,994. Kanishak Kataria secured the first rank in Civil Services Exam 2018.
A total of 414 candidates belonging to general category were shortlisted. It is 209 for OBC, 128 for SC and 61 for ST category. UPSC has released the Civil Services Exam 2018 notification for a total of 814 vacancies.13 August 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the calendar of events for the year 2019-2020. Candidates are advised to check all the important dates of including the exam date and release of notification. The UPSC calendar 2020 will be available only on the official website.
According to the official notification, UPSC will release the notification from September 2019. The Commission will be releasing the notification for both Engineering Services (Preliminary) Exam 2020 and Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Exam 2020 on September 25, 2019. However, the exams will be held in January 2020.
The Commission will release the CDS-II Exam 2 2020 notification on October 30 and written test will be held on February 2, 2019. The Civil Services 2020 notification will be released on February 12, 2020. The Preliminary exam will be held on May 31, 2020.5 August 2019