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 UPSC has released the exam schedule for Combined Medical Services (CMS) and Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS) exam 2020. The UPSC CMS 2020 will be held on October 22 and comprises of 2 papers. The UPSC IES/ISS 2020 exam to be conducted on October 16, 17 and 18 for 10 papers.
The admit card for the exams will be available on the official website at least 15 days before the exam date. Candidates who are appearing for the exams should follow all the safety measures during COVID-19 pandemic.19 September 2020
The Government of India has decided not to drop the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in the Civil Services Examination (CSE) Preliminary exam. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha in a query on the plans to drop the UPSC CSAT paper in Prelims, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh replied ''no sir.''
The selection process of Civil Services Examination consists of Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test (Interview). The Preliminary exams consist of two papers - General Studies and CSAT.
The Civil Services Prelims 2020 to be conducted on October 4, 2020. The Commission has released the admit card for the written exam.17 September 2020
The UPSC has released the NDA & NA (II) final result 2019 exam. Candidates can check their result on the official website. The Commission has released the notice regarding the NDA result 2020.
A total of 662 candidates have shortlisted for the defence services. The marks will be declared after 15 days from the date of declaration of final results.
The Commission has conducted the written examination on November 17, 2019. Candidates will get admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy for the 144th Course and Naval Academy for the 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).15 September 2020
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a recruitment notification for filling 204 vacancies. The notice was released for the post of Specialist Grade-III Assistant Professors (Anaesthesiology, Epidemiology, General Surgery, Microbiology or Bacteriology, Nephrology, Pathology, Paediatric Nephrology, Pharmacology), Assistant Director Census Operations (Technical), Livestock Officer and Assistant Engineer through direct recruitment on a fulltime basis.
Interested candidates can submit the registration-cum-application from September 12 to October 1, 2020. One should have at least three years of experience in relevant domain.14 September 2020
The UPSC has released the Civil Services Preliminary exam admit card 2020 on the official website. Candidates who have registered for the examination can visit the official website to download IAS Prelims admit card 2020.
Candidates can download their Civil Services admit card either using their registration number or roll number. One should download the UPSC admit card and take a printout of the same. They should carry the admit card to the hard copy of CSE admit card to the examination centre.
The Civil Services (Prelims) exam 2020 will be conducted on October 4. The Commission has also released the list of candidates who have withdrawn their online applications for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020.1 September 2020