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’
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) is putting its best foot forward to complete the Civil Services 2019 exam as scheduled. After releasing the Civil Services Preliminary result, the Commission has released the exam time table for the Main Examination 2019.
Candidates who have qualified in the Preliminary test held in June and busy with the Detailed Application Form (DAF-I) can explore the complete exam schedule for the Main Exam. According to the official press release, the exams will begin from September 20 to 29, 2019. The examination will be held for a total of five days.
Paper-I (Essay) scheduled on September 20, 2019. The four General Studies papers scheduled on September 21 and 22, 2019. The optional paper will be held on September 29, 2019.16 July 2019
The UPSC has released the Civil Services preliminary result on Friday, i.e., July 12, 2019. The Commission has released the list of roll numbers shortlisted for the Main Examination. Now, the UPSC has released the Civil Services Preliminary result with the name.
Candidates can check their roll numbers and name prior to filling up the Detailed Application Form (DAF). The DAF-I will be available on the official website from August 1 to 16, 2019.
The UPSC has also released the Main Exam time table. The examinations will be held from September 20 to 29, 2019. The admit cards will be released in August/September.16 July 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Civil Services Preliminary exam 2019 result. Candidates who have appeared for the screening round on June 2, 2019, can visit the official website to check their result.
The Commission has released the roll numbers of the qualified candidates for Civil Services (Main) Examination 2019. Candidates have to use their roll number to access the result.
The qualified candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form-I (DAF-I) for Main Examination. The DAF-I application will be available on the Commission's website from August 1 to 16, 2019.15 July 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the calendar for 2019-20 examinations. The Commission has released the exam dates for the upcoming examinations. Candidates who are aiming to take the UPSC entrance examinations can check the exam dates for 2020.
According to the official sources, the UPSC will be releasing the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification on February 12, 2020. The online applications will be accepted between February 12 and March 3, 2020. The Preliminary exam will be held on May 31, 2020. The Main Exam will be held from September 18 for five days.
The exam dates for the other examinations conducted by UPSC are also available in the official notification. The 2020 entrance examinations will kick-start with the Engineering Service (Preliminary) Examination 2019. The online application process for the Engineering Service will take place between September and October 15, 2019. The examination will be held on January 5, 2020.3 June 2019
The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)'s Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) has started the admission process for free UPSC's Civil Services coaching. The RCA is over the moon with its successful result in Civil Services. It has produced 190 Civil Servants along with 245 candidates in the other central or state services till now.
The RCA provides free coaching with hostel facility to a total of 200 candidates belonging to minority communities such as SC and ST. The coaching is offered for Preliminary-cum-Main in Civil Services Examination (CSE). They also provide INR 2,000 per month scholarship to 20% of admitted candidates.
Interested candidates can apply until June 25, 2019. The admission will be based on written test comprising General Studies and essay writing. The test will be held on July 7, 2019. The result will be announced on July 30, 2019. The interview will be held between August 5 and 10, 2019. The final result will be declared on August 27, 2019. The classes will begin in September 2019.10 May 2019