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UPSC CSE 2024 Notification

UPSC Notification 2024 PDF

UPSC CSE 2024 Notification: –

Examination notice no 05/2024 – CSE

Exam Fees 100 ₹Fees for Female/SC/ST/Pwd0 ₹

Date for filling online application 14/02/2024
Last date for receipt of online applications- 05/03/2024
Vacancies in Civil services1056
Vacancies in Forest services150
Date for Prelims Examination26/05/2024

UPSC Exam fees

Candidates are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- either by paying cash in any SBI branch or by Net Banking or by using Visa/Master/RuPay/Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment.

Fee Exemption: Except Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee.

How to apply: 

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the upsconlinenic.in
  • It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform.
  • Date of preliminary examination-Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 26th May 2024.
  • Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep):The Commission has introduced a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the Examination Date to 6.00 p.m. of the 7th day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to the Commission on the questions asked in the Papers of the Examination.

Number of Vacancies–

The number of tentative vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 1056, which include 40 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.

For the forest services, the number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 150. The number of vacancies is liable to alteration.

Plan of Examination: 

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages.

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

Posts available:

  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Indian Police Service
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Information Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
  • Indian Railway Management Service, Group ‘A’
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS), Group ‘B’

Eligibility Criteria

I. Nationality:

The candidate must be either:

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

II. Age Limit for UPSC Exam:

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2024 i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1992 and not later than 1st August, 2003.

However, there are certain age relaxations for candidates belonging to specific categories.

The age relaxation is as follows:

  • For SC/ST candidates: Up to a maximum of five years.
  • For OBC candidates: Up to a maximum of three years.
  • For candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989: Up to a maximum of five years.
  • For Defense Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof: Up to a maximum of three years.
  • For ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on August 1, 2024, and have been released: Up to a maximum of five years.
CategoryRelaxation
a) SC/ST candidates:5 years
b) OBC candidates:3 years
c) Residents of J&K between 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989:5 years
d) Defense Services Personnel disabled during war or operation in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof:3 years
e) Ex-servicemen who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service, and have been released:5 years
f) Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)10 year

III. Educational Qualification for UPSC Exam:

The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or possess an equivalent qualification. The candidates who are in their final year of graduation can also apply for the UPSC CSE exam, but they have to produce the proof of passing the Bachelor’s degree examination at the time of filling up the application for the UPSC CSE Main Examination.

IV. Number of Attempts:

The number of attempts for the UPSC CSE exam is restricted based on the candidate’s category.

The number of attempts is as follows:

  1. For General Category candidates, the maximum number of attempts is six.
  2. For OBC candidates, it is nine attempts.
  3. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts for SC/ST candidates up to the age of 37.
CategoryNo. of Attempts
General6
OBC9
PwBD belonging to General and OBC categories9
SC/STUnlimited

V. Physical Standards:

Candidates must meet certain physical standards as prescribed by the UPSC. The physical standards include parameters such as height, chest measurement, and eye-sight, among others. These are different for different posts and services, and candidates are required to meet the specific physical standards for the post/service they are applying for.

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