Every year, UPSC releases the UPSC Annual Exam Calendar for the exams to be conducted in the academic year. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has already released the UPSC calendar 2024 for the various national-level exams on its official website, www.upsc.gov.in. Through UPSC Exam Calendar 2024, the dates for notification, online registration and exams have been announced which would be of great help to the candidates who are planning to prepare for UPSC Exams for the year 2024. 

UPSC Calendar 2024

The commission holds every right to change the dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs, if the circumstances so warrant. If you are planning for any UPSC Exam, then bookmark this UPSC 2024 Calendar to stay updated with the UPSC Exam Dates 2024. The UPSC CSE prelim exam is scheduled to be conducted on 16th June 2024.

UPSC Annual Calendar 2024

For the year 2024, UPSC will be conducting UPSC Exams 2024 for various posts under Civil services, Indian Forest Service (IFS), NDA- NA I & II, CDS I & II, engineering services and combined geo-scientist, ISS, IES, CAPF, and other exams. This year, the UPSC CSE Prelims exam will be held on 16th June 2024 as postponed due to elections. The official exam calendar contains information like notification release dates, registration dates, and examination dates for all UPSC Exams 2024 are attached below.

UPSC Programme of Examinations/Recruitment Tests (RT) – 2024
Sl.no. Name of ExaminationDate of notificationLast date for receipt of applicationsDate of commencement of examDuration of exam
1.Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination  13-1-2024 (Saturday)2 days
2. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 20246-9-202326-9-202318-2-2024 (Sunday)1 day
3. Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 202420-9-202310-10-202318-2-2024 (Sunday)1 day
4. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination  24-2-2024 (Saturday)2 days
5.CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 202429-11-202319-12-202310-3-20241 day
6. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination  9-3-20242 days
7. NDA and NA examination (I) 202420-12-20239-1-202421-4-2024 (Sunday)1 day
8. CDS Examination (I) 2024
9. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 202414-2-20245-3-202416-6-2024 (Sunday)1 day
10. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2024 through CS(P) Examination 2024 
11. IES/ISS Examination 202410-4-202430-4-202421-6-2024 (Friday)3 days
12. Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2024  22-6-2024 (Saturday)2 days
13. Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2024  23-6-2024 (Sunday)2 day
14. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination  6-7-20242 days
15.Combined Medical Service Examination 202410-4-2-202430-4-202414-7-2024 (Sunday)1 day
16.Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 202420-4-202414-5-20244-8-2024 (Sunday)1 day
17. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination  10-8-2024 (Saturday)2 days
18. NDA and NA examination (II) 202415-5-20244-6-20241-9-2024 (Sunday)1 day
19. CDS Examination (II) 2024
20.Civil Services (Main) Examination 2024  20-9-2024 (Friday)5 days
21.Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination  19-10-2024 (Saturday)2 days
22. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2024  24-11-2024 (Sunday)7 days
23. SO/Steno (GD-B/ GD-I) LDCE11-9-20241-10-20247-12-2024 (Saturday)2 days
24.Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination  21-12-20242 days

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UPSC Calendar 2024

Let's have a look at the brief about the important exams like CAPF, to be covered in UPSC Calendar 2024.

UPSC IAS: The Civil Service Exam is commonly named as UPSC IAS Exam for which every year lakhs of graduates try their luck for officer posts in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and other reputed services. For the year 2024, UPSC IAS Prelims Exam is scheduled for 26th May 2024 and Mains will be held for 5 consecutive days beginning from 20th September 2024 as notified in UPSC Calendar 2024. 

UPSC CAPF: The Central Armed Police Forces Exam 2024 will be held on 04th August 2024 for Assistant Commandants posts. The Central Armed Police Force is a unified name of the seven security forces in India which is authorized by the MHA. The recruited candidates in the UPSC CAPF 2024 exam will be selected for vacant Assistant Commandants posts in seven security forces.

UPSC NDA: NDA Exam is conducted two times a year for the candidates who are interested in admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses (INAC). According to the UPSC Calendar 2024, NDA I will be held on 21st April 2024 & NDA II is scheduled for 01st September 2024. The selection process for NDA-NA will be conducted through an online examination and SSB Interview.

UPSC CDS: UPSC will be conducting CDS Exam twice a year (21st April 2024 & 01st September 2024) for the aspirants interested in joining the defence force in the Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. The selection will be done through an online exam, interview, and medical examination. 

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UPSC Calendar 2024: FAQ's

The Prelims exam for UPSC CSE 2024 will be held on 16th June 2024.

As per the UPSC Calendar 2024, the prelims for Civil Service is to be held on 26th May 2024 and Mains from 29th September 2024 onwards.

UPSC has released dates for Civil services, Indian Forest Service (IFS), NDA- NA I & II, CDS I & II, engineering services and combined geo-scientist, ISS, IES, CAPF, and other exams

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