UPSC Mains Exam 2023- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the UPSC IAS exam every year to recruit eligible candidates for the prestigious All India Service. UPSC is going to conduct Civil Service Examination on National Level for filling numerous vacancies in all India Services and various Central Civil Services. The selection of the candidates will be done through Prelims, Mains and Interview round where Prelims is Objective-type and Mains are descriptive-type. UPSC Mains Exam is to be held on 15th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th September 2023 for the candidates who qualified the UPSC Prelims Exam 2023. The final merit list will be prepared by counting the Mains Marks and Interview round.
UPSC 2023 Notification
UPSC has released the official notification of UPSC CSE Indian Administrative Services notification (05/2023-CSP) and UPSC Forest Service Examination Notification (06/2023-IFoS) on 01st February 2023 @upsc.gov.in as per UPSC Exam Calendar. Candidates are advised to check Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and all the Important Details in the article. The candidates can go through the UPSC Notification 2023 from the below link.
UPSC Exam 2023- Exam Summary
Every year Union Public Service conducts Civil Service Examinations for graduates to appear for various All India Services and Central Civil Services. To have a glimpse of UPSC CSE 2023, the candidates can refer to the below overview table.
|UPSC IAS 2023- Overview|
|Organisation||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Exam Name||UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023 & UPSC Forest Service Exam 2023|
|Exam Stages||Prelims, Main Exam, Interview|
|Education Qualification||Graduates or Relevant Degrees|
|Age Limit||21 years to 32 years|
|Exam Frequency||Once in a Year|
|UPSC Official Website||upsc.gov.in|
UPSC IAS 2023- Important Dates
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the exam dates for Civil Service Prelims & Mains exam through UPSC Calendar 2023 on upsc.gov.in. As per the UPSC Calendar 2023, the UPSC Mains Exam will be conducted on 15th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th September 2023. For other important dates regarding UPSC IAS 2023, go through the below table.
|UPSC Notification 2023 Release Date||01st February 2023|
|UPSC Registration Date Begins on||01st February 2023|
|Last Day to Apply for UPSC Exam 2023||21st February 2023|
|Withdrawal of Application||To be Notified|
|Release of UPSC Admit Card 2023||08th May 2023|
|Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023||28th May 2023|
|UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2023 [Unofficial]||28th May 2023|
|UPSC CSE Prelims Result 2023||12th June 2023|
|UPSC Mains Admit Card 2023||August 2023|
|Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2023||15th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th September 2023|
UPSC Prelims Result 2023 Out
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted UPSC Prelims Exam 2023 on 28th May 2023 for the candidates who have applied for UPSC IAS 2023 Exam. The UPSC Prelims Result 2023 has been released on 12th June 2023 and we have shared below the link to check the UPSC Result 2023
UPSC IAS 2023 Vacancy
UPSC conducts the CSE exam to recruit candidates for the highly bureaucratic posts of the central government, UPSC recruits candidates for various posts which will be given below. This year the number of vacancies under the UPSC Exam was 1255. Out of the 1105 vacancies are for IAS CSE Exam. There are 150 vacancies for the Indian Forest Service Examination 2023.
UPSC Apply Online 2023
UPSC is accepting the All India Services CSE Application Form 2023 from 02nd February 2023 onwards along with the release of UPSC notification. The last day to fill out the application form was 21st February 2023 (6 pm). The UPSC aspirants can apply online by clicking the below link.
Instructions for UPSC CSE Online Application Form
Candidates must possess the following documents, and information from which is required for the application submission:
1. Any Valid Photo Identity Proof.
2. Candidates must make a scanned copy of their Passport Size Photograph, Education Certificates.
Click on the link given below to go to the Registration Page. Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2023’ under the Active Examinations section Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email Address and Mobile Number.
Entering Application Form Details: Fill in all the personal and professional details in the application form which are necessary to fill by candidates to get their form selected.
Upload Documents: Upload all the important documents which are asked to upload by the commission during the application process which includes photographs, education qualifications, valid I.D proof and other documents.
Application Fee: General, OBC, EWS candidates: Rs 100/-.Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates are exempted from paying the fee.
Note: For online payment, use a credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services. For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit the cash in SBI bank branches on the next day itself.
UPSC IAS Exam 2023- Posts
All India Services
1. Indian Administrative Services(IAS)
2. Indian Police Servies(IPS)
3. Indian Forest Services(IFoS) [Prelims Only]
Central Civil Services
1. Indian Foreign Services(IFS)
2. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
3. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
4. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
5. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
6. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
7. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
8. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
9. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
10. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
11. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
12. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
13. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
14. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
15. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
16. Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'.
17. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.
18. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
19. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
20. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
21. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
22. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.
UPSC IAS Exam 2023 Eligibility
Eligibility for UPSC is one of the first questions which crops up in the mind of a CSE aspirant. The nationality, the number of attempts, age limit and educational qualifications are some of the basic eligibility criteria for the UPSC IAS exam. All candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the UPSC IAS Exam 2023 and ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria as mentioned below.
For Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India. For all other services, a candidate can either be a citizen of India or
1. A citizen of Nepal/ Bhutan
2. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
3. 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 and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
Note: Candidates who are subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugees are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
Candidates must be minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 32 years of age as on 01st August 2023. This means that candidates must have born not earlier than August 2, 1991 and not later than August 1, 2002.
Check UPSC CSE 2023 Age Relaxation in the below table:
|SC/ ST||5 Years|
|Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||3 Years|
|Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service||5 Years|
|PwD [(a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; and (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness]||10 Years|
Note: No age relaxation is provided for the Economically Weaker Sections in the UPSC CSE Exam 2023.
The candidate must have completed their Graduation from any of the Central or State Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University.
Number of Attempts
The number of attempts allowed for each candidate in the UPSC Exam is 6 for general category candidates. While the number of attempts are 9 for OBC Category Candidates. There is no restriction on the number of attempts of SC/ST Candidates. Candidates must note if they had appeared as many times as the number of attempts allowed in UPSC CSE Prelims, then they are no more eligible for the UPSC IAS Exam.
UPSC IAS Syllabus and Exam Pattern
To master, any exam candidates need to know the Exam Schema and Syllabus of the Exam. Candidates must note that UPSC IAS Syllabus is one of the most lengthy syllabus of any exam in the country. Therefore, it is important that the aspirants must aware of the UPSC CSE Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Knowledge of these two helps a candidate to maintain their focus and prepare themselves to get through the prestigious UPSC Exam.
Every candidate has to clearly pass all three stages of the UPSC CSE Exam to get their name on the merit list of the UPSC IAS Result 2023.
IAS Salary, Perks, Emoluments
UPSC CSE offers the most lucrative job salary, perks and emoluments in the country. No other jobs in India offer such kind of salary in the country. Candidates can check the salary perks and emoluments by clicking on the link given below.
UPSC CSE Admit Card 2023
The UPSC IAS Prelims is scheduled to be held on 28th May 2023 and UPSC IAS Admit Card 2023 notify you when it will be released. The Commission will release the UPSC CSE Mains Admit Card tentatively in August 2023 as the Mains exam is to be held from 15th September 2023 for 5 days. Candidates are advised to keep in touch with the website to get new updates regarding UPSC CSE Admit Card 2023.
UPSC CSE Result 2023
The UPSC is going to release the result of the CSE Prelims exam in the month of July 2023. UPSC generally declares approximately 45 days after the exam. As we know the Mains exam is scheduled to be held from 15th September 2023. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the website for UPSC IAS Result 2023.
UPSC Exam 2023- Exam Centres
The candidates who appear every year for the UPSC CSE Exam are about 09 to 10 lakhs only. Since the number of candidates is far less in the UPSC Exam exam hence the number of centers is also less. The UPSC Exam Centres are given below:
|The Exam Center Cities for UPSC|
Note: The official website informs that allotment of centers (for both Preliminary and Mains) will be on a first-apply-first allot basis. Once the capacity of a particular center is attained, the same will be frozen and applicants will have to choose a center from the remaining options. Applicants are, therefore, advised to apply early so that they can get an exam center of their choice.