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UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification Released

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The notification for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2024 has been released on February 14, 2024. The Civil Services Preliminary Examination will be held on May 26, 2024. The date for the Main Examination has not been announced yet, but it is likely to be held in the last week of September.

The UPSC Civil Services Examination is a three-stage process: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Personality Test. Candidates must pass the Preliminary Examination in order to qualify for the Main Examination. Those who pass the Main Examination are then called for the Personality Test.

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Over 10 lakh candidates apply for the Preliminary Examination every year. Last year, around 13 lakh candidates applied for the exam. Of these, only 14,600 candidates qualified for the Main Examination.

According to the notification, there are 1056 vacancies in the UPSC this year. Of these, a certain number of seats are reserved for various categories. Last year, there were 1105 vacancies in the UPSC. The number of vacancies has decreased slightly this year.

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Here are the important dates for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

  • Notification Date: February 14, 2024
  • Last Date for Submission of Application: March 5, 2024
  • Preliminary Examination: May 26, 2024
  • Main Examination: September (to be announced)

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

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  • Candidates must be a graduate of any recognized university.
  • Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 32 years.
  • There is an upper age limit of 35 years for SC/ST candidates and 30 years for OBC candidates.
  • Candidates must be citizens of India.

How to Apply for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

  • Candidates can apply for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 online through the UPSC website.
  • The last date for submission of application is March 5, 2024.
  • The application fee for the General/OBC category candidates is ₹100.
  • The application fee for SC/ST/PwD category candidates is ₹25.

Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

The syllabus for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 is as follows:

Preliminary Examination:

  • General Studies Paper I
  • General Studies Paper II

Main Examination:

  • Compulsory Papers:
    • Essay
    • General Studies I
    • General Studies II
    • General Studies III
    • General Studies IV
  • Optional Papers:
    • Any two subjects from the list of optional subjects

Personality Test:

The Personality Test is a viva voce examination conducted by a board of experts. The purpose of the Personality Test is to assess the candidate’s personality, character, and suitability for the Civil Services.

How to Prepare for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

Here are some tips on how to prepare for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

  • Start your preparation early.
  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly.
  • Make a study plan and stick to it.
  • Read NCERT textbooks and other standard reference books.
  • Practice previous years’ question papers.
  • Join a coaching institute or take online classes.
  • Stay motivated and focused.

The UPSC Civil Services Examination is a tough exam, but it is not impossible to crack. With hard work, dedication, and proper preparation, you can achieve your dream of becoming a civil servant.

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