#Exam Updates

UPSC Exams - Planner

UPSC Exams in 2024

S. no.

Name of Examination

Date of  Notification

Last Date for receipt of Applications

Date of commencement of Exam

Duration of Exam

1

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2024

06.09.2023

26.09.2023

18.02.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

2

Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination, 2024

20.09.2023

10.10.2023

18.02.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

3

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2024

20.12.2023

09.01.2024

21.04.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

4

C.D.S. Examination (I), 2024

20.12.2023

09.01.2024

21.04.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

5

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2024

14.02.2024

05.03.2024

26.05.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

6

Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2024 through CS(P) Exam 2024

14.02.2024

05.03.2024

26.05.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

7

I.E.S/I.S.S. Examination, 2024

10.04.2024

30.04.2024

21.06.2024 (FRIDAY)

3 DAYS

8

Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination, 2024

 

 

22.06.2024 (SATURDAY)

2 DAYS

9

Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2024

 

 

23.06.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

10

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2024

10.04.2024

30.04.2024

14.07.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

11

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2024

24.04.2024

14.05.2024

04.08.2024 (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

12

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2024

15.05.2024

04.06.2024

01.09.2024    (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

13

C.D.S. Examination (II), 2024

15.05.2024

04.06.2024

01.09.2024    (SUNDAY)

1 DAY

14

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2024

 

 

20.09.2024   (FRIDAY)

5 DAYS

15

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2024

 

 

24.11.2024   (SUNDAY)

7 DAYS

 

UPSC Exams in 2025

 


UPSC Exam Qualification

S. no.

Name of Examination

Education Qualification*

Age Limit#

Stages in Exam

1

N.D.A. & N.A. Examination

12th Class

16.5 to 19.5 years

1. Written Exam

2. SSB Interview

2

Civil Services Examination

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

21 to 32 years

1. Preliminary Exam

2. Main Exam

3. Personality Test

3

Indian Forest Service Examination

Bachelor’s Degree in subjects related to Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry

21 to 32 years

1. Preliminary Exam

2. Main Exam

3. Personality Test

4. Physical Test

4

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Minimum 20 years – must not have attained 25 years

1. Written Exam

2. Physical Ability Test

3. Interview

5

Combined Defence Services Examination

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

19 to 24 years

OTA: 19 to 25 years

1. Written Exam

2. SSB Interview

6

Indian Economic Services Examination

PG in Economics / Applied or Business Economics

21 to 30 years

1. Written Exam

2. Interview

7

Indian Statistical Services Examination

UG or PG Degree with Statistics or Mathematical Statistics or Applied Statistics

21 to 30 years

1. Written Exam

2. Interview

8

Combined Geo-Scientist Examination

Geologist: PG in Geology

Geo-Physicists: M.Sc in Physics

Chemists: M.Sc in Chemistry

Geologist  & Geo-Physicists: 21 to 32 years

Chemists: 21 to 35 years 

1. Written Exam

2. Interview

9

Engineering Services Examination

Degree in Engineering 

 21 to 30 years

1. Written Exam

2. Interview

10

Combined Medical Services Examination

MBBS Degree

Must not have attained age of 32 years

1. Written Exam

2. Interview

*Education Qualification: Subject to exam notification

#Age: The mentioned limits are for general category. Reservation and Age relaxation available and subject to exam notification

 

Graduate Level Exams - 1

#Exam Syllabus

General Studies - CSE

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History Optional

Syllabus for History Optional subject in Civil Services Mains Exam 


#Books List

General Studies

Books list for General Studies in Civil Services (Prelims & Mains) Exam


History Optional

Books list for History Optional subject in Civil Services (Mains) Exam


#FAQs

FAQs


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#Certificates Required

Points to remember

While obtaining Community / OBC / EWS certificates,

Ensure that

 

1. Your name is correctly written as per 10th or 12th Standard Marks Sheet or Certificate

 

2. The name of the caste, its spelling, Serial number is correctly filled as listed in the Central List.

 

3. In case, if the Official Seal is in the Official Language of the State other than English or Hindi, ensure that you have an acknowledgement in the Certificate from the concern authority that “The Official Seal will be only in …(Mention the language)…. language. 

 

4. You have to obtain OBC / EWS certificate for the current financial year.

    • For instance, if the exam notification is published in Feb 2023 for an exam to be held in May 2023, the certificate MUST have been issued on/after 01.04.2022 (after the completion of FY 2021-22).  
    • However, it should not have been issued later than the closing date of application.
    • Remember that OBC / EWS certificate is valid for only one year.

 

 

OBC Proforma

Proforma for obtaining Other Backward Classes Non-Creamy Layer Certificate


SC/ST Proforma

Proforma for obtaining Schedule Caste or Schedule Tribe Certificate


EWS Proforma

Proforma for obtaining Economically Weaker Section Certificate


Disability Proforma

Proforma for obtaining Disability Certificate


#To Know

Creamy Layer Criteria

List of criterion for declaring who belongs to creamy layer category among OBCs 


#Planner

GO-IAS Annual Planner

S. no.

Courses

Tentative Starting Month

1

History (Optional)

June & October

2

Mains Mentoring (General Studies)

June / July

3

Mains Mentoring (History)

June / July

4

Mains Test Series (General Studies)

July

5

Mains Test Series (History)

July

6

Intense Prelims Course

June / September / December

7

Prelims Mentoring (General Studies)

November

8

Prelims Test Series

January

9

News & Views Session

Monthly / Annual

10

Subject Modules

June to August / November to March

#Prelims 2024

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Part 2 and Part 3 will be released soon.


#IAS 2023 Key

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GS Paper 1 - 2023 Key  - Series B


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#Samples

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