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Post Date / Update: 14 February 2024 | 10:52 AM

Short Information : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services and Forest Service Examination 2024. Those candidates who are interested in this UPSC IAS / IFS Pre recruitment can apply online from 14 February 2024 to 05 March 2024. Read the notification for recruitment eligibility, post information, selection procedure, age limit, pay scale and all other information.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC Civil Service / Forest Service IAS / IFS Recruitment 2024

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024 :  Short Details of Notification

Important Dates

  • Application Begin : 14/02/2024
  • Last Date for Apply Online : 05/03/2024
  • Last Date Pay Exam Fee : 05/03/2024
  • Correction Date : 06-12 March 2024
  • Pre Exam Date : 26/05/2024
  • Admit Card Available : Before Exam
Application Fee

  • General / OBC / EWS : 100/-
  • SC / ST / PH : 0/- (Exempted)
  • All Category Female : 0/- (Nil)
  • Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit, Card, Net Banking or E Challan Fee Mode Only
UPSC IAS / IFS Pre Notification 2024 :  Age Limit as on 01/08/2024

  • Minimum Age : 21 Years
  • Maximum Age : 32 Years
  • Age Relaxation Extra as per UPSC Civil Services and Forest Exam Exam 2024 Recruitment Rules
UPSC Civil Services / Forest Service Recruitment 2024  : Vacancy Details Total : 1206 Post
Post Name Total Post UPSC Civil Services Exam Eligibility
Indian Administrative Service IAS (Civil Services) 1056
  • Bachelor Degree in Any Stream in Any Recognized University in India
Indian Forest Service (IFS) 150
  • Bachelor Degree as one of Subject Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture or Equivalent.
Indian Administrative Service. Indian Foreign Service Indian Police Service.
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Gr A Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group A Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group A
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group A Indian Postal Service, Group A Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A
Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A Pondicherry Civil Service, Group B Pondicherry Police Service, Group B
Indian Trade Service, Group A (Gr. III). Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Gr A
Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group A Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group A Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A
Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Gr A
Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group B

 

How to Fill IAS / IFS Pre Exam 2024 Online Form

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CIVIL SERVICES

Plan of Examination: 

The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages: (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Civil Services (Main) Examination; and

(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview/Personality Test) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of Section II. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this Examination. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination.

The Civil Services (Main) Examination will consist of a Written Examination and an Interview/Personality Test. The Written Examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section-II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. [Also see Note (ii) under Para-I of Section II-(B)]. Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview/Personality Test will be counted for ranking.

Scheme and Subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examination

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION: The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Note: 

  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
  • The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.

MAIN EXAMINATION:

The Written Examination will consist of the following papers:—

Qualifying Papers: 

Paper-A

(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).                                                                                                                                                        300 Marks

Paper-B 

English                                                                                                                                                                     300 Marks

 

Papers to be counted for merit : 

Paper-I 

Essay                                                                                                                                                                         250 Marks

Paper-II 

General Studies-I                                                                                                                                                    250 Marks

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper-III 

General Studies -II                                                                                                                                                 250 Marks

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper-IV 

General Studies -III                                                                                                                                                250 Marks

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-V 

General Studies -IV                                                                                                                                                250 Marks

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Paper-VI 

Optional Subject – Paper 1                                                                                                                                   250 Marks

Paper-VII

Optional Subject – Paper 2                                                                                                                                   250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test)                                                                                                                                      1750 Marks

Personality Test                                                                                                                                                      275 Marks ============================================================================

Grand Total                                                                                                                                                           2025 Marks

 

Number of attempts:

Every candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six (6) attempts at the CSE. However, relaxation in the number of attempts will be available to the SC/ST/OBC and PwBD category candidates who are otherwise eligible. The number of attempts available to such candidates as per relaxation is as under:

Number of attempts Category to which the Candidate Belongs
SC /ST OBC PwBD
Unlimited 09 09 for GL/EWS/OBC Unlimited for SC/ST

 

FOREST SERVICES

PLAN OF EXAMINATION 

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the screening & selection of candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates against the vacancies identified and reported for the Indian Forest Service Examination.

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examination. 

A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION : 

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Note :

  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.

B MAIN EXAMINATION: 

The written examination consisting of the following papers:—

Paper I—General English 300 Marks

Paper II—General Knowledge 300 Marks

Papers III, IV, V and VI.—Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects set out in para 2 below. Each subject will have two papers —                                   200 marks for each paper.

Note : Answer scripts of only those candidates who have obtained the minimum marks as decided by the Commission for Paper II (General Knowledge) will be evaluated.

Interview for Personality Test (See Part C of Section II of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called by the Commission—                                                                                 Maximum Marks : 300

 

SYLLABI FOR THE EXAMINATION 

NOTE : Candidates are advised to go through the Syllabus published in this Section for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination.

Part A-Preliminary Examination 

Paper I –                                      (200 marks)                                                              Duration : Two hours 

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance- Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic and Social Development- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

Paper II-                                                 (200 marks)                                                     Duration: Two hours 

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 

Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be 18 disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination. 

Part B-Main Examination 

The standard of papers in General English and General Knowledge will be such as may be expected of a Science or Engineering graduate of an Indian University.

THE SCOPE OF THE SYLLABUS FOR OPTIONAL SUBJECT PAPERS FOR THE EXAMINATION IS BROADLY OF THE HONOURS DEGREE LEVEL I.E. A LEVEL HIGHER THAN THE BACHELORS DEGREE AND LOWER THAN THE MASTERS DEGREE. IN THE CASE OF ENGINEERING SUBJECTS, THE LEVEL CORRESPONDS TO THE BACHELORS DEGREE. 

There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.

GENERAL ENGLISH 

Candidates will be required to write an essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. Passages will usually be set for summary or precise. 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of a nature, which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.

For More Details go to the Official Website – https://upsc.gov.in/

Full Notification link -CIVIL SERVICES  https://upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notif-CSP-24-engl-140224.pdf

FOREST SERVICES https://upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notif-IFSP-24-engl-140224.pdf

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