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UPSC Civil Service Exam Notification 2023 for 1,255 IAS & IFS Services: – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently released the notification for the prestigious Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2023. This year, a total of 1,255 vacancies have been announced for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) services. The UPSC Civil Service Examination is a highly competitive exam that offers an opportunity for aspirants to join the bureaucracy and serve the country in various administrative positions.


Department: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Exam: i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023.
ii) Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2023.
Total posts: 1,255 Posts.
Eligibility: Graduation.
Age Limit: Between 21 to 32 years.
Apply Fee: Rs.100/- for Gen/OBC & No Fee for All Female/ SC/ST/ PH candidates.
Last date: 21 February 2022.
Salary: Not Specified.
Job Location: All India.
Apply Mode: Online.
Notification: 05/2023-CSP & 06/2023-IFoS
Official Website:
Note: All Indian (Male & Female) candidates can apply.


Vacancy details of UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023: –

Total Vacancy: – 1,255 Posts.
Name of post: –

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023 – 1105 Posts.
  • Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2023 – 150 Posts.

(i) Indian Administrative Service
(ii) Indian Foreign Service
(iii) Indian Police Service
(iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
(ix) Indian Information Service, Group ‘A’
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
(xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’
(xii) Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’
(xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’
(xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’
(xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
(xvi) Indian Railway Management Service, Group ‘A’
(xvii) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
(xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’
(xix) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’
(xx) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’
(xxi) Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS), Group ‘B’

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Civil Service Examination, 2023:
A candidate must hold a Graduate Degree of any of the 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 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

UPSC Civil Service Exam, 2023 Age Limit:
As per the latest UPSC official notification, the minimum age limit for the exam is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 32 years as of 1st August, 2023 of the year in which the candidate is appearing for the exam. There are certain age relaxation benefits for candidates belonging to reserved categories such as SC/ST, OBC, etc. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or Indian Forest Service (IFS) and make a difference in the country. Check the official notification and the UPSC official website ( for the latest and most up-to-date information on the age limit for the UPSC Exam 2023.”

For the Civil Services Examination 2023, the age relaxation norms are as follows:

  1. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates: 5 years
  2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates: 3 years
  3. Defense Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof: 3 years
  4. Persons with Disabilities (PWD): 10 years

UPSC Civil Service Examination 2023 Fee Details: –
Are you preparing for the prestigious UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023? Make sure you know all the details about the fees involved in the application process. As per the latest notification, the fee for the General category candidates is INR 100/-. However, there is No fee for SC/ST/PH/Female candidates. The fee can be paid through various modes such as online payment (using credit/debit card, net banking), offline payment (using cash at SBI branch), and e-challan. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or Indian Forest Service (IFS) and make a difference in the country.


Selection Process: – As per candidate’s performance in Preliminary Written Exam, Main Written Exam & Interview.

The Civil Services Examination comprises two successive stages: –

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a two-stage process comprising:

  • Preliminary Examination (also known as the Civil Services Aptitude Test or CSAT)
  • Main Examination

The Preliminary Examination is a screening test and is used to shortlist candidates for the Main Examination. The Preliminary Examination is held annually in the month of June and consists of two objective-type papers: General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II (CSAT). The Main Examination is held usually in the month of September and is a written examination that consists of nine papers, including essays, general studies, and optional subjects. The Main Examination is followed by a personality test (Interview) for those who qualify.

The final merit list is based on the marks obtained in the Main Examination and the Interview. Success in the CSE leads to appointment to various prestigious positions in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

Scheme and Subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examination

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

(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.
(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
(iv) 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:

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

English  –   300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit:

Essay   –    250 Marks

General Studies
I   –   250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

General Studies
II  –   250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

General Studies
III   –    250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

General Studies
IV –   250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Optional Subject
Paper 1  –  250 Marks

Optional Subject
Paper 2  –    250 Marks


Sub Total (Written Test)      –  1750 Marks
Personality Test/Interview  –    275 Marks
           Grand Total                –   2025 Marks

Penalty for Wrong Answers: – Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

(i) There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Centres of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination: – The Examination will be held at the following Centres-
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Centres of Civil Services (Main) Examination: ‐
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Note: – If you have any query regarding selection process then you must see the notification and read carefully.

How to apply: – The candidates can apply online application through the website from 01 February 2023 to 21 February 2023.

Important dates for UPSC Civil Service Examination, 2022: –

  • Starting date for online application – 01 February 2023.
  • Last date for online application – 21 February 2023.
  • Last date for payment of fee – 21 February 2023.
  • Date of Preliminary Examination – 28 May 2023.

Official Notification for UPSC Civil Service Examination, 2022: –

UPSC Civil Service Examination Official Notification. IAS| IFS
UPSC Civil Service Examination Apply Link. 

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About UPSC Civil Service Examination, 2023
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s premier central recruitment agency that is responsible for conducting various prestigious and highly competitive exams for the selection of candidates for various civil services and other higher administrative positions in the Government of India.

Established in 1926, the UPSC is an independent constitutional body that operates under the guidance of the Constitution of India. It is responsible for conducting exams such as the Civil Services Examination (CSE), Indian Forest Service (IFoS) Examination, Engineering Services Examination (ESE), Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination, National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE), Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination, and others.

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