The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the new UPSC Annual Exam Calendar 2023 on its official website. The yearly calendar includes exam dates, notice release dates and the last dates of registration. According to UPSC Calendar 2023, the most popular exam conducted by UPSC, the Civil Services Exam (CSE) Prelims 2023, will be held on May 28, 2023, and its notification will be available on February 1, 2023.
The first exam of the year 2023 will be the Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023, which will be held on February 19, 2023. The UPSC Civil Services exam dates and the dates for the Commission’s other 11 examinations are available here in the given article.
Download the notification: Civil Services 2023 Notification
UPSC 2023 Exam Highlights | Civil Services Examination
|Name of the Exam||UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2023|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission|
|Mode of the Exam||Pen and Paper Mode/Offline|
|Test Centres||Across Nation|
|Exam Stages||03 Stages- Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personality Test|
Important Dates for UPSC CSE 2023 | UPSC Notification 2023
The UPSC notification is the only authentic source of information on the total number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, selection procedure, and any proposed changes in the upcoming examination. The UPSC Notification 2022 will also provide detailed information on the pattern and marks of the Preliminary examination and Optional subjects for the UPSC Main Exam, etc.
The following exam calendar will be followed for UPSC CSE 2022:
|UPSC Calendar 2023 – IAS Prelims & Mains Dates|
|Date of Release of UPSC CSE 2023 Notification||1st February 2023|
|Last Date of Receipt of UPSC CSE 2023 Application||21st February 2023|
|UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023||28th May 2023|
|UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination 2023||15th September 2023 onwards|
From the exam pattern to the syllabus, booklist, and preparation strategy, know everything about the IAS Exam 2022 here.
UPSC Academic Eligibility | UPSC Notification
- As per UPSC Notification, the candidates must hold a PASS BACHELOR’S degree from 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.
- Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the final examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the Preliminary Examination.
- All such candidates who qualify the Prelims examination must produce a proof of Pass Bachelor Degree to appear for the Civil Services Main Examination. This Degree has to be attached to their application for the Main Examinations.
- The UPSC may, in exceptional cases treat a candidate without the foregoing requisite qualification as an eligible candidate if he/she has passed an examination conducted by other institutions, the standard of which justifies his / her admission in the opinion of the Commission. The criteria may apply to candidates having a bachelor’s degree from any reputed foreign university, for example, Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, etc.
- Candidates with professional and technical bachelor’s degrees that are recognized by the Government are also eligible to apply for example MBBS, BE, etc.
Age limit as per UPSC Notification 2022
- According to the UPSC Notification, candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August 2022. This means the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1989 and not later than 1st August 2000.
- The upper age limit will be relaxable on certain conditions mentioned below:
- Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste (SC) or a Scheduled Tribe (ST).
- Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates
- Up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
- Up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as of 1st August 2021 and have been released.
- On completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August 2021) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or on invalid.
- Up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August 2021 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on the selection from the date of receipt of an offer of appointment.
- Up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute, and orthopedically handicapped persons.
Age Relaxations For Category Students
|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 as on August 1, 2021 and have been released||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|
Number of Attempts for IAS Exam
It is important to note that an attempt is counted if a person sits in the Prelims exam. Mere filling of the application form does not count for an attempt. The maximum number of attempts, as mentioned in UPSC Notification, for each category is tabulated below:
|Category||Number of Attempts (Allowed)|
|General/Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||6|
|Other Backward Classes||9|
|SC/ST||Till the age limit|
|Person with Disabilities||Till the age limit|
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IAS Exam Pattern
According to the latest UPSC Notification, the IAS exam 2021 will be conducted in three rounds namely:
- Preliminary Examination
- UPSC Civil Services Main Examination
- Personality Test
Detailed IAS Exam Pattern | Check here
IAS Exam Syllabus
The syllabus for each of the rounds namely Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Interview is mentioned in the official UPSC notification. Our CL-Gurus have simplified the syllabus for your better understanding. You can access the topic-wise syllabus for each subject here.
Read more | Detailed Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services
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