UPSC CSE Notification 2024, Vacancy and Important Dates

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UPSC CSE Notification 2024

UPSC CSE Notification 2024 has been out on 14th Feb 2024 at the official website of the UPSC, The vacancy is out for approximately 1056 posts in Union Civil Service (CSE). The application window has been started and last date to fill the application form is 5th March 2024. Candidates can download the UPSC CSE Notification 2024 PDF from the direct link given in this article.

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Date Change

The Union Public Service Commission has decided to postponed the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2024, which also acts as the screening test for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2024. This postponement is due to the scheduling conflicts arising from the impending General Election. Originally set for 26th May 2024, the examination will now take place on 16th June 2024.

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Date Change

UPSC CSE Notification 2024: Overview

As per the UPSC Notification 2024, CSE exam notification 2024 is released and last date of submission of application form is 5th March 2024.

Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameUPSC CSE 2024
Vacancy1056 (tentative)
Form Filling Starts From14th February 2024
Last Date of Apply Online5th March 2024

UPSC IAS Exam Notification 2024: Important Dates

The Commission has released the notification of UPSC Civil service exam 2024. The application accepting link will be open from 14th February 2024 till 5th March 2024. Interested candidate can apply for the exam before last date to avoid the rush on the website. Given below are some important dates that candidates need to know about before applying for UPSC IAS 2024:

EventEvent Date
UPSC CSE Notification 202414th February 2024
UPSC CSE 2024 Form Filling Start Date14th February 2024
UPSC CSE 2024 Form Filling Last Date5th March 2024 (till 6:00pm)
Application Correction Window6th March to 12th March 2024
UPSC CSE Preliminary 202426th May 2024(Postponed)
16th June 2024
UPSC CSE Mains 202420th September 2024
UPSC CSE 2024 Interview Date**To be announced
Final Results for UPSC CSE 2024**To be announced

UPSC CSE Notification 2024: Post Details

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the
Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 26th May, 2024(Postponed) to 16th June 2024.

(i) Indian Administrative Service
(ii) Indian Foreign Service
(iii) Indian Police Service

Group ‘A’ posts

(iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service
(v) Indian Civil Accounts Service
(vi) Indian Corporate Law Service
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service
(viii) Indian Defence Estates Service
(ix) Indian Information Service
(x) Indian Postal Service
(xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service
(xii) Indian Railway Protection Force Service
(xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes)
(xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax)
(xv) Indian Trade Service (Grade III)
(xvi) Indian Railway Management Service

Group ‘B’ posts
(xvii) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service(Section Officer’s Grade)
(xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS)
(xix) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS)
(xx) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS)
(xxi) Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS)

UPSC CSE Notification 2024: Vacancy

The UPSC has released approximately 1056 vacancies to fill from Civil services exam 2024. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

For Persons with Benchmark Disability, there are 40 seats reserved.

S. No.CategoryVacancy
aBlindness and low vision06
bDeaf and hard of hearing12
cLocomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular
dMultiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c)
including deaf-blindness

Steps to Apply for UPSC CSE 2024

  • Go to and click on the link for UPSC CSE online application.
  • Keep scanned images of photo, signature, documents ready as per specifications.
  • Fill the UPSC form with personal, contact, education and other details accurately.
  • Choose exam center from the list of options given.
  • Select optional subject if applying for UPSC Mains.
  • Make payment of application fees via debit/credit card or internet banking.
  • Check all details filled, preview application form before final submission.
  • Upload scanned photo, signature and documents as required.
  • Verify and submit the completed UPSC application.
  • Take printout of form for future reference.
  • Track application status using registration details.

UPSC CSE Notification 2024 – Application Fees

Category Application Fee
General/ OBCINR 100
Female (all category)/SC/ST/PwBDExempted

Candidate can pay the application fee either by remitting the money in any Branch of the State Bank of India in cash or by using the Net Banking facility of any bank or by using Visa/Master/RuPay/Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment.

UPSC CSE Exam Centers

The Examination will be held at the following Centres:

Centres of Civil Services Prelims Examination

S. N.CentresS. N.CentresS. N.CentresS. N.Centres

Centres of Civil Services Mains Examination


UPSC CSE Notification 2024: Eligibility


  • Must be a citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee in India before January 1, 1962, intending to settle permanently, or
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from specified countries with the intention of permanent settlement in India.
  • It’s essential for aspirants to understand and meet these criteria to ensure a smooth and successful application process for the UPSC CSE 2024.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Candidates in the final year of graduation can apply provisionally.
  • Proof of passing the degree examination is required before a specified date.

Number of attempts

  • General category: 6
  • OBC category: 9
  • PwBD (All category): 9
  • SC/ST category: No Restrictions until upper age limit

Age limit (As on 1st August, 2024)

  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Maximum age: 32 years

Age Relaxation

  • Relaxations apply for candidate in reserved and specified categories.

Physical Fitness

  • Candidates must meet specific physical and medical standards.
  • Mandatory for certain services like Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).

UPSC CSE Notification 2024: Exam Pattern

The IAS 2024 exam patters is a comprehensive process comprising Prelims, Mains and Interview stages, testing candidates across various subjects and skills essential for a career in civil services. Aspirants need through preparation and awareness of current affairs for success.  

Preliminary Examination (Objective)

  • The prelims exam will have two papers.
  • Both papers will be objective type.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.33 of the marks assigned to that question.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer.
PaperSubjectMarksTime Duration
Paper – IGeneral Studies (GS)2002 hours
Paper – IICivil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)2002 hours

Note: The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.

Main Examination (Written)

  • The exam will have 9 papers.
  • Papers will be conventional essay type.
  • Time Duration: 3 hours for each paper
Paper – AIndian Language (Qualifying)300
Paper – BEnglish (Qualifying)300
Paper – IEssay250
Paper – IIGeneral Studies – I250
Paper – IIIGeneral Studies – II250
Paper – IVGeneral Studies – III250
Paper – VGeneral Studies – IV250
Paper – VIOptional Subject Paper – I250
Paper – VIIOptional Subject Paper – II250

For the Language medium/literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under:

SindhiDevanagari or ArabicTamilTamil
MaithilliDevanagariSanthaliDevanagari or Olchiki

For Santhali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.

List of optional subjects for Main Examination:

(i) Agriculture
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(iii) Anthropology
(iv) Botany
(v) Chemistry
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(viii) Economics
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(x) Geography
(xi) Geology
(xii) History
(xiii) Law
(xiv) Management
(xv) Mathematics
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science
(xviii) Philosophy
(xix) Physics
(xx) Political Science and International Relations
(xxi) Psychology
(xxii) Public Administration
(xxiii) Sociology
(xxiv) Statistics
(xxv) Zoology
(xxvi) Literature of any one of the following languages:

Language PaperLanguage Paper
Bengali Maithili
Gujarati Nepali
Hindi Sanskrit
Kannada Santhali
Kashmiri Sindhi
Konkani Urdu
Malayalam English
Manipuri Punjabi
Marathi Tamil
Odia Telugu

Interview (Personality test)

  • Conducted for candidates qualifying the Main Exam.
  • Assess personality, communication skills, leadership qualities.
  • Conducted by a panel of experts.
  • Carries 275 Marks.

Final selection

  • Based on total marks obtained in the Main exam and the Interview.
  • Prelims exam is a screening test, marks are not counted in the final merit list.
Important LinksImportant Links
UPSC CSE 2024 Apply Online UPSC CSE 2024 Notification
UPSC CSE Eligibility CriteriaUPSC CSE Syllabus
UPSC CSE Exam PatternUPSC CSE Selection Process

UPSC CSE Notification 2024: FAQ

1. What is the minimum educational qualification for UPSC CSE 2024?

The minimum educational qualification for UPSC CSE exam is bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized university. The bachelor’s degree certificate should be from any university incorporated by an Act of the State and Central Legislature of India.

2. Are final year students allowed for the IAS Exam 2024?

Yes, if the candidate is final year of college and have appeared for or intend to appear for the final examination of bachelor’s degree course or are awaiting the results of the same, he/she is eligible to apply for the prelims examination of the CSE.

3. what are the exam dates of UPSC 2024?

the exam dates of IAS 2024 are:
Prelims Exam 26th May 2024(Postponed) to 16th June 2024.
Mains Exam 20th September 2024.

4. What is the time duration of the pre and mains of UPSC Exam?

The time duration of the UPSC CSE Exam is 2 hours each for the pre paper and 3 hours each for the mains paper.

5. Is Interview date out for the UPSC 2024 exam?

No, the interview date is not out yet. It is still to be announced.


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