UPSC Notification 2024 pdf Out, Apply Online Starts for 1206 Vacancy

Last date for applying: 05-03-2024 ,  Published On: 01-02-2024

UPSC Notification 2024 pdf Out, Apply Online Starts for 1206 Vacancy


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds a prominent position as India’s central recruitment agency tasked with filling vacancies for Group ‘A’ officers within the Government of India. Annually, the UPSC conducts the UPSC Civil Service Examination, which serves as a gateway to a multitude of vacancies across All India Services and various Central Civil Services. In the context of the UPSC IAS Exam 2024, the UPSC Notification 2024 PDF has been released, announcing a total of 1255 vacancies for Group A and Indian Forest Service (IFS) positions. This notification, available for download on the official portal www.upsc.gov.in, serves as a vital resource for aspirants, providing crucial information for effective preparation. Interested candidates aspiring to join the esteemed All India Service are urged to submit their online applications before the deadline of 5th March 2024 (6 pm) through the designated website.

In line with its commitment to transparency and accessibilty, UPSC has also published a detailed UPSC CSE Notification 2024 PDF, covering the intricacies of the CSE Indian Administrative Services and Forest Service Examination-2024. This comprehensive document is essential reading for aspirants preparing for these examinations, offering valuable insights to facilitate efficient and strategic preparation. Aspiring candidates are encouraged to thoroughly review the UPSC Notification 2024 PDF, accessible through the provided links, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the examination process and enhance their preparation efforts.


 

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

1. Nationality: Applicants must be citizens of India.

2. Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess a degree from any recognized Central or State University in India or possess an equivalent qualification.

3. Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years as of August 1, 2024.
  • Maximum Age: Candidates must not have attained the age of 32 years as of August 1, 2024.

4. Upper Age Relaxation:

  • Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST): Candidates belonging to SC/ST category are eligible for a relaxation of up to 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC): OBC candidates are eligible for a relaxation of up to 3 years in the upper age limit.
  • Defence Services Personnel: Candidates who have served in the Defence Services and were disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof are eligible for a relaxation of up to 3 years in the upper age limit.
  • Ex-servicemen: Ex-servicemen, including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service, are eligible for a relaxation of up to 5 years in the upper age limit.
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD): Candidates with disabilities such as blindness and low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental illness, and multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness are eligible for a relaxation of up to 10 years in the upper age limit.

Note: There is no age relaxation provided for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category in the UPSC Civil Services Examination.

 

UPSC CSE Notification 2024 Overview:

  • Organization: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Exam Name: UPSC Civil Service Examination 2024, UPSC Forest Service Examination 2024
  • Exam Level: National
  • Vacancy:
    • Civil Service Examination (CSE): 1105
    • Indian Forest Service (IFS): 150
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Registration Dates: 14th February to 5th March 2024
  • Exam Mode: Offline
  • Exam Stages: Preliminary, Mains, Interview/Group Discussion
  • Education Qualification: Graduate or relevant degree
  • Age Limit: 21 to 32 years
  • Exam Frequency: Once in a year
  • Number of Attempts:
    • General: 6 attempts
    • OBC: 9 attempts
    • SC/ST: No restrictions
  • UPSC Official Website: www.upsc.gov.in

UPSC CSE Exam 2024 Important Dates:

  • Official notification release date: 14th February 2024
  • UPSC Apply Online Starts: 14th February 2024
  • Last date to apply for UPSC Exam: 5th March 2024 (6 pm)
  • Last date to pay application fee: 5th March 2024
  • Application Modification: 6th to 12th March 2024
  • UPSC Prelims Exam 2024: 26th May 2024
  • UPSC Mains Exam 2024: 20th September 2024 onwards [5 days]

 

 

Selection Process for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

Aspiring candidates for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 (CSE) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) vacancies released through UPSC Notification 2024 must undergo a three-phase selection process. The final merit list of the UPSC Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Result will be prepared based on the marks obtained by candidates in Phase 2 and Phase 3.

 

The UPSC CSE 2024 examination schedule is outlined as follows:

EventsDates
Official notification release date14th February 2024
UPSC Apply Online Starts14th February 2024
Last date to apply for UPSC Exam5th March 2024 (until 6 pm)
Last date to pay application fee5th March 2024
Application Modification6th to 12th March 2024
UPSC Prelims Exam 202426th May 2024
UPSC Mains Exam 202420th September 2024 onwards (5 days)

UPSC CSE Vacancy 2024:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced a total of 1206 vacancies to be filled through the UPSC CSE & IFS Exam 2024. Specifically, 1056 vacancies are expected to be filled through the UPSC Civil Service Examination 2024, while 150 vacancies are designated for the Indian Forest Service Examination 2024.

For more detailed information, please visit: UPSC Notification 2024

Phases and Exam Names:

  1. Phase 1: Preliminary Exam (Qualifying)
  2. Phase 2: Mains Exam (Scoring)
  3. Phase 3: Interview Round (Scoring)

Exam Pattern for UPSC IAS 2024:

UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024:

PaperSubjectsMarks
IGeneral Studies (GS)200
IICivil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)200

UPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2024:

Qualifying Papers:

PaperSubjectsMarks
Paper-AOne of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Eighth Schedule300
Paper-BEnglish300

Papers Counted for Merit:

PaperSubjectsMarks
Paper-IEssay250
Paper-IIGeneral Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)250
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International relations)250
Paper-IVGeneral Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management)250
Paper-VGeneral Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)250
Paper-VIOptional Subject – Paper 1250
Paper-VIIOptional Subject – Paper 2250

Sub Total (Written Test): 1750

Personality Test: 275

Grand Total: 2025

For more detailed information on the UPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024, candidates can click here.

Exam Centres for UPSC Prelims Exam 2024:

Candidates are required to select their preferred exam centre for the preliminary examination while filling out their application forms. The list of exam centres where the prelims exam is to be conducted is provided below:

[List of Exam Centres for Prelims Exam]

  1. Agartala
  2. Agra
  3. Ahmedabad
  4. Aizwal
  5. Ajmer
  6. Aligarh
  7. Almora
  8. Anannthapuru
  9. Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar [Aurangabad (Maharashtra)]
  10. Bareilly
  11. Bengaluru
  12. Bhopal
  13. Bilaspur (Chhatisgarh)
  14. Chandigarh
  15. Chennai
  16. Coimbatore
  17. Cuttack
  18. Dehradun
  19. Delhi
  20. Dharamshala (HP)
  21. Dharwar
  22. Dispur
  23. Faridabad
  24. Gangtok
  25. Gautam Buddh Nagar
  26. Gaya
  27. Ghaziabad
  28. Gorakhpur
  29. Gurgaon
  30. Gwalior
  31. Hyderabad
  32. Imphal
  33. Indore
  34. Itanagar
  35. Jabalpur
  36. Jaipur
  37. Jammu
  38. Jodhpur
  39. Jorhat
  40. Kargil
  41. Kochi
  42. Kohima
  43. Kolkata
  44. Kozhikode (Calicut)
  45. Leh
  46. Lucknow
  47. Ludhiana
  48. Madurai
  49. Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)
  50. Mumbai
  51. Mysuru
  52. Nagpur
  53. Nasik
  54. Navi Mumbai
  55. Panaji (Goa)
  56. Patna
  57. Portblair
  58. Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  59. Puducherry
  60. Pune
  61. Raipur
  62. Rajkot
  63. Ranchi
  64. Sambalpur
  65. Shillong
  66. Shimla
  67. Siliguri
  68. Srinagar
  69. Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
  70. Surat
  71. Thane
  72. Thiruvananthapuram
  73. Tiruchirapalli
  74. Tirupati
  75. Udaipur
  76. Varanasi
  77. Vellore
  78. Vijaywada
  79. Vishakhapatnam
  80. Warangal

 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024:

From the First Content:

What is the UPSC Civil Services Examination?

  • The UPSC Civil Services Examination is conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit candidates for various Group A officer positions under the Government of India.

When was the UPSC Notification 2024 released?

  • The UPSC Notification 2024 was released on February 24th, 2024.

How many vacancies are available through the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024?

  • There are a total of 1206 vacancies available for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024, including both Civil Service and Indian Forest Service positions.

What are the important dates for the UPSC CSE 2024 Exam?

  • The important dates for the UPSC CSE 2024 Exam include:
    • Official notification release date: February 14th, 2024
    • UPSC Apply Online starts: February 14th, 2024
    • Last date to apply for UPSC Exam: March 5th, 2024 (6 pm)
    • UPSC Prelims Exam 2024: May 26th, 2024
    • UPSC Mains Exam 2024: September 20th, 2024 onwards (5 days)

From the Second Content:

What are the phases of the selection process for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024?

  • The selection process for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 consists of three phases: Preliminary Exam (Phase 1), Mains Exam (Phase 2), and Interview Round (Phase 3).

How is the UPSC Prelims Exam 2024 structured?

  • The UPSC Prelims Exam 2024 consists of two papers:
    • Paper I: General Studies (GS)
    • Paper II: Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)

What is the exam pattern for UPSC Mains Exam 2024?

  • The UPSC Mains Exam 2024 includes qualifying papers and papers counted for merit. Qualifying papers include Paper-A (Indian Language) and Paper-B (English), while papers counted for merit cover various subjects related to General Studies and optional subjects.

How many marks are allotted for the Personality Test in UPSC CSE 2024?

  • The Personality Test in UPSC CSE 2024 is allotted 275 marks.

Where can candidates find the list of exam centres for the UPSC Prelims Exam 2024?

  • Candidates can find the list of exam centres for the UPSC Prelims Exam 2024 in the official notification or on the UPSC website.
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