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UPSC Notification 2023

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the UPSC Notification 2023 for the Civil Services Examination on 1st February 2023 on their official website. Before February 21, 2023, candidates should submit their UPSC Application Form online at upsconline.nic.in. Aspirants can apply for the UPSC 2023 Exam application form from the 1st of February 2023 to till 21st of February 2023.

In the year 2023, the commission is filling 1105 vacancies, including 37 for individuals in the benchmark disability category, 15 for individuals with locomotor disabilities, such as those with cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, victims of acid attacks, and muscular dystrophy, and 10 for individuals with multiple disabilities. The UPSC IAS Prelims exam date, start and end dates for applications, information on vacant posts, the hiring process, and other details are all available to candidates.

UPSC Mains Admit Card 2023

UPSC CSE Date 2023

UPSC Date 2023: The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the preliminary Civil Services Examination between 15th September to 24th September 2023 all over India, in order to fill all the vacancies of the central government under Group A and Group B which will also include Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2023.

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 UPSC Notification 2023

UPSC Notification 2023 Release Date 01st  February 2023
UPSC Prelims 2023 Exam Registration 01st  February 2023
UPSC Prelims 2023 Last Date of Application 21st February 2023
UPSC Prelims 2023 Admit Card Release Date 8th May 2023
UPSC Prelims 2023 Exam Date  28th May 2023 (1 day)
UPSC Mains 2023 Admit Card Release Date 29th August 2023
UPSC Mains 2023 Exam Date 15th September to 24th September 2023
UPSC 2023 Interview/ IAS interview Date Yet to be announced

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2023

UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2023

UPSC Mains Admit Card 2023

UPSC Prelims Result 2023 Out

UPSC Prelims Result 2023 has released the by UPSC on it official website for the prelims exam held on 28th May 2023. Candidates who has appeared on the UPSC Preliminary Examination 2023 can check the UPSC Prelims Result 2023 from the download link provided below:

UPSC Prelims Result 2023 List (Roll No. Wise)

UPSC Prelims Result 2023 List (Name Wise)

UPSC IFoS Prelims Result 2023 List through CS(P) Exam

UPSC Notification PDF 2023

The notification PDF of the UPSC CSE 2023 is released on 1st February 2023 and includes all relevant information regarding the exam date, age limit, eligibility criteria, no. of vacancies, job profile, syllabus, last date etc.

UPSC notification

UPSC Prelims Exam Analysis 2023

UPSC 2023 Application Form Link

The Union Public Service Commission will provide applicants with around 20 days to submit a successful UPSC Application Form 2023 for the prelims form. The online application process to register for the UPSC CSE 2023 began on February 1, 2023, and the deadline to apply online is February 21, 2023.

UPSC Notification 2023 and Application Form Link
UPSC CSE 2023 Registration Link Click Here
UPSC Notification 2023 PDF Click Here

UPSC CSE Notification 2023

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organizes the Civil Services Examination (CSE), which is one of the most desirable examinations in India. For the UPSC Civil Services examination, candidates from different backgrounds and academic fields go to remarkable attempts to prepare for and also succeed. On May 4, 2022, the UPSC published the UPSC Calendar 2023 for several national-level examinations on its official website.

The Union Public Service Commission conducts Civil Service Examinations every year for those graduates who want to serve the nation in various All India Services and Central Civil Services. The candidates can read the overview table below to get a general idea about UPSC CSE 2023.

UPSC Notification 2023

Exam Name UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023 
Recruiting Organisation Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Level Pan India / National Level
Age Limit 21 years to 32 years (excluding age relaxation)
Application Mode Online
No. of Exam Stages 3 stages; Prelims, Mains and Personality Test
Educational Qualification Graduates or Relevant Degrees
Exam Frequency Once a year 
Exam Mode Offline / Pen & Paper 
Prelims Exam Date 28th May 2023 (Sunday), 1 day
Mains Exam Date 15th September to 24th September 2023 
Interview Date To be notified
UPSC Mains Admit Card Release Date 29th August 2023
Vacancy 1255 Posts (1105 for CSE & 150 for IFS)
Posts Group A and Group B Officers
UPSC Official Website upsc.gov.in

UPSC 2023 Notification in Hindi

UPSC releases every notification, calendar etc., PDF in both Hindi and English Language. It can be easily downloaded from the official website of UPSC. UPSC Notification 2023 in Hindi is out on the official website on 1st February 2023 which is very helpful for the Hindi medium aspirants to understand every aspect of the exam without any language barrier.

UPSC Syllabus 2023

Candidates are recommended to evaluate the syllabus provided by the commission before the UPSC CSE 2023 preliminary examination and the main examination because some subjects have undertaken periodic syllabus changes. UPSC CSE 2023 Syllabus is released by the UPSC every year. Also if you looking for UPSC Syllabus in Hindi then check here. For a thorough understanding of each and every topic of the UPSC examination, candidates must check the UPSC Prelims Syllabus and UPSC Mains Syllabus in detail.

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UPSC Exam Pattern 2023

The IAS exam is another name for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE). Every year, the CSE is conducted for lakhs of applicants to take the examination, but only a handful of applicants are chosen. The UPSC CSE is a three-stage examination that consists of a Prelims Exam, a Main Examination and a Personality Test (Interview Round)

The preliminary examination is an objective type screening test. Candidates who pass the preliminary exam proceed to the main exam which consists of 9 papers i.e., Essay paper, English, General Studies, and Optional Subject papers. The main examination is subjective in nature. The interview or personality test is the last stage of the UPSC CSE exam.

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UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates who want to qualify for the UPSC 2023 examination in order to become IAS/ IPS/ IFS and other officers must fulfil all the eligibility requirements mentioned in the official notification. It is the minimum necessary qualification needed to take the exam. Details on UPSC IAS 2023 eligibility conditions are provided here.

UPSC Nationality Condition 2023

  • For the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India. 
  • For other services, a candidate must be either:
    • a citizen of India, or
    • a subject of Nepal, or
    • a subject of Bhutan, or 
    • a Tibetan refugee who entered India prior to January 1, 1962, with the purpose to settle there permanently, or
    • a person of Indian origin who moved to India with the purpose of residing there permanently, primarily from Vietnam, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia.

UPSC Age Limit 2023

A candidate must have a minimum age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years.

Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Category Relaxation 
Scheduled Caste (SC) or a Scheduled Tribe (ST) Up to a maximum of 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBCs) who are eligible to avail of reservation  Up to a maximum of 3 years
Defence Services Personnel Up to a maximum of 3 years
Ex-servicemen Up to a maximum of 5 years
A person with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) Up to a maximum of 10 years

Candidates seeking benefits for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD/Ex-Servicemen must make sure they are eligible for those benefits according to the eligibility requirements mentioned in the Rules/Notice.

UPSC Educational Qualification 2023

A candidate must possess an equivalent degree or hold a graduate degree from any of the Indian universities established by an act of the central or state legislature, or from one of the other educational institutions recognised as universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

UPSC CSE Number of Attempts 2023

Each candidate who appears for the UPSC 2023 examination and is otherwise eligible to give the examination is liable to six (6) attempts to take the UPSC CSE. Candidates from the SC/ST/OBC and PwBD categories who are otherwise eligible, however, will be allowed a relaxation in the number of attempts. Such candidates may make the following number of attempts under the relaxation:

Category to which the Candidate Belongs
Number of Attempts Unlimited 09 09 for GL/EWS/OBC;

Unlimited for SC/ST

*GL – General Category

UPSC Exam Fees 2023

UPSC 2023 Exam Fees: Candidates must pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) either by remitting the money to any State Bank of India (SBI) branch, by using a Visa, Mastercard, or RuPay credit or debit card, or by using SBI’s Internet Banking. All Female/SC/ST/Persons with benchmark disabilities candidates are exempted from paying a fee. However, OBC/EWS candidates are not eligible for any fee exemptions and must pay the entire amount of the specified fee.

Category UPSC 2023 Application Fee
General / OBC / EWS Rs. 100/-
Female / SC / ST / PwBD Fee exempted

UPSC 2023 Vacancy

The number of vacancies to be filled through the UPSC examination 2023 is a total of 1255 posts (1105 for CSE & 150 for IFS). Here is the Categorisation of Vacancy given below:

Categorisation of Vacancy No. of Vacancies
Persons with Benchmark Disability Total 37
(a) blindness and low vision 7
(b) deaf and hard of hearing 5
(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular
multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness 10

The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting a firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservations 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.

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UPSC Vacancy Trends in Previous Years

According to a UPSC official, 11.52 lakh applicants applied to take the examinations in 2022, and 13090 of them successfully qualified for the UPSC CSE Mains 2022 i.e., stage II. The official added that the number of vacancies for the Civil Services Examination 2022 has increased from the initial 861 to 1,022. Compared to the past few years, the 2022 vacancy is one of the highest among all. For more clarity, the number of vacancies in past years is given below in the table:

Year Number of Vacancies for Various Posts in Civil Services
2009 580
2010 965
2011 880
2012 1037
2013 1000
2014 1291
2015 1129
2016 1079
2017 980
2018 782
2019 896
2020 796
2021 712
2022 1022

UPSC Posts 2023

There are two types of services available through the UPSC 2023 exam i.e., All India Service and Central Civil Service.

S. No. Name of Services
All India Services
1. Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
2. Indian Police Service (IPS)
3. Indian Forest Services(IFoS) (Prelims Only)
Central Civil Services
1. Indian Foreign Service
2. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
3. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
4. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
5. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
6. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
7. Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’
8. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
9. Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’
10. Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’
11. Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’
12. Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A
13. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
14. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
15. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’
16. Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’
17. Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’

UPSC 2023 Selection Process

Civil service is a such examination which is conducted by the UPSC every year. It is a three-stage examination namely,

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Personality Test.

A prelims examination is an objective type (multiple choice questions) paper whose marks are not counted for final merit. This stage includes two General studies papers i.e., GS Paper 1 (Subject specific) and GS Paper 2 (CSAT). CSAT is just a qualifying paper (minimum 33% score required). There is a negative marking i.e., one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to the question are deducted for every wrong answer for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

UPSC Exam Center 2023

The candidate should carefully consider his or her choice of examination centre before submitting his or her application. The papers of any candidate who arrives at a location other than the one listed by the Commission in their Admission Certificate will not be examined, and their candidature may be cancelled.

UPSC Prelims 2023 Exam Center
UPSC Mains 2023 Exam Center
Ahmedabad Dehradun Mumbai
Aizawl Delhi Patna
Allahabad Dispur (Guwahati) Raipur
Bengaluru Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Lucknow Vijayawada

Note: The Centres of the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.

UPSC Admit Card 2023

On May 28, 2023 (Sunday), across India, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the UPSC CSE 2023 Examination. UPSC Admit Card 2023 has been released on 29th August 2023 for the Mains exam. Candidates can download their UPSC CSE Admit Card from the link mentioned below in just a few steps.

UPSC Mains Admit Card 2023

For the purpose of appearing in the UPSC CSE 2023 Examination, the applicants must present a printout of their electronic admit card. In order to appear at each session of the exam, candidates must also bring their photo ID card, whose number is listed on the e-Admit Card.

Important Instructions to the Candidates
The entrance to the examination venue will close 10 minutes before the examination’s scheduled start time, which is 09.20 A.M. for the forenoon session and 02.20 P.M. for the afternoon session. After the entrance gate has closed, no candidate may enter the examination venue.

UPSC Notification 2023

UPSC Online Application Last Date

The last date for the UPSC CSE 2023 prelims online application is 21st February 2023 till 6:00 PM after that the link will be disabled. Candidates are strongly recommended to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online Applications.

UPSC 2023 Result

UPSC will release the UPSC CSE 2023 prelims stage results probably in June/July 2023 and will release the qualified candidates for stage II (Main Examination) PDF list on their official website.

UPSC 2023 Cut Off

After conducting the entire stages of the CSE examination, UPSC releases a minimum cutoff mark for both the Prelims and Main examination which an aspirant must clear to be selected for the next stage of the process. Candidates can check the UPSC CSE 2023 Cut off from the link provided below.

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UPSC Notification 2023 FAQs

Will there be a UPSC exam in 2023?

The Civil Services Preliminary examination will be held on May 28, 2023, according to the UPSC calendar year 2023.

Is UPSC optional removed from 2023?

As of now, there has been no official announcement regarding the removal of the optional subjects/papers from the UPSC CSE 2023 exam. So, the UPSC Mains exam still includes the Optional Subjects.

When can I apply for UPSC 2023?

On February 1, 2023, the UPSC IAS application form for 2023 will also begin. The deadline to submit an application for the UPSC IAS 2023 is February 21, 2023.

How many vacancies are there in UPSC 2023?

The number of vacancies to be filled through the UPSC examination 2023 is expected to be approximately 1105.

Is UPSC 2023 Notification released?

Yes, on 1st Feb 2023, UPSC released the official notification for the UPSC CSE exam.

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