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The Union Public Service Commission released UPSC Notification 2024 on 14 February 2024 for 1056 posts for Group A and Group B on its official website upsc.gov.in. Aspirants should have an idea about the Exam Pattern, Selection Process, and Eligibility Criteria for the UPSC CSE Exam before applying for recruitment. In this article, we have discussed the application process for UPSC Notification 2024.

UPSC Notification 2024 Out

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), considered one of India’s toughest exams, comprises Preliminary, Main, and interview stages. It offers entry to prestigious positions like IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, and more. UPSC Notification 2024 was released on February 14th, providing comprehensive details for aspirants.

UPSC Notification 2024 Overview
Exam Name UPSC CSE 2024 & UPSC Forest Service Exam 2024
Recruiting Organization UPSC
UPSC Full Form Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level Pan India
UPSC Notification 2024 Releasing Date 14 February 2024
UPSC Vacancy 1056
UPSC Prelims Exam Date 2024 16th June 2024
UPSC Selection Process Preliminary, Mains, Interview
UPSC Official Website upsc.gov.in

UPSC CSE Notification 2024 PDF

Candidates should refer to the official UPSC Notification 2024 PDF for insight into the eligibility criteria, syllabus, and exam pattern. Union Public Service Commission released the Official UPSC Notification 2024 PDF on its website on 14th February 2024. Candidates can access the official UPSC Notification 2024 PDF at the below link.

UPSC Notification 2024 PDF – Download

UPSC 2024 Important Dates

Union Public Service Commission has also released the UPSC exam date 2024 for the prelims exam is 26th May 2024. We have discussed the important dates in below table:-

Particulars Details
UPSC Application Form 2024 Starts February 14, 2024
UPSC Application Form 2024 Ends March 5, 2024
UPSC Admit Card 2024  June 7, 2024
UPSC Prelims Exam Date 2024 June 16, 2024

UPSC Application Form 2024

The UPSC application form for 2024 is available on February 14, 2024, on the UPSC website upsconline.nic.in. The last date to fill out the application form is March 5, 2024. The dates for correction of the application form are 6 to 12 March 2024. Check out the link below to apply Online:

UPSC Application Form 2024- In Active  

UPSC Application Fees 2024

UPSC CSE Application Fee Structure for 2024:

Category Prelims Fee Mains Fee Total Fee
General/OBC (Male) Rs. 100 Rs. 200 Rs. 300
SC/ST and Others NIL NIL NIL
Female (All Categories) NIL NIL NIL
  • General and OBC (Male) candidates are required to pay Rs. 100 for the prelims and Rs. 200 for the mains, totaling Rs. 300.
  • SC/ST and candidates from other categories are exempted from paying any fee.
  • Female candidates, regardless of category, are exempted from paying any fee for both prelims and mains.

How To Apply For UPSC Application Form 2024?

To fill UPSC DAF 2024, candidates must follow these steps:

  1. Registration: Visit the official UPSC website and register before filling the Detailed Application Form (DAF). Click the relevant link under the “login” button to create registration accounts. Enter Name, Roll Number (six-digit format), Date of Birth, and email address as per the matriculation/secondary examination certificate.
  2. Login Credentials: After registration, login credentials will be sent to the registered email addresses. Ensure the email provided is valid and active.
  3. Login and Access DAF: Log in to the UPSC website using the roll number and password received via email. Access the DAF 2024.
  4. Modules: DAF 2024 consists of six modules: Personal, Educational Information, Parental Information, Employment Information, Upload documents, and Final Submission.
  5. Fill Modules: Fill out all modules completely. Save each module after completion. Before final submission, candidates can modify any module. However, changes cannot be made after the final submission.
  6. Document Upload: Required documents for UPSC DAF 2024 include a Matriculation Certificate (for proof of age), Class XII Marksheet, Graduation Marksheet/Final year Appearing Certificate, Community Certificate/Caste Certificate (if applicable), and PH Certificate (if applicable).
  7. Final Submission: Submit the DAF form using the Final Submission Module after filling all modules and uploading the necessary documents.

Documents Required for UPSC DAF 2024

Certain documents need to be uploaded while filling out the UPSC DAF 2024. Interested candidates can check the list of documents required for UPSC DAF 1 below:

  • Matriculation Certificate (For Proof of Age)
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet/Final Year Appearing Certificate
  • Community Certificate/Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • PH Certificate (If applicable)

UPSC 2024 Vacancy

The anticipated number of UPSC IAS vacancies to be filled through the examination is approximately 1056. This figure includes 40 vacancies reserved for the Persons with Benchmark Disability Category. Specifically, there are 6 vacancies for candidates with blindness and low vision, 12 vacancies for those with deafness and hard of hearing, 9 vacancies for individuals with locomotor disabilities including cerebral palsy, leprosy, dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, and 13 vacancies for multiple disabilities from among persons under clauses (a) to (c), including deaf-blindness. However, the final count of vacancies may undergo adjustments upon receiving the firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities.

UPSC Posts List

UPSC is responsible for recruiting Group A and Group B various posts are listed for reference:-

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’

UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates who are looking to apply for the UPSC CSE 2024 Exam should have an idea of the selection process and eligibility criteria. Below we have discussed the UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2024 along with the UPSC Age Limit.

UPSC Age Limit (as of August 1, 2024)

Applicants must be between 21 and 32 years old, meaning their birth dates should fall between August 2, 1991, and August 1, 2002. Specific age requirements will be detailed in the official UPSC notification 2024 for the IAS Exam.

Category Minimum Age Limit Maximum Age Limit
IAS exam Age Limit for General Category 21 32
EWS 21 32
SC/ST 21 37
IAS OBC Age Limit 21 35

UPSC Age Relaxation and Number of Attempts

Category UPSC Age Limit – Upper Relaxation Number of Attempts
General 32 6
OBC 35 9
SC/ST 37 Unlimited (Up to age limit)
Disabled Defence Services Personnel 35 9
Ex-Servicemen 37 9
Persons with Benchmark Disability – EWS 42 9

UPSC Education Qualification

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must hold a degree from a government-recognized University or an equivalent qualification.
  • Final Year Candidates: Those awaiting results can apply for the UPSC preliminary Examination, but proof of passing the required examination must be submitted with the main IAS examination application.
  • Professional and Technical Qualifications: Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government as equivalent to degrees are eligible.
  • Medical Students: Final year MBBS students who have not completed their internship can apply. A certificate of course completion, including internship, must be submitted with the Main Examination application.


Candidates must be citizens of India. All other Services: Candidate must be either:-

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently, or
  5. A person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam intending to settle in India permanently.

UPSC Exam Pattern 2024

The UPSC exam pattern 2024 consists of three stages:

Stage I: Preliminary Examination

  1. Paper-I: General Studies
    • Nature: Merit Ranking
    • Duration: 2 Hours
    • Questions: 100
    • Marks: 200
  2. Paper-II: General Studies (CSAT)
    • Nature: Qualifying
    • Duration: 2 Hours
    • Questions: 80
    • Marks: 200
  • The questions in the IAS Prelims are multiple-choice or objective type.
  • Negative marking applies only to the Prelims stage, with 1/3rd (0.66) deduction for incorrect answers.
  • GS Paper-II (CSAT) is qualifying, requiring a minimum score of 33%.
  • Blind candidates receive an extra 20 minutes per paper.
  • Candidates must appear in both papers for evaluation, and Prelims marks don’t count towards the final score.

Stage II: Mains Examination The Mains Exam is a written descriptive test with nine papers:

  1. Paper-A: Compulsory Indian Language (Qualifying) – 3 Hours, 300 Marks
  2. Paper-B: English (Qualifying) – 3 Hours, 300 Marks
  3. Paper-I: Essay (Merit Ranking) – 3 Hours, 250 Marks
  4. Paper-II: General Studies I – 3 Hours, 250 Marks
  5. Paper-III: General Studies II – 3 Hours, 250 Marks
  6. Paper-IV: General Studies III – 3 Hours, 250 Marks
  7. Paper-V: General Studies IV – 3 Hours, 250 Marks
  8. Paper-VI: Optional Paper I – 3 Hours, 250 Marks
  9. Paper-VII: Optional Paper II – 3 Hours, 250 Marks

Total marks for Mains: 1750 Marks Interview or Personality Test Candidates clearing the Mains with the cut-off marks proceed to the Personality Test, which carries 275 Marks.

  • Candidates can choose their medium of writing (Hindi, English, or a language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution).
  • The final ranking is based on Mains and Interview scores.
  • Personality Test held only in UPSC Bhavan, New Delhi.

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UPSC Notification 2024 FAQs

Is UPSC 2024 notification released?

The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024 notification today, i.e February 14, 2024.

What is the age limit for IAS 2024?

32 years of age

Which degree is best for IAS?

The best degree to become an IAS officer is a Bachelor of Arts (BA)

How many vacancies are there in UPSC 2024?


When to start for UPSC 2024?

14 February 2024 to 5 March 2024

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