UPSC Civil Service Exam

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UPSC Civil Service Exam

Civil Service Exam

UPSC Civil Service Exam  – Union Public Service Commission will organize the exam on 15 September 2023 for this UPSC will release the UPSC CSE (civil services exam) 2023 notification on February 1 at UPSC IAS 2023 application form release date is February.

UPSC civil services prelims application form will be available online mode.

The exam is conducted in the phased manner mentioned below-:

Preliminary Exam

Main Exam

Personality Test (interview)

The candidate first appears for Prelims Test, after clearing the prelims exam the next step to appear for Mains Exam and last stage comes when you clear the main, this is the final stage i.e., interview or personality test.

Application Status

Application Opens Feb
Application Last Date Last Week of Feb
Exam Date Mid-September


CSE Highlights

Civil Service Exam Once in Year
Language Hindi/English
Application Fee 100
Application form Available Online/Offline


DAF form-I

The candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again and submit online Detailed Application Form-I [DAF-I] along with scanned documents/certificates in support of date of birth, category {viz. SC/ST/ OBC (without OBC Annexure) /EWS [Economically Weaker Sections] (without EWS Annexure) /PwBD / Ex-Serviceman} and educational qualification with required Examination Fee.

DAF form-II

The candidates who are qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to mandatorily indicate the order of preferences only for those services participating in the Civil Services Examination for the year, for which he is interested in the online Detailed Application Form-II [DAF-II], before the commencement of Personality Tests (Interview)

IAS/PCS Preference

The candidates who wish to indicate IAS/IPS as their Service preference are advised to indicate all the Zones and Cadres in the order of preference in their online DAF-II as per the extant Cadre Allocation Policy applicable for the Civil Services Examination,


a citizen of India,
or a subject of Nepal,
or a subject of Bhutan,
or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.


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

Age Relaxation

Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes 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;

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