UPSC Civil Services 2024 IAS Exam, Eligibility, Selection Process

UPSC Civil Services 2024

UPSC CIVIL Services 2024 Exam

UPSC Civil Services 2024. The civil service exam date has been rescheduled because general election of 2024. Now the Civil Service Preliminary and IFS will be held on 16 June instead of 26 May 2024. Registration process started today on 14-Feb 2024. The Exam is conducted for selecting the civil servants In various departments of the Government of India. The selection will be based on Prelims, Mains, and Interview Processes.

Exam Name/ yearsCivil Services exam (UPSC CSE Exam-I)
Conducted byUPSC
Full nameUnion Public Service Commission
Mode Of ExamOnline (Pen, Paper Mode)
Mode Of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline
VacanciesCSE- 1,056 IFOS – 150
To be notified later10-May, 2023
UPSC Civil Exam 2024 notification14-February, 2024
Start online Application Submission14-February, 2024
UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam date5-March, 2024
Date of Examination26-May, 2024 16-June, 2024
Admit CardJune, 2024
  • Must be an Indian Citizen
  • Nepal/Bhutan residents.
  • Tibetan Refugees before 1 January, 1962 with the intent of permanent residence, OR
  • Person of Indian ancestry returning from specified countries for permanent residence.
  • Graduation degree from an accredited university /
  • Final-Year Graduation Candidates can appear for Prelims, but they must provide passing results before Mains Application.


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  • 21 to 32 years on August 1st of the exam year.
  • Birth between August 2, 1992 and August 1, 2003.

(Note: Age Relaxation for reserved categories is also applicable)

OBC3 – Years
SC/ST5 – Years
PWD10 – Years
Defense Services Personal3 – Years
Ex-Servicemen5- Years

The UPSC exam Pattern is crucial for effective preparation. The Exam is conducted in 3- Stages:

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains
  3. Interview (Include personality test, skill test etc).
Number of papers2
LanguageEnglish Or Hindi
Duration4 hours (2 hours each paper)
Total QuestionsGS paper 1 – 100 GS Paper 2 – 80
Maximum marks400 marks (200 marks each paper)
Qualification Marks33%
Number of papers9
LanguageEnglish, Hindi and 22 regional Language
Duration3 hours each
Total QuestionsPart-A and Part-B  300 questions each paper. General Studies and Optional Paper- 250 Questions.
Maximum marks1750 marks


  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Interview

(Note: The candidates who clear the Preliminary test will be eligible to appear for mains exams.)

How many times can you take the UPSC Civil Services exam?

UPSC CIVIL services examination 2024:
General category- candidates can take the exam six times before reaching the age of 32.
OBC candidates- nine attempts until the age of 35.
SC/ST candidates- unlimited  attempts until the age of 37

Who is eligible for UPSC CSE 2024?

Candidates must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university. As per the notification, individuals between the ages of 21 and 32 are eligible to apply.

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