Civil Services Exam (CSE) is a national level examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of the candidates to various A and B group posts of IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS across the country. General candidates between 21 to 32 years old can take the exam maximum 6 times. It is one of the toughest examinations in India.
The dates of the Civil Services 2020 exam is announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
|Civil Services Exam 2020||Dates|
|Civil Services Notification Release||12 February 2020|
|Online Application||03 March 2020|
|Preliminary exam||04 October 2020 (Revised date)|
|Mains exam||08 January 2021 (Revised date)|
|Civil Services Exam 2019||Dates|
|Notification Release Date||19 February 2019|
|Online Application Start||19 February 2019|
|Online Application End||18 March 2019|
|Preliminary exam||02 June 2019 (1 day)|
|Mains exam||20 September 2019 (5 days)|
|Civil Services Exam 2018||Dates|
|Notification Release Date||7 February 2018|
|Online Application Start||7 February 2018|
|Online Application End||6 March 2018|
|Preliminary exam||03 June 2018 (1 day)|
|Mains exam||01 October 2018 (5 days)|
The aspirants must apply online through the official website of UPSC: https://www.upsc.gov.in/ The application fees is 100 rupees, although, Women, SC, ST, PwD and Exservicemen are exempted from fee payment.
For various Civil Services posts, the general candidates must be 21 years old or above but not greater than 32 years old. The maximum number of attempt to take the exam for general candidate is 6 time.
The Civil Services Examination is conducted in three stages preliminary, mains and interview as indicated below: