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UPSC CSE 2024 Notification (OUT) at upsc.gov.in: Apply Online Now

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UPSC CSE 2024 Notification (OUT) at upsc.gov.in: Apply Online Now

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the notification for the Civil Service Exam (CSE) 2024 on its official website on 14 February 2024. Both male and female candidates can apply for the UPSC IAS Exam 2024 online through the official online application portal of the commission, i.e. upsconline.nic.in. Registration begins on 14 February and the last date to apply is 05 March 2024. 

However, the application form can be corrected between March 6 and March 12, 2024. The applicant must first register with the One Time Registration (OTR) platform, which is available on the Commission's website, before filling out the online examination application. Read on to know how to apply for the UPSC CSE 2024 and get a direct link to apply online.

UPSC CSE Examination 2024 - Overview

UPSC conducts the All India IAS Exam every year to recruit candidates under Central Civil Services. The commission has announced approximately 1056 vacancies across various services, including IAS, IPS, and IFS through CSE Notification 2024. The exact number of vacancies will be announced after the final result has been announced. Candidates can view the notification and online application below.

The other important details of the exam  for 2024 are as follows:

UPSC CSE 2024 - Important Details

Exam Conducting Organisation

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam Name

UPSC Civil Service Exam 2024

Exam Level




Application Mode


Application Dates

14 February to 5 March 2024

Modification in OTR Profile

6 March to 12 March 2024

Exam Mode (Prelims + Mains)


Prelims Exam Date

26 May 2024

Mains Exam Date

20 September 2024

Selection process


Main Exam


UPSC Official Website


Official Notification

UPSC CSE Notification 2024 

Note: The Prelims and Mains Exam dates are announced earlier through the official UPSC Annual Examination Calendar.

UPSC Civil Services Vacancy 2024

UPSC has announced a total of 1056 vacancies for the “All India Service” and “Central Service” which will include the following Services: 

All India Services    

  • Indian Administrative Services (IAS)
  • Indian Police Services(IPS)
  • Indian Forest Services(IFoS)
  • Indian Foreign Services (IFS)

Central services    

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Information Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 
  • Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’ 
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’ 
  • Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)
  • Indian Railway Management Service, Group ‘A’
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS), Group ‘B’ 

Reservation of Vacancies

The above-mentioned vacancies include 40 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disability Categories, which include 06 vacancies for candidates with blindness and low vision, 12 vacancies for deaf and hard of hearing, 09 vacancies for locomotor disability, including leprosy cured, acid attack victims, dwarfism, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy, and 13 vacancies for multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses to include deaf-blindness. 

How to Apply for the UPSC Civil Service Exam 2024?

Before filling out the online examination application, the applicant must first register at the Commission's One Time Registration (OTR) platform, which can be found on the website. Candidates must complete OTR once; however, if they have already registered, they can skip this step. The notice states that this can be done at any time of year; if the candidate has already registered, he or she can proceed to fill out the online application for the exam. 

Candidates can apply for the UPSC Civil Service Examination 2024 easily by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the commission's official website upsc.gov.in.

Step 2 - Click on the “Exam Notification: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2024” link provided under 'What’s New'.

Step 3: After clicking on the apply online link you will be redirected to upsconline.nic.in 

Step 4: Click on the “One-time registration (OTR) for examinations of UPSC and online application” link to complete the OTR for the exam.

Step 5: After successful registration, log in with your valid credentials.

Step 6: After login, click on the application form and fill out all the details.

Step 7: Upload any necessary documents in the prescribed format.

Step 8: Pay the online application exam fee.

Step 9: Submit the application form after carefully verifying all details and take a print out of the final application form.

UPSC CSE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying, candidates must check whether they fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian Citizen
  • Age: 21-32 years, with relaxations for specific categories.
  • Educational Qualification: Graduated from a recognized university.

Also, check CSE Eligibility 2024 for complete details on UPSC eligibility norms.

UPSC CSE 2024 Selection Process:

UPSC uses the following three-stage selection process for CSE.

  • UPSC CSE Prelims Exam 2024: The exam will be objective and MCQ-based, with General Studies (Paper I) and CSAT (Paper II). It's a qualifying stage, and the score will not be considered while preparing final merit by the commission.
  • UPSC CSE Main (Written) Examination 2024: This is a written descriptive exam that assesses knowledge, understanding, and analytical skills across nine papers.

UPSC CSE (Mains) Personality Test 2024: Candidates who pass the exam will be invited to a Personality Test (interview) to assess their personal suitability for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers.


Yes, the UPSC CSE Notification 2024 for Civil Service Examination 2024 has been released on 14 February 2024 for 1056 positions.

Candidates must have graduated from a recognized university. The age limit for general candidates is 21 to 32 years, with upper age relaxation for reserved categories.

You can apply for the UPSC CSE 2024 through the online application portal of the commission. The steps to apply online and the direct link are provided in the article above.

Yes, the candidates who will qualify the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2024 will have to fill DAF and apply for the UPSC CSE Mains 2024.

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