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UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2024 Date Postponed

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UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2024 Date Postponed

UPSC Civil Services Prelim Exam Date 2024 has been postponed by the Union Public Service Commission through the notice issued on 19 March 2024. Due to the impending General Election, the Commission has decided to defer the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2024 from its initially scheduled date of 26 May 2024 to 16 June 2024. Those who have applied for the UPSC Civil Services Examination Exam 2024 are advised to visit the official website of the UPSC for further information. 

UPSC Civil Services Examination Schedule

UPSC Civil Services Examination also serves as a screening test for the Indian Forest Service (IFoS) Examination 2024 will take place on 16 June 2024 and the admit card will be issued approximately a week before the exam date. Candidates are advised to start revising the whole curriculum again to get shortlisted for Stage II: Mains Written Test and Personality Test (Interview). Scroll down this page to get updates on the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024. 

UPSC Civil Services Exam Schedule 2024

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 Prelims Overview

UPSC Civil Services Exam holds significant prestige within the Indian government services, for All-India Services such as Indian Forest Service Examination (IFoS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS). Annually, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) administers the Civil Services Examination to identify and appoint top-tier candidates for this esteemed position. Find all pertinent details regarding the Civil Services Examination 2024 outlined in the table below:

                            UPSC Civil Services Exam Overview

Exam Conducting Organization 

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Name of the Exam

Civil Services Examination (Prelims) 2024

Vacancies/Posts

IFS:- 150

IAS/IPS:- 1056

Application Dates

14 February to 05 March 2024

Exam Date (Prelims)

16 June 2024

Frequency of Exam

Annually

Job Location

Across India

Selection Process

  • Stage-I: Prelims
  • Stage-II: Mains Written Test and Personality Test (Interview)

No. of Attempts

6 (general)

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2024

The objective of the Civil Services Examination Pattern is to assess candidates' academic proficiency and their ability to articulate ideas coherently and systematically. It aims to evaluate candidates' overall intellectual capacity and comprehension levels. The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern for 2024 is below:

  • The examination comprises two compulsory papers, each carrying 200 marks.
  • Both papers consist of objective-type questions, i.e., multiple-choice questions.
  • The minimum qualifying score for General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is set at 33%.
  • Question papers will be provided in both Hindi and English languages.

                              UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2024

Paper 

Subjects

No. of Questions

Marks

Exam Duration

Paper-I

General Studies

100

200

2 Hours

PAper-II

GS (CSAT)

80

200

2 Hours

Total

180

400

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