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When a candidate starts his/her preparation for UPSC Exam, naturally find themselves having the First question –

What is UPSC?

Formally known UPSC is The Union Public Service Commission, commonly abbreviated as UPSC. It’s India’s premier central recruiting agency for Central Government Public Servants. It is responsible for appointments to and conduct examinations for Group A and Group B posts under the civil services cadre and defense services cadre of the union government.

The Examination that UPSC Conducts for the appointment of Group A and Group B Services is Called Civil Services Examination. To Check the List of Group A Services and Group B use the following link.

What is UPSC (Civil Services)Exam?

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a National level competitive examination in India, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of various Civil Services of the Government of India.

Here, IASCoachings provides you with the list of 20 civil services in India consisting of complete information about each exam and how to apply or prepare for the examination. The syllabus (Preliminary and Main) and updated question papers for all the exams are featured here with an option of downloading them for your reference and preparation.

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IAS (Indian Administrative Service)

  • Qualification: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21-32 years
  • No. of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IAS details

IPS (Indian Police Service)

  • Qualification: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21 – 32 years
  • No. of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IPS Exam details

IFS-Forest (Indian Forest Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Graduate in Qualifying Subject etc.
  • Age Limit: 21 – 30 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IFS Exam details

IFS-Foreign (Indian Foreign Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21 – 32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IFS Exam details

IES (Indian Engineering Services)

  • Minimum Educational Requirement: B.E. or B.Tech From A Recognised University
  • Age Limit: 21-30 Years
  • Application Fee Except for ST/SC/Female Candidates: Rs. 200/-
  • View IES Exam details

NDA & NA (I) and (II) National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) and (II)

  • Qualification : 10+2 Pass
  • Age Limit For NDA (I): 16-20 Years
  • Age Limit For NDA (II): 16-20 Years
  • View NDA & NA (I) and (II) Exam details

CAPF – AC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants)

  • Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Age Limit: 20-25 Years
  • Application Fee Except for ST/SC/Female Candidates: Rs. 200/-
  • View CAPF Exam Details

CISF – AC (Exe) LDCE Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) – Assistant Commandants (Executive) LDCE

  • Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Age Limit: Less than 35 years
  • No. of Attempts Allowed : 3 Attempts
  • View CISE Exam details

CDS (I) and (II) – Combined Defence Services (I) and (II)

  • Minimum Qualification For IMA And Officers, Air Force Academy: Bachelor’s Degree In Qualifying Subject
  • Minimum Qualification For Indian Naval Academy: Engineering From A Recognised University
  • Age Limit: 19-25 Years
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IES/ISS (Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service)

  • Qualification For Indian Economic Service: Master’s Degree In Qualifying Subject
  • Qualification For Indian Statistical Service: Bachelors’s Or Master Degree In Qualifying Subject
  • Age Limit: 21-30 Years
  • View IES/ISS Exam details

CGGE (Combined Geo-Scientist)

  • Qualification: Master’s Degree In Qualifying Subject
  • Age Limit For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist (Group ‘A’) in the Geological Survey of India: 21-32 Years
  • Age Limit For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Groundwater Board, Ministry of Water Resources: 21-35 Years
  • View CGGE Exam details

CMSE (Combined Medical Services)

  • Qualification: MBBSA
  • Age Limit: 21-32 Years
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IRS (Indian Revenue Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate through Correspondence or from an Open University
  • Age Limit: 21-32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IRS Exam details

IAAS (Indian Audit and Accounts Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21 – 32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 4 – 9 Attempts
  • View IAAS Exam details

IP & TAFS (Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21 – 32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IP & TAFS Exam details

IDAS (Indian Defence Accounts Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21 – 32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IDAS Exam details

IRTS (Indian Railway Traffic Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21-32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IRTS Exam details

IRAS (Indian Railway Accounts Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21-32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IRAS Exam details

IRPS (Indian Railway Personnel Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21 – 32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View IRPS Exam details

ITS (Indian Trade Service)

  • Qualification Needed: Any Graduate
  • Age Limit: 21 – 32 years
  • No of Attempts Allowed: 6 – 9 Attempts
  • View ITS Exam details

To Conduct, Any Exam of above-mentioned Services and Post’s – UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) releases the annual calendar. Which is called UPSC Calendar in general language.

UPSC Calendar

The UPSC Calendar consists of all the exam dates along with the date of notification, the last date for receipt of the application, and the duration of the exam. Aspirants should never miss the exam calendar released by UPSC. It is also advised to download the UPSC Calendar and take a printout for future reference. We also advise aspirants to refer to our UPSC Calendar 2020 page for detailed information.

Name of Examination  Date of Notification  Date of Exam 
Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 September 25, 2019 January 5, 2020
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination,2020 September 25, 2019 January 19, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (I), 2020 October 30, 2019 February 2, 2020
CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2020 December 4, 2019 March 1, 2020
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2020 January 8, 2020 September 6, 2020
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 February 12, 2020 October 4, 2020
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2020 through CS(P) Examination 2019
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 June 10, 2020 October 16, 2020
Combined Medical Services Examination, 2020 July 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2020 August 18, 2020 December 20, 2020
N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2020 June 10, 2020 September 6, 2020
C.D.S. Examination (II), 2020 August 5, 2020 November 11, 2020

UPSC Notification 2021

The UPSC has released the Civil Services Examination (CSE) notification on February 12, 2021. Interested candidates can access the UPSC notification 2021 on its official website. The notification plays a significant role in competitive examinations. It will display all the important details such as eligibility, selection procedure, exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus. The UPSC recruitment notification 2021 was released for a total of 769 vacancies that include vacancies for PwBD category.

List of Services In UPSC

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) stands as one of the toughest examinations in the country. The year-long examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year, over 10 lakh aspirants compete for the All India Services, such as IAS, IPS, and IFS. Along with Central Services, Group A and B Services are also equally popular across India. Depending upon the candidates’ preference and rank, the Commission will allow the service. The UPSC conducts the CSE for a total of 24 services apart from Indian Forest Service (IFS). Check the UPSC services list here.

All India Services

1. Indian Administrative Service

2. Indian Police Service

3. Indian Foreign Service

Group ‘A’ Services

4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service

5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service

6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)

7. Indian Defence Accounts Service 8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)

9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

10. Indian Postal Service

11. Indian Civil Accounts Service

12. Indian Railway Traffic Service

13. Indian Railway Accounts Service

14. Indian Railway Personnel Service

15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force

16. Indian Defence Estates Service

17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)

18. Indian Trade Service

19. Indian Corporate Law Service

Group ‘B’ Service

20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer′s Grade)

21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’

22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’

23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’

24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

Important Functions of UPSC

India’s central recruiting agency, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is one amongst the Constitutional bodies. Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, UPSC was vested with the many functions related to the recruitment of Civil Services and other Central Services. Every Civil Services aspirant should know the important functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution.

  • The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for conducting the examinations for appointments to the services of the Union.
  • The Commission does direct recruitment by selection through interviews.
  • The appointment of officers on promotion/ absorption/ deputation will be conducted by the UPSC.
  • The framing and amendment of recruitment rules for various services and posts will be taken care of by the Commission.
  • The UPSC takes up disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services.
  • This Constitutional body will be advising the government on any matter referred to them by the President of India.

Success Rate of UPSC 2021

The Civil Services, also known as the UPSC exam is considered one of the toughest and prestigious competitive exams in India with a success rate of just 0.1%. The examination is conducted to recruit officers for three types of services namely, All India Services, Central Services, and State Services.

Civil Service Exams 2021

CareerIndia provides you with the list of Civil Services in India, which also has complete information on more than 11 civil service exams. The syllabus (Preliminary and Main) for all the exams is mentioned with an option of downloading it for your future reference.

Important Details of UPSC Exam 2021

Eligibility criteria including nationality, educational qualification, age limit, and the number of attempts are also provided to enable the candidates to know if they are qualified. The selection procedure gives a detailed process of selection in three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The exclusive section on Career prospects fetches you the details of the pay scale, designations with all the information on the training period.

Tips and Study Material to Crack UPSC Exam 2021

As a part of guidance on exam preparation, we have documented information on coaching centers, question papers, reference books, and preparation tips to help you crack one of the toughest exams in India.