UPSC Exam Calendar 2023/ Upcoming UPSC Exams in 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Exam Calendar for the 2023 session. The UPSC Schedule for various examinations can be seen here in a simple format. The UPSC Exam Calendar follows a straightforward format. It lists all of the tests for which registration will begin in September/October, and the examination process will be held in the following year.

Civil Services Examination

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is administered by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is held to recruit qualified applicants for positions in the Central Government’s senior civil service.

A government comprises three parts: Parliament, the Judiciary, and the Executive. UPSC CSE examinations are held to choose candidates for the branch’s executive body. Indian Administrative Services, Indian Police Services, Indian Forest Services, Indian Foreign Services, and other positions are covered by CSE.

We shall explore Civil Services Examination 2023 Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus, among other things, in this article.

Civil Services Examination 2023 Important Dates

The critical dates for the Civil Services Examination are as follows:

EventsExamination Date
Notification Date for Civil Services Examination2nd week of February 2023
Online Registration for Civil Services Examination2nd week of February 2023
Last date for applying for Civil Services Examination1st week of March 2023
Preliminary Admit Card1st week of June 2023
Preliminary Examination DateJune 2023
Mains Admit CardTo be Notified
Mains ExaminationTo be Notified
Final Result DateTo be Notified
Interview scheduleTo be Notified

UPSC Civil Services Application Form

The application form for the UPSC 2023 Civil Services examination is as follows:

  • Navigate to the UPSC official website and click on the Examination tab, then the Active Examination tab.
  • After selecting the functional examination, a page displaying all of the tests you can participate in appears.
  • You must first click on UPSC Civil Services Examination, after which you must register for the next stage.
  • After you’ve completed the registration process, use your login credentials to access your account.
  • After logging in, complete the application form with accurate information such as your name, residence, educational qualifications, and so on.
  • After completing the educational qualification, the candidate must upload the required papers before hitting the submit button.
  • You must pay the application fee using a credit/debit card, UPI, Net banking, or other means after submitting the form.
  • Print out the application form and the payment receipt for future reference.

Documents required for Civil Services Examination

The following documents are necessary to complete the Civil Service examination application form:

For Preliminary Examination

  • A snapshot of yourself that has been scanned.
  • A scanned copy of your signature.
  • Government-issued Card with a photograph.
  • State/Central Government issued Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving License/Any other Photo ID Card.

For Mains Examination

  • University conferred degree or a comparable qualification recognized by UPSC EWS Certificate Matriculation or secondary school leaving certificate for evidence of age (if any).
  • Certification SC/ST (if any).
  • (If relevant), a disability certificate.
  • Documents establishing OBC status for non-creamy layers (if relevant).
  • Proof of ancestry from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, or Sikkim in the north-eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, or Sikkim (if relevant).
  • A project for government employees (if relevant).
  • While serving in the military, became disabled (if relevant).
  • Supporting documentation for the claim of age relaxation (if relevant).

UPSC Civil Services Application Fee

The UPSC Civil Services application fees is as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
For General/OBC/EWS CategoryRs.100 for Preliminary and Rs.200 for Mains examination
For SC/ST candidatesNil

Civil Services Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Civil Services test are as follows:

Nationality

The candidate must have a citizenship of India or A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who settled permanently in India before 1 January 1962, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

CategoryMinimum Age Limit for UPSCMaximum Age Limit for UPSC
The Civil Services exam Age Limit for General Category2132
EWS2132
SC/ST2137
Civil Services OBC Age Limit2135

Attempt Limit

CategoryNumber of Attempts
General6
OBC9
SC/STUnlimited (Up to age limit)
Disabled Defence Services Personnel9
Ex-Servicemen9
Persons with Benchmark Disability – EWS (Economically Weaker Section)9

Education Qualification

Candidates must have any bachelor’s degree from a recognised university to take the Civil Services Examination.

UPSC Civil Services Examination pattern

The examination pattern for the UPSC Civil Services test is as follows:

Civil Services Exam Pattern For Mains 
PapersSubjectsMarks
Paper AThe candidate must choose one of the Indian languages listed below (which are listed in the Constitution of India’s Eighth Schedule) (Qualifying)300
Paper BEnglish (Qualifying)300
Paper-IEssay250
Paper-IIGeneral Studies I (Indian heritage and culture, history and geography of the world and society)250
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies II (Governance, polity, constitution, social justice, and international relations)250
Paper-IVGeneral Studies III (Technology,  biodiversity, economic development, security, environment, and disaster management)250
Paper-VGeneral Studies IV (integrity, ethics, and aptitude)250
Papers-VI, VIITwo papers on topics chosen by the candidate from the optional subjects listed below (250 marks for each paper)250
Sub Total (Written Test)1750
Personality Test (Interview)275
Total Marks2025

UPSC Civil Services Post

The UPSC civil services post-graduate examinations are listed below.

All India Civil Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Forest Service (IFoS)

Group ‘A’ Civil Services

  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS)
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Group ‘B’ Civil Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  • DANICS
  • DANIPS
  • Pondicherry Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Police Service

UPSC Civil Services Syllabus

The syllabus for the UPSC Civil Services test is as follows:

General Studies-I

History

  • Modern Indian History
  • World History
  • Art & Culture
  • Indian Heritage & Culture

Geography

  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Indian Geography
  • Climatology
  • Oceanology

Indian Society

  • Diversity in Indian Society
  • Role of Women
  • Poverty
  • Urbanization
  • Social Empowerment
  • Regionalism
  • Communalism
  • Secularism, etc.

General Studies-II

Polity

  • Constitution     
  • Governance     
  • Social Justice    
  • International Relations

General Studies-III

Economic Development

  • Agriculture
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment & Ecology
  • Security, and
  • Disaster Management

General Studies-IV

Ethics

  • Attitude
  • Aptitude
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Moral Thinkers
  • Public Organizations and Probity in Governance

Optional Subject

You must choose one optional subject and two papers from that optional subject-

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Literature

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Bodo
  • Dogri
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Kashmiri
  • Konkani
  • Maithili
  • Malayalam
  • Manipuri
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Odia
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Santhali
  • Sindhi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • English

Combined Medical Services

UPSC’s Medical Services Examination is another exam for which candidates must prepare. Before proceeding, look over the facts that are crucial in order to eliminate any doubts. Medical services are just as important as other departments such as revenue, engineering, and administrative affairs. Medical services are required by every government department, so completing a medical services examination is essential. Before moving on, take a look at the following details, including CMS Exam 2023 Dates and others:

UPSC CMS 2023 Exam Date:

EventsExam Dates
Notification Date:July 2023
Starting of online application form submissionJuly 2023
Last Date to Apply:August 2023
Application Withdrawal CommencementAugust 2023
Application Withdrawal EndAugust 2023
Availability of Admit CardOctober 2023
CMS Exam Date 2023:October 2023
Result AnnouncementNovember 2023
UPSC CMS Personality TestTo be notified later
UPSC CMS Final ResultTo be notified later

UPSC CMS 2023 Application Form:

Visit www.upsconline.nic for more information and to apply online. Part-I and Part-II of the online form are similar stages in which you must complete all of the details. Before filling out the form, read the instructions. Ensure that the photograph and signature are scanned at a resolution of no more than 40 KB and no less than 3 KB.

How to fill the UPSC CMS Application 2023?

  • Visit https://upsconline.nic.in/ for further information.
  • Then go to the URL for UPSC’s online application for various examinations.
  • When you click the link, a new page will appear, where you may select the exam and begin filling out the application form.
  • Candidates must go to the Part-I registration tab and click the “Click Here for Part-I” link.
  • To continue, read and understand the instructions completely before clicking the Yes button.
  • The CMS Exam application form (part-I) will show on the screen when you click the button.
  • Then carefully fill in the details.

CMS Application Form Part-II:

  • Return to the UPSC official website and click the “Part II” link.
  • After clicking the link, candidates will be taken to a new page where they must input their registration ID and date of birth before hitting the Submit button.
  • The CMS exam part-II application form will show on the screen when you click the button.
  • Candidates must fill in the needed information and then click the “Submit” button.
  • Candidates’ Combined Medical Services exam application process will be complete once they submit the part-II registration form.

Fee Structure:

  • Make a Rs.200/- payment for the application form.
  • Candidates under the categories of SC/ST/Female/PH candidates, on the other hand, are exempt from paying any application fees.
  • If you’re paying with cash, you can deposit it at any SBI bank location.
  • Pay in the State Bank of India/ State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Travancore. Alternatively, you can pay using a Master Credit/Visa/Debit Card.

UPSC CMS Eligibility:

Nationality:

  • Candidates from Bhutan, India, and Nepal are eligible to take part in the examination.
  • The exam is open to Tibetan refugees who arrived in India before January 1, 1962.
  • Candidates were born in India and moved to India from nations such as Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East Africa (Vietnam, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, and Zaire).

Age limit:

  • The age restriction for candidates taking the CMS exam in 2023 will be less than 32 years old.

Education:

  • The candidate must earn an MBBS degree from an MCI-accredited Indian university.
  • Candidates in their final year of the MBBS exam are also eligible to apply.
  • A candidate who has qualified for the written test must provide documentation of passing the written exam together with the application form, a practical test of the final MBBS exam.
  • Candidates who are about to finish the mandatory rotating internship can also take the Combined Medical & Services Exam, but they will not be hired until the internship is completed.

UPSC CMS Exam 2023 Pattern:

  • The exam will be divided into two sections: part 1 and part 2.
  • Part 1 will be a computer-based (online) exam, and Part 2 will be a personality test (Interview).
  • The exam will be conducted in English.

Part 1 (Computer Based Exam):

  • Exam Paper: The UPSC CMS 2023 Exam is split into two sections. Paper 1 (General Medicine and Paediatrics) comes first, followed by Paper 2. (Surgery, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Preventive & Social Medicine)
  • Number of Questions: From each paper, a total of 120 questions will be asked.
  • Total Marks: 500 Marks.
  • Duration of Exam: 2 Hours (Each paper).
  • Type of Questions: MCQs of the objective type will be asked.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will be worth four points.
  • Negative marking: For each erroneous response, a third of your grade will be deducted.

Part 2 (Personality Test):

  • The second part of the test will be done online (computer-based test).
  • This section will be worth 100 points.
  • Candidates will be interviewed during the personality test to identify the following characteristics:
    • Knowledge in their academic subjects of study
    • General Knowledge
    • Balance of judgment
    • Intellectual curiosity
    • Alertness of mind
    • Assimilation abilities are crucial.
    • Integrity of character
    • Initiative and leadership potential
    • The ability to form social bonds

Assistant Commandants

On its official website, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has posted the application for CAPF AC 2023-24. One of the examinations for which candidates may be waiting is the Central Armed Police Forces (AC) Exam 2023, which assists in obtaining a position as an Assistant Commandant in the Central Industrial Security Force, Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, and Indo- Tibetan Border Police (Group- A). Candidates should read the following article for all relevant information about the UPSC CAPF AC 2023 Application Form:

UPSC CAPF 2023 Exam Date:

EventsExam Dates
Official Notification released date for RegistrationTo be announced
Deadline to submit Registration FormTo be announced
UPSC CAPF AC Application Withdrawn DateTo be announced
Download the Admit CardTo be announced
Exam DateTo be announced
UPSC CAPF 2023-24 ResultTo be announced
DAF Start DateTo be announced
DAF last DateTo be announced

UPSC CAPF 2023 Application Form:

CAPF 2023 is accepting applications from qualified applicants. There is just one way to apply: online, and there is no other way to submit the application form. Candidates can submit their CAPF 2023 application form after April 2023. Before submitting, double-check (Your Name, Your Parents Names, Education Qualifications, Date of Birth, Residential and Permanent Addresses, E-mail ID, Contact Number, and so on) all details. 

Candidates must provide a passport-size photo and signature in the format specified. Then pay the fee using Internet Banking, a debit card, a credit card, or another method. Candidates can take out a printed hard copy of the application form after providing all the required information.

Application Fee:

As an examination fee, payment of Rs.200/- is required. SBI bank accepts online payments, which may be made at any of their branches. The examination cost is waived for applicants who fall under the categories of SC, ST, or female.

Steps to apply for the UPSC CAPF Application Form 2023:

  • Visit UPSC’s official website.
  • Check the News Events section on the home page.
  • Then select CAPF AC 2023 Notification from the drop-down menu.
  • Then select the ‘Apply Online’ option.
  • On the new page, click the “New Registration” link.
  • Fill out the registration form with all of your basic information.
  • Part I of the application form is for filling in all of the details, and Part II is for paying the fee.
  • The application process for the CAPF examination is complete once the application form is filled out and payment is made.

UPSC CAPF AC 2023 Exam Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible candidate for the UPSC CAPF AC exam 2023 is an Indian citizen. The form can be filled out by both male and female candidates who want to take the exam.

Nationality:

  • A candidate must be an Indian citizen, a Bhutanese subject, a Nepalese subject, or both.
  • Before the 1st of January 1962, a Tibetan refugee arrived in India with the intention of settling permanently.
  • A person of Indian heritage who has relocated permanently from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, and the East African countries of Malawi, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, and Ethiopia, or Vietnam.

Age Limit:

  • As on August 1, 2023, aspirants shall be between the ages of 20 and 25. For the position of Assistant Commandants, both gender candidates are eligible.

Educational Qualification:

  • The applicant must be a graduate student in any stream from a reputable university or institute.

Exam Pattern:

Candidates can get the CAPF 2023 Exam Pattern in this section. We’ll go over both of them here:

Paper I – Consists of General Ability and Intelligence (Objective questions)

Duration2 hours
Questions TypeMCQs (Multiple choice questions)
Total Questions125
Total Marks250
Questions Paper LanguageHindi & English

Paper-II – Consists of General Studies, Essay & Comprehension (Descriptive questions);

Exam Duration3 Hours
Questions TypeDescriptive questions
Total Questions7
Total Marks200
Negative markingFor each erroneous response, 1/3 of a mark will be deducted.

Marks according to Procedure:

Written Examination
Paper I250 Numbers
Paper-II200 Numbers
Physical and Medical Test
Interview150 Numbers

UPSC CAPF 2023 Exam Syllabus:

Get the UPSC CAPF 2023 exam syllabus. The following is a quick description of the syllabus for Paper (I) and Paper (II):

Paper 1 (General Ability & Intelligence):

  • Current Events of National & International Importance: Current events of national and worldwide significance in the areas of government, industry, music, sociological & developmental challenges, business, culture, arts, Globalization & the interplay among nations, literature, and sports.
  • General Science: General awareness, scientific temper, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, and grasp and enjoyment of scientific phenomena observed in everyday life, such as Information Technology.
  • General Mental Ability: Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, numerical competence, and data interpretation are all important skills to have.
  • History of India: Social, economic, and political aspects of history, as well as the emergence of nationalism and the liberation movement.
  • Indian Polity & Economy: Regional and international security issues, as well as human rights, including indicators, knowledge of the country’s political system and the Indian Constitution, economic development, social systems, and public administration in India.
  • Indian & World Geography: Geographical features of India and the world, including physical, social, and economic factors.

For Paper 2 (General Studies, Essay & Comprehension):

  • Part A: Essay questions on topics like politics and economy, geography, security and human rights issues, analytical skills, and modern Indian history, particularly the freedom movement, must be addressed in a long narrative form in Hindi or English.
  • Part B: Comprehension, Simple grammar and other areas of language testing, précis writing, comprehension passages, and generating counter-arguments are some of the subjects covered in this course.

Indian engineering services

Indian engineering services is abbreviated as IES. These are the civil services that carry out the government’s technical and managerial functions. The Indian government, like most other countries throughout the world, hires civil workers and officials based on their exam scores. The union public officials are in charge of selecting IES officers.

UPSC IES 2023 Exam Date:

Events Exam Dates
IES Examination 2023 Notification ReleasedSeptember
The last date submit the Application FormOctober
Admit cardDecember
IES Exam Date 2023 (Prelims Exam)January (1 Day)
Prelims Exam Result DateFebruary
Admit Card for IES (Mains Exam)September
IES Exam Date 2023 (Mains Exam)October (Revised)
IES 2023 Personal Interview DatesTo be announced

UPSC IES Exam 2023 Application Form:

Candidates envisioning a career in engineering services can apply online for the UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2023, which will be held in four categories.

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics and telecommunication engineering

Below are some instructions for applying online for IES/ESE 2023. So, candidates who want to apply for IES/ESE 2023 should follow these steps:

  • Visit UPSC’s official website at www.upsconline.nic.in.
  • Click on the notifications and read them thoroughly.
  • After that, complete the application form with all of your verified information.
  • Scanned documents should be uploaded.
  • The application cost must be paid.
  • Send in your application.
  • Remove the application form from the printer.

Application Fees:

The application fees for IES 2020 can be paid online using a debit card, credit card, net banking, or other methods.

  • SC/ST/PH//female:- no fees
  • Others:-200

IES Eligibility Criteria:

To fill out the form, the candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen. The exam is open to citizens of Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibetan refugees who arrived before January 1, 1962. Candidates of Indian heritage who have relocated from countries such as Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Myanmar, among others, are also eligible to apply.

Age: All candidates must be 21 years old at least, with a maximum age of 29 years. Candidates from reserve categories will be given an age reduction.

  • SC/ST: 5 years
  • OBC: 3 years
  • Government servants: 5 years.

Education Qualifications: The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognised university. Candidates who have completed an M.Sc degree with a specialisation in electronics, wireless communications, or radiophysics may also apply for the exam.

UPSC IES 2023 Exam Pattern:

The preliminary, mains, and interview portions of the IES 2023 examination will be held in three stages including interview. Both tests- Prelims and Main will be conducted online. The pre-exam is entirely objective-based, while the major exams are traditional. Details about the Exam Pattern can be found here.

  • Each incorrect answer would receive a negative marking of 0.33.
  • It is considered a wrong answer if an applicant gives more than one answer to the inquiry.
  • Those who pass the pre-exam will be eligible to take the main tests.
  • After even qualifying mains, the personality test will be the next phase.

Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam:

SectionsTypePaperQuestion PaperDurationMarks
PreliminaryExam ObjectiveIGeneral studies Engineering Aptitude2 Hours200
IIEngineering discipline3 Hours300

Exam Pattern For Main Exam:

SectionsTypeQuestion PaperDurationMarks
Main Exam ConventionalEngineering discipline3 Hours200
Engineering discipline3 Hours300

UPSC IES 2023 Exam Syllabus:

The IES Syllabus can be found in this paragraph for candidates. The following topics are covered in this section: General Studies, English, and Electrical Engineering Syllabus:

General studies

  • Indian geography
  • Indian constitution
  • Economics
  • Indian history
  • Sports
  • Scientific research
  • General policy
  • Current affairs

English

  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spotting errors
  • Reconstruct passage
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence improvement
  • Selecting words

Electrical engineering

Paper -1

Electrical circuits, electrical materials, control systems, measurements, and instruments are all covered in KM theory.

Paper -2

Microprocessors, power electronics, analogue and digital electronic circuits, electrical machines, and a power transformer are all examples of power systems.

Wrapping Up:

This was all a candidate needs to know about UPSC 2023. To be eligible for the exam, the individual must put in a lot of effort. Candidates might improve their preparation by practising prior year’s question papers. Candidates can readily gain a sense of the kind of questions asked in exams by practising prior-year papers, and because many questions are repeated, practising previous year papers can be beneficial. Only a few thousand aspirants out of millions of applicants would pass this exam. It is one of the most challenging tests, so begin studying immediately to give it your all.

Best wishes!

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