UPSC: Everything you need to know.

UPSC: Everything you need to know.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2024 postponed due to clash with Lok Sabha elections

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to reschedule the prelims exam. This decision was taken after the Election Commission announced the election schedule to the 18th Lok Sabha in April – June 2024.

UPSC - Everything You Need to Know.
UPSC – Everything You Need to Know.

Today, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) rescheduled the Civil Services Examinations (CSE) 2024, scheduled for May 26, 2024. The preliminary exam will now be conducted on June 16.

The decision to revise the exam timetable was made after the Election Commission announced on Saturday the election schedule for the 18th Lok Sabha in April – June 2024.

UPSC Civil Services mains exams are set to be held from September 20 for five days.

The Commission had also extended the registration deadline for Civil Services Examinations (CSE) 2024 earlier. As per the official announcement, the last date for registration was extended till March 6 (6 pm). The correction window was open from March 7 till March 13.

Total vacancies, eligibility

This year, the Commission has notified 1,056 vacancies for CSE and 150 for IFoS. The UPSC CSE exam is held in three stages: prelims, mains, and personality tests. UPSC CSE preliminary exam will consist of objective-type questions. Candidates scoring above the cut-off marks will become eligible to register for the UPSC IAS Main examination.

To be eligible for the exam, a candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on August 1, 2024, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1992, and not later than August 1, 2003, the Commission said while releasing the CSE notification.

What is UPSC? 

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The UPSC is a constitutional body in India responsible for conducting various civil service examinations and selecting candidates for prestigious positions in the Indian government.

The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE), which is widely regarded as one of India’s most competitive and prestigious examinations. The CSE is conducted annually and serves as the entry point for various positions in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and other central civil services.

Here are some of the critical positions that candidates can aspire to through the UPSC Civil Services Examination:

1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS): IAS officers hold key administrative positions in central and state governments. They are responsible for various levels of policy-making, implementation, and administrative functions.

2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS): IFS officers represent India in diplomatic missions abroad and promote India’s interests globally. They handle diplomatic relations, international negotiations, and consular services.

3. Indian Police Service (IPS): IPS officers are responsible for maintaining law and order, preventing and investigating crimes, and ensuring internal security. They hold senior positions in police forces at the national, state, and district levels.

4. Indian Revenue Service (IRS): IRS officers work in taxation and customs. They are responsible for enforcing tax laws, collecting revenue, and preventing tax evasion.

5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS): IAAS officers are involved in auditing and accounting functions of the government. They oversee financial management, auditing of government departments, and maintaining financial accountability.

6. Indian Forest Service (IFS): IFS officers manage and conserve India’s forests and wildlife resources. They work towards sustainable forest management, conservation, and environmental protection.

7. Indian Economic Service (IES): IES officers work in various government economic and planning departments. They provide financial advice, formulate policies, and analyze economic trends.

8. Indian Statistical Service (ISS): ISS officers perform statistical and data analysis-related roles. They collect and analyze data, conduct surveys, and contribute to policy formulation and decision-making.

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These are just a few examples of the positions available through the UPSC Civil Services Examination. The civil services offer diverse career opportunities across various sectors, allowing individuals to contribute to the governance and development of the country. UPSC Civils exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams in the world. 

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