This is the test that gives you the opportunity to be an important part of the Civil Service Division of Government of India. Serving the nation is always a matter of pride for any Indian. If you want to be an important part of the administrative or police department of the Indian government, then you need to attempt this exam. You can get a post in the Indian Forest Service as well after qualifying this test.

However, this is a preliminary test, and once you are successful in this exam then you need to appear in the Civil Service main exam; both written and interview to get the posting.

Apply For The Exam

First of all the candidates need to visit the official website of UPSC, which is There you get the application form for the exam that you need to fill and wait for the letter from the UPSC for the exam.


When Does The Exam Held Every Year?

The exam is generally conducted in the month of August or September. The notice is out regarding the exam in April or May. The last date for receiving the application form from the interested candidates is last week of June. The result comes out in the month of October.

You need to be aware of these rules so that you can prepare yourself for the same. The candidate must be an Indian Citizen for the post of IAS and IPS. The age limit is between 21 years to 30 years.

For the other services, the candidate cab be:

•    A citizen of India

•    A subject of Nepal

•    A subject of Bhutan

•    A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of living here permanently.

•    A person who has Indian origin and now migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia with an intention of permanently settling in this nation.


What Are The Educational Qualifications?

A degree from any University that is incorporated by an Act of the Central Or State Legislature in India.

A candidate can appear in this exam for 6 times if he or she has other eligibilities. However, in case of Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes there are no limitations of such numbers.