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Last date for application submission for Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination is approaching, final date 27th May 2016 (Friday)

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New Delhi: Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 7th August, 2016 as per the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 27th April, 2016. The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 1079 which include 34 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, i.e. 14 vacancies for LDCP, 7 Vacancies for B/LV and 13 Vacancies for H.I.

Applications are invited via online mode only.  The Online applications(Part I and II) can be filled from 27th April, 2016 to 27th May, 2016 till 11.59 p.m., after which link will be disabled.

For filing online applications candidates are requested follow the website http://upsconline.nic.in/ .

Plan of Examination:

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages:

(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates

for the Main Examination; and

(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.

As of now applications are now invited for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be made available to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in December, 2016.

 Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Age Limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age

of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2016 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd

August, 1984 and not later than 1st August, 1995. The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable to special category candidates (for details, one should read govt. notification).


Number of attempts: (a) Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise

eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination. Provided that this restriction on

the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

candidates who are otherwise eligible. Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible shall be nine. The relaxation will be available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. For more details on number of attempts restrictions, candidates are requested to read UPSC notification.  

How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in .  Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.

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