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UPSC Civil Service Exam 2024: Notification Date, Syllabus, Eligibility and Result

Cracking UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024? Get complete info on notification date, syllabus, eligibility, important dates like revised prelims on June 16th, vacancies & more!

UPSC Exam 2024: The UPSC 2024 Exam New Date has been released by UPSC. The UPSC 2024 Prelims Date is June 16, 2024, and UPSC Mains 2024 is scheduled to take place on 20th September. Check all the information related to the  UPSC Exam 2024 in the given article.

Overview of UPSC Exam 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Service Examination (CSE) to recruit candidates for central service. This exam is popularly known as the IAS exam and is attempted by lakhs of students every year. 

IAS is one of the most sought-after careers currently in India. Because of the rising exposure to the internet and social media, IAS has found a place among the top career choices for students.

Candidates are selected for serving as an IAS or other officer based on their score in the Civil Service Examination.

The UPSC exam is conducted in three stages: preliminary, mains, and interview. Prelim is basically to filter out the majority of candidates, while the marks of the mains, along with those of the interview, are considered for calculating the final rankings. Details about the stages of examination, syllabus, books, strategy, etc can be found below.

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UPSC Exam Important Updates
Event Date
UPSC 2024 Notification Date February 14, 2024
UPSC Vacancy 2024 1056
UPSC Calendar 2024 Click here
UPSC 2024 Prelims Date June 16, 2023
UPSC 2024 Mains Date 20 September 2024
UPSC Prelims 2023 Date May 28, 2023
UPSC Prelims Result 2023 June 12, 2023
UPSC 2023 Final Result To be announced soon
UPSC 2022 Final Result May 23, 2023
Top Rank in UPSC 2022 Ishita Kishore
UPSC Vacancy 2023 1105

UPSC Exam Prelims Pattern

The UPSC Prelims is the first stage of the IAS Exam and consists of two objective-type papers: General Studies I and General Studies II (or CSAT). These papers are conducted on the same day in two sessions in offline mode (pen-paper).

The preliminary round is a screening test and only serves as a qualifying round. The marks obtained in this stage are not included in the final merit calculation. The score in General Studies Paper-I is crucial in determining the cut-off for the UPSC Prelims Exam. CSAT serves as a qualifying component, necessitating candidates to achieve a minimum score of 33%, equivalent to 66 marks, to be considered for merit in the UPSC Prelims result.  It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the papers examinations for the purpose of evaluation. The candidate will be disqualified if he/she does not appear in both papers of the preliminary examination. 

IAS aspirants can check the UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern in the below table:

Type General Studies Paper 1  GS Paper II- (CSAT)
Questions 100 Objective Types MCQ’s 80 Objective Type MCQ’s
Marks 200 Marks 200 Marks
Negative Marking +2 Marks/Question and -0.66 Negative Marks/Question +2.5 Marks/Question /Question and -0.83 Negative Marks/Question
Duration Of Exam 2 Hours 2 Hours
Qualifying Marks Cut-Off List Minimum 33%
Languages English and Hindi English and Hindi.
Presence Mandatory Mandatory.

UPSC Exam Mains Pattern

  • Descriptive: The UPSC Mains exam pattern includes nine theory-based papers, all of which are descriptive in nature. 
  • Among these nine papers, seven will be considered for creating the merit list. 
  • Optional Subject: As part of the UPSC Mains, candidates will need to choose one optional subject for the examination. 
  • Evaluation: Essay,’General Studies and Optional Subject’ of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘Indian Languages’ and ‘English.
  • Minimum Qualifying Standards of 25%: However,  the papers on Éssay’, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 25% marks in ‘Indian Language’ and 25% in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers. 
Total Number of Papers Qualifying Papers: 2

Compulsory Papers: 7 

Language of Papers
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Descriptive paper: Candidates can appear for language paper in 22 languages mentioned in schedule 8 of the Indian constitution.
Marks Part A and B: 300 each
General studies and optional paper: 250 each
Maximum Marks 1750
Exam Duration 3 hours for each paper
Medium of Examination Part A and Part B: Respective Languages

General Studies: Medium chosen by the candidate.

Optional: English, Hindi or the language of the literature.

UPSC Exam Personality Interview

Candidates who successfully clear the Mains stage of the IAS exam with the required cut-off marks move on to the final stage, which is the Personality Test or Interview round conducted by the UPSC Board Members.

Those who qualify for this stage will receive an e-summon from the Commission for a face-to-face discussion with the board members. During the interview, the board evaluates the candidates’ personality traits and asks questions related to their hobbies, current affairs, general knowledge, and situational questions.

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Interview Location Dholpur House, New Delhi
Interview Medium English, Hindi or any other regional language chosen by the candidates.
Dress Code Formal attire or any other dress that is presentable.
Eligibility Candidates qualifying UPSC Mains

UPSC Eligibility Criteria

The IAS Exam has kept very low eligibility criteria for candidates to appear. This is the reason why lakhs of candidates apply for the exam, compared to specific services such as Engineering Service. For a candidate to appear for the IAS Exam, he/she has to meet two types of criteria: age criteria and educational criteria. In addition, there are limits imposed on the number of attempts a candidate can give, the physical qualifications and citizenship criteria. The minimum qualification for IAS is as follows:

Age Criteria

The UPSC age limit for candidates belonging to the General category is 21 to 32 years

To be eligible for UPSC examination 2024, candidates must be at least 21 years old and not more than 32 years old as of August 1, 2024.

However, there are age limit relaxation for candidates belonging to certain categories:

Category of Candidates Age Relaxation
Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations 3 years
Ex-servicemen (Commissioned Officers, Emergency Commissioned Officers and Short Service Commissioned Officers) with at least five years of service 5 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

(a) blindness and low vision; 

(b) deaf and low hearing;

(c) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; 

(d) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and

(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness

10 years

Nationality Criteria

There is a citizenship qualification for Grade-A Services such as IAS, IPS and IFS.

Service  Citizenship Requirements
IAS A Citizen of India
IPS A Citizen of India
IFS A Citizen of India or a Person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam, for permanently settling in India.
Other Services
  • A citizen of India, or
  • A citizen of Nepal, or
  • A citizen of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 for settling permanently, or
  • A Person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam, for permanently settling in India.

Candidates who are citizens of Nepal, citizens of Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee or a Person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, and Vietnam, for permanently settling in India, must furnish a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India for getting appointed, even though they are eligible to write exam without it.

Educational Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification for IAS: As a minimum qualification for IAS, a candidate must have graduated from a recognized university or have an equivalent qualification.
  • Eligibility Criteria for Final Year Graduates: Candidates who are in their final year of graduation or awaiting results can also appear for the UPSC Prelims Examination. However, they are required to have passed their final year examination while applying for the UPSC Mains Examination.
  • Eligibility of Professional and Technical Qualifications: Candidates who possess professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees are also eligible for IAS Exam.
  • Eligibility for Medical Students: Medical students, who have not completed their internship, despite passing the final year of MBBS, can also apply for IAS Exam. However, they are required to submit a course completion certificate from the concerned authority along with their Mains Exam application.

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Attempts and Age Limits Criterion 

The UPSC imposes a limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for the IAS Examination. This number varies according to the category of the candidate.

Category  Number of Attempts Maximum Age (Years)
General and EWS 6 32
OBC  9 35
PwBD 9 42
SC and ST Unlimited 37
Ex-Servicemen 9 37
Disabled Defence Services Personnel 9 35
General/OBC/EWS PwBD candidates 9 See below Description
SC/ST categories PwBD candidates Unlimited See below Description
Age Relaxation for PWD Candidate

The prescribed upper age-limit of an examination (wherever applicable) is relaxable up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of candidates belonging to PwBD categories as below

(a) low vision and blindness; 

(b) deaf and hard of hearing; 

(c) Locomotor disability, including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; 

(d) Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; 

(e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (e) including deaf, blindness. PwBD candidates, who also belong to either SC or ST or OBC or Ex-servicemen, are eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both categories. 

Medical Criteria

Candidates aspiring to become IAS Officers have to maintain certain physical fitness and capabilities. Without minimum standards, they may not be considered for the service.

Candidates are required to pass a medical fitness examination to assess their physical capabilities to become civil servants. 

For being appointed as IPS officers for districts, Indian Railway services, and the police services of Pondicherry, candidates need to have the necessary weight, height, and chest measurements.

The medical test for assessing physical fitness will be conducted at the following hospital in Delhi:

  • Safdarjung Hospital
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
  • Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital
  • BR Ambedkar Hospital
  • Sucheta Kriplani Hospital
  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital

UPSC Posts and Vacancies

UPSC conducts exams for two types of posts: Group A and Group B. The list of some important Group A & Group B posts is given below:

The service-wise and state-wise vacancies for UPSC 2024.

Type Service Name
All-India Service
  • 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
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  • Indian Information Service (IIS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS)
Group ‘B’ Civil Services
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Police Service

UPSC 2024 Exam Calendar

UPSC Calendar 2024 Out: The Union Public Service Commission has recently published the UPSC Calendar 2024 on its official website The UPSC Exam Calendar 2024 contains important dates for notifications, online registration, and the exam itself.

According to the official UPSC Calendar 2024 released on May 10, 2023, the UPSC Exam Date 2024 was scheduled for May 26, 2024, and the UPSC Mains 2024 will commence on September 20, 2024.

However, due to the schedule of the impending general election, the UPSC has decided to postpone the UPSC Preliminary Examination 2024, which also serves as a screening test for the Indian Forest Service Examination 2024, from May 26, 2024, to June 16, 2024. No notification has been given for the CSE main examination. Therefore, it has to be conducted on the scheduled date, i.e., September 20, 2024. 

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If you’re planning to prepare for UPSC Exams in 2024, this calendar will be a valuable resource.  The UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE) every year in three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. It’s a highly competitive exam that requires rigorous preparation to crack the examination.

PS: The UPSC Prelims date has been postponed to 16th June owing to the general Elections.

UPSC 2024 Notification

The UPSC Exam 2023 is currently going on. The UPSC has concluded the interview process, and the UPSC CSE final results are expected anytime soon and the UPSC 2024 exam details will be updated in the article.

The official UPSC notification for 2024 was released on February 14, 2024. Candidates should make sure to fill out the UPSC IAS application form by March 5, 2024, on the official website, The UPSC 2024 prelims phase is scheduled for June 16, 2024, and the UPSC Mains 2024 will commence on September 20, 2024

Date of Notification 14th February
Number of Vacancies 1056 (CSE)

150 (IFoS)

Beginning of Registration  14th February 
End of Registration 5th March
Release of Admit Card May 2024
Date of Preliminary Examination 16th June
Results of Preliminary Exam June/July
Dates of Mains Examination September 20 Onwards

UPSC 2024 Online Application

The procedure for filing UPSC Civil Services Exam has undergone change in recent times. It is now a requirement to register oneself on the OTR application before proceeding with filling the form.

Filling the OTR

  • Step 1: Candidate has to visit UPSC’s official website for filling OTR.
  • Step 2: A new candidate has to click on the “New Registration” tab to register oneself on the portal.
  • Step 3: A candidate will be required to fill personal details such as name, parent’s name, address etc.
  • Step 4: Upon successful registration, a candidate will receive a notification of his/her successful registration.
  • Step 5: To apply for any exam of the UPSC, the candidate can directly apply from the OTR portal.

UPSC Exam 2024

Part 1 of UPSC Application Form: 

The Candidate has to fill the Part-1 of the application form before proceeding to the Part-2. Steps involved in filling the Part-1 of the application form is as follows:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC and click on the UPSC Civil Services notification.
  • Step 2: The candidate will be redirected to the OTR portal of the UPSC.
  • Step 3: The candidate has to log in into his/her account using the data previously provided (email id, mobile number or OTR id).
  • Step 4: Visit the Latest Notification tab on the OTR application.
  • Step: Under Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, you will find Part 1 and Part 2. Click on the Part 1 link.
  • Step 5: Upon clicking Part 1, the candidate will see important instructions to fill the online application form. 
  • Step 6: Upon clicking the Yes button, the Part 1 application appears on screen.
  • Step 7: Some part of the application form will be pre-filled based on the personal data provided in the OTR. The candidate has to fill in the remaining personal information.
  • Step 8: In the next step, the candidate has to fill up the educational qualification and contact details
  • Step 9: The candidate has to select the category in which they are applying. If they are applying under reserved category, they have to fill in the relevant details and also must possess the documents for the same.
  • Step 10: The next information needed is photo identity details of the candidate, the number of attempts made, marks obtained in graduation degree, centre for prelims and mains exam, optional subject, language paper etc.
  • Step 10: UPSC allows the candidate to edit the information until the form is submitted finally. So, candidates are advised to scrutinise the information carefully.
  • Step 11: After ensuring all the information provided is valid, click the submit button. Part 1 of the form will be submitted and the candidate will be provided a registration id, which has to be noted down to fill Part 2 of the application form.

Part 2 of UPSC Application Form: 

Without filling the Part 2 of the exam, a candidature is invalid. It is therefore advised to fill Part 2 immediately after completing Part 1.

  • Step 1: To continue filling Part 2, use Registration id and Date of Birth to log in.
  • Step 2: Candidates who are not exempted are required to pay examination fees using Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Internet Banking or UPI.
  • Step 3: Once examination fees are paid, a candidate has to select the centre for UPSC prelims exam.
  • Step 4: The candidate has to upload three types of documents: a photograph (JPG format), scanned signature (JPG format) and photo id (PDF format).
    • The photo can be in colour or black & white and the quality must be good.
    • The signature must be made on a white paper with a black ink.
    • Size and Dimension: The scanned images of the photo and the signature should be between 300 KB and 20 KB and in .jpg format.
    • Resolution: minimum of 350 pixels X 350 pixels, maximum of 1000 pixels X 1000 pixels (for both photo and signature)
    • Free image editing software such as MS Paint can be used to convert the images into desired format. 
    • The images must not be illegible.
    • The photo should only contain your photograph along with the name and the date on which the photograph was clicked. The photo of the candidate must be uploaded within 10 days of clicking the photograph.(Recent changes)
    • The face of the candidate in the photograph must occupy 3/4th the space in the photograph.
    • The signature must not contain things such as the date, time etc.
  • Step 5: A declaration appears on the screen, which the candidate has to read thoroughly. Check the box and submit the application finally.
  • Step 6: Wait for a text message and email confirming successful filling of the UPSC application. Keep the details secure for future references.

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UPSC Exam 2024 Syllabus

The UPSC Syllabus is an essential aspect that aspirants need to understand thoroughly when preparing for UPSC exams. The syllabus is comprehensive and includes subjects like General Studies, Essay Writing, Indian History, Indian Polity, Economy, Geography, Environment, Science & Technology, Current Affairs, and more.

Moreover, the UPSC Syllabus also includes optional subjects that candidates can choose based on their interests and expertise. Understanding the UPSC Syllabus is crucial for effective preparation and focusing on the relevant topics for success in the UPSC exams.

UPSC Syllabus PDF is released with the official notification. Aspirants preparing for UPSC CSE must go through the IAS Syllabus given below to understand the topics that will be asked in the exam.

UPSC 2024 Prelims Syllabus

UPSC 2024 Mains Syllabus

UPSC 2024 Optional Syllabus

UPSC Exam 2024 Booklist

The IAS exam requires extensive knowledge and clarity of concepts. This is the reason why candidates have doubts when it comes to selecting the books for preparation. Following are some of the core books that are vital for IAS Preparation, both prelims and mains.

Subject Books
  • Indian Polity by M Laxmikant
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu
  • NCERT VI – X
  • NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
  • NCERT XII (Themes in Indian Histroy)
  • India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • Ancient India by R.S Sharma
  • Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
  • NCERT VI – X 
  • Geography of India by Majid Husain
  • World Geography by Majid Husain
Environment and Ecology
  • Textbook of Environmental Studies by Erach Bharucha
  • Environment and Ecology – Biodiversity, Climate Change and Disaster Management by Majid Hussain
Disaster management
  • Disaster Management for UPSC Exam by K Mounika
Internal Security
  • Challenges to the Internal Security of India by Ashok Kumar
  • Internal Security and Disaster Management by R N Sharma
International Relation
  • Current Affairs
Science and Technology
  • Current Affairs 
  • NCERT XI and XII
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary
  • Lexicon for Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude by Niraj Kumar
  • NCERT XI and XII
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Art and Culture 
  • Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

UPSC Exam 2024 Test Series

The test series is of the utmost importance for any candidate preparing seriously for the exam. Attempting the test series will help them get used to the rigorous challenge they are likely to encounter during the actual exam. Test series will also help in managing time effectively and address any weaknesses in their preparation. 

UPSC Exam 2024 Prelims Exam Postponed Date

The UPSC 2024 exam date for prelims was initially announced as May 26, 2024. However, the date was postponed to June 16, 2024 owing to the general elections taking place in the country.

Candidates are requested to make a note of the changes in date for UPSC prelims 2024. The UPSC Mains 2024 will be held on the predetermined dates, beginning on September 20, 2024.

UPSC prelims (Old Date) 26th May
UPSC Prelims (New Date) 16th June
UPSC Mains 20th September onwards

UPSC 2024 Admit card

An admit card is an official document that contains the name of the candidate, their photograph and signature, roll number, parents’ details, location of the exam centre and examination session, etc. 

A candidate has to carry the admit card in order to attend the examination. UPSC releases admit cards for each stage of the examination – prelims, mains, and interview. Without an admit card, a candidate is not allowed to attend the examination. 

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Release of Admit Card

The UPSC does not specify the date when the admit card will be released. It advises candidates to keep a watchful eye on its official website to know when the admit card will be released. 

  • Generally, the commission releases the admit card 3-4 weeks before the date of the examination. 
  • Since UPSC 2024 Prelims have been postponed by 21 days, the release of the UPSC admit card for 2024 has also been postponed.
  • If the examination had been held on the specified date of 26ty, the admit card would have been released in the first week of May. Now, it is likely that the admit card may be released in the last week of May.

Downloading Admit Card

A candidate has to know certain details before downloading the admit card from the UPSC website. To download an admit card, a candidate must have information about his/her registration id and date of birth they have used while filling the form. The registration id has to be noted down while filling the application for UPSC prelims examination.

Visit the official website of UPSC to download the admit card. It will be an e-admit card, which is a tentative document that allows a candidate to attend the examination. The commission does not issue admit cards through post.

To download UPSC admit card 2024, follow the given procedure below:

  • Step 1: Visit the Official website of UPSC ( for regular updates.
  • Step 2: Look for the notification displaying e-admit cards for various examinations of UPSC.
  • Step 3: Upon reaching the page, look for the link that specifies the examination as UPSC Preliminary Examination 2024.
  • Step 4: The screen will show the instructions page. Read the instructions carefully and then lick the checkbox.
  • Step 5: Enter the application number and date of birth in the respective sections of the page. Enter the verification code displayed below the section.
  • Step 6: Select the “login” button to enter the admit card page.
  • Step 7: Click on “download” to save the admit card in e-format. Print out of the admit card has to be taken for carrying to the examination hall.

UPSC Exam 2024

UPSC 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates preparing for UPSC 2024 require certain planning to increase their chances of qualification. Through systematic planning, dedication and hard-work, UPSC 2024 preparation can be simplified:

  • Optimal Utilisation of Resources: IAS Exam preparation requires dedication and hard work. A comprehensive strategy can help you in utilisation of resources in order to maximize your chances of success in the UPSC IAS Exam.
  • Understanding of the Syllabus: The first step of the strategy should be to familiarize yourself with the syllabus and format of the exam. Develop a plan to consult exam resources, such as previous papers, in order to gain a basic understanding of the question patterns, topics covered and how marks are allocated.
  • Making a Time-table: Make a timeline to cover the syllabus in an organized manner. This should consider your own strengths and weaknesses and involve breaking the syllabus into manageable chunks. Professionals, such as a mentor or coaching centre, can be consulted for advice.
  • Practice PYQs: Complete existing question papers and create a bank of mock paper topics. Regularly attempt past exam paper questions and review areas of weakness in order to improve your score.
  • Mock Tests: Time management is essential, and developing a personalized time management strategy is key to IAS Exam success. Always practice mock exams on time and analyse the time taken to complete each section.
  • Update Current Affairs: Read newspapers and journals regularly in order to keep abreast of current developments, both in India and around the world. Knowledge of current events is important, particularly understanding their relevance to IAS Exam topics.
  • Familial Support: Remain motivated during your preparation period by increasing your knowledge of the topics in which you are weak. Set realistic goals, taking into account your time constraints, and actively seek support from family and friends to help you reach them.

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Analysis of PYQs gives an idea of the types of questions asked in the exam. A closer look at PYQs will help candidates predict the themes that are most likely to be repeated again in the exam, both prelims and mains. Solving PYQs can also help candidates answer the questions correctly in case the themes are repeated. The following table contains links of PYQs for UPSC Exam:

Exam  PYQ Links
UPSC Prelims Prelims PYQs
UPSC Mains General Studies


UPSC 2023 Exam Analysis

UPSC Prelims 2023

The UPSC conducted preliminary examinations on May 28, 2023, across India. About 5.5 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. The analysis of the question paper indicated an increase in toughness, not only because of the questions asked but also due to the nature of the options. The detailed analysis of prelims 2023 can be viewed by clicking here

UPSC Mains 2023

The UPSC mains examination was conducted from September 15th to September 24th across different centres. The papers for the main exam include Essay Paper, General Studies-Paper-I General Studies-I, Paper-III General Studies-II, Paper-IV General Studies-III, Paper-V General Studies-IV, Paper-A Indian Language, Paper-B English, Paper-VI Optional Subject-Paper-1, and Paper-VII Optional Subject-Paper-2.

The detailed analysis of UPSC Mains 2023 can be viewed by clicking here.

UPSC Result 2023

UPSC Prelims 2023 Result

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced the UPSC Prelims Result 2023 on June 12, 2023. Aspirants who are eagerly waiting for their UPSC civil services preliminary results can check them directly on the official website at

The UPSC Prelims 2023 was successfully conducted by the UPSC on May 28, 2023, for 1255 posts (including IFoS). The result is available in PDF format, displaying the roll number-wise and name-wise list for both civil services and Indian Forest Services posts. 

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UPSC Mains Result 2023

A total of 2916 candidates were declared successful in the UPSC Mains 2023 examination. UPSC completed interviews for candidates who passed the Mains exam in three phases from January 2, 2024, to April 9, 2024. While 28 candidates’ results are currently with-held by the UPSC due to pending court cases,.

The results of UPSC Mains 2023 can be accessed here: UPSC Mains Result 2023.

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UPSC Cut-off

The Union Public Service Commission will publish the UPSC Cut off marks for the Civil Service Preliminary, Mains, and Final rounds on its official website,, along with the UPSC Final Result 2023. Candidates who have appeared in the exam and are preparing for upcoming UPSC exams can check the cut off marks from previous years. To be selected for the UPSC CSE exam, candidates need to score higher than the UPSC 2023 Cut Off marks, which will be announced by the Commission on its official website along with the final result declaration.

UPSC Expected 2023 Cut-off

The UPSC Prelims Cut-off marks for 2023 will be determined based on the GS Paper-I only. The IAS Prelims cut-off marks 2023 will be announced when the UPSC Final Result 2023 is declared on the official website. These cut-off marks will be categorized according to each stage separately. The following is the predicted cut-off for UPSC 2023:

Category Prelims Cut-off Mains Cut-off Final Cut-off
General 90-95 735-750 945-950
EWS 75-80 688-695 890-900
OBC 88-92 695-710 905-915
SC 72-76 682-688 875-892
ST 68-72 680-690 875-890
PwBD-1 50-55 645-655 865-875
PwBD-2 60-65 680-705 900-915
PwBD-3 40-45 425-450 675-680
PwBD-4 300-315 465-475
PwBD-5 40-45


Candidates qualifying Prelims as well as Mains have to fill Detailed Application Form (DAF) before their candidature is accepted in the subsequent stages. Candidates qualifying UPSC Prelims have to fill DAF-1 and those qualifying UPSC Mains have to fill DAF-2. 


DAF-1 will contain details of the candidate such as educational qualification, job experience, address, personal information, reservation details etc. Candidates can check the details of filling DAF-1 below:

Information Required
  • Educational details
  • Employment details
  • Personal details
  • Parental information
  • Previous attempts
  • Examination centre
  • Interview medium
Documents Required
  • Matriculation Certificate
  • Degree Certificate/Final year appearing certificate
  • Domicile Certificate/Caste Certificate along with Income/Property Proof
  • Disability Certificate (for PwBD)
  • Undertaking (in the case of Government Servants)
Mode of Filling Form Online filling of form, including submission of documents
Exam Fees 
  • GM/OBC: ₹200
  • SC/ST/PwBD/Female candidates: Exempted


Candidates qualifying UPSC Mains are required to fill the DAF-2, which needs details such as hobbies, service preferences, cadre preferences, medium of personality interview, etc.

The detailed procedure for filling out DAF-2 can be viewed by clicking on this link.

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UPSC 2023 Final Results

The UPSC final results are expected soon, as the personality interview stages have been completed. Candidates must keep a watchful eye on the UPSC website for any new notifications. The steps to check the final results are as follows:

  • Step 1: Visit official website of UPSC at
  • Step 2: Look out for any notification of UPSC final result
  • Step 3: Click on the link given
  • Step 4: A PDF file containing the list of successful candidates will be downloaded.
  • Step 5: Check your name and roll number in the PDF to ascertain whether you have qualified or not.
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UPSC Exam 2024 FAQs

No. UPSC mandates candidates to have a minimum educational qualification of graduation for being eligible for the exam. Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply.

Candidates applying for UPSC 2024 must have completed a minimum age of 21 years on August 1st 2024.

UPSC is expected to release admit cards 20-25 days before the actual date of the exam. For UPSC 2024 prelims, admit cards may be released in the 3rd week of May.

UPSC prelims 2024 will be held on June 16th 2024. Previously, it was slated to be held on 26th May, but was postponed.

Candidates can select any test series that has been developed keeping in mind UPSC question paper format. There are many good quality test series available in the market.

PYQs help candidates understand the demand of the exam and the types of questions that may be asked. Careful analysis of PYQs can also help in predicting repeated themes.

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 Final Result – CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2023.   Udaan-Prelims Wallah ( Static ) booklets 2024 released both in english and hindi : Download from Here!     Download UPSC Mains 2023 Question Papers PDF  Free Initiative links -1) Download Prahaar 3.0 for Mains Current Affairs PDF both in English and Hindi 2) Daily Main Answer Writing  , 3) Daily Current Affairs , Editorial Analysis and quiz ,  4) PDF Downloads  UPSC Prelims 2023 Trend Analysis cut-off and answer key

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Comprehensive coverage with a concise format
Integration of PYQ within the booklet
Designed as per recent trends of Prelims questions
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Quick Revise Now !
Comprehensive coverage with a concise format
Integration of PYQ within the booklet
Designed as per recent trends of Prelims questions
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