UPSC Calendar 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released its UPSC Annual Exam Calendar 2024 on its official website. The annual UPSC calendar includes the dates for the release of the exam notifications, the last date to apply, UPSC exam dates and the duration of the exam. As per the USPC calendar 2024, the UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) Prelims 2024 was supposed to be held on May 26, 2024. But, due to the general elections 2024, the Commission has postponed the UPSC Prelims 2024 to 16 June 2024 (Sunday).

The notification for the CSE 2024 is available on the official UPSC website from 14 February 2024 onwards. The UPSC Mains 2024 is scheduled to be held from 20th September 2024 for five days.

The UPSC calendar 2024 is a very important document as far as UPSC aspirants are concerned. Candidates are eager to know the dates of the upcoming UPSC exams as it helps them create a timetable and schedule for their IAS preparation. The UPSC 2024 calendar starts with the prelims exams of the Engineering Services as well as the Combined Geo-Scientist examinations.

UPSC Exam 2024 Calendar

The calendar for UPSC 2024 below provides the exam dates for various exams:

UPSC Programme of Examinations/Recruitment Tests (RT) – 2024  Name of Examination Date of notification Last date for receipt of applications Date of commencement of exam Duration of exam
1. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination 13-1-2024 (Saturday) 2 days
2.  Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2024 6-9-2023 26-9-2023 18-2-2024 (Sunday) 1 day
3.  Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 2024 20-9-2023 10-10-2023 18-2-2024 (Sunday) 1 day
4.  Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination 24-2-2024 (Saturday) 2 days
5. CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 2024 29-11-2023 19-12-2023 10-3-2024 1 day
6.  Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination 9-3-2024 2 days
7.  NDA and NA examination (I) 2024 20-12-2023 9-1-2024 21-4-2024 (Sunday) 1 day
8.  CDS Examination (I) 2024
9.  Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2024 14-2-2024 5-3-2024 26-5-2024 (Sunday) POSTPONED to

16-6-2024 (Sunday)

1 day
10.  Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2024 through CS(P) Examination 2024 
11.  IES/ISS Examination 2024 10-4-2024 30-4-2024 21-6-2024 (Friday) 3 days
12.  Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 2024 22-6-2024 (Saturday) 2 days
13.  Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2024 23-6-2024 (Sunday) 2 day
14.  Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination 6-7-2024 2 days
15. Combined Medical Service Examination 2024 10-4-2-2024 30-4-2024 14-7-2024 (Sunday) 1 day
16. Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 2024 20-4-2024 14-5-2024 4-8-2024 (Sunday) 1 day
17.  Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination 10-8-2024 (Saturday) 2 days
18.  NDA and NA examination (II) 2024 15-5-2024 4-6-2024 1-9-2024 (Sunday) 1 day
19.  CDS Examination (II) 2024
20. Civil Services (Main) Examination 2024 20-9-2024 (Friday) 5 days
21. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination 19-10-2024 (Saturday) 2 days
22.  Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2024 24-11-2024 (Sunday) 7 days
23.  SO/Steno (GD-B/ GD-I) LDCE 11-9-2024 1-10-2024 7-12-2024 (Saturday) 2 days
24. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination 21-12-2024 2 days

Note: The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration if the circumstances so warrant.

If you are currently preparing for the IAS Exam, refer to the linked article to understand the requirements of the exam and aid in your UPSC preparation.

The link to download the PDF of the UPSC Calendar 2024 is given below.

UPSC Calendar 2024
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UPSC CSE Exam Dates 2024

Lakhs of aspirants take the UPSC civil services examination every year in the hope of making it as IAS officers or IFS officers or any other coveted service. It is one of the most competitive exams conducted in the country and clearing it is deemed to be a highly tough prospect. However, with planned preparation and the right guidance, students from any background with the prescribed eligibility can crack the IAS exam. To ace the preparation process, the most important factor is having and following a time-table. For this, it is imperative to note down the UPSC exam schedule 2024 as given by the commission. 

The following table gives the UPSC 2024 exam dates:

UPSC Calendar 2024 – IAS Prelims & Mains Dates
Date of Release of UPSC CSE 2024 Notification  14 February 2024
Last Date of Receipt of UPSC CSE 2024 Application 5 March 2024
UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2024 26 May 2024 – Postponed to 16 June 2024
UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination 2024 20 September 2024 onwards

The CSE is only conducted once a year. Every year, lakhs of applicants apply for the UPSC examination, but only a handful are chosen. The CSE is a three-stage test that includes: 

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview/Personality Test

For more information on UPSC CSE, refer to the UPSC Notification, which comprises all the details related to the UPSC posts, number of vacancies, application process etc.

Check out the attached article to learn more about the UPSC Online Application Form.

The following resources will assist applicants to understand the UPSC Application Procedure in detail and begin IAS preparation:

UPSC Eligibility Criteria UPSC Cut Off
UPSC Syllabus PIB Summary
UPSC Previous Years’ Question Papers Latest Current Affairs
UPSC Online List of Current Affairs Articles



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