UPSC Notification 2024 PDF Out - Civil Services Examination 2024 Notification

UPSC Notification 2024 for Civil Services Examination was released on February 14, 2024! This is mentioned in the UPSC Calendar 2024.

The last date for of receipt of the UPSC CSE 2024 Application through the UPSC Apply Online Portal for CSE 2024 is 5th March 2024.

Candidates who are preparing for the IAS Exam can download the UPSC CSE 2024 notification PDF or IAS notification 2024 PDF from the link provided below.

Every year, the UPSC Notification is released for the recruitment of civil servants in the Indian bureaucracy. The aspirants can download and read the IAS Notification PDF to learn more about the recruitment process.

The candidates who register on the official UPSC website successfully will be issued Admit Cards for the IAS exam (Prelims) about three weeks before the date of the exam. Candidates have to download the same from the UPSC official website. The admit cards will not be sent by post. Also, check out UPSC Online Application Form 2024 to know more about the steps involved while filling out the application form.

Please Note:- The UPSC has changed some of the specifications regarding the photograph of the candidate to be uploaded while applying online for the UPSC prelims exam 2024. Please check the details of the photo to be uploaded in the link.

UPSC Notification 2024

The release date of UPSC Notification 2024 is 14th February 2024. The civil services examination dates are also released. The last date to fill out the application form is 5th March 2024.

The CSE Prelims 2024 was scheduled to be conducted on 26th May 2024. Due to the general elections 2024, the UPSC has postponed the CSE Prelims exam to 16 June 2024.

The official UPSC CSE Notification 2024 PDF has been released by the commission. Download below to read all important exam-related information.

UPSC CSE Notification 2024 PDF:-Download PDF Here

The UPSC CSE Notification gives the following information:

  1. UPSC Exam Dates
  2. UPSC Vacancies
  3. Exam Centres
  4. Exam Fees
  5. How to apply/online application procedure
  6. Eligibility for civil services exam (nationality/age limit/number of attempts/educational requirement)
  7. UPSC Exam Plan
  8. UPSC Posts (for which the civil services exam is held)
  9. Latest UPSC CSE Syllabus Notification

The UPSC notification also gives the IAS exam dates as mentioned below:

  • The UPSC online application process for the prelims exam will commence on 14th February 2024.
  • The IAS Prelims exam was to take place on Sunday, 26th May 2024. Now, rescheduled to 16th June 2024 (Sunday).
  • The UPSC mains exam will take place from 20th September 2024 onward.
  • UPSC Personality Test/interview dates will be announced.

There are a few questions regarding the UPSC Notification and the application process, which are answered in the posts below:

Guidelines to Fill UPSC Application Form 2024 Mistakes to avoid while filling up UPSC Application Form
How to withdraw UPSC Application Form? How to Check UPSC Application Status?
UPSC 2024 How to apply for UPSC Online?
UPSC Exam Instructions for Candidates  2024 | UPSC IAS Exam

UPSC 2024 Vacancies

As per the IAS notification 2024, the number of vacancies to be filled through the CSE exam is approximately 1056. This includes 40 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, i.e. 06 Vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision; 12 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of hearing; 09 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 13 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness.

Approximately a total of 861 vacancies have been released as per the official notification for 2023.

UPSC Civil Services Posts

UPSC recruitment is conducted through the civil services exam to fill in vacancies in the following services, as mentioned in the UPSC notification:

  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  3. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  15. Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

Read in detail about the UPSC Posts in the linked article.

UPSC Exam Centres

The UPSC notification also gives information on the venue or centres of examination for both the prelims and the mains exams. Candidates should apply as soon as possible if they wish to receive a centre of their choice as they are allocated on a “first-apply-first-allot” basis.

For more information on UPSC exam centres, click here.

UPSC Eligibility Conditions

Before filling up the UPSC online application form, ensure that you are eligible as per the UPSC notification and the rules listed in the Gazette. Broadly speaking, the IAS eligibility criteria can be subdivided into the following categories:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Minimum Educational Qualification
  4. Number of Attempts
  5. EWS Certificate Criteria

Click on the link for more information on IAS eligibility. Candidates should check the eligibility conditions in the UPSC notification for the year they are taking the IAS exam.

UPSC Exam Fees

The UPSC notification also gives the amount of fees that candidates have to pay while registering for the IAS exam.

  • The registration/application fee for the UPSC prelims exam is Rs.100/-, and for the mains exam is Rs.200/-.
  • Female/SC-ST/Disabled candidates are exempt from paying the fees.
  • Payment can be made while applying for the prelims exam online, either by cash mode or by online payment. Cash payment can be made by opting for the “Pay by Cash” mode and generating the Pay-in-slip. After that, the fee should be deposited the next working day at an SBI branch.
  • Candidates should pay the exam fees (unless they are exempt) well before the last date to avoid any last-minute hiccups.
  • Candidates who will clear the IAS prelims will have to apply again for the mains exam. The UPSC will give out the notification for that as well. Follow the procedure as mentioned in the notification and apply for the mains before the due date.

Apply Online for UPSC Recruitment

The UPSC notification gives the detailed procedure for online IAS application. Read through the notification thoroughly before applying for the exam.

1) Visit the official UPSC application website (

2) Navigate to the UPSC Civil Services Examination Link

3) Click on Fill Part-I Registration

4) Once the registration number is generated, use it to fill out Part-II Registration

5) Click on submit once done

Things to note while filling out the UPSC online form:

  • Candidates should note that the UPSC CSE prelims exam is also the same for the Indian Forest Service (IFoS). So, candidates should specify while applying whether they are applying for civil services or forest service or both.
  • There are two parts to the registration process – Part I and Part II. Candidates should also pay the fees, give centre preference, and upload the photo and signature images on the website. They should also specify the language of the medium of exam for papers I to V. The optional subject should also be selected. Candidates should also specify the Indian language for paper A. (The medium, language and optional subject selection are required for mains exam only but they have to be specified while applying for the prelims itself).
  • While filling in the above details, candidates are advised to be careful as once submitted, no changes are entertained by the UPSC in this regard.
  • Candidates should read the instructions carefully before filling out and applying for the exam.
  • Candidates are advised to read the UPSC Notification in detail before applying online for the civil services exam. Further important details are given in the UPSC notification.

Plan of Civil Services Exam (CSE) & UPSC Syllabus

  • The UPSC CSE is conducted in two stages as described below:
    • Stage 1: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) –UPSC Prelims
    • Stage 2: Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) – UPSC Mains
  • Only candidates who qualify the preliminary exam are allowed to take the IAS mains exam. The mains written exam will be held first after which selected candidates will be summoned for the UPSC Interview/personality test.
  • IAS aspirants can go through the UPSC Syllabus at the linked article
  • Candidates who clear the UPSC Mains are then called for the IAS Interview (UPSC Personality Test).

UPSC Notification 2024:-Download PDF Here

Previous UPSC Notifications

For reference, aspirants can check the UPSC Notification 2021, 2020 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 from the links below.

UPSC Notification 2023

UPSC Notification 2023 was released on February 1st, 2023. 

Candidates can download the UPSC Notification 2023 from the link below:

UPSC CSE Notification 2023:- Download PDF Here

Aspirants can refer to the UPSC Notification 2020:- Download PDF Here

Year Download UPSC Notifications PDF
2019 Download PDF
2018 Download PDF
2017 Download PDF
2016 Download PDF
2015 Download PDF


Frequently Asked Questions on UPSC
When will the UPSC 2024 Notification release?
The UPSC 2024 Notification has been released on 14th February 2024.
How many vacancies are there in UPSC 2023?
As per UPSC Notification 2023, there are approximately 1105 vacancies that will be filled through the Civil Services Exam.
Can we change UPSC Exam Centre?
Candidates can change their UPSC Exam Centres in IAS Exam 2024. Read about UPSC Prelims Exam Centres and the process of changing their exam centres in the linked article.
Can I apply for the IAS exam offline?
No, only online application is entertained for the UPSC IAS exam as per the UPSC notification. Learn how to apply for UPSC online at the linked article.


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