UPSC Notification 2023 : Last Date to Apply, Exam Date, Age Limit & Application Form

By Balaji

Updated on: March 27th, 2023

UPSC Notification 2023 was released by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on 1st February 2023 on its official website. Interested candidates must apply for the exam before February 21, 2023, by submitting their application form online. As per the UPSC Notification, there will be approximately 1105 vacancies. Every year, UPSC releases a notification to conduct the most prestigious exam in the country i.e Civil Services Exam. Through this exam, prominent and eligible candidates are recruited for central civil services vacancies. In this article, we will be

Candidates need to go through the UPSC Notification to get well-versed with all the exam details such as exam pattern, dates, syllabus, exam center, and eligibility criteria. Here we will be providing the UPSC Notification 2023 PDF that includes all the information about the recruitment process.

Table of content

  • 1. UPSC Notification 2023 (more)
  • 2. UPSC Notification 2023 PDF (more)
  • 3. UPSC Notification in Hindi (more)
  • 4. Previous Year UPSC Notification (more)
  • 5. UPSC Notification 2023: Important dates (more)
  • 6. UPSC Vacancies (more)
  • 7. UPSC Eligibility Criteria (more)
  • 8. UPSC Apply Online (more)
  • 9. UPSC Number of Attempts (more)
  • 10. UPSC Civil Services Posts (more)
  • 11. UPSC Syllabus (more)
  • 12. UPSC Exam Pattern (more)
  • 13. UPSC Selection Process (more)
  • 14. UPSC Exam Center 2023 (more)
  • 15. UPSC Admit Card (more)

UPSC Notification 2023

Every year, a UPSC notification is released by the UPSC, which covers all the details about the UPSC recruitment process. The UPSC Notification 2023 has been released on 1st February 2023, and the last date to fill up the application form is 21st February 2023. UPSC Prelims 2023 is scheduled to be held on 28th May 2023. UPSC has published the UPSC CSE Exam date 2023 in the official UPSC Exam calendar 2023. Applicants must download and go through the UPSC Notification 2023 in detail to have a better understanding of the exam

UPSC Notification 2023 Highlights

  • Online Application process for the Civil Services Exam starts on 1st February 2023 and ends on 21 February 2023.
  • UPSC Prelims Exam is Scheduled to commence on 1st February 2023.
  • UPSC Mains Exam will be held from 15th September onwards

UPSC Notification 2023 PDF

The official UPSC Notification 2023 has been released for 1105 vacancies. Along with the notification, the process of filling out theUPSC IAS Prelims Application Form 2023 was also open till 21 February 2023.

UPSC Notification 2023 PDF

UPSC has released the official notification to fill out the UPSC Mains 2023 form. The UPSC CSE notification includes the following information: UPSC Exam Centres, Exam Dates, Vacancies, Fees, Online Application Process, Eligibility, UPSC Exam Patter, and UPSC Posts.

UPSC Notification in Hindi

UPSC provides notifications in both English and Hindi language. Candidates can download the UPSC Notification 2023 in Hindi from the official website of UPSC. The Hindi notification can be helpful for all the candidates belonging to the Hindi medium.

UPSC Notification in Hindi

The UPSC Notification 2023 in Hindi would help them understand the aspect of the exam without any language barrier. Candidates can download the CSE Hindi notification below from the given link.

Previous Year UPSC Notification

Candidates can also get access to the UPSC Notification 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 from the below-given links. It would help them to see the changes in the previous year’s notification compared to the current year.

Year UPSC Notification PDF
2017 UPSC Notification
2018 UPSC Notification
2019 UPSC Notification
2020 UPSC Notification
2021 UPSC Notification
2022 UPSC Notification

UPSC Notification 2023: Important dates

As per the UPSC Notification 2023, the Commission will conduct the first stage of the Civil Service Exam i.e. Preliminary Exam on 28th May 2023. After that UPSC Mains, and Interviews will be conducted. Below we have provided the important dates of the UPSC Exam`2023.

UPSC IAS Exam 2023 Events UPSC CSE Exam Dates
UPSC Notification 2023 Release Date 01 February 2023
IAS Application Start Date 2023 01 February 2023
Last date to apply for UPSC IAS Exam 2023 21 February 2023
IAS Prelims Admit Card Release Date 2023 April/May 2023
Prelims Exam Date 28 May 2023
IAS Mains Exam Date 2023 15 September 2023
Interview Dates 2023 to be announced
UPSC IAS Result 2023 (Final list of selected candidates) to be announced

UPSC Vacancies

The UPSC CSE vacancy 2023 has been released along with the release of the recruitment notification. Total IAS Vacancy 2023 of 1105 also includes vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category. The number of vacancies to be filled is 1105 and is based on the result of the examination, including the bifurcation of allotment as follows:

  • few vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category i.e.
  • few vacancies for blindness and low vision
  • few vacancies for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • few vacancies for locomotor disability, including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy, etc
  • few vacancies for multiple disabilities

UPSC Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the UPSC CSE 2023, make sure you fulfill the following UPSC eligibility criteria as described below:

1. Nationality:

(a) A candidate must be a citizen of India to become the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service, and the Indian Police Service, a candidate.

(b) And for other services, a candidate must either be:

  • a citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Note: For the PIOs, a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India is a mandatory requisite.

Age Limit

The minimum age is 21 years, and the maximum age is 32 years as of the 1st of August 2023. However, age relaxation is applicable for candidates from SC/ST OBC backgrounds.

Age Relaxation

Relaxation Category
5 years Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe
3 years Other Backward Classes
3 years Defence Services Personnel
  • disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or
  • in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof
5 years Ex-servicemen, including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of Military Service
Note: For the details, please refer to the Official UPSC CSE Notification 2020.

Educational Qualification:

The candidate must possess a degree from the recognized University or educational institution 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.

UPSC Apply Online

The link to UPSC apply online for the UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination 2023 is active from 01 February 2023 to 21 February 2023. Candidates awaiting this opportunity can apply online by following these steps:

  1. Visit the Official Website of UPSC
  2. Click on the Civil Services Exam link
  3. Click on Fill Part-1 Registration
  4. After that, fill up Part-II Registration
  5. Click on Submit

Important Points to Remember While Filling UPSC Application Form

  • The UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination 2023 seeks applications for the Civil Services and the Indian Forest Service Examinations.
  • Please remember that the eligibility criteria and other selection norms apply to the same. Also, be vigilant that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centers.
  • The allotment of the centers will be on a ‘first-apply-first-allot’ basis. It is advisable that, apply early so that the ‘Centre of choice’ could be allotted!
  • Candidates need to submit their application form carefully as changes are not allowed after submission of the form.
  • Read the instructions carefully while filling out the application form.

IAS Application Fee

Check the application fee for UPSC Apply Online 2023 below

Category Examination Fee
General Rs. 100
OBC/EWS Rs. 100
SC/ST/Women /PH Exempted

UPSC Number of Attempts

Candidates have only a fixed number of attempts till they reach their upper age limit. Candidates from the general category have only 6 attempts for UPSC Examination. Candidates from SC/ST/OBC and PwD get relaxation on a number of attempts and age limit as well.

Category Number of Attempts
General 06
OBC 09
SC/ST Unlimited until they reach the upper age limit
PwBD 09

UPSC Civil Services Posts

UPSC recruits candidates for various services through Civil Services Examination. The posts under the UPSC mentioned in the UPSC Notification are:

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Forest Service(IFoS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  • Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

UPSC Syllabus

UPSC Syllabus is very vast, and that’s why UPSC is considered one of the toughest exams in India. Candidates have to cover a wide range of subjects in a limited period of time, and the questions asked from the subjects can be tricky as well. That’s why candidates need to cover the UPSC Exam syllabus in a comprehensive manner to get fruitful results.  Below we have provided the complete syllabus for Prelims and Mains as mentioned in the UPSC Notification. Candidates need to go through the syllabus properly to understand the topics and come up with the best UPSC Preparation strategy to cover the syllabus in an efficient manner.

UPSC Exam Pattern

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is carried out in successive stages: Prelims, Mains & Interview

UPSC Preliminary Examination

This examination is Objective type and is conducted for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination. The marks obtained in UPSC Prelims examination are not counted for the final merit list.

UPSC Main Examination

UPSC Mains is a rigorous activity involving not only mental alertness but also representation both on paper and in conduct. The marks obtained in this examination are counted for the final merit. The rank obtained in the merit list is decisive for the allotment of various Services and posts noted above. Through this UPSC 2023 Notification, applications are invited for the CSE Preliminary Examination only. Read the detailed UPSC Exam Pattern 2023.

UPSC Interview

UPSC interview is the last stage of the Civil Service Exam, and it carries a total of 275 marks.  Here the personality of the candidate gets tested by the interviewers. The final UPSC Result is declared on the basis of marks scored in UPSC Mains and Interview.

UPSC Selection Process

To qualify and become a Civil Servant through UPSC, you need to appear and crack all three stages as mentioned below:

  • Preliminary Examination: Qualifying in nature
  • Main Examination: The marks obtained in this phase are considered for the final selection. These marks decide the rank and hence, the posts allotted to a candidate.
  • Interview: The purpose of the interview is to assess the true and authentic self of an individual. It is to check whether the candidate is suitable for a career in civil services and serves society with zeal. Overall, it is not a knowledge test but a personality test. The interview panel just observes how a candidate responds to a given question. The approach is important.
  • Number of Attempts: The Union Public Service Commission allows the number of attempts as per the category so he/she belongs:

UPSC Exam Center 2023

Candidates need to choose a UPSC Exam Center while submitting their application form. Candidates have to arrive at that particular location on the UPSC Exam day or they won’t be able to sit for the examination.

UPSC Exam Center

UPSC Admit Card

UPSC releases the e-admit card a few weeks before the exam date. Candidates need to download the admit card from the official website of UPSC and keep it safe. Candidates won’t be allowed to the exam hall without the admit card. Apart from the UPSC Admit Card, candidates need to carry ID proof like an Aadhar card, Pan Card, or Driving license to the exam hall. The UPSC Admit Card has information like name, roll number, and location of the exam center The Entrance to the IAS exam will be closed 10 minutes before the exam’s start time, and after that, no candidate will be allowed.

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