The Union Public Service Commission is India’s central agency authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Forest Service examination, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.

Educational Qualification: For appearing in civil services exams, a degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is required. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate of qualification along with the mark sheet to the UPSC before the main exam.

A candidate applying for IFoS exam must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology, or a bachelors degree in agriculture, forestry or engineering from a recognized university.

Educational Qualification:
The Candidates must possess a Graduation Degree in any field.

Age Criteria:
Candidates should be between 21 years and 32 Years. The upper age limit

prescribed above is relaxed:
a. Up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a SC or ST.
b. Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates
c. Selection Method: The Selection process include a Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and a Personality test or an Interview.

Number of Attempts:
A maximum of 6 attempts is permitted to every candidate and 9 to those belonging to Other Backward Classes. There is no restriction on the number of attempts in the case of SC/ST candidates subject to upper age limit for appearing the examination.

The pattern for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination:


The pattern for the UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination:

Number of Classes :
  • GS Paper – 1 – 28 (3 Hrs Per Class)
  • GS Paper – 2 – 34 (3 Hrs Per Class)
  • GS Paper – 3 – 28 (3 Hrs Per Class)
  • GS Paper – 4 – 30 (3 Hrs Per Class)
  • Current Affairs – 25 (2 Hrs Per Class)
  • CSAT – 23 (2 Hrs Per Class)
Classes Per Week:
  • 5 GS Classes ( Monday To Friday)
  • 1 Current Affairs Class Every Tuesday
  • 1 CSAT Class Every Thursday
Following are the services which one gets on qualifying the Civil Service Examination:
All India Services :
  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Police Service
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax)
Group A Services :
  • Indian Revenue Service (CBEC)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service
  • Indian Corporate Law Service
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service
  • Indian Defence Estates Service
  • Indian Information Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Postal Service
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service
  • Indian Trade Service
  • Railway Protection Force
  • Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
Group B Services :
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service
  • Pondicherry Civil Service
  • Pondicherry Police Service

Course Fee Details for UPSC (CSE 2020)

Subject Course Fee Test Batch Fee
UPSC -2019 Prelims Cum Mains (Including Optional)
Rs. 1,00,000/- + GST
Rs. 32,000/- + GST
UPSC -2019 Prelims Cum Mains (Excluding Optional)
Rs. 85,000/- + GST
Rs. 24,000/- + GST
Optional Subject History (or) Sociology (or) Tamil
Rs. 15,000/- + GST
Rs. 8,000/- + GST
General Studies Tamil Medium for mains (Including Optionals)
Rs. 75,000/- + GST
Rs. 32,000/- + GST
General Studies Tamil Medium for Mains
Rs. 60,000/- + GST
Rs. 24,000/- + GST
General Studies PRELIMS + CSAT
Rs. 25,000/- + GST
Rs. 8,000/- + GST
General Studies PRELIMS(Excluding) CSAT
Rs. 20,000/- + GST
Rs. 6,000/- + GST