27 September 2023

INDIA: Registrars open for PS examinations

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India has started the application process for Civil Services examinations (CSE) 2023.

The last date to fill the application form will be 21 February.

Eligible and interested candidates can apply online at the official website – upsconline.nic.in

This year, UPSC has notified 1,105 vacancies for the civil services exam.

The Civil Services preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on 28 May while the main examination will commence from 15 September.

Candidates must be well aware of the eligibility criteria before filling the form. The exam notification is available at the official website of UPSC – upsc.gov.in.

Meanwhile, they are advised to take a look at the eligibility criteria and steps to register.

To apply for the UPSC Civil Services exam, the aspirant must be a citizen of India and should have attained a minimum age of 21 years or a maximum of 32.

However, the upper age limit is relaxed for certain categories like Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC), Defence Services personnel and more.

According to the official notice, a candidate must hold a graduate degree of any of the recognised universities.

Eligible candidates are permitted six attempts at the CSE 2023. However candidates belonging to SC and ST category are permitted unlimited attempts while OBC candidates can give nine attempts.

People with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates belonging to general and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category are also permitted for nine attempts.

The commission has also started the online registration process for Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2023 through Certified Safety Professional (CS(P)) Examination 2023, the window for online application will close on 21 February.

The prelims exam is conducted along with the civil services prelims exam however the mains and personality interview stage are conducted separately.

New Delhi, 2 February 2023

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