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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE No 05/2024 - CSP                            DATE: 14.02.2024 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS : 05.03.2024 of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2024) 
(The Commission’s Website : www.upsc.gov.in) 
 
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:  
 All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services 
Examination notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of 
Examination derived from these Rules. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that 
they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the 
examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue 
of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the 
Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original 
documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
 
2. HOW TO APPLY: 
  
Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the 
applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the 
Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has 
to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is 
already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the 
examination. 
  
2.1 Modification in OTR Profile: 
  
In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only 
once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR  profile  data  shall  be  
available  till  expiry of 7 days from the next day after the closure of application window  of  his/her first 
final application for any Examination of  the  Commission. In the case, the candidate after registration of 
OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 12.03.2024. 
  
2.2 Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): 
  
The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the 
application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this 
Examination. This window will remain open for 7 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 
06.03.2024 to 12.03.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile 
during this period, then he/she should login to the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other 
words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form. 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE No 05/2024 - CSP                            DATE: 14.02.2024 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS : 05.03.2024 of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2024) 
(The Commission’s Website : www.upsc.gov.in) 
 
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:  
 All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services 
Examination notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of 
Examination derived from these Rules. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that 
they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the 
examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue 
of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the 
Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original 
documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
 
2. HOW TO APPLY: 
  
Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the 
applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the 
Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has 
to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is 
already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the 
examination. 
  
2.1 Modification in OTR Profile: 
  
In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only 
once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR  profile  data  shall  be  
available  till  expiry of 7 days from the next day after the closure of application window  of  his/her first 
final application for any Examination of  the  Commission. In the case, the candidate after registration of 
OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 12.03.2024. 
  
2.2 Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): 
  
The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the 
application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this 
Examination. This window will remain open for 7 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 
06.03.2024 to 12.03.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile 
during this period, then he/she should login to the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other 
words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form. 
2 
 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
2.3 The cadidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after the submission of the same. 
 
2.4 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. 
The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online 
application form. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future reference and the candidate is 
advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
 
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : 
 The online Applications can be filled upto 5
th
 March, 2024 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall 
be issued an e-Admit Card on the last working day of the preceding week of the date of examination. 
The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ https://upsconline.nic.in ] for 
downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. 
 
4. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS: 
 Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by 
a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
 
5.  Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep): 
 The Commission has introduced a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the 
Examination Date to 6.00 p.m. of the 7th day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to 
the Commission on the questions asked in the Papers of the Examination.  Such representation 
must be submitted through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)” only by 
accessing the URL http://upsconline/nic/in/miscellaneous/QPRep/. No representation by 
email/post/hand or by any other mode shall be accepted and the Commission shall not involve into 
any correspondence with the candidates in this regard.  No representation shall be accepted under 
any circumstances after this window of 7 days is over. 
 
6. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES: 
 In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. 
candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over 
Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs 
and 17.00 hrs. 
 
 
7.    MOBILE PHONES BANNED: 
 (a)  The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth 
devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable 
of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any 
infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future 
examinations. 
 
 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE No 05/2024 - CSP                            DATE: 14.02.2024 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS : 05.03.2024 of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2024) 
(The Commission’s Website : www.upsc.gov.in) 
 
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:  
 All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services 
Examination notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of 
Examination derived from these Rules. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that 
they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the 
examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue 
of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the 
Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original 
documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
 
2. HOW TO APPLY: 
  
Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the 
applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the 
Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has 
to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is 
already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the 
examination. 
  
2.1 Modification in OTR Profile: 
  
In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only 
once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR  profile  data  shall  be  
available  till  expiry of 7 days from the next day after the closure of application window  of  his/her first 
final application for any Examination of  the  Commission. In the case, the candidate after registration of 
OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 12.03.2024. 
  
2.2 Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): 
  
The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the 
application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this 
Examination. This window will remain open for 7 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 
06.03.2024 to 12.03.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile 
during this period, then he/she should login to the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other 
words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form. 
2 
 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
2.3 The cadidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after the submission of the same. 
 
2.4 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. 
The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online 
application form. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future reference and the candidate is 
advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
 
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : 
 The online Applications can be filled upto 5
th
 March, 2024 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall 
be issued an e-Admit Card on the last working day of the preceding week of the date of examination. 
The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ https://upsconline.nic.in ] for 
downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. 
 
4. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS: 
 Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by 
a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
 
5.  Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep): 
 The Commission has introduced a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the 
Examination Date to 6.00 p.m. of the 7th day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to 
the Commission on the questions asked in the Papers of the Examination.  Such representation 
must be submitted through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)” only by 
accessing the URL http://upsconline/nic/in/miscellaneous/QPRep/. No representation by 
email/post/hand or by any other mode shall be accepted and the Commission shall not involve into 
any correspondence with the candidates in this regard.  No representation shall be accepted under 
any circumstances after this window of 7 days is over. 
 
6. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES: 
 In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. 
candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over 
Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs 
and 17.00 hrs. 
 
 
7.    MOBILE PHONES BANNED: 
 (a)  The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth 
devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable 
of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any 
infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future 
examinations. 
 
 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 (b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items 
including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as no arrangement for 
safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the examination. 
 
8.  Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the 
examination, as no arrangement for safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the 
examination. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 
 
9. Instruction in respect of uploading of Photograph while filling up online application 
form :- 
 
(a) The photograph, uploaded by candidate should not be more than 10 days old from the 
start of the online application process (i.e. the application commencement date). 
(b) Ensure that the name of candidate and the date on which the photograph was taken 
are clearly mentioned on the photograph. 
(c) The candidate’s face should occupy 3/4
th
 of the space in the photograph. 
(d) The candidates must ensure that their appearance must match with their photograph at 
each stage of the Examination Process i.e. at the time of Preliminary, Main (Written) and 
Interview/Personality Test. For instance, If a candidate uploads a bearded photograph, he 
must appear with the same look in the Preliminary, Main (Written) and 
Interview/Personality Test. Same would be the case with spectacles, moustaches, etc. 
 
10. The candidates should reach the venue of the Examination well in time at least 30 
minutes prior to the commencement of each session of the Examination. No late 
entry will be allowed inside the Exam-venue under any circumstances. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE No 05/2024 - CSP                            DATE: 14.02.2024 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS : 05.03.2024 of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2024) 
(The Commission’s Website : www.upsc.gov.in) 
 
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:  
 All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services 
Examination notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of 
Examination derived from these Rules. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that 
they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the 
examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue 
of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the 
Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original 
documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
 
2. HOW TO APPLY: 
  
Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the 
applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the 
Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has 
to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is 
already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the 
examination. 
  
2.1 Modification in OTR Profile: 
  
In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only 
once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR  profile  data  shall  be  
available  till  expiry of 7 days from the next day after the closure of application window  of  his/her first 
final application for any Examination of  the  Commission. In the case, the candidate after registration of 
OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 12.03.2024. 
  
2.2 Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): 
  
The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the 
application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this 
Examination. This window will remain open for 7 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 
06.03.2024 to 12.03.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile 
during this period, then he/she should login to the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other 
words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form. 
2 
 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
2.3 The cadidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after the submission of the same. 
 
2.4 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. 
The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online 
application form. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future reference and the candidate is 
advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
 
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : 
 The online Applications can be filled upto 5
th
 March, 2024 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall 
be issued an e-Admit Card on the last working day of the preceding week of the date of examination. 
The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ https://upsconline.nic.in ] for 
downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. 
 
4. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS: 
 Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by 
a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
 
5.  Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep): 
 The Commission has introduced a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the 
Examination Date to 6.00 p.m. of the 7th day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to 
the Commission on the questions asked in the Papers of the Examination.  Such representation 
must be submitted through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)” only by 
accessing the URL http://upsconline/nic/in/miscellaneous/QPRep/. No representation by 
email/post/hand or by any other mode shall be accepted and the Commission shall not involve into 
any correspondence with the candidates in this regard.  No representation shall be accepted under 
any circumstances after this window of 7 days is over. 
 
6. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES: 
 In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. 
candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over 
Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs 
and 17.00 hrs. 
 
 
7.    MOBILE PHONES BANNED: 
 (a)  The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth 
devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable 
of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any 
infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future 
examinations. 
 
 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 (b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items 
including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as no arrangement for 
safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the examination. 
 
8.  Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the 
examination, as no arrangement for safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the 
examination. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 
 
9. Instruction in respect of uploading of Photograph while filling up online application 
form :- 
 
(a) The photograph, uploaded by candidate should not be more than 10 days old from the 
start of the online application process (i.e. the application commencement date). 
(b) Ensure that the name of candidate and the date on which the photograph was taken 
are clearly mentioned on the photograph. 
(c) The candidate’s face should occupy 3/4
th
 of the space in the photograph. 
(d) The candidates must ensure that their appearance must match with their photograph at 
each stage of the Examination Process i.e. at the time of Preliminary, Main (Written) and 
Interview/Personality Test. For instance, If a candidate uploads a bearded photograph, he 
must appear with the same look in the Preliminary, Main (Written) and 
Interview/Personality Test. Same would be the case with spectacles, moustaches, etc. 
 
10. The candidates should reach the venue of the Examination well in time at least 30 
minutes prior to the commencement of each session of the Examination. No late 
entry will be allowed inside the Exam-venue under any circumstances. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
F.No. 1/3/2023-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the 
Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 26
h
 May, 2024 
in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India 
Extraordinary dated 14
th
 February, 2024. All candidates must carefully read the Civil Services Examination-
2024 Rules together with all the Appendices along with the Annexures thereof and this Examination Notice 
derived from the CSE Rules-2024 in entirety for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as 
changes may have been incorporated since the previous Examination Rules. 
 
 (i) Indian Administrative Service 
 (ii) Indian Foreign Service 
  (iii) Indian Police Service 
  (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (ix) Indian Information Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xii)   Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’ 
 (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’ 
 (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III) 
 (xvi) Indian Railway Management Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xvii) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) 
 (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli 
Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xix) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli 
Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xx) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xxi) Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS), Group ‘B’ 
 
 The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 1056 
which include 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. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of 
vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to 
Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and 
Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.  
  
 As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job 
opportunities, the Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the Written 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
EXAMINATION NOTICE No 05/2024 - CSP                            DATE: 14.02.2024 
(LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS : 05.03.2024 of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, 
2024) 
(The Commission’s Website : www.upsc.gov.in) 
 
IMPORTANT 
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:  
 All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Civil Services 
Examination notified by the Government (Department of Personnel and Training) and this Notice of 
Examination derived from these Rules. The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that 
they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the 
examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue 
of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the 
Commission. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original 
documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test. 
 
2. HOW TO APPLY: 
  
Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the 
applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the 
Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has 
to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is 
already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the 
examination. 
  
2.1 Modification in OTR Profile: 
  
In case, the candidate wants to effect any change in his/her OTR profile, it shall be allowed only 
once in the lifetime after the registration at OTR platform. The change in OTR  profile  data  shall  be  
available  till  expiry of 7 days from the next day after the closure of application window  of  his/her first 
final application for any Examination of  the  Commission. In the case, the candidate after registration of 
OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be 12.03.2024. 
  
2.2 Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): 
  
The Commission has also decided to extend the facility of making correction(s) in any field(s) of the 
application form for this examination from next day of the closure of the application window of this 
Examination. This window will remain open for 7 days from the date of opening of the same, i.e., from 
06.03.2024 to 12.03.2024. In case a candidate wants to carry out any change in his/her OTR profile 
during this period, then he/she should login to the OTR platform and do the needful accordingly. In other 
words, no change in the OTR profile can be made by visiting the window for Modification in application form. 
2 
 
Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 
2.3 The cadidates will not be allowed to withdraw their applications after the submission of the same. 
 
2.4 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN 
Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. 
The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online 
application form. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future reference and the candidate is 
advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test. 
 
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : 
 The online Applications can be filled upto 5
th
 March, 2024 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates shall 
be issued an e-Admit Card on the last working day of the preceding week of the date of examination. 
The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [ https://upsconline.nic.in ] for 
downloading by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. 
 
4. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS: 
 Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by 
a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
 
5.  Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep): 
 The Commission has introduced a time frame of 7 days (a week) i.e. from the next day of the 
Examination Date to 6.00 p.m. of the 7th day is fixed for the candidates to make representations to 
the Commission on the questions asked in the Papers of the Examination.  Such representation 
must be submitted through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)” only by 
accessing the URL http://upsconline/nic/in/miscellaneous/QPRep/. No representation by 
email/post/hand or by any other mode shall be accepted and the Commission shall not involve into 
any correspondence with the candidates in this regard.  No representation shall be accepted under 
any circumstances after this window of 7 days is over. 
 
6. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES: 
 In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. 
candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over 
Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs 
and 17.00 hrs. 
 
 
7.    MOBILE PHONES BANNED: 
 (a)  The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment 
or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth 
devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable 
of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any 
infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future 
examinations. 
 
 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
 (b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items 
including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as no arrangement for 
safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the examination. 
 
8.  Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the 
examination, as no arrangement for safe-keeping will be made at the venue of the 
examination. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 
 
9. Instruction in respect of uploading of Photograph while filling up online application 
form :- 
 
(a) The photograph, uploaded by candidate should not be more than 10 days old from the 
start of the online application process (i.e. the application commencement date). 
(b) Ensure that the name of candidate and the date on which the photograph was taken 
are clearly mentioned on the photograph. 
(c) The candidate’s face should occupy 3/4
th
 of the space in the photograph. 
(d) The candidates must ensure that their appearance must match with their photograph at 
each stage of the Examination Process i.e. at the time of Preliminary, Main (Written) and 
Interview/Personality Test. For instance, If a candidate uploads a bearded photograph, he 
must appear with the same look in the Preliminary, Main (Written) and 
Interview/Personality Test. Same would be the case with spectacles, moustaches, etc. 
 
10. The candidates should reach the venue of the Examination well in time at least 30 
minutes prior to the commencement of each session of the Examination. No late 
entry will be allowed inside the Exam-venue under any circumstances. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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F.No. 1/3/2023-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the 
Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 26
h
 May, 2024 
in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India 
Extraordinary dated 14
th
 February, 2024. All candidates must carefully read the Civil Services Examination-
2024 Rules together with all the Appendices along with the Annexures thereof and this Examination Notice 
derived from the CSE Rules-2024 in entirety for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as 
changes may have been incorporated since the previous Examination Rules. 
 
 (i) Indian Administrative Service 
 (ii) Indian Foreign Service 
  (iii) Indian Police Service 
  (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (ix) Indian Information Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xi) Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xii)   Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’ 
 (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’ 
 (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III) 
 (xvi) Indian Railway Management Service, Group ‘A’ 
 (xvii) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade) 
 (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli 
Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xix) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli 
Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xx) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’ 
 (xxi) Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS), Group ‘B’ 
 
 The number of vacancies to be filled through the examination is expected to be approximately 1056 
which include 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. The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of 
vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to 
Scheduled Castes. Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the Economically Weaker Sections and 
Persons with Benchmark Disability in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.  
  
 As per the decision taken by the Government for increasing the access of unemployed to job 
opportunities, the Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the Written 
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Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. 
 
Examination and Interview/Personality Test) through the public portals. The disclosure will be made in 
respect of only those willing candidates who will appear in the Interview/Personality Test for the Civil Service 
Examination and are not finally recommended for appointment.  The information shared through this 
disclosure scheme about the non-recommended candidates may be used by other public and private 
recruitment agencies to appoint suitable candidates from the information made available in the public 
portal. 
 
 Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of Interview/Personality Test, while 
downloading the e-Summon Letter from the Commission’s website for the interview.  A candidate may opt 
out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by the Commission. 
 
 Besides sharing of the information of the non-recommended willing candidates of this examination, 
the Commission will not assume any responsibility or liability for the method and manner in which 
information related to such candidates is utilized by public/private organizations. 
 
  
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FAQs on UPSC CSE Official Notification 2024

1. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for UPSC CSE 2023?
Ans. To apply for UPSC CSE 2023, candidates must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university. The age limit for general category candidates is between 21 to 32 years.
2. How can I apply for UPSC CSE 2023?
Ans. Candidates can apply for UPSC CSE 2023 through the official UPSC website by filling out the online application form and paying the required application fee.
3. What is the exam pattern for UPSC CSE 2023?
Ans. UPSC CSE 2023 consists of three stages - Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personality Test (Interview). The Preliminary Exam is objective in nature, while the Main Exam is descriptive.
4. Is there any negative marking in UPSC CSE 2023?
Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in the Preliminary Exam of UPSC CSE 2023. 1/3rd of the marks allotted to a question will be deducted for every wrong answer.
5. Are there any changes in the syllabus for UPSC CSE 2023 compared to previous years?
Ans. While the core subjects remain the same, UPSC may introduce minor changes or updates in the syllabus for UPSC CSE 2023. Candidates are advised to regularly check the official UPSC website for any updates.
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