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[Last Date Extended] UPSC IAS and IFS Recruitment 2024, 1206 Vacancy, UPSC Bharti Apply Online Form at

UPSC IAS and IFS Recruitment 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the Civil Services and Forest Service Examination for 2024. Interested candidates can apply online from February 14, 2024, to March 5, 2024. To understand the eligibility criteria, post details, selection procedure, age limit, pay scale, and other important information, applicants are advised to thoroughly read the recruitment notification.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)


Important Dates

Application Important Event Dates for UPSC Recruitment 2024
Application Begin14/02/2024
Last Date for Apply Online06/03/2024
Last Date Pay Exam Fee06/03/2024
Last Date for Correction Form06-12 March 2024
Pre Exam Date26/05/2024
Admit Card AvailableBefore Exam

Application Fees

GEN/OBC/EWSRs. 100/-
All Category FemaleFree
Payment ModeOnline

Age Limit as on 01/08/2024: for UPSC IAS / IFS Pre Notification 2024

  • Minimum Age: 21 Years
  • Maximum Age: 32 Years
  • The Age Relaxation Extra as per Rules

UPSC Civil Services / Forest Service Recruitment 2024 Total Posts: 1206 Vacancy

Post NameTotal Post
Indian Administrative Service (IAS)1056
Indian Forest Service (IFS)150

Education Qualification for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream from Any Recognized University in India.
  • Indian Forest Service (IFS)
    • Bachelor’s Degree with at least one of the following subjects:
      • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
      • Botany
      • Chemistry
      • Geology
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
      • Statistics
      • Zoology
      • Agriculture
      • Equivalent Field of Study

Selection Process for UPSC IAS and IFS Post Bharti 2024

The selection process for UPSC IAS and IFS typically involves multiple stages. Here’s an overview:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Prelims):
    • This stage consists of two objective-type papers: General Studies Paper-I and General Studies Paper-II (also known as CSAT).
    • Both papers are qualifying in nature.
    • Marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination are not counted for determining a candidate’s final merit.
  2. Main Examination (Mains):
    • Candidates who qualify the Preliminary Examination are eligible to appear for the Main Examination.
    • The Main Examination consists of a written examination and an interview.
    • The written examination comprises nine papers, including an essay paper, four general studies papers, and two optional subject papers.
    • The interview, known as the Personality Test, is conducted for candidates who qualify the written examination. It assesses the candidate’s suitability for a career in civil services by evaluating their personality, communication skills, leadership qualities, etc.
  3. Final Selection:
    • The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the Main Examination and the Personality Test.
    • Marks obtained in the Main Examination (written) and the Personality Test are aggregated to determine the final ranking of candidates.
    • The top-ranked candidates are then allocated services based on their preferences and availability of vacancies.

It’s important to note that the selection process may vary slightly from year to year, but these are the general stages involved in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, which includes both IAS and IFS.

Exam Pattern for UPSC IAS and IFS Bharti 2024

A. Preliminary Examination:

  • Two compulsory papers, each of 200 marks.
  • Objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Duration: Two hours for each paper.
  • General Studies Paper-II is qualifying with a minimum passing mark of 33%.
  • Question papers available in both Hindi and English.

B. Main Examination:

  • Qualifying Papers:
    • Paper-A: One Indian Language (chosen from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution) – 300 Marks.
    • Paper-B: English – 300 Marks.
  • Papers Counted for Merit:
    • Paper-I: Essay – 250 Marks.
    • Paper-II: General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World, and Society) – 250 Marks.
    • Paper-III: General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International relations) – 250 Marks.
    • Paper-IV: General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management) – 250 Marks.
    • Paper-V: General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude) – 250 Marks.
    • Paper-VI: Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks.
    • Paper-VII: Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks.
  • Sub Total (Written Test): 1750 Marks.
  • Personality Test: 275 Marks.

Grand Total: 2025 Marks.

Note: The Indian Government promotes gender balance, and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Civil Services and Services under UPSC

  • Group A Services:
    1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
    2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
    3. Indian Police Service (IPS)
    4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Gr A
    5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group A
    6. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group A
    7. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group A
    8. Indian Postal Service, Group A
    9. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A
    10. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A
    11. Indian Trade Service, Group A (Gr. III)
    12. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A
    13. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Gr A
    14. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A
    15. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A
    16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A
    17. Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Gr A
    18. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A
    19. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
  • Group B Services:
    1. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group B
    2. Pondicherry Police Service, Group B
    3. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group B

How to Fill UPSC IAS and IFS Pre Exam Vacancy Online Form 2024

  1. One Time Registration (OTR):
    • Before applying, complete the One Time Registration process.
  2. Prepare Photo:
    • Take a recent photo within the last 10 days.
    • Write your name and the date of taking the photo on it.
    • Ensure the background of the photo is white.
  3. Prepare OBC Certificate:
    • Make sure your OBC certificate is issued after April 1, 2023.
  4. Application Dates:
    • The application window is open from February 14, 2024, to March 5, 2024.
  5. Read Notification:
    • Carefully read the recruitment notification before proceeding.
  6. Collect Documents:
    • Gather all necessary documents including eligibility proofs, ID proof, and address details.
  7. Scan Documents:
    • Scan all required documents such as your photo, signature, and ID proof.
  8. Fill Application Form:
    • Fill out the application form with accurate information.
    • Double-check all entries before submission.
  9. Preview Form:
    • Review the entire form carefully to ensure all details are correct.
  10. Submit Form:
    • Once satisfied, submit the application form.
  11. Print Final Form:
    • Take a printout of the final submitted form for your records.

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