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UPSC Civils 2024 Prelims Postponed: Check New Exam Date

Due to the schedule of the impending General Election, the Commission has decided to postpone the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2024 which also serves as screening test for Indian Forest Service Examination, 2024 from 26-05-2024 to 16-06-2024.
Civils 2024 Notification Postponed

The Union Public Service Commission has earlier released the Civil Services Notification 2024 for 1056 Vacancies. Those candidates who have met all eligibility criteria and are interested in the vacancy details can read the notification and submit their application online.

For Civil Services Exam Guidance, Syllabus, Previous Papers with key, visit: Click Here

UPSC Civil Services 2024 Notification - Age Limit (As on 01/08/24): 21 - 32 years

UPSC Civil Services 2024 Notification - Fee Details: Rs.100/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility. Female/ SC/ ST/ PH candidates are exempted from payment of fee.

No. of Attempts:

  • General candidates: 06
  • OBC candidates: 09
  • SC/ ST candidates: No limit

GS Subject-wise Previous Questions with Key: Click Here 

UPSC Civil Services 2024 Plan of Examination: The Civil Services 2024 examination will consist of two successive stages.

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

UPSC Civil Services 2024 Preliminary Examination: The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Paper I: (200 marks)

Duration: Two hours


  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

Paper II: (200 marks)

Duration: Two hours


  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level);


  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • The General Studies Paper - II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

Civil Services Prelims - Online Test Series: Click Here 

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.

Published date : 20 Mar 2024 12:07PM

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