UPSC CSE Notification 2024, Exam Date, Eligibility and Fee, Application Form 

Notification for Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2024 has been released officially by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on February 14, 2024 and then aspirants will have until March 05, 2024 to submit the application form, stay tuned in order to get more details.

UPSC CSE Notification 2024

Candidates who want to be appointed to various Civil Services posts need to know that the officials of UPSC may release the notification brochure on February 14, 2024, and then the window to apply online is going to remain active till the deadline.

Exam  Civil Services Examination 2024
Organization  Union Public Service Commission 
Notification  February 14, 2024
Application Form  February 14 to March 05, 2024
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Notification PDF Link Check Here
Vacancy 1056
Exam Date (Prelims) May 26, 2024
Eligibility Criteria Bachelor’s degree, Age 21-32 years (relaxations for OBC/SC/ST categories)
Application Fee ₹100 (General category), No fee for Female, SC/ST, PwD, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
Selection Process Prelims, Mains (with descriptive papers), Interview (Personality Test)
Prelims Papers GS Paper I (100 Q), GS Paper II (CSAT – 80 Q), Total Marks: 400, Duration: 2 hours each
Mains Papers Compulsory Indian language, English, Essay, GS I, GS II, GS III, GS IV, Optional Subjects (2), Total Marks: 2025, Duration: 3 hours each
Interview Marks 275 (Personality Test)
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To apply for UPSC CSE 2024, an individual must meet a certain eligibility in all terms, candidates who are eligible and interested need to know that the application form will be available on the official website, which is accessible only at

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UPSC Civil Services Exam Date 2024

Date for Civil Services Examination 2024-25 is announced officially by the UPSC, the exam is going to be held on May 26, 2024. Candidates who will participate in it and clear the exam will be called for the second stage of the selection process, which is Mains. It is scheduled to be held on September 20, 2024.

UPSC CSE 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

To apply online for the Civil Services Examination 2024-25, an individual must have pursued a Bachelor’s degree in any stream, and the applicant’s age must not be below 21 years or above 32 years.

Note: Other Backward Class and Scheduled Tribes / Caste have upper age relaxation for 3 and 5 years, respectively.

UPSC CSE Application Fee 2024

To apply online for UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2024, an individual will have to pay the application fee of 100 rupees using the debit card, credit card, NET banking or UPI. 

Note: Female, Scheduled Caste / Tribes, Person with Disabilities and Ex – Servicemen candidates won’t have to pay an application fee.

UPSC CSE 2024 Selection Process

Selection process for the Combined Civil Services 2024 consists of three stages, which are Prelims, Mains and Interview.


  • Mode: Offline 
  • Question Type: Objective
  • Papers:
    1. General Studies Paper I
    2. General Studies Paper II (CSAT)
  • Number of Questions:
    1. General Studies Paper I: 100 questions
    2. General Studies Paper II: 80 questions
  • Total Marks: 400 marks
  • Duration: 2 hours each for both papers
  • Negative Marking: Yes (For every incorrect answer)

Note: For the Prelims, it’s important to note that the General Studies Paper II is qualifying in nature with a minimum qualifying mark fixed at 33%. Those who score in Paper I will meet or exceed cut off will be called for Mains.


  • Mode: Offline 
  • Question Type: Descriptive
  • Papers:
    1. Compulsory Indian language
    2. English
    3. Essay
    4. General Studies I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society)
    5. General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, Welfare Initiatives, Social Justice & International Relations)
    6. General Studies III (Technology, Economic Development, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management)
    7. General Studies IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)
    8. Optional Subject – Paper I
    9. Optional Subject – Paper II
  • Total Marks: 2025 marks (1750 for Mains papers + 275 for Interview)
  • Duration: 3 hours for each paper
  • Negative Marking: No (Since it’s a descriptive exam)


  • It is also known as Personality Test, it carries 275 marks.

Note: Candidates who will clear the Second stage of selection process will be called for it and then final selection list will be prepared as per their performance in Prelims, Mains and Interview (Personality Test).

UPSC CSE Application Form 2024

To apply online for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024, you have to go through the step-by-step instructions below.

  • Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission, which is accessible at
  • Lookout for an option that reads ‘Application Form – Civil Services Examination 2024-25’ and tap on it.
  • Provide basic and educational qualification details, upload documents with photo and signature.
  • Pay the required amount through the provided payment method and submit the application form.

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