UPSC 2023 Notification

The UPSC has issued the official notification for the UPSC CSE Indian Administrative Services Notification (05/2023-CSP) and the UPSC Forest Service Examination Notification (06/2023-IFOS) on February 1, 2023, as per the UPSC exam calendar. It is recommended that candidates review the exam pattern, syllabus, and other important information provided in the article. To access the UPSC Notification 2023, please follow the link below.


UPSC Exam 2023- Overview

UPSC IAS 2023- Overview
Organisation Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023 & UPSC Forest Service Exam 2023
Exam Level National
Vacancy 1255
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Stages Prelims, Main Exam, Interview
Education Qualification Graduates or Relevant Degrees
Age Limit 21 years to 32 years
Exam Frequency Once in a Year
UPSC Official Website

Important Dates

Exciting news! The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the exam dates for the Civil Service Preliminary and Mains exams via the UPSC Calendar 2023 on their official website According to the calendar, the UPSC Prelims exam will take place on May 28, 2023, while the Mains exam is scheduled for September 15, 2023, spanning five days. Don’t miss out on other essential dates related to UPSC IAS 2023, which you can find in the table below.



UPSC Notification 2023 Release Date

01st February 2023

UPSC Registration Date Begins on

01st February 2023

Last Day to Apply for UPSC Exam 2023

21st February 2023

Withdrawal of Application

To be Notified

Release of UPSC Admit Card 2023

08th May 2023

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023

28th May 2023

UPSC CSE Prelims Result 2023

UPSC Mains Admit Card 2023

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2023

15th to 19th September 2023

Instructions for UPSC CSE Online Application Form

Candidates must possess the following documents, and information from which is required for the application submission:

1. Any Valid Photo Identity Proof.

2. Candidates must make a scanned copy of their Passport Size Photograph, Education Certificates.


Click on the link given below to go to the Registration Page. Click on the link ‘UPSC Civil Services Examination 2023’ under the Active Examinations section Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email Address and Mobile Number.

Entering Application Form Details: Fill in all the personal and professional details in the application form which are necessary to fill by candidates to get their form selected.

Upload Documents: Upload all the important documents which are asked to upload by the commission during the application process which includes photographs, education qualifications, valid I.D proof and other documents.

Application Fee: General, OBC, EWS candidates: Rs 100/-.Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates are exempted from paying the fee.

Note: For online payment, use a credit card/debit card/Rupay card or Internet Banking Services. For offline payment, download the e-challan and submit the cash in SBI bank branches on the next day itself.

UPSC IAS Exam 2023- Posts

All India Services

1. Indian Administrative Services (IAS)

2. Indian Police Servies (IPS)

3. Indian Forest Services (IFoS) [Prelims Only]

Central Civil Services

1. Indian Foreign Services (IFS)

2. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.

3. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

4. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.

5. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

6. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.

7. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).

8. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.

9. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

10. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.

11. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group \’A\’.

12. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.

13. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

14. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.

15. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.

16. Indian Trade Service, Group \’A\’.

17. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’.

18. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).

19. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group \’B\’.

20. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group \’B\’.

21. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group \’B\’.

22. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.

UPSC IAS Exam 2023 Eligibility

Eligibility for UPSC is one of the first questions which crops up in the mind of a CSE aspirant. The nationality, the number of attempts, age limit and educational qualifications are some of the basic eligibility criteria for the UPSC IAS exam. All candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the UPSC IAS Exam 2023 and ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria as mentioned below.


For Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India. For all other services, a candidate can either be a citizen of India or

1. A citizen of Nepal/ Bhutan

2. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India

3. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Note: Candidates who are subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugees are not eligible to apply for Indian Foreign Service (IFS).

Age Limit

Candidates must be minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 32 years of age as on 01st August 2023. This means that candidates must have born not earlier than August 2, 1991 and not later than August 1, 2002.

UPSC Exam 2023- Exam Centres

The candidates who appear every year for the UPSC CSE Exam are about 09 to 10 lakhs only. Since the number of candidates is far less in the UPSC Exam exam hence the number of centers is also less. The UPSC Exam Centres are given below:

The Exam Center Cities for UPSC








Dispur (Guwahati)

















Note: The official website informs that allotment of centers (for both Preliminary and Mains) will be on a first-apply-first allot basis. Once the capacity of a particular center is attained, the same will be frozen and applicants will have to choose a center from the remaining options. Applicants are, therefore, advised to apply early so that they can get an exam center of their choice.

Note: No age relaxation is provided for the Economically Weaker Sections in the UPSC CSE Exam 2023.

Educational Qualification

The candidate must have completed their Graduation from any of the Central or State Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts allowed for each candidate in the UPSC Exam is 6 for general category candidates. While the number of attempts are 9 for OBC Category Candidates. There is no restriction on the number of attempts of SC/ST Candidates. Candidates must note if they had appeared as many times as the number of attempts allowed in UPSC CSE Prelims, then they are no more eligible for the UPSC IAS Exam.

UPSC IAS Syllabus and Exam Pattern

To master, any exam candidates need to know the Exam Schema and Syllabus of the Exam. Candidates must note that UPSC IAS Syllabus is one of the most lengthy syllabus of any exam in the country. Therefore, it is important that the aspirants must aware of the UPSC CSE Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Knowledge of these two helps a candidate to maintain their focus and prepare themselves to get through the prestigious UPSC Exam.

Every candidate has to clearly pass all three stages of the UPSC CSE Exam to get their name on the merit list of the UPSC IAS Result 2023.

1. Preliminary

2. Mains

3. Interview

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