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UPSC IAS 2024 - Prelims Exam Date, Admit card, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

UPSC IAS 2024 - Prelims Exam Date, Admit card, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

Edited By Prabakaran K | Updated on May 13, 2024 12:14 PM IST | #UPSC CSE

UPSC will issue the IAS prelims admit card 2024 tentatively in first week of June 2024 at upsc.gov.in. Earlier, the commission postponed the IAS prelims exam date 2024 because of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The UPSC CSE prelims exam 2024 will now be conducted on June 16, 2024. Earlier, the IAS 2024 prelims exam was scheduled to be held on May 26.

Aspirants interested can appear for the UPSC IAS exam 2024 and can check details like notification, application process, eligibility and other related details here. UPSC released the IAS 2024 notification on February 14, 2024 on upsc.gov.in. Along with the notification, the UPSC CSE 2024 application form was released in online mode on the official website. Candidates can submit the IAS application form 2024 by March 5, 2024.

According to the UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2024, aspirants between 21 to 32 years of age can apply for the UPSC CSE exam. Candidates who submit the application form will be able to download the UPSC IAS 2024 admit card 15 days before the commencement of the exam. As per the UPSC IAS exam date 2024, the main exam is scheduled to be held on September 20, 2024.

Candidates must check the UPSC IAS syllabus pdf for their exam preparation. UPSC CSE selection process 2024 comprises the prelims exam, mains exam and personal interview. For more details about the UPSC Civil Services exam 2024, candidates can check the details below.

What is UPSC IAS full form?

UPSC conducts the Civil Services exam (CSE/IAS). The full form of UPSC IAS 2024 is the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Indian Administrative Services (IAS) exam. IAS is one of the 24 services that come under the Civil Services Examination (CSE). It is one of the 3 groups of A services, the other 2 being the Indian Police Service (IPS) and IFS (Indian Forest Service).

When UPSC form will come 2024?

UPSC IAS 2024 application form date has been mentioned in the official calendar. As per the calendar, IAS application form has been released online on February 14, 2024 online at upsc.gov.in.

Who is eligible for UPSC IAS 2024?

Candidates who are aged between 21 to 32 years old are eligible to apply for the CSE exam/ IAS exam. Also, they should have a bachelor's from a recognized college or University.

UPSC CSE Exam - An overview

UPSC IAS 2024 - Highlights

Some basic details have been provided about the IAS 2024 exam in the below table.

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

Civil Services Examination (CSE) / Indian Administrative Services (IAS)

Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website

upsc.gov.in / upsconline.nic.in

UPSC IAS 2024 vacancy

TBA

Exam Level

National

Exam stages

Preliminary exam

Main exam

Personality Test

Mode of exam

Offline

Number of Papers

Preliminary - Two papers

Mains - Nine Papers

Duration of Exam

Preliminary - Each paper is of 2 hours

Mains - Each paper is of 3 hours

Language of exam

Prelims - English and Hindi

Application fee Prelims

Rs 100

Exam Centres

For Preliminary exam - 80

For Mains exam - 24

UPSC CSE 2024 Exam Date

Union Public Service Commission has released some of the important UPSC IAS 2024 exam dates in the official notification. Candidates must check the UPSC IAS exam dates to keep track of all the relevant events to the IAS 2024 exam. For more details, check the table given below.

UPSC IAS Important Dates 2024

Events

Prelims

UPSC CSE Mains exam date

UPSC CSE notification 2024

February 14, 2024

To be announced

UPSC IAS application form 2024 start date

February 14, 2024

To be announced

Last date to fill UPSC CSE application form

March 5, 2024

To be announced

Application form correction window

March 6 to 12, 2024

To be announced

UPSC IAS Admit Card 2024

To be announced

To be announced

UPSC IAS 2024 exam date

May 26, 2024

June 16, 2024

September 20, 2024

Declaration of UPSC IAS 2024 result

To be announced

To be announced

IAS 2024 Personality Test

To be announced

Declaration of final Civil Services Result 2024

To be announced

UPSC IAS Vacancies 2024

The commission announces the UPSC CSE 2024 vacancy in the official notification. The table below shows the vacancy details of UPSC CSE exam for present and past years. The UPSC IAS vacancy details has been updated in the table below.

Year

Number of vacancies

2024

1056

2023

1105

2022

1011

2021

712

2020

796

2019

896

2018

759

UPSC IAS 2024 - Posts

The services that mentioned in the UPSC CSE 2024 notification are divided into two categories - All India services and Central services. There are only three All India services and the rest are categorized under central services. To know more about all the UPSC CSE 2024 services check the table below.

UPSC all India and central services

Categories

UPSC All Posts List

All India Services

  • Indian Administrative Services(IAS)

  • Indian Police Servies(IPS)

  • Indian Forest Services(IFoS)

Central services

  • Indian Foreign Services(IFS)

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

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

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

  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

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

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

  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’

  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'

  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’

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

  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

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

  • Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'

  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’

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

  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'

  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'

UPSC IAS 2024 Application Form

The Commission released the UPSC IAS application form 2024 in online mode on February 14, 2024. Applicants can fill out the UPSC CSE application form 2024 at upsconline.nic.in. The last date to submit the UPSC IAS 2024 application form is March 5, 2024. Before filling the IAS 2024 application form candidates should check the eligibility criteria mentioned in the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024 notification. The UPSC Civil Services 2024 application process has two parts. For part 1 applicants need to complete One-time registration (OTR).

After the successful registration for part 2, candidates can log in and proceed to fill out the UPSC IAS application form 2024. If any candidate already completed the OTR, they can directly login using the credentials and process to fill out the UPSC Civil Services application form 2024.

The UPSC IAS 2024 prelims application fee for the General category is Rs. 100/- while reserved category candidates are exempted from payment of a fee. UPSC Civil Services 2024 application correction and withdrawal window will be activated for a certain time period.

How to fill UPSC IAS application form 2024?

Step 1 - Visit the UPSC official website - upsconline.nic.in.

Step 2 - If OTR is completed, log in using the valid credentials. Otherwise, applicants have to complete the OTR.

Step 3 - After successful login, check in the dashboard and click on the apply online link.

Step 4 - Follow the steps on the screen to fill out the UPSC IAS 2024 application form.

Step 5 - Upload the relevant documents, if needed.

Step 6 - Pay the UPSC IAS 2024 application fee.

Step 7 - Click Submit for the final submission of the UPSC CSE 2024 application form.

UPSC IAS 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Union Public Service Commission prescribed the UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2024 in the official notification. The eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE 2024 consists of Nationality, UPSC age limit, educational qualification and the number of attempts. As per the rules, age relaxation and increased attempts are provided to applicants of reserved categories.

Candidates who meet the UPSC IAS 2024 eligibility criteria are eligible to fill out the UPSC CSE application form 2024. For more details on the UPSC Civil Services eligibility criteria 2024, candidates can check the table below.

UPSC IAS Eligibility Criteria 2024

Particulars

Details

Nationality

Indian

IAS exam age limit

21 to 32 years

UPSC Educational qualification

Graduation in any stream from recognised University

UPSC attempt limit

UPSC Age limit for General Categories - 6 attempts

OBC- 9 attempts

SC/ ST- Unlimited attempts till upper age limit

UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2024

The UPSC IAS 2024 exam pattern is mentioned by the Union Public Service Commission in the official notification. The UPSC IAS recruitment 2024 has three stages - Prelims, Mains and Personality tests. On clearing all the stages of the UPSC Civil Services exam, applicants get recruited by the UPSC into different Central Services.

The IAS 2024 Prelims exam is objective in nature, whereas the Mains exam is descriptive in nature. There is a negative marking in the UPSC CSE Prelims exam. Applicants clearing the IAS prelims exam cut off will be eligible to appear for the IAS 2024 Mains exam. For more details on the UPSC CSE exam pattern 2024 check the tables below.

UPSC IAS prelims exam pattern 2024

Particulars

Details

Number of papers

2

Language of paper

English

Hindi

Duration of exam

4 hours (2 hours each)

Number of questions

General Studies paper 1: 100
General Studies paper 2: 80

Maximum marks

400 (200 each)

Qualifying marks

33%

UPSC IAS mains exam pattern 2024

ParticularsDetails

Number of papers

9

Language of paper

English

Hindi

Descriptive paper: Candidates can appear for language paper in 22 languages mentioned in schedule 8 of the Indian constitution

Duration of exam

3 hours each

Subjects

Compulsory Indian language
English
Essay
General Studies I
General Studies II
General Studies III
General Studies IV
Optional I
Optional II

Number of questions

Part A and B: 300 each
General studies and optional paper: 250 each

Maximum marks

1750

UPSC IAS 2024 Syllabus

UPSC mentions the UPSC IAS syllabus in the official notification. The UPSC IAS syllabus for both Prelims and Mains exams is mentioned in the UPSC IAS notification 2024. Candidates must go through the UPSC Civil Services syllabus PDF to know about the topics asked in the exam and effective UPSC preparation Strategy.

The UPSC IAS syllabus 2024 for some subjects are the same. And for the remaining subjects it is mentioned separately in the notification. For more details regarding the UPSC CSE syllabus 2024, candidates can check the table given below.

UPSC IAS 2024 Prelims Syllabus

General Studies Paper I Syllabus

General Studies Paper II Syllabus

Current events of national and international importance.

Comprehension

General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization

Interpersonal skills including communication skills

History of India and Indian National Movement.

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc

Decision-making and problem-solving

General Science

General mental ability

Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data sufficiency etc.—Class X level)

Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World

-

How to prepare for IAS Exam 2024

Candidates who are appearing for the UPSC CSE 2024 exam can go through some important guidelines below to perform well in the examination.

  • Make a proper study timetable for UPSC IAS 2024 preparation.

  • Go through the IAS exam pattern and syllabus to know the paper scheme.

  • Prepare short and crisp notes for quick revision before the exam.

  • Practice the previous year's UPSC IAS 2024 question papers to evaluate yourself.

  • Check the previous year's UPSC IAS exam analysis to know about the important topics and chapters.

  • Refer to the best books for UPSC IAS 2024 preparations.

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UPSC IAS Exam Centre 2024

Union Public Service Commission mentions the complete list of UPSC CSE 2024 exam centre on the official notification. As per the previous year’s UPSC IAS notification PDF, the prelims exam was conducted in 80 cities while the mains exam was conducted in 24 cities.

Candidates are asked to fill in the UPSC IAS 2024 exam centre choice in the application form while applying. UPSC does not provide a correction window for changing the centre choice after the conclusion of the UPSC IAS 2024 application process. Applicants will get to know about all details of the UPSC CSE exam centre 2024 in the admit card.

UPSC IAS 2024 Admit Card

The Commission will issue the UPSC CSE 2024 admit card for Prelims likely in the last week of May. Candidates who submitted the application form successfully will be able to download the IAS 2024 admit card from the official website. To download the admit card applicants have to use their registration ID and date of birth. The details mentioned in the UPSC IAS admit card 2024 are the candidate's personal details, exam day guidelines, IAS exam city and others.

Candidates must bring one valid photo identity card along with the UPSC Civil Services admit card 2024 at the examination venue. In case of any discrepancy in the UPSC CSE admit card 2024, candidates can contact the exam conducting authority at least one week before the commencement of the IAS 2024 examination.

UPSC IAS Exam Day Guidelines 2024

  • Candidates appearing for the UPSC IAS 2024 exam must reach the exam centre 60 minutes before the commencement of the exam.

  • Along with the UPSC IAS admit card 2024, candidates also need to carry one valid photo ID proof at the exam centre.

  • Do not leave the exam hall without taking permission from the invigilator.

UPSC IAS 2024 Answer Key

UPSC will release the UPSC CSE 2024 answer key on its official website. The answer key is released only in the prelims stage of the exam. The IAS answer key will be released after the declaration of the final result. Some eminent coaching institutes will also release the unofficial UPSC IAS answer key 2024 for GS papers 1 and 2 on the same day after the exam or within the next few days.

With the help of the UPSC CSE answer key 2024, candidates can calculate their expected score in the Civil Services prelims exam. Along with the score, candidates can also predict the expected UPSC IAS prelims cut-off marks. So that, the candidates will be able to predict that they are eligible to appear in the UPSC IAS mains exam 2024.

UPSC IAS Exam Analysis 2024

The UPSC CSE 2024 exam analysis will be released by the various coaching institutes. UPSC IAS 2024 paper analysis will be released for prelims and mains examination on the same day of conclusion separately. The IAS 2024 exam analysis will consist of the overall difficulty level and topics asked in the examination. Candidates will also check prelims subject wise weightage from the UPSC civil services exam analysis 2024.

UPSC IAS Question Papers 2024

The UPSC CSE 2024 question papers will be released by the Commission after the conclusion of the examination. With the help of UPSC Civil Services question papers 2024, candidates can check the important topics and chapters asked in the exam. Candidates preparing for the exam, practice the previous year's UPSC IAS question papers for their effective exam preparation. UPSC releases the official UPSC CSE question papers 2024 for all the papers and subjects asked in the examination.

UPSC IAS 2024 Cut off

The Commission prescribes the minimum qualifying cut off for the UPSC IAS 2024 exam. The UPSC CSE cut off is the minimum mark required to qualify for a particular stage of the IAS exam and move to the next one.

The Commission will release the UPSC IAS cut off 2024 marks separately for each stage of the exam. UPSC IAS final merit list will be declared on the basis of the applicant's performance in the main exam and personal interview. For reference, candidates can check the previous year's UPSC CSE cut off marks for all the stages, in the table given below.

UPSC IAS previous years prelims cut off marks

Categories

202220212020

2019

General

88.2287.592.51

98

SC

74.0875,4174.84

82

ST

69.3570.7168.71

77.34

OBC

87.5485.8589.12

95.34

PwD 1

49.8468.0270.06

53.34

PwD 2

58.5967.3363.94

44.66

PwD 3

40.4043.0940.82

61.34

PwD 5

41.7645.8042.86

61.34

EWS

82.8380.1477.55

90

UPSC IAS previous year's mains cut off marks

Categories

202220212020

2019

General

748745736

751

SC

699700680

706

ST

706700682

699

OBC

714707698

718

PwD 1

677668648

663

PwD 2

706712699

698

PwD 3

351388425

374

PwD 5

419560300

561

EWS

715714687

696

UPSC IAS 2024 Result

Union Public Service Commission will release the UPSC CSE 2024 result for the Prelims stage on the official website. UPSC IAS result 2024 will be released in PDF having roll numbers and names of all the qualified candidates. Applicants can also download their UPSC IAS scorecard 2024 from the official website, a few days after the announcement of the final UPSC CSE result 2024. Along with the declaration of the final result, candidates can also check the official UPSC IAS cut off 2024 for all the stages of the exam.

UPSC IAS Selection Process 2024

The UPSC CSE selection process 2024 has three stages - Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview. Candidates qualifying in all the stages of the UPSC IAS 2024 exam will be recruited as Group A and B officers to different posts as released in the UPSC IAS notification 2024. The three stages of the UPSC IAS 2024 selection process are given below.

  • Prelims exam

  • Mains exam

  • Personality test

UPSC IAS salary 2024

The salary of an IAS is determined by the Union Public Service Commission based on the 7th pay commission. The salary of an IAS officer is made of various components like basic pay, grade pay, HRA, DA, TA, medical allowances and various other allowances.

At the start of the service, the salary of an IAS officer is Rs 56,100 plus allowances and perks. With time and promotion, the IAS salary is increased to Rs 2,50,000 (approx.). The UPSC IAS salary is not that great but the prestige and respect that the post have attracted many applicants.

UPSC IAS 2024 Contact Details:

Address - Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi

Phone - 011 23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Email - feedback-upsc@gov.in

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When the UPSC IAS notification 2024 be released?

UPSC CSE 2024 notification has been released on February 14, 2024.

2. In which mode the UPSC IAS application form 2024 be released?

UPSC IAS 2024 application form has been released online on February 14, 2024 at upsc.gov.in.

3. What are the details mentioned in the UPSC IAS 2024 notification?

The UPSC CSE notification 2024 consists of important details regarding recruitment including the application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, salary, vacancies etc.,

4. When is the UPSC IAS 2024 prelims admit card going to be released?

The UPSC IAS admit card 2024 for the prelim exam will be issued in online mode tentatively in June 2024.

5. What are the details required to download the UPSC IAS admit card 2024?

Candidates can download UPSC CSE 2024 admit card through their application number and date of birth. 

6. What is the minimum educational qualification to apply for IAS 2024?

Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised University to apply for the UPSC IAS 2024.

7. Can I raise objections in UPSC IAS answer key 2024?

No, candidates are not allowed to raise objections in UPSC CSE 2024 answer key.

8. What is the selection process of IAS 2024?

UPSC CSE 2024 selection process has three stages - prelims, mains and personal interview.

9. What is the age limit to apply for UPSC IAS 2024?

Candidates between the age group of 21 to 32 years can apply for the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024.

10. What is the IAS exam 2024 application date?

According to the IAS exam 2024 application date, the commission will release the application form on February 14, 2024. The IAS application form last date is March 5, 2024.

11. When Civil Service Exam 2024 prelims scheduled?

The Civil Service Exam 2024 for prelims is scheduled to be held on June 16, 2024 (revised).

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