UPSC 2024- Openings, Age Limit, Application fee

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The primary central recruiting body in India, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is in charge of holding civil service exams to choose qualified applicants for a range of roles in administrative services, such as the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and many more. 


Thousands of candidates apply for the UPSC exam each year, which is regarded as one of the most difficult and prestigious exams in India. Chetan Bharat Learning provides the best Online UPSC Coaching in Chandigarh


The preliminary exam was slated for May 26, 2024. Due to the upcoming general elections, the commission has now rescheduled the UPSC preliminary examination for June 16, 2024.


UPSC Positions & Openings

The UPSC administers the civil service test for two types of positions. Group A and Group B are these. Below is a list of some significant posts from Groups A and B.


  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  3. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  9. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  10. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  11. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’

UPSC IAS Exam 2024 Nationality Requirement


Applicants must be citizens of India to compete for the Indian Administrative Services. Candidates may review the nationality requirements for additional positions on the Commission's official notification.

Age Limit for IAS 2024


The  General Category candidates need to be at least 21 years old and under 32 years old on August 1, 2024, which means they need to have been born between August 2, 1992, and August 1, 2003.

For SC/ST candidates age should be between 21 to 37.

UPSC IAS Exam 2024 – Number of attempts

The following lists the number of tries for each category of applicants who intend to appear in the UPSC IAS 2024.

General: 6

SC/ST: Unlimited

OBC: 9

Application fee for UPSC

Applicants must pay an application fee of Rs. 100/-for the UPSC online. This can be done in cash at any State Bank of India branch, using any bank's Net Banking service, or with a credit/debit card, Visa, Master, RuPay, or UPI payment. Candidates who fall into one of the following groups are not required to pay the fee: female, SC, ST, or persons with physical disabilities.


Pattern of the UPSC Exam

The Preliminary test, Main examination, and Personality Test are the three phases of the UPSC exam.


  • UPSC Prelims: The General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II, often known as the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), are the two papers that make up the objective-style UPSC Preliminary examination.


  • UPSC Mains: 9 papers make up the UPSC Mains examination, which is a subjective test of four General Studies papers, two optional papers, two language papers, and an essay. Those who pass the UPSC Mains exam can proceed to the UPSC interview, which is the last round.


  • UPSC Interview: Those who have made it through the Main test are invited to participate in the Personality Test, commonly referred to as the Interview. This portion of the test evaluates a candidate's disposition, conduct, reaction to events, awareness of the environment, mental acuity, critical assimilation abilities, lucid and rational explanation, balance of judgment, diversity and depth of interest, and other factors. Those who cut this round will eventually be able to attend training for various positions and services according to their ranks and preferences.  


Because of the intense competition for the UPSC 2024 exam, candidates must begin studying early to succeed. Before starting UPSC 2024 preparation, applicants need to gain an understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern. Chetan Bharat Learning offers the best UPSC offline coaching in Chandigarh. Join Chetan Bharat Learning now and ace the UPSC exam in the first attempt!


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