All you need to know about UPSC 2023 exam
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All you need to know about UPSC 2023 exam

As of date 24 Jan. 2023, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has not yet announced the official details for the UPSC 2023 exam. Typically, the UPSC releases the official notification for the exam in the month of February, which includes details on the exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, and important dates.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE) annually to recruit candidates for various civil services and posts under the Government of India. The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a prestigious and highly competitive exam in India, held annually to select candidates for various civil services, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and many other Group A and Group B services. The exam typically consists of two stages: the Preliminary Exam (also known as the Civil Services Aptitude Test or CSAT) and the Main Exam. Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the Main Exam. The final selection of the candidates is based on the performance in the Main Exam and an interview process (Personality Test).

Here is some key information about the UPSC CSE 2023 exam:

» Eligibility:
To be eligible to take the UPSC CSE, candidates must be a citizen of India and must have completed a bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

Category Minimum Age for UPSC 2023 Maximum Age
For General Candidate 21 years 32 years
For OBC candidates 21 years 35 years
For SC/ST 21 years 37 years

» Exam pattern:
The CSE consists of two stages - the preliminary exam and the main exam. The preliminary exam is a multiple-choice test consisting of two papers: General Studies Paper I and Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). The Main examination has 9 papers, two of them are qualifying papers and rest 7 are written papers.

UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
Paper Subjects Marks No. of Question Duration
I General Studies I(GS) 200 100 2 hours (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
II General Studies II OR CSAT 200 80 2 hours (2:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

UPSC IAS Mains Exam Pattern 2023
Qualifying Papers Marks
One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution
Papers Counted for Merit  
General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Genera Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject - Paper 1
Optional Subject - Paper 1
Optional Subject - Paper 2
(Written Test)
Personality Test
Grand Total

» Syllabus: The syllabus for the CSE is vast and covers a wide range of subjects, including Indian polity and governance, international relations, economic and social development, environmental ecology, biodiversity, and climate change, among others.

» Exam dates: The UPSC CSE 2023 exam dates have not been announced yet by the commission.
UPSC 2023 Important Events Schedule
UPSC CSE 2023 Notification Release Date February 1, 2023
UPSC CSE 2023 Prelims Exam Registration February 1, 2023
UPSC Application Last Date 2023 February 21, 2023
UPSC CSE 2023 Prelims Admit Card Release Date April/May 2023
UPSC CSE 2023 Prelims Exam Date 28th May 2023
UPSC CSE 2023 Mains Admit Card Release Date August 2023
UPSC CSE 2023 Mains Exam Date 15th September 2023

» Admit Card: The admit card for the UPSC CSE 2023 exam will be available for download on the official UPSC website a few weeks before the exam.

» Results: The results for the UPSC CSE 2023 exam will be announced on the official UPSC website after the successful completion of both the stages of the exam.

» Training: Successful candidates will be required to undergo training at one of the training academies before being appointed to their respective posts.



It is important to keep in mind that the information provided here is subject to change as per the official notification released by the UPSC. I would recommend you to keep an eye on the official UPSC website for the latest updates and notifications regarding the exam.

I would recommend you to check the official website of UPSC ( for more information and updates about the UPSC 2023 exam.