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UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination - 2012 (UPSE-CSE-2012)

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Exam State Exam Date Last Date
All India 20 May 2007 15 Jan 2007

Exam Details:

The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2007 on 20th May, 2007 for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and certain other Group 'A' and Group 'B' Central Services/Posts. The examination will be held at various centres across the country.


Services/posts to which recruitment is to be made through the Examination are:

1)     Indian Administrative Service.

2)     Indian Foreign Service.

3)     Indian Police Service.

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, Group ‘A’.

9)     Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A' (Assistant Works Manager,     Non-technical)

10) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.

11) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

12) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.

13) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.


14) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.

15) Post of Assistant Security Officer, Group 'A' in Railway Protection Force.

16) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.

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

18) Indian Trade Service, Group "A" (Grade-III)

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

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

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



The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 455. The number of vacancies is liable to alteration.


Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically disabled categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.


Centre of Examination: The examination will be held at the following centres: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Aligarh, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kochi , Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Pondicherry, Port blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Sringar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam


Plan of Examination:

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages.

(i)                Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and

(ii)              Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.

Applications are now invited for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Main Examination will have to apply again in the detailed application form which would be supplied to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in October/November, 2007.


UPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus

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UPSC Question Papers

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Candidates to Ensure Their Eligibility for the Examination: The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility condition for admission to examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.

Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview/Personality Test.


Conditions of Eligibility

(a)                Age Limits: Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years on 1st August, 2007. The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.

(b)                Educational Qualifications: Degree of a recognised University or an equivalent qualification.

(c)                Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in Appendix-Ill of Rules for the Civil Services Examination, 2007 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 16th December, 2006.

(d)                Number of Attempts: The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are
otherwise eligible, will be as follows:-

i)                    General Category     - Four

ii)                   Other Backward Classes- Seven

iii)                 Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)- No limit

How To Apply:

Application Form: The candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty) only. Each such Form can be used only once and only for one examination.


In case of any difficulty in obtaining the Application Forms from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC "Form Supply Monitoring Cell" over Telephone No. 011-23389366/ FAX No. 011-23387310.


Fee: Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only. SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of Fees (OBC candidates are required to pay full fees).


Address and Last Date for Receipt of Applications:

All applications must reach the "Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069" either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 15th January, 2007.


However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in the Notice, the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (Not by Hand or by Courier) is 22nd January, 2007.


The Candidates should also write the name of examination viz. "Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2007" on the envelope before despatching it to "Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahajahan Road,  New Delhi-110069".

Important Dates:


(i)                  The completed Application Form must reach the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan RoadNew Delhi 110069 on or before 15th January, 2007.

(ii)                In respect of applications received only by post (by post/speed post) from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of applications is 22nd  January, 2007. The benefit of extended time will be available only in respect of applications received by post/speed post from the above mentioned areas/regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of the place of residence of the applicant.


Candidates who are claiming the benefit of extended time should clearly indicate in column 13 (II) of the application form, the area code of the particular area or region (e.g. Assam, Meghalaya, J&K etc.) where they are residing. In case they fail to do so, the benefit of extended time will not be allowed to them.



Important: All communications to the Commission should invariably contain the following particulars.

1.      Name and year of the examination.

2.      Application Form Number (8-digit)

3.      Roll Number (if received)

4.      Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)

5.      Complete postal address as given in the application.

N.B. I. Communication not containing the above particulars may not be attended to.

N.B. II. Candidates should also note down their application form number (8 digit) for future reference. They may be required to indicate the same in connection with their candidature for the Civil Services (Main) Examination.

Facilitation Counter and Website for Guidance of Candidates:

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near 'C Gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.


The Commission also has a Website at address: over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc. Mobile Phones are banned in the campus of UPSC Examination Halls.




For more details Information about the UPSE Civil Service Exam click at below links


Examination Notice

Appendix - I




Section - I

Plan of Examination


Section - II

Scheme of Subjects for the Preliminary & Main Examinations

Section - III


Syllabi for the Examination


Appendix - II

General Instructions

Appendix - III

List of Post Offices where UPSC Application Forms are available

Appendix - IV

Special Instructions to Candidates for objective type tests




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