UPSC defers release of official notification for CSE 2016

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 26, 2016 20:14 IST
File photo of UPSC building in New Delhi. (Priyanka Parashar/Mint)

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has deferred the release of official notification of civil services exam (CSE 2016) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) preliminary exam 2016.

A notification regarding this can now be seen on commission’s official website . The commission had earlier fixed April 23 for the official notification of the exams.

The UPSC conducts the CSE for recruitment to the various civil services in the Government of India. The most prominent of these services include the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and the Indian Revenue Service among others.

The exam is conducted in three stages: Preliminary, main and a personality test via an interview.

A general candidate gets only six attempts to clear the exam and must do so by the time they turn 32. For OBC category candidates, the age limit is 35 years and the number of attempts is nine while for candidates belonging to Schedule Cast (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST), the age limit is 37 years, while the number of attempts is unlimited.

Educational qualifications:

For appearing in an IAS exam, a degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is required. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate of qualification along with the mark sheet to the UPSC before the main exam.

A candidate applying for IFS exam must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or Engineering from a recognised university.

Note: For details go on UPSC’s official website

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