The Application Procedure for the Civil Services Examination
pretty simple. The “Application Form” and
“Information Brochure” can be obtained from the
Post Offices or Post Offices” throughout the country.
The filled Application Form should be sent to:
Union Public Service Commission,
New Delhi - 110011.
Just to give you an idea, here is a sample application form. Note: This is just a sample form to give you an idea. You cannot use this form for application. You will have to take an actual form from the Post Office/Head Post Office in your town!
Here is the information brochure you will get along with the application form. You should download it and read it properly. It tells you about the filling of the form, the exam and some other details.
I. Academic Eligibility
The candidate must possess a degree from an Indian University or an educational institution deemed as a University or possess an equivalent qualification. Those in the final year of a degree course can also appear in the Preliminary Examination.
II. Other Eligibility Conditions
iii. The candidate must have attained 21 years of age on August 1st of the year of examination and must not have attained 30 years of age on that date. The upper age limit will be relaxed by 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates. The upper age limit is also relaxed in favor of certain categories of civil servants working under the Government of India and Defense Services Personnel.
These are the Govt. stated eligibility criteria. If you come
under these, you can give the exam.
The notification for the examination (giving the rules and
for all the subjects in the examination) is published in the month of
December every year in the 'Employment News' / 'Rozgar Samachar' and
'Gazette of India', as well as, in some leading Newspapers.
You should try to get a copy of this notification. The
“Preliminary Examination” is usually held in May /
the “Main Examination” in October / November of the
If you are wondering what the “Main Examination” and the “Preliminary Examination” is, don’t worry! We will be explaining all this in the next page.
The following cities have exam centers:
Okay, now let us understand the “format” of the exam...
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