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UPSC Notification 2024 on February 14; Do not make these mistakes while registering for IAS exam

UPSC Notification 2024 is scheduled to release on February 14, 2024. Candidates can check the eligibility requirements, steps to register and important documents required.

UPSC Notification 2024 on February 14
UPSC Registration 2024 will commence on February 14, 2024.

UPSC Registration 2024: The Union Public Service Commission will release the official notification for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) on February 14, 2024 at the official website, upsc.gov.in. With the release of the official notification, the registration process for UPSC CSE 2024 Exam will also commence.  

Eligible candidates can fill the application form for the IAS exam at the official UPSC website.The last date to submit applications for the UPSC exam 2024 is March 5, 2024.

As per the official UPSC Exam Schedule 2024, the UPSC CSE Preliminary Examination (UPSC Prelims) will be conducted on May 26, 2024. The candidates who qualify the Civil Services Preliminary examination will appear for UPSC CSE Main 2024 examination which is scheduled to be conducted from September 20, 2024 onwards.

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UPSC Exam 2024: Eligibility Criteria

To apply for UPSC Exam 2024, the candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned below.

UPSC CSE Eligibility 2024: Nationality

For IAS (Indian Administrative Service), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS), a candidate must be a citizen of India.

For other exams, candidates are required to fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

 A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: Candidates belonging to b,c,d, and e categories must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in order to appear for the UPSC CSE Exam 2024.

UPSC CSE Eligibility 2024: Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply for the UPSC Exam 2024 is 21 years while the maximum age limit is 32 years. Age relaxations are provided for reserved category candidates.

Category-wise age restrictions are provided in the table below:

CategoryMinimum Age LimitMaximum Age Limit
General Category2132
Disabled Defence Services Personnel2135
Persons with Benchmark Disability – EWS (Economically Weaker Section)2142
UPSC 2024 Age Limit

UPSC CSE Eligibility 2024: Educational Qualification

A candidate must have a Graduate degree or equivalent qualification from a government recognised university in order to appear for the UPSC 2024 examination. Candidates in their final year or awaiting results can also appear for the UPSC preliminary examination provided that such applicants submit proof of passing the specified examination along with their application for the IAS mains paper.

UPSC CSE Eligibility 2024: Number of attempts

The UPSC eligibility criteria states that a candidate is allowed 6 attempts at the UPSC Civil Services Examination. However, relaxation in number of attempts is provided for SC/ST/OBC and PwBD candidates. The category-wise table for number of attempts is given below.

CategoryNumber of Attempts
General Category6
Disabled Defence Services Personnel9
Persons withBenchmark Disability – EWS (Economically Weaker Section)9
UPSC 2024 Number of attempts

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UPSC Notification 2024: How to Apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 by following the steps provided below:

  • Visit the website, upsconline.nic.in. 
  • Register yourself at One time Registration Platform (OTR)
  • Once registered, click on the Apply Online link
  • Candidates are required to fill the registration form in two sections.
  • Part-I of the application form includes filling in candidates’ personal details like Name, Address, Email ID, Contact Number, and Parents’ names.
  • Part-II of the application process involves paying the application fee, uploading scanned documents including the candidate’s photograph and signature, and selection of the examination centre.
  • Submit the application form after filling in the required details in the application form.

UPSC Registration 2024: Essential Documents 

The following documents are required for the online registration process of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024:

  • Scanned Copy of Photograph
  • Scanned Copy of signature
  • Scanned Photo identity card (Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government) 

Also check: How to Prepare for IAS exam, Important Topics & Subtopics

Frequently Asked Questions

Question. When to register for UPSC 2024?

Answer. The online registration process for UPSC Exam 2024 will begin on February 14, 2024 with the release of official UPSC notification. The registration window closes on March 5, 2024.

Question. What is the age limit for UPSC 2024?

Answer. The upper age limit for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2024 is 32 years of age while the minimum age to apply is 21 years. Age relaxation is provided for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwBD candidates

Question. What is the minimum educational qualification required for UPSC 2024?

Answer. As per the UPSC Eligibility criteria, a candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised government university in order to appear for UPSC 2024. A candidate waiting for the final year results can also appear for the UPSC Examination.

Question. What documents are required for UPSC 2024 Registration?

Answer. For UPSC Registration 2024, candidates are required to submit scanned documents such as a scanned copy of candidates’s photograph, a scanned copy of candidate’s signature and scanned Photo Identity Card (Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government).

For more information visit the official UPSC website, upsc.gov.in.