Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on UPSC Civil Services Exam – is a thorough source to explain the normal inquiries, The greater part of the rehashed questions with respect to all phases of the test – Prelims, Mains and Interview – are explained here. Here we will try to answer as many  queries as possible to clarify the doubts of the aspirants.


It comes out usually during the first week of December/January every year.The notification is published in Employment News and RozgarSamachar.

It is a three stage exam, with only successful candidates eligible to apply in subsequent stages. The first stage is the Preliminary Exam, open for all applicants. Upon clearing this the successful candidate has to apply again to sit for the Main Exam. Successful candidates at this stage are called for the Personality Test or Interview. Those passing the Personality Test are the ultimate successful candidates. For Details of IAS 2020 exam Scheme

Reservation in IAS Exam is offered in terms of age relaxation, the number of attempts, IAS Eligibility, relaxation in cut off, and the total number of seats. UPSC will provide reservation in vacancies to students from EWS, SC, ST, and OBC category which ranges from 16% to 25% of the total vacancies.

General-4, OBC-7, SC/ST- No restriction
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Yes, physically handicapped candidates belonging to the general category shall be eligible for 7 attempts.

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No, there the degree must be approved with the UGC or the any other govt. organization that is mentioned in the notification.

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Yes NCERT is one of tha major Sources of Studies for UPSC exam. It is important to read NCERT if you want to prepare sincerely for the exam. You can download the books from HERE

The UPSC IAS recruitment 2021 notification released the total IAS vacancy 2021. UPSC has announced the IAS vacancy 2021 of 712 posts in the official recruitment notification. The total 712 vacancy also includes vacancy for Persons with Benchmark Disability. Check the distribution below.

S.No. Category Vacancy
a blindness and low vision 5
b deaf and hard of hearing 6
c locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy 6
multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (c) including deaf-blindness 5
Persons with Benchmark Disability (Total) 22

The UPSC CSE recruitment exam is conducted for the following services:

Group A Services

Indian Administrative Service Indian Post and Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service
Indian Audit and Accounts Service Indian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts Service Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Corporate Law Service Indian Railway Personnel Service
Indian Defence Accounts Service Indian Railway Traffic Service
Indian Defence Estates Service Indian Revenue Service (Custom and Central Excise)
Indian Foreign Service Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax)
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade) Indian Trade Service (Gr. III)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration) Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
Indian Police Service --

Group B Services

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (Section Officer’s Grade) Pondicherry Civil Service
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Services Pondicherry Police Service
Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Services -

The UPSC CSE vacancy 2020 consisted of 796 vacancy which also includes vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category. The UPSC IAS exam latest vacancy may change as per the requirement form the Cadre Controlling Authorities.