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UPSC – Union Public Service Commission

The Union Public Service Commission also known as UPSC is India’s central agency authorised to conduct the Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service examination, Engineering Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination,Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination.

About UPSC
Popularly Known asUPSC
Established in the year1 October 1926
Type of OrganizationGovernment of India
Head OfficeDholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi
AddressDholpur House, Shah Jahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Region servedIndia
Chairperson of BoardDeepak Gupta
Parent organisationGovernment of India
AffiliationsGovernment of India

UPSC Recruitment rules

In accordance with the provisions contained in Article 320 of the Constitution read with the provisions of Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations 1958, Union Public Service Commission Recruitment Rules of all Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts in various Departments of Govt. of India are required to be framed in Consultation with the Commission. Consultation with the Commission is also necessary for framing/amending UPSC Recruitment Rules for certain categories of posts under the Employees State Insurance Corporation, The Delhi Municipal Corporation, The New Delhi Municipal Coil, Employees Provid. Various exams are held by Union Public Service Commission every year all over India basis. These include:- Examinations for recruitment to services/posts in various fields, such as Civil Services, Engineering, Medical and Forest Service, etc.

UPSC Recruitment is made by one of the following three methods:

  • Direct Recruitment
  • Promotion
  • Transfer

Currently Union Public Service Commission of India has 42 regular examination centers, where each year they conduct Several Indian Civil Services Examination.

UPSC Examination Calendar 2016-2017
Name of the ExaminationIssue of Notice/ RegistrationExam DatesDuration of the Exam
Start DateEnd Date
CDS (I) 201606 November 201504 December 201514 February 20161 Day
NDA & NA (I) 201602 January 201629 January 201617 April 20161 Day
I.E.S./I.S.S. Exam 201616 January 201612 February 201613 – 15 May 20163 Day
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologists Exam. 201606 February 201604 March 201613 May 20163 Day
Engineering Services Examination- 201627 February 201625 March 201627 May 20163 Day
Combined Medical Services – 201605 March 201601 April 201612 June 20161 Day
Central Armed Police forces (AC) Exam. 201612 March 201608 April 201626 June 20161 Day
IAS/ Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 201623 April 201620 May 201607 August 20161 Day
Indian Forest Services (Preliminary) Exam. 201623 April 201620 May 201607 August 20161 Day
NDA & NA (II) 201618 June 201615 July 201618 September 20161 Day
CDS (II) 201616 July 201612 August 201623 October 20161 Day
Indian Forest Service (Main) 201612 November 201610 Days
Civil Services (Main) Exam – 201603 December 201605 Days