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 as UPSC
Established in the year 1 October 1926
Type of Organization Government of India
Head Office Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi
Address Dholpur House, Shah Jahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Region served India
Chairperson of Board Deepak Gupta
Parent organisation Government of India
Affiliations Government of India
Website www.upsc.gov.in

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 Examination Issue of Notice/ Registration Exam Dates Duration of the Exam
Start Date End Date
CDS (I) 2016 06 November 2015 04 December 2015 14 February 2016 1 Day
NDA & NA (I) 2016 02 January 2016 29 January 2016 17 April 2016 1 Day
I.E.S./I.S.S. Exam 2016 16 January 2016 12 February 2016 13 – 15 May 2016 3 Day
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologists Exam. 2016 06 February 2016 04 March 2016 13 May 2016 3 Day
Engineering Services Examination- 2016 27 February 2016 25 March 2016 27 May 2016 3 Day
Combined Medical Services – 2016 05 March 2016 01 April 2016 12 June 2016 1 Day
Central Armed Police forces (AC) Exam. 2016 12 March 2016 08 April 2016 26 June 2016 1 Day
IAS/ Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2016 23 April 2016 20 May 2016 07 August 2016 1 Day
Indian Forest Services (Preliminary) Exam. 2016 23 April 2016 20 May 2016 07 August 2016 1 Day
NDA & NA (II) 2016 18 June 2016 15 July 2016 18 September 2016 1 Day
CDS (II) 2016 16 July 2016 12 August 2016 23 October 2016 1 Day
Indian Forest Service (Main) 2016 12 November 2016 10 Days
Civil Services (Main) Exam – 2016 03 December 2016 05 Days

 

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