UPSC CSE Recruitment Notification 2023: Check Eligibility, Online Application Link and Other Details

UPSC Notification 2023: UPSC has released the Civil Services Exam 2023 Notification to fill up 1105 vacancies. Candidates can check the IAS Prelims exam date, application form start and last date, vacancies details, selection process and other details.


UPSC 2023 Notification: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has begun the online application process for renowned UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023. This exam is also known as UPSC IAS Exam 2023 and UPSC CSE 2023. Selected candidates through this exam will be posted at various government departments as IAS, IPS etc. Those who are interested to serve the nation can apply for UPSC Notification 2023 much before the last date which is 21 February 2023. UPSC CSE Application Fiorm is available on

This year, UPSC will fill up a total of 1105 UPSC vacancies which include 37 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category, 15 Vacancies for locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 10 Vacancies for multiple disabilities from amongst persons. This year, UPSC is also conducting the exam for recruitment in Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS).

Candidates who would apply for UPSC IAS 2023 Recruitment will be called to appear for CSE Prelims Exam which is scheduled to be held on 28 May 2023 (Sunday). Thereafter, the UPSC mains exam will be held for the candidates who qualify the prelims followed by an interview. 54  UPSC exam centres have been allotted for UPSC Prelims exam 2023.

UPSC conducts the IAS examination once a year. Lakhs of students participate in the exam every year. Along with UPSC Civil Service 2023 Notification, the commission has also uploaded the UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) 2023 Exam Notification on its website.

UPSC 2023 Notification and UPSC Online Application Link

UPSC Civil Services 2023 Notification is available on the official website of the commission along with the UPSC CSE Online Application. For your convenience, we have provided you with the direct link to download UPSC notification PDF along with the direct link to apply online for UPSC 2023 exam below in the table.

UPSC CSE 2023 Notification Download Click Here
UPSC CSE 2023 Registration Link Click Here

UPSC Civil Services 2023 Exam Overview

On 01 February 2023, the commission released the notification for CSE Exam 2023 for more than a thousand vacancies. Interested and eligible candidates can check the IAS 2023 Overview below.

Exam Authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC
Vacancies in UPSC CSE 2023 1105
Exam Name Civil Service Exam 2023 (CSE) or Indian Administration Service Exam (IAS 2023)
Mode of Application Online
Starting Date of UPSC Online Application Form 01 February to 21 February 2023
Selection Process

UPSC CSE Prelims 2023

UPSC CSE Mains 2023

UPSC CSE Interview 2023


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UPSC 2023 Important Dates

The candidates can check the UPSC 2023 notification date, application date, and exam dates in the table below. Having known about the UPSC exam date helps one to strategize his/her preparation for the exam. 

UPSC Notification Date 2023 01 February 2023
UPSC Online Application Form Starting Date Link 01 February 2023
UPSC CSE Online Application Form Last Date Link 21 February 2023
UPSC CSE Application Correction Window 22 February to 28 February 2023
UPSC Prelims Exam Date 2023 28 May 2023
UPSC Prelims Result Date 2023 to be announced
UPSC Mains Exam Date 2023 15 September 2023

UPSC IAS 2023: Check Go-To Books To Crack Civil Services Exam & Become A UPSC Topper At The Earliest

UPSC 2023 Vacancy

UPSC is conducting the IAS 2023 Exam for a total of 1105 vacancies.  These vacancies shall be filled for the following services in the department of government.


Indian Administrative Service


Indian Foreign Service


Indian Police Service


Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’


Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’


Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’


Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’


Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’


Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’


Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’


Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’


Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’


Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’


Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’


Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)


Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)


Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’


Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B


Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’


Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS

How to Apply for UPSC 2023 Civil Service Exam?

UPSC 2023 Civil Services form can be filled in online mode only on the UPSC website. The steps to apply for UPSC CSE 2023 exam is as follows:

  1. Go to the official website of UPSC and click on exam notification.
  2. Register on OTR (One Time Registration) portal by Clicking the New Registration button.
  3. After registration, login using Email ID/ Mobile Number/ OTR ID to verify the already registered OTR application.
  4. Go to the Latest Notification tab in the OTR application.
  5. Apply for desirable Examination.

UPSC CSE Application Fee 2023

Rs. 100/-. No Fee for Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates.

UPSC 2023 Eligibility Criteria

It is mandatory for every candidate to fulfill the UPSC eligibility to fill out the UPSC CSE application form. The details about the UPSC CSE eligibility have been explained to you in the table below. Check UPSC age limit, number of attempts, qualification and nationality.  

Educational Qualification for UPSC CSE:

The candidate should be a graduate from any discipline to be able to apply for UPSC 2023 exam. There is no minimum percentage required for graduation. However, Degree in Engineering / Degree in Commerce/ Chartered Accountancy is required for IRMS 2023.

UPSC Age Limit 2023

The candidates can check the category-wise minimum and maximum age limit in the table given below:


Minimum Age Limit

Maximum Age Limit


21 years

32 years


21 years

35 years


21 years

37 years

UPSC Nationality:

For IAS, IFS, IPS - A candidate must be a citizen of India.

For other services - A candidate must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • 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.

UPSC 2023 Number of Attempts

The candidate can attempt the UPSC IAS Exam six times. However, candidates who belong to SC/ST category can appear at unlimited times and OBC category candidates can attend 9 times.  An attempt in the UPSC Prelims will also be deemed to be an attempt to the UPSC CSE. 

UPSC 2023 Selection Process

The UPSC 2023 selection process consists of three stages as state below.

  1. UPSC IAS Prelims 2023: The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) will be conducted for the candidates who would apply for the exam.
  2. UPSC IAS Mains 2023: Those who clear the UPSC CSE Pre Exam will be called for the Civil Services (Main) Examination for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
  3. UPSC IAS Interview 2023: UPSC interview is the last round for the selection meant to test the applicant’s critical thinking.

UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

UPSC exam pattern 2023 is divided into three stages, Prelims, Mains and Interview. The UPSC Prelims exam pattern is described below here. 

  1. Subject - There will be two papers (General Studies and CSAT)
  2. Number of Questions and Marks: GS will have 100 questions for 200 marks and CSAT will have 80 questions for 200 marks
  3. Time - Each paper will be given 2 hours to complete the test
  4. Negative Marking - 1/3 mark shall be deducted for every incorrect answer

UPSC Prelims Syllabus 2023

The candidates can check the important topics of UPSC Syllabus which shall be asked in the prelims exam in the table below. They are advised to start preparing for the exam by keeping in mind the mentioned topics.

Paper Subject
Paper 1
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.
Paper 2
  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level).

UPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2023

Only those candidates who qualify the USC Prelms exam will be eligible to appear for the Mains exam. The main exam will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature. The details of the UPSC Mains exam pattern are as follows:




Paper A

Indian Language {Assamese/Bengali/Bodo/Dogri/Gujarati/Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/ Konkani/Maithilli/Malayalam/Manipuri/Marathi/Nepali/Odia/Punjabi/Sanskrit/ Santhali (Devanagari/Olchiki Script)/Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu}


Paper B




Paper‐I Essay


General Studies‐I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)


General Studies ‐II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)General


Studies ‐III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


General Studies ‐IV(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)


Optional Subject ‐ Paper 1


Optional Subject ‐ Paper 2


Total Marks



UPSC 2023 Interview

The last stage of the UPSC exam is the UPSC interview/personality test. It is mandatory for every candidate who qualifies the UPSC CSE mains to appear in the interview as its marks will be counted to determine the merit list of the candidates. The Interview/Personality Test will carry 275 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).

UPSC Admit Card 2023

UPSC will release the UPSC Civil Service 2023 Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination on the official website of UPSC Online i.e. UPSC CSE Pre Admit Card shall be released in the month of May 2023. One would need to login to the UPSC website to download UPSC CSE Admit Card 2023.

UPSC Result 2023

UPSC will release the PDF containing the details of all shortlisted candidates on its official website after conducting the exam.

UPSC IAS 2023: Strategy For Aspirants Who Have Failed In UPSC Civil Services Exam More Than Once!

Marks obtained by the candidates in the Civil Services (Main) Examination and in Interview Round would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and posts


How many vacancies shall be filled for UPSC Civil Service 2023 ?

Around 1105 vacancies are available for the Civil Service for the year 2023.

What is UPSC IAS Pre Exam 2023 ?

UPSC IAS Exam will be conducted on 28 May 2023.

What are the qualifying marks for UPSC CSE Pre 2023 ?

The merit list shall be prepared on the basis of GS Paper 1 and candidates are required to qualify in the Paper 2 with a minimum of 33% marks.

What is the qualification for UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023 ?

Graduation is required to appear for UPSC Civil Service Exam 2023.

How many UPSC Attempts are there?

UPSC gives a total of 6 Attempts to the General candidates, 9 to OBC candidates, 09 for GL/EWS and Unlimited attempts to SC/ST category of candidates. Appearing in the UPSC CSE Prelims exam is also counted as an attempt in the UPSC Exam.
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