UPSC Civil Services Examination  Notification 2024: Key Information and Eligibility Criteria

UPSC Civil Services Examination  Notification 2024: Key Information and Eligibility Criteria

Introduction:
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the notification for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2024. Aspiring candidates aiming for prestigious positions like the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) should take note of the crucial details provided in the notification.

Important Dates:
1. Last Date for Prelims Application: March 5
2. Prelims Examination Date: May 26

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for the UPSC CSE 2024, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Nationality:
– Must be a citizen of India for IAS, IFS, and IPS.
– For other services, candidates can be citizens of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugees settled in India before January 1, 1962, or persons of Indian origin migrating from specific countries.

Age Limit:
– Minimum age: 21 years
– Maximum age: 32 years on the cut-off date, with relaxation for reserved categories.

Educational Qualifications:
– A graduate degree from a recognized university is mandatory.
– Candidates with professional qualifications in engineering, medicine, etc., are eligible.
– Those awaiting results can appear in Prelims if they can provide proof in the Detailed Application Form-I (DAF 1) for the Main examination.
– In exceptional cases, candidates without the specified qualifications may be considered if they have passed an examination of equivalent standard.
– MBBS or equivalent candidates without completed internships will be provisionally admitted, with the requirement to submit the original degree or a certificate during the interview.

Prospective candidates should thoroughly review the official notification for further details on the number of vacancies, examination scheme, and any additional information provided by the UPSC for CSE 2024. Meeting the eligibility criteria is crucial, and candidates are encouraged to start their preparations promptly for this highly competitive examination.

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