Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and certain other Group â€˜A’ and Group â€˜B’ Central Services will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 20 May 2012. Applications are now invited for the Preliminary Examination only.
Date for Prelim examination: 20 May 2012.
Application for Main examination: July/ August 2012.
Civil Services Main Examination: October/ November 2012.
Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification
Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination.
Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.