UPSC IAS 2023 Exam Dates (Released) Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

UPSC IAS 2023: The Union public service commission (UPSC) is the authority that is responsible for conducting the civil services examination abbreviated as CSE, generally known as IAS. Through this examination, the candidates are recruited for the posts under various Groups and categories of Indian service offices. The candidates need to qualify for the Preliminary examination first to appear in the Mains examination. Therefore, candidates are required to fill out the application form to appear in the examination. Full details of the IAS 2023 Examination like the application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc are provided in this article below.


4th May 2022: Union public service commission releases the IAS Examination Dates, IAS 2023 Pre exam will be held on 28th May 2023, and the Main exam will be held on 15th September 2023.

4th May 2022: UPSC has released the examination calendar for the year 2023. Check Here UPSC Exam Calendar. 

UPSC IAS 2023 Exam Dates

Events Dates 
Notification release date 01 February 2023
Online registration begins 01 February 2023
Last date to submit the form 21 February 2023
Preliminary Admit Card May 2023
Preliminary Exam date 28 May (1 day)
Preliminary Exam Result
Mains Exam date 15 September 2023 (5 days)
Final Result release date

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only citizens of Indian nationality are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates between 21 to 32 years are eligible to apply for this exam.
  • To apply for this exam, candidates need to complete their graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.

No. Of Attempts to Appear in the Exam

General: 6 Attempts
OBC: 9 Attempts
SC/ST: No limit

UPSC IAS 2023 Application form

Applicants need to follow some steps to fill Application form. The steps are given below:

  • Firstly, go to the official website of UPSC –
  • Secondly, search the link for the UPSC IAS Application form and click on it.
  • Now, the application form will be opened with part 1 and part 2.
  • You need to complete the registration by filling in all your personal details such as name, DOB, mobile number, email id, etc.
  • After that, a registration id and password will be generated. Log in using these credentials.
  • Upload all the necessary documents required in the application form along with the passport size photograph and signature.
  • Check the details before submitting.
  • Lastly, pay the application fee via credit/debit card or net banking.
  • Do not forget to take multiple prints of the application form.

Application Fees

Category Application fee
For the General/OBC/EWS category Rs. 100/- (for the preliminary exam) and Rs. 200/- (for the main exam)
For the Female SC/ST/PH category Nil

Exam Pattern

UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Medium of Exam: English and Hindi
  • Total Qualifying Papers: 2
  • Total Marks: 200 Each (400 Marks)
  • Type of Questions: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Negative Marking: 1/3rd for each incorrect response
  • Duration of Exam: 2 hours per paper
S.No Paper No. of Questions Total Marks
1. Paper-I (General Studies) 100 200
2. Paper-II (General Studies-CSAT) 80 200

UPSC Main Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Medium of Exam: English and Hindi
  • Total Qualifying Papers: 7
  • Total Marks: 1750 Marks
  • Type of Questions: Both Objective and Subjective type questions
  • Negative Marking: 1/3rd (only for objective questions)
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours per paper
S.No Name of Papers Subject Total Marks
1 Paper-A Indian Languages 300
2 Paper-B English 300
3 Paper-I Essay 250
4 Paper-II General Studies-I 250
5 Paper-III General Studies-II 250
6 Paper-IV General Studies-III 250
7 Paper-V General Studies-IV 250
8 Paper-VI Optional I 250
9 Paper-VII Optional II 250

Total Marks 

Main Exam Total Marks 1750
Interview or Personality Test 275
Grand Total 2025

UPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus

Paper I syllabus

  • History of India and the Indian National Movement
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Rights Issues, Political System, Public Policy, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change- that do not require subject specialization.
  • Current events of national &international importance
  • Indian & World Geography-Physical, Economic, Social Geography of India &the world.
  • Economic & Social Development- Sustainable Development, Inclusion, Social Sector Initiatives, Poverty, Demographics, etc.
  • General Science

Paper-II syllabus

  • Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning & analytical ability
  • General mental ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Decision making & problem-solving
  • Basic numeracy, Data interpretation, etc.

UPSC IAS 2023 Selection Process

Candidates are required to qualify for the written preliminary and mains examination. After qualifying, it is equally important to clear the interview. However, the candidate’s selection will be done on the basis of his/her performance throughout the exam and interview. It will be conducted to check the candidate’s personality. The candidate’s intellectual skills, mental ability, communication skills, and way of responding will be determined.

UPSC IAS 2023 Result

The result will be announced on the official website of UPSC CSE after the completion of each stage. The applicants just need to enter their registration id and password to check the result.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: What is the official site to apply for the CSE IAS exam?

Ans. To apply for IAS, candidates need to visit the official site of UPSC i.e.

Question: How many stages are there for the UPSC IAS selection procedure?

Ans. Candidates need to qualify for written examination i.e. Preliminary and Mains Examination and Personal Interview Round.

Question: What is the application fee for OBC candidates to apply for the UPSC IAS exam?

Ans. OBC category candidates need to pay Rs. 100 (for the preliminary exam) and Rs. 200 (for the main exam) as their application charges.

Question: On which date prelims exam will be held for UPSC IAS 2023?

Ans. UPSC 2023 Prelims will be held on 28th May 2023.

Question: What is the age limit to apply for UPSC CSE 2023?

Ans. The age of the candidates must be 21 years to 32 years.

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