UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) – Exams | Results

UPSCUPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is India’s central agency which conducts exams like Civil Services Exam (CSE) to recruit candidates into All-India Services (AIS) and Central Services. IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and IPS (Indian Police Service) are examples of All-India Services. UPSC traces its origin to the first Public Services Commission established in 1926 and the Federal Public Services Commission established in 1935.

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Constitutional Provisions for UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. The Commission consists of a Chairman and ten Members.

Union Public Services Commission – Roles and Duties

Union Public Service Commission has been entrusted with the following duties and roles under the Constitution like:

  1. recruitment to services and posts under the Union through the conduct of competitive examinations.
  2. recruitment to services and posts under the Central Government by selection through interviews.

Union Public Service Commission Exams for Civil services/posts

  1. Civil Services Examination (CSE).
  2. Engineering Services Examination (ESE).
  3. Indian Forestry Services Examination (IFoS).
  4. Central Armed Police Forces Examination (CAPF).
  5. Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS).
  6. Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination.
  7. Combined Medical Services (CMS).
  8. Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam (SCRA).
  9. Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for selection of Assistant Commandant. (Executive) in CISF.

Union Public Service Commission Exams for Defense services/posts

  1. National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (I).
  2. National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (II).
  3. Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (I).
  4. Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (II).

UPSC Exam Dates

For more details regarding the dates of UPSC exams and their notifications in this year, check the calendar of exams conducted by Union Public Services Commission. If you are appearing for Prelims 2018, you can check UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2018 date here.

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UPSC Exam Results

Results of all exams conducted by UPSC as well as notifications for future exams will be published on the homepage of the official website itself. You can also check the UPSC results from the link.

How to Prepare for Civil Services Exam (IAS/IPS/IFS)?

Civil Services exam is conducted in 3 phases: (1) Prelims, (2) Mains and (3) Interview. The exam window extends over a year (from June month of a year to June month next year when the results are announced).

A good understanding of the Union Public Service Commission syllabus is the first step for all freshers. Also, understand the eligibility criteria for writing the IAS/IPS exam. If you have questions in your mind, just go through our article ‘frequently asked questions on IAS exam preparation‘.

ClearIAS provide free IAS online coaching, books and free online study materials with a vision that no candidate should be left out due to the inaccessibility of expensive IAS classroom coaching. Also, refer our topper’s interview section to get better insights regarding the exam preparation.

Useful links related to Union Public Service Commission

  1. Cut-off marks.
  2. e-admit card.
  3. Answer keys.
  4. Written Results.
  5. Interview Details.
  6. Final Results.
  7. Mark Sheet.

UPSC Chairman and Members

Name & Date of Birth Date from which holding the Post Date of retirement
Chairman Sh. Vinay Mittal
22/01/2018(FN) 19/06/2018
Member Sh. Arvind Saxena
08/05/2015 (AN) 07/08/2020
Member Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi
12/05/2015 (AN) 12/05/2021
Member Sh. Bhim Sain Bassi
31/05/2016 (AN) 19/02/2021
Member Air Marshal A. S. Bhonsle (Retd.)
21/02/2017 (AN) 14/02/2022
Member Ms. Sujata Mehta
21/02/2017 (AN) 29/03/2022
Member Dr. Manoj Soni
28/06/2017 (FN) 27/06/2023
Member Ms. Smita Nagaraj
01/12/2017 (FN) 21/09/2023
Member Ms. M. Sathiyavathy
09/04/2018 (AN) 12/05/2023

(As on 10/04/2018)

Union Public Service Commission Report

UPSC submits an annual report on the work done by it to the president.The president places the report of the commission before the parliament along with a memorandum with regard to the cases where the advice of the commission was not accepted and the reasons for such non-acceptance.

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Posted on January 13th, 2016 and last updated on April 27th, 2018.

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