Yesterday, i.e. 27 Apr 2016, UPSC has issued exam notification for Civil Services Prelims exam 2016.
Prelims Exam Date: 07 Aug 2016
Last Date of Online Application: 27 May 2016, till 11.59 PM
Age on the 1st of August, 2016 – Min 21 yrs, Max 32 (Open category).
The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:
(i) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a
(ii) up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward
Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;
(iii) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State
of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of
(iv) up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in
operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a
(v) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned
Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st
August, 2016 and have been released;
(a) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be
completed within one year from 1st August, 2016 otherwise than by way of dismissal or
discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or
(b) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or
(c) on invalidment.
(vi) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an
initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2016 and whose
assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence
issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on
three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vii) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically
Note I:—Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the
Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of Rule 6(b) above, viz.
those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K,
blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative
age-relaxation under both the categories.
Note II:—The term Ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as
Ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979,
as amended from time to time.
Note III:—The age concession under Rule 6(b)(v) and (vi) will not be admissible to
Ex-servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who are released on own
Note IV:—Notwithstanding the provision of age relaxation under Rule 6(b)(vii) above, a
physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she
(after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may
be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for
the concerned Services/Posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the
Save as provided above, the age-limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.
Hall Tickets: e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination.
Prelims (Objective Type): 2 papers of 200 marks each, Duration: 2 hours (each paper)
Negative Marking for Prelims: 1/3rd (0.33) of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted as penalty.
Mains (Written and Interview): Exam Date: Nov/Dec 2013
Qualifying Papers ( एकूण ६०० गुण) फायनल रंकिंग साठी हिशेबात घेतले जाणार नाहीत.
English: 300 Marks
Marathi – 300 Marks
Compulsory Papers (एकूण १७५० गुण) फायनल रंकिंग साठी हिशेबात घेतले जातील.
Essay – 250 Marks
General Studies–I – 250Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
General Studies –II – 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
General Studies –III – 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
General Studies –IV – 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test – 275 Marks. (No minimum passing marks)
Grand Total 2025 Marks (Marks of English & Marathi Will not be counted for final ranking)
Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below (Group 1).
(i) Marks obtained by the candidates for papers III to IX will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.
For Main Exam : 1:12 or 1:13 ( The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the various Services and Posts.)
For Interview: 1:2 (The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled.)
For Complete Details: Click CSP_2016_Engl_Notice
How to fill up the Online Application:
Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website. Brief Instructions for filling up the “Online Application Form” given in Appendix-II (in exam notification above)
Guidelines about form filling process: Click HERE
3 Months’ PGP for the above exam: Click HERE