[Download] UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam 2023 Calendar

UPSC has released the annual calendar for the year 2023, for the exams, it conducts on an annual basis. UPSC IAS Prelims will be conducted on 28th May in the year 2023 and the Mains examination will commence on 15th Sep. 2023. You can download the official calendar of UPSC by clicking on the following link.

UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam 2023 Calendar

Important Dates to Remember

Important EventsDates 
Date of Notification of Civil Services, 2023 exam1st Feb. 2023
Last date to submit the application21st Feb. 2023
Date of Civil Services Prelims 202328th May 2023
Date of commencement of Civil Services Mains 202315th Sep. 2023

When should a new candidate start preparation for UPSC IAS 2023 examination?

The candidates who are willing to appear in the UPSC Exam should start with their preparation now, as almost a year is left for the examination. Every year, lakhs of aspirants appear in the examination and with the easy availability of the study material, competition and the expectation of UPSC is getting tough. Ideally, a dedicated year is required for thorough preparation for UPSC IAS exam.

A brief overview of UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam

For the new aspirants, who are just starting their preparation journey, we are providing a brief overview of the scheme of the examination.

This exam is conducted once a year. It consists of 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains (Written) Examination
  3. Interview/ Personality Test

The first stage or Preliminary or Prelims Examination is of qualifying nature. It consists of 2 papers i.e. General Studies and CSAT (Aptitude Test). The marks scored in this exam are not added to the final score of the candidate. Aspirants clearing this exam will qualify to appear in the Mains Examination. Questions are asked in the MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) format.

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The second Stage or Mains Examination is the written examination, where subjective questions are asked on the basis of syllabus (not strictly). The Mains exam of the UPSC tests the student’s in-depth knowledge and ability to present knowledge instantly. This stage consists of 9 papers: 4 GS Papers, 2 Optional papers, 1 Essay Paper, and 2 Language Papers. This is the crucial stage, which plays a major role in deciding the rank of the aspirant in the final list.

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The Interview / Personality Test is the last leg of the Civil Services Examination. The Personality Test is conducted for 275 marks.

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