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UPSC Prelims 2024 Postponed Due to General Elections

May 21, 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the postponement of the civil service preliminary exam for 2024 due to the upcoming general elections. Originally scheduled for May 26, the exam will now be held on June 16. Candidates who have applied for the exam can view the official notice on the UPSC website at upsc.gov.in. The general elections for the 18th Lok Sabha are set to take place starting April 19 this year.

An official notice stated, “Due to the schedule of the impending General Election, the Commission has decided to postpone the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2024, which also serves as the screening test for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2024, from 26-05-2024 to 16-06-2024."

UPSC Prelims 2024: Insights

The UPSC plans to fill approximately 1056 vacancies through this recruitment drive. This includes 40 openings reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD) in the following categories:

  •     6 openings for blindness and low vision
  •     12 for deaf and hard of hearing
  •     9 for locomotor disability, including dwarfism, acid attack victims, cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, and muscular dystrophy
  •     13 for multiple disabilities, including deaf-blindness

The official notice for the UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2024 was released on February 14. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution or an equivalent qualification to be eligible. Additionally, applicants should be between 21 and 32 years old.

UPSC Prelims: Overview

The prelims consist of objective-type questions. According to the exam pattern, UPSC Prelims Paper 1 focuses on General Studies 1, covering a wide range of topics such as:

  •     National and international relations
  •     History of India and the Indian National Movement
  •     India’s social geography
  •     Politics and governance, including the constitution, political system, and public policy
  •     Economic and social development, addressing sustainable development and poverty
  •     Environmental studies, including biodiversity and climate change
  •     General science

More About the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

The IAS exam, also known as the Civil Services Examination, is conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Those who clear all three stages of the IAS exam enter the prestigious civil services of India, serving in various capacities such as:

  •     Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  •     Indian Police Service (IPS)
  •     Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  •     Various other services

The UPSC is responsible for conducting various examinations to recruit officers into different governmental departments and agencies, playing a critical role in the administrative framework of the country.

For more updates and detailed information regarding the UPSC Prelims 2024 and other examinations, candidates are advised to regularly visit the official UPSC website.