Civil Services Examination Rules 2024 in Hindi and English

Ministry of Personnel vide its Gazette Notification Dated 14.2.2024 has issued Civil Services Examination Rules 2024 in Hindi and English

Civil Services Examination Rules 2024

(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 14th February, 2024

F. No. 13018/07/2023-AIS-I.—


Sl. No.Particulars
(1)Participating Services
 1General Information
 2Vacancies and Reservation
 3Number of Attempts
 6Educational Qualification
 8Undertaking by Government Servants/PSU Employees
 9Fulfilling Eligibility Conditions
 10Admission Certificate
 11Withdrawal of Application
 12Restrictions in Application
 13-14Detailed Application Forms DAF-I and DAF-II
 15-16Minimum Qualification Marks, Medium of Language
 17Minimum Qualification Marks for Persons with Benchmark Disability
 18Medical Examination
 19Disqualification, Debarment, Disciplinary Action, Criminal Prosecution
 20-21Declaration of Results, Allocation to Service and Cadre for IAS/IPS
 22Communication of the Results of the Examination
 23-24Suitability for Appointment
 25Reservation against Vacancies for PwBD
 26Change of Category
 27-29Eligibility for Availing Reservation
 IPlan, Scheme, Syllabi of Examination
 IIBrief Particulars Related to Participating Services
 IIIRegulations Relating to the Medical Examination of the Candidates
 IVServices Identified Suitable for Persons with Benchmark Disability along with the details of Suitable Category of Benchmark Disabilities and Functional Requirements
 V & VIICertificate regarding physical limitation in an examinee to write
 VI & VIIILetter of Undertaking for Using Own Scribe

Note : The Index above is provided to facilitate reference for relevant information. Candidates are advised that they must go through the Rules and the Appendices following, together with the Annexures thereof, in their entirety for proper understanding.

Participating Services:

The Rules for Civil Services Examination (CSE)-2024 to be held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the purpose of filling vacancies in the following Services are, with the concurrence of the Ministries concerned and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in respect of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service, published for general information:-

CSE 2024 for filling Vacancies in the Following Services

  • (i) Indian Administrative Service
  • (ii) Indian Foreign Service
  • (iii) Indian Police Service
  • (iv) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (v) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (vi) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (viii) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (ix) Indian Information Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (xi) Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (xii) Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (xiii) Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A‘
  • (xiv) Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A‘
  • (xv) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A‘ (Grade III)
  • (xvi) Indian Railway Management Service, Group ‘A‘
  • (xvii) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B‘ (Section Officer‘s Grade)
  • (xviii) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B‘
  • (xix) Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B‘
  • (xx) Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B‘
  • (xxi) Pondicherry Police Service (PONDIPS), Group ‘B‘

Civil Services Examination Rules 2024 -General Information:

1. In these Rules, unless it has been specified or the context requires otherwise – the terms ― “Commission” or UPSC shall imply the Union Public Service Commission; the term ― “DoPT” shall imply the Department of Personnel and Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India; the terms ― “Examination” or ― “CSE” shall imply the Civil Services Examination; the term ― “Main Examination” shall imply the Civil Services (Main) Examination; the term ― “Preliminary Examination” shall imply the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination; and the terms ― “Rules” or ― “CSE Rules” shall imply the Civil Services Examination Rules.

All candidates (Male/Female/Transgender) must carefully read these Civil Services Examination-2024 Rules together with all the Appendices along with the Annexures thereof and the Examination Notice of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) derived from these Rules, in entirety for gaining awareness of the current Rules and Regulations as changes may have been incorporated since the previous Examination Rules.

The CSE-2024 will be conducted by the Commission in the manner prescribed in Appendix- I to these Rules. The dates on which and the places at which the Preliminary Examination and Main Examination of CSE-2024 will be held, shall be fixed and notified by the Commission.

Brief particulars relating to the Services/Posts to which recruitment is being made through CSE-2024 are given in Appendix-II for preliminary information of candidates.

Civil Services Examination Rules 2024 Vacancies and Reservation:

2.The tentative number of vacancies to be filled through the examination will be specified in the Examination Notice issued by the Commission.

Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Sections as well as candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

Number of Attempts:

3.Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six (6) attempts at the CSE. However, relaxation in the number of attempts will be available to the SC/ST/OBC and PwBD category candidates who are otherwise eligible. The number of attempts available to such candidates as per relaxation is as under:

 Category to which the Candidate Belongs
Number of attemptsSC /STOBCPwBD
Unlimited0909 for GL/EWS/OBC Unlimited for SC/ST

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