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UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification 2015 – Prelims

UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification 2015

Union Public Service Commission [UPSC] has announced a notification of Civil Services Examination for the year 2015 to fill up the 1229 vacancies of IAS, IPS , IRS and other services in various departments , and invites online applications from eligible Indian citizen who are will to make their career as IAS or IPS or others. See the details Civil Services Exam Notification by UPSC details below.

UPSC Civil services exam 2015 Notification Prelims

UPSC Civil Services age limit 2015

Age Limit : The minimum age limit is 21 years and not more than 32 years as on 1st Aug, 2015.

Age Relaxation :

  • For candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribe  : 5 years
  • For candidates belonging to Other Backward Castes OBC : 3 years
  • For candidates who are domiciled in the State of Jammu&Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989 : 5 years
  • For Low vision and hearing impaired persons : 10 years.
  • For other age relaxation details like for Ex-Serviceman and others please refer the official civils exam notification at the end of the post.

List of posts and services for which recruitment is conducted by UPSC through preliminary examination of the Civil Services Exam 2015

  1. Indian Administrative Services – IAS
  2. Indian Police Services – IPS
  3. Indian Foreign Services
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Defense Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,
  10. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  11. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Railway Accounts  Service, Group ‘A’
  15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III)
  17. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  18. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”
  19. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
    Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
    Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  23. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’
  24. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’


Educational Qualification required to Apply for UPSC CSE 2015

Candidates who are applying for this recruitment must possess a Degree from a recognized university or Institute. Final year students can also apply for the preliminary examination , but failing to submit the proof will not be admitted for the Mains Examination.MBBS and other Medical students must complete their internship by the time of Interview.

Have you attempted Civils Exam before ? Then Checkout the Limits of Attempts for each categories

  • General Candidates can attempt Civil services exam only 6 times.
  • For Other Backward Castes OBC, the limit its 9.
  • SC/ST candidates and attempt examination up to their Upper age limit
  • For Physically Disabled persons, the limit for GEN and OBC is 9, and for SC/ST upper age limit.

Application Fee :

There is no fee for Women/SC/ST and PH candidates, and other candidates can pay the application fee of Rs.100.

The application fee can be paid either by Online mode through Net banking or Credit/Debit Cards or by through Offline mode by generating Pay in Slip after completion of part II registration and paying the fee the next working day only  at your nearest State bank of India branch.

How to apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification 2015

Candidates who are Civil Services aspirants must read the official advertisement carefully and understand the eligibility(Physical standards like height, eye sight, Chest etc and others) required for applying Civil services Exam, If eligible then you can apply online.

Before applying online you need,

  • Scanned Photograph and Signature in JPG format and the photo must not exceed 40KB memory size
  • All the educational Details, Better to keep copies of your certificates while applying.
  • Active email ID

Visit the official website for applying online i’e .Online applications will be in two parts , part I and Part II,  you should fill both parts error free and take the print out after successful completion of your registration.

Candidates are advised to apply soon without waiting for the last date.

UPSC CSE Prelims Important dates

Starting date for registering your online application : 23 rd May, 2015
Last date for online application registration : 19th June, 2015 11.59 P.M
last date for Offline mode Application Fee  i’e Pay by Cash : 18th June, 2015
Tentative date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2015 : 23rd Aug, 2015

Sources :

Official Website :
Official Advertisement of UPSC CSP 2015 PDF: Click here

You can apply online here :


How to prepare for Civil Services Examination

Here are few books by the experts and some solved civil services exam previous papers.


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