Union Public Service Commission
Civil Service Examination, 2011
Examination Notice No. 05/2011-CSP
F. No. 1/8/2010-E.I(B) : Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services
Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be
held by the Union Public Service Commission on
12th June, 2011 in accordance
with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the
Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 19th February, 2011.
- Indian Administrative Service.
- Indian Foreign Service.
- Indian Police Service.
- Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
- Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,
- Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
- Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
- Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force,
- Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
- Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).
- Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
- Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
- Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
- Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'.
- The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is
expected to be approximately 880. The number of vacancies may get increased.
- Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes.
Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories
in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.
Note I : The list of services participating in the Civil Services
Examination, 2011 is tentative.
Note II : Services identified suitable for Physically Disabled Categories
along with respective functional classification and physical requirements are
given below :-
The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an
Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational
institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a
University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or
possess an equivalent qualification.
NOTE I : Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of
which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination
but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to
appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to
the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by
the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required
to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for
the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to
the Main Examination. The applications for the Main Examination will be
called sometime in the month of July/August, 2011.
NOTE II : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may
treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified
candidate provided that he/ she has passed examination conducted by the
other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission
justifies his/her admission to the examination.
NOTE III : Candidates possessing professional and technical
qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional
and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
NOTE IV : Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S.
or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the
time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main)
Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided
they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the
concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the
requisite final professional medical examination. In such cases, the candidates
will be required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a
certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution
that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship)
for the award of the Degree.
- A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have
attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2011
Plan of Examination:
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (vide
Appendix I Section-I below).
(i) Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of
candidates for the Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection
of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.
Applications are now invited for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates
who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Main
Examination will have to apply again, in the Detailed Application Form which
would be supplied to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in
(a) Candidates applying Online (exempting Female/SC/ST/PH Candidates who are
exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a reduced fee of Rs. 50/-
(Rupees Fifty only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash,
or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit
(b) Candidates applying Offline (through Common Application Form) are
required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) through a single
Central Recruitment Stamp. Central Recruitment Fee Stamp (NOT Postage Stamp) of
the requisite denomination may be obtained from the Post Office and affixed on
the application form in the space provided therein. The stamp must be got
cancelled from the issuing Post Office with the date stamp of the Post Office in
such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark partially overflows
on the application form itself but within the space provided on the Application
form itself. The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and
distinct to facilitate the identification of date and the Post Office of
Candidates residing abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office of
India's High Commissioner, Ambassador or representative abroad as the case may
be for credit to account head "051-Public Service Commission-Examination Fees"
and attach the receipt with the application.
Center of Examination:
1. Candidates To Ensure Their Eligibility For The Examination
The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they
fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their
admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional
subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that
his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Commission
take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original
documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality
2. How To Apply
(a) Candidates may apply Online by using the website
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are
available on the abovementioned website.
(b) Candidates may also apply Offline in the Common Application Form devised
by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the
designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix III of the
Notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 30/- (Rupees
Thirty only). Each such Form can be used only once and only for one
examination. In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from
the designated HPOs/ POs, the candidates should immediately contact the
concerned post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over
Telephone No. 011- 3389366/FAX No. 011-23387310.
(c) Candidates are advised to read carefully the Instructions for filling up
the "Online Application Form” given in Appendix-II (A) and Instructions for
Offline Applications given in Appendix II (B) of this notice.
3. Lat Date For Receipt of Applications:
- The online Applications can be filled up to
21st March, 2011 till 11.59 PM
after which the link will be disabled.
- All offline applications must reach the “Controller of Examinations,
Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New
Delhi - 110069” either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on
or before the 21st March,2011. Candidates should note that applications
will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated
counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 PM only. However, in respect of
candidates residing abroad or in certain remote localities specified in
para 6 of this Notice the last date for receipt of application by
Post/Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 28th March, 2011.
4. Penalty For Wrong Answer
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for
wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
5. Facilitation Counter For Guidance of Candidates
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their
applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation
Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-
3385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and
6. Mobile Phones Banned
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not
allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any
infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action
including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the
banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination,
as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured.
7. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items
to the Examination Halls, as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured.
Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.