Union Public Service Commission
Notification Preliminary Examination - 2015
F. No. 1/1/2015-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 23rd August, 2015 in accordance
with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the
Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 23rd May, 2015.
(i) Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager,
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'
Minimum Educational Qualifications :
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.
Number of attempts:
(a) Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise
eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply
in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are
otherwise eligible. Provided further that the number of attempts permissible
to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise
eligible shall be nine. The relaxation will be available to the candidates
who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ ST/PH Candidates who are exempted from
payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred
only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by
using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner &
Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State
Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master
Age Limits :
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have
attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015 i.e., he/she must
have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1983 and not later than 1st August,
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable :
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste
or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other
Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such
(iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled
in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to
the 31st December, 1989.
(iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel
disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a
disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including
Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years
Military Service as on 1st August, 2015 and have been released (i) on completion
of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within
one year from 1st August, 2015) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge
on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical
disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.
(vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed
an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August,
2015 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case
the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil
employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection
from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and
orthopaedically handicapped persons.
How to Apply :
(a) Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the
The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due
to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications,
then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all
respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature,
fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note
that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be
entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted
against any other RID.
- Last date for receipt of applications : The
Online Applications can be filled up to 19th June, 2015 till 11.59 pm after
which the link will be disabled
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