UPSC IAS Notification 2023 Out: Download UPSC IAS Notification PDF

Indian Administrative Services 2023 ( IAS )

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Registration: 1 Feb '23 - 21 Feb '23

Rachit Kumar Saxena

Rachit Kumar SaxenaManager-Editorial

Updated on Feb 2, 2023 15:31 IST

IAS notification 2023 was released online on February 1 as per the schedule mentioned in the official exam calendar. The IAS 2023 notification mentioned all the important information related to the UPSC IAS 2023 exam such as the application process, eligibility, vacancies, syllabus and exam pattern. The UPSC IAS 2023 notification will be the official reference point for all the rules and regulations governing the IAS 2023 exam. Along with the notification, IAS 2023 applications were also started. The last date to apply online for the IAS 2023 exam is February 21. The UPSC will conduct the IAS 2023 exam on May 28 as per the syllabus and exam pattern mentioned in the official notification. 

IAS notification 2023 has been released online at upsc.gov.in. The Commission notified 1,105 vacancies for the IAS 2023 exam. The Union Public Service Commission released the IAS notification 2023 online only and the candidates should download the IAS notification to get all the details. The UPSC IAS 2023 notification mentioned the eligibility, age-limit., syllabus, exam pattern and the rules that will govern the exam. 

The Commission released the UPSC Civil Service 2023 notification and the forest service notification on the same day because the prelims is commonly conducted. The Commission also started the IAS 2023 applications with official notification. 

IAS 2023 Highlights

The candidates can see here the IAS exam highlights below

IAS Exam 2023 Highlights

Exam name

Civil Service Exam (CSE), 2023

Conducting body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam Purpose

To recruit the candidates for All India and Central Civil Services

Exam level

National

Exam Date

28-May-2023

Vacancies

1,105

No. of applicants

Approximately 10 lakh

No. of applicants who appeared in the exam

Approximately 6.5 lakh

Exam frequency

Once a year

Exam mode

Offline - pen and paper mode

Exam stages

Prelims (Qualifying Only) - 400 Marks

Mains (written) - 1750  Marks

Mains (Personality Test) - 275 Marks

Exam Duration

Prelims - 2 hours for each paper

Mains - 3 hours for each paper

Personality Test  - not fixed

Application fee(Prelims)

INR 100

Exam helpdesk no.

011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Official website

https://www.upsc.gov.in/

IAS Notification 2023

The candidates should note that the IAS notification is the reference point for all the rules that will govern the conduct of exam. The candidate should read and understand all the details mentioned in the official notification fill the IAS form accordingly. 

IAS 2023 Notification PDF download

The UPSC releases the Civil Service IAS notification every year. The Civil Service is the official name of the IAS notification. The candidates call it IAS notification because of the popularity of its top position. The candidates should download the UPSC Civil Service notification 2023 so that it remain available even in offline mode. 

Download Here: IAS 2023 Notification PDF

IAS Notification 2023

IAS Notification

IAS 2023 Notification Date & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IAS 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

1 Feb '23 -

21 Feb '23

IAS 2023 Application Dates

ONGOING

May '23

IAS Prelims Admit Card 2023 Issue Date

TENTATIVE

28 May '23

IAS Prelims 2023 Exam Date

15 Sep '23 -

24 Sep '23

IAS Main Exam Date

DatesPast Exam Dates

16 Sep '22 -

25 Sep '22

IAS Main 2022 Exam

5 Jun '22

UPSC CSE (IAS) 2022 Prelims Exam

10 May '22 -

5 Jun '22

UPSC IAS 2022 Admit Card Download

IAS Vacancies 2023

The number of IAS vacancies has been increase to over eleven hundred. It can be attributed to the Government’s impetus on recruiting more candidates for the Central Ministries and departments. The number of IAS officers recruited every year is 180 and the number of IPS vacancies were also increased to 200 last year. The candidates can see here the IAS vacancies in recent years.

IAS Exam Year Vacancies
2023 1,105
2022 1,022
2021 712
2020 836
2019 927
2018 812

The Commission can increase the number of vacancies before the final result.

IAS Eligibility 2023

The IAS notification 2023 specified the eligibility criteria for the Civil Service Exam. The UPSC mentioned all the IAS eligibility conditions in the official notification. IAS eligibility has the following factor:

  • Age limit
  • Educational Qualification
  • Number of Attempts
  • Exemptions provided to reserved category candidates

The IAS eligibility is one of the most important factors for the candidates because they will be required to fulfil all the conditions mentioned in the IAS notification. This will be checked at the time of IAS interview and in case of any variance, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled irrespective of their result. The physical verification of all the documents is done at the time of the IAS personality test. The candidates can see the IAS eligibility 2023.

Age Limit for IAS 2023

Most of the IAS aspirants wait eagerly for the Civil Service notification to know whether the age limit for IAS exam is reduced or remains the same. The age limit is an important factor because of the limited number of attempts permitted in the IAS Exam. There is a proposal under consideration to reduce the upper age limit for UPSC IAS exam. This proposal was circulated based on various committees' recommendations. But as of now, the lower age limit for IAS exam is 21 years and the upper age limit is 32 years and relaxations in the upper age limit are also provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

Age Relaxation Provided in IAS 2023

The Commission provides the following relaxations in the age limit:

Category

Age Relaxation (in years)

SC/ ST

5

OBC

3

Defence Services Personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

3

Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years of military service as on August 1, 2022, and have been released

5

PwD [(a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; and (e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness]

10

IAS Application 2023

The UPSC activated the IAS apply online link with the release of official notification. The candidate will be required to open and fill and timely submit the IAS form 2023. The candidates should carefully fill the IAS form because UPSC does not provide the facility to change the details mentioned in the IAS application as provided for the SSC exams. 

How to Apply for IAS 2023?

UPSC started the one-time registration for the candidates so that they can register once and apply for as many exams where they fulfil the eligibility conditions. The candidates can see here the steps to apply online for the exam

  • Go to the official website of UPSC - upsc.gov.in
  • Click on the Apply online link given at the right side corner
  • The new website - https://upsconline.nic.in/upsc/OTRP/index.php 
  • Login with the registration number and password
  • Enter the following details
  • Photo Identity Card type
  • Photo Identity Card Number
  • Examination Centre
  • Upload the scanned images of photo identity proof, Photograph and signature
  • Submit the application fee 
  • Submit the IAS application 2023

The candidates should note that the IAS form 2023 will be accepted till February 21 only. The Commission will provisionally accept the application but it will remain provisional till the recommendation process.

IAS Syllabus

IAS syllabus was notified in the official Civil Service advertisement. The Commission mention the syllabus for prelims and main exam separately but it is advised that the candidates prepare the IAS syllabus in an integrated manner. The candidates can see below the IAS prelims syllabus.

IAS Syllabus for Prelims

The Commission mention the names of the topics in the IAS prelims syllabus. The candidates' should understand that there is no limit for the expansion of the topic. They should prepare all the aspects of the topics. The candidates can see below the IAS prelims syllabus topics below:

The candidates can see here the details about the IAS syllabus.

IAS Exam Pattern

The candidates can see that the IAS exam pattern has not changed for years. The Commission is following the same pattern and for making any change, the Commission is required to take approval of the Ministry of Personal. The candidates can see here the IAS exam pattern.

IAS Exam Pattern - Prelims exam

The IAS prelims exam is an objective type exam conducted offline. The candidates are required to mark the correct answer in the OMR sheet provided by the Commission. The exam is conducted in two shifts as per the pattern notified in the official IAS notification. 

Paper

Questions

Marks

General Studies Paper- I 

100

200

General Studies Paper-II (Aptitude Test)

80

200

Total

400

In addition to above the candidates should note that there is a negative marking of one by three for each incorrect answer. The General Studies paper -2 is qualifying only and the candidates need to score only 33 per cent marks in it. The marks scored in the aptitude paper is not considered for the IAS prelims exam merit. 

IAS Notification 2023 FAQs

Q: When was the IAS notification 2023 released?

A: The UPSC IAS notification 2023 was released online as per the schedule . The last date to apply online for the IAS exam 202 is  February 21. The IAS prelims 2023 exam will be conducted on May 28. The UPSC will release the IAS admit card on May 1. There is no information about any change in the IAS exam pattern and syllabus. There are 1,105 vacancies in the IAS 2023 exam.

Q: When can I apply for IAS Prelims 2023?

A: The candidates can apply online for the IAS 2023 exam now. The candidates need the UPSC registration number to login at the official website and fill out the IAS application 2023. The last date to apply for the IAS exam 2023 is February 21. The IAS prelims will be conducted on May 28.

Q: Is there any changes in IAS 2023 syllabus?

A: The IAS 2023 syllabus, exam pattern and other important components of the exam is not changed because there is no official notice regarding any change in the IAS syllabus and exam patttern. The Commission required the approval Ministry of Personal to make any change in the IAS exam process. The official exam pattern and syllabus has been notified in the Civil Service advertisement.

Q: What is the last date for IAS 2023 application?

A: The last date to apply for the UPSC IAS 2023 exam is February 21. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the IAS notification on February 1, 2023. The UPSC provides twenty days for filling out the IAS form. The candidates should fill out the IAS application and submit the application fee as prescribed for the category. 

Q: Is the Optional subject removed from IAS 2023 exam?

A: The optional subjects are not removed from the UPSC IAS exam. The UPSC has not made any changes in the IAS exam pattern. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has not changed in the IAS exam pattern. The UPSC IAS prelims 2023 will be conducted on May 28. The Commission is expected to release IAS 2023 prelims admit card in the last week of April. 

Q: How to apply IAS exam 2023?

A: The UPSC released the official notiifcation on February 1. The IAS 2023 application started with the release of official notification. The candidates need to check all the details mentioned in the official notification to ensure that they fulfil all the elgibilty conditions. The last date to apply for the IAS 2023 exam is February 21. The candidates need to register at the UPSC official website and then only they can apply. The candidates can see here the steps to apply online for IAS 2023:
  • Go to the official website of UPSC - upsc.gov.in
  • Click on the Apply online link given at the right side corner
  • The new website - https://upsconline.nic.in/upsc/OTRP/index.php 
  • Login with the registration number and password
  • Enter the following details
  • Photo Identity Card type
  • Photo Identity Card Number
  • Examination Centre
  • Upload the scanned images of photo identity proof, Photograph and signature
  • Submit the application fee 
  • Submit the IAS application 2023

Q: Is the IAS notification 2023 released?

A: Yes, the IAS notification 2023 was released onlineon February 1. The Commission released Civil Service Exam 2023 notification online only and with its release, the Commission activated the IAS form 2023. The last date to fill out the IAS application 2023 is February 21. The candidates need to submit the IAS application with the appropriate application fee. 

Q: How many vacancies are there in IAS 2023?

A: The UPSC released 1,105 vacancies for IAS 2023 exam. The Commission released the number of vacancies with the official notification. The Ministry of Personal will release the post-wise vacancies later on its official website

Q: What is the qualification required for IAS exam?

A: The UPSC release the official advertisment for the Civil Service Examination 2023 and mention the educational qualification require to apply for the exam. The educational qalification required for the IAS exam is a graduate from any discipline and with any percentage. The IAS 2023 notification was released online on February 1 and the last date to apply for the IAS exam 2023 is February 21

Q: Which subject is best for IAS?

A: This is a subjective question and cannot have a straight answer. Most of the candidates opt for the Arts and Humanities subject in the IAS exam but it is not a guarantee for success in the exam. There are cases where the candidates with engineering subjects topped the exam. The candidates need to choose the optional subject based on their affinity, interest,  resource and guidance available. 

Q: What is the age limit prescribed for the IAS exam?

A: The minimum education qualification required for the IAS exam is a graduate degree. The age limit prescribed in the official notification is mentioned below: Minimum Age - 21 years Maximum Age - 32 years The Commission provides the age relaxation to the reserved category candidates.

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