IAS Vacancy 2023 Out: Check 1105 Vacancies Category-wise

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 1, 2023 15:35 IST

IAS 2023 vacancies has been released with the official notification. The number of vacancies in the IAS 2023 exam is 1,105. The Commission fulfilled the expectations of higher vacancies this year because of the Central government's impetus to increase the recruitment. The post-wise breakup of the IAS vacancies 2023 will be released by the Department of Personnel later. The IAS 2023 notification has been released as per the schedule. The last date to apply for the IAS 2023 exam is February 21. The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the IAS 2023 exam on May 28.

The higher number of UPSC CSE 2023 vacancies means that the Commission will have to select more candidates in each stage of the recruitment process. It implies that the IAS 2023 cutoff will remain low for each stage of exam. The conduct of IAS 2023 exam will be governed according to the rules given in the official notification.

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IAS 2023 Vacancies

The number of UPSC CSE 2023 vacancies is 1,105. The IAS notification 2023 has been released as per the schedule given in the UPSC exam calendar. The Commission mentioned the total number of vacancies in the official notification but the UPSC can revise the number of IAS vacancies through a notice or addendum. There are 180 vacancies for the IAS officer and 200 vacancies for IPS officers.

The candidates can see here the vacancies of previous years as summarised below:

IAS Exam Year Vacancies
2023 1,105
2022 1,022 (Revised)
2021 712
2020 836
2019 927

IAS 2023 Dates

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 2022

The Ministry of Personnel is yet to release the service-wise vacancies for the Civil Service Exam 2022. The total number of vacancies is 1,011 after the addition of IRMS. Union Government of India informed the parliament that the number of IPS vacancies will be increased to 200 till further notice. 

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IAS Vacancies 2021 - Services-wise and Category-wise Break-up

The ministry of personnel released the category-wise vacancies in different services as follows:

Service

GEN EWS OBC SC ST Total

Indian Administrative Service

73 18 49 27 13 180

Indian Foreign Service

14 4 10 6 3 37

Indian Police Service

83 20 50 27 20 200

Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’

4 1 5 2 2 14

Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

7 2 6 3 2 20

Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

10 2 6 4 2 24

Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’

19 6 14 8 4 51

Indian Revenue Service Custom and Indirect Taxes Group ‘A’

16 5 11 6 3 41

Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

0 0 0 0 0 0

Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

6 2 7 3 1 19

Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

1 3 3 2 1 10

Indian Railway Protection Force Service

5 0 4 0 0 9

Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’

0 0 0 0 0 0

Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'

0 0 0 0 0 0

Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’

0 0 0 0 0 0

Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

0 0 0 0 0 0

Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

2 1 2 1 0 6

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’

5 0 2 1 1 9

Indian Trade Service, Group 'A’

6 0 1 0 1 8

Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"

4 1 2 2 1 9

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

19 4 14 6 3 46

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'

3 1 2 1 0 7

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'

6 2 4 3 1 16

Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

3 0 1 2 0 6

Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

0 0 0 0 0 0

Total

288 71 193 102 58 712

IAS Vacancies of Previous Years

The Service-wise UPSC vacancies in the Civil Services are as follows:

Service

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Indian Administrative Service

180

180

180

180

180

180

180

180

Indian Foreign Service

36

24

30

42

45

45

32

32

Indian Police Service

200

150

150

150

150

150

150

150

Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’

20

17

17

29

29

22

16

25

Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

20

28

25

25

28

28

25

25
Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Tax) Service, Group ‘A’ 41 41 43 41 104 230 200 230

Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

24

20

15

15

15

15

13

19

Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’

74

75

65

180

200

180

180

180

Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

-

0

4

3

9

6

5

8

Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

38

20

22

25

9

17

17

17

Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

12

18

16

12

8

8

15

15

Indian Railway Protection Force Service

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’

-

78

71

63

65

69

73

66

Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'

-

33

34

31

31

31

32

30

Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’

-

42

28

27

23

27

32

28

Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

-

14

8

15

15

45

34

33

Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

10

4

9

19

9

4

28

7

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’

20

23

8

65

24

21

25

8

Indian Trade Service, Group 'A’

6

15

4

5

4

5

9

11

Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"

17

10

15

10

30

20

6

8

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

64

74

48

67

218

53

240

74

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'

21

36

4

22

5

3

17

32

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'

31

25

4

31

2

4

25

45

Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

2

0

2

0

4

1

10

0

Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

-

0

0

1

2

0

0

5

Total

836

927

812

1058

1209

1164

1364

1228

The number of UPSC vacancies are declining since 2018 except this year because 150 vacancies of IRMS were added in the original number of 861.

IAS 2023 Vacancies FAQs

Q: How many vacancies are there in the IAS 2023 exam?

A: There are 1,105 vacancies in the IAS 2023 exam. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the official notifcation on Febrruary 1. This is the highest numnber in the last 6 years. The candidates can see here the IAS vacancies of previosu years also.
UPSC CSE Year Vacancies
2023 1,105
2022 1,022 (Revised)
2021 712
2020 836
2019 927

Q: How many IAS officers are recruited every year?

A: The total number of IAS vacancies are 180 in the Civil Service Exam. The number is constant for many years and it will remain the same till the shortage of IAS officers is met.

Q; How many IPS officers are recruited every year?

A: There will be 200 vacancies of IPS officers in the UPSC notification because from last year, the IPS vacancies were increased to 200. The candidates can expect good number of vacancies in the Civil Service Exam notification because the vacancies of IRMS will also be added.

Q: How many vacancies were there in the UPSC Civil Service(IAS) exam 2022?

A: The total number of vacancies in the UPSC IAS exam 2022 was 1,011. The original notification was released for 861 vacancies but later the UPSC included 150 vacancies of newly created Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS).

Q: What are the jobs available in UPSC?

A: There are 24 services notified under the UPSC IAS notiifcation. It includes the All India Service and Central Civil Services. The list can be seen below:     All India Civil Services
  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  3. Indian Forest Service (IFoS)
Central Civil Services Group ‘A’ 
  1. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  2. Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
  3. Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  4. Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  5. Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  6. Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  7. Indian Information Service (IIS)
  8. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  9. Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)
  10. Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  11. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  12. Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  13. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  14. Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  15. Indian Trade Service (ITS)
  16. Railway Protection Force (RPF)
3. Group ‘B’ Civil Services
  1.  Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  2. DANICS
  3. DANIPS
  4. Pondicherry Civil Service
  5. Pondicherry Police Service

Q: How many seats are there in IAS?

A: In the Civil Service Exam, there are 180 seats for the cadre of IAS. These IAS vacancies will have the standard reservation applicability as mentioned in the Government of India Gazzett. For an unreserved candidate, the IAS cadre is available till the rank 75 to 80.

Q: How many vacancies are there for the IPS officers?

A: Recently, the government of India mentioned in a statement in Parliament that it will recruit 200 IPS every year to strengthen the IPS cadre. So, till the furher notice, the number of IPS vacancies will remain 200 which is the highest among all services. 

Q: Who can suspend an IAS?

A: The IAS officers are appointed by the President of India. The power to dismiss the IAS officer lies with the President of India but the state government can suspend an IAS officer. The cases for such suspension are not mentioned and the Chief Minister of the State (being the head of state bureacratie structure) can suspend the IAS officer serving in that state. The salary of the IAS officer is fixed by the Central Government and paid by the State government.

Q: Are there only 4 attempts in UPSC?

A: No, there are only 6 attempts allowed for the unreserved category candidate. The attempts allowed to other categories are given below:
Category Number of Attempts (Allowed)
General/Economically Weaker Section(EWS) 6
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 9
SC/ST Till the age limit
Person with Disabilities (PwD) Till the age limit

Q: What is the last rank for IAS?

A: There are around 180 IAS officers recruited every year. In the general category, the IAS officers post is assigned till 75th ranks because some of the reserved category candidates score more marks and get the IAS cadre under the unreserved category. The candidates from the reserved category can get the IAS till 300. The PwD candidates can get the IAS even after 300 rank.   

Q: Who is more powerful IPS or IAS?

A: The IAS and IPS both are the All India Service.The candidates should note that the law enforcement lies with the IPS officer and he is the part of uniform force. The IPS can use the force against any crime but the IAS dont have the police directly under him though the district police is indirectly report to DM through the IPS officer. 

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