UPSC IAS 2023 Notification Out for 1255 Vacancies, Exam Date, Vacancy, and Application Form

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Written By Berry Mathew

On February 1, 2023, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued the UPSC IAS 2023 notification for the Civil Services Examination on their official website. Aspirants can submit their UPSC Application Form online at until February 21, 2023. 

The commission is set to fill 1105 vacancies in 2023, including 37 for individuals in the benchmark disability category, 15 for individuals with locomotor disabilities like cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, victims of acid attacks, and muscular dystrophy, and 10 for individuals with multiple disabilities. The UPSC CSE 2023 notification has mentioned UPSC Prelims exam date, application start and end dates, details on available posts, selection process, and other relevant information are all accessible to candidates.

UPSC CSE Notification 2023- Overview

Every year, the Union Public Service Commission officials organize the National level Civil Service Examination and Forest Service Examination to hire qualified candidates for filling Group A vacancies in the government. The below tabulated data provides a glimpse of the UPSC CSE 2023 Notification.

UPSC CSE 2023 Notification Overview
Examination Name UPSC Civil Service & UPSC Forest Service Exam 2023
Conducted By Union Public Service Commission 
Exam Level PAN India
Vacancies  CSE- 1105 and IFS- 150
Application Mode Online
Stages Prelims, Mains & Personality Test
Educational Criteria Graduation or Equivalent
Age Limit 21 to 32 years
No. of Attempts  General 6 , OBC 9, SC/ST No limits 
Examination Fee General: INR 100 , Female/SC/ST/PwBD: NIL
Admit Card Date Notified Soon
Final Results  To be announced 

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UPSC CSE Syllabus 2023

According to the UPSC IAS 2023 notification the exam was conducted  in three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. Here is a broad overview of the syllabus for each stage:

Preliminary Examination

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

Main Examination

The main examination is divided into two categories: compulsory papers and optional papers. The compulsory papers are:

  • Essay
  • English Language Comprehension Skills
  • General Studies Paper-I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society
  • General Studies Paper-II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International Relations
  • General Studies Paper-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
  • General Studies Paper-IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
  • Optional Subject Paper-I and Paper-II

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Interview- Personality Test

The official UPSC IAS 2023 notification says that the interview is conducted to assess the candidate’s personality, leadership qualities, and communication skills.

Note: The detailed syllabus for each paper is available on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

How to apply for UPSC CSE 2023?

After the release of the UPSC CSE 2023 notification candidates can apply for UPSC examination through their official website. Here are the steps to apply for UPSC CSE 2023:

  • Visit the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):
  • Click on the link “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”.
  • Select the Civil Services Examination from the list of exams.
  • Read the instructions carefully and click on “Yes” to proceed.
  • Fill in the registration form with personal and educational details.
  • Choose an exam center from the available options.
  • Upload scanned copies of your photograph and signature in the prescribed format and size.
  • Pay the application fee through the online mode.
  • Submit the application form and take a printout for future reference.

The application process for UPSC CSE 2023 is expected to start in February/March 2023. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for updates and notifications regarding the same.


In conclusion, the UPSC has announced the UPSC IAS 2023 notification for 1255 vacancies. Aspiring candidates can apply for the exam through the official website of UPSC. The application process is expected to start in February/March 2023. The examination is conducted in three stages, Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. Candidates should keep checking the official website for updates and notifications regarding the exam. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is UPSC CSE 2023?

UPSC CSE 2023 is the Union Public Service Commission’s Civil Services Examination 2023 for recruiting candidates for various Group A and Group B services of the Indian government.

What are the eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE 2023?

The eligibility criteria for UPSC CSE 2023 are:

  • Age limit: 21-32 years (as of August 1 2023)
  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • Nationality: Indian citizen, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962.

What is the application fee for UPSC CSE 2023?

The application fee for UPSC CSE 2023 is Rs. 100/- for general category candidates. However, female candidates, SC/ST candidates, and those belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) are exempted from paying the fee.

How can I apply for UPSC CSE 2023?

Candidates can apply for UPSC CSE 2023 through the official website of UPSC by filling out the application form and paying the application fee.