Civil Services Exam (preliminary) will be held on June 2. This will be the first direct recruitment exam of the government after the implementation of the 10% quota law. The exam witnesses a massive participation every year. The DoPT, on January 19, has notified that, "...10% reservation would be provided for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in central government posts and services and would be effective in respect of all Direct recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 01.02.2019." The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is expected to release the notification on February 19. UPSC conducts the exams for Civil Services recruitment in accordance to the rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).
Civil Services exam, one of the most coveted government exams of the country, is taken by 4-5 lakh candidates every year. More than 10 lakh candidates, however, register for the exam.
The UPSC will release the details of the exam including exam pattern, syllabus and application timeline. The registration window will be active for one month. For the preliminary exam candidates have to submit basic personal details. Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be asked to furnish more details through the detailed application process.
The UPSC will also notify the vacancies for the Civil Services and posts. In 2018 a total of 782 vacancies were notified by the UPSC which was 20% less than the vacancies notified in 2017. In 2016, 1079 vacancies were notified.
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