UPSC Exam Calendar: This page provides complete information about important dates of various exams conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). This list matches with the official list issued by UPSC for all UPSC Examination Time Table for the current year.

UPSC conducts a series of exams for all public administration posts across various departments like Railways, Forests, Administration, Engineering, Defence, Medicine, Stenographer and lots more

Make sure you go through these dates and mark your calendar! Good luck.

UPSC Programme of Examinations/Recruitment Tests (RT) – 2024 Name of ExaminationDate of notificationLast date for receipt of applicationsDate of commencement of examDuration of exam
1.Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination13-1-2024 (Saturday)2 days
2. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 20246-9-202326-9-202318-2-2024 (Sunday)1 day
3. Combined Geo-Scientist (Preliminary) Examination 202420-9-202310-10-202318-2-2024 (Sunday)1 day
4. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination24-2-2024 (Saturday)2 days
5.CISF AC (EXE) LDCE 202429-11-202319-12-202310-3-20241 day
6. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination9-3-20242 days
7. NDA and NA examination (I) 202420-12-20239-1-202421-4-2024 (Sunday)1 day
8. CDS Examination (I) 2024
9. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 202414-2-20245-3-202426-5-2024 (Sunday)1 day
10. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2024 through CS(P) Examination 2024 
11. IES/ISS Examination 202410-4-202430-4-202421-6-2024 (Friday)3 days
12. Combined Geo-Scientist (Main) Examination 202422-6-2024 (Saturday)2 days
13. Engineering Services (Main) Examination 202423-6-2024 (Sunday)2 day
14. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination6-7-20242 days
15.Combined Medical Service Examination 202410-4-2-202430-4-202414-7-2024 (Sunday)1 day
16.Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination 202420-4-202414-5-20244-8-2024 (Sunday)1 day
17. Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination10-8-2024 (Saturday)2 days
18. NDA and NA examination (II) 202415-5-20244-6-20241-9-2024 (Sunday)1 day
19. CDS Examination (II) 2024
20.Civil Services (Main) Examination 202420-9-2024 (Friday)5 days
21.Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination19-10-2024 (Saturday)2 days
22. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 202424-11-2024 (Sunday)7 days
23. SO/Steno (GD-B/ GD-I) LDCE11-9-20241-10-20247-12-2024 (Saturday)2 days
24.Reserved for UPSC/RT Examination21-12-20242 days

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) Examination Schedule 

UPSC Calendar 2024 – IAS Prelims & Mains Dates
Date of Release of UPSC CSE 2024 Notification 14 February 2024
Last Date of Receipt of UPSC CSE 2024 Application5 March 2024
UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 202426 May 2024
UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination 202420 September 2024 onwards

This UPSC Exam Calendar is a helpful page. Students are advised to bookmark this page for keeping a tab on the UPSC Exam Calendar dates.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts exams for various government services which include Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geo-scientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.

The following resources will assist applicants to understand the UPSC Application Procedure in detail and begin IAS preparation:

UPSC Eligibility CriteriaUPSC Cut Off
UPSC SyllabusPIB Summary
UPSC Previous Years’ Question PapersLatest Current Affairs
UPSC OnlineList of Current Affairs Articles