It’s been almost an eon since the last time I appeared for the UPSC IAS exams, and yet even today I stand in awe whenever I sift through the questions asked in the exams.
Such is the quality and the level of it.
There is a reason why the UPSC CSE is considered the toughest when it comes to Govt. Job examinations.
The sheer depth and cleverness of it speak of the efficacy of the exam in selecting from the best of the best.
I remember the first time I had decided to appear for the IAS exams, I was really excited.
I was working as an SBI PO back then. It was one of my college buddies that had inspired me to apply for the IAS exams.
The UPSC exam dates had been released and the UPSC notification was just about to be released.
My SBI office was in Mumbai and… uh oh! Pardon me!!… It seems like I have unknowingly slipped into one of my story-telling sprees again.
For those of you who wouldn’t like to read the story can directly go over to the table of content and know more about the UPSC notification 2023, UPSC exam dates, and how to prepare for UPSC. For the rest of you….
Where was I?
Yeah, so my SBI office was in Mumbai. It was evening and I was just about to leave for home after a hard day’s work when suddenly this friend of mine called me up.
Said he was in town and wanted to meet up. I was a bit taken aback. You see, the strange thing about this particular call was that this fellow had been a ghost for the last 2 years.
Nobody had any clue as to where he was or what he was doing. And now he was here in Mumbai and was suddenly calling me. I had to go see him
So, after exiting the office, I went straight to the rendezvous point where he was waiting for me.
The meeting point was a Café facing the sea on Marine Drive. It was really nice.
When I entered, I saw my friend sitting at one of the corner tables there.
And so, I went up to him and asked him how he was doing and expressed my shock as to where he had disappeared for such a long time.
On being asked this question he laughed out loud and told me that he had been preparing for the UPSC CSEs and had cut off his links with his friends and peers to focus on his IAS preparations.
He also told me that he had cleared the exam, and was now well on his way to becoming an IAS officer, but before he did so, he wanted to meet with me and some of his other friends to douse our curiosity about his disappearance.
The answer was really perplexing for me at the time.
You see, at that point, even though I was aware of what the responsibilities, IAS salaries, and power of an IAS officer were, I still didn’t entirely know what the UPSC exams were all about.
I didn’t actually know about the kind of effort one had to put in to crack the IAS exams.
Thus, It was during the next 3 – 4 hours of conversation with my friend in that café on Marine drive, that I finally understood the implications of, “preparing for the IAS”.
He also informed me that the UPSC exam dates for the year were already announced and the UPSC notification would be released soon.
After a hearty conversation, we parted ways and I went back to my place; and by the time I had laid my head to rest on the pillow that night, I was already dreaming about preparing for the IAS exam myself.
UPSC Notification 2023
As per the latest calendar the UPSC Notification 2023 will be out on 1st February 2023. The Application process will start on the same day, i.e., on 1st February 2023 and will continue till 21st February 2023.
The elaborative notification will consist of the number of vacancies, the eligibility criteria, the UPSC exam pattern, exam dates, registration start and end days and the link for the online application.
Note: The information regarding the vacancies will be available in due course.
UPSC has a very structured timeline, the notification will give you a good view of that. Other than the timeline, the notification will answer every question you may have.
The Preliminary exam is set to take place on the 28th May 2023. Following which its result will be dropped.
Afterwards, the mains examination will commence from 15th September 2023. The mains examination will be held in a combined period of 5 days.
UPSC Notification 2022
Latest Update: UPSC CSE 2022 Personality test schedule has been announced. The interviews will begin from 30th January 2023 and will go till 10th March 2023. A total of 1026 candidates have qualified for the interview.
On 2nd February 2022, UPSC released the official notification for UPSC CSE 2022. It is a comprehensive notification, which carries the total vacancies, registration start-end dates, exam dates, the eligibility criteria, the exam pattern, and of course the link for the online application.
The registration process for 861 vacancies started on 2nd February 2022 and went on till 22nd February 2022.
Following the closing of registration process, in due course the admit card for UPSC Prelims 2022 was released on 10th May 2022.
The Preliminary exam was scheduled to take place on 5th June 2022, and was conducted successfully.
Following the successful completion of the prelims, the result of the respective exam i.e., UPSC Prelims 2022, came out 22nd June 2022.
Now the next stop is the mains exam. The mains examination will be held on the following dates: 16th, 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th September 2022.
Note: Mentioning of mains examination, I’ve given a thorough breakdown of the UPSC Commerce and Management syllabus here.
Next in the line of sequence of events is the UPSC Mains Admit Card. With UPSC being a punctual body, the mains call letter always releases on time, and gives candidates appropriate time to get hold of the instructions and indeed download the hall ticket.
With that being the case, UPSC activated the admit card link of the UPSC CSE Mains 2022 on 30th August 2022.
Sequentially after the culmination of the exam, the UPSC Mains result came out on 6th December 2022. A total of 1026 candidates cleared the mains examination. To know more about the UPSC Mains Result and Cut off process, click on the given link.
The next stage would be of the Personality Test, which will commence from 30th January 2023 and will continue till 10th March 2023.
While the above information is final, UPSC made a slight change in another element of the examination. In a subsequent notification, UPSC intimated the augmentation in the total number of vacancies. A total of 150 vacancies are added to the IRMS head. The number of vacancies is now increased to 1011.
With that, we come to the end of this fairly long but hopefully informative article. My aim, here, was to provide you with valuable information pertaining to the exam dates and the detailed notification.
I guess it’s now time for me to bid you farewell and very good luck.
Source by: UPSC Notification 2023