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which exams are conducted by UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India conducts a wide range of examinations for recruitment to various government services and posts. Here is a list of some of the prominent exams conducted by UPSC!

  1. Civil Services Examination (CSE):

    • Commonly known as the IAS exam, it includes the recruitment of candidates for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and other Group A and Group B services.
  2. Indian Forest Service Examination (IFoS):

    • This exam is conducted in conjunction with the Civil Services Examination to recruit candidates for the Indian Forest Service.
    • The Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers work primarily in the field of forest and wildlife management, conservation, and environmental protection.
  3. Engineering Services Examination (ESE):

    • Also known as the Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam, it is conducted to recruit engineers for various government departments (e.g. Railways) and organizations.
  4. Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS):

    • CDS is conducted for entry into the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers' Training Academy (OTA).
  5. National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA):

    • This exam is for admission to the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA).
  6. Indian Economic Service (IES) Examination:

    • IES exam recruits economists for various government departments and ministries.
  7. Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination:

    • ISS exam is conducted for the recruitment of statisticians for government departments and ministries.
  8. Combined Medical Services Examination (CMS):

    • CMS is conducted to recruit medical officers in various central government services, including the Indian Railways, Indian Ordnance Factories, and others.
  9. Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Examination:

    • CAPF exam recruits candidates for Assistant Commandant positions in paramilitary forces like the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), and others.
  10. Combined GeoScientists Examination:

    • This exam is for recruitment in the Geological Survey of India, government departments and agencies responsible for groundwater resource assessment and management, water resources, agriculture, and environmental management.
    • It recruits geologists, geophysicists, chemists, and hydrogeologists for various government departments.
  11. Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA) Examination:

    • SCRA was conducted to recruit candidates for the Indian Railways in the mechanical engineering department.
  12. Assistant Commandant in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Examination:

    • This exam recruits Assistant Commandants in the CISF.
  13. UPSC Section Officers/Stenographers (Grade B/Grade I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination:

    • This exam is for promotion to the Section Officer (Grade-I) and Stenographer (Grade-B/Grade-I) positions in various ministries and departments.

Please note that UPSC may conduct additional examinations or make changes to the existing ones over time. You can get latest updates at https://upsc.gov.in/examinations/exam-calendar

Published on: Sep 11, 2023, 01:44 AM  


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