UPSC Civil Services 2024 registration ends on 6th March


On March 5th, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced an extension of the registration deadline for the Civil Services Examinations (CSE) 2024. The official statement revealed that the registration deadline has been prolonged until March 6th at 6:00 PM.

Prospective candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply online through the official website –

“The deadline for submission for CS(P)-IFoS(P)-2024 has been extended until 06-03-2024 (6:00 PM),” stated the official website.

As per the official notification released in mid-February, the UPSC CSE prelims exam is scheduled for May 26, 2024, while the mains exams are slated to occur from September 20, spanning five days.

Despite announcing 1,056 vacancies for the civil services exam this year, the number marks a decrease from last year’s 1,105 vacancies, and it was 712 in 2021 and 796 in 2020.

Eligibility Criteria:

According to UPSC, candidates must be at least 21 years old and not more than 32 years old as of August 1, 2024. In other words, candidates should have been born between August 2, 1992, and August 1, 2003, to qualify for the CSE 2024 exam.

Furthermore, candidates must hold a graduate degree from a university incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament. Alternatively, they should possess an equivalent qualification recognized under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, to be eligible for the UPSC CSE 2024 exam.