The full form of UPSC is Union Public Service Commission. It was established on 26 October 1950. Earlier it was termed as PSC only. PSC abbreviated as Public Service Commission and was established on 1 October 1926 and later in 1950 became UPSC. The body is completely related to the government and provides services only in the government sector. Their head offices are in Delhi, addressed as UPSC Bhavan, Shahjahan Rd, UPSC, Man Singh Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110069.

The official website of UPSC is:


  • Civil Services Exam (CSE)
  • Special Class Railway Parikchu (SCRA)
  • Engineering Service Examination (ESC)
  • Combined Defense Service Exam (CDSE)
  • National Defense Exam (NDA)
  • Indian Forest Service (IFS)
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

Exams Conducted by UPSC for Selection into Defense services

  • National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (I).
  • National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (II).
  • Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (I).
  • Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (II).

UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE)

Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the most popular exams conducted by UPSC. It is widely known as the ‘IAS exam’ even though CSE is a common exam to recruit candidates to about 24 top government services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc.

UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) consists of 3 stages. The stages are:

  • Preliminary Exam (objective)
  • Main Exam (written)
  • Interview (personality test)

The exam window extends over a year (from June month of a year to June month next year when the results are announced).

Interesting Facts about UPSC

  • The Commission consists of a maximum of 11 members, including the Chairman.
  • The Union Public Service Commission has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India.
  • UPSC traces its origin to the first Public Services Commission established in 1926 and the Federal Public Services Commission established in 1935.
  • UPSC conducts exams to recruit candidates to both civil services as well as defense services.

UPSC Online Application

If you are a UPSC aspirant, then the most important thing is that you should know where to apply for UPSC Exams? You need to apply online.

There is a website for UPSC online applications –

UPSC Exam Results

Results of all exams conducted by UPSC as well as notifications for future exams will be published on the homepage of the official website itself. For future reference, you can check the same from the UPSC different sectors on the naukripakad website:


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