UPSC Civil Services Examination 2012 Prelims Exam

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Civil Services Examination (Preliminary Exam) 2012

Union Public Service Commission will hold Preliminary Examinations on 20th May 2012 for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below:
(Last Date: 5th March 2012)

1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
2. Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
3. Indian Police Service (IPS).
4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
15. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Gr. III).
19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

How To Apply:
Candidate have to Apply Online at:
Detailed Instructions for filling up Online Application Forms are available at the above mentioned website.

(i.) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2012, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1982 and not later than 1st August, 1991.
(ii.) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable for SC/ST/OBC and other categories please see the UPSC Examination Notice for more details at:

The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the
Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an
Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
For more details please refer the UPSC Examination Notice.

No. Of Attempts:
The no. of attempts allowed to the candidates of various categories who are eligible is as follows:
(i.) General – 4 Attempts
(ii.) Physically Challenged – 7 Attempts
(iii.) OBC – 7 Attempts
(iv.) SC/ST – Unlimited Attempts
For more details please refer the UPSC Examination Notice.

LAST DATE: 5th March 2012

Application Fee:
Candidates (except Female/SC/ST/PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of
Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

For complete details regarding the Choice of Examination Centers, Syllabus and detailed eligibility criteria, please visit:
The UPSC Examination Notice at:
Frequently Asked Questions at UPSC Website:
For Complete Instructions For Filling Online Application Form, please visit:

Wish You All The Best !!

12 thoughts on “UPSC Civil Services Examination 2012 Prelims Exam

    • Hi,
      I think there is a typing error on the UPSC website, the original application fee is Rs 50 even though it is showing Rs 25,
      bhai ye sarkari website hai….. galtiyaan to hoti rehti hain.. 😛

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