UPSC: Government to recruit 980 officers in 2017 via Civil Services Exam

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Indian Government will recruit 980 officers to fill up vacant slots in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) via Civil Services Exam 2017. This year, the number of vacancies seemed to have gone down when compared to the previous couple of years. The following are the number of vacancies that were reported for recruitments in Civil Services Exam according to the past 5 years.


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Over 980 vacancies, including 27 vacancies for the physically handicapped category, will be filled this year in 2017 for Civil Service jobs.  

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UPSC notification says “The final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from cadre controlling authorities. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the government,”.

Every year there are thousands of candidates who appear for the Civil Services examination, which is conducted once in every year. The selection procedure for Civil Services exam is categorized into three stages, (i) Preliminary stage (ii) Written (Main) Examination and (iii) Interview. Candidates who clear all three stages will get posted in different Central Services such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.  The results for UPSC Civil Services exams can be accessed from the website, Get all your UPSC results, here.

For the past three years, CS preliminary exam were conducted on the month of August unlike this year, where the preliminary examination for Civil Services (CS) has been rescheduled to June 18 in lieu of August.

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