About Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):

The UPSC is an independent central government agency responsible for recruitment to select the best individuals to work as officers in various wings of the government.

About Civil Services Examination (CSE):

The Civil Services Examination is an All India Competitive Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruiting IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS (Income Tax & Customs) and other central service officers. The examination consists of three stages – Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination and Interview.

The Preliminary Examination is, generally, held in June and the Main Examination in the month of September/October of every year. The interview is held in the month of April and Final results are published in the month of May every year.