New Delhi: Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2016 on August 07, 2016.
This Preliminary Examination will be common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination, and will act as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.
The examination will be held at 72 centers across the country, in accordance with the rules of Civil Services Examination notified in the Official Gazette on April 27 by the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India and the Rules of Indian Forest Service Examination notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forest in the Official Gazette on April 27.
Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission's Website Upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of application. The commencement of filling online applications has been started from April 27 and would conclude on May 27.
For details regarding the Syllabus and Scheme of the Examination, Centers of Examination, Guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must visit the Commission's Website.
While submitting the online applications for the Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, the candidates will have the option to choose either the Civil Services or the Indian Forest Service or both. Therefore, before exercising their options, applicants may carefully read and understand the eligibility and other criteria contained in the detailed notices of both the Civil Services [Examination] 2016 and Indian Forest Service Examination 2016 which are available on the aforementioned Website of the Commission.