The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2006
on 14th May, 2006 for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and certain other Group 'A' and Group 'B' Central Services/Posts. The examination will be held at various centres across the country.
Salient features of the examination are published herein. For details regarding the Syllabus and Scheme of the examination, Centres of examination, Guidelines for filling up the application form etc. aspirants must consult the detailed Notice of the examination published in the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar dated 3rd December, 2005.
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
(a) Age Limits
Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years on 1st st August, 2006.
The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.
(b) Educational Qualifications
Degree of a recognised University or an equivalent qualification.
(c) Physical Standards
Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in Appendix-Ill of Rules for the Civil Services Examination, 2006 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 3rd December, 2005.
(d) Number of Attempts
The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will be as follows:-
(i) General Category - Four
(ii) Other Backward Classes - Seven
(iii) Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) - No Limit
The candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-Ill of the Notice published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty) only. Each such Form can be used only once and only for one examination.
In case of any difficulty in obtaining the Application Forms from the designated HPOs/ POs the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC's "Form Supply Monitoring Cell" over Telephone No. 011-23389366 / FAX No. 011 -23387310.
Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only, SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of Fees (OBC candidates are required to pay full fees).
ADDRESS AND LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
All applications must reach the "Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069" either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 2nd January, 2006.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in the Notice, the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (Not by Hand or by Courier) is 9th January, 2006.
FACILITATION COUNTER AND WEBSITE FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near 'C' Gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543on working days between10.00 hrs and17.00 hrs.
The Commission also has a Website : http://www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.