Highlights of the UPSC 2023

Preparing for the Civil Service Examination can be very stressful, as it is one of the most competitive examinations that is conducted in the country. The examination has been conducted in India since 1922. The current examination conducting body, i.e., the Union Public Service Commission, has recently released the notification for the UPSC 2023 examination.

According to the information mentioned in the notification, which was released on February 1, 2023, the Civil Service Examination registration application submission portal will remain open till February 21, 2023.

Candidates who will successfully qualify for all three rounds of the Civil Service examination, i.e., the prelims, mains and last personality test/interview, will be considered for a job post at the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

Overlook at UPSC 2023

Name of the ExaminationCivil Services Exam (UPSC CSE Exam | UPSC Civils)
Exam LevelAll India/National Level
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Exam ModeOffline/Pen and paper mode
Number of vacancies in Civil Services 2023861 out which 37 have been reserved for people with benchmark disability  
EligibilityThe Civil Services age limit for Indian Citizens is between 21-32 years.  
Number of Attempts●      6 attempts are allowed for General Category aspirants in UPSC Civil Services. Candidates who belong to SC/ST category can apply as many times till the age of 37.9 attempts are allowed for candidates who belong to the OBC category.    
Civil Service Exam 2021 Dates●      UPSC Civil Services Prelims –  May 28, 2023 ●      UPSC Civil Services Mains – September 15, 2023  

How to Register for the UPSC 2023?

Mentioned below is the procedure to follow for the UPSC 2023 examination.

  • Go to the UPSC website’s official application page (upsconline.nic.in)
  • Open the UPSC Civil Services Exam Link.
  • Select “Fill Part-I Registration.”
  • Use the registration number to complete Part-II Registration after it has been generated.
  • When finished, click “Submit.”

Preparation for the UPSC 2023

The UPSC exam is a very competitive exam, and therefore, it’s very important to have a strong strategy in order to mark yourself on the ranking list. Stick yourself to limited resources to avoid any sort of confusion, but also make sure that your research is very thorough and to the point, and for that, you require to study from trusted sources only, like Yojana magazine.

The Publication division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, publishes Yojana magazine on a monthly basis. It discusses various economic problems. Try not to stick to the headlines; rather, study the foundation of the story and then the current scenarios.

Which Books Can I refer to Prepare for the UPSC 2023?

UPSC Prelims

Below mentioned are the books that you can refer to if you are preparing for UPSC preliminary exam


  • India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
  • NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)


  • Certificate Physical Geography – G. C. Leong
  • NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
  • NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
  • World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)

Indian Polity

  • Indian Polity – M. Laxmikanth


  • Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania
  • Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri

International Relations

  • NCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)
  • Current Affairs


  • Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R. S. Aggarwal

Solved Papers

  • IAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers – Vishal Publications

UPSC Mains

Below mentioned are the books that you can refer to if you are preparing for UPSC mains exam

History, Indian Heritage & Culture [GS Paper 1]

  • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • India after Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra
  • Ancient India by R.S. Sharma

Geography [GS Paper 1]

  • Geography of India by Majid Husain
  • World Geography by Majid Husain
  • World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G. C. Leong
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11

Polity & International Relations [GS Paper 2]

  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu
  • International Relations: Pushpesh Pant

Economy [GS Paper 3]

  • Indian Economy – Nitin Singhania
  • Environment and Disaster Management – Tata McGraw Hill
  • Challenges to Internal Security of India – Ashok Kumar

Ethics [GS Paper 4]

  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination by Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary

Solved Papers

  • IAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers – Vishal Publications
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