Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination – 2016 Common Preliminary Examination
The 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, 2016 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, 2016.
Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission’s Websitewww.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of application. Thecommencement of filling online applications shall start from April 27, 2016 and conclude on May 27, 2016 [till 11.59 PM].
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 www.upsc.gov.in or www.upsconline.nic.in and refer to the Notices of the above mentioned two examinations.
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.