Vacancies for normal candidates.
The number of vacancies for a normal candidate will be 857, and for IAS, there will be 180 vacancies as recommended by the Baswan Committee.
A number of attempts allowed in the UPSC exam.
UPSC has not changed the number of attempts allowed and the procedure for the same. A candidate appearing in only one paper in the IAS Prelims Exam will also be considered as an attempt in the IAS exam.
Reservation for EWS
The recent decision of Government of India to provide reservation to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) of the society will also be incorporated in the UPSC Civil Services exam.
The number of the EWS reserved seats will be around 89 out of which 18 could be of IAS. The final number of vacancies and the reserved seats will be published with the results.
Reservation will be made for candidates from ST, SC, and OBC.
No attempt relaxation for EWS category
There is no relaxation provided to the candidates belonging to the EWS category. The EWS category candidates will only have six attempts if they belong to the general category.
Interview marks of the non-recommended candidates
Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of interview/personality
A candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by the Commission.
The limited capacity of UPSC
The candidates will be allotted with the
The candidates must fill out their UPSC forms as early as possible so that they can get the centre of their choice.
Negative marking in the IAS Prelims exam will be followed as in the previous year exams.