UPSC Civil Services 2023: 1105 vacancies notified, highest in 7 years

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Posted on February 2, 2023


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UPSC Civil Services 2023

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today released the notification for the Civil Services 2023 exam. The commission has declared 1105 vacancies this year, the most in the previous seven years. In 2016, the commission advertised 1209 posts after which the number of vacancies continued to decline until last year.

The Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), Group “A,” added a total of 150 vacancies in 2021, which vacancies were increased 861 to 1011.

As per the notification, the Government had decided to recruit 150 personnel in the Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS), Group ‘A’ through the Civil Services Examination- 2022. Accordingly, the Government (Department of Personnel & Training) has issued the notification effecting inclusion of the IRMS, Group ‘A’ in the list of Services for recruitment through the Civil Services Examination-2022.

It is to be noted that the government had earlier discontinued the inclusion of IRMS in civil services in 2019 and has decided to conduct this exam through the engineering services exam. As a result, the number of vacancies had dropped by 150-200 posts.

With government’s decision to conduct IRMS through Civil Services in 2022, the number of vacant posts has peaked to its 10 year record. UPSC conducts the civil services exam to recruit group A and B level officers at key government posts in Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Revenue Services (IRS) among others. The exam is conducted in three stages – preliminary, main and personality test.