UPSC CSE 2024 Notification Released, but there is a drop in Vacancies

Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) has announced the Civil Services Examination 2024 (UPSC Exam 2024) for several posts. For the current year, 1056 vacancy posts for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) and 150 posts for IFOS have been announced.

Back in 2014, the highest number of vacancies was announced for UPSC Examinations (CSE), But gradually the number of vacancies has been decreasing, and the examination committee has responded to it.


During 2023 around 1105 posts were available which was a good number considering the global circumstances.

In 2022, there were 1,011 vacancies, but in 2021, it was 712 and it raised to 796 in 2020.

Compared to previous years, the drop in number of vacancies is observable.

UPSC (CSE) Examination Dates

Candidates can apply for this examination on the official website, and the last day for the application is March 5, 2024.

As we are all aware, UPSC is conducted in three phases Prelims, Mains and Personality Test.

The first phase is UPSC Prelims which have the objective type of questions and will be on
May 26, 2024.

If the candidate passes the first phase, he or she will be eligible to take the next phase which is UPSC Mains which will be held on the 26th of September continuously for five days. This exam will have descriptive type of questions.

Candidates passing the second phase will reach the final round which is the interview where the personality test will happen. Upon clearing this interview, candidates will be selected for the job post.

Candidates have 6 attempts to clear this UPSC exam in one go. If the candidate is SC, ST relaxation in the number of attempts will be given. Similarly, OBC and PwBD candidates will have 9 attempts to clear this exam.

UPSC Vacancies: Number of Vacancies UPSC had for the past 10 years

UPSC Vacancies history from 2014 to 2024

Looking at these data, we can say that the number of posts was better during 2014-2017 under the ruling of the present government after 2020 the posts increased in small numbers.

Upon bringing attention to the Examination Committee and UPSC, it has responded by saying that many Indian youths aim and dream of being Civil Service Officers, the candidates to attend the CSE exam were really large in number from 2014 to 2017 and thus there were many openings in the Commission. But thereafter, there was a huge downfall in the number of people interested in taking UPSC, Considering the example of the year 2022, a total of 11.5 lakh people applied for the exam, but only 50% of them have attended the exam. Continuous downfall in the number of people interested in UPSC is the main reason for this decrease in post availability.

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