The Union Public Service Commission will hold the CivilServices (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 on 26th May, 2013. 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 various centres across the country, in accordance with the rules of Civil Services Examination notified in the official gazette extraordinary on 5th of March, 2013 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 extraordinary on 5th of March, 2013.

Candidates are required to apply through online mode in the Commissionís website No other mode is allowed for submission of application. The commencement of filling online application has commenced on 5th March, 2013 and will conclude on 4th April, 2013 [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 login Commissionís website
refer to the notices of the above mentioned two examinations.

Candidates may note that there are some changes in the scheme of Civil Services [Main] Examination and also in the scheme of Indian Forest Service Examination. While for the Civil Services Examination, it is in the basic content of the Main Written Examination wherein changes have been made by the government, in the Indian Forest Service Examination, a preliminary examination has been introduced as a mode of screening candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.

While submitting online applications for Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, the candidates will have the option to choose either the Civil Services or 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, 2013 and Indian Forest Service Examination ,2013 which are available in the website of the Commission.

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