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UPSC Full Form: Union Public service commission

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UPSC full form or meaning is Union Public service commission.

UPSC i.e. Union Public Service Commission is the largest central authority in India, whose job is to conduct a centralized exam for selection in public service commission such as IAS, IPS, IRS etc.

It is one of the largest recruitment agency of the Government of India, which annually selects some of the most talented and sharp students from the crowd of millions of applications for different posts of the public service.

Apart from this, UPSC is also consulted on matters related to promotion and transfer of civil service personnel as well as any disciplinary matters involving civil servants in civil services in any civil subject.


upsc full form
UPSC full form


UPSC was established on 1 October 1926 and since then it has been doing recruitment and other work for the Public Service Commission as an independent body.

UPSC is also considered to be the toughest competitive exam in India, in which if a student qualifies then he/she has to take more than 32 hours of the exam on a different stage.

Various civil services recruitment by UPSC

UPSC recruits 24 different central public services every year, some of which are as follows-

  • IAS– Indian Administrative service
  • IPS– Indian Police Service
  • IRS- Indian Revenue service
  • IFS- Indian Foreign service
  • IES- Indian Engineering services
  • CDS- Combined defence services
  • ICLS- Indian corporate Law Service
  • IPoS- Indian Postal Service
  • IDES- Indian difference estate service
  • IIS- Indian Informative Service

Eligibility for UPSC-


If a student wants to write UPSC exam then he must be a citizen of India.


The age of the student should be at least 21 years and not more than 32 years
However, according to the category, OBC and SC-ST category students also get the maximum age relaxation of 5 to 6 years.

Educational qualification-

Students must have graduated from any stream.

No. of attempts- 

Any student can appear a maximum of 6 times in UPSC exams.


Stages of UPSC exam-

This competitive exam has the following 3 stages-


The first exam of UPSC is Preliminary, which consists of 2 objective type papers of 200 marks each.

Paper 1- 

Knowledge of current events of the candidates under Paper One as well as History of India, Indian National Movement, Geography of India and the World, Indian Political System, Indian Panchayat Raj System, Indian Economics, World Economic, Indian Social Movements, Environment etc. knowledge is tested.

Paper 2-

Paper-2 tests the communication skills of the candidates as well as communication, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision making, basic numeracy, problem-solving, English language comprehension skills and mental ability.


The point to be noted here is that the score of the prelims exam is not to be taken into consideration while making merit, all the students are required to qualify the prelims exam in order to appear the mains exam.


The second stage of UPSC exam is Mains, and the students who qualify the prelims exam get the opportunity to write Mains exam, this exam is of 2000 marks which consist of 9 subjective papers.

Personal Interview-

Students who also perform well in the Mains exam are called for a personal interview, the final merit list is made based on the score of mains and personal interview.

When the final merit list is made after all the three-stage exams are done, then it is decided that what post will a student get under the civil service.

Contact details of UPSC

The headquarter of UPSC is located in Delhi and its contact details are as follows-

Office address-

Union Public service commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069

Phone number-


Email ID-






Are UPSC and IAS are same?

UPSC is an authorized central agency which conducts exams for different types of civil services posts such as IAS, IPS, IRS etc.

While IAS i.e. Indian Administrative Service is a post of Public Service Commission, which is considered to be the best of all posts of the Public Service Commission.

Is the UPSC exam tough?

UPSC exam is not only India but one of the most prestigious and difficult exams in the world

Students preparing for this exam have to work hard, and it has often been seen that students who prepare for this exam spend more than 15 hours every day on the preparation of this exam.

Other famous full forms of UPSC-

UPSC- United Public service commission– in terms of commission
UPSC- Urban planning society of China– Planning commission in China
UPSC- Un Predictable service commission– funny among Indian students preparing for public service


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