UPSC Full Form – What is the Full Form of UPSC?

Every year UPSC conducts exams like Civil Services Exam (CSE) to recruit candidates into top government services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc. UPSC recruits candidates to both civil services, defence services and other central services.

UPSC Full Form

UPSC = Union Public Service Commission

What are the exams conducted by UPSC?

  • Civil Services Examination (CSE)
  • Engineering Services Examination (ESE).
  • Indian Forestry Services Examination (IFoS).
  • Central Armed Police Forces Examination (CAPF).
  • Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS).
  • Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination.
  • Combined Medical Services (CMS).
  • Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam (SCRA).
  • Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for selection of Assistant Commandant. (Executive) in CISF.
  • National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (I).
  • National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination – NDA & NA (II).
  • Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (I).
  • Combined Defense Services Exam – CDS (II).

UPSC Civil Services Examinations are conducted in three stages which are as follows:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Interview

List of services offered by UPSC

Following are the services which one gets on qualifying for the Civil Service Examination conducted by UPSC.

All India Services:

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)

Central Services (Group A):

  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA & AS)
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  • Indian Trade Service (ITS)

Group B Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHCS)
  • Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil and Police Service (DANICS & DANIPS)
  • Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)
  • Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)


Q 1. What is the full form of UPSC?
Ans. Union Public Service Commission.

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