UPSC Full Form

What is the Full Form of UPSC in English?

The Abbreviation UPSC Stands for Union Public Service Commission. It is a central agency responsible for conducting national-level public service exams. UPSC also looks after the recruitment, appointment, transfer, and recruitments rules of the All India Public Services. The agency has its charter granted under the Indian Constitution. It works on consultation with the government on matters of transfer, appointment, and disciplinary issues. The agency has found a chairman in Arvind Saxena since 2018. It has set up its headquarters at Dholpur House in New Delhi.

Let us Look Back at the History of UPSC:

The agency of the UPSC Full Form was established on 1st October 1926, under the chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. It has found its origin in the Royal Commission's proposition of forming a Public Service Commission. Under the British rule, this commission was named as the Federal Public Service Commission. After India got her independence, the Federal Public Service Commission took the name of Union Public Service Commission that is the Full Form of UPSC. On 26th January 1950, it got its special position in the Constitution of India.


What Comes Under the Umbrella of UPSC:

As the Abbreviation of Union Public Service Commission suggests, the agency is responsible for all union and all India public services. Let us see a few of the sectors that the UPSC can recruit for:

  • Civil Service Examination

  • Naval Academy Examination

  • Special Class Railway Apprentice

  • Indian Forest Service examination

  • Combined Defence Services Examination 

  • National Defence Academy Examination

  • Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination


Some of the members of the UPSC:

The UPSC Acronym is run by a cadet of chosen members holding vital positions in the agency. Some of the current members are:

  • Indian Postal Service - Under chairman Arvind Saxena 

  • IPS - Bhim Sain Bassi

  • Indian Air Force - Air Marshal Ajit Bhonsle

  • IAS - Smita Nagaraj, Bharat Bhusan Vyas, M. Sathiyavathi, Rajiv Choubey


Knowing About the UPSC exam:

The UPSC Full Form suggests the agency to conduct civil service exams with the following criteria:

  • Age - The minimum age has to be 22. While the maximum age for the general category is 32 years, for OBC is 35 years. For SC/ST, it is set to be 37 years. There are other age limits for various different categories under the UPSC Civil Service examination.

  • Nationality - Citizens of India, Nepal, subject of Bhutan, Tibetan refugees who have settled in India before 1962, Indian citizens formerly migrated to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, and other select countries can appear on the examination.

  • Education - Aspirant must have a degree from a recognized university, correspondence education, Open University or any equivalent facility recognised by the Indian Government.

You will get a chance to appear for the exam 6 times if you are from a general category. If under OBC, you will get 9 attempts and unlimited attempts till the age of 37 are given to SC/ST candidates.

So, now buckle up your seat belts and get ready to serve the country.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: Is UPSC and IAS same?

Ans: UPSC is abbreviated as Union Public Service Commission. IAS is abbreviated as an Indian police service. For the compensation of IAS, IPS, IFS and IES it is necessary to attempt the examination of the civil service conducted by the Commission of the public service of the Union.

Q2: Which is the highest post in UPSC?

Ans: The highest post in the State is that of the Chief Secretary. At the top of the hierarchy of IAS officers is the Cabinet Secretary in the union government. If you are a general merit candidate, you must be well within Rank 90 to get into IAS.

Q3: What is the Salary of UPSC?

Ans: Aspirants can check the salary structure of the most sought after post of the UPSC Exam. The basic per month salary of an IAS officer starts at Rs. 56,100(TA, DA and HRA are extra) and can go on to reach Rs. 2,500,00 for a Cabinet Secretary.