While the 2013 Prelims exam results will be announced any time now, the gap for the next exam will be more than one year and candidates who fail to make it this time will have to spend at least three months longer now.
The schedule for Civil Services Examination 2014 as per the UPSC calendar specifies that the notification for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014 would be released on May 17, 2014 and the last date for receipt of application will be June 16, 2014.
The calendar shows that the Preliminary Examination 2014 would be held on August 24, 2014.
It also shows a major shift from holding it in the month of May to August now, which means there will be no gap between final selection and the joining date.
As is the practice, the Preliminary Examination 2014 would continue to be combined examination for screening candidates for both Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Services Examination 2014.
The Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014 would commence from December 14, 2014. This year it would be held from Dec.1, 2013.
The schedule for Civil Services Examination 2014 is as follows:
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014
DATE OF NOTIFICATION 17.05.2014
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS 16.06.2014
DATE OF EXAMINATION 24.08.2014
DURATION OF EXAMINATION 1 DAY
Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATION 14.12.2014
DURATION OF EXAMINATION 5 DAYS