• UPSC is a constitutional body that conducts the prestigious civil services examination.
  • It has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution of India and consists of a Chairman and ten Members, who are appointed and removed by President.
  • The chairman and members of the Commission hold office for a term of six years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  • Article 316 of Constitution deals with appointment and term of office of members.