The Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi, has invited applications for the preliminary examination of the Civil Services Examination to be held on May 26. Graduates in any discipline or those who have appeared for the final degree examination and waiting for results may apply. Applicants must have attained the age of 21; the upper age limit is 30 as on August 1, 2013. Last date: April 4; www.upsc.gov.in

Christian Medical College, Vellore, has invited applications for its entrance examination to be held on May 17 across the country for admission to MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing and allied health sciences courses. Last date: April 2; http:// admissions.cmcvellore.ac.in

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Re search (IISER), Bhopal, has invited applications for admission to its integrated Ph.D. programme in Mathematics.

Those with a degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Technology with at least 60 per cent marks or appearing for the final qualifying examination may apply. Last date: April 22; www.iiserb.ac.in or www. iiserb.ac.in/academics-office- acad.admission.html.

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, has invited applications for admission to Ph.D. programmes in various disciplines of Agricultural Sciences. Last date: April 3. The entrance test will be held on June 9. www.iari.res.in

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, has invited applications for admission to its various programmes. Selection is through entrance tests. Last date: April 5. Apply online through www.bhuonline.in

Gopakumar Karakonam