UPSC: Civil Services Exam Dates

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2017 notification has been released by the UPSC. The Examination is conducted in three stages. The entire process takes almost an year:

Stage I - Preliminary Examination (usually conducted in August, results by October)
Stage II - Main Examination (usually conducted around December, results by April)
Stage III - Interview (usually conducted over April/ May, final results announced a few days before the next preliminary exam)

The dates for the exam are:

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  • Online application for preliminary exam: 22 February - 17 March, 2017 (till 6.00 p.m.)
  • Date of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2017: 18 June, 2017
  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2017 results: By October, 2017
  • Civil Services (Main) Exam 2016: from 28 October, 2017
  • Interview/Personality test for selected candidates of Civil Services 2016 : March 20, 2017 (tentative)

The time table for the Mains exams that were held from 18 - 23 December, 2016:

 

 9 am - 12 noon

2 pm - 5 pm

18 December, 2016

Paper‐I (Essay)

Paper‐B (English)

19 December, 2016

Paper‐II (General Studies‐I)

Paper‐III (General Studies‐II)

21 December, 2016

Paper‐IV (General Studies‐III)

Paper‐V (General Studies‐IV)

22 December, 2016

Paper‐A  (Indian Language)

No Paper

23 December, 2016

Paper‐VI  (Optional Paper‐I)

Paper‐VII (Optional Paper‐II)


Application Forms

Interested candidates can apply online for the exam by filling up the detailed online application form. Please note that candidates applying for the Indian Forest Service Examination also have to fill this common application form.

Make sure you carefully go through the instructions for filling up the form.

The application fee is Rs. 100. All female candidates and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/ Physically Handicapped category candidates don't need to pay the application fee. This does not apply to Other Backward Classes (OBS) candidates.

The application is free for physically disabled candidates as well, provided that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for medical fitness for appointment to various posts/services.

 

 9 am - 12 noon

2 pm - 5 pm

18 December, 2015

Paper‐I (Essay)

Paper‐B (English)

19 December, 2015

Paper‐II (General Studies‐I)

Paper‐III (General Studies‐II)

21 December, 2015

Paper‐IV (General Studies‐III)

Paper‐V (General Studies‐IV)

22 December, 2015

Paper‐A  (Indian Language)

No Paper

23 December, 2015

Paper‐VI  (Optional Paper‐I)

Paper‐VII (Optional Paper‐II)

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