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Admit Card For Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination released

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Important Dates for Civil Services Examination  2018
Date of notification  07.02.2018
Last date for receipt of applications  06. 03. 2018
Date of commencement of exam
03.06.2018 (Sunday)


The Civil Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India, an autonomous entity established in 1950 under Article 315 of the Constitution of India. Every year, the UPSC conducts examinations for recruitment to the Indian Civil Service for posts given below

 Indian Administrative Service
 India Foreign Service
 Indian Police Service
Group A
 Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service
 Indian Audit and Accounts Service
 Indian Revenue service (Customs and Central Excise) Service
 Indian Defence Accounts Service
 Indian Revenue Service(I.T.)
 Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
 Indian Postal Service
 Indian Civil Accounts Service
 Indian Railway Traffic Service
 Indian Railway Accounts Service
 Indian Railway Personnel Service
 Posts of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force (RPF)
 Indian Defence Estates Service
 Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)

 Indian Trade Service (Gr. III)
 Indian Corporate Law Service
Group - B

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service

Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service

Pondicherry Civil Service

Pondicherry Police Service

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected
to be approximately 782 which includes 32 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category,
i.e. 13 vacancies for candidates of (a) blindness and low vision; 8 Vacancies for (b) deaf and hard of hearing; 9 Vacancies for (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; and 2 Vacancies for (e) multiple disabilities.

Plan of Examination
The examination is conducted in  two stages
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination;
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview)
Applications  are  now  invited  for  the  Civil  Services  (Preliminary)  Examination  only.
Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be made available to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in September, 2018.
(iii) Those who are selected in the main examination are eligible to appear before the Interview Board.

Civil Services Aptitude test(CSAT)
CSAT shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

The Main Written Examination is only for candidates who have been short listed through the Preliminary CSAT Written Examination. This exam consists of seven papers. Paper on Indian languages (250 marks), English (300 marks), General Studies–I(Indian Heritage and Culture,History and Geography of the World
and Society)(
250Marks), General Studies (three papers each of 250 marks) and any two optional subjects chosen by the candidate (each having two papers of 250 marks each) and a Personality Test (275 Marks).
Languages are: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam,Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

Optional Subjects for the Main Examination: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce & Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology, Literature of one of the following languages:

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi,Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Santhali,Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English. 
Successful candidates in the Main Examination are required to appear for an mentioned above for Interview, which is the final stage of selection.
Eligibility Criteria

i. Only Indian nationals are eligible for IAS and IPS.
ii. For other services a candidate can be either of the following:

      a. a citizen of India,
      b. a subject of Nepal,
      c. a subject of Bhutan,
      d. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
      e. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire or Zambia with the intention of permanently settling in India. Candidates belonging to either categories of b., c., d. or e., must produce an eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India. Those who belong to either of b., c., or d., categories are not eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

Educational Qualifications

    * A degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be a Deemed University under the UGC Act, 1956, or an equivalent qualification.
    * Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the qualifying examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. All such candidates who qualify to appear for the Civil Services Main Examination must produce proof of having passed the said examination along with their application for the Main Examination.
    * The UPSC may in exceptional cases treat a candidate without the foregoing requisite qualification as an eligible candidate if he / she has passed an examination conducted by other institutions, the standard of which justifies his / her admission in the opinion of the Commission.
    * Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
    * Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination. However they must submit along with their Main Examination application, a certificate from the concerned authority of the University / Institution that they have passed the final professional medical examination. At the Interview stage they must then produce a certificate from a competent authority that they have completed (including internship) all the requirements for the award of the Medical Degree.

Age Limit
i. A candidate must have attained 21 years and not be over 32 years on 1st August 2018 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1986 and not later than 1st August, 1997
ii. The upper age limit is relaxed in specific cases as mentioned below:

      a. upto a maximum of 5 years if the candidate belongs to SC/ST.
      b. upto a maximum of 3 years if the candidate belongs to Other Backward Classes.
      c. upto a maximum of 5 years if the candidate had been domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989.
      d. upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled during hostilities with foreign countries or in a disturbed area and consequently released.
      e. upto a maximum of 5 years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on August 1 of the year of examination and have been released:
          - on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from August 1 of the year of examination) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
          - on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or
          - on invalidment.
      f. upto a maximum of 5 years in the case of ECOs / SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment (5 years Military Service) as on August 1 of the year of examination and whose assignment has been extended beyond 5 years. Such candidates will have to provide a certificate from the Ministry of Defence stating that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on a notice of 3 months, upon selection, from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
      g. upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates. 

Number of attempts :
(a) Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination. Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible. for more information visit upsc.gov.in

How to Apply :
Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the abovementioned website.

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ ST/PH Candidates who are exempted
from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred
only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net
banking facility of State Bank of India / State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank
of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of
Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Exam Dates and Schedule
Tentative dates are

Notification of Examination                               


Last Date of Receipt of Application Form             

Last week of JUNE

Date of Preliminary Examination                        


Declaration of Results                                           

Month of OCTOBER

Examination Centres































Panaji (Goa)








Port Blair











For More Details visit : http://upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification_CSP_2018_Engl.pdf



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