UPSC Notification 2017-18

By | August 15, 2017

Union Public Services Commission conducts examination for various services such as Civil Services, IFS, NDA, CDS, SCRA etc. The civil services examination is conducted for recruitment to central and all India services like Indian Administrative Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service etc.

In this article, you can find the complete details about UPSC Exams 2017-2018. To understand the schedule, examination pattern and other general instructions, read through. The schedule is as per the UPSC Notification.

UPSC Examination Schedule

Exam Name

Notification Date

Last Date to Apply

Exam Date


Engineering Services


27th Sep 2017

23rd Oct 2017

7th Jan 2018

1 Day


8th Nov 2017

4th Dec 2017

4th Feb 2018

1 Day


6th Dec 2017

29th Dec 2017

4th Mar 2018

1 Day

NDA & NA (I)

10th Jan 2018

5th Feb 2018

22nd Apr 2018

1 Day


21st Mar 2018

16th Apr 2018

26th June 2018

3 Days


21st Mar 2018

16th Mar 2018

29th June 2018

3 Days

Engineering Services (Main)

1st July 2018

1 Day

Civil Services Prelims (CSAT)/IFS Prelims

7th Feb 2018

6th Mar 2018

3rd Jun 2018

1 Day


25th Apr 2018

21st May 2018

12th Aug 2018

1 Day


11th Apr 2018

7th July 2018

22nd July 2018

1 Day


6th June 2018

2dn July 2018

9th Sep 2018

1 Day

Civil Services Main

1st Oct 2018

5 Days


8th Aug 2018

3rd Sep 2018

18th Nov 2018

1 Day

IFS Main

2nd Dec 2018

10 Days


12th Sep 2018

5th Oct 2018

15th Dec 2018

2 Days

UPSC Exam is one of the toughest examinations and it tests a candidate’s knowledge, analytical ability, consistency, patience and overall personality.

General instructions with respect to the Civil Services Examination

  • Read the eligibility criteria thoroughly before you apply for the civil services examination to understand the age limit, number of attempts, nationality, educational qualifications etc.
  • The exam is divided into three different levels. First being the preliminary examination with two papers of objective type questions.
  • Note that only appearing for the prelims will be counted as an attempt. Failure to attend the prelims despite registration is not counted as an attempt.
  • Candidates who qualify the preliminary examination are required to appear for the descriptive type test, i.e. civil services mains examination.
  • The interview is the final stage of the whole examination process.
  • Candidates who manage to make it to the final rank list prepared based on the marks of mains examination and the interviews are recommended by the UPSC for various Central and All India Services.

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