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In this article, candidates can grab the UPSC Exam Dates 2017-2018 information. Aspirants should read the every section of this article because we write the each and every detail regarding the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Candidates can get the all information and download the calendar from main site i.e.

The exam is popularly known as IAS exam, but officially it is called the UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE).  Here’s complete information about UPSC exam scheme, which will help all the civil service Candidates who dream to become IAS officers, to face the exam with correct approach and attitude, appropriate guidance, selection of relevant study materials, the right focus, and proper preparation strategy.



Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the chief governing body which conducts various examinations for the eligible Applicants and hires them into various posts in government sectors. We know that every year the organization will conduct various examinations for the eligible Applicants base on their Academic qualification for latest UPSC Jobs 2017. Every year UPSC will conduct some exams as per the schedule they mention in the previous year to recruit Applicants in different government sector jobs. They will conduct all the mentioned examinations as per the schedule very strictly without fail. These are all India level govt jobs in various public sector departments. While some notifications will be released suddenly and they will conduct the examinations for them also based on vacancies.

UPSC conduct the below examinations every year:

Civil Services Examinations

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the Civil Services Exams every year which including IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IRS (Indian Revenue Service), IFS (Indian Foreign Service), IPS (Indian Police Service), etc.]

Important Dates:

EventDates (Expected)
UPSC Online Application Commencement22-02-2017
UPSC Online Application Deadline17-03-2017
Deadline for Application fee Submission17-03-2017
IAS/IPS/ IFS/ IRS Exam Dates 2017June 2017


Engineering Services Examination

The Engineering Services Exams are organized by the Union Public Service Commission. The main purpose to organize this examination is to find out the eligible and skilled candidates for the vacant posts.

Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)

CDS stands for Combined Defence Services Exam which is conducted every year in India by the Union Public Service Commission. These exams are conducted for appointing the eligible applicants into the different organization such as Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, etc.

NDA (National Defence Academy Examination)

National Defence Academy exam is one of the popular exams which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Those candidates will qualify in these exams they will be hired in the Indian Army , Indian navy and Indian Air Force, etc.

Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA)

The Union Public Service Commission has also planned the Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) which is conducts for hiring the aspirants into Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur.

UPSC Calendar 2017-18


Exam NameNotification Release DateApplication Form Last DateExam DateDURATION OF EXAM
 C.D.S. EXAM.(I), 201709.11.201602.12.2016 (FRIDAY)05.02.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
 CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-201707.12.201630.12.2016 (FRIDAY)30.12.2016 (FRIDAY)1 DAY
 N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(I), 201718.01.201710.02.2017 (FRIDAY)23.04.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 201722.02.201717.03.2017 (FRIDAY)18.06.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ACs) EXAMINATION, 201712.04.201705.05.2017 (FRIDAY)23.07.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(II), 201707.06.201730.06.2017 (FRIDAY)10.09.2017 (SUNDAY)
C.D.S. EXAM.(II), 201709.08.201708.09.2017 (FRIDAY)19.11.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES EXAM, 201726.04.201719.05.2017 (FRIDAY)13.08.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
ENGINEERING SERVICES (Preliminary) EXAMINATION, 201728.09.201621.10.2016 (FRIDAY)08.01.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM Tentatively reserved for APFC-EPFO26.02.2017 (SUNDAY)1 DAY
INDIAN  FOREST  SEREVICE  (PREL.) EXAM. 2017 through CS(P) Exam. 201722.02.201717.03.2017 (Friday)18.06.2017 (SUNDAY)
I.E.S./I.S.S. EXAM., 201708.02.201703.03.2017 (FRIDAY)12.5.2017 (FRIDAY)3 DAYS


The Applicants who apply for the UPSC Civil Services examination should ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria

The eligibility for UPSC exam is based on the following rules:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age of the Candidates
  3. Education of the Candidate
  4. Number of attempts given by the Candidate


  1.  For the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. To know more about IAS age limit, UPSC age limit, and the eligibility criteria for other services.

Age limit and Number of attempts Criteria

Category                        Age Limit                   No. of Attempts

OBC                                    35 years                               9

General                             32 Years                                6

SC/ST                                 37 years                        unlimited


Academic Eligibility for Civil Services IAS Exams

The Applicant must hold a degree from any University that is recognized by the state or central government. A degree received through Correspondence Education or Distance Education. A qualification recognized by the Government of India as being equivalent to either of the above. Applicants who have given their final year graduation exam/ waiting for the results can also apply for this exam (but they will be required a proof of passing the graduation exam) before the final selection process.

UPSC Online Application Procedure

The application procedure for UPSC civil services examination has been entirely made online at the preliminary level and UPSC e-admit cards are issued which Aspirants appearing for IAS exam should download from the UPSC official website.

The Applicants applying for the IAS Exam should make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility criteria for admission to the examination. The Applicants admission to all the stages of the examination will be only conditional subject to fulfill the above-mentioned eligibility conditions. With the issue of admission certificate to a Applicants does not indicate that the Applicant’s application has been finally accepted by the Commission. As the Commission takes up verification of eligibility criteria with the reference to the original documents only when an Applicants qualify the final round that is the Interview/Personality Test.

UPSC Vacancies 2017

In the latest notification released by the UPSC, the number of vacancies to be filled after the result of the UPSC Civil Services Examination and this includes the reservation for P.H. Category. The final number of vacancies may be changed subsequently receiving the fixed number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities. Reservation will be made for Applicants who belong to different categories like Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and Physically Disabled depending on the number of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination Syllabus

The Civil Services Mains examination is in written format and aims to test the academic Intelligence and the ability of the Applicant to present the answers in a clear and proper manner. The Examination is intended to assess the overall depth and understanding of the Applicants rather than merely the range of their information and memory.

UPSC Exam Pattern 2016

The pattern of  UPSC Civil Services Main examination from 2016. Now there are 7 + 2 = 9 papers to be answered in the main examination. All of them are of descriptive type. There are two qualifying papers (i) any modern Indian language of 300 marks (ii) English of 300 marks. The marks of these two papers will not be counted in the merit list of the main examination. The Applicants is allowed to pick any one language from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or English as the medium for writing the mains examination.

According to the new pattern, there are four General Studies exam each of 250 Marks with a total of 1000 Marks is made compulsory. The scope of the syllabus of General Studies papers is of degree level. There is only one optional subject to choose from the list of subjects. It comprises of two papers each of 300 marks. So the optional paper has total 600 marks. The applicant is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject “without the condition of having the same at graduation level.” The scope of the syllabus of optional paper is higher than the bachelor’s degree but lower than the master’s degree. Interview/Personality Test is of 275 Marks. Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.

  1. The total mark of the written examination is 1750 Marks.
  2. The Interview/Personality Test will be of 275 marks.
  3. The Grand Total 2025 Marks


Essay – 250 Marks – To be written in the medium or language of the applicants’ choice. The candidate is required to write an essay on a specific topic.


General Studies-I 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)



General Studies -III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)

This paper will include questions to test the Applicants attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, public life and his problem-solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilize the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.


Optional Subject – Paper I -250 Marks


Optional Subject – Paper II -250 Marks

The applicant may choose any one optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given below.

The applicant can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.

Civil Services Mains ExamSyllabus

The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper A – Modern Indian language 300 Marks – Qualifying nature – Marks not counted – Passing mandatory-

Note 1: The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of High School level and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for final ranking.

Note 2 : The Applicants will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language .

Paper B – English -300 marks – Qualifying nature – Marks not counted- Passing mandatory

The aim of the paper is to test the Applicant ability to read and understand serious prose and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian Language concerned.

The pattern of questions would be broad as follows:-

(i) Comprehension of given passages

(ii) Precise Writing

(iii) Usage and Vocabulary

(iv) Brief Essay.

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