UPSC IAS Prelims Notification 2017 – Civil Services Exam Dates

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UPSC IAS Prelims Notification 2017 & Civil Services Exam Dates: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification of the Civil Services preliminary examination 2017 on 22nd February 2017. As per the official UPSC calendar, the candidates have to submit the application form by 17th March 2017. The prelims will be held on 18th June 2017 while the main exam is scheduled for 10th October 2017.


The Civil Services examination is conducted by the UPSC to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.

UPSC IAS Prelims Notification 2017

Civil Services Exam 2017 Schedule

UPSC IAS PRELIMS NOTIFICATION 2017


For Preliminary Examination

Notification release Feb 22, 2017
Availability of Application Form Feb, 22, 2017 to Mar, 17, 2017
Release of Admit Card for Prelims Exam May, 2017
Prelims exam of IAS Offline Exam Jun 18, 2017
Result of IAS Prelims Exam Aug/Sep 2017
Cutoff of IAS Prelims Exam After the final result of IAS 2017

Civil Services Exam Application form

The application form for IAS exam 2017 will be available from 22nd February 2017. The applicants have to apply online from the official website.  The applications will be accepted only through online mode. To check how to apply for Civil Services Examination 2017

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the exam is expected to be approximately 980 which include 27 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, that is, 7 vacancies for LDCP, 08 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I.

Application Fees

  • The Applicants will have to pay Rs 100 for applying to the IAS 2017 examination (except female/SC/ST/PH candidates).

The mode of Paying the Application Fees has been explained below:

Offline mode

  • Applicants can also pay the Application Fees by cash at any branch of SBI .
  • Print the system generated Pay-in-slip during the Part -II Registration.
  • Deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.

Online Mode

  • The candidates opting for online mode for paying the Application Fees should pay by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore / State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The appearing candidates must have a degree from a recognised university incorporated by an Act of Central OR State Legislature in India OR Other educational institution established by Parliament Act OR announced to be deemed university under section-3 of the UGCA), 1956 or have an equivalent degree.

Age Limit- According to official notice 2016 (If there is change we will update)

Category Upper age limit No. of attempts
General 32 Years 06 Attempts
OBC 35 Years 09 Attempts
SC/ST 37 Years No bar
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) 42 Years GEN/OBC= 9 AttemptsSC/ST= No bar
J & K Domicile GEN=37 Yrs, OBC= 40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs, PH=50 Yrs No bar
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty. GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs. No bar


UPSC Exam Calendar 2017-18

UPSC Notification 2017 UPSC Exam Dates 2017 UPSC Prelims Syllabus
UPSC IAS Exam Pattern UPSC Reference Books UPSC Eligibility
UPSC Mains Exams Pattern UPSC Question papers UPSC IAS Preparation Tips
UPSC IAS Exam Application UPSC Admit Card UPSC Results

For Mains examination

Release of DAF Aug/Sept 2017
Availability of DAF Aug/Sept 2017
Release of Admit Card for Mains Exam Sept, 2017
Mains Exam of IAS Oct, 28, 2017
Result of IAS Mains Exam Dec, 2017
Cutoff After the final result of IAS 2017 exam

For Interview

Date of Interview/Personality Test Jan/Feb 2018
Declaration of IAS Final Result 2017 Feb/Mar 2018
Marks of the candidates in Mains and Interview/Personality Test Feb/Mar 2018

Posts the finally selected candidates will be recruited

  • Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group A
  • Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A
  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Police Service
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise), Group A
  • Indian Postal Service, Group A
  • Indian Defence Accounts Services, Group A
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  • Indian Revenue Services (IT), Group A
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group A
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Services, Group B
  • Indian Trade Service, Group A (Gr. III)
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B.
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A
  • Armed Forces Headquarter civil service, Group B (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Pondicherry Police Services, Group B
  • Pondicherry Civil Services, Group B

Selection Procedure

Selection Procedure of civil services exam 2017 will complete in 3 stages- Preliminary examination (MCQ type), Mains examination (descriptive type) and personal interview. The qualified candidates of preliminary examination will be called for Mains examination followed by personal interview for final selection.

Stage I: Preliminary examination

  • A qualifying test advertised in May and held in August each year.
  • In Mid­October results are published.

Stage II: Main examination

  • Held in December every year.
  • In the second week of March results are usually published.

Stage III: Personality Test (interview)

  • Held in April/May each year.
  • In May the final results are usually announced.

Numbers of attempts for Civil Services Exam

The number of times a candidate may attempt the exam is limited as follows:

  • OBC category candidates = 9
  • General category candidates: 6
  • SC/ST Candidates = Unlimited
  • Applying to sit the exam but failing to attend is not counted as an attempt.
  • In the preliminary examination appearing to attempt one of the papers is counted as an attempt, including disqualification/cancellation of candidature.

Exam Pattern

There will be 4 Test Booklet Series A, B, C & D in the civil services exam 2017 preliminary examination. The question paper will be of MCQ type. The question paper will be available both in English & Hindi language. There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer.

Preliminary

  • The Prelims Exam of IAS will comprise of two papers: 1. General Studies (GS) of 400 marks, 2. Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) of 200 marks respectively.
  • All the question in both the papers will be multiple type.
  • The question papers will be set both in English and Hindi.
  • The Prelims Exam will be held for 2 hour time duration.
  • The Paper-II of Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature and candidates need to secure minimum qualifying marks of 33 %.
Name of the paper No. of MCQs Max. marks Minimum marks Duration of exam
General Studies Paper I 100 200 33% 2 hours
General Studies paper II 80 200 2 hours
General Studies paper II (X series) 80 200 2 hours 20 minutes
Total 400

Admit Card

The admit cards for Civil Services (Preliminary) exam 2017 will be released 3 weeks before the examination date. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website for UPSC. To download Civil Services (Preliminary) exam admit card 2017 click on the given link.

Result

Civil Services Exam Result will be published in the form of PDF file in the official website of UPSC after successful completion of examination. The applicants will have to search their roll no. from the PDF file. The successful applicants of preliminary exam will be eligible to take part in Main exam, which will be held in the month of October 2017. The examination result of Civil Services Main exam will be declared in the month of February 2018.

Civil services Mains exam 2017

The qualified candidates of civil services preliminary examination 2017 will be eligible to attempt civil services Mains examination 2017 which will be held in November-December 2017. The civil services main examination 2017 is qualifying in nature. A little description of civil services exam 2017 (Mains) is given below-

Name of the test Type of test Max. marks Duration Selection parameters
Paper A (one Indian language to be selected from the languages included in eighth schedule of the constitution Conventional 300 3 hours Papers to be counted for determining merit
Paper B English language 300
Paper I Essay 250 UPSC will prepare merit list on the basis of candidates’ performance & high marks aggregate scored in Mains & interview.
Paper II General Studies I (Indian heritage & culture, History & Geography of world & society)
Paper II General studies II (Governance, constitution, polity, social justice & international relations) 250
Paper IV General studies III (Technology, economic development, bio-diversity, environment, security & disaster management) 250
Paper V General studies IV (Ethnic, integrity & aptitude) 250
Paper VI Optional subject Paper I 250
paper VII Optional subject Paper II 250
Sub-total (written test) 1750
Personality test 275
Grand total 2025

List of Languages

The examination is offered in the following languages, with the name of the script in brackets:

Assamese (Assamese)Bengali (Bengali)

Bodo (Devanagari)

Dogri (Devanagari)

English (English)

Gujarati (Gujarati)

Hindi (Devanagari)

Kannada (Kannada)

Kashmiri (Persian)Konkani (Devanagari)

Maithili (Devanagari)

Malayalam (Malayalam)

Manipuri (Bengali)

Marathi (Devanagari)

Nepali (Devanagari)

Oriya (Oriya)

Punjabi (Gurumukhi)Sanskrit (Devanagari)

Santhali (Devanagri or Ol Chiki)

Sindhi (Devanagari or Arabic)

Tamil (Tamil)

Telugu (Telugu)

Urdu (Persian)

Optional subjects

The subjects available for Papers VI and VII are

AgricultureAnimal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Anthropology

Botany

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Commerce and Accountancy

Economics

Electrical Engineering

GeographyGeology

History

Law

Literature of any one of the Non-English languages listed above

Management

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Medical Science

PhilosophyPhysics

Political Science and International Relations

Psychology

Public Administration

Sociology

Statistics

Zoology

 Civil Services 2017 Exam Centers

  • The IAS Pre Exam will be conducted across 72 exam cities spread through the country.
  • The Mains Exam will be conducted across 24 exam cities.
  • On the basis of “first-apply-first-allot” allotment of IAS Exam Centres 2017 will be done.
  • The candidates should fill up the application form early to get their preferences of exam centres.
  • While filling up the application form applicants will have to enter their preferences of exam centres.
  • The candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be entertained.
  • Aspirants will have to appear for the exam from the centre allotted to them.

The list of Exam Centers for Pre and Mains is below:

For Pre Examination

AGARTALA GHAZIABAD GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR
AGRA GORAKHPUR PANAJI (GOA)
AJMER GURGAON PATNA
AHMEDABAD GWALIOR PORT BLAIR
AIZAWL HYDERABAD PUDUCHERRY
ALIGARH IMPHAL PUNE
ALLAHABAD INDORE RAIPUR
ANANTPUR (ANDHRA PRADESH) ITANAGAR RAJKOT
AURANGABAD JABALPUR RANCHI
BANGALORE JAIPUR SAMBALPUR
BAREILLY JAMMU SHILLONG
BHOPAL JODHPUR SHIMLA
BILASPUR JORHAT SILIGUDI
CHANDIGARH KOCHI SRINAGAR
CHENNAI KOHIMA THANE
COIMBATORE KOLKATA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
CUTTACK KOZHIKODE (CALICUT) TIRUCHIRAPALLI
DEHRADUN LUCKNOW TIRUPATI
DELHI LUDHIANA UDAIPUR
DHARWAD MADURAI VARANASI
DISPUR MUMBAI VELLORE
FARIDABAD MYSORE VIJAYAWADA
GANGTOK NAGPUR VISHAKHAPATNAM
GAYA NAVI MUMBAI WARANGAL
For Mains Examination
AHMEDABAD DEHRADUN MUMBAI
AIZAWL DELHI PATNA
ALLAHABAD DISPUR (GUWAHATI) RAIPUR
BANGALURU HYDERABAD RANCHI
BHOPAL JAIPUR SHILLONG
CHANDIGARH JAMMU SHIMLA
CHENNAI KOLKATA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
CUTTACK LUCKNOW VIJAYAWADA

Cut off Marks

UPSC will release the cut offs for Civil Services Exam 2017 to limit the number of applicants for recruitment of IAS examination 2017. Cut offs are the selection parameters that applicants have to fulfill to get recruited for the posts of Indian Administrative officer. Check Expected cut off marks based on previous year exams.

Civil Services Cutoff 2015

Exam Gen OBC SC ST PH-I PH-2 PH-3
CS (pre) 107.34 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS(Main) 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS (Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

 


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