Civil Service Exam Schedule 2016 - 2017

The IAS exam 2017 as usual will be held in three phases. The entrance exam for the IAS is called the Civil Service Preliminary Exams. This is only the qualifying exam for writing the mains exam. It comprises of two papers with multiple choice questions each for two hours. Once you have cleared the Prelims exam you are eligible to appear in the Mains written exams. Once you have cleared the mains exam you will be illegible to face the personality test (interview).

Exam Notification: Civil Services (Prelims) Exam. 2017

Exam Notification: Indian Forest Service (Prelims) Exam. 2017

Civil Services Examination Time Table 2017

Name of Civil Service Exam Date of Notification/ Last date for receipt of applications Date of commencement of Examination and its duration Remarks
Civil Services
(Prelims) Exam 2017
22.02.2017/ 17.03.2017
18.06.2017
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Indian Forest Service
(Prelims) EXAM, 2017
22.02.2017/ 17.03.2017
18.06.2017
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Indian Forest Service
(Main) EXAM, 2017
- 03.12.2017
(Sunday)
10 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Civil Services
(Main) Exam 2017
- 28.10.2017
(Saturday)
5 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
IAS Academy Bangalore


Prelims Examination Schedule 2017

There are two papers in prelim exams, paper I and Paper II. Scores of Paper I will only be consider for preparing cut off list to qualify to the mains exam. Paper II is only of qualifying nature.

The scores of the Mains that is written exam and personality test will be counted to decide the final merit list of the civil services exam.

The number of candidates called for the interview is normally double the vacancy announced.

A degree from a recognized University or equivalent is required to write the Civil Services exams.

Candidates appearing at the final year of the degree examination are also eligible to write the Prelim examination subjected to certain conditions.

Candidates applying for Civil Services Examination or Indian Forest Service Examination or both will have to fill in this common Application Form provided online by UPSC.

Applicants are advised to go through the reasons on which your online applications may be rejected. If you carefully go through the instructions the chances of your application being rejected could be avoided. The details are here;
http://upsconline.nic.in/download1.php?type=ni&file=INSTR_CSP2013.html