Civil Service Exam Schedule 2018

The IAS exam 2018 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).


About 2018 Prelims

The civil services preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on 3 June 2018. The notification for next year's exam will be issued on 7 February. The last date for receipt of applications would be 6 March 2018. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before going to apply. One of the primary criteria is that candidates must have Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Candidates appearing in the final year exams can also apply.Read More



Civil Services Examination Time Table 2018

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 2018
07.02.2018/ 06.03.2018
03.06.2018
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Indian Forest Service
(Prelims) EXAM, 2018
07.02.2018/ 06.03.2018
03.06.2018
(Sunday)
1 Day
-
Civil Services
(Main) Exam 2018
- 01.10.2018
(Monday)
5 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims
Indian Forest Service
(Main) EXAM, 2018
- 02.12.2018
(Sunday)
10 Days
Only for those who have cleared the Prelims


Time Table For Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017

Date/Day Forenoon Session
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M.
Afternoon Session
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
(1) (2) (3)
28.10.2017
(Saturday)
Paper I
Essay
-
29.10.2017
(Sunday)
No Paper (Rest Day)
30.10.2017
(Monday)
Paper-II
General Studies-I
Paper-III
General Studies-II
31.10.2017
(Tuesday)
Paper-IV
General Studies-III
Paper-V
General Studies-IV
01.11.2017
(Wednesday)
Paper-A
Indian Language
Paper-B
English
02.11.2017
(Thursday)
No Paper (Rest Day)
03.11.2017
(Friday)
Paper-VI
Optional Paper-I
Paper-VII
Optional Paper-II


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