UPSC Civil Services 2017

UPSC Civil Services 2017UPSC Civil Services 2017 – The Union Public Service Commission is to conduct Civil Services Mains Examination between October 28 and November 3, 2017. The UPSC Civil Services Mains application form has been announced on August 17. 2017. Earlier, the Commission had conducted UPSC Civil Services 2017 for prelims exam for recruitment of as many as 980 posts of administrative positions in Services Group A and Group B. The UPSC Civil Services 2017 prelims exam has been conducted on June 18, 2017. Candidates who have qualified in UPSC Civil Services examination at prelims stage will be sitting for Mains stage of the CSE 2017 and those qualified in the UPSC IAS mains examination will be further called for interview rounds. Those candidates who are appearing in the Civil Services Mains Exam of UPSC are needed to go through the complete information of the All India Services recruitment examination. Candidates can check all details about UPSC IAS prelims examination 2017 including important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, answer key, cut-off and result.

LatestUPSC Mains Application Form 2017 is available now.

Brief about UPSC Civil Services 2017

UPSC Civil Services 2017 Selection Process - UPSC Civil Services 2017 exam is conducted in three stages– Prelims, Mains and Interview. While the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017 is just a screening test, UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017 is of evaluative nature. After which, the candidates, who qualify in the final round, i.e. interview, are appointed as Civil Servants in the country.


UPSC Civil Services Important Dates 2017Check below the important dates of UPSC Civil Services 2017-


UPSC Civil Services Mains Important Dates 2017


UPSC Mains 2017 Events

Important Dates


UPSC Mains Notification

August 5, 2017


UPSC Mains Application Form begins

August 17, 2017


UPSC Mains Application Form Ends

August 31, 2017


UPSC Mains Admit Card

Three weeks before the exam


UPSC Mains Exam

October 28 - November 3, 2017


UPSC Mains Result

December 2017


Personality Test held from

January/ February 2018



After the final result of UPSC CS 2017

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Important Dates 2017


UPSC Prelims 2017 Events

Important Dates


UPSC Prelims Notification

February 22, 2017


UPSC Prelims Application Form starts

February 22, 2017


UPSC Prelims Application Ends

March 17, 2017


UPSC Prelims Admit Card

May 22, 2017 


UPSC Prelims Exam

June 18, 2017


UPSC Prelims Result

July 27, 2017



After the final result of UPSC CS 2017


UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2017 Check below the eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services 2017 (Prelims and Mains) :

  • Aspirants must be citizen of India.

  • They must be between the aged between 21 and 32 years as on August 1, 2017.

  • Candidates must have a Graduate degree from any University or equivalent qualification.

  • Those aspirants who have not completed the six attempts at Civil Services exam, but have not crossed upper age limit.

UPSC Civil Services Application Form 2017 - Candidates can apply for UPSC Mains Exam 2017 from August 17, 2017. The application process of UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017 will require registration process before applying. The last date to fill UPSC CSM (DAF 2017) is August 31, 2017. Candidates filling online application form of UPSC prelims 2017 are also needed to pay fee for the same in either of the mode-offline or online. All candidates qualified in UPSC civil services prelims are eligible to fill the UPSC DAF (Civil Services Mains) 2017 application form online and submit the same before the last date. Earlier the UPSC had announced prelims applications form February 22, 2017. Filling UPSC civil services prelims application form is a atwo-page procedure where first stage involves filling of canddiature details including name, parents' name, date of birth, academic qualification, communication address, choice of examination centre, and optional paper for mains exam, whereas the second page process involves paying of application fees and uploading of photograph and signature. Read more to know about UPSC Civil Services prelims application form 2017.


UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2017 - The UPSC will issue admit card of Civil Services Mains examination of UPSC in the month of October at least two weeks before the commencemnt of Mains exam. UPSC aspirants could download their e-admit card by entering their Registration ID or Roll Number or Name. The prelims exam call letter of UPSC 2017 recruitment was available only in online mode and the recruitment body is not sending it by post or by any other mode of communication to any aspirant. UPSC had earlier issued admit card of UPSC Civil Services 2017 prelims on May 22, 2017 in online mode.


UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern and Syllabus  2017 -  Below is given the exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017 –


Papers of qualifying nature:

  • Paper A – An Indian language selected by the candidates

  • Paper B – English

Papers to be counted for merit:

  • Essay (Paper I)

  • General Studies (Paper II-V)

  • Optional Subjects (Paper VI-VII)

Find below the exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017 –

  • Two papers of multiple-type questions: General Studies (GS) and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)

  • Total Marks: 400 marks; 200 marks for each paper

  • Exam Duration: 2 hours.

  • Language: Hindi and English 

UPSC Civil Services Result 2017 - UPSC Civil Services Mains Result will be announced in the month of December 2017. The result of UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017 examination will be announced in the form of list of qualifying candidates withe their roll numbers indicated. Those who qualify in the Mains exam of UPSC Civil Services as per Mains exam result will be called for interview round. UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017 result had been announced on July 27 and the qualifying candidates will be eligible to appear in the mains examination of UPSC civil services 2017. UPSC civil services 2017 result mentions total number of candidates qualified in the UPSC prelims exam. The result of UPSC prelims 2017 exam has been announced in pdf format where candidates can check their exam qualifying status by searching their roll numbers. The candidates who will secure qualifying marks in prelims paper GS I and GS II will be considered eligible for UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017 exam.


The result of UPSC IAS exams 2017 will be announced in three stages as mentioned below - 

  • UPSC Civil Services Prelims Result 2017 - Based on marks of General Studies Paper I and at least 33% marks of General Studies Paper II. 
  • UPSC Civil Services Mains Result 2017 - Based on marks of seven papers i.e. Essay, GS - I, GS - II, GS-III, GS-IV and optional paper I and II. However, candidates first need to obtain at least 25% marks in Paper A and Paper B of IAS mains exam.
  • UPSC Civil Services Final Result 2017 - Based on marks of UPSC mains exam out of 1750 and Personality Test marks out of 275. 

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2017 - No coaching institute will announce answer key for UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017. However, various coaching Institutes had released answer key of UPSC Prelims exam 2017 on June 18. The exam conducting body, UPSC will be releasing answer key of UPSC Civil Services at least a month after the final result. The answer key of UPSC Prelims 2017 is available for all sets of paper i.e. GS I and GS II. Candidates can check here and download UPSC Preliminary examination 2017 answer key to analyse their responses marked in the OMR sheet and calculate their expected scores. 


UPSC Civil Services Cutoff 2017 - The cutoff marks is the minimum marks required by candidates to qualify the exam and appear for the next round of selection. Candidates appearing for UPSC Civil Servies 2017 preliminary exam can check the cutoff marks after conduct of examination on June 18. The cutoff marks of UPSC Preliminary exam will be announced by the UPSC after announcement of final result. The cutoff marks of UPSC Civil Services 2017 will be based on marks of GS Paper II and GS Paper I. Candidates need to obtain minimum 33% marks in GS Paper II and qualifying marks in GS Paper II to be eligible for Mains exam of UPSC IAS 2017. 


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