UPSC Civil Services 2018

UPSC Civil Services 2018 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the mains examination of UPSC Civil Services from September 28 to October 7, 2018. UPSC Civil Services admit card for mains exam has been released on September 11. As many as 10,460 candidates will appear for the mains examination of IAS. The result of UPSC Civil Services will be declared in December, 2018. Candidates qualifying the mains examination will be called for personality test.

The preliminary exam of Civil Services was conducted on June 3, the result of which was announced on July 14. Civil Services examination is conducted for recruitment of candidates to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service (IRS). This year, total 782 vacancies have been announced. For more information on UPSC Civil Services 2018 including vacancies, exam dates, result, cutoff and selection process read this article below.

 

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018 - Overview

Exam

Civil Services Examination

Conducting body

Union Public Service Commission

Official URL

www.upsc.gov.in

Category

National

Exam level

Graduate

Mode of exam

Written

Exam stages

Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test

Number of vacancies

782

UPSC Civil Services 2018 - Dates

Candidates can check below the exam dates of UPSC Civil Services.

Events

Dates

Release

of application form

February 7, 2018

Last date of application

March 6, 2018

Prelims exam

June 3, 2018

Declaration of result

July 14, 2018

Filling of DAF

July 23 to August 6, 2018

UPSC Civil Services mains exam

September 28 to October 7, 2018

Mains admit card 

September 11, 2018

Announcement

of result

December 2018

Personality Test

January/February 2019

Declaration of final result

March/April 2019

UPSC Civil Services Application Form 2018

The DAF for mains exam was available from July 23 to August 6, 2018. Candidates were required to fill the DAF online. The examination fees for mains exam was  Rs 200 for general and OBC while SC, ST and women candidates are exempted from fee payment. UPSC Civil Services application form 2018 was available from February 7 to March 6, 2018.

 

UPSC Civil Services Exam Centres 2018

The exam centres of UPSC Civil Services lists out the names of the cities where the mains exam will be conducted. The mains examination of UPSC Civil Services will be held across 24 cities throughout the country. Candidates had to fill their choices of exam centres for mains in the application form of prelims. Request for change in UPSC Civil Services mains exam centres will not be entertained by the exam conducting authority. The mains exam will be held in the following cities.

 

Exam Cities for UPSC Civil Services 2018 Mains

Ahmedabad

Aizawl

Allahabad

Bengaluru

Bhopal

Chandigarh

Chennai

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi

Dispur (Guwahati)

Hyderabad

Jaipur

Jammu

Kolkata

Lucknow

Mumbai

Patna

Raipur

Ranchi

Shillong

Shimla

Thiruvananthapuram

Vijayawada

UPSC Civil Services Admit Card 2018

The admit card of UPSC Civil Services mains is available now. UPSC Civil Services admit card for mains examination is released only for those candidates who have qualified the preliminary examination and have filled the Detailed Application Form (DAF) successfully. UPSC Civil Services mains aspirants can download their admit card online by logging with their registration ID or roll number. The admit card mentions details like name, roll number, date, time and venue of exam. Candidates are required to carry at least one identity proof - Aadhaar Card, Voter Card, PAN Card, Passport, Driving Licence, Educational Institution/Office ID Card to the exam centre along with the admit card.

 

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2018

The mains exam as per UPSC Civil Services exam pattern consists of nine conventional type papers, out of which two are qualifying while the marks of other seven will be counted for merit. There are four optional papers and candidates had the option to choose any one from amongst the list of subjects. Total marks allotted to mains exam is 1750. The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and paper B) of mains examination will be of matriculation level. Each paper will be held for three hours. The question papers other the literature papers will be set in Hindi and English only. The personality test is conducted for candidates who have qualified the preliminary examination. This test carries total 275 marks. The Personality Test assess a candidate’s intellectual qualities. The preliminary exam of UPSC Civil Services 2018 consisted of two papers – General Studies Paper I and II. Each paper carried 200 marks. Candidates can check below the exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services mains.

 

Exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services mains

Papers

Total marks

Papers of qualifying nature

Paper A - Indian Language selected by candidates

300

Paper B- English

300

Papers to be counted for merit list

Paper-I Essay

250

Paper-II General Studies I

250

Paper-III General Studies II

250

Paper-IV General Studies III

250

Paper-V General Studies IV

250

Paper-VI Optional Subject Paper 1

250

Paper-VII Optional Subject Paper 2

250

Total

1750

UPSC Civil Services Result 2018

The result of UPSC Civil Services mains will be announced in December. The result will be announced based on the marks secured by candidates in the seven papers. However, candidates will have to secure 25 % in Paper A and B to qualify the exam. The result will be available online. The roll numbers of qualified candidates will be made available in PDF file. Candidates shortlisted based on their mains examination will appear for Personality Test. After completion of Personality Test, the final result of UPSC Civil Services will be announced. Based on candidate’s marks in mains and Personality Test, UPSC will prepare the merit list for allotment. As per candidate’s rank in the merit list, allotment to the various administrative position will be offered. UPSC Civil Services 2018 result for prelims has been announced on July 14.

 

UPSC Civil Services Cutoff 2018

The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates are required to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of recruitment process. UPSC Civil Services cutoff will be announced for Preliminary, Mains and final. The cutoff for all the stages will be declared after completion of recruitment exam. Candidates can check below the previous years’ Civil Services cutoff.

 

Previous years’ UPSC Civil Services Prelims Cutoff

Category

CS Prelims cutoff 2017

CS Prelims cutoff 2016

General

105.34

116.00

SC

88.66

99.34

ST

88.66

96.00

OBC

102.66

110.66

PH 1

85.34

75.34

PH 2

61.34

72.66

PH 3

40.00

40.00

Previous years’ UPSC Civil Services Mains Cutoff

Category

CS Mains cutoff 2017

CS Mains cutoff 2016

General

809

787

SC

756

739

ST

749

730

OBC

770

745

PH 1

734

713

PH 2

745

740

PH 3

578

545

UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria 2018

 

The eligibility criteria of UPSC Civil Services is given below:

  • Candidates must be citizen of India and between 21 to 32 years as on August 1, 2018.
  • Candidates must be graduate in any discipline from a recognised university
  • Every candidate is permitted six attempts

Contact Details

Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House

Shahjahan Road, New Delhi

Phone number: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

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