The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2017 will be conducted on June 18 and Mains on October 28 as per an official release published by the conducting body. For 2017, the examination authority has advanced the UPSC civil services prelims exam by almost two months.

In the last three years, the civil services preliminary examination was being held in August. According to media reports, the decision has been taken to ensure that the entire selection process completed within stipulated time.

As per notification, registrations for UPSC Civil Services 2017 will open from February 22 to March 17, 2017.  Candidates who qualify the preliminary examination will be allowed to appear for Mains exam of UPSC Civil Services 2017 on October 28. Candidates who clear the Mains will be called for the interview. The final selection for administrative positions will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the main examination and the interview. 


UPSC conducts civil services examination in two phases – preliminary and mains for selection of around 1000 candidates in administrative positions, including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services (Group A and Group B).


UPSC Civil Services 2017 Important Dates

UPSC Civil Services 2017 Exam Events

Important Dates

UPSC CS Applications begins on

February 22, 2017

Last date for UPSC CS application form

March 17, 2017

UPSC Civil Services 2017 prelims exam date

June 18, 2017

UPSC Civil Services 2017 prelims result

July / August, 2017

UPSC Civil Services 2017 mains exam date

October 28, 2017


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