Civil Services 2017 Notification Released at

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Apr 10, 2017

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UPSC has released the civil services preliminary examination official notification at As per the official notification, candidates have to submit the UPSC application form by March 17, 2017. Aspiring candidates are required to check the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form.  The prelims exam is also known as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). UPSC conducts civil services examination to fill administration seats in All India and Central India services. UPSC 2017 will be held for filling up approximately 980 seats. UPSC has also announced the prelims and mains 2017 exam date, it will be held on June 18, 2017 while the UPSC mains exam is scheduled for October 10, 2017.

Availability of UPSC 2017 Application Form February 22, 2017
Last date for submission of application form March 17, 2017
Date of preliminary written examination June 18, 2017
Date of UPSC 2017 Mains Exam October 10, 2017

UPSC 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The required eligibility to apply for UPSC Recruitment 2017 are listed below:

  • Candidate must be a Graduate in any stream from a UGC approved university.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for UPSC 2017. They have to submit the certificate of qualification along with marksheets to the UPSC before the UPSC mains examination.

Age Limit – The upper age limit for general category is 32 years, 35 years for OBC candidates and 37 years for SC/ST candidates. The age limit will be calculated as on August 01, 2017.

Attempt Limit – The general category candidates will be permitted six attempts at the examination. The number of attempts for OBC category is nine till 35 years of age while it is unlimited for SC/St category.

UPSC 2017 How to Apply

Candidates willing to apply for Civil services examination can check the step-wise procedure to fill up the application form as mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.
  2. Go to the recruitment tab and click on the Online Recruitment Application link.
  3. Click on ‘New Registration’ and registration form will appear on your screen.
  4. Candidates need to fill up the personal details such as Name, DOB, Email Id, Password, Mobile number etc. to register themselves.
  5. Make the payment through debit/ credit card/ net-banking or by E-challan submit at any SBI branch.
  6. Complete the further details in the application form. Candidate needs to fill up the educational qualification, upload the required documents in the application form.
  7. Click on the submit button and take a printout of the form for its further usage.

Application Fee

The application fee is INR-100 for general/OBC candidates. SC/ST/PH category candidates are exempted from application fee.

UPSC 2017 Exam Pattern for Preliminary (CSAT)

UPSC preliminary comprises two objective papers. Each paper will carry 200 marks. Candidates need to solve the paper in two hours. Paper I consist of 100 questions with general knowledge and current affairs topics. Paper II consist of 80 questions with following topics such as numerical, data interpretation, logical reasoning, communication ability etc. UPSC has a provision of negative marking. One-third marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The qualified candidates in UPSC 2017 prelims will go for UPSC 2017 mains examination.

Check UPSC 2017 Syllabus

Important Instructions

Here are some important instructions issued by Union Public Services Commission which are given below:

  • Mobile phones, smart watches or any other electronic devices are not allowed inside the exam centers.
  • The commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents after the candidate has qualified for Interview/ personality test.
  • To apply for IAS and IPS, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • In case of any clarification regarding applications, candidature etc. Candidates can contact at UPSC facilitation center or on telephone no. 011-23385271/ 011-23098543.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.