Civil Services Exam 2017 (Prelims)/ UPSC CSE- IAS 2017
UPSC has released schedule for civil services preliminary examination 2017, which is going to held in the month of June 2017. The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the examination after release of official notice.
Age Limit- According to official notice 2016 (If there is change we will update)
|Category||Upper age limit||No. of attempts|
|General||32 Years||06 Attempts|
|OBC||35 Years||09 Attempts|
|SC/ST||37 Years||No bar|
|PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)||42 Years||GEN/OBC= 9 AttemptsSC/ST= No bar|
|J & K Domicile||GEN=37 Yrs, OBC= 40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs, PH=50 Yrs||No bar|
|Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty.||GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs.||No bar|
List of UPSC Exams and Eligibility Criteria- Click here
|The official notification was out on||22nd February 2017|
|Final date for submitting the application form||17th March 2017|
|The Civil Services Exam 2017(Pre)||18th June 2017|
|Date of main examination||28th October 2017|
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The application form for IAS exam 2017 will be available from 22nd February 2017. The applicants have to apply online from the official website. The applications will be accepted only through online mode. To check how to apply for Civil Services Examination 2017- Click here
First of all, all the interested candidates are required to visit the official website, from where you can find out the online application form link.
From the homepage, you should click on apply online link and then start filling the details accurately.
After filling the basic details such as educational details, date of birth and all, you will be asked to upload the passport sized photograph and signature in the prescribed sizes.
Lastly complete the process by paying the application fee.
Make sure all the details are accurately filled
The application fee is Rs. 100/- and can be paid either in the form of cash or net banking. The female and reserved category candidates will be exempted from application fee.
UPSC Exam Calendar 2017-18- Click here
Selection Procedure of civil services exam 2017 will complete in 3 stages- Preliminary examination (MCQ type), Mains examination (descriptive type) and personal interview. The qualified candidates of preliminary examination will be called for Mains examination followed by personal interview for final selection.
Civil Services Exam Pattern of Pre and Mains– Click here
There will be 4 Test Booklet Series A, B, C & D in the civil services exam 2017 preliminary examination. The question paper will be of MCQ type. The question paper will be available both in English & Hindi language. There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for each wrong answer.
|Name of the paper||No. of MCQs||Max. marks||Minimum marks||Duration of exam|
|General Studies Paper I||100||200||33%||2 hours|
|General Studies paper II||80||200||2 hours|
|General Studies paper II (X series)||80||200||2 hours 20 minutes|
The qualified candidates of civil services preliminary examination 2017 will be eligible to attempt civil services Mains examination 2017 which will be held in November-December 2017. The civil services main examination 2017 is qualifying in nature. A little description of civil services exam 2017 (Mains) is given below-
|Name of the test||Type of test||Max. marks||Duration||Selection parameters|
|Paper A (one Indian language to be selected from the languages included in eighth schedule of the constitution||Conventional||300||3 hours||Papers to be counted for determining merit|
|Paper B English language||300|
|Paper I Essay||250||UPSC will prepare merit list on the basis of candidates’ performance & high marks aggregate scored in Mains & interview.|
|Paper II General Studies I (Indian heritage & culture, History & Geography of world & society)|
|Paper II General studies II (Governance, constitution, polity, social justice & international relations)||250|
|Paper IV General studies III (Technology, economic development, bio-diversity, environment, security & disaster management)||250|
|Paper V General studies IV (Ethnic, integrity & aptitude)||250|
|Paper VI Optional subject Paper I||250|
|paper VII Optional subject Paper II||250|
|Sub-total (written test)||1750|
The admit cards for Civil Services (Preliminary) exam 2017 will be released 3 weeks before the examination date. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website for UPSC. To download Civil Services (Preliminary) exam admit card 2017 click on the given link.
UPSC will release the cut offs for Civil Services Exam 2017 to limit the number of applicants for recruitment of IAS examination 2017. Cut offs are the selection parameters that applicants have to fulfill to get recruited for the posts of Indian Administrative officer. Check Expected cut off marks based on previous year exams– Click here
Civil Services Exam Result will be published in the form of PDF file in the official website of UPSC after successful completion of examination. The applicants will have to search their roll no. from the PDF file. The successful applicants of preliminary exam will be eligible to take part in Main exam, which will be held in the month of October 2017. The examination result of Civil Services Main exam will be declared in the month of February 2018.
Candidates must be at least 21 years old on the 1st of August of the year in which they aspire to give the Exam and must hold a graduation degree (recognized by University Grants Commission) to appear for this Examination. Indian students holding a foreign degree need to ensure that their degree is accredited or recognized by UGC.
The number of vacancies is reported by Union Public Service Commission in its advertisement/notification for the exam. The number of vacancies varies every year; the number of vacancies per year in the last 4 years has varied between 1000 and 1200.
The number of candidates aspiring for the UPSC Civil Services has gone up to more than 9,00,000 who fill the form and almost 4,00,000 who appear in the 1st stage of the exam, Preliminary Exam.
The number of candidates who qualify the Preliminary exam to appear in the Main Exam is equal to 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies in the Civil Services Exam that year.
Out of these, the number of candidates who will qualify to appear in the Interview is 2 times the number of vacancies in the Civil Services advertised that year.
For instance, if the number of vacancies in given year is 1000, then about 13,000 candidates would be called (qualified) by the UPSC to appear in the Main exam & the number of candidates who will qualify the Main examination to appear in the Interview would be about 2,000.