UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Notification 2018 – Apply online

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Notification 2018
UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Notification 2018

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 Notification:

Union Public Service will begin online application process for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2018 today. UPSC Civil Services is considered one of the most important government recruitment. The official notification for recruitment will be out tomorrow and application process will also begin.  Eligible candidates aspiring to pursue a career in Civil Services as Group A officers like IAS, IPS, IFS, ICAS, IRS, IRTS etc please go through the following details.

Total Vacancies: 782.

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UPSC CSE Civil Services Prelims Exam Dates 2018:

Important dates:

Notification Released 7th February 2018
Application Starts 8th February 2018
Last date for Applying 6th March 2018
Prelims Exam 3rd June 2018
Duration of Exam One day


Educational Qualification: The candidate should hold a degree of any university.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2018 – Age Limit:

Age Limit:

Minimum: 21 years.

Maximum: 32 years.

Age Relaxation:

Category Relaxation
SC/ST 05 years
OBC 03 years
EX-Servicemen 05 years
PH 10 years


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Services and Posts:

i) Indian Administrative Service.

ii) Indian Foreign Service.

iii) Indian Police Service.

iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’

v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.

vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.

ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).

x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.

xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.

xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.

xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.

xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.

xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’.

xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.

xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).

xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.

xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.

xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.

xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.


For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India. For other services, a candidate must be a citizen of India/a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims 2018 Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern:

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Note :

(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

(iii) Each paper will be of two hours duration.

The Preliminary Exam is an objective type exam that comprises of Paper-I and Paper-II.
Paper-I : comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based on Science and Technology, History and Culture, Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Environment and Ecology, and Current Events/Affairs of National and International importance.

Paper-II: comprises of questions to test the Aptitude of the candidate.


Application Fees: Candidates are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only).

Note: Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee.

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UPSC CSE 2018 Selection Process:

Plan of Examination:

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages.

i)Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination

  1. ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

Note: Applications are now invited for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination will have to apply online again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be made available to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in September 2018.

Number of Attempts: Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.

Negative marking: 1/3rd mark.

Note: Mobile Phones Banned in the examination hall.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2018 – Download UPSC Notification PDF:

Please download and go through the UPSC CSE preliminary exam notification for more details. This is the official notification released by the UPSC on Feb 7th, 2018

UPSC Notification PDF 2018

Official website

How to apply online for UPSC CSE 2018 IAS/IES/other exams:

  1. Go the official UPSC link given below
  2. Register and Submit your application by March 6 (6 P.M)
  3. Upload photo and signature and also pay the specified fees.
  4. Note down the registration number and details for further use.

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