Civil Services Exam 2017 (Prelims) / IAS

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      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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The appearing candidates must have a degree from a recognised university incorporated by an Act of Central OR State Legislature in India OR Other educational institution established by Parliament Act OR announced to be deemed university under section-3 of the UGCA), 1956 or have an equivalent degree.

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

Civil Services 2017 Important Notice

 Civil Services examination 2017 Application process will be started from 22nd February 2017 till 17th March 2017

Important dates

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


Civil Services Exam Application form

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. 

Apply for Civil Services Examination 2017

The application form for IAS exam 2017 will be available from 22nd February 2017. The applicants have to apply online from the official website. Lakhs of applicants apply for the examination every year. The applications will be accepted only through online mode, any other mode will not be accepted.

The application procedure of Civil services examination is divided into 2 parts- Part I & Part II. To confirm the candidature, the applicants must have complete both the parts of application procedure successfully.

Important Dates

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

IAS Application Form- Civil Services Examination

The applicants need to visit the official website to fill the application form. They are advised to check all the eligibility criteria before they start application procedure.

Application fee details

The applicants will have to pay Rs. 100/- as application fee (SC/ST/PH/Female applicants are exempted from application fee). The application fee can be paid in online or offline mode.

  • Online mode– In online mode fee can be paid through net banking of SBI/State bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

  • Offline mode– In offline mode fee can be paid in cash at any branch of SBI. For offline mode the applicants will have to take the print out of system generated challan during Part I registration.

How to fill IAS Application Form?

  • Login to the official website of UPSC and search a link for “Application Form”.

  • Once you get the link, click on it and application form window will be opened consisting of 2 stages registration- part I & Part II.

  • You need to click on Part I registration & fill all the details as required in the application form.

  • Once all the details are entered, you have to click on submit. On submission, a registration ID will be generated.

  • Now the applicants will have to proceed with Part II registration by using registration ID generated during Part I registration.

  • Here you have to choose the examination you want to appear for.

  • Now upload the scanned images of your photograph & signature in specified format.

  • Also pay application fee as mentioned in the website.

  • On successful completion of application fee, the registration process will be completed.

  • The applicants can take down the print out of their online submitted application forms for future reference.

 

How to Apply

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

Application Fees

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

Posts the finally selected candidates will be recruited

  • Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group A

  • Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A

  • Indian Administrative Service

  • Indian Police Service

  • Indian Foreign Service

  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A

  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise), Group A

  • Indian Postal Service, Group A

  • Indian Defence Accounts Services, Group A

  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

  • Indian Revenue Services (IT), Group A

  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A

  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A

  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A

  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group A

  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A

  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Services, Group B

  • Indian Trade Service, Group A (Gr. III)

  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B.

  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A

  • Armed Forces Headquarter civil service, Group B (Section Officer’s Grade)

  • Pondicherry Police Services, Group B

  • Pondicherry Civil Services, Group B

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.

Exam Pattern

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

Total

 

 

400

 

Admit Card 

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.

Cut off Marks 

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.

Result 

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.

Civil services Mains exam 2017

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

 

 

Personality test

 

275

 

 

Grand total

 

2025

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