UPSC Civil Services Notification 2017: Registration, Exam Dates, Fees, Schedule @upsc.gov.in

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UPSC: Union Public Service Commission is one of the most reputed and well-known examination body across the nation. Each year candidates eagerly wait for the UPSC Application Form for various recruitment processes. Every year candidates look for the schedule of UPSC Exam so that they can start their preparation at earliest. If you are one of them who is waiting for UPSC Exam Calendar 2017-18 then you are at the right place to have an idea about the time, schedule of various examination conducted by UPSC 2017-18. This article will provide the information about the UPSC exam Notification 2017, UPSC Registration, Eligibility Details, Fee, Last Date, UPSC Apply Online Procedure and other details. Here below you can get details about UPSC examination, UPSC Registration, UPSC Apply Online Process and UPSC Notification 2017.

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Exams Conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

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The Union Public Service Commission is one of the well-known organization which conduct various type of popular examinations such as Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination. Each year these examinations get conducted at various examination centres successfully.

UPSC Notification 2017 – Application & Exam Dates

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Exam Name

Notification Date

Last Date to Apply

Exam Date

Duration

Engineering Services (Pre)

29th Sep 2016

21st Oct 2016

8th Jan 2017

1 Day

CDS (I)

9th Nov 2016

2nd Dec 2016

5th Feb 2017

1 Day

CISF AC

7th Dec 2016

30th Dec 2016

5th Mar 2017

1 Day

NDA & NA (I)

18th Jan 2017

10th Feb 2017

23rd Apr 2017

1 Day

IES/ISS

8th Feb 2017

3rd Mar 2017

12th May 2017

3 Days

CGSE/GE

8th Feb 2017

3rd Mar 2017

12th May 2017

3 Days

Engineering Services (Main)

14th May 2017

1 Day

Civil Services Prelims (CSAT)/IFS Prelims

22nd Feb 2017

17th Mar 2017

18th Jun 2017

 1 Day

CAPF (AC)

12th Apr 2017

5th May 2017

23rd July 2017

1 Day

CMS

26th Apr 2017

19th May 2017

13th Aug 2017

1 Day

NDA & NA (II)

7th Jun 2017

30th June 2017

10th Sep, 2017

1 Day

Civil Services Main

28th Oct 2017

5 Days

CDS II

9th Aug 2017

8th Sep 2017

19th Nov 2017

1 Day

IFS Main

3rd Dec 2017

10 Days

SO/STENO

13th Sep, 2017

6th Oct 2017

16th Dec 2017

 2 Days

UPSC Civil Services Notification 2017 – UPSC Registration, Exam Dates, Fee, Last Date Details

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The Procedure of CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION, UPSC conducts CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION in three phases – a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (general studies and aptitude test), and the main examination consisting of nine papers of the conventional (essay) type followed by a personality test (interview).The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the well-known nationwide competitive examination in India for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. This is the toughest examination in India, with more than 900,000 applicants having one of the lowest in the world success rate of 0.1%­0.3%. The process takes roughly one year from the notification of the prelims to declaration of the final results.

Civil Services Exam 2017 Schedule

For Preliminary Examination

Notification release Feb 22, 2017
Availability of Application Form Feb 22, 2017 to Mar 17, 2017
Release of Admit Card for Prelims Exam May 2017
Prelims exam of IAS Offline Exam Jun 18, 2017
Result of IAS Prelims Exam Aug/Sep 2017
Cutoff of IAS Prelims Exam After the final result of IAS 2017

For Mains examination

Release of DAF Aug/Sept 2017
Availability of DAF Aug/Sept 2017
Release of Admit Card for Mains Exam Sept 2017
Mains Exam of IAS Oct 28, 2017
Result of IAS Mains Exam Dec 2017
Cutoff After the final result of IAS 2017 exam

For Interview

Date of Interview/Personality Test Jan/Feb 2018
Declaration of IAS Final Result 2017 Feb/Mar 2018
Marks of the candidates in Mains and Interview/Personality Test Feb/Mar 2018

Eligibility criteria for the UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION

Nationality

  • For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

  • For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:

    • A citizen of India

    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam  with the intention of permanently settling in India

For other services, a candidate must be one of the following:

  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri-Lanka, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Education qualification for the UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION

For any applicant appearing in the exam, a degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is required. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate of qualification along with the mark sheet to the UPSC before the main exam.

A candidate applying for IFS exam must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology, or a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry or engineering from a recognized university.

Age relaxation for the UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION:

A candidate must have the age between 21 to 32 years on August 1 of 2017. Prescribed age. For OBC the upper age limit is 35, SC and ST the limit is 37 years. Physically Disabled (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) – 42 years

Jammu & Kashmir Domicile:

  • General Category: 37 years
  • OBC: 40 years
  • SC/ST: 42 years
  • PH: 50 years

The Number of Attempts:

  • General category: 6 Attempts
  • OBC category: 9 Attempts
  • SC/ST: Unlimited Attempts
    • General Category: 9 Attempts
    • OBC: 9 Attempts
    • SC/ST: Unlimited AttemptsPhysically Disabled (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)

Appearing to attempt one of the papers in the preliminary examination is counted as an attempt but failing to attend is not counted as an attempt

EXAM PATTERN AND SYLLABUS

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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; and

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

EXAM SYLLABUS

FOR PRELIMS:

Paper I – (200 marks)

Duration: Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.

  • History of India and Indian National Movement.

  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

  • Economic and Social Development -Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation

  • General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks)

Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension.

  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.

  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

  • Decision-making and problem-solving.

  • General mental ability

  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%
Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

FOR MAINS EXAMINATION

The UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2017 contains 9 Papers out of which 2 Papers are in the nature of Qualifying nature while the other 7 are based on merit Ranking. The Subjects in those Papers are described below.

S.No.

Name of the Paper.

Name of the Subject.

1.

Paper – A.

Indian Languages.

2.

Paper – B.

English.

3.

Paper – I.

Essay.

4.

Paper – II.

General Studies – I.

5.

Paper – III.

General Studies – II.

6.

Paper – IV.

General Studies – III.

7.

Paper – V.

General Studies – IV.

8.

Paper – VI.

Optional Subject (Paper – 1).

9.

Paper – VII.

Optional Subject (Paper – 2).

I. Topics in Paper I: Indian Language

The Indian Languages according to the IAS Civil Services UPSC 2016 Syllabus Mains signifies the Languages which are present in the 8th Schedule to the Indian Constitution. The Script to be used by the Candidates will be based on the Language he or she selects for the Paper A of Indian Languages. The Paper A (Indian Language) in the UPSC IAS Mains is not compulsory for the Candidates who belong to the North Eastern States such as Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam, Tripura.

Topics in Indian Language (Paper – I):

  1. Comprehensive Type of Questions related to the Given Passage.

  2. Short Essay.

  3. Vocabulary & Usage.

  4. Precise Writing (in other words, making a summary).

  5. Translation from English to the Selected Indian Language and Vice Versa.

The List of the Languages, as well as the Scripts to be used for the respective Languages, are given below here. Download the list of Languages of UPSC IAS Syllabus pdf free download.

S.No.

Name of the Language.

Script.

1.

Assamese.

Assamese.

2.

Bodo.

Devanagari.

3.

Gujarati.

Gujarati.

4.

Kannada.

Kannada.

5.

Konkani.

Devanagari.

6.

Malayalam.

Malayalam.

7.

Marathi.

Devanagari.

8.

Punjabi.

Gurmukhi.

9.

Telugu.

Telugu.

10.

Tamil.

Tamil.

11.

Santhali.

Olchiki or Devanagari.

12.

Urdu.

Persian.

13.

Bengali.

Bengali.

14.

Dogri.

Devanagari.

15.

Hindi.

Devanagari.

16.

Kashmiri.

Persian.

17.

Maithili.

Devanagari.

18.

Manipuri.

Bengali.

19.

Sanskrit.

Devanagari.

20.

Sindhi.

Arabic or Devanagari.

21.

Nepali.

Devanagari.

22.

Oriya.

Oriya.

II. Topics in Paper II: English

  1. Comprehensive Type of Questions related to the Given Passage.

  2. Short Essay.

  3. Vocabulary & Usage.

  4. Precise Writing (in other words, making a summary).

III. Topics in Paper III: Essay

The Candidates are given some Topics. They have to Write Essays on those Given Topics in Brief. The Essay can be written in the Language selected by the Candidates. The Candidates have to write the Essay in Orderly manner briefly.

IV. Topics in Paper IV: General Studies – I

  1. Indian Culture: Architecture, Literature, Art Form since the Ancient Times.

  2. Modern Indian History from the Eighteenth Century till Present Significant Events & Issues.

  3. The Freedom Struggle in the Country: Different Stages and Contributions from various Parts of the Country.

  4. Post Independence: Consolidation as well as Reorganisation within the Country.

  5. History of the World: Events taking place since 18th Century; Industrial Revolution, Colonization & Decolonization, etc.., Political Changes such as Capitalism, Socialism, etc.., Effects of these Changes on the Society.

  6. Indian Society, Diversity in India: Salient Features.

  7. Geography of the World & its Salient Features.

  8. The Concepts of Communalism, Secularism, Social Empowerment, Regionalism, etc..,

  9. Distribution of key Natural Resources all over the World, etc..,

V. Topics in Paper V: General Studies – II

  1. Governance.

  2. Constitution.

  3. Polity.

  4. Social Justice.

  5. Internal Relations.

VI. Topics in Paper VI: General Studies – III

  1. Technology.

  2. Economic Development.

  3. Disaster Management.

  4. Environmental.

  5. Security.

  6. Bio-Diversity.

VII. Topics in Paper V: General Studies – IV

  1. Aptitude.

  2. Ethics.

  3. Integrity.

VIII. Topics in Paper VI: Optional Subject (Paper – 1)

The Candidates have to select the Optional Subject. The Questions asked in this Paper depends on the Subject selected by the Candidate.

IX. Topics in Paper VI: Optional Subject (Paper – 2)

The Candidates have to select the Optional Subject. The Questions asked in this Paper depends on the Subject selected by the Candidate.

Optional Subjects: The Candidates have to select two subjects as Optional Subjects. The Optional Subjects are as follows.

  • Agriculture.

  • Anthropology.

  • Chemistry.

  • Commerce & Accountancy.

  • Civil Engineering.

  • Electrical Engineering.

  • Geology.

  • Law.

  • Mathematics.

  • Medical Science.

  • Physics.

  • Psychology.

  • Sociology.

  • Zoology.

  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.

  • Botany.

  • Economics.

  • Geography.

  • History.

  • Management.

  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • Philosophy.

  • Political Science & International Relations.

  • Public Administration.

  • Statistics.

For more details, you can go through UPSC Official Website: www.upsc.gov.in. The Civil Service System is the backbone of the administrative system of the country.  The CIVIL Services Examination is one of the toughest examination. Cracking CIVIL Services examination is not a cake walk. It requires planned and strategic studies and dedication. If you are a new or experienced aspirant to this UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION this article may helpful to you to know about 2017 UPSC Registration, UPSC Civil Services Notification 2017, Eligibility Details, Fee, Last Date, UPSC Apply Online Details, useful links and other details.

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