UPSC Civil Services prelims 2018 notification out, registration details at

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 07, 2018 16:26 hrs

New Delhi: Union Public Service Commission has released the official notification for Civil Services (Preliminary) and Indian Forest Services (Preliminary) exam through CSE. The application process starts today and will end on March 6, 2018. The number of vacancies advertised under the Civil Services are 782 which also include 32 vacancies for candidates who fall under the Benchmark Disability category. The preliminary exam for both the services will be conducted on June 3, 2018.

All interested are advised to note that the selection of the Indian Forest Services has to apply for the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The Prelims for Indian Forest Services, IFS are done alongside the Civil Services Prelims. The notification would release with the details of the examination today and updated here. Also note, the application forms would be made available on

The exam is conducted to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.

Exam pattern

The preliminary test comprises of Paper-I and Paper-II. .

In the objective type, multiple choice questions are asked that carry a total of 400 marks. In the general studies paper – II, a candidate has to qualify with minimum 33 per cent marks.

Negative marks for every question is one-third of the marks assigned to that question. The questions in Paper-I come from seven different test areas like 1) Science and technology, 2) history and culture, 3) geography, 4) Indian Polity, 5) Indian economy, 6) environment and ecology and 7) current events of national and international importance.

Important dates

UPSC Civil Service exam calendar 2018:

Last date to apply for the exam: March 6

Date of commencement of preliminary exam: June 3

Date of commencement of Civil service main exams: October 1

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