UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018 | IAS/IPS/Others | 782 Vacancies | Last date: 6 March 2018

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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018 – UPSC invites Online Application for Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) for 782 vacancies for various Civil Services Posts. The detailed eligibility and application process are given in below.

UPSC Civil Service ExamUPSC Civil Services Exam 2018:

Examination NameCivil Services Examination
QualificationAny degree
Total vacancies782
SalaryNot Disclosed
Job LocationAcross India
Last date6 March 2018

UPSC Civil Services Exam – Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualifications: The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Age limit(As on 01.08.2018): 21 to 32 years (Relaxation as per government policy)

UPSC Civil Services Exam Vacancies in following services: 782 Posts

  • Indian Administrative Service.
  • Indian Foreign Service.
  • Indian Police Service.
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  • Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’.
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group “A”.
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar
    Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar
    Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’.
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

UPSC Civil Services Exam – Selection process:

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :


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  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

Preliminary Examination:

  • The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks.
  • This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Each paper will be of two hours duration.

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

Main Examination:

  • The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test.
  • The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section II out of which two papers will be of qualifying in nature.
  • Section II (B) Marks obtained for all the compulsory papers (Paper-I to Paper-VII) and Marks obtained in Interview for Personality Test will be counted for ranking.

UPSC Civil Services Exam – Scheme of Main Examination

Qualifying Papers:

  • Paper-A (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate) – 300 Marks
  • Paper-B (English) – 300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit:

SubjectMarks
Paper-I (Essay)250 Marks
Paper-II
(General Studies-I)
 250 Marks
Paper-III
(General Studies -II)
 250 Marks
Paper-IV
(General Studies -III)
 250 Marks
Paper-V
(General Studies -IV)
 250 Marks
Paper-VI
(Optional Subject – Paper 1)
250 Marks
Paper-VII
(Optional Subject – Paper 2)
 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test)  1750 Marks
Personality Test275 Marks
Grand Total  2025 Marks

Application Fee: Rs. 100/- (No fee for SC/ST/PH/Female candidates)

Mode of Payment: Application fee pay either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.

Note: Candidates admitted to the Main Examination will be required to pay a further fee of Rs. 200/-

How to apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for this position in online latest by 7 February to 6 March 2018.

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Important dates:

  • Starting date for submission of Online Application: 07.02.2018
  • Closing date for submission of Online Application: 06.03.2018
  • The last date for payment of Application Fee(Pay by Cash): 05.03.2018
  • The last date for payment of Application Fee(Online Payment): 06.03.2018
  • Available of e-Admit Card in UPSC Website: Three weeks before the commencement of the examination
  • Date of Preliminary Examination: 3rd June 2018
  • Date of Main Examination: September 2018