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Union Public Service Commission has released the dates of notification and preliminary examination of various Civil Services Exam 2018. The preliminary examination that will be conducted to select candidates for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others has been scheduled to be held on 3 June next year, UPSC has said.
This year’s test was held on 18 June 2017 whereas the preliminary tests for 2016, 2015 and 2014 were held during the month of August, and the prelims for 2013 was held on 26 May as per UPSC records.
The preliminary examination for civil services, 2018 will be held on 3 June, as per the UPSC’s notification for 2018. The notification for 2018 examination will be issued on 7 February and the last date for receipt of applications would be 6 March 2018, it said.
Based on 2017 civil services examination exam results, the number of vacancies to be filled is expected to be approximately 980 which include 27 vacancies reserved for physically handicapped. The result of 2017 civil services preliminary examination was declared on 27 July.
Details of Dates for Civil Services Exam 2018 announced:
Date of Notification: 07 FEB 2018
Last Date to Apply: 06 March 2018 (Apply Online)
Date of IAS PRE (CSAT) Exam: 03 June 2018 (Sunday, 1 Day)
Date of UPSC Mains Exam: 01 October 2018 (5 Days)
How to apply:
UPSC aspirants for civil services like IAS, IPS, IES and other need to fill the application form online through official UPSC website i.e www.upsconline.nic.in. Read the instructions provided before applying.
Civils/IAS Exam Admit Card 2018
The Admit Card will be available on UPSC website on May 2018 tentatively. Aspirants must download Hall ticket through online only. The examination authority will not send the hall ticket by post, so the candidate must visit the official website and must enter the candidate registration number to download the admit card.
Civil services exam 2018: Examination process
Stage I: Preliminary examination
- Advertised in May and held in August each year.
- Results published in Mid October (tentatively).
Stage II: Main examination
- Held in December every year.
- Results published in the second week of March (tentatively).
Stage III: Personality Test (Interview)
- Held in April/May each year.
- Final results announced in May (tentatively).