UPSC Mains 2017 – Exam Date, Admit Card & UPSC Sample Papers

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released notification regarding the UPSC 2017-2018 mains examination. This year, the preliminary exams was held in June 2017 and the mains are to be conducted in the end of October and the initial days of November.

UPSC Examination 2017 – 2018

UPSC Examination 2017

The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a national level competitive examination held across India for the recruitment of various posts,

  • The Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)

This is recorded as the toughest examination in India, with accounting more than 900,000 applicants having one of the lowest success rate of 0.1%­0.3%. The process takes more than one year from the notification of the pre examination to declaration of the final results.

UPSC Mains Exam Dates 2017 – 2018

UPSC sample paper 2017

Release of Detailed Application Form: Aug/Sep 2017

Availability of Form: Aug/Sep 2017

Release of Admit Card: September 2017

Mains Exams of IAS: Oct, 28, 2017

Result of IAS Mains Exams 2017: Dec, 2017

Cut off: After the mains exams of IAS 2017

Interview Dates

Date of interview/ personality test: Jan/Feb 2018

Declaration of IAS Final Results 2017: Feb/ March 2018

Marks of the aspirants in Mains Interview/ Personality tests:  Feb/ March 2018

UPSC Exams Eligibility criteria 2017

  1. The appearing candidates must have a degree from a recognized 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.


  1. Age Criteria
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 Attempts

SC/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 Mains Exam Pattern

UPSC examination 2017

  1. Paper A (Indian language to be selected from the eighth schedule of the constitution) – 300 marks
  2. Paper B English language – 300 marks
  3. Paper I Essay – 250 marks
  4. Paper II General Studies I (Indian heritage & culture, History & Geography of world & society)
  5. Paper II General studies II (Governance, constitution, polity, social justice & international relations) – 250 marks
  6. Paper IV General studies III (Technology, economic development, bio-diversity, environment, security & disaster management) – 250 marks
  7. Paper V General studies IV (Ethnic, integrity & aptitude) – 250 marks
  8. Paper VI Optional subject Paper I – 250 marks
  9. paper VII Optional subject Paper II – 250 marks
  10. Personality test – 275 marks

UPSC Admit Card 2017:

To download Civil Services (Mains) exam admit card 2017 

UPSC Sample Paper 2017

Also check  important exam-   NDA Entrance Exam 2018 Details

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