UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announces Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017 Notification Exam Schedule and Application Process

UPSC CSE Exam 2017 - UPSC recruitment notification 2017 released for Civil Services Exam for Indian Railway Services, ordinance Services, Accounts services, corporate services & all other services dept filling 980 vacancies

All eligible candidates have to apply 22nd Feb. 2017 to 17th March 2017 for UPSC CSE Exam 2017

Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) published an official notification for the Civil Services Examination 2017 for the post of 980 Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group 'A', Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group 'A' Indian Revenue Service Customs and Central Excise), Group 'A' etc

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the UPSC on 18th June 2017 in accordance with the Rules published by the Dept. of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 22nd February 2017

Details of Posts for UPSC Civil Service Exam 2017 :

Exam Name: UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) Preliminary Exam

No. of Vacancy: 980 Posts

Name of the Posts:

(i) Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

(ii) Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

(iii) Indian Police Service (IPS)

(iv) Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’

(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’

(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’ (IRS)

(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’

(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'

(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’

(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’

(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III)

(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A"

(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'

(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'

(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'

(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the Exam is expected to be approximately 980, which include 27 vacancies reserved for PH Category, i.e. 07 vacancies for LDCP, 08 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I.

Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to SC/ST, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Govt.

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Civil Service Exam 2017

Nationality: For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India

For other services, a candidate must be either: (a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India

Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the exam but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Govt. of India

Age Limits

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 01st of August 2017 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 02nd August 1985 and not later than 01st August 1996

Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately

Upper Age-Limit

(i) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a SC/ST

(ii) up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;

(iii) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 01st January 1980 to the 31st day of December 1989;

(iv) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 01st August 2017 and have been released

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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification

Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying exam will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Exam. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Exam will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite exam with their application for the Main

Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Exam. The applications for the Main Exam will be called sometime in the month of September/October 2017

In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed exam conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the exam

Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications, which are recognised by the Govt. as equivalent to professional and technical degree, would also be eligible for admission to the exam

Candidates who have passed the final professional MBBS or any other Medical Exam but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the

Civil Services (Main) Exam, will be provisionally admitted to the Exam provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical exam

Number of Attempts:

Every candidate appearing at the exam, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination. Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of SC and ST candidates who are otherwise eligible

Application Fee

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs.100/- either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card

Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 16th March 2017 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in-Slip before it is deactivated may pay

Civil Services Exam 2017 Selection Procedure

Selection procedure of civil services exam 2017 will complete in two stages - Preliminary examination (MCQ type), Mains examination (descriptive type) and personal interview. The qualified candidates of preliminary examination will be called for Mains examination followed by personal interview for final selection

Civil Services Exam Pattern

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages: (i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination and (ii) Civil Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates of the various service and posts

The preliminary Exam will consist of two papers of Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section screening test only

The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination by the candidate who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit

Main Exam contains:

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: Optical Subjects - Paper-1: 250 Marks
Paper-VII: Optical Subjects - Paper-2: 250 Marks
Sub-Total (Written Test): 1750 Marks
Grand Total: 2025 Marks
UPSC will prepare merit list on the basis of candidates’ performance & high marks aggregate scored in Mains & interview

Exam Centres

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Aligarh, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Aligarh, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Puducherry, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam

How to Apply

The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination

Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website

Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website. Brief Instructions for filling up the "Online Application Form" given in Appendix-II

The online Applications can be filled up to 17th March 2017 till 06.00 PM

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the exam; the e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website for downloading by candidates

No Admission Certificate will be sent by post

UPSC Civil Services Exam Important Dates 2017

Online Registration Start from 22nd February 2017

Last Date to Apply Online 17th March 2017

The Civil Services Exam 2017(Pre): 18th June 2017

Date of Main Examination: 28th October 2017

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