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UPSC Exam Dates, Application Form, Admit Card, Results

Updated On - January 16th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

UPSC or Union Public Service Commission is a central level body responsible for conducting various recruitment exams for civil servants in India. Some of the major exams conducted by UPSC are Civil Services, Engineering Services, CDS, and NDA.

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Total no. of posts released by UPSC is 23 posts. Post wise vacancy details – 

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Interview list for the post of Assistant Professor Orthopaedic (Sports Injury Centre) in the Teaching Specialist Sub-Cadre is published on the website. The interview will be held on December 26, 2017.Check Here
Interview for post of Specialist Grade III Assistant Professor (Paediatric Cardiology) in the Teaching Specialist Sub-Cadre of the Central Health Service in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is scheduled to be conducted on December 26, 2017.Check Here
UPSC has declared results for the post of Assistant Professor (Gujarati) in Govt. College Daman. The interviews for the same were held on November 21 and 22, 2017.Check Result 
UPSC has declared final result for post of Junior Work Manager Ordnance Factory Board, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence of Advertisement No. 12/ 2016. Interview held on 16-11-2017 and 17-11-2017.Check Here
UPSC has fixed a time frame of 7 days for accepting grievances from candidates for various examinations conducted by it. The representation should be sent via mail at from next day of exam till 6 pm of the Seventh day.Check Official Notice

The minimum eligibility required to appear for any one of the exams conducted is a Bacehlor’s degree. There might be some additional eligibility criteria depending upon the post or recruitment exam a candidate wishes to apply for. UPSC mainly conducts the recruitment process in three phases – Preliminary exam, Main exam, and Interview. 

January 12, 2017: Candidates can download e-admit card for CDS-1 from the official website. Exam is scheduled on February 5, 2017. Read More about CDS.

Latest update: UPSC has released the recruitment calendar for 2017. Check detailed information here 

UPSC Exam Dates 2017

UPSC has released Calendar for the upcoming year intimating about the notification, registration, conduct and duration of all the exams.

ExamLast Date of ApplicationTotal Vacancies
UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination (I), 201804/12/2017414
UPSC Engineering Services Exam (ESE 2018)23/10/2017588
UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 201708/09/2017414
UPSC National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II) 201730/06/2017390
UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam 2017Closed179
Civil Services Examination (CSE), 2017Closed980
Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam, 2017Closed110
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2017Closed138
Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam, 2017Closed44
National Defence Academy (NDA), National Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme), 2017Closed390

UPSC Upcoming Vacancy 2018 

Name of PostsTotal VacanciesLast Date to ApplyComplete Details
Assistant Legal Adviser, Assistant Director (Hindi Typing and Hindi Stenography), Deputy Director (Examination Reforms) and Associate Professor (Technical)09January 11, 2018Click Here 

UPSC Recruitment 2017 Eligibility

Eligibility in UPSC Recruitment 2017 varies with the exams. Basic Academic Qualification of most of the exams is Graduation from any recognrecognizedrsity. However, there are few exams that demand graduation, in a particular field/stream as part of the Eligibility. 

ExamAcademic QualificationAge Criteria
Engineering Services (Preliminary), 2017B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university21-30 on Jan 1, 2017
CDS I, 2017Graduation from any recognised university19-24 years
EO/AO- EPFOGraduate from a recognized universityLess than 30 years
CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2017 35 years on Aug 01, 2017
N.D.A. & N.A. Exam (I), 201710+217-19.5 years on Jan 1, 2017 (Only Male Candidates)
ISS Exam 2017Graduate in Statistics with other related streams21-30 years on Aug 1, 2017(Must be Medically fit)
IES Exam 2017Post graduate in Economics or other related courses21-30 years on Aug 1, 2017(Must be medically fit)
Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam, 2017Masters in the related streams21-30 years on Aug 1, 2017
Civil Services (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2017Graduate from any recognized university21-32 years on Aug 1, 2017
Indian Forest Service (PREL.) Exam. 2017 through CS(P) Exam. 2017Graduation in Animal Husbandry and related21-32 years on Aug 1, 2017
Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2017Graduate from any recognized university20-24 years
Combined Medical Services Exam, 2017MBBSLess than 32 years

Civil Services 2017 Important Notice

  • The application process will start from February 22, 2017. Last date to apply is March 17, 2017.
  • The Prelims exam is scheduled on June 18, 2017.

UPSC Registration 2017

The Registration for all the exams under UPSC is done at The Applications will start as per the dates mentioned in the UPSC 2017 Calendar. The Registration should be completed before the last date. No Applications will be accepted after the last date. Notices and advertisement will be regularly published by UPSC in the leading newspapers and weekly employment news. UPSC will notify the candidates about dates and other important information regarding the exam.

To ensure smooth UPSC 2017 Registration Process, candidates must ensure that they have following documents (as required) before starting their UPSC Application.

  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Category Certificate, if applicable
  • Medical Certificate, if applicable
  • Scanned passport size photo
  • Scanned Signature

Number of Attempts in UPSC?

The number of attempts in UPSC exam varies on the basis of category of the candidate as follows :-

  • A General category can appear for UPSC maximum  6 times and the maximum age limit is 32 years.
  • An OBC category candidate can take the exam maximum  9 times and maximum age is 35 years.
  • For Physically disabled candidates there is relaxation of 10 years. They are given 9 attempts for clearing UPSC.
  • A SC/ST category candidate can appear as many as times till 37 years of age.

UPSC Syllabus 2017

The Syllabus of each exam under UPSC is announced along with the notification. However, UPSC Syllabus for all exams is similar in many ways. The General Science Section/Paper is asked in most of the exams. While some exams focus on the technical aptitude, other exams give weightage to Current Affairs and General Knowledge.

UPSC Result 2017

UPSC will release the result as per the dates mentioned in Calendar above. The Result for all the exams will be published at the official website i.e. The Result will be published in form of Score Cards. The Merit list displaying the names of all shortlisted candidates will be published soon after the announcement of Result at the official website. The Shortlisted candidates will be invited for next level of selection process as mentioned in the UPSC Notification.

The Ongoing UPSC Civil Services Prelims result is already declared. All the qualified candidates will write the UPSC CSE Mains Examination starting from December 03, 2016. UPSC will announce the result IAS Mains examination in April, 2017.

UPSC Recruitment 2017 Selection Process

Qualified candidates of the written result are called for next level of the selection process, GD/PI/WAT. The Selection Process varies with the exam and the posts offered. However, most of the recruitment posts follow the mentioned Selection Process

Group Discussion

Candidates are made to sit in batches of 20 or more to discuss any topic assigned by the person in charge. The topics vary from any recent global activity to problems faced by society. Total of 15-25 minutes are allotted to the candidates to discuss the topic among themselves. At the end of the discussion, candidates are asked to submit their response verbally one after another. 

Personal Interview

Following the group discussion, Personal Interview of candidates is conducted. The Personal Interview is conducted to test candidates’ confidence, thought process and clarity of mind. UPSC entrusts the shortlisted candidates with a very responsible position. Hence it is necessary to test candidates of their mental and physical strength required for the job.

UPSC Recruitment 2017 Medical Test

As per the job requirements, UPSC asks candidates to go through a medical test before publishing final merit list. The Result of the medical tests is considered while preparing Final Merit List. All the qualified candidates of the written exam followed by interview is required to undergo medical test, and the results are submitted to UPSC for further proceedings. All the qualifued candidates are required to undergo following test at the allotted medical centre.

  • Blood Test
  • Urine Test
  • Mental Stability (Session of Stress Interview)
  • Opthalmic Test & BMI Measurement
  • Chest X Ray followed by test for several other disorders.

UPSC Recruitment Calendar

UPSC invites applications from eligible candidates against various vacancies posted in different Ministries. The vacancies are posted regularly at Candidates can check all the listed vacancies and apply as per their choice.

UPSC Recruitment 2017 Calendar
Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil)Ministry of ShippingClick Here
Assistant Executive EngineerMinistry of ShippingClick Here
Assistant professor (Microbiology)Ministry of Health & Family WelfareClick Here
Assistant Legislative Counsel (Bengali)Ministry of Law and JusticeClick Here
Assistant Professor (Endocrinology)Ministry of Health & Family WelfareClick Here
Managers Grade 1/Section OfficersMinistry of DefenceClick Here
Scientist in CFSLDepartment of Public EnterprisesClick Here
Assistant Directors at DEPEDepartment of Public EnterprisesClick Here
Lecturers in School of Foreign LanguagesMinistry of DefenceClick Here
Assistant Security OfficerArmy Headquarters & DGQA under Department of DefenseClick Here
Assistant CommandantCentral Industrial Security ForceClick Here

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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