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UPSC Civil Services Examination 2017, also known as UPSC IAS 2017 or CSAT 2017 is announced by the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC IAS 2017 Civil Services Preliminary and Main examination must be cleared in order to get selected for Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and various other Group ‘A’ posts. In addition, clearing the Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017 is necessary to appear in Indian Forest Service Exam 2017.

Latest: UPSC Civil Services (CS) Main Exam admit card has been released. Candidates can download the same from the ” Admit Card” page.

UPSC Civil Services (CS) Exam 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services (CS) Examination at All India Level. UPSC Civil Services Examination is conducted for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among others. The Preliminary Examination was held on 18 Jun 2017. Candidates who have qualified the prelims exam can appear in the Civil Services Main Examination 2017 which will be held on 28 Oct 2017 onwards. Candidates can read the complete details of UPSC Civil Services (CS) Exam 2017 such as application form, eligibility criteria, vacancy details, exam pattern etc. on this page.

Important Dates

Start of Online Application 22 Feb 2017
Last date for Receipt of Application Form 17 Mar 2017
Availability of Admit Card for UPSC IAS 2017 Pre Exam 22 May 2017
Date of UPSC Civil Services (IAS) 2017 Preliminary Exam 18 Jun 2017
Availability of Admit Card for UPSC IAS 2017 Main Exam 04 Oct 2017
Date of UPSC Civil Services (IAS) 2017 Main Exam 28 Oct 2017 Onwards

IAS 2017 Notification by UPSC had been released at website Get here complete details of UPSC IAS 2017 such as application form, admit card, results, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria.

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Vacancy Details

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

UPSC Civil Services 2017

UPSC had published notification for UPSC Civil Services (CS) Exam 2017. UPSC Civil Services (CS) Preliminary Exam 2017 examination was held on 18 Jun 2017. and UPSC Civil Services (CS) Main Exam 2017 examination will be held on 28 Oct 2017 onwards. The Candidates applying for the examination ensured that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination is purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

UPSC IAS 2017 Application Form

Candidates were required to apply online using the website The applicants were advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc.

The applicants who submitted multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) was entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID was not adjusted against any other RID.

Candidates were required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II. Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must had his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.

Application process is over now

Application Fee

Rs.100/- Rupees One Hundred only [excepting SC/ST/ Female/Physically Handicapped candidates who were exempted from payment of fee]

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality :

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 01 January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
(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 Government 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 examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Age Limits :

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2017 i.e., he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1985 and not later than 1st August, 1996. Necessary action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to various services is being taken separately.

(b) The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable:-

  1. Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  2. Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
  3. Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 01 January, 1980 to the  31 day of December, 1989.
  4. Upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof:
  5. 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 1st August, 2017 and have been released; a) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2017 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency; or b)  on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service; or c) on invalidment.
  6. up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2017 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
  7. up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, Hearing Impaired and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Note I- Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of Rule 6(b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons domiciled in the State of J & K, blind, Hearing Impaired and orthopaedically handicapped etc. are eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the categories.

Note II- The term ex-servicemen is applied to the persons who were defined as ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re- employment in Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.

Note III- The age concession under age limit para (b) (5) and (6) is not admissible to Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/ SSCOs, who are released on own request.

Note IV- Notwithstanding the provision of age-relaxation under age limit para (ii) (b) (7) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the Government.

Save as Provided above the age limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.

The date of birth, accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only at the time of applying for the Civil Services (Main) Examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, Service records and the like will be accepted.

The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the Instruction include the alternative certificates mentioned above.

Note 1: Candidate should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application is accepted by the Commission, and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note 2: Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change is allowed subsequently or at any other Examination of the Commission on any grounds whatsoever.

Note 3: The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the online Application Form for the Preliminary Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action was taken against them by the Commission under the Rules

Minimum 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.

Note I: 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 examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates is not admitted to the Main Examination. The applications for the Main Examination will be called sometime in the month of September/October, 2017.

Note II: 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 examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.

Note III: Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

Note IV: Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, are provisionally admitted to the Examination 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 examination. In such cases, the candidates are required to produce at the time of their interview original Degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.

Number of attempts

Every candidate appearing at the examination who is otherwise eligible, is permitted six attempts at the examination. Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts is not applied in the case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.

Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible is nine. The relaxation is available to the candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

Provided further that a physically handicapped gets as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for nine attempts. Necessary action to make Corresponding Changes in respective Rules/Regulations Pertaining to various services is being taken separately. The relaxation is available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.


  • An attempt at a Preliminary Examination is deemed to be an attempt at the Civil Services Examination.
  • If a candidate actually appeared in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, he/she is deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.
  • Notwithstanding the disqualification/ cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination counted as an attempt

Restrictions on applying for the examination

A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service is not eligible to compete at this examination. In case such a candidate is appointed to the IAS/IFS after the Preliminary Examination of Civil Services Examination, 2017 is over and he/she continues to be a member of that service, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017 notwithstanding his/her having qualified in the Preliminary Examination, 2017.

Also provided that if such a candidate is appointed to IAS/IFS after the commencement of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017 but before the result there of and continues to be a member of that service, he/she is not considered for appointment to any service/post on the basis of the result of this examination viz. Civil Services Examination, 2017.

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Civil Services Examination, 2017 as per Rules for Examination published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 22nd February, 2017.

Scheme of CS Examination & Syllabus

The Civil Services Examination consist of two successive stages (vide Appendix I Section-I)

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

Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination have to apply online again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be made available to them. The Main Examination is held in October, 2017.

Appendix I

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Statistical Data CS (Preliminary)

Year of Exam  No of Candidates Appeared
1997 2,65,761 1,30,198
1998 2,71,517 1,22,363
1999 3,09,501 1,35,086
2000 2,25,555 1,19,398
2001 2,56,673 1,38,240
2002 3,01,585 1,57,486

Statistical Data – CS (Main)

Year Of Exam Vacancies Candidates Recommended
1995 98 49 165 333 645 101 49 192 303 645
1996 125 57 174 383 739 138 59 212 330 739
1997 89 43 166 323 621 94 46 215 266 621
1998 53 28 114 275 470 60 30 142 238 470
1999 53 27 97 234 411 63 30 127 191 411
2000 54 29 100 244 427 58 34 128 207 427
2001 47 39 97 234 417 52 42 131 192 417
2002 38 22 88 162 310 38 22 88 138 286



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