Civil Service Exam

All you need to Know about Civil Service Exam 2017
The Union Public Service Commission is all set to conduct civil service preliminary examination to be held in June 18, 2017. While preparing for this highly competitive exam, there is no standard answer for the most commonly asked questions like the number of hours you need to spend every day to crack IAS, but the factors that does influence the most would be the UPSC Syllabus 2017 and your grasping power. 
The UPSC conducts CS exam to select candidates for Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Foreign Service.
IAS exam is held in three stages namely:

Eligibility Criteria

The interested candidates need to own a degree from a recognized university by an Act of State Legislature or Central in India or declared to be deemed university under section 3 of UGCA.

Age Limit- Based on the official notice 2016

No. of attempts
Maximum age limit
06 Attempts
32 Years
09 Attempts
35 Years
No bar
37 Years
PH ( Deaf, Blind, Orthopaedic)
OBC/GEN= 9 Attempts
ST/SC= No bar
42 Years
Disabled servicemen.
No bar
GEN=37 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs, OBC=40 Yrs

Important Dates

The official notification will out on
22nd February 2017
The Civil Services Exam 2017(Pre)
18th June 2017
Last date for submission of application form
17th March 2017
Main examination date
28th October 2017

Application form

The application forms of IAS exam 2017 will be out from 22nd February 2017. The applicants are required to apply online on the exam’s official website since the applications are received and accepted only through online mode.

Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of civil service exam follows three stages namely Preliminary exam which includes MCQs, Main Exam is all about descriptive and finally the personal interview. The shortlisted aspirants of preliminary exam are called for main exam followed by final round in the form of personal interview.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the preliminary exam will be out before 3 weeks the exam dates. You can download the admit cards from UPSC official website.

Cut off Marks

UPSC announces the cut off marks for civil service exam 2017 to restrict the number of interested candidates of IAS exam 2017. Cut-offs are the parameters of selection that is required by the applicants to fulfil in order to recruit for the posts of Indian Administrative officer.


The results of Civil Service exam will be announced in pdf file format on the official website. The aspirants who have cleared will be eligible to attempt the Main exam that is to be conducted in October, 2017. The Civil Service Main exam results will be out in February 2018.

Online Form Sarkari Result
Notification Download pdf
Answer Key Admit Card
Recruitment Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Cut Off Merit List