UPSC Exam Dates, application form & fees
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.
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.
|Exam||Date of Notification||Last Date of Application||Exam Date|
|Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017||28.09.2016||26.10.2016 (WEDNESDAY)||08.01.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Reserved For UPSC RT/Exam||22.01.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|CDS Exam.(I), 2017||09.11.2016||02.12.2016 (FRIDAY)||05.02.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Tentatively reserved for EO/AO- EPFO||26.02.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2017||07.12.2016||30.12.2016 (FRIDAY)||05.03.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Reserved For UPSC RT/EXAM||19.03.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|NDA & NA Exam (I), 2017||18.01.2017||10.02.2017 (FRIDAY)||23.04.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|IES/ISS Exam, 2017||08.02.2017||03.03.2017 (FRIDAY)||12.5.2017 (FRIDAY)|
|Combined GEO-Scientist and Geologist Exam., 2017||08.02.2017||03.03.2017 (FRIDAY)||12.5.2017 (FRIDAY)|
|Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2017||14.5.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2017||22.02.2017||17.03.2017 (FRIDAY)||18.06.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Indian Forest Service (PREL.) Exam. 2017 through CS(P) Exam. 2017|
|Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2017||12.04.2017||05.05.2017 (FRIDAY)||23.07.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Combined Medical Service Exam, 2017||26.04.2017||19.05.2017 (FRIDAY)||13.08.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Reserved For UPSC RT/Exam||27.08.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|NDA & NA Exam.(II), 2017||07.06.2017||30.06.2017 (FRIDAY)||10.09.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Reserved For UPSC RT/Exam||24.09.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Civil Services (MAIN) Exam, 2017||28.10.2017 (SATURDAY)|
|CDS Exam.(II), 2017||09.08.2017||08.09.2017 (FRIDAY)||19.11.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Reserved For UPSC RT/Exam||26.11.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|Indian Forest Service (MAIN) Exam. 2017||03.12.2017 (SUNDAY)|
|S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LTD. DEPTTL. Competitive Exam 2017 (written)||13.09.2017||06.10.2017 (FRIDAY)||16.12.2017 (SATURDAY)|
|Accounts/ Enforcement Officer (written)||04.02.2017||23.02.2017||26.02.2017|
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.
|Exam||Academic Qualification||Age Criteria|
|Engineering Services (Preliminary), 2017||B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university||21-30 on Jan 1, 2017|
|CDS I, 2017||Graduation from any recognised university||19-24 years|
|EO/AO- EPFO||Graduate from a recognized university||Less than 30 years|
|CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2017||35 years on Aug 01, 2017|
|N.D.A. & N.A. Exam (I), 2017||10+2||17-19.5 years on Jan 1, 2017 (Only Male Candidates)|
|ISS Exam 2017||Graduate in Statistics with other related streams||21-30 years on Aug 1, 2017(Must be Medically fit)|
|IES Exam 2017||Post graduate in Economics or other related courses||21-30 years on Aug 1, 2017(Must be medically fit)|
|Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Exam, 2017||Masters in the related streams||21-30 years on Aug 1, 2017|
|Civil Services (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2017||Graduate from any recognized university||21-32 years on Aug 1, 2017|
|Indian Forest Service (PREL.) Exam. 2017 through CS(P) Exam. 2017||Graduation in Animal Husbandry and related||21-32 years on Aug 1, 2017|
|Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2017||Graduate from any recognized university||20-24 years|
|Combined Medical Services Exam, 2017||MBBS||Less 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 upsc.gov.in. 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. upsc.gov.in. 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
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.
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 upsconline.nic.in. Candidates can check all the listed vacancies and apply as per their choice.
|UPSC Recruitment 2017 Calendar|
|Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil)||Ministry of Shipping||Click Here|
|Assistant Executive Engineer||Ministry of Shipping||Click Here|
|Assistant professor (Microbiology)||Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||Click Here|
|Assistant Legislative Counsel (Bengali)||Ministry of Law and Justice||Click Here|
|Assistant Professor (Endocrinology)||Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||Click Here|
|Managers Grade 1/Section Officers||Ministry of Defence||Click Here|
|Scientist in CFSL||Department of Public Enterprises||Click Here|
|Assistant Directors at DEPE||Department of Public Enterprises||Click Here|
|Lecturers in School of Foreign Languages||Ministry of Defence||Click Here|
|Assistant Security Officer||Army Headquarters & DGQA under Department of Defense||Click Here|
|Assistant Commandant||Central Industrial Security Force||Click Here|