Sunday, 26 February 2017

UPSC Civil Services 2017 Exam: Official Notification & Dates Released Apply onlie at

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for Civil Services Examination, 2017:-

No change in Age-Attempt limit the government will 980 posts.Lowest vacancies in five years.A total of 1,079 and 1,164 vacancies were reported to be filled through the civil services examinations 2016 and 2015, respectively. The results of last year's test are yet to be declared.1,364 and 1,228 such vacancies were reported for the recruitments to be done through the 2014 and 2013 tests, respectively.A total of 1,091 posts in various central services were advertised for civil services exam, 2012, as per the notification by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts the examination annually.The government had sought to fill 880 posts in various services through civil services exam, 2011.

The preliminary examination of the Civil Services examination for recruitment to the services and posts will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on June 18th

The posts coming under the purview of the Civil Services examinations are:
(i) Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(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.
(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 Officers 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.

Post details:
Total number of posts:980

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 980 which includes P.H. Category with reserved 27 vacancies (07 vacancies for LDCP, 08 Vacancies for B/LV and 12 Vacancies for H.I.). Candidates must note that the final number of vacancies may undergo change after getting firm number of vacancies from Cadre Controlling Authorities.

Exam Name
Total Vacancies
Age Limit
Civil Services Examination, 2017
980Approximately (includes 27 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category)
21 to 32 years on the 01/08/2017

Age Limit-Candidates age should be above 21 years and below 32 years as on 01-08-2017. The upper age relaxation is 05 years for SC/ ST, 03 years for OBC and 10 years for PH candidates. Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

Maximum Age
till upper age
Physically disabled
(Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedic)
  • if general then 9
  • OBC then 9
  • SC/ST- then upper age
J&K domicile
depending on above categories (Gen, OBC, SC/ST, PH)
Disabled serviceman discharged from duty
same as above
Ex-serviceman with five years duty
* specific condition on page2 of notification
same as above

No change in structure of the exam

Preliminary Exam
Paper 1
Paper 2
General studies (GS)
Marks counted for selection in mains exam…yes
  • You need to get only 33% passing marks. i.e. 200 x 0.33 = 66 passing marks required to clear prelims.
200 marks
200 marks
0.33% negative marking
0.33% negative marking

Selection Process: The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages. Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination and Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview).

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Civil Services New Mains Format
Paper I
Paper II, III, IV, V
General Studies with new topics (250 marks for each paper)
Papers VI,VII
Any one subject (having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (250 marks for each paper)
Personality Test (Interview)
Total Marks

The training program for the selected candidates usually commences on first Monday of September every year.

Since 1959,national academy of training of mussoorie,has been imparting training to the IAS probationers.The various components of the induction of the training programme for IAS are,

-foundation training                      4 months.
-professional training (first spell)   5 months.
-district training in the state        12months.
-professional training(second spell)  3 months.
                                        total = 24 months

The foundation training course is combined for IAS,IFS,IPS and Grp A services of india(FOREIGN service too).
During the first spell of institutional training,the IAS probationary study more detail the problems of Indian administration,criminal procedure code,constitution and legal system,economic planning etc.
in the second spell the probationers discuss the administrative problems, problems and issues they were confronted with or they observed during the course of their practical training of state.The training at the stage is problem oriented .

Application Fee: Candidates have to Pay Rs.100/- either by online or offline mode. No Fee for Female/ SC/ ST/ PH candidates.

How to Apply: LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS.The online Applications can be filled up to 17th March, 2017 till 1800 PM after which
the link will be disabled

Date of Notification
Date of Commencement of Examination
Duration of Examination
One Day
Last Date for Receipt of Applications
17/03/2017 - 6:00pm
Date of Upload
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