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06 Feb 2018

UPSC Prelims on June 3, notification to be out tomorrow

UPSC exam 2018: All you need to know

The UPSC is scheduled to issue notification for its 2018 Civil Services exam tomorrow on its official website.

The prelims are to be held on June 3 and the main on September 28. The deadline to apply is March 6.

However, candidates should note that these dates are tentative and subject to change.

Visit the official website at www.upsc.gov.in for complete details.

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UPSC exam 2018: All you need to know
The UPSC Civil Service Examination, one of India's toughest examinations

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The UPSC Civil Service Examination, one of India's toughest examinations

The Civil Service Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) annually.

Successful candidates are chosen for roles in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

About half-a-million candidates appear every year for about a thousand posts. This year, the number of vacancies is estimated to be 980.

Pattern

Two written tests and an interview

Graduates or final year degree students are eligible to apply for the UPSC exams.

Candidates have to clear three rounds - the prelims, which is an objective written test; the main, a subjective written test; and an interview.

There is negative marking for wrong answers in the objective paper.

Only those who clear one test can move on to the next.

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