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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017: Notification released!
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UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017: Notification released!

The notification for the Civil Services preliminary examination 2017 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  The applications are open for various posts like IAS, IFS and IRS officers in the central government departments.

The exam is conducted by the UPSC every year in order to choose candidates for governmental posts in All-India Services and Central Civil Services including IAS, IRS, IPS, IRTS and IFS. Thousands of candidates take UPSC Civil Services Examination every year to get hold of an exclusive government job.

Important Dates for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017:

Date of Notification: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Last Date for Receipt of Applications: Friday, March 17, 2017 till 6:00pm

Date of Preliminary Examination: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Date of Main Examination: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

To download the notification, click here.

Eligibility for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017:

The aspirants should have an undergraduate degree from a recognized University. The students appearing for Final year of their degrees can also apply for the exam.

Age limit for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017:

For general category candidates, the age limit is 32 years with a number of 6 attempts. The OBC candidates can take the exam till 35 years of age giving 9 attempts. The SC/ST candidates can write the exam till 37 years of age with no restriction on the number of attempts.

Exam pattern for UPSC Civil Services 2017:

The Civil Services Examination will be conducted in two stages – Preliminary and the Main Examination.

In the first stage i.e. Preliminary Examination, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in the examination for the selection of candidates. The candidates qualifying the first exam will be allowed for the next round i.e. Main Examination. In the second round, along with a written examination an interview will be taken.

The vacancies for the post of officer for the qualified students are only 980 this year. Comparing the vacancies for past 5 years, the vacancies are kept lesser this year. The decrement in the number of posts points out a hard-hitting competition. Out of the 980 posts, 27 vacancies are reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) Category.

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