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UPSC notification for IAS prelims 2018 issued; Here’s how to apply

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday issued a notification announcing date and procedure for applying for Indian Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2018.

education Updated: Feb 07, 2018 16:45 IST
Nilesh Mathur
Nilesh Mathur
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday issued a notification announcing date and procedure for applying for Indian Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2018 .(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday issued a notification announcing date and procedure for applying for Indian Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2018 on its official website upsc.gov.in.

Approximately 782 vacancies would be filled through the examination.

The last date for receipt of application for the preliminary examination is March 6, 2018 till 6pm. The examination will be held on June 3, 2018.

Aspirants are required to check eligibility conditions and instructions before applying for the exam, exclusively through the website www.upsconline.nic.in.

Candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination and will be available on the official website.

Scheme of exam:

The Civil Services Examination will be conducted in two successive stages: 1) Preliminary (objective type) for the selection of candidates for the main examination 2) Civil Services (Main) Examination (written and interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts announced.

There will be negative marking for wrong answers by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

Candidates who pass the preliminary exam will qualify for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination. They will have to apply online again in a new form provided to them.

The Commission will publicly disclose the scores of the candidates (obtained in the written examination and interview/personality test). The disclosure will be made only for those candidates who appear in the interview and are not finally recommended for appointment. Candidates will be required to give their options at the time of interview, while acknowledging the e-summon letter mailed to them for interview. A candidate may opt out of the scheme also and in that case his/her details will not be published by the Commission.

Go through the notification provided below for details like eligibility conditions, how to apply, exam fee structure, syllabus of exam for various subjects and much more.

Note: Visit the official website of UPSC regularly for latest updates.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 14:43 IST