UPSC Exam Calendar (2017 – 2018) Latest Updates

The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is a central agency approved by the government of India for conducting several prestigious exams like CDS (Combined Defense Services), IFS (Indian Forest Services), NDA (National Defense Academy), ESE (Engineering Services Examination), SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentice), CMSE (Combined Medical Services Examination), CSE (Civil Services Examination), IES (Indian Economic Services) and NA (Naval Academy Exam).

UPSC CSE (Civil Services Examination) is conducted in 3 phases:

CSAT – Preliminary Examination (Objective Type), Main Examination – Subjective Type and the Final Interview.

UPSC is considered as one of the most competitive examination across the globe mainly because of the vastness in the syllabus and the strength of candidates appearing for the examination in comparison to the number of available seats.

Every year, approximately 50 percent of the candidates who applied, appear for the civil services prelims examination. Of these, just 5 percent of the candidates qualify and appear for the UPSC Mains. Around 20 percent of the candidates qualify mains and allowed to appear for the final interview. 40 percent of those who appear in the interview finally qualify the exam.

Every year millions of candidates are eagerly waiting for the UPSC notifications that include application forms, Exam dates, UPSC admit card and more. If you are one of them who are waiting for the Examination Calendar of UPSC 2017-18 then you can draw an idea about the time of various examination conducted by the UPSC by going through the below mentioned table:

UPSC Exam Table

Union Public Service Commission – UPSC (2017-18)
S.NoName of ExaminationNotification Release DateLast Date for Online RegistrationExamination Date
1.UPSC Engineering Exam (Preliminary) – 201827th September 201723rd October 20177th January 2018
2.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT) —21st January 2018
3.UPSC – CDS (Combined Defence Services) Exam – 20188th November 20174th December 20174th February 2018
4.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT) —25th February 2018
5.UPSC – CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) AC (Exe) Ltd. Departmental Competitive Exam – 20186th December 201729th December 20174th March 2018
6.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT) —11th March 2018
7.UPSC NDA & NA Exam (I) – 201810th January 20185th February 201822nd April 2018
8.UPSC ISS/IES Exam – 201821st March 201816th April 201829th June 2018
9.UPSC Combined Geologists & Geo Scientist Exam – 201821st March 201816th April 201829th June 2018
10.UPSC – CMSE (Combined Medical Services Exam) 201826th April 201819th May 201713th August 2017
11.UPSC – CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) – AC Exam – 201825th April 201821st May 201812th August 2018
12.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT) —29th July 2018
13.UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 (Preliminary)7th February 20186th March 20183rd June 2018
14.UPSC IAF (Indian  Forest Services) Exam 2018 (Pre)Through UPSC Civil Services Preliminary  Examination – 2018
15.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT) —19th August 2018
16.UPSC NDA & NA Exam (II) – 20186th June 20182nd July 20189th September 2018
17.UPSC – CDS (Combined Defence Services) Exam (II) – 20188th August 20183rd September 201818th November 2018
18.UPSC – IAF (Indian Forest Services) Exam  – 2018 (Mains)2nd December 2018
19.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT)23rd September 2018
20.UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 (Mains) —1st October 2018
21.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT) —28th October 2018
22.UPSC Engineering Services Exam – 2018 (Mains) —1st July 2018
23.Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT) —25th November 2018
24.UPSC SO/Steno Grapher (GD-B/GD-I) Ltd. Departmental Competitive Exam – 201812th September 20185th October 201815th December 2018

Revise at least twice before the exam, make your basics strong by practising several mock test papers, get familiarise with the syllabus and accordingly formulate a proper study plan. By going through at least two newspapers regularly will keep up to date with the knowledge on topics like current affairs, economics and so on. Finally, preparing smartly rather than working hard would be the deciding factor of success.

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