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.No||Name of Examination||Notification Release Date||Last Date for Online Registration||Examination Date|
|1.||UPSC Engineering Exam (Preliminary) – 2018||27th September 2017||23rd October 2017||7th January 2018|
|2.||Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT)||—||21st January 2018|
|3.||UPSC – CDS (Combined Defence Services) Exam – 2018||8th November 2017||4th December 2017||4th 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 – 2018||6th December 2017||29th December 2017||4th March 2018|
|6.||Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT)||—||11th March 2018|
|7.||UPSC NDA & NA Exam (I) – 2018||10th January 2018||5th February 2018||22nd April 2018|
|8.||UPSC ISS/IES Exam – 2018||21st March 2018||16th April 2018||29th June 2018|
|9.||UPSC Combined Geologists & Geo Scientist Exam – 2018||21st March 2018||16th April 2018||29th June 2018|
|10.||UPSC – CMSE (Combined Medical Services Exam) 2018||26th April 2018||19th May 2017||13th August 2017|
|11.||UPSC – CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) – AC Exam – 2018||25th April 2018||21st May 2018||12th August 2018|
|12.||Reserved for UPSC Recruitment Test (RT)||—||29th July 2018|
|13.||UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 (Preliminary)||7th February 2018||6th March 2018||3rd 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) – 2018||6th June 2018||2nd July 2018||9th September 2018|
|17.||UPSC – CDS (Combined Defence Services) Exam (II) – 2018||8th August 2018||3rd September 2018||18th 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 – 2018||12th September 2018||5th October 2018||15th 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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