UPSC Recruitment Notification 2017-2018

The most awaited, UPSC Notification 2017-18 is out. Union Public Service Commission being the central recruitment agency of the government of India conducts exams for recruitment. IFS, CDS, SCRA, NDA, Civil Service exams, etc. are conducted by UPSC every year. An individual can have a fulfilling career in the government sector by clearing these examinations. Among these, the Civil Services is the most sought after career due to its challenging nature and the prestige attached to the service. It is a highly respectable job. Recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service, etc. is done through the civil services examination. The government sector offers a variety of career choices to the graduates from all backgrounds like engineering, medical, science, commerce and arts.


UPSC notifications for all these exams every year, in the month of February. Since the exams are conducted only once a year, it is important to keep certain things in mind before you appear for the examination.

  • Take note of the eligibility criteria, educational qualifications, age limit, number of attempts and other requirements of the exam that you want to appear for.
  • Understand the pattern of the exam that you want to appear for and also take cognizance of the UPSC syllabus.
  • Note down all the important dates related to the examination that you want to appear for. Since the examination is conducted only once a year, missing one date could cost you one precious year. In order to be able to submit the application form, take the exam, etc, one must be well aware of the dates of notification.

Read through this article to get a glimpse of the dates and duration of various examinations conducted by the UPSC.

Sl. No.Name of the ExaminationDurationNotification DateApplication deadlineExamination Date
1Prelims- Engineering Services Exam1 day27/9/201723/10/20177/1/2018
2CDS Exam (1)1 day8/11/20174/12/20174/2/2018
3CISF Assistant Commandant Executive Limited Departmental Competitive Exam1 day6/12/201729/12/20174/3/2018
4NDA & NA Exam (1)1 day10/1/20185/2/201822/4/2018
5IES & ISS Exam3 days21/3/201816/4/201826/6/2018
6Combined Geo Scientist & Geologist Exam3 days21/3/201816/3/201829/6/2018
7Mains – Engineering Services Exam1 day1/7/2018
8Civil Services & Indian Forest Services Prelims1 day7/2/20186/3/20183/6/2018
9CAPF (AC) Exam1 day25/4/201821/5/201812/8/2018
10Combined Medical Services Exam1 day11/4/20187/7/201822/7/2018
11NDA & NA Exam (2)1 day6/6/20182/7/20189/9/2018
12Mains – Civil Services Exam5 days1/10/2018
13CDS Exam (2)1 day8/8/20183/9/201818/11/2018
14Mains Exam- Indian Forest Services10 days2/12/2018
15SO/Steno Exam2 days12/9/20185/10/201815/12/2018


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