CSE - Civil Services Exam

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination which is common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service  Examination, and acts as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.

CSE 2018

Important Dates
  • Date of Notification: 7 February, 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: 6 March, 2018
  • Exam Date: 3 June, 2018
  • Civil Services Mains: 1 October, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

You should possess a degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Those who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are waiting for their results are also eligible to apply.
A candidate applying for IFS exam must possess a Bachelor's degree in one of the following subjects, including animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology, or a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, forestry or engineering from a recognized university.

CSAT Prelims Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry maximum of 400 marks. This exam is only a screening test; the marks obtained in the prelims are only for qualifying for main exam and are not counted for determining final order of merit.
Prelims PaperDurationQuestionsMarks
Paper I - General Studies2 Hours100200
Paper II - Aptitude2 Hours80200
Total400
In General Studies Paper - II, minimum qualifying marks is 33%. You will be selected for Mains exam based total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper - I.

Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern

The pattern has changed from 2013 main examination. The new pattern is:
#PaperSubjectMarks
1Paper AIndian Language (Qualifying)300
2Paper BEnglish (Qualifying)300
3Paper IEssay250
4Paper IIGeneral Studies - I250
5Paper IIIGeneral Studies - II250
6Paper IVGeneral Studies - III250
7Paper VGeneral Studies - IV250
8Paper VIOptional Subject Paper 1250
9Paper VIIOptional Subject Paper 2250
Total1750
Interview (Personality Test)275
Grand Total2025

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