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UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

UPSC Civil Services Main ExamAspirants who are preparing for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2016 must have a look on this page. Union Public Service Commission conducts UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam for those candidates who successfully qualify UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam. For this qualifying aspirants have to fill UPSC IAS online application form (DAF) to appear in mains examination which will be commenced from 3rd December 2016. Aspirants who are applying against 1079 vacancies such as IAS, IFS, IRS, ITS and others can check the notification date as prescribed below. You can avail all the latest details regarding UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2017 by marinating a constant link with us.

Keen candidates who wish to uplift their career in Government Sector are required to submit Union Public Service Commission online application form before the end date that is 20th October 2016. All the applicants can scroll this page of and grasp all the essential details regarding UPSC Civil Services Main examination.

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

Name of UPSC Civil Service:

  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise,Gr. ‘A’)
  • Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service,Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.),Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Postal Service, Gr. ‘A.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Railways Traffic Service Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Estates Service Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Information Service, Gr. ‘A’
  • Indian Trade Service Gr. ‘A’ (Gr.III)
  • Indian Corporate Law Service
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Gr.’B’ (Section Officers’ Grade)
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, (Group B)

You must Read: UPSC Notification

Reservation of Vacancy:

Category Vacancy
P.H. Category 34
B/LV 07
H.I. 13

UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria:


Applicants, who are applying for Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service, s must be Indian resident.

For other civil services candidates must be:

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Pakistan, Burma, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Essential Educational Qualifications:

Aspirants, who are applying for CSE, should have completed degree of graduation in any discipline from recognized by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institute.

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Application Fee:

  • Applicants have to pay a fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only).
  • This application fee can be deposited by Branch of SBI by cash, or by using Net Banking facility of SBI/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card.
  • Aspirants who belong to Female/SC/ST/PH categories are exempted from payment of fee.

Selection Process:

Enrollment of candidates will be done on the basis of presentation in the following stages:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Civil Services Mains Exam Pattern:

Paper Details Subjects Description Max  Marks
Qualifying Paper
Paper-A One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) 300
Paper-B English (Qualifying Paper) 300
Papers To Be Counted For Merit
Paper-I Essay 250
Papers II General Studies I 250
Papers III General Studies II 250
Papers IV General Studies III 250
Papers V General Studies IV 250
Papers VI, VII Optional Subjects Paper 1 250
Papers VII Optional Subjects Paper 2 250
Total Marks for Written Examination 1750
Personality Test 275
Grand Total 2025

Related Links:

Civil Services Syllabus

UPSC Study Material

UPSC Exam Syllabus

UPSC Exam Pattern

UPSC Interview Questions and Answers

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam Subjects:

Chemistry Management
Electrical Engineering Mathematics
Physics Mechanical Engineering
Agriculture Medical Science
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Philosophy
Anthropology Political Science and International Relations
Botany Psychology
Civil Engineering Public Administration
Commerce and Accountancy Sociology
Economics Statistics
Geography Zoology
Geology History
Law Literature knowledge of languages

Main Examination will be held at following Centres:

Ahmedabad Aizawl Allahabad Bangaluru  Bhopal Chandigarh
 Chennai Cuttack Dehradun  Delhi  Dispur Guwahati
 Hyderabad  Jaipur  Jammu  Kolkata Lucknow  Mumbai
 Patna  Raipur  Ranchi  Shillong  Shimla Thiruvananthapuram

Further Process of Union Public Service Commission:

Aspirants who score well in Preliminary and Mains examination will further called for UPSC Civil Services Interview (275 marks). It is the last stage of recruitment process of Union Public Service Commission and candidates who qualify this interview stage will be appointed for UPSC Civil Services job.

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How to Apply for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam?

  • Willing aspirants who are going to apply for UPSC CSE notification must log on to the official website that is
  • Now on the home page candidates must place your cursor to “What’s New” section and hit on “DAF: Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016” link.
  • After this on the new page aspirants must select “UPSC ONLINE APPLICATIONS” link.
  • Then, read the instructions and notification as the link is given on the new opened page.
  • After reading applicants must fill an online application form (DAF) in prescribed manner as defined in the notification.
  • Candidates must mention valid email id and contact number in application form and must upload scanned photograph and signature of requisite size.
  • After completing of all process, press “Submit” button for the final submission of it and take a print out of it for future reference.

You can check: Steps to Fill Online Application Form

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam Time Table:

Date Day Morning Session
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon Session
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
3rd December 2016 Saturday Paper‐I Essay No Paper
5th December 2016 Monday Paper‐II General Studies‐I Paper‐III

General Studies‐II

6th December 2016 Tuesday Paper‐IV General Studies‐III Paper‐V General Studies‐IV
7th December 2016 Wednesday Paper‐A Indian Language Paper‐B


9th December 2016 Friday Paper‐VI Optional Paper‐I Paper‐VII Optional Paper‐II

Essential Dates to be remembered:

Particulars Vital Dates
End date to submit an online application Fee 19th October 2016
Closing date to submit an online application Form (DAF) 20th October 2016
Mains examination starts from 3rd December 2016
Mains examination ends 9th December 2016

Important Points taken Into Consider:

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  1. Dear sir,
    As i have done only 12 class so kindly suggest me which job will be suitable for this?

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