Online Registration for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2018 Begins

Last Modified: 03 Mar 2024

UPSC has released the Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2018 online application form. The last date to apply is 06 March.

07 February 2018: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has started the online registration for the Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2018. Interested candidates can apply through the official website.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018 Calendar

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online application process begins

07 February 2018

Online application process ends

06 March 2018 (till 06:00 PM)

Civil Services Examination 2018 – Preliminary

03 June 2018

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UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018: Steps to Apply

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on the link “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”
  • Click on Part I – Registration link and complete the form carefully.
  • Once you are done with Part I of the registration, move to Part – II of the registration. Part II includes uploading photograph and signature, fee payment etc. Please note the process will be successful only when both the parts of the registration are complete.

Note: The online application form is available in both Hindi and English language but it can be filled only in English language.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (in any stream) from any recognised university.
  • Candidates who have appeared in the final year examination of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the exam. Such candidates should provide their mark sheet and certificate of qualification to UPSC before the Main exam.

Exam Pattern

The Civil Services examination is conducted in two stages – Preliminary (objective type) and Main (Written and Interview).

Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018

The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary exam comprises of two compulsory papers (objective type) of 200 marks each. The General Studies Paper – II of the Preliminary stage will be of qualifying nature. Candidates are required to secure only 33% marks in this paper. Each paper will be of 2 hours duration.

Application Fee

Candidates (except Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability) are required to pay an amount of ₹ 100/- as application fee.

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