UPSC Civil Services Main Exam Time Table

Two weeks after the Civil Services prelims, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the schedule for the Mains exam.

UPSC will conduct the Civil Services main exam in September to October 2018. The exam will begin on September 28, 2018 and will continue till 7th July 2018. The exam will be held on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, will be conducted in two sessions: forenoon (9am to 12pm) and afternoon (2pm to 5pm). 


UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2018: Time Table


·        28-Sep-2018: Paper 1 (Essay)
·        29-Sep-2018: Paper 2 (GS I), Paper 3 (GS II)
·        30-Sep-2018: Paper 4 (GS III), Paper 5 (GS IV)
·        06-Jul-2018: Paper A (Indian Language), Paper B (English)
·        07-Jul-2018: Paper 6 (Optional Paper I), Paper 7 (Optional Paper II)

Civil Services 2018 prelims were held on 3rd June 2018 at 73 centres across India. The UPSC Prelims results will be released on the month of July, 2018. Last year, the commission released the Civil Services Prelims results on the last week of July. As per the initial responses from the candidates, the paper 2 was bit difficult than last year. Some candidates commented in social media that the paper 1 was toughest in last seven years.

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