UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018: Check Selection Process, Cut-off Marks, Exam Dates, Preparation Tips

By Malavikka

The registration lines for the Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2018 are now open. The Union Public Service Commission has released the application form in two parts for convenience sake. Lakhs of candidates in the country have already rushed to register themselves for this most coveted government exam. Here are the important details about UPSC Recruitment Exam 2018 that you must know.

UPSC Recruitment 2018 Application Process Open: Apply Now!

UPSC Selection Process

UPSC Selection Process

UPSC has three stages of selection - a preliminary exam, a main exam and an interview. Although the number of stages are only three, the mode of selection is different.

The shortlisting of candidates for the main exam depends on their marks. The best of the ranks get into the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the second top into Indian Forest Service (IFS), the third top into Indian Police Service (IPS) and so on. This means, a good score in the exam can get you the most sought-after position. However, a qualifying score can help you get placed in one of the civil services.

IAS, IFS and IPS are the topmost ranking services in the UPSC. Nevertheless, the order of selection has been varied from year to year.

12 Best UPSC Jobs in 2018: Check Salary, Posts and Profile

UPSC Recruitment Exam 2018 Cut-off Marks (Expected)

UPSC Recruitment Exam 2018 Cut-off Marks (Expected)

  • Preliminary - 150 to 200
  • Main - 665 to 679
  • Final - 850 to 889

The above mentioned marks are for the general category candidates and concession will be given for the reserved category as per government norms.

Click here to check out the UPSC Exam Pattern

UPSC Recruitment Exam 2018 Dates

UPSC Recruitment Exam 2018 Dates

  • Civil Services Preliminary Exam - 3 June 2018
  • I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination - 29 June 2018
  • Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination - 29 June 2018
  • Engineering Services (Main) Examination - 1 July 2018
  • Combined Medical Services Examination - 22 July 2018
  • Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination -12 August 2018
  • N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II) - 9 September 2018
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination - 28 September 2018
  • C.D.S. Examination (II) - 18 November 2018
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination - 2 December 2018

Click here to read the official UPSC date sheet.

How To Prepare For UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018

How To Prepare For UPSC Civil Services Exam 2018

In order to prepare for the UPSC Exam 2018, follow the tips given here:

  • Practise UPSC previous year question papers.
  • Is Coaching A Must To Crack The IAS Exam?

    For Quick Alerts
    For Daily Alerts

    Select a Field of Study
    Select a Course
    Select UPSC Exam
    Select IBPS Exam
    Select Entrance Exam

    Thousands of Careerindia readers receive our evening newsletter.
    Have you subscribed?

    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Careerindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Careerindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more