Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018 to Be Held on 1st October 2018 (Download PDF)


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The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a national-level competitive examination will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam recruit for public servants in officer cadre. Various department for Civil Services such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. Civil Services Exam 2018. The application forms for Civil Services Exam 2018 will be released on 7th February 2018.

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CSE Exam Has Three Stage

  • Stage I: Preliminary Examination. (Negative Marks- 1/3rd Mark for incorrect answer)
  • Stage II: Main Examination.
  • Stage III: Personality Test/Interview Round

Important Exam Dates:

Table Contain Shows the Important Exam dates

Table Contain Shows the Important Exam dates

Civil Services Exam 2018 – Mains

1st October 2018

Notification of Personality Test

January 2019

e-Summon for Personality Test

January 2019

Personality Test

February 2019

Final Results

May 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Citizen of Indian National, Nepal or subject of Bhutan

Age Limit

21 years of age on or before 31st August 2018. Candidate must not exceed the upper limit of 32 years on 31st August 2018.

Exam Fee

Genral/OBC -100 Female/SC/ST/PH- No free

Payment Mode:

  1. Cash payment at SBI branches.
  2. Net Banking of State bank group only.
  3. Credit Card/Debit Card.

Exam Pattern:

Stage II: Mains Exam

Table Contain Shows the Exam Pattern

Table Contain Shows the Exam Pattern




Paper A

Compulsory Indian Language (Qualifying)


Paper B

English (Qualifying)


Paper I



Paper II

General Studies I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History, and Geography of the World and Society)


Paper III

General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)



General Studies III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


Paper V

General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude)


Paper VI

Optional Paper-I


Paper VII

Optional Paper-II (Candidate can choose Literature as an Optional and need not be a graduate in that language)


Total (for Papers I-VII)


Civil Services Exam 2018 (Main) Syllabus

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

For the best preparation of CSE examination 2018 visit also previous year papers, study material and practice questions and for detailed solved questions are available.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 1, 2017

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