UPSC 2018 Exam Calendar – Notification & Exam Dates

UPSC releases the annual exam calendar every year with its Notification. In the notification, it mentions important exam dates for various exams like IAS, IES and other exam dates as well. UPSC exam calendar is released for the benefit of students so that they can plan and prepare for the exams according to the official UPSC exam dates.

UPSC Exam Calendar 2019

UPSC Calendar for 2019 exam is released, and it has mentioned the IAS exam date for 2019 as well. It states that the Prelims exam will be held on June 02, 2019, and Mains in October 2019.

S.No. Name of Examination Date ofNotification Last Date forreceipt ofApplications Date ofcommencementof Exam Duration ofExam
1. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 26.09.2018 22.10.2018 06.01.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
2. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     20.01.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
3. C.D.S. Examination (I), 2019 31.10.2018 26.11.2018 03.02.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
4. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     24.02.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
5. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2019 05.12.2018 31.12.2018 03.03.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
6. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     10.03.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
7. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2019 09.01.2019 04.02.2019 21.04.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
8. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019 19.02.2019 18.03.2019 02.06.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
9. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2019through CS(P) Examination 2018 19.02.2019 18.03.2019 02.06.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
10. I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2019 20.03.2019 16.04.2019 28.06.2019 (FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
11. Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2019 20.03.2019 16.04.2019 28.06.2019(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
12. Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2019     30.06.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
13. Combined Medical Services Examination, 2019 10.04.2019 06.05.2019 21.07.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
14. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     11.08.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15. Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2019 24.04.2019 20.05.2019 18.08.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
16. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     11.08.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
17. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2019 07.08.2019 03.09.2019 17.11.2019(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
18. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     15.09.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
19. Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019     20.09.2019(FRIDAY) 5 DAYS
20. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     20.10.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
21. C.D.S. Examination (II), 2019 12.06.2019 08.07.2019 08.09.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
22. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     24.11.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
23. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2019     01.12.2019 (SUNDAY) 10 DAYS
24. S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 18.09.2019 10.10.2019 14.12.2019 (SATURDAY) 2 DAYS

UPSC Exam Calendar 2018

UPSC Calendar for 2018 exam is released, and it has mentioned the IAS exam date for 2018 as well. It states that the Prelims exam will be held on June 3, 2018, and Mains in October 2018.

S.No. Name of Examination Date ofNotification Last Date forreceipt ofApplications Date ofcommencementof Exam Duration ofExam
1. Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 27.09.2017 23.10.2017 07.01.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
2. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     21.01.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
3. C.D.S. Examination (I), 2018 08.11.2017 04.12.2017 04.02.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
4. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     25.02.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
5. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2018 06.12.2017 29.12.2017 04.03.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
6. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     11.03.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
7. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (I), 2018 10.01.2018 05.02.2018 22.04.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
8. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 07.02..2018 06.03.2018 03.06.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
9. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2018through CS(P) Examination 2018 07.02..2018 06.03.2018 03.06.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
10. I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2018 21.03.2018 16.04.2018 29.6.2018(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
11. Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018 21.03.2018 16.04.2018 29.6.2018(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
12. Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2018     01.07.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
13. Combined Medical Services Examination, 2018 11.04.2018 07.05.2018 22.07.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
14. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     29.07.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15. Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2018 25.04.2018 21.05.2018 12.08.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
16. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     19.08.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
17. N.D.A. & N.A. Examination (II), 2018 06.06.2018 02.07.2018 09.09.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
18. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     23.09.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
19. Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018     28.09.2018(FRIDAY) 5 DAYS
20. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     28.10.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
21. C.D.S. Examination (II), 2018 08.08.2018 03.09.2018 18.11.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
22. Reserved for UPSC RT/ Examination     25.11.2018(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
23. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018     02.12.2018(SUNDAY) 10 DAYS
24. S.O./Steno (GD-B/GD-I) LDCE 12.09.2018 05.10.2018 15.12.2018(SATURDAY) 2 DAYS

UPSC Exam Calendar 2017

UPSC Exam calendar for 2017 mentioned the tentative IAS exam date 2017 for both Prelims and Mains examination. Further, UPSC 2017 calendar also gives dates for other central government exams.

S.No. NAME OF EXAMINATION DATE OFNOTIFICATION LAST DATE FORRECEIPT OFAPPLICATIONS DATE OFCOMMENCEMENT OF EXAM DURATION OFEXAM
1 ENGINEERING SERVICES (Preliminary)EXAMINATION, 2017 28.09.2016 03.11.2016(THURSDAY) 08.01.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
2 RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     22.01.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
3 C.D.S. EXAM.(I), 2017 09.11.2016 02.12.2016(FRIDAY) 05.02.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
4. Tentatively reserved for EO/AOEPFO     26.02.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
5. CISF AC(EXE) LDCE-2017 07.12.2016 30.12.2016(FRIDAY) 05.03.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
6. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     19.03.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
7. N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(I), 2017 18.01.2017 10.02.2017(FRIDAY) 23.04.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
8. I.E.S./I.S.S. EXAM., 2017 08.02.2017 03.03.2017(FRIDAY) 12.5.2017(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
9. COMBINED GEO-SCIENTIST ANDGEOLOGIST EXAM., 2017 08.02.2017 03.03.2017(FRIDAY) 12.5.2017(FRIDAY) 3 DAYS
10. ENGINEERING SERVICES (Main)EXAMINATION, 2017     14.5.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
11. CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM.2017 22.02.2017 17.03.2017(FRIDAY) 18.06.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
12. INDIAN FOREST SEREVICE (PREL.)EXAM. 2017 through CS(P) Exam. 2017 22.02.2017 17.03.2017(FRIDAY) 18.06.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
13. CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES (ACs)EXAMINATION, 2017 12.04.2017 05.05.2017(FRIDAY) 23.07.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
14. COMBINED MEDICAL SERVICES EXAM,2017 26.04.2017 19.05.2017(FRIDAY) 13.08.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
15. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     27.08.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
16. N.D.A. & N.A. EXAM.(II), 2017 07.06.2017 30.06.2017(FRIDAY) 10.09.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
17. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     24.09.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
18. CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAM, 2017     28.10.2017(SATURDAY) 5 DAYS
19. C.D.S. EXAM.(II), 2017 09.08.2017 08.09.2017(FRIDAY) 19.11.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
20. RESERVED FOR UPSC RT/EXAM     26.11.2017(SUNDAY) 1 DAY
21. INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN)EXAM. 2017     03.12.2017(SUNDAY) 10 DAYS
22. S.O./STENO (GD-B/GD-I) LTD. DEPTTL.COMPETITIVE EXAM 2017 (WRITTEN) 13.09.2017 06.10.2017(FRIDAY) 16.12.2017(SATURDAY) 2 DAYS

About UPSC

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) is the central recruitment agency for central government services. It derives powers and function from the constitution of India.

Under Article 320 of the Constitution of India, the Commission is required to be consulted on all matters relating to recruitment to civil services and posts. The functions of the Commission under Article 320 of the Constitution are:

  • Conduct examinations for appointment to the Central Government services
  • Direct recruitment is through interviews
  • Appointment of officers on promotion / deputation / absorption
  • Disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services

UPSC Competitive Exams

UPSC conducts various examinations on biannual/annual/biennial basis throughout India for appointment to various Civil/Defence services. The notifications for these examinations are published on UPSC website, Employment newspaper, national news dailies and online sources.

List of Competitive Exams conducted by UPSC

  • Civil Services Examination (CSE)
  • Engineering Services Examination (ESE)
  • Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE)
  • Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
  • National Defence Academy Examination (NDA)
  • Naval Academy Examination
  • Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA)
  • Indian Forest Service Examination
  • Indian Economic Service Examination
  • Indian Statistical Service Examination
  • Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination
  • Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) Examination (CAPF)

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