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UPSC Civil Service Examination(Preliminary) 2018 Notification Released

Last update : May 07, 2018

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UPSC CSE 2018 - Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) has released the official notification for the Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination 2018. The selection will be made on the basis of Preliminary, Main Examination & interview. The eligible candidates can apply from the given link below. The last date of application submission is 06 Mar 2018.

Read below to check UPSC Civil Service Examination's Recruitment Eligibility Criteria, Application process , Important Dates, Posts & their Salaries, Vacancies, Fee, Official links and others.


UPSC has released the final Result on 05 Apr 2019 for the CSE examination 2018

UPSC CSE Recruitment 2018 - Important dates : 

Application  (Online) Submission Starts
Last Date of Application Fee Submission
Last Date of Application Form (Online) Submission
Date of Admit Card issuance (CSE 2018 Prelim.)
07 May 2018
CSE 2018 - Prelim Exam Date03 Jun 2018
CSE 2018 - Mains Exam Date
28 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018
Result20 Dec 2018
Interview Dates04 Jan 2019
Final Result05 Apr 2019


UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2018 - Post and Vacancies : 

The Civil Services Examination (CSE 2018) is to be held for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below - 

  • Indian Administrative Service.
  • Indian Foreign Service.
  • Indian Police Service. 
  • Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A.
  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group A. 
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group A. 
  • Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group A.
  • Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group A.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
  • Indian Postal Service, Group A.
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A.
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A.
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A.
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A.
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group A
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A.
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A.
  • Indian Trade Service, Group A.
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A.
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group B (Section Officer Grade).
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B.
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group B.
  • Pondicherry Civil Service, Group B. 
  • Pondicherry Police Service, Group B.

UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2018 - Eligibility Criteria : 

Age Limit

21-32 Years (As of 01 Aug 2018).

There are permissible relaxation of upper age limit as per Government orders. Here are the most common relaxations :

SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Defense Services Personnel3 years
EX-SM5 Years
PH10 years
PH SC/ST/EX-SM15 years

For more details on age relaxation. Please check out the Official Notification given below.



The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Also Any candidate who have appeared at an examination and awaiting for the results can also apply for CSE 2018 (prelims).

No. Of Attempts

STNo Restriction


  • An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Civil Services Examination.
  • If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, he/she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.
  • Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.

A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India, 
  • A subject of Nepal, or A subject of Bhutan, or
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2018 - Selection Process : 

The CSE 2018 competitive examination comprises two successive stages -

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.

UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2018 - Application Fee : 

All Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash" mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 05.03.2018 i.e. one day before the closing date.

UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE) 2018 - Application Form and How to Apply : 

The eligible candidates who want to appear for the exam need to submit their application online. The candidates should read the instructions given in official notification carefully to avoid making any mistakes on submission. 

  • Apply for UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018 -  Click here (Official Link).


UPSC Civil Service Examination(Preliminary) 2018 Notification