UPSC IAS 2018 Union Public Service Commission- Civil Services (IAS)
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UPSC IAS 2018 Application Procedure

By: Urvi on July 05, 2018

UPSC Civil Services Application Procedure Details:

IAS Application procedure is not complicated. Follow the instructions mentioned below to successfully done through the Civil Services Application Procedure-
  • A candidate can only apply online.
  • A candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
  • The Online applications (Part I and II) can be filled from February 7, 2018, to March 6, 2018.
  • Further communication (if any) will only be through electronic correspondence by email. The candidates must put a valid and active email id.
  • Periodically check your folder and make sure that emails with the @nic ending are not directed to the spam folder.
  • Fill the form timely to avoid last minute rush and glitches.
  • Payment can also be made in cash by depositing money in any branch of SBI.

Candidates appearing in CS (P) Examination, 2018 will be required to indicate information such as the detail of centers for Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination

  • Optional subject to be selected for the examination
  • The medium of examination for Civil Services (Main) Examination
  • Compulsory Indian Language for Civil Services (Main) Examination at the time of the filling up online application itself. 

Candidates already in a Government service must inform their employer in writing about them taking up this exam. Failure to do so might result in rejection.

UPSC IAS 2018 Eligibility

UPSC Civil Services Eligibility Criteria is given as follows:

Not all candidates are allowed to appear for the UPSC IAS Exam.
There are some eligibility conditions that need to be fulfilled to sit in the exam. Here are some IAS Eligibility conditions that must be fulfilled-
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or institute or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have appeared or intend to appear for the qualifying examination and are waiting for their results may also apply.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees.
  • Candidates who have passed the final year of MBBS or any Medical Examination but are yet to complete the internship can also appear for the Main Examination.
  • A candidate who is appointed to the Indian Administrative Service or the Indian Foreign Service on the results of an earlier examination and continues to be a member of that service will not be eligible to compete at this examination.
  • For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The Upper Age Limit of General Category Candidate is 32 years and the maximum number of attempts is 6.


UPSC IAS 2018 Admit Card

  • IAS Admit card is released well in advance by the UPSC. Here are some details of UPSC Civils Admit Card-
  • Those who submit the application form with the fees required for the Civil Services Exam would be issued a hall ticket for the preliminary exam.
  • Once a student qualifies the preliminary exam and achieves the desired cutoff, he can proceed on to the next phase.
  • Admit Card contains candidate's details such as roll number, name, exam, and examination center.
  • The candidate can download the admit card by entering the Registration ID/Application Number.


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