UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims 2018 Registration has begun on the official online services portal of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) - upsconline.nic.in.
The commission aims to fill 782 vacancies for different posts in All-India and Central Civil Services in government offices as well as Indian Forest Services. Candidates aspiring to pursue their career in Civil Services can follow the instructions below and apply online at the earliest:
How to apply for UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims 2018
Step 1 – Visit the official website - https://upsconline.nic.in
Step 2 – Click on the top notification, that reads,
ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC
Step 3 – Click on “Click Here for PART I”
Step 4 – Read through the detailed instructions, click on Yes and proceed to Register Yourself
Step 5 – After Part I, click on “Click Here for Part II” and login with your Registration ID
Step 6 – Pay the application fee online or take a printout of challan to pay in cash
Step 7 – Complete the application process and take a printout of the confirmation page
Direct Link - https://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php#
Why You Must Apply at the earliest and not wait until last date?
As per the official notification, “Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the 'first-apply-first allot' basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.” Therefore, applicants must apply at the earliest and get a convenient centre.
UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims 2018 - Services and Posts
UPSC aims to recruit personnel for the Services and Posts mentioned below:
(i) Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service(Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'.
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’.
The applicant must be an Indian National to be eligible for IAS and IPS posts and services. For other posts, the applicant could be citizen of India, a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee, or a person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. The non-citizens must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Candidates must download and read through the detailed notification by clicking on ‘Examination Notification’ given under ‘Guidelines to the Candidates’ on upsconline.nic.in.
The applicant must fall in the age bracket of 21 to 32 years of age as on 1st August 2018. Age-relaxation rules apply as per government norms.
The applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized University or education Institution incorporated by an Act of Central or State Legislature in India or by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2018 – Important Dates
Application Process for Prelims 2018 Begins – 7th February 2018
Application Process for Prelims 2018 Ends – 6th March 2018, 6PM
Prelims 2018 Commence – 3rd June 2018
Mains 2018 Commence – 1st October 2018