Mission UPSC 2018: Civil Services IAS Exam Important Dates

Mission UPSC 2018: Know the important dates of Civil Services IAS Exam

The UPSC civil services exam as officially said is conducted in two stages that include:

  1. Prelims (MCQ type)
  2. Main (Descriptive type) and Personality Test/Interview Round.

The Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for Civil Services Exam 2018 on 9th of June 2017 for the candidates seeking jobs in civil services.

The prelims exam was held on June 03, 2018 as mentioned in the notification of Annual Calendar UPSC 2018 Exam Timetable/Schedule.

Here, we bring the important dates of the UPSC 2018 civil services exam, which every IAS Aspirant should block in their calendar.

UPSC Prelims Exam Date 2018

UPSC 2018 Civil Services IAS Prelims Important Dates

Exam Events



June 09, 2017

Application Filling Start Date

February 07, 2018

Last Date for receipt of Applications

March 06, 2018

Admit Card

May 07, 2018

Civil Services IAS Prelims Exam

June 03, 2018 (Sunday)

IAS Prelims Result

July 2018

Candidates who write the prelims exam and clear the exam qualify to the second stage i.e. the UPSC Main Exam.

To know the important events and dates of the UPSC Main Exam, read below.

According to the annual calendar released by the UPSC, the Civil Services Main Exam would be held on 28th September 2018 and the timetable of the same would be updated on BYJU’S Free IAS Prep Website as and when the commission announces, which candidates can view anytime. 

UPSC Mains Exam Date 2018

UPSC 2018 Civil Services IAS Main Exam Important Dates.




July 2018

Application Forms

July 23, 2018

Admit Card

Three weeks before IAS Main Exam

Civil Services IAS Main Exam

September 28, 2018 (5 DAYS)

IAS Mains Result

Jan/Feb 2019

UPSC Interview Date 2018

UPSC Exam 2018 Civil Services IAS Personality Test/Interview Important Dates




Dec/Jan 2019


Jan/Feb 2019

Personality Test/Interview

Feb/March 2019


Mar-June 2019

Cut off Marks

After the final result of UPSC CSE 2018-19

Answer Key

After the final result of UPSC 2018
Civil Service Exam (the following year)

So, now you know the Civil Services IAS Exam important dates, wind up all the unnecessary and not so important work and take a pen/pencil block your calendar, sketch your preparation plan, and get started.

“Don’t wait for the right time, now is the right time to make a decision and make that decision right!”

So, get started and keep going as-

“Strength grows the moment you think you can’t go on but you keep going on anyway!”


For any notifications on Exams, Results, calendar, cut off marks and answer keys, visit BYJU’S UPSC Notifications section.

Stay tuned at www.byjus.com/free-ias-prep for more articles on UPSC Civil Services IAS Exam preparation tips and strategies.

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