UPSC Civil Services application process: The application process of Civil Services 2017 exam will conclude in three days i.e March 17, 2017. The online registration process of Civil Services 2017 began on February 22, 2017. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the prelims exam of Civil Services on June 18, 2017. This after a gap of three year that UPSC will be conducting the prelims exam of Civil Services in the month of June instead of August 2017. Approximately 15 lakh candidates are expected to appear in the prelims exam of Civil Services to be conducted across 72 exam cities.
The commission will issue admit card to the candidates for the prelims exam in the last week of May 2017. Candidates who will successfully submit the UPSC Civil Services application form 2017 will be issued admit card. The admit card will be made available online for downloading. Candidates can download their admit card either through registration number, roll number or name.
The prelims exam of Civil Services comprises of two compulsory papers – General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II. Each paper will be conducted for 200 marks. The questions will be of objective type and General Studies Paper II will be a qualifying paper. Candidates will have to secure minimum 33 % to qualify the exam.
According to the Civil Services Syllabus 2017, questions in Paper I will be asked from current events of national and international importance, Indian History and Indian National Movement, Geography of Indian and World (Physical, Social, Economic), Indian Polity and Governance (Constitution, Panchayati Raj, Political System etc. Paper II will contain questions from subjects, Comprehension, Logical reasoning and analytical ability, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, Decision-making and problem solving, General mental ability etc.
The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is 980 which includes 27 vacancies reserved for Physically Handicapped (PH) categories.