The national competitive exam of India conducted by UPSC, yes you are right we are talking about Civil Services Exam. Thursday, UPSC released the Civil Services Main Exam time table at upsc.gov.in. As per the notice, the mains will commence from September 28 to and will finish on October 07, 2018.
UPSC booked the 02 slots per day to carry out the exams, the first slot of the day starts with 09:00 AM and ends at 12:00 Noon. The next slot is in evening from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM. Both of the slots morning and afternoon are of 03 hours. There is total 09 test which is to be held for 05 days.
September 28, 29, 30 & October 06, 07 are prearranged for UPSC Civil Services Mains. UPSC marked these days into its calendar.
UPSC CS Mains will start on September 28, 2018, in morning session holding the exam of Paper – I Essay Type. Whereas none of the paper occupied afternoon session.
The next day which is Sunday will start with the paper of General Studies-I (Paper -II) and will close with General Studies-II (Paper -III) in afternoon session.
Moving towards the Monday, UPSC reserve the morning time for General Studies-III which is also known as Paper -IV. The latter half of the day will be having the Paper-V which is General Studies-IV.
The next weekend is also occupied by UPSC to conduct the Civil Services Mains. Indian language (Paper -A) will be the opening for October 06, 2018. While International Language English (Paper – B) will do the closing of the day.
The last day of Civil Service mains is October 07, 2018, will do the termination of this year mains exam with Peper VI &VII.
Now let’s move on the entire structure of UPSC mains of civil services. UPSC divide the whole arrangement of the main exam into 09 test each of which carries 250 marks. In all the 09 papers the paper 06, & 07 are for the optional subject opted by the aspirants.
June 03, 2018 was the screening day of Civil services exam i.e. prelims exam took place on that day. UPSC organized the exam across the country for around about 782 vacancies. A number of aspirants appeared for the Civil services Pre which comprises of General Studies Paper – I & II. Candidates found the GS – I a bit tough.
The qualifiers of prelims will attempt the main exam, UPSC decided the qualifying marks of pre as 66 out of 200. Where UPSC mains incorporates nine papers out of which seven are considered for final ranking. In the rest two papers, the aspirants have to score minimum as prescribed by UPSC. So, Best of luck to all UPSC aspirants.