The UPSC Civil Services Main 2017 examination dates have finally been released by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) on its official website, upsc.gov.in. The examination of the UPSC Civil Services are scheduled to commence from October 28th 2017 and will end up on November 3rd 2017. The candidates who had successfully cleared the Pre-Lims, now need to fill the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the Mains Exam, which will be available on the official website of UPSC on 17th August 2017.
According to the schedule being released by the Union Public Service Commission, the examination schedule for Paper I that is Essay will be conducted on October 28th, 2017 and the examination for the general studies papers will be conducted on 30th and 31st October 2017 in four shifts. The Language papers for the same are scheduled for November 1st 2017 with Indian Language paper to be conducted in the morning shift wherein candidates can select from 22 Indian languages viz (Assamese / Bengali / Bodo / Dogri / Gujarati / Hindi / Kannada / Kashmiri / Konkani / Maithili / Malayalam / Manipuri / Marathi / Nepali / Oriya / Punjabi / Sanskrit / Santhali / Sindhi (Devanagari/Arabic Script) / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu ). The English Language paper will be held in the afternoon session.
The examination for the optional papers are scheduled to take place on November 3rd, 2017. There will be no examination conducted on October 29th (Sunday) and November 2nd (Thursday) as per the official notice. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours in the morning session from 9am to 12 noon and afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm.
The candidates appearing for the examination are advised to read the guidelines for filling DAF(Detailed Application Form) available on the UPSC website as no changes will be allowed to make after the final submission.