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IAS Application Form 2018 Apply Online for Civil Services Prelims Exam

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Wait is over now!!! Finally the Union Public Service Commission has released the IAS Application Form on the official website i.e. Candidates willing to apply for UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam can fill up the online application form now.

According to the IAS Notification 2018, the online applications will be accepted till 06-03-2018. Further the IAS pre examination will be held on 03-06-2018. To fill up the application form for IAS Civil Service Exam, candidates may also follow the instructions available below.

This Page Includes:

  • Name of Civil Services Description
  • IAS Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Limitation
  • Application Fee Details
  • No. Of Attempts
  • IAS Selection Process
  • Scheme of CS (Preliminary) Examination
  • Scheme of CS (Main) Examination
  • Penalty for Wrong Answers
  • Exam Centers for Preliminary Examination
  • Centers for Mains Examination
  • How to fill Application Form?
  • Important Dates

To get recruited in well-known department under the UPSC, candidates are required to qualify all the levels of recruitment process. Firstly interested candidates need to appear for preliminary examination and then the qualified candidates are required to appear for mains.

After the successful completion of mains exam the shortlisted candidates need to the attend the personal interview round which is the final round of selection process. Interested candidates who want to apply for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 may fill the application before the closing date.

IAS Application Form

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Date Of Notification07-02-2018
Last Date To submit IAS application form06-03-2018
IAS Prelims Exam Will Be Held On03-06-2018
IAS Mains Exam Will Be Held On01-10-2018

Name of Civil Services Description:

Sr. No.Service Name
1Indian Administrative Service
2Indian Foreign Service
3Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise, Gr. ‘A’)
4Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Gr. ‘A’
5Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A’
6Indian Defence Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A
7Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Gr. ‘A
8Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Gr. ‘A’
9Indian Postal Service, Gr. ‘A.
10Indian Civil Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A’
11Indian Railway Accounts Service, Gr. ‘A’
12Indian Railway Personnel Service, Gr. ‘A’
13Indian Railway Traffic Service Gr. ‘A’
14Indian Defence Estate Service Gr. ‘A’
15Indian Information Service Gr. ‘A’
16Indian Trade Service Gr. ‘A’ (Gr. III)
17Indian Corporate Law Service Gr. ‘A’
18Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services Gr. ‘B’ (Section Officers Grade)
19Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadar & Nagar haveli Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’
20Pondicherry Civil Services Group B

Get here>>UPSC IAS Recruitment Notification PDF

IAS Eligibility Criteria:

To fill up the Civil Services Online Application Form candidates need to complete the following Eligibility Criteria:


(1) For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.

(2) For other services, a candidate must be either:—

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has 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.

IAS Qualification Required / Qualification requiredto fill up IAS Application Form:

  • Candidates who are desire to filling IAS Application Form 2018 must hold a Graduation degree of any of Universities.
  • Candidates appearing for their final year degree exam are also eligible to apply for IAS 2018 and filling up IAS Application Form Online.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications are able TO FILL UP THE IAS Application Form 2018.
  • Candidates who have passed final year of MBBS exam but are yet to complete internship can apply for IAS Prelim Exam.

Qualification Required For IAS Entrance Test:- Check Here

IAS Age Limitation:

Candidate must have attained the lower age of 21 years and for getting the upper age limit, follow the below page as category wise age criteria for all applicants as shown below in tabular format:

CategoryUpper age limit
General32 Years
OBC35 Years
SC/ST37 Years
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)42 Years
J & K Domicile
  • GEN: 37 Yrs
  • OBC: 40 Yrs
  • SC/ST: 40 Yrs
  • PH: 50 Yrs
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty.
  • GEN: 37 Yrs
  • OBC: 40 Yrs
  • SC/ST: 40 Yrs.

How Much: Time Required to Prepare for IAS

Application Fee Details:

  • Candidates who are going to apply for IA Examination and want to fill up the IAS Online application form have to pay and amount of Rs.100 as IAS Application Form Fees Fee will be deposited through any branch of SBI bank by doing cash payment or by using online banking facility (Net banking / Visa / Master / Credit / Debit Card).
  • SC/ST Candidates are exempted from paying the amount of application fees

No. Of Attempts:

Category WiseNo. of attempts
General06 Attempts
OBC09 Attempts
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic)
  • GEN/OBC: 9 Attempts
  • SC/ST: No bar
J & K DomicileNo Bar
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty.

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IAS Selection Process:

Selection of the candidates for the post of Indian Administrative Services will be based on the performance in Preliminary (Objective Type Question Paper) and main exam (Written and interview).

Scheme of CS (Preliminary) Examination:

  • Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks.
  • Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English as well as in Hindi.
General Studies Paper – I200 Marks
General Studies Paper – II200 Marks

IAS Syllabus:- Complete Information

Scheme of CS (Main) Examination:

Qualifying PaperPaper-IOne of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper)300 Marks
Paper-IIEnglish (Qualifying Paper)300 Marks
Papers to be counted for meritPaper-IEssay250 Marks
Papers IIGeneral Studies I250 Marks
Papers IIIGeneral Studies II250 Marks
Papers IVGeneral Studies III250 Marks
Papers VGeneral Studies IV250 Marks
Papers VI, VIIAny two optional subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (250 marks for each paper)500 Marks
Total Marks for Written Examination1750Marks
Personality Test275 Marks
Grand Total2025 Marks

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

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Centers apply for of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination:

Preliminary examination will be held at following centre’s –


Check Here: IAS Exam Centers

Centres of Civil Services (Mains) Examination


Check Also: UPSC IAS Exam Pattern

How to fill IAS Application Form?

Candidates willing to apply for IAS Preliminary Examination must follow the steps as structured below, to fill IAS Application Form.

  • First of all log on to the official website
  • After reaching the homepage select and hit on “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC” link
  • A new page will come out along with a box having details about the examination and links as:

  • Select and hit on “Hit here for Part 1 Registration” link

Part 1 Registration:

  • A new page will come out along with all the instructions regarding the UPSC IAS Application Form
  • Read out all the instructions and then go to:

  • Hit on Yes tab and then you will be redirected to a new page having the IAS Application Form For Prelims Exam
  • Fill up the online application form and then hit on Continue tab
  • Once the application form is submitted successfully you will receive a registration ID and password
  • Keep the registration ID safe and move towards the next step i.e. Part 2 Registration

PART 2 Registration

  • Go back to the previous page and then you will receive a pop up window as:

  • Enter the registration ID and Date of Birth
  • Confirm the random image and then hit on submit tab
  • As a result a new pager will come outalong with queries regarding uploading of documents and payment of application fees
  • The pat 2 of application form includes filling up Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), selection of examination centre, uploading of Photograph and Signature and agreeing to declaration.
  • Complete all the details and then recheck the details you have entered
  • Finally hit on the Final Submission tab
  • At last take a print out of the filled up IAS Prelims Exam Application Form and keep itsafe for further usage

Get Here>> Direct Link To Fill Up Online Application Form

Guidelines regarding uploading of signature and photograph:

  • Scanned photograph should be in JPG format. The digital size of file must be less than 40 kb and greater than 3 kb and resolution 140 pixel height by 110 pixel width and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.
  • Then upload your scanned signature in JPG format. The digital size of each file must be less than 40 kb and greater than 1 kb and resolution 110 pixel height by 140 pixel width and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.

Procedure To Fill Online Form:- Check Here

UPSC Conducts IAS Examination:

UPSC is responsible for holding civil service examination every year in two parts that are Preliminary and Mains Examination. However these examinations are conducted with the aim to hire eligible contenders for the post of civil servants and officers in various departments such as IAS, IFS, IPS and more.

Interested applicants who want to apply for Indian Administrative Services may fill the Civil Services prelims Application Form before the last date that is well mentioned here on this page.

Important Dates:

Date Of Notification07-02-2018
Last Date To submit IAS application form06-03-2018
IAS Prelims Exam Will Be Held On03-06-2018
IAS Mains Exam Will Be Held On01-10-2018

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