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IAS Application Form 2018-19 Civil Service (Mains) DAF Released: Apply Now!

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Civil Service (Mains) DAF has been released!!! Qualified contenders in Prelims Examination are suggested to Apply Now!! Submission of IAS Application Form for The Main Examination in the scheme of the Civil Services Examination, 2018 for the services has been started on 23rd July, 2018 and will be over on 6th August, 2018.

Shortlisted contenders for Civil Services (Main) Examination must apply online through the Commission’s website ( by filling the Detailed Application Form (DAF) and uploading the scanned copies of the required document. After the completion of Civil Service Application Procedure, you have to participate in Mains Exam on 28/09/2018.

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 (Main) Examination
  • Penalty for Wrong Answers
  • Centers for Mains Examination
  • How to fill Application Form?
  • Important Dates

Having Issues While Submitting Civil Service (Mains) DAF Application Form?

In case of any problem in filling the ONLINE DETAILED APPLICATION, Please indicate the problem being faced in detail and send it to the following

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IAS Application Form

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Date Of Notification23/07/2018
Last Date To submit IAS application form6/08/2018
IAS Mains Exam Will Be Held On28/09/2018

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 required to fill up IAS Application Form:

Only qualified contenders in IAS Prelim Exam are eligible to submit IAS Civil Service Application Form for Mains Examination 2018. Contenders must be shortlisted as per IAS Prelims Result as well as Cut off Marks.

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

IAS Mains 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 Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) as IAS Application Form 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. Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during filling of payment mode of Detailed Application Form and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.

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IAS Mains Notification in Hindi

IAS Mains Notification in English

Press Here>>>Instructions To Candidates Of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018

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 (Main) Examination:

All the candidates who qualify for Personality Test/Interview on the basis of Result of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018 will be required to submit their Order of Preferences for Zone(s)/State(s) Cadre (for IAS/IPS) through an Addendum to the Detailed Application Form.

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

Get Here: IAS Syllabus

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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Centres of Civil Services (Mains) Examination

The Main Examination will be held at following Centres (Check Here: IAS Exam Centers):


Check Also: UPSC IAS Exam Pattern

How to fill IAS Application Form?

Candidates willing to apply for IAS Mains 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 you have to press “DAF- Civil Services(Main) Examination, 2018” link.
  • Now you are required to press “Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018” link to fill IAS Application Form.

  • Enter LOGIN ID(Roll No), password and captcha code in appropriate manner.
  • Take a preview of UPAS IAS Online Application Form in appropriate manner.
  • Hit “Log in” tab and enter asked details in IAS Mains Application Form.
  • Upload documents and make the payment of requisite fee.
  • Hit “Submit” tab and take a print out of IAS Application Form for future use.

Check Here: Direct Link of Detailed Application Form Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018

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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.

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Required Documents With IAS Mains Online Application Form:

Required Documents while filling up of the Detailed Application Form and carrying to the Examination Venues along with the e-Admit Cards in support of their identities

  • Photo ID Proofs (viz. Aadhaar Card,
  • Voter Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport, Driving Licence
  • Educational Institution/Office ID Card or
  • any other Photo ID Proof issued by Central/State Government)

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 Starting filling online DAF: 23/07/2018
  • “Pay by Cash” mode willbe deactivated on: 5/08/2018
  • Date of Closure for filling online DAF: 6/08/2018
  • Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018: 28/09/2018

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