UPSC Civil Services Online Application Form 2017- IAS/IPS Application Form Apply Online

UPSC 2017: UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION (CSE) every year to select the deserving candidates for different civil services posts of the Government of India, including the Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS). It is a national level examination which has a success rate of 0.1% to 0.3% due to which it is the most toughest examination in India.

Here on this webpage, we have provided all the important information which will be useful for the aspirants before applying for the UPSC 2017 like UPSC 2017 Application FormUPSC 2017 Eligibility CriteriaUPSC 2017 Important DatesUPSC 2017 Application Fee, UPSC 2017 Selection Procedure, UPSC 2017 Exam Pattern, UPSC 2017 Posts, UPSC 2017 Admit Card, UPSC 2017 Cut Off Marks, UPSC 2017 Result and How to Apply for UPSC 2017. The official website for UPSC 2017 where the candidates have to apply for application form is

UPSC 2017 Application Form

UPSC has released the schedule for civil services preliminary examination 2017, which is going to held on 18th June 2017. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the examination before last date through the official website of UPSC 2017. The process takes roughly one year from the notification of the pre examination to declaration of the final results. Below here is given some basic information regarding UPSC 2017:



Number of Recruitments: Twenty Four

Official Website:

The origin of the Public Service Commission in India is found in the First Dispatch of the Government of India on the Indian Constitutional Reforms on the 5th March, 1919 which referred to the need for setting up some permanent office charged with the regulation of service matters. This concept of a body intended to be charged primarily with the regulation of service matters, found a somewhat more practical shape in the Government of India Act, 1919.

UPSC 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC 2017 is as follows:


  1. For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  2. For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:
    • A citizen of India
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam  with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  3. For other services, a candidate must be one of the following:
  • A citizen of India
  • A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational Qualifications

  • A degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is required for appearing in the examination.
  • Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate of qualification along with the mark sheet to the UPSC before the main exam.
  • Candidate applying for IFS exam must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology, or a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry or engineering from a recognized university.

Age Limit

The different categories have different age limits and number of attempts as given below:

Category Upper age limit No. of attempts
General 32 Years 06 Attempts
OBC 35 Years 09 Attempts
SC/ST 37 Years No bar
PH (Blind, Deaf, Orthopedic) 42 Years GEN/OBC= 9 AttemptsSC/ST= No bar
J & K Domicile GEN=37 Yrs, OBC= 40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs, PH=50 Yrs No bar
Disabled servicemen, disabled from duty. GEN=37 Yrs, OBC=40 Yrs, SC/ST=40 Yrs. No bar

UPSC 2017 Important Dates

The important dates for different levels of selection procedure is as follows:

For Preliminary Examination

Notification release Feb 22, 2017
Availability of Application Form Feb, 22, 2017 to Mar, 17, 2017
Release of Admit Card for Prelims Exam May, 2017
Prelims exam of IAS Offline Exam Jun 18, 2017
Result of IAS Prelims Exam Aug/Sep 2017
Cutoff of IAS Prelims Exam After the final result of IAS 2017

For Mains examination

Release of DAF Aug/Sept 2017
Availability of DAF Aug/Sept 2017
Release of Admit Card for Mains Exam Sept, 2017
Mains Exam of IAS Oct, 28, 2017
Result of IAS Mains Exam Dec, 2017
Cutoff After the final result of IAS 2017 exam

For Interview

Date of Interview/Personality Test Jan/Feb 2018
Declaration of IAS Final Result 2017 Feb/Mar 2018
Marks of the candidates in Mains and Interview/Personality Test Feb/Mar 2018

UPSC 2017 Application Fee

  • The Applicants will have to pay Rs 100 for applying to the UPSC 2017 examination except female/SC/ST/PH candidates who will be charged no money for applying.

The mode of Paying the Application Fees has been explained below:

Offline mode

  • Applicants can also pay the Application Fees by cash at any branch of SBI .
  • Print the system generated Pay-in-slip during the Part -II Registration.
  • Deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.

Online Mode

  • The candidates opting for online mode for paying the Application Fees should pay by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Patiala /State Bank of Travancore / State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/Sate Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC 2017 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of civil services exam 2017 will complete in 3 stages-

  • Preliminary examination (MCQ type),
  • Mains examination (descriptive type)
  • Personal interview.

The qualified candidates of preliminary examination will be called for Mains examination followed by personal interview for final selection.

Stage I: Preliminary examination

  • A qualifying test advertised in May and held in August each year.
  • In Mid­October results are published.

Stage II: Main examination

  • Held in December every year.
  • In the second week of March results are usually published.

Stage III: Personality Test (interview)

  • Held in April/May each year.
  • In May the final results are usually announced.

UPSC 2017 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for UPSC 2017 examination will be like this:


  • The Prelims Exam of IAS will comprise of two papers:

1. General Studies (GS) of 400 marks,

2. Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) of 200 marks respectively.

  • All the question in both the papers will be multiple type.
  • The question papers will be set both in English and Hindi.
  • The Prelims Exam will be held for 2 hour time duration.
  • The Paper-II of Prelims Exam is qualifying in nature and candidates need to secure minimum qualifying marks of 33 %.
Name of the paper No. of MCQs Max. marks Minimum marks Duration of exam
General Studies Paper I 100 200 33% 2 hours
General Studies paper II 80 200 2 hours
General Studies paper II (X series) 80 200 2 hours 20 minutes
Total 400

UPSC 2017 Posts

Posts the finally selected candidates will be recruited are:

  • Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group A
  • Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A
  • Indian Administrative Service
  • Indian Police Service
  • Indian Foreign Service
  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A
  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise), Group A
  • Indian Postal Service, Group A
  • Indian Defence Accounts Services, Group A
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
  • Indian Revenue Services (IT), Group A
  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A
  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A
  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A
  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A
  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group A
  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Services, Group B
  • Indian Trade Service, Group A (Gr. III)
  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B.
  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A
  • Armed Forces Headquarter civil service, Group B (Section Officer’s Grade)
  • Pondicherry Police Services, Group B
  • Pondicherry Civil Services, Group B

UPSC 2017 Admit Card

The admit cards for Civil Services (Preliminary) exam 2017 will be released 3 weeks before the examination date. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website for UPSC. It is compulsory for a candidate to carry admit card with themselves to the examination hall without which they will not get entry inside the hall.

UPSC 2017 Cut Off Marks

UPSC will release the cut offs for Civil Services Exam 2017 to limited the number of applicants for recruitment of IAS examination 2017. Cut offs are the selection parameters that applicants have to fulfill to get recruited for the posts of Indian Administrative officer. Check Expected cut off marks based on previous year exams.

Civil Services Cutoff 2016

Exam Gen OBC SC ST PH-I PH-2 PH-3
CS (pre) 107.34 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS(Main) 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS (Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

UPSC 2017 Result

Civil Services Exam Result will be published in the form of PDF file on the official website of UPSC after successful completion of examination. The applicants will have to search their roll no. from the PDF file. The successful applicants of preliminary exam will be eligible to take part in Main exam, which will be held in the month of October 2017. The examination result of Civil Services Main exam will be declared in the month of February 2018.

How to Apply

Eligible and willing candidates can now apply for UPSC 2017 Exam by following below given steps and links which will redirect you to the official website.

  • Go to the official website of UPSC which is
  • Go to “Application Form 2017” link and click on it
  • Now read the instructions very carefully
  • Fill the application form in a proper way
  • Upload scanned photos and signature
  • Re-Check the application form (Correct if any mistake)
  • Pay application fee online
  • Submit the application form
  • Take a print out of your application form for future use

3 thoughts on “UPSC Civil Services Online Application Form 2017- IAS/IPS Application Form Apply Online”

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