Civil Services Prelims 2017 Exam Dates Preponed

Sarika Rana updated on : 02 Nov 2016

The Civil Services Prelims 2017, which were going to be conducted in August 2017, has now been preponed to June 18, 2017 by UPSC. Read on to know more!

The Civil Services Preliminary exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), to select Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, will be held in June 2017 instead of August 2017.

The examination is scheduled to be conducted on June 18, 2017 now. This decision has been taken to ensure that the entire process of examination is completed in time and no delays take place.

Given below are the important dates for CSAT prelims exam 2017-



Date of Notification

February 22, 2017 (Wednesday)

Last date of filling the application forms

March 17, 2017 (Friday)

Date of commencement of CSAT exam (prelims) 2017

June 18, 2017 (Sunday)

Date of Main examination

October 28, 2017 onwards

Union Public Civil Services Commission (UPSC)

UPSC is a one of many constitutional bodes in India. It is an authorized body to conduct competitive examinations for recruitment in civil services, defence services and numerous posts under union government or central government. The civil services exam is a national level test that selects the most deserving candidates in Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Forest Services (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

Posts for the finally selected candidates in CSAT Exam 2017-

  • Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group A
  • Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • 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

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