Time Table for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2016

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the timetable for the Civil Services (Main) Examination 2016. The exam will begin on December 3 2016 (Saturday). Freshers may note that the complete syllabus for IAS/IPS exam – Prelims, Mains and Interview – is available in the link – UPSC syllabus. The details of the Main Exam timetable for 2016 is as follows:

Time Table for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2016

UPSC Time Table

Date Day Forenoon Session
9.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon Session
2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
03.12.2016 Saturday Paper‐I Essay
05.12.2016 Monday Paper‐II General Studies‐I Paper‐III General Studies‐II
06.12.2016 Tuesday Paper‐IV General Studies‐III Paper‐V General Studies‐IV
07.12.2016 Wednesday Paper A Indian Language* Paper B English
09.12.2016 Friday Paper‐VI Optional Paper‐I** Paper‐VII Optional Paper‐II
  • The Indian Language paper (Paper A): 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 Optional Paper II (Paper VII) is for the following subjects: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce & Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science & International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology, Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English

Free UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice (AWP) – by ClearIAS

Candidates can now participate in the UPSC mains answer writing sessions by ClearIAS team. The program is available online for free from October 1 till October 30. The motive behind this initiative is to provide proper guidance for all serious UPSC civil services aspirants regarding the requirements of the mains exam (read: UPSC Mains Guidance). The program will be designed in such a way as to cover almost all relevant topics for UPSC mains within 30 days.

Also read:  Government Rolls Back UPSC Mains Changes For A Level Playing Field

Free Study Materials for UPSC Mains – Paper-wise

Aspirants who aim for Prelims 2017 and Mains 2017

The official notification will be out on: 22nd February 2017
Final date for submitting the application form: 17th March 2017
The Civil Services Exam 2017 (Prelims): 18th June 2017
The Civil Services Exam 2017 (Main Exam): 28th October 2017

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