The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday, June 22nd, released the timetable for its 2018 Civil Services Main exam on its website. The UPSC exam will be in held in the month of September and October 2018. It will begin on September 28th and will continue over two weekends, until October 7th.

There will be two sessions on each day of the UPSC Civil Services exam - a forenoon session (from 9 a.m. to 12 noon) and an afternoon session (from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) except on September 28th, on which day there will be just the forenoon session.

UPSC Civil Services Main exam timetable

UPSC Civil Services 2018 Main exam schedule

Date Forenoon Session (9 a.m. to 12 noon) Afternoon Session (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
September 28th Paper I (Essay) -
September 29th Paper II (General Studies I) Paper III (General Studies II)
September 30th Paper IV (General Studies III) Paper V (General IV)
October 6th Paper A (Indian Language) Paper B (English)
October 7th Paper VI (Optional Paper I) Paper VII (Optional Paper II)

For complete details on the UPSC Civil Services Main exam timetable and schedule, check the Commission’s official notification.

The Commission had conducted the Civil Services 2018 Preliminary exam on June 3rd in two sessions and the Civil Services 2018 Prelim exam results are expected to be declared in the month of July.

The cut-off to qualify for the UPSC Main exam depends on the total number of vacant posts, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and the level of exam. The UPSC Civil Services 2018 exam aims to fill 782 positions, the lowest figure in this decade.