UPSC Preliminary Examination was held on the 18th of June 2017 for approximately 980 Vacancies. The results of the Preliminary examination were declared on the 27th of July. The UPSC has now released the schedule of Civil Services Mains Examination 2017. The mains examination comprises of 9 papers. 2 qualifying language papers of 300 marks each and 7 papers of 250 marks each. Out of the 7 papers, 2 are optional subjects of the candidate’s choice, 1 essay paper and 4 General studies papers. The examination will be held from 28th of October 2017 till 3rd of November 2017.
The Mains exam will be conducted in 2 sessions each day.
- Forenoon Session – 9.00 AM to 12 .00 Noon
- Afternoon Session – 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
In this article, the timetable of UPSC Civil Services Mains examination 2017 is provided.
9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
|Afternoon Session |
2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
|Optional Paper-1||Optional Paper-2|
- The candidate has to choose any one language for paper A from the given set of languages:
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
- A candidate has to choose for one optional paper of his choice from the list of subjects given below:
- Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
- Civil Engineering
- Commerce & Accountancy
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Science
- Political Science
- International Relations
- Public Administration
Literature of any one of the following languages:
Mains examination is a test of knowledge, strength and time management. Revision plays an important role before appearing for mains. Make sure you are well prepared and keep your calm while writing the UPSC exam. ALL THE BEST!
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