IAS 2018 Application Form Online Notification, Exam Date, Material

IAS 2018

Good News!! IAS 2018 application form online notification has been released for candidates. Now candidates can fill IAS 2018 online application form through given notification. Application forms are inviting from talented and eligible candidates by Union Public Service Commission for fill the nil posts of IAS. Candidates who are eligible and want to be an IAS in India can submit online application forms against IAS Notification 2018. It is highly obliged that IAS application forms 2018 should be filled only by accurate details if found any miss or wrong details in application forms then your application forms should be rejected without any intimation by Union Public Service Commission. As you know, IAS is a big, competitive and reputed exam in India. It is all India level based exam. Large numbers of candidates are participates in IAS exam every year. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has all responsibility to conducts this exam.

In this year, IAS 2018 application form online registration has been started from 07th February 2018. After ensure the eligibility criteria candidates can make submission of IAS online application forms on or before last date till 06th March 2018. After apply successfully for IAS 2018 candidates will participate in exam on 03rd June 2018 (Preliminary). After successfully completion the preliminary examination, candidates will participate in IAS Main Exam on 01st October 2018. In main exam, only those candidates will appear who qualify in preliminary exam. Candidates are required to pass in both examination (Preliminary and Main).

Candidates should remember IAS 2018 application form must be accepted only in online mode. Other mode of application forms should not be acceptable. One more time we are remind you, don’t forget to apply before last date. Only those candidates forms will be accepted who ensure all the eligibility conditions as per the requirement of Union Public Service Commission. After successfully apply for IAS 2018 application form, candidates will start their preparation hardly because so much talented candidates will participate in this exam from various places of India. To crack IAS 2018 exam will not be so easy task, we are advised you start your preparation with the help of best books and coaching institutes.

IAS Notification

For more information like IAS Notification, IAS 2018 Dates, IAS Application Form, IAS Eligibility Criteria, IAS application fee etc please see this page till the end.

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IAS 2018 Eligibility Criteria


  • It is highly obliged, candidates must be an Indian citizen.
  • Nepal, a citizen of Bhutan or a refugee from any other country can apply for the IAS 2018 exam.

Required Educational Qualifications

  • In qualification situation requirement applicants must also have graduate degree from any recognized university in relevant field.

Age Limit

  • For IAS exam 21 years is minimum age limit and 32 years is maximum age limit. It means for IAS exam candidates age should be between 21-32 years. Relaxation in upper age will also provided to candidates by category wise as per the norms of Government of India. Details of relaxation is given under –
CategoryUpper age limit
General32 Years
OBC35 Years
SC/ST37 Years
PWD42 Years
J & K DomicileGEN=37 Year, OBC= 40 Year, SC/ST=40 Year, PH=50 Year
Disabled servicemen.GEN=37 Year, OBC=40 Year, SC/ST=40 Year.

IAS 2018 Application Fee Details

For IAS 2018 exam, candidates will have to pay Rs. 100 as payment of application fee. SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates are exempted from any type of application fee payment.

Mode of Application Fee Payment

Applicants can make the payment of application fee in Online and Offline Mode.

Online Mode – in online mode candidates will deposit IAS application fee by Visa card/ credit card or debit card or net banking of SBI Branches.

Offline Mode – in offline mode candidates can deposit IAS application fee in any State Bank of India branch by E-generated challan. This challan form candidates can download when they have to register online application form.

IAS Selection Procedure

For IAS post, candidate’s selection will be done on the basis of preliminary exam, mains exam and personal interview performance. Candidates will appear in interview with their original documents.

IAS 2018 Dates (महत्वपूर्ण तिथियां):
IAS Application Form Online Registration Starting Date07th February 2018
IAS Application Forms Online Registration Last Date06th March 2018
IAS Preliminary Exam Date03rd June 2018
IAS Preliminary Exam Admit Card Availability DateJune 2018
Preliminary Result DateAugust 2018
IAS Main Exam Date01st October 2018
IAS Main Exam Admit Card Release DateSeptember 2018
IAS Main Exam Result DateJanuary 2019
Procedure to Fill IAS 2018 Application Form
  • First of all candidates visit the Union Public Service Commission official website which is www.upsc.gov.in
  • Then candidates go on “Examination” and press “Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018” Link.
  • After that select “Notice” tab, it is situated under “Download Notification” Link.
  • Then you have to see IAS 2018 official notification.
  • Read IAS Notification very carefully (all details).
  • Then go to “Apply Online” link.
  • Fill IAS 2018 application form very carefully with accurate details.
  • Upload educational documents/ certificates/ photograph and signature in the form if required.
  • Deposit application fee by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.
  • Finally submit your application form after double check and take a hard copy print out also of it for further use in future.

Direct Resource LinkIAS 2018 Official Notification

Direct Resource Link toApply Online for IAS 2018

Note – For more information of IAS 2018 please visit official website.

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How to Prepare for IAS 2018 Exam?

Candidate’s who are going to appear in IAS 2018 examination, must prepare to themselves with the help of exam syllabus and coaching institutes notes. For the knowledge of exam like how many questions will be asked, how much time will be provided, total question other we are also providing you IAS 2018 exam pattern. With the help of below given IAS exam syllabus and pattern candidates can start their study for good score in exam. Take a look on below given IAS exam pattern and syllabus –

IAS 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of the paperNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
General Studies Paper I100200
General Studies paper II80200
IAS 2018 Mains Exam Pattern

Qualifying Papers:

  • Paper I- (one Indian language to be selected from the languages included in eighth schedule of the constitution) 300 marks
  • Paper II – (English Language) 300 marks

Papers to be counted on merits

SectionsSubjectMaximum Marks
Paper-A.Modern Indian Language skills300
Paper-B.English Language skills300
Paper-1.Essay Writing250
Paper-2General Studies-I250
Paper-3General Studies-II250
Paper-4General Studies-III250
Paper-5General Studies-IV250
Paper-6.Optional Subject Paper-1250
Paper-7Optional Subject Paper-2250
Sub-Total Marks1750
Total Marks2025
IAS Syllabus 2018 Overview

In IAS Preliminary examination, there will be two papers held. In these papers will be negative marking for each wrong answer. 1/3 mark will deduct for each wrong answer.

Paper-I: General Ability Test

Paper-II: Civil Services Aptitude Test

General Ability TestCurrent events of national
and international importance
History of India and Indian
National Movement
Indian and World Geography –
Physical, Social, Economic Geography
of India and the World.
Indian Polity and Governance –
Constitution, Political System,
Panchayati Raj, Public Policy,
Rights Issues, etc
Economic and Social Development –
Sustainable Development, Poverty,
Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental
Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate
Change – that do not require subject specialization General Science.
Civil Services Aptitude TestComprehension
Interpersonal skills including
communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical
Decision-making and
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and
their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.)
(Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills
(Class X level)
 IAS Main Exam Syllabus

Rank of the candidates will be based on the obtained marks in Main and Interview. Main examination consist total 7 + 2 = 9 papers and all of them are descriptive types.

Paper I: Any Indian Language

Candidates have to choose one language from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.

Paper II: English

Comprehension of given passages

Precis Writing

Usage and Vocabulary

Paper III: Essay

Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics.

Paper IV: General Studies 1

(Indian Heritage/ Culture, World History & Geography)

Indian culture will cover the main feature of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from to present times

Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

Post-independence consolidation and restructuring within the country

Paper V: General Studies 2

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations

Functions and duties of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

Paper VI: General Studies 3

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management)

Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

Government Budgeting

Development, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management

Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

Disaster and disaster management

Paper VII: General Studies 4

(Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships

Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and ; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion

Emotional, and their utilities and application in administration and governance

Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and

Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, and administrators; of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

IAS Admit Card 2018 Download

Candidates who will participate in IAS exam must carry with them IAS Admit Card 2018. Candidates can download their IAS Admit Card from official website of UPSC. IAS Preliminary exam admit card will publish online from June 2018 and Mains Exam Admit Card will be available for download from September 2018.

IAS Answer Key 2018

After held the examination on 03rd June 2018 (Preliminary Exam) and 01st October 2018 (Mains Exam), candidates can download their IAS answer Key 2018 from organization official website. IAS Preliminary Exam Answer Sheet and IAS Mains Exam Answer Sheet downloading link will be active after held the examination successfully.

IAS Result & Cut Off 2018-19

After held the IAS examination Union Public Service Commission will release IAS Preliminary Exam Result, IAS Preliminary Exam Cut Off and IAS Mains Exam Result, IAS Mains Exam Cut Off List via online mode which you may check out from organization official website. Prelims exam result will announce in August 2018 and Main exam exam result will release on January 2019.

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