What is the schedule of the Civil Services exam?

September 18, 2015

The exact schedule of Main exam varies every year and is usually notified by UPSC on its website www.upsc.gov.in.
To give an idea following is the usual schedule of the Examination:
Notification and Form filling for Preliminary Test – January
Date of Preliminary Test – 2nd or 3rd week of May
Result of Preliminary Test – late-July or early August
Main Examination commencement – October (duration – 21 days)
Declaration of Main Examination results – February or March (next year)
Personality Test or Interview – March and April (next year)
Declaration of Final merit list – Early May (next year)