Civil services exams are one of the most respectable exams that are conducted every year in the country. Thousands of candidates every year appear for the test to achieve their dream roles in preferred services. The students have to undergo very rigorous process that may include the written test as well as the personal interview. The most important categories under which the civil services exams are held are the IAS Mains and the UPSC exam. The conducting bodies try to maintain a very high standard of paper to select some of the best officers for the post.

UPSC main exam will be conducted by the commission in the month of October or November this year. The detailed schedule as well as the notification for the exam will be sent by the commission well in advance for the candidates. The preliminary exam for the same was held in the month of May and the results were declared in July. Only those students who have successfully cleared the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the main exam. For those students, the admit card as well as other details will be available online prior to the main exam. However all these students have to register themselves at the UPSC website and submit the detailed filled in application form to appear for the UPSC main exam.

The IAS Mains and the UPSC Civil Services main exams are held at various locations and cities in the country. Candidates who have to appear for the final exam must take care of the last dates in case of form filling, form submission and date of exam. They need to download the admit card for the same and reach at the allotted venue. Post the exam, the result for the main exam will be declared in few months time.

The civil services exam paper pattern consists of several exams on different subjects. These exams are conducted in a subjective format where the candidate is tested not only on his basic skill set, knowledge and talent but also on his way of presenting the ideas in a structured and coherent manner. Cracking the IAS mains and UPSC requires firm devotion and dedication on the part of the candidate. Candidates need to thoroughly understand and revise the complete syllabus to crack the examination. One should remember that thousands of brilliant minds are competing for this coveted position and only selected few get the final seat.

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