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UPSC IAS 2018: Until 1950, famously known as Imperial Civil Services (ICS), and, thereafter better known as Indian Administrative Services (IAS) is one of the most respected posts in gazetted officers category. On this page, we’ll mainly talk about how to become IAS or What steps need to be taken to qualify UPSC exam 2018. Thus, from beginning to end, whole UPSC IES 2018 procedure in one single page.


Starting from the end, one of the most crucial questions are – How many total numbers of attempts are there category wise? Answer – for General Category with upper age limit 32 total 6 attempts are available. For OBC (Other Backward Class), with 35 years as upper age limit, a total number of attempts are 9. While, there are unlimited attempts for SC/ ST (Age Limit – 37), Citizens of Jammu and Kashmir (Age Limit – 37), Ex-Servicemen (Age Limit – 37), Defense personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with foreign countries or disturbed area (Age Limit – 35) and total nine attempts are there for Physically handicapped / disabled with maximum age limit as 42.

UPSC IAS Notification 2018

No separate notification in PDF format is released for UPSC IAS 2018. According to Union Public Service Commission, IAS is considered as a part of UPSC Civil Services 2018. Since Civil Services Exam is conducted mainly in two formats i.e. prelims and mains. Thus, following this, according to UPSC Selection Procedure, to become IAS as well there will be two stages – Preliminary and Mains except for Interview/ personality test which is conducted at the 3rd stage of the selection process of Indian Administrative Services.

Reportedly, on 7th February next year, IAS Notification 2018 will be released and registration will also be started on the same day. Besides, 06.03.2018 has been fixed as the Last Date for receipt of Applications. And, with single day duration, date of commencement of Exam for IAS Preliminary 2018 is 3rd June. Important dates for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018 are also released. With no separate date of notification and 5 Days duration, the written test will be held on 01.10.2018 (MONDAY).

IAS Application Form 2018

Apart from UPSC IAS 2018, civil services consists of a number of posts for gazetted officers like – Pondicherry Civil Services, Group B, Pondicherry Police Services, Group B, Armed Forces Headquarter civil service, Group B (Section Officer’s Grade), Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A, Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B, Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A, Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A, Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A, Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A and numerous other posts.

While, a crucial chunk to notice here is that – online registration for all them will be done in the same duration. Reason being, basically, no separate IAS Application Form 2018 is released. Rather, application forms are released for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. And, next year on 7th February 2018 to 6th March 2018, an online registration form will be filled.

IAS Admit Card 2018

Before going for the written examination, preliminary of which is scheduled on 03.06.2018 (SUNDAY) with single day duration and Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018 is scheduled on 01.10.2018 (MONDAY) with five days duration, it is mandatory for candidates to download IAS Admit Card 2018. For other posts as well, Admit Cards will be released on same day. Since the date of commencement of Exam of UPSC IAS 2018 is 3rd June. Thus, almost in the second week of May 2018, Indian Administrative Service Admit Card will be available to download. e-Admit Cards will be available on and registration ID, date of birth will be required to download them.

According to terms, conditions and policies of Union Public Service Commission, irrespective of which examination is there or which post written test is there, the person who doesn’t possess CEE [Common Entrance Examination] Admit Card will be barred from getting into examination centre. 


IAS Answer Key 2018

Next year, when the written examination will be held successfully, Indian Administrative Services test solutions will become the first priority or a major focus of applied candidates to go through. As usual, no objection can be raised against UPSC for answer keys published online on various support forums and by different coaching institutes. Rather, objection raising option will only be availed in IAS Answer Key 2018 which is published officially for prelims examination by Union Public Service Commission itself.

Answer Key will mainly include all the correct answers for all four sets (A, B, C & D) for CSAT (paper 1) and General studies (paper 2) question paper. Thus, by checking it through and by knowing about UPSC IAS 2018 Cut Off Marks below, an applicant can easily get to know about “How many marks he/ she is going to score in UPSC 2018 IAS ?”

IAS Cut Off 2018

According to Chanakya IAS Academy, expected Cut-off for CSE Prelims 2017 exam was 105 to 115. You won’t believe that Indian Administrative Services Cut Off Marks will be release total of four times. For UPSC IAS 2018 Prelims exam on June 18, for IAS Mains Exam from 28th October 2018 onwards, for IAS 2018 Interview – date yet not confirmed and IAS 2018 Cut Off – Prelims, Mains and Final after the declaration of final result. Once, online registration for next year is started as Civil Services Application Form, IAS Official Cut Off Marks can separately be checked category wise (General, OBC, SC, ST, PH-1, PH-2, PH – 3) and subject wise officially for previous/ old years – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

For last five or last 10 years, you can check and read more here about – IAS Cut Off 2018. On the other hand, irrespective of whether answer key or solution key is official or unofficial, its useless without having an idea of what is the minimum qualifying marks.  

IAS Result 2018

IAS Result can be referred to as three different meanings – Result in either for (i.) Preliminary Exam or (ii.) Mains Exam and (iii.) or final result after the interview. Anyways, last year, for 18th June 2018 conducted the examination, prelims test result was successfully announced on July 28, 2017, with no paper leak news observed in the duration. Separately no UPSC IAS 2018 Result will be published. Better, the nation knows it as – Civil Services Examination Result 2018. Moreover, only at the time of publishing of Final Merit List of IAS, the world will know about IAS UPSC Topper 2018 and not before that.

Like all other examinations, it may be noted that after the announcement of result for Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Services, Indian Foreign Services and Indian Revenue services etc posts – UPSC would like to ask candidates to fill DAF [Detailed application form] and submit it through offline or online application procedure, whatever required therein. Also, if any candidates are facing a problem or any doubt regarding their IAS Result 2018, here is something really important for you – n all working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or on Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from this Facilitation Counter.