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UPSC Notification for IAS Exam 2017: Expectation

Feb 9, 2017 18:33 IST

    IAS Notification 2017

    UPSC Notification 2017 for IAS exam is scheduled to be out on the 22nd of February 2017 and the anticipations associated with it are also growing as the time is going by.

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    IAS Notification is always a top priority of UPSC and there is always a great buzz regarding the changes in the IAS Syllabus that might be seen in the notification.

    We provide here a detailed outlook on how the whole process of UPSC Notification works and what should an IAS Aspirant expect from an IAS Notification.


    Where can you find the UPSC Notification 2017?

    The Union Public Service Commission conducts following examinations on a regular basis at various Centers located throughout the country for appointment to various Civil, Defence services and posts.

    The notifications for all the examinations are published in the Gazette of India and are published in the Employment News. Abridged version of notification is also published in major 5 newspapers throughout the country including regional language newspapers.

    Copies of the notifications are also sent to all Employment Exchanges and Universities, etc. These are also available on the website at www.upsc.gov.in. Candidates can apply in an electronically readable application form, which is common for all examinations.

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    Official Calendar Dates:

    A Calendar of examinations is published in the Employment News stating the name of examination, date of notification, the date of receipt of application & date of commencement of the examination, well in advance normally in the preceding year and also displayed on the official website.

    The official notification

    22nd February 2017

    Final date for submitting the application form

    17th March 2017

    The Civil Services Exam 2017(Pre)

    18th June 2017

    Date of main examination

    28th October 2017

    IAS Eligibility:

    Every dedicated IAS Aspirant is keenly apprehending on what will be the eligibility criteria for IAS exam this year. There is a lot of buzz of reducing the upper age limit for appearing in the exam to get more youthful civil servants to work in the development of the country.

    The news regarding a bill concerning the age limit of civil services aspirants being introduced in the parliament is also circulating the grounds. Both the reservation and the age limit for the reserved category might remain the same as follows:


    Upper Age Limit

    No. of Attempts Allowed


    32 Years

    06 Attempts

    Other Backwards Castes (OBC)

    32 Years with relaxation of 03 years = 35 years

    09 Attempts

    Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

    32 Years with relaxation of 05 Years = 37 years

    Till the Upper Age limit

    Read more on the IAS Eligibility here

    IAS Syllabus: Expectations

    Since the commencement of Indian Civil Services Examination, the Syllabus mostly has remained constant till 2013 where a huge shift was seen in the IAS Mains Syllabus and one optional paper was completely scraped from the syllabus.

    The optional paper has been an apple of discord between the students from technical and non- technical background. On the same lines, this year also a murmur was created that there will be no optional paper in the IAS Exam.

    Some IAS Syllabus pointers that are expected to remain unchanged are as follows:

    • IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus
    • IAS Mains Compulsory and qualifying language paper
       • Paper-A - One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.    
       • Paper-B – English
    • IAS Mains General studies Syllabus paper
    • Essay Paper

    Read more on the IAS Syllabus here


    IAS Notification has the paramount importance for the IAS Aspirants. It acts like the torch bearer for the IAS Preparations that only 3 months or 90 days are left for the commencement of the IAS Prelims examination.

    All the IAS toppers underline the importance of carefully reading the notification and fill the centres according to your convenience. We hope after reading the above details, you can understand the IAS Notification in its entirety.

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