UPSC Mains 2018 Timetable is now announced. The mains exam (written) schedule starts on the day 28th September 2018. The gap between the start date and end date is 10 days.
UPSC 2018 Mains Exam Structure
- Exam duration is three hours for every paper.
- The forenoon session starts at 9.00 AM and ends at 12.00 Noon.
- While the afternoon session starts at 2.00 PM and lasts till 5.00 PM.
- There are 9 papers including 2 compulsory papers which are qualifying in nature.
- Except for compulsory papers, there are 7 papers counted for final ranking.
- The Mains Exam begin with Essay paper on September 28, 2018
- Also, GS Papers will conduct on 29-08-2019 and 30-08-2019
- However, this time UPSC gave a sigh of relief to the candidates by scheduling optional paper after a 7 days gap between GS Papers.
- The optional papers will conduct on the last day of UPSC 2018 Mains Exam, ie on 07-08-2018
UPSC Mains 2018 Timetable
Permitted Indian Language Paper -A
UPSC permits Assamese / Bengali / Bodo/ Dogri / Gujarati / Hindi /Kannada / Kashmiri / Konkani / Maithili / Malayalam /Manipuri/ Marathi /Nepali / Oriya /Punjabi /Sanskrit / Santhali /Sindhi (Devanagari /Arabic Script) / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu.
Permitted Optional Subjects for Paper VI and Paper VII
UPSC Permits Agriculture / Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science / Anthropology / Botany / Chemistry / Civil Engineering / Commerce & Accountancy / Economics / Electrical Engineering /Geography / Geology / History / Law / Management / Mathematics / Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science / Philosophy / Physics / Political Science & International Relations / Psychology / Public
Administration / Sociology / Statistics / Zoology / Literature of any one of the
following languages: Assamese / Bengali / Bodo / Dogri / Gujarati / Hindi / Kannada / Kashmiri / Konkani / Maithili / Malayalam / Manipuri / Marathi / Nepali / Oriya / Punjabi / Sanskrit / Santhali / Sindhi / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu / English.
Download UPSC Mains 2018 Timetable
|Date||Day||Morning (9 AM to 12 Noon)||Afternoon (2 PM to 5)|
|29-09-18||Saturday||GS Paper I||GS Paper II|
|30-09-18||Sunday||GS Paper III||GS Paper IV|
|06-10-18||Saturday||Indian Language||English Language|
|07-10-18||Sunday||Optional Paper I||Optional Paper II|
Also, you can download the original pdf copy of the timetable from UPSC’s official website. All the best for those who appear in UPSC Mains 2018 Exam.