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Civil Services Main Exam to Begin From December 18

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NEW DELHI: The civil services main examination will be conducted in December this year.

The civil services examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) annually in three stages –preliminary, main and interview — to select officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), among others.

The main examination will start from December 18 and end on December 23, according to the time table finalised by the UPSC.

The examination will be conducted in forenoon and afternoon sessions during these days. There will be no exam on December 20.

A total of 15,008 candidates have qualified in this year’s civil services preliminary examination, results of which were declared on October 12.

As against a record number of 9,45,908 candidates who had applied for the exam, about 4.63 lakh had sat in the test on August 23, which is about 49 per cent of the total applicants.