UPSC Civil Services Mains 2018: The admit card for the civil services main examination has been released. All the candidates who will appear for the examinations can download the same from the official website, upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in. The main examination will be conducted on Monday, October 1, 2018. The result of the civil services preliminary examination was declared on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The prelims were held on June 3, 2018. Approximately 3 lakh aspirants appeared for the prelims, out of which an estimated 10,500 will now attempt the mains.
The UPSC website, as per reports, was hacked and therefore was closed since morning for maintenance. The candidates can, therefore, log in to upsconline.nic.in to download the hall tickets.
The cut-off for the main exam has been on the rise. In fact, this time around, with the vacancy being around 782, the cut-off for the main is expected to be even higher.
UPSC Civil Services Mains 2018: How to download
Step 1: Log on to the official website mentioned above
Step 2: Under ‘What’s new’, click on the link for admit card
Step 3: In the provided fields, enter your roll number/other required details
Step 4: Click on submit
Step 5: Your admit card will be displayed on the screen
Step 6: Download the same and take a printout for future reference
The exam is conducted annually in three stages, preliminary, main and interview to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.
The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of civil services examination 2018 is approximately 782 which include 27 vacancies reserved for P.H category, that is, 07 vacancies for LDCP, 08 posts for B/LV and 12 vacancies for H.I., the notification said. Last year, UPSC had released notification to recruit around 980 officers which were considered lowest in the past five years, this year it further goes down.