Two weeks after the Civil Services prelims, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the schedule for the Mains exam. UPSC will conduct the Civil Services main exam in September-October 2018. The exam will begin on September 28, 2018 and will continue till October 7, 2018. The exam, will be held on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, will be conducted in two sessions: forenoon (9 am to 12 noon) and afternoon (2pm to 5 pm). Last year the exam was held in October-November 2017. This year, the exam will be completed a week before the Durga Puja.
UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2018: Time Table
September 28, 2018: Paper 1 (Essay)
September 29, 2018: Paper 2 (GS I), Paper 3 (GS II)
September 30, 2018: Paper 4 (GS III), Paper 5 (GS IV)
October 6, 2018: Paper A (Indian Language), Paper B (English)
October 7, 2018: Paper 6 (Optional Paper I), Paper 7 (Optional Paper II)