The exam schedule for the Civil Services (Main) Exam has been released by the UPSC. The Main examination will be conducted from 28 September to 7 October, 2018. The morning session is held from 9:00 am to 12 noon while the afternoon session is held from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Date Day Morning Session Afternoon Session
28 September, 2018 Friday Essay
29 September, 2018 Saturday General Studies - I General Studies - II
30 September, 2018 Sunday General Studies - III General Studies - IV
06 October, 2018 Saturday  Indian Language English
07 October, 2018 Sunday  Optional Paper - I Optional Paper - II