The exam schedule for the Civil Services or IAS Main Exam has been released by the UPSC. The Main examination will be conducted from 3 December to 9 December, 2016.

The morning session is held from 9:30 am to 12 noon while the afternoon session is held from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Date Morning Session Afternoon Session
3 Dec Essay  
5 Dec General Studies-I General Studies-II
6 Dec General Studies-III General Studies-IV
7 Dec Indian Language English
9 Dec Optional Paper-I Optional Paper-II