IAS 2015 Exam Schedule

UPSC has announced the schedule of Civil Services Examination 2015. Following are the important dates to note.



Prelims Notification


Last Date of Receipt of Applications


Date of Prelims 


Commencement of Mains

18/12/2015 (5 days)

As you can see since the Mains will be held in December, UPSC seems to have permanently shifted the Prelims to August so aspirants should prepare according to the new timeline.

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Reference Books for IAS

GS Solved Papers
General Studies Manual
Manorama Year Book
Oxford Student Atlas
Science and Technology

Topic-wise Books for IAS

Indian Polity Laxmikanth
Ecology and Environment
India's Struggle for Independence
Brief History of Modern India
Indian Art and Culture
Certificate Course in Geography

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Diana Pinto - August 20, 2014

I want to give an ias exam i am 12 pass from commerce n working from past 5 yrs i can give ths exam pls guide me

IAS Kracker - September 2, 2014

You need to be at least a graduate or in final year of graduation to apply for the civil services exam.

Mallikarjun - September 8, 2014


It’s my immense pleasure, that I am talking to you.

There are some rumours spread regarding ias exam age limit, which would be considered to lower to 26 years from 32 for general merit.
Is there any strength in this rumour?

What would you think about it? Please try to confirm.

Have nice time

    IAS Kracker - September 16, 2014

    As you said these are just rumours. UPSC cannot take any decision regarding age limit without approval of govt.

Khushbu - January 28, 2015

Hello Sir…I wnt to appear for ias 2015..so if i start preparing from today wl it b psbl to be at a gud preparation stage…

madhuri - February 11, 2015

Am final year of graduation i want to write the CSAT Exam in this MAY so please suggest me how to prepare for prelims in a better way to Crack it in first attempt.

Samata - February 20, 2015

Hello sir,
I am July 1996 born and in SY BCOM along with pursuing Chartered Accountancy.Am I eligible for August 2016 Prelims?

    IAS Kracker - March 1, 2015

    Hello Samata,

    You will need to wait another year till 2017 to attempt the prelims 🙂

Sathish - March 19, 2015


First, I should say your website is a good guide for the IAS aspirants.

I am Sathish, a Psychology graduate. I vigorously want to start my preparation for Civil Service Exams. Please let me know what subject I should start with. Is it History or Political Science or Public Administration or Whatever?

Please let me know what an IAS aspirant should start with and how to get started!

Sathish C

Bharath - May 21, 2015


I am pursuing my fourth year in B.Tech. Is it the right to start preparation for prelims 2016??? If so Can You tell me Some Study Schedule to prepare for prelims and mains 2016 .

Hav a good day Sir.

Ashish kumar Jha - July 5, 2015

Hello sir,
I pursuing my Third year Mechanical Engineering in BE Student. Is the right time for preparation the prelims exam at 2O16? Please can you tell me about preliem n mains exam 2016 preparation n schedule.
Thank you sir.

Rohit Padhwal - July 29, 2015

Hi ,

i have just left my job for iAS . Is it a good decision. I am 24 (general) . I’m eligible till..

Please reply waiting for your respponse.

Rohit Padhwal

Abhishek Deb - July 29, 2015

Hi, I finished my bca n want 2 do ias. How should I prepare myself for ias exam please help me its my 1st time. I need full details about it.


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