If you are searching information related to various exam centers for UPSC prelims as well as you want to know stages of civil services exam, this post will help you. Generally all UPSC aspirants search for the nearest centres of exams. UPSC gives notification for Prelims Exam and a list of centres with it. We are giving that list and precaution which a candidate should take to get a centre of his choice. In the second part of this article, you can read about stages of exam for civil services.


The UPSC Preliminary Examination 2017 will be held at 72 centres but centres will be allotted on first come-first serve basis by the UPSC. There will be an upper limit for the no. of the candidates for each centre and allotment of the centre to the candidates will be frozen once its capacity is attained.


List of Centers for UPSC Prelims:

1.Agartala 2. Agra 3. Ajmer 4.Ahmedabad 5. Aizawal 6.Aligarh 7. Allahabad 8.Ananthapuru 9. Aurangabad 10. Bengaluru  11. Bareilly 12. Bhopal 13. Bilaspur 14. Chandigarh 15. Chennai 16. Coimbatore 17. Cuttack 18. Dehradun 19. Delhi 20. Dharwar 21. Dispur 22. Faridabad 23. Gangtok 24. Gautam Budh Nagar 25. Gaya 26. Ghaziabad 27. Gorakhpur 28. Gurgaon 29. Gwalior 30.Hyderabad 31. Imphal 32.Indore 33. Itanagar 34. Jabalpur 35 Jaipur 36. Jammu 37. Jodhpur 38. Jorhat 39. Kochi 40.Kohima 41. Kolkata 42. Kozhikode 43. Lucknow 44. Ludhiana  45.Madurai   46. Mumbai 47. Mysuru 48.Nagpur 49. Navi Mumbai 50. Panaji 51. Patna 52. Port Blair 53.Puducherry 54.Pune 55. Raipur 56. Rajkot 57. Sambalpur 58. Shillong 59. Shimla 60. Shiliguri 61. Srinagar 62. Thane 63.Thiruvananthapuram 64. Tiruchirapalli 65. Tirupati 66. Udaipur 67. Varanasi 68.Vellore 69. Vijayawada 70. Vishakhapatanam 71. Warangal 72. Ranchi

Note: UPSC  keeps its discretion to make changes in the list of centres and date of examination.

UPSC exam center


The Civil Service Examination will be conducted in three successive stages.

UPSC Stage-1:

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination for the selection of candidates for (Main) Examination. Exam Pattern will be objective type only.

 UPSC Stage-2:

Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written followed by Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Services ,Indian Foreign Services and other civil services.

Right now applications are invited for the Preliminary Examination 2017 only. After qualifying for admission to the  (Main) Examination you will have to apply again for the centre. The Online Detailed Application Form for the Main Examination would be made available on the Website of the Commission after the declaration of Results of Preliminary Examination.

UPSC Stage-3:

Interview is final stage of selection. This stage is actually to judge overall personality of candidate.


The IFS Main Examination may be held in December 2017 at the following Centres: Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Dispur (Guwahati), Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Port Blair, and Shimla. IAS Main Examination will be held in October.

For dates of UPSC examination click here.

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